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5 Best Games of Q3 2022

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Quarter 3 of 2022 has proven itself to be rather fruitful. No matter what experience a player prefers this quarter had you covered. No need to dig into that backlog when these games have got your back. Whether you prefer a sprawling adventure or a quick ink-filled time with friends, maybe JRPGs are more to your tastes or remakes of a famous classic. The games of this quarter have you covered. Below you will find our list of 5 Best Games of Q3 2022.


5. Cult of the LambRogue-Like Adventure Games

Cult of the Lamb is a devilishly good time. The indie game garnered a lot of attention for its unique premise and gameplay. It is through this premise and gameplay that players will enjoy a rousing roguelike experience. Players will have to face several bosses and waves of enemies in this game. Doing so will allow the player to upgrade their cult and cult leader, respectively. The action-adventure game is sure to delight any players that choose to play through it.

Developed by Massive Monster and published by Devolver Digital of Enter the Gungeon fame the gameplay within Cult of the Lamb is extremely solid. While some players won't take to the difficulty of the game straight away, it is a great time for those who choose to seek it out. After the player's character was saved from death by a mysterious character, the player's quest to become a cult leader begins. This is after the creature demands that the character create a cult under their name in return for saving their life. Cult of the Lamb is an extremely solid pick for one of the best games to release this quarter in 2022.


4. Splatoon 3

Splatoon 3 is a splat-tastic good time. Whether you enjoy the game's story and the quirky world, or multiplayer suits you more Splatoon 3 is a fantastic game to enjoy either for yourself or with family. Splatoon 3 takes place in a post-apocalyptic world but the aesthetic of the game is anything but. Whether you enjoy facing foes in the various multiplayer modes or simply enjoy going through the story of the game Splatoon 3 is a fantastic pick to play from this quarter.

The multiplayer consists of players trying to spread their respective team's ink all over the level in which the match takes place. With various abilities and weapons and a rather in-depth combat system, Splatoon 3 can get downright competitive in the right hands. Players who wish to help their team, however, can do so by covering the level in their paint as it will deny the area to the enemy team. All in all, Splatoon 3 is a fantastic game to recommend for friends and family alike during this quarter of the year. Making Splatoon one of the best titles of 2022.


3. Xenoblade 3

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a game that offers an improved JRPG experience. Offering a rather deep story that can be enjoyed on the go through the power of the Nintendo Switch Xenoblade Chronicles 3 shines.  Whether it is through its combat which has seen many improvements from the second Xenoblade game in the series. Or the popularity spike in JRPG games as a whole, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a game that you cannot afford to pass on.

Developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo, the game has garnered a lot of attention from JRPG fans. Featuring a sprawling open world that consists of some rather beautiful art design and direction. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is gorgeous. The world of Aionios is one that should be explored by any player that has the chance to do so. With a rich story that has left some players emotional. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a game that needs to be played. One of the best games that you can play this quarter in 2022. Your time will surely not be wasted on this title.


2 The Last of Us Part 1The Last of Us Part 1

The Last of Us Part 1 is a masterpiece. The only remake of a game on this list The Last of Us Part 1 was completely rebuilt from the ground up to bring the definitive version of the game to players. With many improvements to the combat that incorporates elements from The Last of Us Part 2 the game's sequel to great effect. Players seeking a gritty experience need to look no further than the tense battles of The Last of Us Part 1.

Joining Joel and Ellie once again for their adventure this time with stunning graphical improvements never felt so good. While some people may complain about the increase in the price of the game, the gameplay still holds strong. Offering an experience that transcends the console generation. It was initially released in the remaking of the game offers Naughty Dog to truly realize its vision for the game. This is in no doubt due to the power of the PlayStation 5. In conclusion, The Last of Us Part 1 is a game that every gamer should experience at least once. Making it one of the games that are a must-cop for this quarter. As well as one of the best games of 2022.


1. Straybest indie games on Steam Deck

Stray is a game that caught a lot of the gaming community by surprise. While the game was initially just touted as a gentle cat game. Players who got to play through the game came to see the truth. Existing in a dystopian world devoid of humans the main cat of the game must traverse the world with only cyber companions. With a dedicated meow button, the game is one that has certainly been called cute. The story behind this game, however, is anything but.

Players who go through this title will realize either slowly or abruptly how bleak the world can be at times. With your cat being one who surveys all the destruction around it the game has some rather tense moments. A game with wide appeal both for its aesthetic but also for its cuddly protagonist. Stray is a wonderful game to play whether you would want to play it for yourself or give it as a gift to your friends or family. There has never been a better time than now to play. The game is available as a part of the PlayStation Extra subscription so all that is needed is the space to download one of the best games of 2022.

So, what do you think of these 5  Best Games of Q3 2022? Do you agree with our top five picks? Are there any games we should know about? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Jessica is a resident otaku and Genshin-obsessed writer. Jess is an industry veteran who takes pride in working with JRPG and indie developers. Along with gaming, you can find them collecting anime figures and having too much faith in Isekai anime.