The PlayStation 5 as a console has undoubtedly made waves since its release. We have seen the anticipation for the console being the highest in years. This console has garnered a lot of exciting titles that vary in their gameplay. This variety has ensured that the new console has a range of experiences to choose from. With that being said, certain games definitely stand out among others. So without further ado, here are our picks for the Best PlayStation 5 Games of 2022, Ranked.
5. Ghostwire: Tokyo
One of the PlayStation 5 games that might have flown under the radar with many titles releasing in 2022 is Ghostwire: Tokyo. The game features a combat style heavily influenced by kung-fu, with a twist. There are also paranormal elements to the combat in this game. Players can even use hand signs in order to cast magic spells with various effects. The combat in this game is exceptionally smooth and fluid, making for one of the best-feeling gaming experiences this year.
Players can use resources they gain from fighting enemies in order to upgrade their character with various abilities. While the pool for new combos and fighting mechanics may be a little shallow, one can certainly enjoy what is on offer here. The story is one of the places where this title undoubtedly shines, with each character having an arc that compels the player to care for them. While this title certainly seems like a niche pick, there is plenty to enjoy within Ghostwire: Tokyo, no matter who picks the game up.
4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
Call of Duty is a franchise that undoubtedly has had its ups and downs. However, this year the franchise brings us a new offering that hopes to recapture the same magic of past titles. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II seems to step right into the boots of its predecessors and seeks to impress players with its commitment to quality and realism. The game features a campaign that is more varied than the offerings have been in quite some time and a multiplayer element that has taken the gaming world by storm.
While there may not be much to this game that would pull in new fans, what is present is a comparably solid entry into the Call of Duty franchise. Additionally, players will find more opportunities for progression than ever before, with the game featuring more attachments and weapons than in previous entries. The game also benefits from adding two game modes that exist as free-to-play options, aiding in the game’s promotion. Warzone 2.0 and DMZ offer new experiences for the Call of Duty faithful and have their own game feel that makes them unique. All in all, this entry in the series is shaping up to be one of the best games Call of Duty has had to offer in quite some time.
3. Elden Ring
Elden Ring is a masterclass in game design and boss mechanics. The developers at From Software have managed to apply the lessons they have learned throughout the Souls series and bring it to new heights with Elden Rings. The way that the game incorporated multiplayer mechanics makes it one of the most accessible titles in the series while not losing what makes these games so unique. Players quickly rallied behind the game for its challenging but fair combat and expansive world, which allowed the players to be immersed within it.
In conclusion, Elden Ring might be the perfect entry point if you have not played a Souls game. Challenging but not crushing, the game allows players to solve a majority of the game’s problems in any way they want to. In addition, this freedom has allowed players to create the various types of character builds they have. This combat adaptability makes this game feel as good as it does. Whether you are a Souls veteran or someone new to the series Elden Ring is a display of what makes these types of games so appealing.
2. Horizon Forbidden West
Horizon Forbidden West is the highly anticipated sequel to Guerilla Games Horizon Zero Dawn. Like its predecessor, this game features smooth combat, various enemies to defeat, and a fantastic story. Players once again join Aloy, our heroine from the first game, as she seeks to learn more about the world around her. However, this time around, Aloy has an array of new techniques and tools that she can use to defeat the different robot dinosaurs within the game.
Almost all of the aspects of the first games see improvement in this sequel. The worldbuilding that goes into the various villages and towns around the game world is astounding. In this entry, you can quickly lose much of your game time to side quests. However, this is more of a treat than a punishment, as the side quest design is impeccable. Outside of the quest design, the graphical fidelity of this game is absolutely staggering, with it taking full advantage of the current hardware within the PlayStation 5. If players have not yet given Horizon Zero Dawn a chance, then this title serves as a fantastic entry point into the series, as it is one of the best PlayStation 5 games of 2022.
1. God of War: Ragnarok
God of War: Ragnarok is a fantastic sequel to 2018’s God of War. This entry again follows Kratos and his son Atreus as they journey through the Nordic lands searching for answers. The combat and the game’s presentation have all been improved since the first entry to feature the new combat style. As a way to break up the action, the game features a decent amount of puzzler solving as well, which is nice to see as it adds some allows lulls in between the combat. That isn’t to say that the combat within the game isn’t absolutely stunning, which it is and undoubtedly will impress any player who plays it.
The story is where this game shines, as the combat has always been pretty flawless within a God of War title. This commitment to storytelling and the quieter moments of gameplay pay off immensely here. So if you are new to the God of War franchise, this game offers a fantastic showcase of just how fun and exciting these games can be. As stated, God of War: Ragnarok is a modern masterpiece that has used all of the lessons that have been learned throughout the franchise to offer players one of the best gaming experiences in recent memory.
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