The best games of 2022 — PS5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch and PC

Now that the year is winding down, it’s an excellent time to play the best games of 2022. Despite a dry spell in the summer, 2022 wound up being a rock solid year for mainstream gaming, with plenty of long-awaited sequels and smart takes on classic franchises. From open-world RPGs, to historical adventures, to crossover fighting games, there really was something for everyone.

The Tom’s Guide Staff sorted through dozens of games and voted on our favorites in order to determine the best games of the year. This time around, we’ve given awards in individual categories rather than as a straight list, so let us know how you like the new format. If you missed out on any of these games, now is the perfect time to play them — and on the off chance you’ve played every single one, stay tuned for our upcoming “games you might have missed in 2022” story.

Best action game: God of War Ragnarök

(Image credit: Santa Monica Studio)

Platforms: PS4, PS5

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