Top 10 Video Games of 2022 Mid-Year – Geeks and Com’

After the first quarter of hell, it was relatively quiet between April and June in the world of video games. Again this year the team had the opportunity to test several games of all kinds and we had to do some sorting to get the top 10 games mid-year. However, we were consistent in determining the ranking according to the notes we stuck with the games. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at what caught our eye at the start of 2022.

10th place – Gran Turismo 7

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Sony/Polyphone Digital
PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4

Sony’s popular racing series, Gran Turismo has made a long-awaited comeback with a seventh major iteration. Although it is still in catch-up mode with Forza, the company has managed to bring in many interesting elements such as great modeling. To this should be added the integration of DualSense functions that significantly improve immersion and more than 400 car models. In short, we ignore the few flaws and sneak into our top 10.

9th place – Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

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Nintendo / Omega Force and Koi Tecmo
Nintendo Switch Exclusive

I never thought I’d put a game like Warriors in the top 10, but Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes was a nice surprise. Omega Force has taken the best items from Fire Emblem: Three Houses and put them into Mosaha and it works really well. Plus, instead of copying and pasting the original game, it’s a reimagining that makes the story more interesting. Not forgetting that many secondary elements can prolong the adventure even more. In short, he deserves this 9th place.

8th place – Little Wonderland Tina

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2K games / gearbox software
Available on PlayStation 4, 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC

I’m really glad to see that this Borderlands sub has had some success. Keeping the unique look, humorous aspect, and progression elements of the series, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is left on an excellent foundation. However, the addition of a backgammon perspective gives us the impression of diving right into a Dungeons and Dragons style game that is very original. Many of us enjoyed this crazy adventure and it’s an easy recommendation for fans of the franchise.

7th place – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

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Emu dot / greeting games
Available on PC, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, and Switch

Since its announcement last year, those who are nostalgic for Ninja Turtles games have been eagerly awaiting Shredder’s Revenge. Plus, Dot Emu has chosen the perfect studio to bring back that vintage vibe to us through Montreal-based Tribute Games. However, what is most impressive is that it is fully played with up to 6 players which makes the experience even more enjoyable. In short, the playability is strong, the visuals are great and the price is more than reasonable, so choose it without hesitation!

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Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal
Available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Stadia and PC

The start of the year seems to have gotten so far away that I almost forgot to release this year’s Rainbow Six Extraction. Honestly, the latest Ubisoft game was our favorite multiplayer game at the beginning of 2022 and we loved it. By reusing the best elements of Rainbow Six Siege to turn them into a fully PvE game, the Montreal-developed title has stood out from the crowd. There is nothing like slaying a horde of aliens who come to conquer Earth with our favorite customers. We wish the Rainbow 6 series a long life and can’t wait to see the next chapter.

Fifth place – Kirby and the Forgotten Land

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Nintendo Lab / Hal
Exclusive to Nintendo Switch

I was afraid that the new Kirby was aimed at an audience that was too small to satisfy, but the result was very different. Kirby and the Forgotten Land is one of the best 3D platformer games I’ve played thanks to its ingenuity and the variety of levels. In addition, Kirby’s suction powers increased tenfold allowing him to transform into more ridiculous things. Finally, the game gains difficulty towards the last worlds and offers a very good lifespan.

4th place – Pokémon Legends: Arsius

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Nintendo / Game Freak
Nintendo Switch Exclusive

Legend has it that Mark and Anthony are still stubborn today about the visual quality of Pokémon Legends: Arceus. In the end, no matter what you think, we can all agree that this is the most authentic Pokemon game in a long time and also the most fun. The open world mode allows us to catch and discover Pokémon from a whole new angle. We love the exploration part and also the research part of the game. In short, it fits fourth in our top 10.

Third place – triangle strategy

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Artdink / Square Enix and Nintendo
Nintendo Switch Exclusive

Well, it’s a little more complicated now that we’re in TOP 3. Although it’s a little censored, Triangle Strategy is the latest build of Square Enix HD-2D. However, unlike Octopath Traveler, the developers at Artdink have instead turned towards a more strategic approach: SRPG. However, in addition to the gameplay that forces us to use smart tactics, the scenario is full of twists and puts the player in front of many strategic options. With an almost complete combo, the beautiful pixels come to life even more. In short, it is a must for any self-respecting RPG fan.

2nd place – The West Forbidden Horizon

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Guerrilla Games / Sony
Available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5

We’ve been waiting for the Horizon Zero Dawn sequel for a very long time. However, Horizon Forbidden West offers you a great game visually and an imposing open world. In addition, this time the side quests are more interesting and Aloy’s adventure more complex. In short, with a high-quality heroine and a story full of twists and turns, it’s hard to ask for the best.

1st place – Elden Ring

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FromSoftware / Bandai Namco
Available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC

Credit Where credit is due, you can’t miss the latest FromSoftware title. Once again, the studio stands out from the competition with a very satisfying gameplay that offers the best in everyone. However, this time the world is greater and completely absorbs us in its fantasy world. Now within the reach of ordinary humans, it provides more possibilities for players to achieve our ends. In short, it’s such a must that it’s going to be hard to weed out in our top 10 by the end of the year.

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