Search results for “gaming” have also increased by 70% in the last five years, peaking during the pandemic whilst the nation was confined indoors.
With that being said, online gaming site Spades Challenge have compared reviews from Metacritic to reveal the best games of 2022, for any gamers who might be unsure of what to play next, or any gaming newbies who may be unsure of where to start.
Coming in a number one, with a score of 96, we have Elden Ring. A fantasy action adventure set within a world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki, filled with danger and discovery. Game of Thrones author George R.R Martin, known for creating the fantasy worlds of Westeros and Essos, is also credited for creating the backstory for the game. This game will be loved by those who have previously enjoyed Dark Souls Remastered or Bloodborne. One player said, “Elden Ring is out of this world, and you will have to play it.”
Enclosed are the full results:
|Game||Rating (Out of 100)|
|God of War – PC version||93|
|Rogue Legacy 2||90|
|13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim||89|
|Horizon Forbidden West||88|
|Crusader Kingds III||88|
|Final Fantasy VI||88|
|Gran Turismo 7||87|
Commenting on the study, a spokesperson from Spades Challenge said: “More people are gaming today than ever before, with thousands of people picking up the hobby during lockdown.
“Gaming can be fun and challenging, which can be exciting for many. If playing with others, it can also be a time to challenge your friends, or even work together. It also provides the opportunity for escapism for the player – a chance to leave the real world being and enter a fantasy world where you can become a hero.”
Special thanks to spades-challenge.com for the scoop!