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Time Magazine Has Crowned the Best Ten Games of 2022

Time Magazine Games of the Year

A very special season is nearly upon us. Yes, it’s games of the year time and Time Magazine have got a head start.

Time Magazine or, more precisely, Time Culture, have come up with their top ten games of 2022. It’ll come as very little surprise that God of War Ragnarok, which launched earlier this month, has grabbed then number one spot.

We’re not going to disagree, though. We awarded it a phenomenal 10 out of 10 in our review, calling it “… bigger and better than 2018’s God of War in every single way.” Though there’s going to be egg on Time’s face if, for example, The Callisto Protocol or Midnight Suns turn out to be Kratos-beaters.

So what else is on Time’s list? Which praiseworthy games can you add to your never-diminishing gaming backlog? Here’s the full countdown and, for an explanation as to why these games made the list, check out Time Magazine’s article.

10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
9. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
8. Resident Evil Village: Shadows of Rose
7. Sifu
6. The Last of Us Part 1
5. Stray
4. Elden Ring
3. The Quarry
2. Horizon Forbidden West
1. God of War Ragnarok

You can click through to find out what we thought of these games. We do think Time are being a little cheeky including Shadows of Rose given that it’s DLC. But, apart from that, there’s nothing that stands out as being horribly misplaced. You can expect other outlets – including us – to catch up with their Game of the Year lists later in December.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.