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The Best PlayStation Games Of 2022 According To Metacritic

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By Darryn Bonthuys on December 5, 2022 at 7:24AM PST

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It has been another blockbuster year for video games, as AAA exclusives and indie darlings have raised the bar for quality. From lush remakes to astonishingly original titles, the PlayStation library grew this year with the addition of these titles, and we've rounded the best of the best together according to the critical numbers gathered from GameSpot's sister site Metacritic.

2022 has been bookended by two of Sony's strongest console-exclusive games, Horizon Forbidden West and God of War Ragnarok, while the months between have also seen a massive shift towards releasing older first-party games on PC. With Nixxes leading the way, PC players have managed to get their hands on Spider-Man, God of War, and Uncharted games that have been enhanced on that system.

Rounding out the list of new releases has been a selection of strong third-party games as well, encompassing a wide range of genres and themes. Some have been wonderfully weird, others have been iterative updates, and we've seen some fantastic retro compilations launch this year.

The list below encompasses both PS5 and PS4 releases. This cross-gen approach this year has allowed for a more cohesive and combine list of top-scoring games. We've listed these games from highest Metascore to lowest.

Elden Ring

Unsurprisingly, From Software's Elden Ring has been hailed as one of the games of the year thanks to its richly detailed world, unforgettable boss fights, and a layer of elegance that permeates the entire experience. It's the Souls-like formula amplified to the highest level possible, and in a sandbox that always offers something new to discover with each playthrough, Elden Ring has easily risen to the top of the charts.

Metascore: 96 | Read our Elden Ring review

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