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Esports in 2022: The best games that we play

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The year 2022 has been a gold mine for amazing games for consoles, computers, and smartphones.

The first quarter of the year took the gaming community by storm with releases from major studios combined with hidden indie gems you can find dirt cheap.

Elden Ring

First on the list is the lovechild of game director Hidetaka Miyazaki and famed fantasy writer George R.R. Martin.

Developer FromSoftware managed to surpass their past masterpieces with the massive open-world action role-playing game.

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Elden Ring possesses the same brutal difficulty yet rewarding gameplay, just like its predecessors. With the steep learning curve and mysterious atmosphere, players traverse the world of the Lands Between for hours.

Elden Ring is available on Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.


One of the most surprising games that came out this year, Stray lets you play as a cat in a post-apocalyptic city inhabited by robots.

The gameplay consists of platforming and doing tasks specifically for a feline, like knocking things off the ledge, scratching doors, jumping, and running around.

It is not as action-packed as the other games, but it gave players a glimpse of how cats live their lives.

Stray is available on Playstation 4, Playstation 5, and Windows PC.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Nintendo and Game Freak switched things up (no pun intended) with its Pokemon Legends: Arceus for the Nintendo Switch.

The game allowed players to roam freely in Hisui, the bygone era of the Sinnoh region mixed with the core elements of past pokemon games.

Fans of pokemon games loved the step Nintendo took as it gave the game a fresh breath of air.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus is available on Switch

OlliOlli World

Roll7’s OlliOlli World is a vibrant, cute skateboarding platformer that makes players pull off many gravity-defying moves.

Players are happy with the Adventure Time aesthetic with gameplay like Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

Enjoy the chill soundtrack and simple control scheme of OlliOlli World and make sure to keep breaking your own record.

OlliOlli World is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.


Wordle is a simple word-guessing puzzle that refreshes every 24 hours, its biggest strength is its communal power.

Players must attempt to guess a five-letter word with Mastermind-like hints. Just like Among Us, Wordle blew the online community with its simple yet thought-provoking answers that put people in awe.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and God of War Ragnarok

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet are looking good in the trailers with terastal transformation, Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet are slated for a November 22 release on Switch.

God of War Ragnarok has been the talk of the town lately. Join the father and son tandem of Kratos and Atreus as they continue their journey in the nine realms. God of War Ragnarok is dated for a November 9 release on PS4 and PS5.

As we reach the last part of the year 2022, the gaming world is ready to buckle down for a thrill ride of announcements for different games coming this year and 2023.

For now, let’s finish the year with no backlogs of games!

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