Considering the E3, Game awards, and the major holiday season is yet to come, 2022 still has an arsenal loaded of amazing games that are yet to come. With the arrival of next-gen consoles just at the end of last year, I can promise you all that we are in for a treat this year.
Even though the major battle in “Who has the better exclusives” is yet to come, the first 5 months of the year have already seen some sweet delights in terms of gaming. Here are our picks for the top ten games of this year, till the end of May.
Top 10 PC Games
Take a look at our picks for the top PC games, from the best MMOs and co-op PC games to the best open-world games.
This entry brings one of the most beloved trilogies in recent memory to a close. Hitman (2016) and Hitman 2 (2018) created intricate clockwork structures loaded with endless people and interactive gadgets that the titular Agent 47 had to sift through to discover his target. Maybe we’re on the hunt for a couple of wicked businessmen hiding out at a New world order conference on a desolate Scandinavian island?
Perhaps we’ve been assigned with deploying a supermodel turned intelligence dealer to Paris for the year’s greatest runway show? The player employs convoluted, often perplexing assassination methods to accomplish the task done. Agent 47 is dispatched to Berlin nightclubs and the neon streets of Chongqing in Hitman 3, continuing the trend established in the previous two games. On both consoles and PCs, the whole trilogy is included in one massive file, giving gamers instant access to a large amount of legacy content.
It Takes Two
It Takes Two is not the first masterpiece from Hazelight Studios (Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, A Way Out), which has committed itself to the art of the two-player cooperative game. A suburban marriage is on the verge of collapse, and a bereft daughter flicks up a magical book that reduces the feuding pair down to Polly Pocket size for some charming relationship therapy.
As they progressively find the initial spark that drew them together, the soon-to-be-divorced couple must navigate a series of obscure, innovative, and often humorous platforming challenges. It Takes Two’s nearly every gameplay innovation is a smash, proving that more than enough imaginative fuel is left in couch multiplayer.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Ichiban Kasuga, a small thug from a moderate yakuza clan of Tokyo, faces an 18-year jail sentence for a crime he did not commit. Never losing hope, he faithfully serves his sentence and returns to society to find nobody waiting for him outside, and his clan has been decimated by the man he most admired. He sets out on a mission to find the truth about his family’s betrayal and reclaim his life, becoming an unexpected hero for the city’s misfits along the way.
Like no other, you’ll be immersed in a dynamic RPG battle. Switch between 19 different jobs, from bodyguard to musician, and utilize the battlefield as a weapon. Use bats, umbrellas, cycles, street signs, and whatever else you have to break some heads! Relax by visiting the local arcade for some classic SEGA games, competing with locals in a no holds barred go-kart race around Yokohama, completing 50 distinct substories, or simply taking in the landscape of a modern-day Japanese metropolis while you’re not pounding skulls. Something fresh is always around the corner.
Returnal is a gripping PS5 exclusive that combines a third-person shooter with various pillars of the roguelike/rogue lite genre. House marque provides a hard and satisfying gaming experience that excels in every other part of the experience, including visuals, music, and, most importantly, Dual Sense features.
On the other hand, the story is a deep and intricate mystery that will undoubtedly captivate you. Returns can only be enjoyed if you give up the notion of achievement and stop hunting for the breadcrumb trail of satisfying achievements that usually guides you through a game. Just don’t look to make advancements.
Don’t assume to see the finish. Once you’ve done that, you may immerse yourself in Atropos’ near-infinite mystery and creeping terror, as well as the near-infinite joy of movement and fighting. Every attempt is unique while simultaneously being similar. Instead of despair, you may discover significance and enjoyment in it if you have the correct perspective.
Subnautica: Below Zero
Below Zero is an aquatic adventure story set in a strange underwater realm. Unknown Worlds has created a new chapter in the Subnautica storyline. Return to the 4546B planet. Immerse yourself in a chilly undersea journey. Planet 4546B’s polar area is the setting for Below Zero. You’ve been assigned to a research outpost on the planet’s surface to examine extraterrestrial artifacts as a scientist. The Vesper space station is a high-altitude space station that sends supplies, instructions and receives samples launched from the earth.
You must adapt to survive when tragedy strikes the research station: build dwellings, gather materials, hunt for food, and create tools. Every adventure is dangerous and gratifying, as the game teases, pushes, and pulls the player deeper into its maze. Below Zero is a visual treat with chops to match its aesthetics with excellent gameplay. Subnautica: Below Zero is a game design masterclass.
Studio behind Outriders, People Can Fly formerly worked on the Gears of War series while Epic Games controlled it. Those traces can be seen on the company’s first new IP after separation in 2015. Outrider is a third-person cover-based shooter that should appeal to veterans.
On the other hand, People Can Fly draws heavily from Destiny, Warframe, The Division, and almost every other popular shooter from the preceding five years. Outriders start with the player choosing a class. You’ll get a slew of amazing items to help you improve your skills and take out bosses with ridiculously high hit points.
People Can Fly already boasts one of the strongest shooter pedigrees in the business, and Outriders has a genuine possibility to become a sensation as it continues to expand and update its most ambitious game ever.
Maquette is the latest game by Annapurna Interactive, a thoughtful publisher, and its recursive gaming environment must be experienced personally. The player enters a despondent, Myst-like square constructed over a scaled-down model hamlet that exactly reflects its surroundings. Everything is mirrored in the mirror.
Drop a home key in a corner, and a much smaller key will appear in duplicate in the same location. When you put a regular-size key in the model, a massive key falls from the sky in the actual world. This principle is at the heart of all of Maquette’s puzzles, and the more you delve into its vibrations, the more philosophical the game becomes.
A discovery around halfway through the story made me wonder what I could call reality in this multidimensional, ever-expanding cosmos. Is there a more productive way to spend a few hours than pondering the subjective nature of existence?
Iron Gate Studio has produced a simple yet rich game that works on all levels, and that alone is enough to propel it to the top of Steam’s charts. The game casts players as Vikings who Odin himself has granted an immortal afterlife. As you learn the basics of terraforming, farming, fighting, bosses, and crafting, one of Odin’s ravens appears to deliver instruction, and the game gradually distributes tools.
You can’t get too deep into the game without first learning your beginning tools. Fortunately, you won’t have to spend too much time pounding trees to get your hands on some wood before you can get down to business. Valheim is also mechanically forgiving.
Players can manipulate the environment and construct sophisticated structures and large towns using terrain manipulation tools and a construction system. The building can be a little difficult, but depending on the player’s inclination, they may either free-place wood or snap pieces together, resulting in mainly simple and versatile.
The Climb 2
Crytek’s Climb was a great way to demonstrate why VR gaming does indeed have a stance in the industry. It provided a novel view on a horrific sport, and it made use of virtual reality technology to amp up the mood of an already solid climbing game. In The Climb 2, there are no complicated modes or settings.
You’re going up a series of jungle gyms for pleasure or for bragging rights in a time trial. Alps, Bay, Canyon, City, and North are the five biomes available. The surroundings are then divided into three levels and two modes. There are 15 jungle gyms to climb, and each one is worthwhile to try at least once. Beyond the main pull, The Climb 2 lacks content since “glove and accessory unlocks” will not be enough to please everyone once they’ve completed all of the stages.
Resident Evil: Village
Capcom had to pull something huge out of the bag for Resident Evil Biohazard’s highly anticipated sequel after the game-changing Resident Evil Biohazard restored trust in the survival horror genre. The village, thankfully, delivered, providing gamers with both heart-pounding action and horrific thrills.
It also has some of the finest unique characters in gaming, including Woman Dumitrescu, the viral sensation popularly known as the “tall vampire lady” by fans, and the return of fan-favorite Chris Redfield. It’s a must-play experience whether you’re a Resident Evil veteran or have never played a Resident Evil game before.
The village is a huge adventure that promises gothic shocks, powerful boss fights, and a magnificent, enormous environment full of mystery to unravel, unlike its predecessor, which took place in the tiny Baker family and largely depended on silent exploration and tension-building.
As I mentioned earlier, with AAA games like Far Cry 6, or Playstation exclusives like Horizon Zero Dawn: Forbidden West waiting to be released this year, We’re hoping that the best bunch of games this year is yet to come. So it’s already safe to assume that this list is gonna go through some changes in the coming months. Till then, I hope you all enjoy the games we loved and added here.