Top Five Video Games of 2022


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The latest entries in famous video game series like “Call of Duty,” “Kirby” and “God of War” are several of the top video games of 2022. The diversity of gamestyle ensures something for everyone.

Cristian Garcia, Reporter

So many amazing video game titles debuted this year that it’s difficult to choose which games are worthy of your time. After much evaluation based on genre, graphics, replayability and creativity, here are the top five must-play games of 2022.

5. “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II”

This sequel to the 2019 “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” reboot introduces stunning visuals and design improvements to vehicle and gunplay. “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II” offers new multiplayer gameplay modes where you rescue prisoners, new two player co-op missions and a three-player game mode called “Raids.” 

The progression system has been revamped so you can select specific weapons attachments that fit your playstyle. If your aim is off, practice and improve it in the game’s first-ever shooting range. “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II” is the best first-person shooter of 2022.

4. “Kirby and the Forgotten Land”

The first 3D mainline game in the Kirby series, “Kirby and the Forgotten Land” introduces an amazing platforming adventure in which you rescue “Waddle Dees” and can now upgrade Kirby’s ability to copy what he eats. 

Kirby also has a new Mouthful Mode where he can swallow and control larger objects, such as cars and vending machines. You can play this game with a friend who acts as a co-op second player controlling Bandana Waddle Dee, who can help spear enemies. 

The game also has a series of mini-games where players compete for the top score. Having sold more than 5.2 million copies worldwide, “Kirby and the Forgotten Land” is the best-selling game in the Kirby franchise and one of best selling Nintendo Switch games.

3. “Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed”

“Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed” has all the charm of the original “Destroy All Humans! 2” but offers big improvements. The remade graphics make the game’s world amazing to behold. New locations to explore include parody cities modeled after San Francisco, London and Tokyo. The game’s story and characters are memorable and funny; it also has plenty of side activities and missions for players when they’re not vaporizing enemies with the large variety of weapons at their disposal.

2. “Multiversus”

Have you ever wanted to see Batman duke it out with Shaggy, the Iron Giant, Rick and Morty, or even Tom and Jerry? “Multiversus” is a fun platform fighter like “Super Smash Bros.” with stylized cartoon graphics that blend well with the roster of Warner Bros. characters from “Space Jam 2,” including a toon-form LeBron James. 

“Multiversus” is a free-to-play live service game with 22 characters available and more planned.

1. “God of War: Ragnarok”

The God of War franchise never fails to amaze because of its addicting combat system, compelling Norse mythology-based story or epic boss-battles. Playstation’s “God of War: Ragnarok” delivers everything that made the original series enjoyable. When you aren’t engaging in the main story, you’ll be busy with side quests stretching across the nine realms of Norse mythology, in addition to managing weapons and armor upgrades, “God of War: Ragnarok” is an epic adventure that won’t disappoint.