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The 5 Top Rated Games of 2022

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As technology is evolving at a rapid pace, people are being bombarded with constant technological innovations. Mobile phones are being replaced by smartphones and TVs are being replaced by smart TVs. Gaming is being revolutionized by games readily available on mobile phones and newly developed consoles.  

A working Internet connection is all you require to step into a full-blown multimedia experience. For playing games on TV, you need a Wi-Fi connection and for playing games on your phones, you need a subscription to services such as the Spectrum mobile plans or any other data plan. Once this is sorted, you can enjoy your favorite games on your devices.

The Boom of the Gaming Industry

Gaming has progressed immensely over the past few years. Recent technological advancements have transformed the gaming sector. 66% of Americans play video games once a week and over 50 percent of all households in the US own a game console.

The video gaming industry is booming with around 2.7 billion gamers at present. This number is projected to grow by around 400 million in the near future. Furthermore, there is no age limit for people who play video games; kids, teens, parents, and grandparents are now gaming via smartphones, PCs, tablets, and consoles.

The recent pandemic further boosted the popularity of online games due to strict lockdown restrictions imposed by the governments. Many people opted for video games to keep them busy, expanding the market by almost 26% from 2019 to 2021.

Top 5 Games of 2022 to Play Right Now

Here is a list of the best-reviewed games of 2022.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Released by the makers of Xenoblade Chronicles, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is an action role-playing game published by Nintendo for Nintendo Switch. A sequel to the former Xenoblade Chronicles, the game is picturized in Aionios between two nations at war - Keves and Agnus. The story revolves around Noah and his friends, Eunie and Laz, and Keves, and Mio and her friends Taion & Sena from Agnus. They all hold superficial powers and join hands to put halt to the war.

If you have played the earlier parts, you will love this one. The storyline and gameplay are both in the same format as the previous releases but better and improved.

It is suitable for ages 12+.

Sniper Elite 5

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox, PC

Sniper Elite presents unmatchable sniping and strategic third-person battles. With its killer cam, you make your way through detailed maps with real-world locations included in absolute detail. The game revolves around the Second World War where top gunman Karl Fairburne comes in contact with the French Resistance uncovering an underground secret Nazi project that threatens to end the war before the Allies can invade Europe.

Sniper Elite 5 is a mind-blowing elevation from the previous levels with its improved gunplay physics and traversal, high-caliber customization of weapons, and a captivating storyline. The amazing Invasion Mode is an absolute advancement that makes your experience more enthralling. The multiplayer feature with up to 16 player battles will put your sharpshooting skills to the test.

It is suitable for ages 18+.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Pokémon Legends is a Nintendo Switch exclusive game featuring Pokémon. It is a cartoon-like battle game between fictional characters. The adventure is picturized in the Sinnoh region where you are given quests to complete. Players are to catch, study and research wild Pokémon to build the first Pokedox in the Sinnoh region.

Developed by Game Freak, it is a mildly violent game. It is based upon the core gameplay of previous Pokémon games with new and enhanced action and RPG elements.

It is suitable for ages 7+.

Nobody Saves the World

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox

An action-based role-play game where you play the character, ‘Nobody’. Nobody has the magical ability to transform into various forms with varying superpowers. The game starts with a ‘wand’ that empowers you to choose from 18 different forms such as robot, dragon, and magician each with its own special powers.

One of the best features of the game is the amount of freedom it gives you. It is you who decides which quests to undertake and which forms to select. You get to decide how to combine different forms and powers to overcome the hurdles. Nobody has to complete challenges to earn stars to unlock the legendary dungeons in the game, and counterattack to save the world from destruction.

It is suitable for ages 11

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox

Get ready to immerse yourself into the Lego Star Wars world through the Skywalker Saga and experience amazing adventures. It is a combo of unforgettable moments and action sequences from all nine Skywalker saga films.

It is up to you to choose which character you want to play each with its own set of challenges to accomplish.  There are over 100 characters to play as. With the freedom to relive any journey from the nine epic films, you can travel to up to 23 planets featured in The Star Wars series. With its new improved blaster controls and mechanics, players can experience the ultimate Lego Star Wars experience.

It is suitable for ages 10+.