2022 Gaming Roundup!

Since 2019 I’ve been keeping track of every game I’ve completed throughout the year, but until last year I didn’t really do much with that information. I liked having the end-of-year roundup I did last time, so I’m going to do it again, along with links to my tumblr reviews of some of the games. You do know I have a tumblr, right?

The Complete List of Completed Games

  • FAR: Lone Sails (Switch)
  • Metroid Prime (PC)
  • Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye (XSX)
  • Ratchet & Clank (PS3)
  • The Gunk (XSX)
  • Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls (XSX)
  • Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (PC)
  • Ynglet (PC)
  • FAR: Changing Tides (XSX)
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Switch)
  • Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (360)
  • Black Mesa (PC)
  • Pikuniku (XSX)
  • Hexcells (PC)
  • Hook 2 (PC)
  • Gears of War 5 (XSX)
  • Beasts of Maravilla Island (XSX)
  • Cave Noire (GB)
  • Immortality (XSX)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (XSX)
  • DOOM (2016) (PC)
  • Mega Man X (SNES)
  • SOMA (PC)
  • Grant Theft Auto V (PC)
  • Super Metroid (SNES)

Interestingly, this year saw my lowest number of completions since starting the list in 2019. I wonder if having two rambunctious children in the house had something to do with that? Anyway, unlike last year, I played a decent amount of Game Pass games but actually completed very few of them. And I got a pretty strong gaming laptop early in the year, so a good amount of time was spent on games like Horizon Zero Dawn which I’m not quite done but can’t convince myself to finish. But Here’s:

The Top Five Games I Finished in 2022

  1. Immortality
  2. SOMA
  4. Doom (2016)
  5. Outer Wilds – Echoes of the Eye DLC

The Top 5 Games I Finished That Actually Came Out in 2022

  1. Immortality
  2. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  3. Uh, welp
  4. It was just those two
  5. It is what it is

Honorable Mentions

This year I spent a lot of time playing three games in particular that I haven’t completed, and I wanted to shout them out: Horizon Zero Dawn which I’ve already mentioned, Vampire Survivors which I’ve just now gotten my friends hooked on, and Final Fantasy VI. I started FFVI near the end of January and have been picking at it off and on for the entire year. I’m now at the final dungeon of the game, and you better believe I’m gonna be telling everybody I know if I finally manage to beat the game that’s hung over my head since junior high.

Dishonorable Mentions

A new spot for notable games that I played a few hours of and dropped because I didn’t like them. Usually, when I stop playing something it’s because a shiny thing has drawn my attention elsewhere. But sometimes I actually get a ways in before deciding I don’t like a thing! This year, those games were:

  1. Red Faction Guerilla – ReMARStered (Switch)- Loved this when it came out, but playing it now I really do not. Time has not been kind.
  2. Watch_Dogs 2 (XSX) – I actually didn’t dislike this game and put in lots of hours, but it just didn’t compel me to see it through.
  3. The Ascent (XSX) – Played lots of hours in single player and co-op, but when you’re doing the same things over and over forever it’s hard to stay interested. Unless your game is Tetris I guess
  4. Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (GBA): so stilted, so many boring rooms
  5. Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (GBA): a bit less awkward but too much backtracking

What Am I Looking Forward To In 2023?

The new Zelda has a date of May, and I’m 100% there for it. Also, this might actually be the year that Metroid fans hear something about Prime 4 lol. I’m stoked for Silent Hill: Townfall, because I’ve really enjoyed the developer’s previous games, but there’s no date on that one so we’ll see. I mentioned Starfield already last year and of course I’ll give it a go when it hits Game Pass. Diablo IV will probably make me want to play it.