Helldivers 2 is an Action-Third Person Shooter Co-op game that is entirely community-driven. The game offers an entire list of difficulties to find the perfect pick that you can handle with your squad. With a long list of planets to discover and prevent infestations by performing various operations, you are guaranteed to devote yourself to fighting for democracy for hours. With an actual seamless, optimized, efficient performance of the game and multiplayer, I was always in for a good time while playing the game.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is a mind-blowing platformer with extremely detailed control over the character for platforming as well as combat. Having such tremendous control requires a serious challenge which the game does not fear to give. The game however does fall short in providing a memorable story and soundtrack. Otherwise, you're looking at a major platformer of the year contender.
Avatar Frontiers of Pandora is simply a visual miracle of video games. The massive world of Pandora will have you addicted to exploring every depth of it. However, the quest system and narrative don’t do justice to the game. Filled with non-essential side quests and repetitive missions, Pandora will forever be etched in memory, but I doubt I feel the same for the story.
Dave the Diver is a complete package of a full-sized game, designed to be enjoyed in the most relaxing mood that will give you the taste of experiencing thrill and adventure in the first half and drive your management brain cells to their max in the other half. Backed with an impressive storyline and much extra content, Dave the Diver exceeds its value for money. However, the grind will become repetitive after a while, and you may need more clarification about things for which the game does not elaborate well.
Assassin’s Creed Nexus is a brilliant VR experience for an Assassin’s Creed game. It revisits famous titles, helps fans reconnect to the character they had always enjoyed playing, and takes it a step further. The VR experience pushes the boundary of making you experience the real struggle of jumping onto ledges and grabbing edges, and also ducking around the corners gathering intel is guaranteed to make every AC Fan bring a tear to their eye with joy. The story is quite Mid, and the graphics are limited to what the Quest can do; the game still plays smoothly with significant structures and sights to behold.
Spider-Man 2 is our prime GOTY contender. The thrilling storyline with mindblowing climax and plots, backed with completely action-packed combat with brand new abilities and fresh features, is more than we could’ve asked for. With a few bugs still needing fixing, this game is a must-play for every PlayStation owner.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is the best revisit to the nostalgic experience and truly pivots to be the OG Assassin’s Creed game. With the city of Baghdad being highly detailed and dense, the game will often keep you hooked on how magical the city looks and feels. The combat is light but makes you prefer stealth since each area is well-designed, allowing multiple approaches and infiltration opportunities. The game’s story may not be the most memorable, especially with the shorter length, but the closure leaves more options for future content.
The Crew Motorfest is genuinely what the name suggests – a Festival celebrating motor vehicles. With insane graphics and detailed vehicles, every ride or race becomes a solid experience that stays with you. Having many custom-designed mainstream content and creators’ collaboration took us by surprise. But even after the main story, you get a brand new theme each week and the constantly rotating multiplayer races. The Upgrade parts may force you to grind more to win more.
FC 24 truly leaps in making the most realistic football game to date. From the intricate facial details to pitch wear, there is no room for errors. However, the game has minimum changes to its predecessor; just like before, the focus is on the Ultimate Team Multiplayer part instead of all game modes. Overall, apart from graphics, everything stayed the same.
TT Isle of Man: Ride on The Edge 3 is a nerve-wracking high-speed, precision-based superbike racing game set on the actual tournaments of Traveller trophy at the Isle of Man. The accuracy of the physics and the newly introduced teams and liveries are a plus, but the disappointing graphics and lack of more content take a few points away.
Atlas Fallen is an action-packed RPG game with a storyline that starts slow, but the action-packed combat keeps it interesting. The co-op aspect has worked perfectly, and it is a blast to play with a friend. The fetch-and-grab quests, disappointing voiceovers, and writings make the game shine less than its true potential. To defeat a god is no easy perk, but you better wait for a sale before embarking on this adventure.
Chants of Sennaar is a beautifully crafted adventure-puzzle indie game with a captivating art style, soulful soundtrack and core puzzle-solving experience that rewards every effort. Although it may lack a few hints and helps players new to the genre, it is easier to track and progress if you spend enough time. For everyone interested in puzzle or indie games, we highly recommend Chants of Sennaar as your next pick.
Immortals of Aveum is a work of art and truly reflects the ideas and love the game has been made with. The FPS magical shooter may have a worrying start, but that quickly turns into excitement, followed by a crucial turn of events, keeping you hooked. The combat and enemy variety grows as your progress, controlling the flow of combat enjoyable throughout. Topped with excellent voiceovers from talented artists and a brilliant hip-hop-styled ambience, Immortals of Aveum was a big box of surprises for us.
Despite the caveats, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is a brilliant game with thoroughly enjoyable combat and a compelling story that keeps you going. It improves on many things than the previous game and introduces many new aspects like character customization, new stances, perks, specials, bounty hunters, and much more. While the performance may not be the best and most polished, it still delivers a fair playable experience
Chenso Club is a fast-paced, pixel-based, hack-and-slash, rogue-like adventure. You get to choose multiple playable characters (after you unlock them) with different stats and perks. Utilizing the life force, you get to unlock passive and ultimate abilities increasing your chances of surviving. Overall, you’re in for the most badass pixel adventure you can embark upon this year.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is an absolute Joy to play with a miraculous world to explore and a brilliant combat style to fight in. The mix of turn-based with real-time elements adds another level of thrill to the already existing strategy-based play style which is gradually improved as you progress. An exciting storyline along with iconic characters makes the journey and all the cutscenes a joy to watch. Having a fairly serious difficulty, it definitely tests the players in all aspects while allowing many difficulty settings for players who chose otherwise. Overall Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is definitely one of the best Nintendo Switch Games Releases of 2022. And it leaves no reason to not be included in this year’s Game of The Year Nomination. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is an essential game to have if you own a Nintendo Switch Console.
PGA Tour 2K23 is of the best golf simulation games available in the market right now. It is welcoming to new players and already has many situations and challenges for veteran players to test their skills with. You can choose multiple game modes or stick with the classic career mode alone or with friends. However, the game has certain micro-transaction elements that could’ve been avoided and upgrades could be cheaper so players can focus on working on their skill more than working to grind credits. Having its own fair share of drawbacks, we would rather advise you to wait for a sale, or wait for some changes made to the game.
The game tried to mirror most of the things that happened on the TV. But when it’s a game, it needs to be engaging and should ask more questions. But it has priority towards the animations and transitions. Even if you consider playing it with friends and family, they might choose other games as an option.
Bullets Per Minutes is an absolute badass roguelike game with rhythmic shooting and traversal. The Nintendo Switch version did take a big hit in the graphics, but it still has its absolutely amazing fluidity and shooting style. The difficulty arc may make you call it the Aim Labs of the Nintendo Switch, but that is how the game was built to be. Only if you are up to the challenge, give this game a shot! To the beat!