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Metacritic users pick God of War: Ragnarok as their 2022 GOTY

Published: 12:56, 19 January 2023
God of War Ragnarok is 2022's GOTY according to Metacritic users
God of War Ragnarok is 2022's GOTY according to Metacritic users

SIE Santa Monica's action-adventure God of War: Ragnarok beats Elden Ring as the most popular title among Metacritic users. 

Metacritic users have voted PlayStation-exclusive God of War Ragnarok as their 2022 game of the year. Sony's blockbuster title won 2,580 points, which was more than enough to take the top spot and leave From Software's critically-acclaimed open-world action RPG Elden Ring in second place with 1,788 points. 

As expected, no other title managed to get close to God of War: Ragnarok and Elden Ring. Another Sony exclusive Horizon Forbidden West was third on the list with only 588 points while kitty adventure Stray finished fourth, just in front of Nintendo Switch exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles 3. 

You can check out the list of most popular 2022 games as voted by Metacritic users below.

  1. God Of War: Ragnarok
  2. Elden Ring
  3. Horizon Forbidden West
  4. Stray
  5. Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  6. A Plague Tale: Requiem
  7. Kirby And The Forgotten Land
  8. Tunic
  9. Sifu
  10. The Last of Us Part 1

From Software Elden Ring's The Colosseum update is adding a bunch of new modes for PvP Elden Ring and God of War: Ragnarok are 2022's most popular games by a mile

It's safe to say that God of War: Ragnarok and Elden Ring are 2022's two most popular games. The duo overshadowed most other AAA releases, dominating The Game Awards and taking the spotlight from games like Horizon Forbidden West, A Plague Tale: Requiem, which are incredible experiences on their own.


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