10 Best Xbox Series X|S Games of 2022

Games of the Year

ByFeliciano Mondigo III December 18, 2022
10 Best Xbox Series X|S Games of 2022


10. Beacon Pines

Beacon Pines

Get ready for a thrilling adventure with Beacon Pines, a picture book that's not for kids.

The game’s creepy yet charming vibe will keep you glued to your screen as you unravel mysteries. With its "literal" branching narrative, you never know what surprises are in store. Just when you think you've figured it out, a twist will throw you for a loop.

Just remember, there is no correct answer. It's all up to you to make things right... or wrong.

It has a playscore of 8.8

9. A Plague Tale: Requiem

A Plague Tale: Requiem

When someone asks you about Plague Tale: Requiem, just tell them it's all about the rats! This sequel to the third-person action adventure follows the tragic tale of Hugo and Amicia as they seek redemption.

You get a bigger and better adventure; plus the experience of playing a game that can go from zero-to-hundred in a snap. One moment you're sneaking behind enemies; the next, you're leading a swarm of rats. A playscore of 8.8

8. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Whethere you're a fan or not, these LEGO-fied versions of George Lucas' iconic characters is fun for all ages.

It's packed-ful of content, covering all nine major films of the Star Wars series. From Anakin's journey to the dark side to Rey's calling to the force. And you won't get bored as most entries are at perfect length. May the bricks be with you! A playscore of 8.9.

7. Rogue Legacy 2

Rogue Legacy 2

This sequel improves on almost everything from the first game — better visuals and gameplay. Important of all, it's not as frustrating as the original. Every time your character dies, the next-in-line picksup the pieces and continues your quest.

With a cast of unpredictable heroes, each with their own unique traits, every run is a brand-new experience. From pacifist warriors to colorblind heirs, the challenge of preserving your lineage in this god-forsaken castle will keep you on your toes. A playscore of 9

6. Vampire Survivors

Vampire Survivors

Speaking of addictive games, Vampire Survivors is just perfect. The endless horde of monsters are no match for the unlimited powers of your character. People are calling it the bullet-hell game where you’re the bullet-hell.

Perfect for passing the time, this low-budget indie title starts slow but quickly ramps up, covering your screen with holy powers that can drain your console's bitrate. With a playscore of 9.1, this game is a must-play.

5. Tinykin


Tinykin’s hand-drawn graphics brings its world to life. If you played 3D Super Mario games, the mechanics third-person platformer will familiar. This time, however, an army of cute and tiny friends are ready to help you.

On top of the core gameplay, it also comes with challenging puzzles and mini-games. Even the game's colorful world are filled with secrets and surprises. Whether you're building your village, exploring the world, or solving puzzles, there's always something fun and exciting to do. A playscore of 9.1

4. The Stanley Parable: Deluxe Edition

The Stanley Parable: Deluxe Edition

Just when we’ve had enough of Stanley and the Narrator, the story continues. There’s an entire new meta world to explore that will keep you guessing what surprises await.

Not only does it act like a ‘sequel’, it reinvents the original game as well. Adding a new layer of goofiness to its already crazy premise. With endings stacked upon different endings, there’s a lot of secrets to uncover in Stanley’s monotonous life.

It can be pretentious to some, but who could not hate a game where your best friend is a bucket? It reveis a playscore of 9.2.

3. Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course

Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course

We know this is just an expansion but it packs to much love and care, it deserves a place in this list. Cuphead’s new adventure into DLC Island is loaded with intense boss fights. With Miss Chalice's powerful moves, the fun never stops.

Although not as lengthy as the original, its selection of tough bosses will have you throwing the controller in frustration. There’s no way you can possibly beat this boss with all the things happening on screen, right?

2. Persona 5 Royal

Persona 5 Royal

Persona 5 Royal just made its debut to the Xbox. If you missed out on Joker and the gang's heists the first time around, now's your chance to join in on the fun.

Taking our second spot, this edition adds a wealth of new content to the base game: 40 more hours of story to enjoy, on top of the already massive 80-hour campaign. And with the addition of new character Kasumi, you'll experience a whole new dynamic in the team.

If you're a fan of JRPGs, don’t miss out on Persona 5 Royal's stylish turn-based combat. A playscore of 9.3

1. Elden Ring

Elden Ring

Taking the top spot is non other than Elden Ring. Your Tarnished is unequaled as he fights the many threats that plague The Lands Between. This is a stellar achievement in video games. A culmination of all the things that made the Souls-like experience great.

The freedom of its open-world gives the player his own journey to take. We’ll never forget the first time we opened a chest and warped to Ohio. It is a fantastic experience from start to finish. Wrapping up in an intense boss fight that rivals the other games in the market. A masterpiece with a playscore of 9.4

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