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The 10 Best PlayStation Games of 2022 (So Far)

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Tiny Tina's Wonderlands  is a nice re-introduction to the loot-shooter space, if somewhat juvenile, drawing on several RPG legacies to make the experience fun.

10. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

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The King of Fighters XV lives up to the series' standard by delivering blazing-fast fights, vibrant character designs, and an electrifying soundtrack.  Actually its biggest fight is against the past.

9. The King of Fighters XV

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Ghostwire Tokyo is not only world rich, but the imagery and themes are also rich.  This is a game about the body.  It's a game about how people handle loss and memory.

8. Ghostwire Tokyo

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Good toys are, at their core, fun to play with, and Lego isn't just good;  They are incredible toys.  Every Lego Star Wars game nailes this sense of play and fun as it is meant to be Star Wars, turning fascist wizards, soldiers, politicians, killer robots and pirates into flashy toys.

7. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

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It starts with a familiar enough Western trope.  Bandits raid your character's house, kill your child and kidnap your partner.  Instead of working for a rogue rancher or railroad man, you soon learn that the attackers work for man-eating sirens.

6. Weird West

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Let me remind all of you that I write an infrequent column about shoot 'em ups, aka shumps—those old-fashioned games where the player is playing some sort of craft or creature or vaguely barbarella-inspired fairy across multiple screens.  While shooting the enemies pilot as they can.

5. Sol Cresta

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This loving tribute to the multiplayer beat 'em ups of the late '80s and early '90s focuses like a laser on the nostalgia of a certain generation.  Not that it's based on the Turtles' version of the first cartoon

4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

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The third in the series for Roll7, the lo-fi skateboard game follows the typical trajectory of the videogame series: Everything is bigger, longer, darker.  Beefier, even.  It deserves it.  A whole story, even.

3. OlliOlli World

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Horizon Forbidden West proves that the open world genre doesn't have to be as creatively bankrupt as it currently is, even while staying close to the conventions of the genre.

2. Horizon Forbidden West

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You'd be forgiven for thinking that Elden Ring was the only game this year.  For a solid three months it seemed like no one talked about, wrote about, or even played.

1. Elden Ring

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