2022's best games so far, selected by NPR staff From critical hits like Elden Ring to indie darlings like Tunic, it's been a busy year for video games. NPR staffers and contributors round up their favorites so far.

The best games of 2022 so far, picked by the NPR staff

It didn't take long for 2022 to deliver on a deep roster of long-awaited games, from blockbusters like Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West, to breakout indies like Tunic and Norco. We asked NPR staff and contributors for their favorites so far. The resulting list represents a broad swath of tastes that includes games appropriate for kids ("Kid Friendly"), and for folks who may be new to the hobby ("For New Gamers").

Whether you're interested in story-driven experiences or challenges to your wits and reflexes, there's plenty to love in these 30 games.

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