COGconnected GOTY Awards – Video Game of the Year

5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is a true sequel to Turtles in Time, arguably the best and most beloved beat ‘em up of all time. It has perfect 2D graphics, and expanded/ modernized gameplay. The soundtrack features several songs, including a cover of the original cartoon series theme by Faith No More singer Mike Patton. It’s a game beyond what some dreams are capable of.

4. Vampire Survivors

Where the hell did Vampire Survivors come from!? In less than two months, this tiny indie game has become the talk of the roguelike community. It’s got a Smash TV-like gameplay core, with upgrades accumulated through repeat playthroughs. Strangely, Vampire Survivor has no vampires…

3. Horizon: Forbidden West

Horizon: Forbidden West was the first game released in 2022 that was an obvious GOTY contender. It’s the sequel to Horizon: Zero Dawn, which was designed to be popular. It has a gorgeous open world, RPG elements, and robot dinosaur combat. It turns out that was a winning formula.

2. God of War: Ragnarök

Just like Horizon: Forbidden West, God of War: Ragnarök was created to appeal to the masses and critics alike. It’s an extremely high-quality sequel to an insanely beloved Sony exclusive. What’s most awesome about Ragnarök, is that it’s a sequel that completely wraps up the story of the original. There will be no DLC. This a complete, awesome video game.

1. Elden Ring

Elden Ring is the Video Game of the Year. Every game released since February has existed in its shadow. It’s the perfection of everything done with the Souls series, but with addition of an open world, and a story conceived by George R. R. Martin. Elden Ring was probably the most anticipated game of 2022, and it arguably exceeded expectations.

Do you agree with our choices? What was your Video Game of the Year? Let us know in the comments.

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