RPGamer’s Best of 2022 Awards

RPGamer Best of 2022 Editor’s Choice Awards!

2022 was yet another big year for RPGs, once again breaching the over-200 mark for titles we have covered at RPGamer. A diverse group of developers have created something for almost everyone, from big-hitting 80+ hour epic adventures, to tactical RPGs warranting careful strategic considerations, to more laid-back experiences, narrative-focused journeys, and more. As is tradition for the site, the RPGamer staff has taken January to consider as much as possible from the huge selection of titles that came out during the previous year, and come up our Best of 2022 Awards. Please enjoy and, as always, we invite our readers to let us know your highlights.


Editor’s Choices


Organization and Direction by Alex Fuller
Content by Alex Fuller, Glenn Wilson
Editing by Alex Fuller, Pascal Tekaia, Luis Mauricio
Banner by Sarah McGarr
Award Graphics by Ed Walker


Past Awards



Alex Fuller

Alex joined RPGamer in 2011 as a Previewer before moving onto Reviews, News Director, and Managing Editor. Became Acting Editor-in-Chief in 2018.

3 Responses

  1. Somulo Somulo says:

    kek insane how you run this website from 1998 insane..

    but i strongly disagree about rpg of the year both with surprise of the year, its kinda obvious what you rate xenobalde chronicles 3 too high enough, objectively best game both with best rpg its elden ring

    chained echoes totally deserve to be rpg of the year as well

    still dont get why people rate xenoblade 1-3 that much, especially then you got xenosaga and obviously best xeno game – xenogears

    • squiggyleo squiggyleo says:

      I played both Elden Ring and Chained Echoes, and to me they also rated high enough to be GOTY. But I didn’t play Xeno, it somehow hasn’t really clicked with me, so I can’t make any final judgement. (Hence, notice the mention that BOTH the number 1 and 2 GOTY spot were almost too close to call!)

      At the end of the day, having 3 (or more) games that are of such high quality just means it was a great year to play RPGs. It means that most of us probably played at least one GOTY this year!

    • Krull Krull says:

      I mean, there’s no such thing as an objectively best game – it can only be a subjective view. I’d far rather play any Xenoblade game than any Souls-like, but I wouldn’t have complained if Elden Ring had won. The conversation and comparison are always interesting, though. Great list.

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