The list claims to cover “games released for any platform between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022,” although it does not include titles that received fewer than seven positive reviews from credible publications.
For games that have been released on numerous platforms, Metacritic only considers the version with the lowest score.
The recently released Crossfire X, a collaboration between publisher Smilegate and the studio responsible for Alan Wake and Control, was panned by critics upon its release.
Free-to-play pricing scheme or not, the game’s small player base has complained of horrible visual flaws and unbearable framerates.
Postal 4: No Regrets, the latest instalment in the divisive PC game, has been ranked first despite having received mixed reviews since leaving early access this year.
Included as well is Babylon’s Fall, the troubled Platinum and Square Enix role-playing game that will be shutting down come the new year. There was a time when there was exactly one person playing the game at once on Steam. By the end of February 2023, the game will no longer be accessible in any form.
Worst Games of 2022 According to Metacritic
- No Regrets (PC) Postcard #4 – 30
- Xbox Series X CrossfireX – 38
- A Fall from Babylon (PlayStation 5), Episode 41
- For the purpose of XEL (Switch), the number 43
- Switch in the Alchemist’s Arc, Number 46
- The Legend of Zorro: Master of Shadows (PS4) – 48
- 50 Years of Oricru (Xbox One)
- 51 Wayfarers, A PC RPG
- Kamiwaza, The Thief’s Way (PlayStation 4) – 52
- Enhanced Edition of Blade Runner for the Nintendo Switch, 52