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Top 30 Cool Games of 2022 You Might Have Missed


Top 30 Cool Games of 2022 You Might Have Missed

Despite numerous postponements, many projects were released in 2022, some of which were quickly and undeservedly forgotten. Retro shooters, incredibly beautiful bagels, cozy puzzles, and a lot of westerns - everyone will find something for themselves in this material.

The Entropy Center

  • Release Date: November 3, 2022
  • Developer: Stubby Games
  • Publisher: Playstack
  • Genre: puzzle, action
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam rating: 93% of 1,038 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, PS5, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox Series X/S
  • co-op: no

We have to wait a long time for Portal 3, but The Entropy Centre, which was clearly inspired by this series, quietly came out at the end of autumn. We find ourselves aboard the Entropy Center space station.

Something went wrong, and the existence of the station and all of humanity is in jeopardy. In order to get to the core of The Entropy Center and prevent disaster, you will have to solve many puzzles based on the game against time.

ASTRA will help us with this - a cannon with AI inside, which is able to move objects back in time. In addition to the classic puzzles with buttons and cubes, we will constantly find new uses for ASTRA: rewind time for a wall, send back a ceiling that falls on the hero, restore a bridge to get over a cliff, or simply use the tool as a gravity gun.

Soulstone Survivors

  • Release Date: November 7, 2022
  • Developer and Publisher: Game Smithing
  • Genre: RPG, Action, Roguelike
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam rating: 91% of 8,294 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC
  • co-op: no
The sensational Vampire Survivors in a short time managed to give rise to many clones and even create a new subgenre of games. One such clone is Soulstone Survivors, which recently went into early access with a decent amount of content. We control the movement of the hero through WASD and aim with the mouse, collecting experience crystals and unlocking new skills and talents.

A distinctive feature of the game is a mixture of mechanics from Vampire Survivors and Risk of Rain: the player quickly collects a pool of six skills, and then begins to accumulate various bonuses that increase damage and attack range, add poison or fire effects, change game mechanics and strengthen the hero in every possible way.

There is really a lot of content: 140+ skills, 5 cards, 14 characters, 20 types of weapons that change the gameplay, as well as rune systems, curses, and a skill tree.

Lost in Play

  • Release date: August 10, 2022
  • Developer: Happy Juice Games
  • Publisher: Joystick Ventures
  • Genre: adventure, puzzle, point & click
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam Rating: 98% of 1,800 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, Nintendo Switch
  • co-op: no
Quite a simple, but incredibly cute and visually rich point & click quest that tells about the childhood of a brother and sister. Toto and Gel got lost in the labyrinths of their own imagination and must solve many puzzles to get back home. In the fantasies of heroes, an ordinary toy becomes a best friend, and a decorated cardboard box can turn into a creepy monster.

The project is not difficult, Lost in Play was created specifically for playing with children. All characters communicate in a universal language of pictures, and each animation and location is honed to the level of Gravity Falls with its animation style.

Metal: Hellsinger

  • Release date: September 15, 2022
  • Developer: The Outsiders
  • Publisher: Funcom
  • Genre: shooter, action, rhythm game
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: yes
  • Steam Rating: 97% of 7,367 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One
  • co-op: no

Incredibly stylish Metal: Hellsinger was "noisy" for just a couple of weeks, gathered around itself fans of rhythm shooters, and then quickly disappeared from the radar. But the project is full of various locations, weapons, various tests, and, of course, demons of all stripes.

The game has been described as "the child of Doom and Guitar Hero ". The more accurately we get into the rhythm, the stronger the blows and shots, and the longer we stuff the combo, the more powerful we become, while new parts of instruments and vocals are woven into the music. Why are we fighting? Of course, for revenge! And in the case of the extermination of demons, are the reasons so important?

The project is being developed by an experienced studio led by David Goldfarb, lead designer for Battlefield 3 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2. The soundtrack features metal legends such as System of a Down, Lamb of God, and Arch Enemy.

Strange Horticulture

  • Release date: January 21, 2022
  • Developer: Bad Viking
  • Publisher: Iceberg Interactive
  • Genre: puzzle, detective, point & click
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam Rating: 95% of 5,465 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC
  • co-op: no

If you are tired of overly dynamic projects, Strange Horticulture will give you the opportunity to take a break from intense battles and stretch your brain. At first, it seems that the game is quite similar to the gameplay of Papers, Please, but very quickly the player is immersed in history and the life of a small plant shop. Then the game is revealed as an original project with a Lovecraftian mood.

We play as the owner of a shop of unusual plants. We listen to the desires of visitors, look for the right flower or mushroom by name, words from the dialogue and tips from the guide, set off to explore the world, and, again, solve puzzles by choosing the right colors.

Two things hold the player back - well-thought-out detective mechanics, completely tied to semi-magical plants, and an interesting plot in which there was a place for everyday problems, spiritualism, and murder plots.

Hardspace: Shipbreaker

  • Release date: 24 May 2022
  • Developer: Blackbird Interactive
  • Publisher: Focus Entertainment
  • Genre: simulation, business/management
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: yes
  • Steam rating: 89% of 14,222 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S
  • co-op: no
Another project to "meditate", this time for lovers of space romance. We are immortal! But the operation was so expensive that we have to deal with the dismantling and remelting of ships for many years. This is what we will do in Hardspace: Shipbreaker.

The idea of ​​the game is simple, but the gameplay can sometimes challenge even an experienced player. Day after day, we follow a simple algorithm: we wake up, select a ship for disassembly, fly into outer space, saw it with a laser, and a gravity gun, and drag the debris into the furnace. We do it carefully and quickly - we get a reputation and money. We fly into the furnace after the wreckage - we are reborn, and a new amount is added to the debt.

More reputation means better equipment, new gadgets, and more complex and larger ships. The project is meditative and interesting, but, of course, not for everyone. Someone will quickly get bored, and someone will be sawing space shuttles with rapture.

My Time at Sandrock

  • Release date: May 26, 2022
  • Developer: Pathea Games
  • Publisher: Pathea Games, PM Studios, DMM GAMES
  • Genre: Simulation, Action, Sandbox
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam rating: 87% of 9,861 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X/S
  • Co-op: yes
My Time at Portia is now in co-op! Yes, in comparison with the first game, the general concept has remained the same. We explore the world, help the inhabitants of the city, solve their problems and complete tasks, upgrade the hero and reputation in the guild, and, of course, craft anything and everything.

Of the innovations - a new city, plot and heroes, a modified combat system, and an updated skill tree. In addition, the authors have done a great job on the convenience of the game and fixed many points that annoyed me in the first part. If you are looking for an enjoyable grind game with lots of content and story, welcome to My Time at Sandrock!

Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator

  • Release date: December 13, 2022
  • Developer: niceplay games
  • Publisher: tinyBuild
  • Genre: simulator, arcade, sandbox
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: yes
  • Steam rating: 92% of 15,443 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch
  • co-op: no
Quietly, Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator has been updated to version 1.0. We brew potions, collect herbs, trade with customers, earn reputation and unlock new potion abilities and effects.

The game features the visual style of medieval manuscripts and detailed interactions with ingredients. How you grind the ingredients in the mortar, stir the brew, add water drop by drop, and use stills and other alchemy equipment will determine the final result.

Meditative, interesting, and atmospheric. And if you are imbued with the spirit of alchemy and are ready for experiments, the game will certainly reward you.


  • Release date: September 28, 2022
  • Developer and Publisher: Siege Camp
  • Genre: strategy, action, MMO
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam rating: 84% of 25,172 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC
  • Co-op: yes
Another project that has reached the release and has grown to an indecent size during the early access period. In Foxhole, we become an ordinary participant in the hostilities of the Second World War.

A distinctive feature of the game is a kind of "war economy". Everything from the tank to the last bullet is created by the players. Some howl at the front, others create weapons and equipment in the rear, and still, others deliver it to the front.

Each server is a global battleground with frontlines, strategy, sabotage, and battles for hundreds of players. It is advisable to immediately join a clan or group of players. Such associations can often turn the tide of hostilities.


  • Release date: September 22, 2022
  • Developer: Neverjam
  • Publisher: tinyBuild
  • Genre: Arcade, Fighting, Action
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: yes
  • Steam rating: 94% of 949 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC
  • Co-op: yes
For those who missed the dynamic hacks in the co-op, SpiderHeck came out unnoticed by everyone. In it we play as spiders who fight against each other or other insects in various arenas. Everything, of course, "according to physics", with a variety in maps and enemies.

We have lightsabers, rocket launchers, assault rifles, shotguns, lasers, and grenades at our disposal - a whole arsenal with various bonus modifiers like enhanced jumps or the ability to better “pull” guns. In general, if you liked Stick Fight: The Game, you will love this game.


  • Release date: December 15, 2022
  • Developer: THE PARASIGHT
  • Publisher: Focus Entertainment
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Shooter
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam rating: 85% of 525 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S
  • co-op: no
Back at gamescom 2022, we spotted this game as a rare project in the Slavic style. In BLACKTAIL, the player follows the development of Baba Yaga and embarks on a mysterious journey through the forests of ancient Russia. The main character was accused of witchcraft and expelled from her native village. Now we have to catch the spirits to shed light on her past.

The game will appeal to fans of bows - there is a lot to shoot from these weapons. A fascinating storyline and additional mechanics, such as crafting, hunting, survival, and exploration elements, will keep you on the screen.


  • Release date: November 14, 2022
  • Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Genre: adventure, logic game
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: yes
  • Steam Rating: 96% of 2,007 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
  • co-op: no
Released in autumn, Pentiment quickly got lost among the louder releases. The main features of the game: an unusual visual style, a well-developed dialogue system that is not inferior to Disco Elysium, and an interesting story that the player partially writes himself.

16th century The player, on behalf of the artist Andreas, investigates a mysterious murder involving a friend and mentor of the hero. This investigation will stretch for 25 years, and in the process you will uncover many secrets, talk with dozens of characters, from dukes to peasants, and make difficult decisions.

If you are a fan of the suffering Middle Ages, love games in which the story develops through dialogue, or have completed Disco Elysium, we recommend it.

Not For Broadcast

  • Release date: January 25, 2022
  • Developer: Not Games
  • Publisher: tinyBuild
  • Genre: simulator, logic game, interactive movie
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam Rating: 95% of 7,085 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC
  • co-op: no
Not For Broadcast is a mix of interactive cinema, visual novel, non-linear story, and reaction mechanics. The live broadcast is already on, and only the player decides what will be in it. We will beeping swear words, cutting out incorrect or unconfirmed information, deciding what news to air and what not to broadcast, and changing headlines to show everything in a favorable light.

We will spend most of the game at the "control panel", watching the cameras and audio tracks. The task is to make sure that the show is not interrupted. And this will not be prevented even by a fifth category hurricane, scandals in the studio and other incidents. The development of the plot depends on whether we listen to the opinion of the “right” people or not.

In part, the spirit of the game is similar to Papers, Please, only the gloomy satire about chaos on air sometimes echoes reality so much that instead of dystopian sadness, you feel real anxiety.

Nobody Saves the World

  • Release Date: January 18, 2022
  • Developer and Publisher: DrinkBox Studios
  • Genre: RPG, Roguelike, Action
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam rating: 91% of 3,468 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
  • Co-op: yes
Nobody Saves the World is a nice mix of slasher and RPG from the authors of Guacamelee! The main character is Nobody and, as the name implies, he has to save the world.

The character is able to take on many combat forms - from a rat and a thief to a dragon. Each form has its own “chips” and abilities, and each one needs to be upgraded in the generated dungeons by completing various tasks.

Have a Nice Death

  • Release date: March 8, 2022
  • Developer: Magic Design Studios
  • Publisher: Gearbox Publishing
  • Genre: arcade, roguelike, platformer, slasher
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam rating: 87% of 5,430 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC
  • co-op: no
Have a Nice Death can be described as an " Ori and the Blind Forest style roguelike ". Smooth animations, carefully drawn locations and enemies, a solid story with an unusual concept.

We, in the role of the head of CJSC "Death", will have to rein in unbridled employees who uncontrollably kill people and frustrate plans. To do this, we will go to various departments of the corporation along with our favorite scythe.

At the moment, more than 30 weapons and upgradeable spells are available. The game, like Dead Cells , constantly receives updates that expand the mechanics and add new content.

weird west

  • Release Date: March 31, 2022
  • Developer: WolfEye Studios
  • Publisher: Devolver Digital
  • Genre: RPG, Adventure, Action
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: yes
  • Steam Rating: 76% of 2,118 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4
  • co-op: no
Opens our unscheduled column "games about the Wild West" isometric action RPG from the authors of Prey and Dishonored. In Weird West, sheriffs live side by side with creatures of myth, and western and fantasy are intertwined. As we progress, we will get acquainted with a variety of characters who follow the actions of the player and react to events in the world.

This game is an immersive sim, which leaves its mark. On the one hand, freedom of action is both in battles and in actions. You can open a store on a dark night, cut out an entire city, or go hunting for criminals. Tired of catching bad guys? You can continue to follow the story or open the hunting season for wild animals.

The game gives many opportunities, but, unfortunately, it does not fully explain the rules, which is why many can get lost. On the other hand, if you like sandbox worlds where everything is interconnected, Weird West will keep you hooked for hours.

Evil West

  • Release Date: November 22, 2022
  • Developer: Flying Wild Hog
  • Publisher: Focus Entertainment
  • Genre: action, adventure, slasher
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam Rating: 75% of 3,054 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, PS5, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox Series X/S
  • Co-op: yes
If you are tired of modern "shooters", Evil West will give you the feeling of a shooter of the early tenths: with a linear plot and cut-scenes, an interesting universe, and "corridor" gameplay with a moderately complex combat system. The impression is that you have returned ten years ago and you are playing an action-packed shooter.

The game clearly has a style: the Wild West, vampires, Tesla-punk, the liberation of America, and the brutal protagonist with a whole arsenal and a power glove to boot. There is also a simple system for pumping and improving weapons, as well as many different enemies.

hard west 2

  • Release date: August 4, 2022
  • Developer: Ice Code Games
  • Publisher: Good Shepherd Entertainment
  • Genre: strategy, tactics, turn-based game
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam rating: 76% of 1,576 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC
  • co-op: no
And completes our small parade of westerns " XCOM in the Wild West" - Hard West 2. We play as Gene Carter, the famous bandit. The hero learns that the legendary "Ghost Train" loaded with state gold will soon pass. But only after we find ourselves in one of the cars, some kind of devilry begins. Now the hero and his squad will have to try to get their souls back from the clutches of the devil.

Many call Hard West 2 a reference project for fans of turn-based strategies. They celebrate tactical battles, bright characters, stylish visuals with comic screensavers, and the atmosphere of the Wild West with a mystical plot.

Asterigos: Curse of the Stars

  • Release Date: October 11, 2022
  • Developer: Acme Gamestudio
  • Publisher: tinyBuild
  • Genre: RPG, Action
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam rating: 84% of 1,143 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
  • co-op: no
Perhaps it was because of the rather simple graphics that many missed the soul-like Asterigos: Curse of the Stars. Together with the main character named Hilda, we go to the cursed city of Afes to save our father. The developers tried to find a balance between complexity and a detailed world.

You have to fight 60 types of enemies and 22 bosses, combine weapons and, of course, explore locations for additional tasks and collectibles. If you're looking for an easier souls-like, Asterigos: Curse of the Stars might be a great option.

Forgive Me Father

  • Release Date: April 7, 2022
  • Developer: Byte Barrel
  • Publisher: Fulqrum Publishing
  • Genre: action, shooter, horror
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam rating: 86% of 1,406 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC
  • co-op: no
Projects in the Lovecraftian style are rare guests in the gaming industry. And shooters in the spirit of the nineties and even more so. Forgive Me Father combines these two qualities, adding an unusual visual that mixes 3D and comic 2D, as well as a weapon leveling system that affects the level of insanity of the hero.

Yes, everything is in the best traditions of Doom and Lovecraft (Howard Phillips Lovecraft). We crush the creatures of a sick consciousness, pump over a gun, catch more and more glitches and fight even more vile bosses.

neon white

  • Release date: June 16, 2022
  • Developer: Angel Matrix
  • Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
  • Genre: Action, Shooter, Platformer, Visual Novel
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam Rating: 98% of 8,475 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5
  • co-op: no
Calculated movements, accurate shooting, and a frantic pace of the game - this is how you can describe the gameplay of Neon White. Playing as "White", an assassin from Hell, we exterminate the demons in Heaven in the hope of staying there forever.

A special feature of the shooter component was Soul Cards, which grant abilities like dash and various weapons, as well as open up opportunities for replayability and faster completion of levels. The game is designed for speedrunning and setting new records.

In addition to endless battles, there are elements of a dating sim and a visual novel. Between missions, you need to communicate with other characters and develop relationships with them.

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

  • Release Date: April 27, 2022
  • Developer and Publisher: Crows Crows Crows
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Puzzle
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam Rating: 94% of 17,685 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch
  • co-op: no

If you missed the original The Stanley Parable, we remind you that we play as Stanley, an ordinary office worker who at one point realizes that his colleagues have disappeared, and all actions are commented on by a mysterious Narrator.

This is where the absolute surreal begins. The player is free to do what he wants, go where he wants, he can listen to the Narrator, or he can act against him. The whole game is a big statement about the gaming industry. The game makes fun of her, makes fun of itself, makes fun of the player, and generally everything that is possible. Buckets, cats, thirty-odd endings, banter, and an achievement that requires you not to enter the game for 10 real years.

Is The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe worth playing? If you missed the first part, definitely. If you miss the author's work, we think it's still worth a try.


  • Release date: March 16, 2022
  • Developer: TUNIC Team
  • Publisher: Finji
  • Genre: action, adventure
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: yes
  • Steam rating: 92% of 6,913 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5
  • co-op: no
A cute fox with soul-like teeth will forever remain in our hearts: Tunic skillfully balances hardcore and is accessible to most players.

Instead of an interface - solid minimalism, instead of tooltips - manual pages in an unknown language, which, however, help out great thanks to visual tips.


  • Release date: December 7, 2022
  • Developer: Bulwark Studios
  • Publisher: Kasedo Games
  • Genre: strategy, management, simulation
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam Rating: 70% of 7,295 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC
  • co-op: no

In recent years, the genre of strategies is rarely replenished with worthy projects. The more valuable IXION is - a mixture of strategy and city-building simulator, which is somewhat similar to Frostpunk. We control the ark, on which the remnants of humanity must find a new home among the stars.

The path to the goal cannot be called an easy walk - the ark left the Earth half-finished and completely unprepared for the dangers of space. We will rebuild living quarters and workshops, fix constantly failing nodes, scour the solar system in search of resources and make sure that people are happy.

Citizen Sleeper

  • Release date: May 5, 2022
  • Developer: Jump Over The Age
  • Publisher: Fellow Traveler
  • Genre: adventure, board game
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: yes
  • Steam Rating: 94% of 2,670 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
  • co-op: no
Many people compare the project with Disco Elysium, but the only thing they have in common is an abundance of dialogues and some visual similarity. Citizen Sleeper is more like a D&D cyberpunk game come to life, where we, as a hero, face various difficulties and must somehow cope with them.

In the role of the runaway android "Sleeper" we survive on the space station "Eye of Erlin". Throw dice, make decisions and travel through locations. We deal with inventory management, make choices in dialogues and try to survive in the cruel world of the cyberpunk future.

The project can be described as a visual novel with inventory management, dice, and a non-linear story. Recommended for lovers of the world of high tech, low life, the game is played literally in an evening or two.

Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem

  • Release date: January 25, 2022
  • Developer: Croteam, Timelock Studio
  • Publisher: Devolver Digital
  • Genre: shooter, adventure
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam Rating: 93% of 2,809 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S
  • Co-op: yes
Serious Sam in the Russian outback: familiar architecture, sub-zero temperatures, and a yelling demolition man in the field - already a reason to at least try. Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem is a standalone expansion in which we go in search of the traitor General Brand.

You will have a chance to visit the Arctic coasts, abandoned villages, a ghost town, and visit the Siberian forests. The developers have brought new enemies and bosses, the legendary AK and the experimental Perun crossbow. And additional tasks will allow you to learn more about the past of these places.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

  • Release Date: November 30, 2022
  • Developer and Publisher: Fatshark
  • Genre: action, shooter
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: yes
  • Steam rating: 58% of 50,061 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, Xbox Series X/S
  • Co-op: yes
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide was released by the same guys that created the Warhammer: Vermintide series. And you immediately feel it: the fortieth millennium, the warp, and the Emperor on the Throne. We play as a convicted soldier who gets a chance to free himself and becomes a member of the cleanup squad. You have to go to the lower tiers of the hive planet to fight back mutants, demons, and everyone who has been distorted by the energy of the warp.

Of course, as with the studio's previous games, the game suffered from a lack of content at release. The gameplay consists of clearing procedurally generated corridors under the slogans of the Emperor.

But Darktide perfectly withstands the atmosphere, plunging into the Imperium with its gothic style, an abundance of aquila and holy symbols. There are mechanics, and lasguns, and careful adherence to the lore. In general, fans of Wakha should definitely not miss the project - it will definitely drag out for 30 hours until the missions start to become boring.


  • Release date: September 23, 2022
  • Developer: Bounding Box Software
  • Publisher: Humble Games
  • Genre: action, shooter
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam rating: 94% of 4,016 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
  • Co-op: yes
If Forgive Me Father reimagines the mechanics of classic Doom, then Prodeus tries to transfer them to our time and give the feeling of old-school shooters. This is clear from the retro visuals, and from the plot, and from the progression system.

Pixel models, driving music, under which it's fun to shoot monsters, a sea of ​​blood, and a primitive plot - but the most important thing is the destruction of evil spirits.

The story has something in common with the Doom series: once again, scientists poked their heads where they didn’t need to, opening either a portal to the Underworld, or they became infected with some kind of virus.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

  • Release date: June 16, 2022
  • Developer: Tribute Games
  • Publisher: Dotemu, Gamera Games
  • Genre: arcade
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: yes
  • Steam rating: 94% of 9,384 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PS5, iOS, Android
  • Co-op: yes
In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, alone or with friends, we confront the Shredder, the Foot Clan, Krang, Bebop, and Rocksteady, travel through familiar locations, and enjoy signature humor inspired by the eighties animated series.

The combat system is classic, honed to perfection by the people who worked on Streets of Rage 4.


  • Release Date: October 17, 2022
  • Developer: Voracious Games
  • Publisher: XSEED Games, Marvelous USA
  • Genre: Management, Visual Novel, Simulation, RPG
  • Availability in Xbox Game Pass: no
  • Steam Rating: 90% of 3,368 reviews are positive
  • Platform: PC
  • co-op: no
A great combination of potion maker simulator, TCG, and visual novel with time management elements. The name Potionomics speaks for itself: all we'll be doing in the game is brewing and selling potions.

First, we select proportions, experiment, monitor side effects, buy additional equipment, and then, in the format of a card battle, we sell the result to customers. We also enjoy verbal skirmishes and pump skills until the Potions Tournament begins.

There are some problems with the interface, but the overall perception is not overshadowed.

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Of course, it is impossible to collect all interesting projects in one material - everyone has their own tastes. Therefore, share your favorites in the comments: what games did you remember last year? What do you recommend to play with your friends?