We often talk about what are the best games: on our pages, for example, we have proposed the rankings by average rating of the best ever and those for PlayStation, Xbox and Switch. But what if we see what are the worst games released in 2022?
We tried to put this data together by consulting Metacritic , always taking as a reference the average rating obtained by the games through the reviews of critics from around the world. The interesting fact is that there are several big names , some not surprising at all. But it is also true that there are few games with not serious enough (on the average of 4, to understand), which means that the quality has not been that low in these first eight months of 2022.
We propose the ranking below. As anticipated, it is based on the average rating from the reviews, expressed in cents. If a game was present in the chart with two different platforms, only the vote with the lowest average is taken as a reference. In addition, DLCs and expansions from previous games are excluded.
The worst games of 2022 (to date)
- Postal 4: No Regerts (PC) – 30
- CrossfireX (Xbox Series X) – 38
- Babylon’s Fall (PS5) – 41
- XEL (Switch) – 41
- The Waylanders (PC) – 53
- In Nightmare (PS5) – 53
- Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires (Switch) – 54
- Dolmen (PC) – 54
- MX vs ATV Legends (PS5) – 55
- Out There: Oceans of Time (PC) – 57
- Lila’s Sky Ark (Switch) – 57
- The House of the Dead: Remake (Switch) – 57
- Aztech: Forgotten Gods (PC) – 58
- Matchpoint: Tennis Championships (PS5) – 58
- Expedition Zero (PC) – 59
Several of these titles, such as Babylon’s Fall (found on Amazon, but unfortunately you shouldn’t even look for it), they were actually present in different versions in this not exactly coveted ranking. The title of Square Enix signed by PlatinumGames, we did not hide it from you in our review, was one of the eligible candidates for the palm of the worst of the year , considering the confusing conditions in which it was made and in which then finally it came out.
It’s also not surprising that CrossfireX is present, another game that hadn’t decided what to do when it came out and full of uncertainties, to the point of being forgettable without much hesitation strong>. However, he takes home the Postal 4 gold, with an average rating that is very far from even a poor evaluation and that will be difficult to beat between now and the end of the year (we hope, at least).
Among the reviews of the game, undoubtedly the one of the well-known GameSpot head stands out, who gave it 1/10 and explained that «Running With Scissors could consider this review a recognition, considering that the fact that the game is bad would seem to be part of the gag, but don’t try to think for even a second that Postal 4 can even touch the realm of ‘so bad it becomes beautiful’. There is nothing to save, it is a genuinely horrible experience that should be avoided at any cost “.
We’ll see if and how this curious and sad ranking changes between now and the end of the year. The hope, as video game lovers, is obviously that at this point it will remain the same: it would mean that the next few months, rather dense despite the postponements, have great things in store for us. Or, at least, not so bad things.