It's the final day of 2022, and we're sure most of you have already thought long and hard about your favourite games that've launched over the last year or so. Despite the narrative of a quiet year for AAA gaming, we've seen some real bangers launch in that space (cough Elden Ring), and of course, plenty of fantastic indies have hit Xbox over the last 12 months as well.
As with any year, some of these titles have risen to the top of the conversation throughout 2022 - indies included. Xbox Game Pass launch title Tunic got a fair bit of attention at launch, as did fellow indie game Vampire Survivors along with a host of AAA hits like Elden Ring, A Plague Tale: Requiem and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
However, each year we often think about those titles we'd deem 'underrated', and 2022 is no different. Sometimes, a selection of games just get lost in the noise - an unfortunate side effect of such a busy industry.
So, is there one game that launched on Xbox this calendar year you'd deem underrated, or at least, something that wasn't spoken about enough throughout the year? It doesn't have to be an exclusive, so long as it arrived on Xbox platforms in 2022.
For us, a few indies immediately spring to mind. We've banged on about Road 96 a ton recently but we'll give it one more mention here before the year's out. Then, there's the likes of Saturnalia, an indie horror gem that scared the hell out of us back in October, and even Immortality, which seemed to disappear as quickly as it came despite glowing reviews; including a 10/10 from us!