Last week, we took a look at the highest-rated Xbox games of 2022 (according to Metacritic), with Persona 5 Royal having recently joined the lineup in second place, but what about us here at Pure Xbox? What have we been giving top marks to over the past ten months?
Well, the answer is that we've awarded the "Outstanding" 10/10 verdict to four games so far this year.
Below, you'll find snippets from each review:
Elden Ring (March 4th, 2022)
"Elden Ring is a crowning achievement for FromSoftware and undoubtedly the very best gameplay experience they've yet delivered - and that's really saying something given this developer's incredible back catalogue."
Immortality (August 30th, 2022)
"Immortality is easily Sam Barlow's best game to date and, when you consider the delights he's served up previously, well, you get an idea of just how good this one really is."
Deathloop (September 20th, 2022)
"Get busy unlocking new powers, blinking in behind bad guys, stabbing and shooting and skulking around, scouring environments for clues, choosing which lead to follow next as you push and pull and probe every corner, every wrinkle of this labyrinthian puzzle box."
Persona 5 Royal (October 20th, 2022)
"One of the best games of the last generation of consoles, and in with a very strong shout as the greatest JRPG of all time, Persona 5 Royal makes for a fantastic new addition to Xbox Game Pass."
All four of the Xbox games we've awarded "Outstanding" scores to in 2022 are also included in the top ten Metacritic list, with Elden Ring currently sitting in first place. As for the rest on the list, we gave 9/10 scores to The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, Rogue Legacy 2, TMNT: Shredder's Revenge, A Plague Tale: Requiem and Tunic, with just Cuphead in the Delicious Last Course missing out as that currently remains unscored on Pure Xbox.
And of course, we're not done yet! There's still the potential for one or two surprises before the end of the year, so we may yet have another 10/10 score to award in 2022 - let's hope so! We'll see what the next couple of months bring...
What games would you award an "Outstanding" 10/10 score to in 2022? Let us know down below.