Metacritic Reveals The 10 Worst-Rated Video Games Of 2022

While we're still waiting on the final few releases of this week to generate some extra reviews and impressions from Xbox fans before we unleash our Pure Xbox Game of the Year coverage, Metacritic has been taking a look at the absolute worst-rated games of 2022 this week, and unfortunately there are some Xbox games amongst them.

You can probably guess one of them - CrossfireX was released back in February as an Xbox exclusive, but ended up suffering horrific reviews at launch. The real kicker is that the game has actually improved a lot since those initial reviews, but sadly the original Metacritic rating still stands, and therefore it continues to feature in the list.

Without further ado, here are the top ten worst-rated games of the year according to Metacritic. Any game with less than 7 professional reviews on the website has been excluded from this list.

  1. POSTAL 4 - No Regerts - 30 (PC)
  2. CrossfireX - 38 (Xbox Series X)
  3. Babylon's Fall - 41 (PS5)
  4. XEL - 43 (Nintendo Switch)
  5. LEGO Brawls - 46 (PS5)
  6. Zorro: The Chronicles - 49 (PS5)
  7. The Last Oricru - 50 (Xbox Series X)
  8. The Waylanders - 51 (PC)
  9. Kamiwaza: Way of the Thief - 52 (PS4)
  10. Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition - 52 (Nintendo Switch)

You may have noticed that some of the games in the rankings above are also available for Xbox, but are listed for different platforms. That's because Metacritic only includes the "lowest-scoring version" and omits the rest.

If you want to see the top ten worst-rated Xbox games according to the same rules, they are as follows:

  1. CrossfireX - 38 (Xbox Series X)
  2. The Last Oricru - 50 (Xbox Series X)
  3. Dragon Ball: The Breakers - 54 (Xbox Series X)
  4. Gungrave G.O.R.E - 56 (Xbox Series X)
  5. MX vs ATV Legends - 56 (Xbox Series X)
  6. DOLMEN - 56 (Xbox Series X)
  7. Matchpoint: Tennis Championships - 59 (Xbox Series X)
  8. Sonic Frontiers - 61 (Xbox Series X)
  9. Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong - 62 (Xbox Series X)
  10. Scorn - 64 (Xbox Series X)

As you can probably tell, a lot of Xbox games didn't actually manage to obtain at least seven professional reviews on Metacritic 2022, so the likes of Sonic Frontiers and Scorn are even creeping into the list above, which seems harsh.

Fortunately, there weren't too many stinkers this year — and even CrossfireX has begun to recover since!

Do you agree with these worst games of 2021 lists from Metacritic? Let us know down in the comments.

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