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Game of the Year Awards 2022 - Best RPG

by Frank "HiddenX" Wecke, 2023-01-08

Here are the winners of the Game of The Year 2022 as voted by our members.

Gamers' Choice: ELEX II

RPGWatch GoldMost Watchers are Piranha Bytes fans, so it's no surprise that ELEX II is our GotY 2022. ELEX II builds up on the famous Gothic formula for open-world RPGs:

Explore the open world, find secrets and quests, multiple solutions to quests are possible, a faction system with choices and consequences is in place, challenging combat (at least in the beginning) and humerous dialogues and unique characters complete the picture. Congratulations!

Gamers' Runner Up: Elden Ring

Elden Ring developed by From Software is the most popular Soulslike game right now
- and many Watchers like it, too.

RPGWatch Silver

The challenging game with a huge interesting open world is more like a sandbox  where you have to find your own path. Playing online co-op is an option as well.

You'll die - a lot!


Gamers' Third Place: Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness

The more traditional isometric party-based RPG Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness, developed by GrapeOcean Technologies, won the third place.

RPGWatch Bronze

The familar style, the original setting and replayability are plus factors.




The Numbers

The following table shows the results of the voting by our members.

Gamers' Choice
Rank Game
2 Elden Ring
3 Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness
4 Expeditions: Rome
5 King Arthur: Knight's Tale
6 Knights of the Chalice II
7 God of War
8 Marvel's Midnight Suns
9 Weird West
10 Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord
11 Tactics Ogre: Reborn
12 Hard West 2
13 Chained Echoes
14 Pentiment
14 Persona 5 Royal
14 Queen's Wish 2: The Tormentor
14 The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero
15 Lost Eidolons
15 Shadows Over Loathing
15 Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga
16 Asterigos: Curse of the Stars
16 Citizen Sleeper
16 Telepath Tactics Liberated
17 Roadwarden
18 Dying Light 2
18 Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
19 Monster Hunter Rise
20 Rogue Legacy 2
20 Steelrising
21 Gordian Quest
21 RPG Time: The Legend of Wright
21 Sunday Gold
21 Vestaria Saga II: The Sacred Sword of Silvanister

These are all games with at least one vote. ELEX II and Elden Ring are really close. But the game that should have been in the 1st spot is None, which scored most.

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