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The 22 most anticipated PC games of 2022

PC Gamer · 12 min

A raft of delayed games originally announced for 2021 has helped make 2022 look unusually stacked when it comes to exciting PC releases. Even without those extra bonus releases, it was always going to be a significant year.

The Video Games That Got Us Through 2021

The New York Times · 10 min

These are not the year’s best video games, and some of them aren’t even that new. But they are the ones that helped us through yet another unexpected year. The year in video games was good, bad and everything in between.

The 9 Games We Loved in 2021

WIRED · 9 min

it has been, once again, a year. Set aside the pandemic and you still had the chip shortage, console resellers, and the seemingly never-ending saga of Activision Blizzard.

The 15 best video games of 2021

The Guardian · 6 min

15 WildermythA genuinely inventive tactical role-playing adventure that uses procedural generation to allow for player-created stories, all taking place in a fantasy world constructed from luscious papercraft set-pieces – like a digital board game.

These Are the 10 Best Video Games We Played in 2021

Bloomberg · 5 min

It’s time to talk about the top games of 2021, but first... It’s a miracle when any video game is finished. But during the age of Covid? Every developer who successfully shipped a game this year deserves at least a couple of statues. Especially when they turned out to be great.

10 great games for your new gaming PC

The Verge · 8 min

If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. Getting a new gaming PC is a bit like opening Pandora’s Box when it comes to deciding what to play.

Would you play a video game for 500 hours?

The Guardian · 4 min

In the winter of 1996, I almost lost my job because of the acclaimed management sim Civilization II. I was supposed to be reviewing it for the video game magazine Edge, where I was a fledgling staff writer. But I got so hooked, playing it was all I did for three weeks.

The life-saving magic of playing games

Tim Harford · 5 min

What’s kept you going during the pandemic? For some people, it’s been an exercise kick. For others, the day’s first glass of wine. For me, it’s been a game of “let’s pretend” with a conclave of imaginary wizards. It takes all sorts, but my survival mechanism has been to play games.

Polygon’s 50 most anticipated games of 2022

Polygon · 20 min

If you’re reading this, congratulations: You made it to 2022. It certainly wasn’t easy, but some of 2021’s best games helped us get through another 365 days of ups and downs. While 2021 was another rough year for just about everything and everyone, many of us found refuge in games.

Video Games Already Do What the Metaverse Just Promises

WIRED · 7 min

The bride wore a flower crown with a gray, buttoned skirt fit for a midtown office. The groom resembled Jeff Bezos. At the reception, there were guests and a stage and a photo slideshow. Everything was familiar, except the venue.