10 Most Overlooked Video Games Of 2022 (So Far)

The year is barely half over and already 2022 is shaping up to be an absolute triumph in the gaming world.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus might be the IP’s best entry ever. Horizon Forbidden West is superior to its magnificent forerunner in every way. Sifu time mechanics are so game-changing that they could spawn a new subgenre.

And Elden Ring? No other details needed.

But while Tunic, Dying Light 2, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge have enjoyed their time in the spotlight, there are a few gems that don’t get enough attention.

Due to poor marketing, a lack of brand recognition, or the decision to release a game immediately after Elden Ring, some major titles were mostly ignored. And because most of these bundles come from indie developers, they’re reasonably cheap and available on most platforms, which is all the more reason to give them a shot.

Before you decide to buy the latest Call of Duty spin-off or the 147th Mario, remember that there are tons of games of the same caliber that are not worth overlooking.

As PacMan Museum+, Sonic Origins, and Super Mario 3D All-Stars have proven, developers have a bad habit of putting minimal effort into game compilations. So when Capcom announced a ten-game anthology called the Capcom Fighting Collection, we expected it to be a barebones assortment.

But fans were surprised to see that the collection consisted mostly of lesser-known but solid titles, some of which only had a limited release outside of Japan. The collection includes the Darkstalkers pentalogy, Cyberbots (which is like Rise of the Robots if it was good), the highly addictive Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, and Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix, which looks like a cuter Street Fighter II.

It also includes Red Earth – a criminally underrated beat-em-up never released on a home console until now. For good measure, Capcom also added Hyper Street Fighter II.

Like the Street Fighter Anniversary Collection, Capcom packed this pack with additional features, including practice modes, gallery, jukebox, and save slots.

Of course, none of this would matter if the online multiplayer wasn’t up to snuff. But rest assured, the matchmaking is seamless, which means you’ll have no problem kicking the ass of all your friends around the world.

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Carolyn M. Daniel