2022 introduced us a complete host of latest video games — we thought we would dive into the large pool of over 2.5 million Xbox gamers we use to generate every week’s Gameplay Chart to seek out the most-played video games of 2022!
Now we have the entire of 2023 earlier than us, however earlier than we head out right into a 12 months of latest video games, it’s time to check out what got here earlier than. We thought we would look a little bit deeper into the large pool of over 2.5 million Xbox gamers we use to generate every week’s Gameplay Chart to seek out out what the most-played video games of 2022 had been. Counting every sport as soon as for every participant, irrespective of what number of instances they performed it final 12 months; right here it’s, the mom of all Gameplay Charts, itemizing the highest 100 of the most well-liked Xbox video games for the entire of 2022. Let’s become familiar with this beastie.
There was a time when all there was within the high spot was Fortnite, so far as the attention may see, but even Fortnite couldn’t defeat a Gameplay Chart veteran like Minecraft, which has managed to say first place for the most-played sport of 2022 with over 1,560,000 gamers (after combining the participant numbers for all its completely different variations). Fortnite has taken second place with over 1,020,000 gamers, whereas Grand Theft Auto V is in third with over 1,000,000 gamers, Halo Infinite in fourth, and Name of Responsibility: Trendy Warfare at fifth. Trendy Warfare II shot straight to the highest of our weekly Gameplay Charts after launch, which means that it’s now up there because the sixth most-played sport of 2022, regardless of solely launching on the finish of October. One large title for earlier in 2022 was Fall Guys, which launched on Xbox as a free-to-play sport in June (and shot onto our listing of the finest free Xbox video games). Its frequent content material updates and collaborations saved gamers coming again for a while, and it’s managed to clinch a spot within the high ten of this chart consequently. Overwatch, in the meantime, may often be discovered close to the highest of the weekly Gameplay Charts on TrueAchievements; regardless of a tough launch for Overwatch 2 in October, it has nonetheless managed to stay within the high ten because the ninth most-played Xbox sport in 2022. Keep in mind, although, that since Overwatch 2 really changed the unique sport, it will technically be the mixed distinctive gamers who launched both sport in 2022.
Regardless of solely launching in December, and due to this fact not likely having a lot 2022 left, Excessive On Life has managed to be listed because the 14th most-played sport of final 12 months with over 500,000 gamers. Its Xbox Recreation Go launch was so common that it broke a number of Recreation Go data — TrueAchievements members additionally voted it as the very best Recreation Go addition of 2022. Sea of Thieves is just under — it’s all the time crusing someplace across the center of the weekly high 40 charts, so it’s not too shocking to see it anchored at fifteenth. MultiVersus was one other 2022 launch; like Fall Guys, it’s free-to-play, and picked up a sizeable variety of gamers all through the second half of final 12 months. Elden Ring was one of many highest-rated video games of 2022 altogether — in actual fact, it was voted because the TrueAchievements Recreation of the 12 months 2022 — so it’s good to see that recognition backed up in participant numbers, placing Elden Ring in twentieth with over 430,000 gamers. PowerWash Simulator was an Xbox Recreation Go day-one addition that grew to become a shock hit after it launched in July, choosing up so many gamers (over 359,000) that it’s now at twenty ninth. Final 12 months noticed a giant gross sales milestone for Cyberpunk 2077 in addition to an inflow of gamers; CD Projekt Pink’s action-adventure RPG made it to thirty third on this listing. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was, in the meantime, one other large hit of 2022 releases, and picked up extra gamers when it joined Recreation Go later within the 12 months — it sits a little bit under Cyberpunk 2077 at thirty sixth.
There’s a spread of video games and genres all through the following chunk of this chart, with each older titles like Murderer’s Creed Valhalla and Marvel’s Avengers making an look, and newer Xbox Recreation Go launches like Deathloop. 2022 noticed a variety of large updates and releases arrive in the direction of the top of the 12 months; considered one of these was the Xbox Sequence X|S replace for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in December, which little question introduced again an inflow of gamers, explaining its look because the 83rd most-played sport in 2022. Indie darling Stardew Valley has additionally staked a declare within the high 100, sitting at 88th, whereas Tunic, one other 2022 Xbox Recreation Go launch, has made it to 89th, and appears set to develop into one more indie basic. Disney Dreamlight Valley launched into Early Entry with Xbox Recreation Go in September and was picked up by sufficient gamers to make it to ninety fifth. Rounding up the highest 100 most-played video games in 2022 is Jurassic World Evolution 2, which joined Recreation Go in Might of final 12 months; but extra proof of the ability of Recreation Go!
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