Wccftech’s Best Games of 2022/Most Anticipated of 2023 Polls

Alessio Palumbo
Wccftech's Best Games of 2022 Polls

After finalizing the genre categories for the best games of 2022 and the most anticipated ones of 2023, it's time for the Wccftech community to select their favorite one out of the five nominees in each category (Shooter, Action, RPG, Horror, Adventure, Platform, Indie, Strategy & Simulation, Sports & Racing, Multiplayer, and Overall).

Go ahead and vote in the polls below, which will close on Saturday, January 28th. The following day, we'll announce the winners of the Wccftech Community and Staff Awards.

Best Shooter Game of 2022
  • Tiny Tina's Wonderlands 26%, 98 votes
    98 votes 26%
    98 votes - 26% of all votes
  • Evil West 20%, 75 votes
    75 votes 20%
    75 votes - 20% of all votes
  • Splatoon 3 19%, 73 votes
    73 votes 19%
    73 votes - 19% of all votes
  • Metal: Hellsinger 19%, 71 vote
    71 vote 19%
    71 vote - 19% of all votes
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Extraction 16%, 61 vote
    61 vote 16%
    61 vote - 16% of all votes
Total Votes: 378
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
Voting is closed
Best Roleplaying Game of 2022
  • Elden Ring 81%, 398 votes
    398 votes 81%
    398 votes - 81% of all votes
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 10%, 47 votes
    47 votes 10%
    47 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Weird West 7%, 32 votes
    32 votes 7%
    32 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Star Ocean: The Divine Force 2%, 10 votes
    10 votes 2%
    10 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin 1%, 5 votes
    5 votes 1%
    5 votes - 1% of all votes
Total Votes: 492
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Best Action Game of 2022
  • God of War Ragnarok 54%, 269 votes
    269 votes 54%
    269 votes - 54% of all votes
  • Horizon Forbidden West 21%, 106 votes
    106 votes 21%
    106 votes - 21% of all votes
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem 15%, 76 votes
    76 votes 15%
    76 votes - 15% of all votes
  • Bayonetta 3 7%, 33 votes
    33 votes 7%
    33 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga 3%, 17 votes
    17 votes 3%
    17 votes - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 501
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Best Horror Game of 2022
  • The Last of Us Part I 32%, 145 votes
    145 votes 32%
    145 votes - 32% of all votes
  • Resident Evil Village: Shadows of Rose 27%, 124 votes
    124 votes 27%
    124 votes - 27% of all votes
  • Dying Light 2 Stay Human 22%, 100 votes
    100 votes 22%
    100 votes - 22% of all votes
  • The Quarry 10%, 48 votes
    48 votes 10%
    48 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Martha Is Dead 9%, 43 votes
    43 votes 9%
    43 votes - 9% of all votes
Total Votes: 460
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Best Adventure Game of 2022
  • Return to Monkey Island 36%, 121 vote
    121 vote 36%
    121 vote - 36% of all votes
  • As Dusk Falls 18%, 61 vote
    61 vote 18%
    61 vote - 18% of all votes
  • Pentiment 18%, 60 votes
    60 votes 18%
    60 votes - 18% of all votes
  • Syberia: The World Before 15%, 50 votes
    50 votes 15%
    50 votes - 15% of all votes
  • Immortality 12%, 40 votes
    40 votes 12%
    40 votes - 12% of all votes
Total Votes: 332
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Best Platform Game of 2022
  • Stray 50%, 175 votes
    175 votes 50%
    175 votes - 50% of all votes
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land 23%, 80 votes
    80 votes 23%
    80 votes - 23% of all votes
  • Sonic Frontiers 18%, 62 votes
    62 votes 18%
    62 votes - 18% of all votes
  • OlliOlli World 6%, 22 votes
    22 votes 6%
    22 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series 3%, 11 votes
    11 votes 3%
    11 votes - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 350
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Best Fighting Game of 2022
  • Sifu 44%, 142 votes
    142 votes 44%
    142 votes - 44% of all votes
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge 31%, 100 votes
    100 votes 31%
    100 votes - 31% of all votes
  • The King of Fighters XV 14%, 44 votes
    44 votes 14%
    44 votes - 14% of all votes
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax 7%, 23 votes
    23 votes 7%
    23 votes - 7% of all votes
  • DNF Duel 4%, 12 votes
    12 votes 4%
    12 votes - 4% of all votes
Total Votes: 321
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Best Indie Game of 2022
  • Vampire Survivors 37%, 117 votes
    117 votes 37%
    117 votes - 37% of all votes
  • Tunic 23%, 72 votes
    72 votes 23%
    72 votes - 23% of all votes
  • Dwarf Fortress 19%, 60 votes
    60 votes 19%
    60 votes - 19% of all votes
  • Neon White 11%, 34 votes
    34 votes 11%
    34 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Citizen Sleeper 10%, 32 votes
    32 votes 10%
    32 votes - 10% of all votes
Total Votes: 315
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Best Strategy/Simulation Game of 2022
  • Total War: Warhammer III 44%, 145 votes
    145 votes 44%
    145 votes - 44% of all votes
  • Marvel's Midnight Suns 18%, 59 votes
    59 votes 18%
    59 votes - 18% of all votes
  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker 18%, 58 votes
    58 votes 18%
    58 votes - 18% of all votes
  • Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope 15%, 48 votes
    48 votes 15%
    48 votes - 15% of all votes
  • Two Point Campus 6%, 21 vote
    21 vote 6%
    21 vote - 6% of all votes
Total Votes: 331
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Best Sports/Racing Game of 2022
  • Gran Turismo 7 49%, 153 votes
    153 votes 49%
    153 votes - 49% of all votes
  • Need for Speed Unbound 21%, 64 votes
    64 votes 21%
    64 votes - 21% of all votes
  • Football Manager 2023 12%, 38 votes
    38 votes 12%
    38 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Grid Legends 11%, 33 votes
    33 votes 11%
    33 votes - 11% of all votes
  • NBA 2K23 7%, 23 votes
    23 votes 7%
    23 votes - 7% of all votes
Total Votes: 311
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Best Multiplayer Game of 2022
  • Elden Ring 38%, 130 votes
    130 votes 38%
    130 votes - 38% of all votes
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II/Warzone 2.0 37%, 127 votes
    127 votes 37%
    127 votes - 37% of all votes
  • Lost Ark 11%, 38 votes
    38 votes 11%
    38 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Splatoon 3 10%, 34 votes
    34 votes 10%
    34 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Multiversus 4%, 14 votes
    14 votes 4%
    14 votes - 4% of all votes
Total Votes: 343
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Best Game of 2022
  • Elden Ring 51%, 246 votes
    246 votes 51%
    246 votes - 51% of all votes
  • God of War Ragnarok 22%, 108 votes
    108 votes 22%
    108 votes - 22% of all votes
  • Horizon Forbidden West 9%, 45 votes
    45 votes 9%
    45 votes - 9% of all votes
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem 5%, 23 votes
    23 votes 5%
    23 votes - 5% of all votes
  • The Last of Us Part I 4%, 20 votes
    20 votes 4%
    20 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Pentiment 3%, 14 votes
    14 votes 3%
    14 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Gran Turismo 7 2%, 10 votes
    10 votes 2%
    10 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 2%, 9 votes
    9 votes 2%
    9 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Total War: Warhammer III 1%, 7 votes
    7 votes 1%
    7 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Bayonetta 3 1%, 4 votes
    4 votes 1%
    4 votes - 1% of all votes
Total Votes: 486
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Most Anticipated Shooter Game of 2023
  • STALKER 2 44%, 191 vote
    191 vote 44%
    191 vote - 44% of all votes
  • Atomic Heart 23%, 99 votes
    99 votes 23%
    99 votes - 23% of all votes
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 16%, 71 vote
    71 vote 16%
    71 vote - 16% of all votes
  • Redfall 13%, 59 votes
    59 votes 13%
    59 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Remnant 2 4%, 19 votes
    19 votes 4%
    19 votes - 4% of all votes
Total Votes: 439
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Most Anticipated Roleplaying Game of 2023
  • Starfield 39%, 205 votes
    205 votes 39%
    205 votes - 39% of all votes
  • Diablo IV 19%, 99 votes
    99 votes 19%
    99 votes - 19% of all votes
  • Hogwarts Legacy 18%, 94 votes
    94 votes 18%
    94 votes - 18% of all votes
  • Baldur's Gate III 13%, 69 votes
    69 votes 13%
    69 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Final Fantasy XVI 11%, 56 votes
    56 votes 11%
    56 votes - 11% of all votes
Total Votes: 523
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Most Anticipated Action Game of 2023
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor 31%, 150 votes
    150 votes 31%
    150 votes - 31% of all votes
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 29%, 138 votes
    138 votes 29%
    138 votes - 29% of all votes
  • Marvel's Spider-Man 2 18%, 87 votes
    87 votes 18%
    87 votes - 18% of all votes
  • Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon 12%, 56 votes
    56 votes 12%
    56 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Stellar Blade 11%, 52 votes
    52 votes 11%
    52 votes - 11% of all votes
Total Votes: 483
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Most Anticipated Horror Game of 2023
  • Resident Evil 4 36%, 145 votes
    145 votes 36%
    145 votes - 36% of all votes
  • Dead Space 33%, 133 votes
    133 votes 33%
    133 votes - 33% of all votes
  • Alan Wake 2 27%, 109 votes
    109 votes 27%
    109 votes - 27% of all votes
  • Ad Infinitum 2%, 9 votes
    9 votes 2%
    9 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Unholy 2%, 8 votes
    8 votes 2%
    8 votes - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 404
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Most Anticipated Adventure Game of 2023
  • The Wolf Among Us 2 33%, 100 votes
    100 votes 33%
    100 votes - 33% of all votes
  • Deliver Us Mars 22%, 65 votes
    65 votes 22%
    65 votes - 22% of all votes
  • Star Trek: Resurgence 22%, 65 votes
    65 votes 22%
    65 votes - 22% of all votes
  • The Expanse: A Telltale Series 20%, 59 votes
    59 votes 20%
    59 votes - 20% of all votes
  • Season: A Letter to the Future 4%, 12 votes
    12 votes 4%
    12 votes - 4% of all votes
Total Votes: 301
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Most Anticipated Platform Game of 2023
  • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe 38%, 83 votes
    83 votes 38%
    83 votes - 38% of all votes
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake 24%, 52 votes
    52 votes 24%
    52 votes - 24% of all votes
  • Europa 16%, 34 votes
    34 votes 16%
    34 votes - 16% of all votes
  • Bomb Rush Cyberfunk 13%, 29 votes
    29 votes 13%
    29 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Convergence: A League of Legends Story 9%, 19 votes
    19 votes 9%
    19 votes - 9% of all votes
Total Votes: 217
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Most Anticipated Fighting Game of 2023
  • Street Fighter 6 77%, 186 votes
    186 votes 77%
    186 votes - 77% of all votes
  • Party Animals 8%, 20 votes
    20 votes 8%
    20 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Die By The Blade 5%, 13 votes
    13 votes 5%
    13 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Blazing Strike 5%, 12 votes
    12 votes 5%
    12 votes - 5% of all votes
  • God of Rock 5%, 11 votes
    11 votes 5%
    11 votes - 5% of all votes
Total Votes: 242
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Most Anticipated Indie Game of 2023
  • Hollow Knight: Silksong 59%, 137 votes
    137 votes 59%
    137 votes - 59% of all votes
  • Oxenfree II: Lost Signals 15%, 35 votes
    35 votes 15%
    35 votes - 15% of all votes
  • Viewfinder 10%, 24 votes
    24 votes 10%
    24 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Bomb Rush Cyberfunk 10%, 22 votes
    22 votes 10%
    22 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Tchia 6%, 13 votes
    13 votes 6%
    13 votes - 6% of all votes
Total Votes: 231
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Most Anticipated Strategy/Simulation Game of 2023
  • Company of Heroes 3 45%, 124 votes
    124 votes 45%
    124 votes - 45% of all votes
  • Homeworld 3 41%, 113 votes
    113 votes 41%
    113 votes - 41% of all votes
  • The Great War: Western Front 6%, 18 votes
    18 votes 6%
    18 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Stranded: Alien Dawn 5%, 15 votes
    15 votes 5%
    15 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Park Beyond 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 277
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Most Anticipated Sports/Racing Game of 2023
  • Forza Motorsport 66%, 169 votes
    169 votes 66%
    169 votes - 66% of all votes
  • Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown 15%, 39 votes
    39 votes 15%
    39 votes - 15% of all votes
  • Wreckreation 8%, 21 vote
    21 vote 8%
    21 vote - 8% of all votes
  • AEW: Fight Forever 6%, 15 votes
    15 votes 6%
    15 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Football Manager 2024 5%, 12 votes
    12 votes 5%
    12 votes - 5% of all votes
Total Votes: 256
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Most Anticipated Multiplayer Game of 2023
  • Diablo IV 61%, 185 votes
    185 votes 61%
    185 votes - 61% of all votes
  • Ark 2 13%, 40 votes
    40 votes 13%
    40 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Street Fighter 6 13%, 39 votes
    39 votes 13%
    39 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Blue Protocol 7%, 21 vote
    21 vote 7%
    21 vote - 7% of all votes
  • Throne and Liberty 5%, 16 votes
    16 votes 5%
    16 votes - 5% of all votes
Total Votes: 301
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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Most Anticipated Game of 2023
  • Starfield 35%, 160 votes
    160 votes 35%
    160 votes - 35% of all votes
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 12%, 53 votes
    53 votes 12%
    53 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Marvel's Spider-Man 2 9%, 41 vote
    41 vote 9%
    41 vote - 9% of all votes
  • Diablo IV 9%, 40 votes
    40 votes 9%
    40 votes - 9% of all votes
  • STALKER 2 8%, 37 votes
    37 votes 8%
    37 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Hogwarts Legacy 7%, 32 votes
    32 votes 7%
    32 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Baldur's Gate III 7%, 31 vote
    31 vote 7%
    31 vote - 7% of all votes
  • Final Fantasy XVI 6%, 27 votes
    27 votes 6%
    27 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor 5%, 23 votes
    23 votes 5%
    23 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Alan Wake 2 3%, 15 votes
    15 votes 3%
    15 votes - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 459
January 23, 2023 - January 28, 2023
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