2022 has provided us with some incredible games, movies, TV, and technology. In fact, there were so many that IGN gave him a staggering 15 out of 10 review score. Here’s everything you could possibly call a masterpiece of the year.
Every IGN 10 in 2022
FromSoftware has a long list of beloved action RPGs, but Elden Ring is the first IGN gave it a 10. It’s a challenging open world full of horror and joy, an evolution of what made the likes of Dark Souls and Bloodborne so good. Loved for its magnificent scale rarely seen in games. It begs to be explored endlessly as it searches for its many secrets and the next well-designed boss. It’s easy to get in. Like its predecessor, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Elden Ring will look back as the game that pushed the genre forward.”
War God Ragnarok
Gods of War Ragnarok is a worthy sequel to its 2018 predecessor and consecutive IGN 10-winning games, joining the elite list of series such as GTA, Metal Gear Solid and The Last of Us. Thrills with a captivating blend of action and adventure, crunchy combat and a twisted narrative, builds on what was before and in a bigger and better way, cementing Kratos into the pantheon of his characters in the greatest video games of all time. increase. We praised its “impeccable script, pitch-perfect performances, knockout his action” and claimed it was “a complete work of art from top to bottom.”
Dwarf Fortress is a masterpiece over 20 years in the making, a complex yet highly rewarding management game that has been given new life thanks to Welcome Grown Up. The already cult classic of maintaining a colony of dwarves and defending it against gods, monsters and natural disasters has never looked better or played better. We call it “a genre-defining game that shows how great a video game can be when developers have a clear goal and work valiantly, even if it takes decades to achieve it.” It was expressed as “results to be achieved.”
Pentiment is unlike anything Obsidian has made before, and indeed isn’t very similar to other games in general. This is a detective RPG masquerading as historical tourism, whose unique art his style is sure to catch the eye as he makes his way through late-medieval Bavaria and interrogates townsfolk about all things murder and theology. Thing. Our review called it “15 to 20 hours of engrossing adventure game” with “a clever detective story with no straight answers.” It’s a taste, but it’s well worth a try.
Batman is a very different kind of detective story, one of only two films to score 10 out of 10 this year. Matt Reeves’ rain-soaked Gotham plays host to Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne and follows in the footsteps of a cryptic, mystery-loving serial killer in a ferocious clash of comic panels and neo-noir films. There, Dark offers a story that lurks deep under his Knight’s skin. We considered it a masterpiece and described it as “a gripping, gorgeous, and sometimes downright terrifying psychological crime thriller that gives Bruce Wayne the grounded detective story he deserves.”
All at once, anywhere
Our review calls it Everything Everywhere All at Once. Weird is definitely the watchword here, as director duo Daniels takes us on a multidimensional journey through all things strange and wonderful. It’s a way to balance those weirdness with a completely heartfelt story told through the eyes of Michelle Yeoh’s Evelyn in a house performance. .
Andor – Episode 6 “The Eye” and Episode 12 “Rix Road”
D23: Andor Trailer
Big screen to small screen – Andor scored 10s in not one, but two episodes of the latest Star Wars series. The latter is the season finale of Cassian Andor’s first steps on becoming a revolutionary, culminating in summing up what made the great show up to that point. described as “an action-packed spectacle that builds on the thematic foundations of the episodes” and “a beautifully crafted thriller that highlights the uglier side of our and Cassian’s worlds”, and they are two of the best episodes. It’s one of the TV’s of the year.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 1
From Star Wars to Star Trek, Strange New World also breathes new life into a sci-fi series that threatens to meander in its direction. Our review called it “the best single season of a Star Trek show since the legendary 1990s runs of The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine”. Rather than getting bogged down in one arc, it takes an old-school approach of standalone weekly stories, deftly reminiscing about the good old days when it once reigned supreme. A great blend of adventure, humor and an emotional gut punch is everything you could ask for from Star Trek.
Lord of the Rings: Ring of Power – Episode 6 “Wooden”
All the key players in the Lord of the Rings: Ring of Power premiere episode
The Rings of Power received critical acclaim for its action-packed sixth episode, which it described as “the best of fantasy television”. Following earlier episodes that were slower and focused on the exposition, the show exploded to life with a battle-centric chapter full of blood, sweat, and tears. Brought to life an unprecedented moment in The Rings history.In addition, the effects work is one of the best seen on television, eye-opening, and the first of The Rings of Power. It’s the best episode of the season.
Better Call Saul – Series Finale “Saul Gone”
Better Call Saul’s final chapter is as good a finale as you could hope for, and it closes out one intricately constructed TV series. When It puts an end to its predecessor, Breaking Bad. Our review called it “one of the most satisfying, cathartic, and earned TV show endings in years,” and “remembers the past, contextualizes the present, and looks to the future with optimistic eyes.” It’s a Dickensian episode to look forward to.” Simply put, another television his masterclass by Vince Gilligan.
This is us season 6
The final season of This is Us scored a 10 thanks to the elegant way it draws so many weighty threads of the series to its proper end. Our verdict is that the season “had the impossible task of putting together an emotionally huge story, but it succeeds and unconventional. The Pearson family faces inevitable divorce and death.” But in the show’s final episode, the full picture of their lives comes into full view, with truly meaningful long-form storytelling.” A brilliant conclusion to one of television’s great soap operas.
google pixel 7 pro
Google Pixel 7 Pro review image
Google Pixel 7 Pro was the only phone to score 10 points in 2022. It’s an outstanding piece of technology, and our review says it “offers even greater value than its predecessor. With a sleeker look, a brighter screen, a 5x telephoto camera, and even better digital zoom capabilities, it’s better than any other There is little reason to consider a high-end Android smartphone for
SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless
The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless headset was another tech 10 we scored. “Because it takes the line of this gaming headset to another level. Spatial sound and audio quality are great, the battery is hot swappable and lasts without interruption. Very noticeable changes in equalizer and sonar settings.” The audio experience in games has become even more nuanced thanks to the.” If you care about premium quality audio, look no further.
If you want to turn off all those electronics and just enjoy some good old fashioned fun, we also have the Undaunted: Stalingrad board game. A reinvention of the 2019 original, the game has been described as “an all-new game with a fresh and dedicated campaign system.”
Here are some of the games, movies, TV shows, and tech we thought deserved the title of Masterpiece of 2022. Let us know in the comments.