Best Platformer of 2022

VGChartz’s Christian Evans: “Considering the storied history of the platform game, and how many of the big gaming mascots – Mario, Sonic, and Crash of course spring to mind – are indelibly linked with the genre, there was quite a dearth of pure platformers as potential nominees for the title of best in 2022. Though many of the biggest releases last year that are categorized elsewhere incorporated platforming elements, as seen in the likes of Elden Ring and Bayonetta 3, to emphasise the importance of the mechanics to the industry, it was left to a few old-school mascots with a new lick of 3D paint (and a handful of indie efforts) to fly the flag in this category.”