It’s been a fantastic year in the gaming category in 2022, with a variety of superb games arriving on the likes of the PS5, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC.
In order to celebrate, we’re hosting the Trusted Reviews Awards 2022 where we’ll be picking winners for both games and gaming hardware in a variety of categories.
You can check out all of the nominees and winners from the Trusted Reviews 2022 below.
Best games console winner
Portable gaming systems have seen a boom in recent years, but few have provided the quality that the Steam Deck offers. It’s powerful enough to play virtually any Steam game in your library, and yet is still light enough that you can game on the go without making your arms ache.
You can see the best games console shortlist below:
Best Switch game winner
The Metroid series had been dormant for a few years, but it’s now back with a bang with the excellent Dread. It offers great nostalgic value for those who played the classic Super Metroid game, while also offering a fresh spin on the series with new horror elements and innovative boss battles.
You can see the best Switch game shortlist below:
- Metroid Dread
- Pokémon Legends: Arceus
- Kirby and the Forgotten Land
- Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Best PlayStation game winner
Deathloop is one of the most unique games we’ve ever tested, with a ‘Groundhog Day’ time loop that offers mind-bending puzzles and thrilling shootouts. It’s one of the very best games of this generation so far.
You can see the best PlayStation game shortlist below:
Best Xbox game
Forza Horizon 5 achieved a perfect score in our review, as we were floored by the gorgeous Mexican vistas and delightfully fun racing events that should appeal to both casual racers and car enthusiasts.
You can see the best Xbox game shortlist below:
Best PC game winner
FromSoftware took a huge risk when adopting an open-world format for its successful Dark Souls formula, but boy did it pull it off. Elden Ring offers challenging combat and curiosity-driven exploration, with an astonishing amount of weapons and loot available.
You can see the best PC game shortlist below:
Best game winner
There have been plenty of good games this year, but Elden Ring stood out as the clear winner. A big reason for this is the huge map you’re able to explore, which is packed full of dungeons, castles and gruesome monsters. The combat and RPG elements are excellent too, while retaining the same punishing difficulty as the Dark Souls series.
You can see the best game shortlist below:
Best online game winner
We decided to create the Best Online Game category to celebrate games that offer a fantastic and competitive online service. Halo Infinite came out on top, with the excellent shooting mechanics and variety of game modes to keep players hooked for years to come.
You can see the best online game winner below.
Best co-op game winner
It’s dangerous to play alone, so we’ve decided to celebrate the best co-op games where you can play alongside a friend. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga took this accolade, allowing friends to play through all nine Star Wars films together, with hilarious dialogue and super-satisfying puzzles.
You can see the best co-op game shortlist below:
- Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- Back 4 Blood
- Rainbow Six Extraction
- Mario Strikers: Battle League Football
Best gaming mouse winner
The Razer Viper V2 Pro impressed us this year with an astonishingly high DPI and lightweight build. This ensures it’s both responsive and quick, enabling you to shoot down in-game enemies as quickly as possible.
You can see the best gaming mouse shortlist below:
Best gaming headset winner
The EPOS H3PRO Hybrid blew us away this year, as not only does it offer top-notch audio quality but also packs multiple high-end features such as ANC.
You can see the best gaming headset shortlist below:
Best gaming keyboard winner
The Razer Huntsman Min Analog is a dinky keyboard that will save you oodles of desk space, while also featuring cutting-edge analogue for a more immersive gaming experience.
You can see the best gaming keyboard shortlist below:
Best gaming monitor winner
The Samsung Odyssey Ark is a TV-sized gaming monitor that can be flipped upright whenever you fancy. During testing, we were incredibly impressed with the gorgeous 4K picture quality, 165Hz refresh rate and booming speakers.
You can see the best gaming monitor shortlist below:
Best gaming laptop winner
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 hits the sweet spot between price and performance, while also having a slim and portable design so you can continue playing PC games away from home.
You can see the best gaming laptop shortlist below: