The three best (and worst) video games of May 2022

3 up, 3 down – May 2022

Most of the three best (and worst) video games of May 2022 are high-profile releases. Unfortunately, the three worst were all games fans of the series have been waiting for. Nothing scored horribly, however, with our lowest-rated game of the month still scoring a 60. Regardless, here are the three best (and worst) video games of May 2022:


Rogue Legacy 2

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After spending years in early access, Rogue Legacy 2 had an almost unannounced release in May 2022. It’s the sequel to the game that popularized the rogue-lite genre. This sequel didn’t reinvent the wheel, but improved the original in very subtle ways. Our reviewer’s most appreciated addition was the settings menu, which allowed for plenty of gameplay customization. The only real complaint was that the difficulty might make Rogue Legacy 2 too intimidating for some. Our reviewer wrote, “There are a lot of in-game systems, but they generally help Rogue Legacy 2 transcend the boundaries of the genre and make it endlessly replayable and entertaining.” You couldn’t ask for more from a rogue-lite.

salt and sacrifice

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Salt and Sacrifice is the sequel to Salt and Sanctuary. This sequel is more or less the same, but the original was deemed near perfect by many. The game takes the mechanics of Dark Souls games and brings them into a 2D Metroidvania world. Like the Souls games, Salt and Sacrifice is an incredibly difficult experience. Summarizing, our reviewer wrote “Salt and Sacrifice has an old-school vibe that requires patience, determination, a willingness to grind, and the ability to find satisfaction while doing so.” Like Rogue Legacy 2, Salt and Sacrifice is daunting, but near perfect.


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Unboxing is the unexpected surprise of the three best (and worst) video games of May 2022. It features beautiful pixel art, in an isometric perspective. The story takes place over decades and involves moving into new homes and unpacking the protagonist’s belongings. Controls are point-and-click and create a Zen-like experience, as opposed to puzzle-based challenges. Our review concluded that “Unpacking is a wonderful game that really needs more recognition and love.” It’s a must if you’re curious.

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