2022 hasn’t been an especially great year for AAA games, with many of the year’s most anticipated releases delayed into 2023 or beyond.

Two notable exceptions, however, came by way of PlayStation exclusives Horizon: Forbidden West and God of War: Ragnarok

debuting in February and November, respectively.

As a direct example of how to avoid the size problem plaguing AAA game

newly released GOTY candidate God of War: Ragnarok has emerged as a valuable

the story of God of War is also a highlight (as it has truthfully been with most of the franchise’s titles).

Ragnarok’s story is well-developed and thought out

The combined might of all of these elements is what allows God of War: Ragnarok to stand out

God of War: Ragnarok to stand out, with a game world that players actually want to exist in.