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5 hidden gems you may have missed in 2022

For every game like Elden Ring that smashes the doors off sales records and gets the gaming world abuzz, there are dozens of smaller games that don’t make quite as big of a splash. Here in the sluggish summer months, which you might call The Lands Between in terms of big game releases, it’s a good time to look back at the first half of the year and see what hidden gems you might have missed.

Below you’ll find five games that flew beneath that radar but are still well worth your time. There’s a wonderfully funny FMV game, an immersive sim from veteran developers, a couple of puzzle games (one that will make you laugh and one that will absolutely do your head in), and a sim that’ll make you believe running a collectible card the shop is sexy as hell.