VGChartz’s Taneli Palola: “The best video game narratives of 2022 run the gamut from massive blockbuster titles to small passion projects years in the making. We also saw a diverse set of storytelling approaches in these titles, from the more straightforward narrative adventures of Stray and God of War Ragnarök, to Elden Ring where the player must uncover much of the story for themselves. Pentiment’s player choice-driven narrative and Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s extensive & epic tale round out this year’s final shortlist of nominees.”