XEL Is Officially The Worst Switch Game Of 2022, According To Metacritic

XEL Is Officially The Worst Switch Game Of 2022, According To Metacritic

Once more it’s when Metacritic enliven the ‘Round of the Year’ designations by delivering a rundown of the most terrible games delivered.

On the Switch front, the most awful round of the year goes to the Zelda-style science fiction experience title, XEL. It made its presentation on the stage in July this year, and as per Metacritic’s scoring framework (which requires a named game to have no less than seven expert surveys), it’s the fourth-most exceedingly terrible game in general of 2022. The Switch variant of Cutting edge Sprinter: Improved Version was likewise in tenth spot.

Games are positioned by Metascore (as of December 12, 2022) preceding adjusting, and any titles with less than 7 audits from proficient pundits are prohibited. (All in all, these terrible games are sufficiently significant to get surveys from different distributions.) In the event that a solitary title would have arrived on the rundown on various occasions because of low scores on more than one stage, we just incorporated the most reduced scoring form.

Metacritic – The 10 Worst Video Games of 2022
  • POSTAL 4 – No Regerts – 30 (PC)
  • CrossfireX – 38 (Xbox Series X)
  • Babylon’s Fall – 41 (PS5)
  • XEL – 43 (Nintendo Switch)
  • LEGO Brawls – 46 (PS5)
  • Zorro: The Chronicles – 59 (PS5)
  • The Last Oricru – 50 (Xbox Series X)
  • The Waylanders – 51 (PC)
  • Kamiwaza: Way of the Thief – 52 (PS4)
  • Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition – 52 (Nintendo Switch)

Here’s what Metacritic had to say about both of the Nintendo Switch titles:


A 3D, open-world platformer set in a puzzling world that mixes science fiction and dream components, Xel might get a couple of focuses for visuals and its unique story. Yet, don’t confuse Xel with Zelda: The previous is so unpolished and disappointing that couple of gamers will have a good time playing it. What’s more, the issues aren’t simply on Switch: A PC variant got comparably unfortunate surveys.

Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition

An “enhanced” port of a fairly good 1997 point-and-click sci-fi adventure game set within the same universe as the first Blade Runner film, this remaster was not the hit that the original was. In fact, it wasn’t even as good as an unofficial port released for PC a few years ago. Critics and users complained about the new graphics and numerous glitches.

Attila Tomaschek

Attila Tomaschek is the weekend news editor at The G DiLine Network.