RIP To These 14 Video games That Died In 2022

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A collage of ghostly game characters, including Reaper (Overwatch, left), Naruto Uzumaki (Jump Force, center), a Hyper Scape guy (center right), and a Dirt 4 car (right).

The graveyard is increasing, y’all.
Picture: Bandai Namco / Blizzard / Codemasters / Ubisoft / Kotaku / Odette Villarreal (Shutterstock)

There was a time, again within the day, the place you’d simply purchase a completed recreation and performed it. No day-one updates or additional patches—it was easy. These video games couldn’t “die” as a result of they merely…existed. However as MMOs and live-service video games (or “video games as a service”) started to proliferate, requiring on-line servers and fixed help from builders to maintain issues up and working, so too has the variety of video games that’ve hit within the graveyard. Please, bow your heads as had been solemnly mark this yr’s casualties.

There have been fairly just a few, too, from racing sims like Filth Rally and Mission Vehicles to battle royales like Hyper Scape and massively-multiplayer on-line role-playing video games comparable to Tera. Not each recreation on this listing is “lifeless” within the conventional sense, with some nonetheless having minor performance that makes them considerably playable, however all are now not receiving developmental assets or updates, successfully making them lifeless video games.

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With that, listed here are 14 video games that died in 2022:

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