2022 has been filled with fantastic games, so it was hard for us to pick just one game that would take home the big trophy. Although there are some bright contenders, we’ve finally chosen Vampire Survivors as our 2022 Android Game of the Year.
What is Vampire Survivors?
Vampire Survivors is a gothic rogue-like horror game that challenges you to the max. Hundreds of monsters are descending on you and it’s your job to fight back. Although the graphics are simplistic and the gameplay is largely automatic, that doesn’t stop it from being devilishly addictive. The object of the game is to survive as long as possible by fending off the creatures that pounce on you at sunset.
Similar to other rogue-like games, you can grab a selection of weapons and items as you level up, allowing you to choose how you want to play. If you’ve never played a rogue-like game before, it’s important to remember that it’s okay to die. It may sound counter-intuitive, but trust us. Each time you die, you can buy a variety of upgrades with gold for the next round.
The aim of the game
The longer you survive, the more time you have to explore each stage. During a run, you can collect experience gems, health items, and other useful items. These objects encourage you to survive as long as possible.
There is a 15 or 30 minute time limit for a run, and the goal is to reach that time limit without dying. If you manage to survive until the time limit, all monsters will disappear and death will appear. Death is the strongest enemy in the game, and it’s pretty hard to beat! Each minute after death first spawns will unfortunately spawn an additional death.
Why is it Android Game of the Year 2022?
We picked Vampire Survivors as Android Game of the Year 2022 because of its intense and fast-paced combat. The overall game aesthetic is also a bonus, with the pixelated gothic art style bringing an old school charm to the game. It’s a challenging game, but it’s a big adrenaline rush, and it can be quite difficult at first with low level weapons and no bonuses, but soon you will be on your way to crushing all monsters in your way.
Interested in vampire survivors? You can grab the game from Google Play.