Game of the Year 2022 voting round 8: Cult of the Lamb vs. Overwatch 2

By Luke Albigés,

Today's Game of the Year 2022 bracket competitors couldn't be much more different... we've got Blizzard's team-based hero shooter Overwatch 2 squaring up against deceptively dark indie darling Cult of the Lamb!

The TrueAchievements Game of the Year bracket returns for 2022, with 32 more challengers competing for your votes throughout December. Yes, we also expect to see Elden Ring do quite well here, but last year saw a few upsets on the way to the finals, so there are bound to be some more exciting clashes along the way! Following feedback from last year's bracket, we've made a few changes for the 2022 edition. While the top games were still picked using TA user ratings, we've opted for more traditional seeding this time around, at least for the first 28 of the 32 games in contention — the final four slots in the last two rounds are currently reserved for a few of December's releases so folks have a chance to play them before voting, although there are replacements eagerly waiting in the wings should any of the December releases turn out to not be deserving of a place on this list, so those are subject to change at this time.

game of the year 2022 vote round 8

In addition, we've made the decision to disqualify remakes and remasters from the running this year based on feedback on many of the rounds last year. We've also left out anything that launched into beta or early access (sorry, MultiVersus) and anything that arrived late on Xbox in 2022 having released in a previous year on other platforms, although games that hit full 1.0 release this year are considered to be 2022 releases so a few such games have found their way onto the shortlist. As a result, this year's bracket runs a varied spread of triple-A heavy hitters, indie darlings, some of the best games on Game Pass, and everything between, so be sure to root for your favourites! Scroll down to see the full bracket for the opening round and for the poll itself, and let us know in the comments why you've backed your chosen game. And don't worry... there will still be a more traditional all-in-one vote later in the month — this format just happened to be a lot of fun last year, so we're glad to be running it again as an alternative, and it'll be interesting to compare results at the end of it all. May the best game win!

Cult of the Lamb

Cult of the Lamb casts players in the role of a possessed lamb saved from annihilation by an ominous stranger and must repay their debt by building a loyal following in his name. Start your own cult in a land of false prophets, venturing out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland worshippers and spread your Word to become the one true cult.

BUILD YOUR FLOCK
Collect and use resources to build new structures, perform dark rituals to appease the gods, and give sermons to reinforce the faith of your flock.

DESTROY THE NON-BELIEVERS
Explore a sprawling, randomly generated world, fight off hordes of enemies and defeat rival cult leaders in order to absorb their power and assert your cult's dominance.

SPREAD YOUR WORD
Train your flock and embark on a quest to explore and discover the secrets of four mysterious regions. Cleanse the non-believers, spread enlightenment, and perform mystical rituals on the journey to become the mighty lamb god.
Cult of the Lamb

Cult of the Lamb

Cult of the Lamb casts players in the role of a possessed lamb saved from annihilation by an ominous stranger and must repay their debt by building a loyal following in his name. Start your own cult in a land of false prophets, venturing out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland worshippers and spread your Word to become the one true cult.

BUILD YOUR FLOCK
Collect and use resources to build new structures, perform dark rituals to appease the gods, and give sermons to reinforce the faith of your flock.

DESTROY THE NON-BELIEVERS
Explore a sprawling, randomly generated world, fight off hordes of enemies and defeat rival cult leaders in order to absorb their power and assert your cult's dominance.

SPREAD YOUR WORD
Train your flock and embark on a quest to explore and discover the secrets of four mysterious regions. Cleanse the non-believers, spread enlightenment, and perform mystical rituals on the journey to become the mighty lamb god.



Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 is an always-on and ever-evolving free-to-play, team-based action game set in an optimistic future, where every match is the ultimate 5v5 battlefield brawl. Team up with friends and dive into the reimagined PvP experience as a time-jumping freedom fighter, a beat-dropping battlefield DJ, or one of over 30 other unique heroes as you battle it out around the globe.

35 HEROES, 22 MAPS AND 6 GAME MODES
Lead the charge, ambush your enemies, or aid your allies as one of 35 distinct heroes. Take them into battle across 22 futuristic maps inspired by real-world locations, and master six unique game modes.
Overwatch® 2

Overwatch® 2

OVERWATCH 2, A FUTURE WORTH FIGHTING FOR!
Overwatch 2 is an always-on and ever-evolving free-to-play, team-based action game set in an optimistic future, where every match is the ultimate 5v5 battlefield brawl.



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Game of the Year 2022 voting round 8: Cult of the Lamb vs. Overwatch 2
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Luke Albigés
Written by Luke Albigés
Luke runs the TA news team, contributing where he can primarily with reviews and other long-form features — crafts he has honed across two decades of print and online gaming media experience, having worked with the likes of gamesTM, Eurogamer, Play, Retro Gamer, Edge, and many more. He loves all things Monster Hunter, enjoys a good D&D session, and has played way too much Destiny.