VGChartz's Evan Norris: "Part of the joy of video games is leaving the regular world behind for a while and playing make-believe. And no other genre allows that fantasy more thoroughly than simulation. In the year 2022, players had plenty of simulation fantasies from which to pick. They could scout talent, manage finances, and guide a Formula 1 team to glory in F1 Manager 2022. Or, they could start a power washing business from their garage in PowerWash Simulator and wash their troubles away with odd jobs around the town of Muckingham. Alternatively, they could take a ranger post in the charming seaside town of Rigbarth, grow crops, fight monsters, and get married in Rune Factory 5. They could even build the university of their dreams in Two Point Campus."