Game of the Year 2022 Round 2 — Stray vs King of Fighters XV

By Lee Brady,

The second fight for Game of the Year 2022 has PS Plus darling Stray facing off against the latest in SNK's iconic King of Fighters series, and the decision comes down to you!

Stray takes on The King of Fighters XV in the second match-up calling on the community vote for Game of the Year 2022. This is the Round of 32 bracket, with the winner reaching the Round of 16 in the GOTY vote.

Stray vs KOFGame of the Year 2022 Round of 16 (Match 2) — Stray vs King of Fighters XV

Stray vs The King of Fighters XV

One of the undercats of the Game Awards 2022 season, indie darling Stray caught everyone's attention when it launched directly onto the just-revamped PS Plus back in August. In this line-up, Stray is looking very much like the crowd favourite. Unlike its competitor, Stray enjoyed being the centre of a social media craze this year, prompting Sony to save real-life cats. That and it was very good — read Sean's Stray review for more on that matter. However, our stats show one-in-ten players ditched the game right after its infamous missed jump scene, so not everyone thinks kindly of the game.

Meanwhile, King of Fighters XV sees the series becoming back into its own after the jarring shift away from stunning pixel art with King of Fighters XIV. It hasn't quite made our best fighting games list just yet, but EVO 2022 viewers will have no trouble remembering the highlights of SNK's latest from this year.

GOTYThe first 8 fights for GOTY.

Now, vote in the poll and see you in the comments!
Game of the Year 2022 Round 2
  • Stray
  • The King of Fighters XV
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Lee Brady
Written by Lee Brady
Staff Writer Lee keeps one eye on the future (Astro Bot), one eye on the past (PS1, PS2, and PS3 games), and his secret third eye on junk he really likes (Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Sonic). A PlayStation fan for over 25 years, he loves replaying classic games via PS Plus.
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