What did Kotaku readers click on this year? Once you see the list of 2022’s top 10 posts below, the topics likely won’t be too surprising. Things like Pokémon, hentai, and fast food are practically internet catnip. You might read about them even as you curse your curiosity about these subjects. That’s how we get you! Oh, but don’t worry. There are plenty of video games in here too. Well, kind of.
What you see here are the biggest Kotaku posts of the year, organized from least to most popular. And for the sake of comparison: Here are the biggest Kotaku posts of 2021. Yes, there were porn and NFTs in there, too. Some things never change.
Make sure to check our all our Year In Review coverage, where we look back on the trends and news that defined 2022. And stay tuned: Soon, we’ll be announcing our game of the year picks. You know, if we don’t kill each other during the voting process first. In the meantime, here is a much more inclusive list for what we consider the best games of 2022, the best anime of the year, and the best manga of the year.