If you’re curious about what games will be released in 2022, we’ve compiled a list for you. This should help you plan your gaming schedule so you can enjoy plenty of other things, such as watching the latest movies or playing table games online. New games from well-known studios and sequels to all-time favorites will be released in 2022, and the indie industry will be bigger and more surprising than ever. In 2022, every genre that was once supposed to be extinct will be alive and well.
Due to the many high-profile releases scheduled for 2022, the gaming landscape is likely to shift. Microsoft, PlayStation, and Nintendo all offer many blockbuster games to appeal to a wide range of gamers. Every gamer should discover something to meet their gaming interests, whether an enormous open-world sequel or a completely new gaming property. As long as nothing is postponed, it appears that 2022 will have it all. So, here you have it, the most anticipated games of 2022.
Monster Hunter Rise
Monster Hunter Rise may have made waves on the Nintendo Switch, but it’ll undoubtedly be one of the most anticipated PC games of 2022. Monster Hunter Rise is an update of the series that will give fans all the hunts, monsters, and palicoes they can toss a stick at, expanding on much of what made Monster Hunter World so unique.
Six years after Fallout 4, Starfield has a lot to prove, but it already gets credit for being Bethesda’s first new setting since taking over the Fallout franchise in 2008. We’re keeping our expectations modest, but Starfield has been in development for quite some time, and Bethesda RPGs, like them or not, have a long shelf life. Thanks to PC modders, we’re still living in Skyrim’s world.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy
The critically lauded release of Final Fantasy 7 Remake, the revival of Final Fantasy 14, and the creation of Final Fantasy 16 all seem to imply that Square Enix isn’t abandoning the cherished series. With a more action-oriented adventure, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin pushes the Square Enix IP further. Players will assume control of Jack Garland, a hero from the original Final Fantasy world. During his quest to destroy Chaos, Jack can use physical and magical attacks with his party.
Some of the altered combat and objectives may surprise Final Fantasy fans, but jobs, skill trees, and consumable goods return, helping the game maintain its JRPG essence.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus
January will be a hot month, with not one, not two, but three highly anticipated games set to hit the shelves. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the next game in the Pokémon world, even though it is the first on the list not to receive a PC release. It has already been the subject of several debates, one of which was the Pokedex’s apparent lack of 400 different Pokémon scheduled for DLC when Sword and Shield had 400 in the main game – a flaw that sparked a debate of its own. In addition, instead of the open-world experience that fans had hoped for, the game would contain a hub akin to the Monster Hunter franchise. The Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon Legends: Arceus will be published on January 28th.
If you search up “long-awaited” in a dictionary, Elden Ring, the open-world game from Soulsborne creators FromSoftware, is likely to come up. With mounted combat and stealth allowing you to take on problems in various ways, this appears to be a significant departure for the team. Elden Ring will be launched in January 2022, and it is already shaping up to be one of the most anticipated games of the year.
For PC gamers, Redfall is a double-whammy. First, it’s a cooperative multiplayer game from Arkane, the studio behind some of our favorite Dishonored titles ever. Whether it’s stopping time to make a guard kick their bud in the face or feeding an entire regiment to rats, this is a team that knows how to mash systems together to produce intriguing effects. Redfall is also at the helm of the second wave of Left 4 Dead-style games, but this time with vampires.