In this article we’ll discuss the most anticipated games that come out somewhere in 2022. While 2021 was a relatively lousy gaming year (for obvious reasons), 2022 should more than make up for it. If we’ve missed any games you’re really looking forward too, let us know in the comments.
Most anticipated games of 2022
Elden Ring: January 21, 2022
FromSoftware struck gold with the Dark Souls-franchise. The Japanese company put a distinctly frustrating, skillful genre on the map. With Elden Ring, they plan to expand on the fittingly named Souls-genre. This fantasy-inspired RPG focuses on more intimidating enemies, tediously difficult combat and a rich, mythical story with the player at its epicenter.
Dying Light 2: February 4, 2022
After multiple delays, Dying Light 2 finally found its final release date in 2022, which prompted us to feature it on our most anticipated games list. Zombies, parkour and intense first person combat continue in the sequel to the praised first Dying Light (2015).
Horizon Forbidden West: February 18, 2022
Like Dying Light 2, Horizon Forbidden West also follows up a surprise hit. Made by Dutch studio Guerilla Games, Horizon Forbidden West features a post-apocalyptic world full of cavemen (and women), fighting mechanized dinosaurs. If that doesn’t get your blood pumping, we don’t know what to say anymore.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl: April 28, 2022
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl is the sequel to the cult classic S.T.A.L.K.E.R. It features updated (and terrifyingly beautiful) graphics, a unique gun system, and a radiation fueled story. It was supposed to come out this year, but fans were forced to be patient very early on. The devs announced the game a shocking 10 years ago! And it’s finally at our doorstep.
Gotham Knights: 2022
Our list of most anticipated games of 2022 wouldn’t be complete without Gotham Knights. Because the Arkham series came to a conclusion in 2015, Rocksteady Studios decided to pivot. Instead of the Caped Crusader, you’ll play as the most well known sidekicks of Batman. Expect the same smoothly flowing, acrobatics involving fistfights of Arkham, with a ton of new abilities and co-op integration.
Hogwarts Legacy: 2022
Some franchises are simply perfect for video game adaptations. We’re talking Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and in this case: Harry Potter. Weirdly enough, J. K. Rowlings magical books never made it into even a half-decent videogame. With Hogwarts Legacy, that’s bound to change. In this RPG, players create their own wizard, ready to take on Hogwarts in the 1800’s. No Potter in sight, so non-muggles are free to experience a story unrelated to the books.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2: 2022
Another title that consolidated its existence on the most anticipated games of 2022 list instantly, is Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. That’s not the real name by the way, but it’s going to be a sequel to 2018’s Breath of the Wild. You know, one of the most innovative, fun, not to mention successful Nintendo games ever. Besides a teaser, not much is know. But it’s obvious they can’t go wrong given the foundation it’s built upon.
God of War: Ragnarok: 2022
The exact same applies to God of War: Ragnarok. The initial reboot of the God of War franchise was a huge hit. The gripping story and modernized hack and slash combat made the game’s popularity skyrocket. Kratos once again fights Norse gods in this one. Need we say more?
Starfield: November 2022
No list of this nature would be complete without at least one Bethesda RPG that’s still lightyears away. Starfield was announced in 2018 and the unofficial premise made gamers pull their own hairs out: Elder Scrolls in space. It’s something completely different from what we’ve come to expect from Bethesda. And that’s a good thing. This is going to be a banger, no doubt about it. The 2022 release date however…
Lastly today, we want to put a few more games in the spotlight that missed our list of most anticipated games of 2022 by a hair. We’re talking Ghostwire Tokyo, which looks amazingly unique. We also wanted to mention the Saints Row reboot for going back to the roots. The co-op monster shooter Rainbow Six Extraction looks amazing and a divergence of the franchise.