Since the turn of the millennium, video games have become an integral part of many people’s lives. Games are now not only for children but also adults who use them as a form of entertainment or to pass the time. Games can even be used to teach skills that may help in real-life situations. With the ever-growing popularity of video games, it’s no surprise that there are so many anticipated titles being released in 2022.
Listing the most anticipated games that are planned to be released in 2022
You’ll need a lot of time for gaming in 2022, so, without trying to waste your time, please find below an alphabetically sorted list of all the highly anticipated video games that are planned to release in the (shortly) coming year. This is not a list of all known games that will be published, but these are surely something worth checking in to.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is an upcoming video game that is set to be released in 2022. It is based on the 2009 film Avatar, which was directed by James Cameron. The game will be a first-person shooter and will be released for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Amazon Luna, and Google Stadia in 2022. The game will allow players to explore the world of Pandora and will also include a multiplayer mode. In the multiplayer mode, players will be able to compete against each other in various challenges.
Blood Bowl 3
Blood Bowl 3 is a strategy game set in the Games Workshop Games Universe. It is based on Games Workshop’s tabletop game of the same name. The game is currently being developed by Cyanide Studio and will be published by Focus Home Interactive. Games Workshop Games are overseeing the design of Blood Bowl 3, ensuring that it stays true to the original board game while still providing new features for gamers to enjoy.
The game will include two different modes. One mode will be an arcade-type of gameplay, while the other will be more strategic for players who want to try something more challenging. Players will also have the choice between turn-based or real-time play. There are plans for post-release downloadable content in order to increase the variety.
Bomb Rush Cyberfunk
Games are a form of art. Games such as Bomb Rush Cyberfunk create an environment that is immersive and interactive. Games depend on your own creativity when it comes down to their gameplay which allows for infinite possibilities when it comes down to how games like Bomb Rush Cyberfunk play out.
Bomb Rush Cyberfunk takes place in 2099, where cybernetic implants have become commonplace in society – but what happens when one malfunctions? This is the question that you, the player, must answer as you take on the role of a cybernetically enhanced agent who suddenly finds themselves in the middle of a conspiracy. With an arsenal of powerful weapons and gadgets at your disposal, unraveling this mystery will not be easy, but it will be exhilarating.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is an upcoming first-person shooter video game that is set to be released in November 2022. It is being developed by Infinity Ward and will be published by Activision. The game is a sequel to the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game, which was released in 2007.
According to a recent leak, the next Call of Duty game – Modern Warfare II – will include a campaign involving US special forces fighting a covert war against Columbian drug cartels.
CrossfireX is a tactical shooter video game that is set to be released in 2022. It is currently being developed by Games Studio and will be published by Games Studio Games Interactive. Players will play as a commander of a squad of soldiers from Games Studio Games Games, with the goal of defeating Games Studio Games Games’ enemies. In CrossfireX, players will have full control over their squad consisting of up to four characters.
These characters can be configured to the player’s liking, and each character has four weapons for various purposes each. The game also includes various game modes, one of which is an offline mode while others are multiplayer. Multiplayer modes include deathmatch and King-of-the-hill type games where players need to defend their bases while trying to capture the enemy’s.
Cuphead In The Delicious Last Course
Cuphead, the indie darling of 2017, is set to have its sequel released in 2022. The game, Cuphead In The Delicious Last Course, will be a DLC that will be released for the game Cuphead. In the game, Cuphead and Mugman are celebrating their victory from the previous game by eating at Mr. YumYum’s restaurant.
While they’re eating, they’re informed by Mr. YumYum that he is retiring and giving his restaurant to them. They then have to run the restaurant while also defending it from various competitors who want to take it over.
Darksiders Genesis is the long-awaited sequel to Darksiders I and II, which are both set in Games Studio Games Games. The protagonist is Games Studio Games Games Games, who is the Horseman of War. Games Studio Games Games Games was imprisoned by Games Studio Games Games the Keeper of Ages for crimes he committed that are not disclosed to the player. Gameplay took place on a 2.5D plane with an open-world design.
The game also includes two different modes: one for those who want to play through the story without too much difficulty and one for those who want a more challenging experience. Players will be able to utilize various weapons or abilities during combat as well as traverse through large levels with puzzles that need to be solved in order for Games Studio Games Games Games to progress.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
In Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, the player takes on the role of the protagonist as he or she investigates a disturbance at the Tower. The player is aided by a ghost, which is voiced by Nolan North. While investigating, they discover that the Witch Queen has been freed from her imprisonment and is seeking revenge on the Guardians.
Digimon Survive is an upcoming video game that is set to release in 2022. The game is a tactical role-playing game that is set in a “virtual world.” The player will have the ability to choose a partner Digimon and will have to make choices that affect the course of the game.
The game was first announced in February of 2020, and a trailer for it was released in March of 2020. The game has not been released yet, but it is already generating hype due to its unique premise.
Dragon Age 4
Dragon Age 4 is an upcoming role-playing video game that is being developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. Fragments of a supposedly leaked Dragon Age 4 trailer have been released on the internet, but they have not been confirmed as being from the actual trailer yet.
This information about Dragon Age’s upcoming installment is all just rumors for now, but it will be very exciting to see what the game has in store when it is finally released. In the meantime, we can all just speculate about what the game might entail.
Dying Light 2
Dying Light 2 is a game that is anticipated to be released in 2022. The game is a sequel to Dying Light, which was released in 2015. It is set in a world that is overrun by zombies. The protagonist’s job is to find a cure for the disease. The world will be dynamic and change as time progresses in real life.
Earthlock 2 is another highly anticipated video game for 2022. It is a sequel to the original Earthlock game that was released in 2016. The game has been announced to be released for Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, and Xbox One. It is set to be a role-playing game that takes place in a world that has been ruined by war. The player’s mission is to save the world from a dark force that has been consuming it.
Elden Ring is an upcoming action-RPG video game that is currently in development by FromSoftware. The series’ producer, Hidetaka Miyazaki, issued a statement on September 9, 2019, revealing that the company was working on a new title. Gamespot’s coverage of Miyazaki’s statement listed Elden Ring as one of the possible titles for the upcoming release.
The game will be a spiritual successor to the company’s hit game series, Dark Souls. According to IGN, the game will be an open-world action RPG that allows players to explore the area and interact with characters in the game.
Evil Dead: The Game
Evil Dead: The Game will consist of two Acts where you play as Ash Williams traveling through time to escape the Evil Dead. You’ll fight off hordes of otherworldly possessed trees and deer with chainsaws and shotguns to keep them at bay. With an intense focus on melee combat, it’s designed to be played solo but can also be enjoyed in co-op style with a friend.
Fable 4 is one of the most anticipated video games for the year 2022. It is set to be released in the fall season, and it is sure to be a blockbuster hit. The game is a sequel to the popular Fable series, and it will bring gamers on an epic adventure. Fable 4 promises to be even better than its predecessors, with stunning graphics and an intense storyline. Players will be able to explore a vast world and experience all kinds of exciting new challenges. So if you’re looking for a truly immersive gaming experience, be sure to check out Fable 4 when it comes out later that year.
Ghostwire: Tokyo is an upcoming action-adventure video game developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game is set in Tokyo, Japan, following the disappearance of large numbers of people in the city. The player takes on the role of an unknown protagonist who must find out what happened to the missing people while fighting supernatural creatures known as “specters.” Some might recall this title from the unique presentation at the E3 in 2019, carried out by Ikumi Nakamura.
God of War Ragnarök
God of War Ragnarök will be the eighth installment in the God of War series, and it will be a sequel to the 2010 game God of War III. The story will follow Kratos, who has been betrayed by the gods of Olympus. He now seeks to exact his revenge on them. The game will be a reboot of the series, and it will feature an all-new graphics engine. It will also feature new gameplay mechanics, such as resource management and the ability to use a shield in addition to a sword.
Gotham Knights is an upcoming video game that is set to release in 2022. The game is based on the DC Comics series of the same name, and it will allow players to take control of various superheroes and villains from the Batman universe. Some of the characters that players will be able to control include Batman, Catwoman, The Joker, and Harley Quinn. It is expected to be an open-world role-playing game, and players will have access to multiple different abilities that they can use in the fight against crime.
Gran Turismo 7
Gran Turismo is a popular racing game series. It was first released on PlayStation 3 in 2007 and since then has been highly anticipated. The single-player campaign mode features more cars and tracks as well as additional online features such as Sparring Mode and Race Weekend, which allow players to compete offline against AI opponents or complete a full race weekend, from qualifying to the race itself, with up to 21 other players on the track at once.
Hogwarts Legacy is a video game based on the popular Harry Potter series. The game was first announced in March of 2017, and it is planned to release in 2022. The game will be an MMORPG, and it will allow players to create their own characters and experience life at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Homeworld 3 is a space real-time strategy video game developed by Relic Entertainment and published by Gearbox Software. It is the sequel to Homeworld and Homeworld 2 and the third game in the Homeworld series. Homeworld 3 will continue the story of Karan S’jet, who was introduced at the ending of Homeworld 2.
The game will be set in the year 2067, fifty years after the events of Homeworld 2, and will follow Karan’s journey as she tries to reunite the Hiigarans and find a new home for them. The game will feature a new engine that will allow for bigger battles with more ships and will include a cooperative multiplayer mode.
Horizon Forbidden West
One of the more anticipated games for 2022 is Horizon Forbidden West. This game is set in a post-apocalyptic world after the nuclear disaster, and your objective is to collect resources and build your own base.
The game is set to release in the summer of 2022 and has been highly anticipated by gamers all over. With stunning graphics and an interesting storyline, it is sure to be a hit when it releases.
Kerbal Space Program 2
Kerbal Space Program 2 is a video game from developer SQUAD Games that’s been in development for years. In Kerbal Space Program 2, you’re tasked with running a space program as an eccentric extraterrestrial race of green humanoid aliens called Kerbals. There are three game modes: Career, Science, and Sandbox. The sequel to the popular space simulation game Kerbal Space Program is scheduled to release in 2022.
Lost Ark is a free-to-play action MMORPG that offers a perfect blend of ARPG and MMO. In this game, players get to revisit the history of the world and join in on epic battles or face off in PvE with hordes of zombies. The open world is very large and offers plenty of exciting missions to take up your time in-game. There are also many different classes in the game, including swordsman, assassin, wizard, paladin, and rogue with skills to match their class specialization. Your character can also partake in PvP, where they’ll be able to go head-to-head against other players.
Monster Hunter Rise (non-Switch releases)
This title has already been released for the Nintendo Switch but will be available for other platforms in 2022. Monster Hunter Rise is the sixth installment in the Monster Hunter series. The game is set to have a darker tone than its predecessors and will follow the story of a hunter who has to take on a new world. Players will be able to explore this new world and hunt down monsters.
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is one of the most anticipated video games for 2022. The game is based on the popular Pathfinder tabletop role-playing game, and it will allow players to become one of the game’s iconic characters and embark on an epic quest. The developer is Obsidian Entertainment, a company that has an impressive resume of critically acclaimed titles.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is one of the most anticipated games for 2022. It is a role-playing game that will be released on the Nintendo Switch. The game is based on the popular anime series “Pokémon,” the original Pokémon games, and the franchise that followed. It will follow the story of Arceus, the Legendary Pokemon, as he tries to stop a war from breaking out in the Pokémon world. The game is expected to be very popular with fans of the anime series.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake
The video game is based on the film and the classic game of the same name. The player is a prince and must stop his sister from destroying the world. The gameplay consists of puzzle-solving, acrobatics, and combat. There are also time powers that help you to progress. The developers have added certain innovations such as RPG elements that give players different abilities and weapons to use.
Resident Evil Re:Verse
Resident Evil Re:Verse is the fifteenth installment in the Resident Evil series. It takes place after Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. The story follows two main characters, Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy. They are trying to expose a bio-terrorist plot that is being orchestrated by the Umbrella Corporation.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl
STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl is a first-person shooter video game that has been anticipated for more than ten years by its fan following, primarily consisting of Russian-language gamers, Ukrainian players, and Poles who are amateurs at the series of games. The game is being developed by Ukrainian development studio GSC Game World with the help of some former staff who have returned after time away from the company. It was announced in a live stream on YouTube in December 2019. The game will be set after the events of STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl, the first game in the series released in 2007, which is set after an ecological disaster occurs following the meltdown of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
Saint Row is a new open-world action game that is set to release in 2022. It’s not a remake of the first title of the series of the same name but more like something entirely new. The developers of the game, Volition, have not released much information about the game, but they promise that it will be the most over-the-top open-world action experience of all time. Players will be able to explore the city of Stilwater and participate in a variety of activities, such as racing, fighting, and stealing cars.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II is an action-adventure video game that is set to release in 2022. It is the sequel to the 2017 video game, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. The game was announced at Gamescom 2019, with a cinematic trailer being released.
The plot of the game is still unknown, but it is known that it will continue the story of Senua, who is a Celtic warrior. The first game had Senua journey into the Norse underworld in order to save the soul of her dead lover. The game was praised for its story, visuals, and sound design, as well as its depiction of mental health issues.
The game has been in development since 2019 by the independent developer, Nascent Games. Sifu follows the story of a martial artist who travels the world in search of enlightenment. Along the way, the player must defeat enemies and bosses in order to progress. The game will have a heavy focus on combat.
Slime Rancher 2
Slime Rancher 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to the hit indie game Slime Rancher. The original game was released in 2017 and quickly became a cult classic, with players loving the charming art style and addictive gameplay. In the new installment of this cute series, you can explore the lands of Rainbow Island and meet new kinds of slime. If you’re a fan of the original game or just looking for a fun, quirky game to play, then Slime Rancher 2 is definitely one to watch out for in 2022.
Splatoon 3 is the third installment in the Splatoon series and is set to be released on the Nintendo Switch. The game is a third-person shooter that focuses on online multiplayer combat. Players are able to play as either squids or Inklings, who can use firearms and various magical abilities to defeat their opponents. Since Nintendo focuses on family entertainment, shooters are rare to be released and are likely to quickly become popular, just like the previous titles of the series.
The game will be set in outer space, and it will be a single-player game. Starfield is being developed by Bethesda Game Studios, the team that created Fallout 4 and Skyrim. Starfield will be the first new IP from Bethesda Games in 25 years.
Stray is an action-adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world. The player takes control of a cat named Stray, who must find his way home. Not much was known about this game when it was announced, but the Stray trailer was surely intriguing. This won’t become an AAA title but something worth trying regardless.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
In Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, you take on the role of some of the most iconic villains in the DC universe as you set out to take down the Justice League. This action-packed game is sure to please fans of both comics and video games.
The gameplay is similar to that of games such as Grand Theft Auto, with a third-person perspective that allows you to freely explore the world. You’ll have access to a variety of weapons and gadgets, and you’ll need to use all of your skills to take down the Justice League.
The Elder Scrolls VI
The Elder Scrolls VI is a video game that is planned to release in 2022. It is the sixth installment in The Elder Scrolls series, and it will be developed by Bethesda Game Studios. The game is set in the fictional province of Hammerfell, and it will be a single-player game. It will feature Radiant AI, which will make the non-player characters more lifelike.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a new video game that is set to release in 2022. The game is being developed by Daedalic and will be published by themselves and in cooperation with Nacon. The game is a prequel to the story of The Lord of the Rings and will follow the story of Gollum, from his early life as a Hobbit all the way to his betrayal of Bilbo Baggins and acquisition of the One Ring. Since games that are part of the Tolkien lore are far less frequently released than from franchises such as Star Wars or similar others, a large fanbase is likely to make a jump on this title.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a first-person shooter planned for release on March 25, 2022. The game features Tina, voiced by Ashly Burch, who has to work with other NPC’s (non-player characters) to shoot and loot her way through levels and collectibles. Additionally, the game offers four-player cooperative multiplayer gameplay as well as DLC (downloadable content). Borderlands fans were eagerly awaiting the release of this game, as it is a spin-off of that series. IGN awarded the game a score of 90/100, praising the new content and changes to gameplay.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction, formerly known as “Quarantine,” is a spin-off from the popular Rainbow Six Siege game. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction is an upcoming tactical first-person shooter video game currently in development by Ubisoft Montreal. Unlike previous titles of this franchise, we have seen monster combat and sci-fi-inspired action scenes in the gameplay trailers so far.
Total War: Warhammer III
Total War: Warhammer III appears to expand the gameplay by adding new features and content. The player will be able to control a selection of Games Workshop tabletop models and heroes from Games Workshop’s tabletop Games. The Games Workshop tabletop Game: Warhammer: Total War takes players back to Games Workshop’s deep and rich lore with a fantastical twist for this exciting sequel.
This time, however, things are not so clear-cut as you’d expect them to be. With the forces of Chaos now at full force, there are more threats to face than ever before. Get ready for magic-wielding Lizardmen, nightmarish Norscans, Dwarfs dogged in their determination, and the hordes of Chaos spilling across the land.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is set to be released on the PC and Xbox Series X/S and will be an online multiplayer game. The game promises intense action and strategy gameplay, as players will need to work together in order to survive. It’s basically Vermintide in the WH40K franchise.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
No such list would be complete without the current Zelda game in it. Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is the sequel to the popular 2017 game, Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Just like with the successor, the game will only be available for the Nintendo Switch console. Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 means open-world adventure time all over again. The first game was praised for its vast and stunning landscapes, and it is likely that the second one won’t disappoint in that aspect. Reserve a lot of hours for this one if you’re a Switch owner.
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