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Best New Games in 2022: 50 of the Most Anticipated Releases

Well it turns out 2021 was actually a lot more like 2020 than we all would have wanted, who could have seen that coming? Could 2022 be the year we finally return to relative normality? I can’t tell you that, but I can tell you about 50 of the most anticipated new games due for release in 2022. We’ve assembled them all into one big trailer compilation with no commentary and all the fat trimmed for your viewing pleasure. Or if that’s a little too hefty for you then keep scrolling for a more lightweight text-based version where clicking a game will take you to the relevant timestamp in the video.

Note that inevitably some of these release dates and platforms will have changed since this was first posted.

January

JAN 28
Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Switch)

February

FEB 04
Dying Light 2: Stay Human (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XBS, [Switch])
FEB 08
OlliOlli World (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XBS, Switch)
Sifu (PC, PS4, PS5)
FEB 17
Total War: Warhammer 3 (PC)
FEB 18
Horizon Forbidden West (PS4, PS5)
FEB 25
Elden Ring (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XBS)

Elden Ring screenshot
When compiling this list it became pretty clear that Elden Ring is the undisputed leader of the hype charts for new games in 2022

March

MAR 04
Gran Turismo 7 (PS4, PS5)
Triangle Strategy (Switch)
MAR 16
Tunic (PC, XBO, XBS)
MAR 18
Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XBS)
MAR 25
Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Switch)
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XBS)

April

APR 05
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XBS, Switch)

May

MAY 24
Forspoken (PC, PS5)

Spring

GhostWire: Tokyo (PC, PS5)
Stray (PC, PS4, PS5)
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (PC, XBS)

Stray screenshot
Beyond the obvious appeal of controlling a cat as the main character, it’s the prospect of exploring Stray‘s rich and unusual cyberpunk world that I’m most excited for.

August

AUG 23
Saints Row (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XBS)

Summer

Redfall (PC, XBS)

October

Scorn (PC, XBS)

November

NOV 11
Starfield (PC, XBS)

Starfield screenshot
Bethesda’s first new IP in 25 years is promising gamers “Skyrim in space” which we really hope it can deliver, though preferably without all the bugs…

December

DEC 08
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl (PC, XBS)

Late 2022

Sonic Frontiers (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XBS, Switch)

TBC 2022

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (PC, PS5, XBS)
Baldur’s Gate 3 (PC)
Bayonetta 3 (Switch)
Bear and Breakfast (PC, Switch)
Bomb Rush Cyberfunk (PC, Switch)
The Callisto Protocol (PC, PS5, XBS)
Card Shark (PC, Switch)
Company of Heroes 3 (PC)
God of War: Ragnarok (PS4, PS5)
Gotham Knights (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XBS)
Hogwarts Legacy (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XBS)
Kerbal Space Program 2 (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XBS)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Switch)
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XBS, Switch)
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope (Switch)
Marvel’s Midnight Suns (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XBS, Switch)
Metal Slug Tactics (PC, Switch)
Nightingale (PC)
Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals (PC, PS4, PS5, Switch)
A Plague Tale: Requiem (PC, PS5, XBS, Switch)
Slime Rancher 2 (PC, XBS)
Somerville (PC, XBO, XBS)
Splatoon 3 (Switch)
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (PC, PS5, XBS)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (PC, Switch)
Two Point Campus (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XBS, Switch)

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