There are 48 games, the most promising lineups in years.
Partly due to the large number of games delayed from 2021, 2022 has taken over one of the most promising video game series in recent memory.
More than 100 games are already planned for 2022, and with the new year fast approaching, we’re highlighting the most promising projects on the horizon from support first-party titles like Breath of the Wild 2, God of War Ragnarok, and Starfield. Highly anticipated multiplatform releases like Elden Ring, Hogwarts Legacy, and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
There’s a lot to look forward to next year, so let’s get started. The 48 biggest games to be released in 2022 are listed chronologically by release date.
1-Rainbow Six Extraction
The elite Operators of Rainbow Six are now united to face a common enemy: a highly lethal alien threat known as the Archaeans.
No incursion is the same in this robust and highly replayable 3-player tactical co-op first-person shooter. Greater rewards can be found the further you infiltrate the containment zone – but there’s higher risk too. You’ll have to make it out alive to claim your loot.
Knowledge, cooperation and a tactical approach are your best weapons against this deadly threat.
2-Pokemon Legends: Arceus
3-Dying Light 2: Stay Human
Sifu is a stylish yet gritty beat-em-up, featuring visceral hand-to-hand combat in a contemporary urban setting.
One against all, he has no allies and countless enemies. He will have to rely on his unique mastery of kung fu to prevail and preserve his family’s legacy.
6-Total War: Warhammer 3
The cataclysmic conclusion to the Total War: WARHAMMER trilogy is coming. Rally your forces and step into the Realm of Chaos, a dimension of mind-bending horror where the very fate of the world will be decided. Will you conquer your Daemons… or command them?
7-Horizon Forbidden West
Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon.
The land is dying. Vicious storms and an unstoppable blight ravage the scattered remnants of humanity, while fearsome new machines prowl their borders. Life on Earth is hurtling towards another extinction, and no one knows why.
9-Evil Dead: The Game
Experience acclaimed developer PlatinumGames’ signature combat in BABYLON’S FALL with up to 3 other players or take on the Tower of Babel alone, in this new cooperative action RPG.
11-Gran Turismo 7
12-Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
13-Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
Embark on an epic adventure full of whimsy, wonder, and high-powered weaponry! Roll your own multiclass hero then shoot, loot, slash, and cast on a quest to stop the Dragon Lord.
14-S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl
Discover the vast Chernobyl Exclusion Zone full of dangerous enemies, deadly anomalies and powerful artifacts. Unveil your own epic story as you make your way to the Heart of Chernobyl. Make your choices wisely, as they will determine your fate in the end.
15-Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals
16-The Day Before
Tokyo is overrun by deadly supernatural forces, perpetrated by a dangerous occultist, causing Tokyo’s population to vanish in an instant. Ally with a powerful spectral entity on their quest for vengeance and master a powerful arsenal of abilities to unravel the dark truth behind the disappearance as you FACE THE UNKNOWN in Ghostwire: Tokyo.
19-Kirby and the Forgotten Land
20-LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
21-Star Trek: Resurgence
The quaint island town of Redfall, Massachusetts, is under siege by a legion of vampires who have blocked out the sun and cut the island off from the outside world. Trapped with a handful of survivors against diabolical enemies threatening to bleed the town dry, choose your hero from a diverse roster, grouping up with others to create the perfect team of vampire slayers.
26-The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
27-Company of Heroes 3
29-Marvel’s Midnight Suns
Marvel’s Midnight Suns is a new tactical RPG set in the darker side of the Marvel Universe. Team up – and live among – iconic heroes such as Iron Man, Wolverine, Ghost Rider, and Blade as you battle against demonic forces to stop Lilith, the Mother of Demons from resurrecting her master and bringing about the end of the world.
30-A Plague Tale: Requiem
ARK II thrusts players into a brutal new world of primitive survival against both beast and man, facing down the ever-present threats of hyper-realistic intelligent dinosaurs, aggressive alien fauna, and the exotic environments of an unearthly planet. Survivors will continue ARK’s dramatic eons-
33-Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
35-The Callisto Protocol
36-God of War Ragnarok
Batman is dead. A new expansive, criminal underworld has swept the streets of Gotham City. It is now up to the Batman Family; Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin; to protect Gotham, bring hope to its citizens, discipline to its cops, and fear to its criminals.
Gotham Knights is an open-world, action RPG set in the most dynamic and interactive Gotham City yet. In either solo-play or with one other hero, patrol Gotham’s five distinct boroughs and drop in on criminal activity wherever you find it.
39-Kerbal Space Program 2
40-Layers of Fear 2022
41-The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
42-Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
You are stranded beyond our world, cut off by the sudden collapse of the arcane portal network. This catastrophic event has left you – and countless others – fighting to survive in a labyrinth of mysterious and perilous realms.
Prepare for a journey of adventure, danger, and discovery – as you search for a way back to the last haven of humanity, Nightingale.
44-The Outlast Trials
45-Shadow Warrior 3
Lo Wang, the defeated corporate shogun, and his former employer, first enemy and then ally, Orochi Zilla, embark on an almost impossible adventure. Their mission is to recapture the ancient dragon they unwittingly released from his eternal prison. Armed with all kinds of swords and bullets, Lo Wang embarks on a relentless struggle in pursuit of this dark beast in the parts of the world where no one has gone before, once again trying to stop the impending doom. It will take the mask of a dead god, a dragon egg, a dash of magic and traces of firepower to stop this apocalypse.