Top 10 Best Games to Look Forward to in 2022

 

Top 10 Best Games to Look Forward to in 2022

Hey guys!. In this post, I’ll be discussing a list of Top 10 Best Games to Look Forward to in 2022. By this point we should probably know better than to get too excited about upcoming video game releases, after all, we’ve seen one too many No Mans Skies, Cyberpunk 2077s, and Fallout 76s in our time. We’re nothing if not optimistic though, and we just can’t help but look to the upcoming year with wonder and anticipation in our hearts each time we see another trailer for a video game that looks really cool. We’ve done our best to ensure things are accurate, but everything we say might change at some point further down the line. Now let's get started! 

10. Redfall 

Ever since the Twilight series came along and turned Edward Cullen sparkly, the word “vampire” has left a bit of a bitter taste in the world’s mouth. Fortunately, Dishonored developer, Arkane Studios is set to sweeten things up a whole lot with their Summer 2022 release, Redfall. Following a failed science experiment, a whole bunch of bloodsuckers have invaded the town of Redfall, Massachusetts, cutting it off from the rest of the world, and it’s down to players to fight back and rid the place of its slightly bitey problem. The game is currently set to be an open-world deal with both single and co-operative multiplayer modes, and players will need to choose from one of four different characters, either a cryptozoologist, a student with telekinesis, a combat engineer, or a sharpshooter, in order to slay their foes, both vampire and human alike. At the time of writing, Redfall is due to be released only on Xbox Series X and S, and PC, which is thanks to Microsoft’s acquisition of publisher, Bethesda, so sadly, it looks like PlayStation fans are going to miss out on this one. Don’t be too depressed though, there’s plenty of exclusives for you guys coming next year too! 

9. Two Point Campus 

If you were alive and old enough to enjoy video games in the 1990s then you may well have played Theme Hospital, and if that’s the case, then it’s highly likely that you were rather taken with 2018’s Two Point Hospital. It turns out, however, that there are more institutions in the world that need careful management, and so in 2022, the good folks at Two Point Studios are releasing a follow-up to Theme Hospital’s spiritual successor; Two Point Campus. Based on what we’ve seen so far, the premise is going to be very similar to its predecessor, as it will be up to players to construct lecture halls and dorms, appoint members of staff, and arrange social events, all whilst trying to keep on top of their finances. The game is keeping its somewhat silly sense of humour, seemingly allowing students to take courses in everything from robotics to becoming a knight. Unlike Two Point Hospital, however, the students on campus will stick around for longer, and will be able to form relationships with fellow attendees through use of the new trait system. 

8. Saints Row 

After the absolute bonkers-ness of Saints Row IV, developer, Volition, have decided that rather than producing a sequel, they’re going to revive Saints Row for a new generation of gamers. Before anyone gets upset, the Saints Row reboot is still set to have the same sense of humour that the series has always carried, only toned down ever so slightly. In terms of gameplay, players will be taking on the role of “The Boss”, a character looking to form their own gang to oppose others in the city. There are nine different districts to explore and take control of, and once an area is secured, players will be able to set up businesses in order to earn cash for the gang. Saints Row was originally set to release in February 2022; however, this has been delayed until August, and players on both the current generation and the previous one will be able to get in on all of the gangland action. 

7. Hogwarts Legacy 

Though there have been a number of good Harry Potter video games released over the years, with the Lego outings and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone if you wanna get North American about this) being particular highlights, we’ve still never gotten an open-world RPG. Well, all of that is set to change in 2022 as Avalanche Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment invite us all to explore the Wizarding World in Hogwarts Legacy. It’s been confirmed that players will be able to create and customise their own witch or wizard, and choose which house they’d like to join, before heading out to discover all the secrets of Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, and the Forbidden Forest. Players will also have the chance to engage in magical activities like potion making, spell casting, and taming magical beasts, as well as being able to decide whether they’re good, bad, or somewhere in between. The game was due to be released in 2021, however, in January of last year, it was announced that it had been delayed until 2022. In fairness, we’ve been waiting for our Hogwarts letters for the best part of 20 years now, so a few more months won’t hurt. 

6. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands 

If you’re a fan of tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons, and want to combine that with the colourful mayhem that is the Borderlands series, then oh boy, are you going to be in for a treat when Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands hits PC and consoles in March 2022. Set right after the Assault on Dragon Keep DLC for Borderlands 2, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is set in a fantasy world within the tabletop game Bunkers & Badasses, with the eponymous heroine serving as its Dungeon Master. The game retains the same art style as its predecessors, and promises unashamed hoarders more loot than they’ll know what to do with by bringing back the series’ procedurally generated weapons system. Award-winning voice actress Ashly Burch will be reprising her role as Tiny Tina, and she’ll be joined by the likes of Brooklyn 99’s Andy Samberg, Arrested Development’s Will Arnett, and Primetime Emmy winner, Wanda Sykes, who will each voice as yet unknown characters in the game. Players will be able to pick from one of six different character classes, and will be able to unlock cool perks and upgrades by using the new “hero points” system. 

5. Starfield 

2022 is set to be a busy old year for the good folks down at Bethesda. Not only do they presumably have several more iterations of Skyrim to churn out, but they’ve also got not one, not two, but three brand-spanking new games to release. Although Redfall and GhostWire: Tokyo both look great, it’s the Bethesda Game Studios-developed Starfield that’s really caught our eye. Starfield is the first new IP to be developed by Bethesda in 25 years, and the man, the myth, the legend, Todd Howard, has described it as “Skyrim in space”. Set in space around the year 2310, players will get to create their own character who is a member of Constellation, a group of space explorers. Bad news for PlayStation 5 owners, as owing to Bethesda’s new relationship with Microsoft, the game is due to be released in November 2022 as an Xbox Series X/S and PC exclusive, and at the time of writing there’s no word on whether or not the game will ever make it to Sony systems. 

4. Horizon Forbidden West 

See? It’s not all bad news for PlayStation fans! When Horizon Zero Dawn released in 2017 to universal critical acclaim, it seemed like a sequel was inevitable, so it came as little surprise when Horizon Forbidden West was teased during Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal event in June 2020. The game is set to continue the story of Aloy, the first game’s protagonist, and will see her embark on a quest to the mysterious frontier known as the Forbidden West in order to find the source of a plague that kills all that it infects. Players can expect a much larger world than the first game, which will include recognisable locations such as a ruined San Francisco, as well as the glacial Yosemite Valley. Ashly Burch will also be reprising her role as Aloy, along with Lance Reddick and John Hopkins who will return as Sylens and Erend. Horizon Zero West was set to release in 2021, however due to the recent global situation, developer Guerrilla Games has been forced to delay the launch until February 2022, which is obviously disappointing for fans, but it does mean that we have something to get excited about once those post-Christmas blues hit. 

3. Untitled Breath of the Wild Sequel 

Based on the series’ previous outings, everyone had a good feeling about Breath of the Wild before it released, however, very few would have guessed just how well it would be received by audiences. Sitting at a staggering 97/100 on Metacritic, the game is nothing short of a masterpiece, which means that its untitled sequel has some big shoes to fill. So far, we only have bits of information about the sequel, but from the teaser trailer shown at 2021’s E3, we know that the game will take place on the surface of Hyrule, meaning we can expect a return to the same setting as Breath of the Wild. We’ve also seen floating islands which Link is able to glide between, and new powers which will allow Link to repel a spiky metal ball up a mountain and crush his enemies, as well as something that seems to allow him to warp through the ground of the floating islands. Nintendo have revealed that the sequel will release at some point in 2022, though they’re remaining vague on when exactly its likely to be.  

2. God of War Ragnarok 

More great news for PlayStation owners in 2022 as everyone’s favourite dad returns to PS4 and 5. Indeed, the God of War series is back, and this time its up to Kratos and his son, Atreus, to try and prevent Ragnarok. The game is set to take place three years after the events of 2018’s God of War, and will follow the father/son duo as they set out to find answers about Atreus’ identity, all the while trying to stop the events that will bring about the end of the world. A sequel was teased at the end of the previous title, though no official announcement was made until 2020. Originally, Ragnarok was set to be a PS5 exclusive, however, it has since been confirmed that the game will also be available to PS4 players. God of War Ragnarok has already received a number of awards and nominations for being the most anticipated game of 2021, though like so many other games due to release in the past twelve months, it has been delayed until 2022. 

1. Elden Ring 

It’s fair to say that since the release of Bloodborne in 2015, us Soulsborne fans have been a bit starved of a challenge. Admittedly, FromSoftware gave us Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in 2019, and we also got the fabulous remake of Demon’s Souls courtesy of Bluepoint Games and Japan Studio, but sadly, neither one fully scratched the itch for something new. Fortunately, however, the wait is almost over for FromSoftware’s next Souls-like, Elden Ring. Not only is the living legend, Hidetaka Miyazaki back to bestow his magical touch upon the title, but Elden Ring has also been co-written by little-known fantasy author, George R.R. Martin. His novels really are something, I recommend you check them out. In terms of gameplay and narrative, players can expect to create their own character, before heading out into an open-world to retrieve shards of the titular Elden Ring. Both the Dark Souls series and Bloodborne have been quite linear games, so we’re very excited to see just how the open-world setup plays out. 

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