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My Most Anticipated Games of 2022

2021 was yet another great year for gaming. This year saw the release of quite a few current-gen exclusives as well as the return of fan favorite protagonists. Even so, plenty of things got pushed back yet again, making 2022 another stacked year for releases.
Here's few** to get excited about :

◘ Stray ⁍ BlueTwelve Studio's first project is an unique new game lets player take control of a stray cat who roams around a dystopian city open-gameworld inhabited mainly by robots. Yea, the game's "protagonist" is a cat.

◘ Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League ⁍ Rocksteady's next superhero game after Arkham Knight. No Batman this time. Or is it? But the infamous DC anti-hero team takes center stage this time and ... tasked to take down the Brainiac-controlled members of the Justice League? Okay .... Chaotic? Looks like it.

◘ S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Heart of Chernobyl ⁍ GSC Game World is back again after 12 long-years hiatus with another "cheeki-breeki" survival horror sequel set in the infamous Exclusion Zone. NFT? Nope. Bugs? Yet to be confirmed.

◘ God of War Ragnarok ⁍ Sony Santa Monica's "BOY" ver. 2.0.

◘ Starfield ⁍ Hype is strong with the Bethesda's first original RPG in 25 years. Set in the grounded and realistic space of the 2300's. Space adventurers be warned of knee-targeting space arrows.

◘ Horizon Forbidden West ⁍ Guerrilla Games' upcoming Aloy adventure. Features Big ... very Big Machine Cobras and Mammoths.

◘ Atomic Heart ⁍ From the new studio Mundfish comes a new first person RPG that can only be summed up as Soviet-Bioshock.

◘ Hogwarts Legacy ⁍ Avalanche Software upcoming open-world, action RPG set in the Wizarding World. "Muggle quidditch" not confirmed.

◘ The Invincible ⁍ A new project from a new Studio, Starward Industries, comprised mainly of ex-CDPR & Techland devs. The game is a Retro-Futuristic, Atompunk First Person Sci-Fi Thriller based on a Fictional Novel bearing the same name.
Shouldn't get delayed, one can hope.

◘ Arc Raiders ⁍ The first game from EA’s former chief designer's new studio Embark Studios is a Sci-Fi third person shooter involves repelling a mechanized alien invasion featuring unique enemy AI system. To micro-transact or not is the question.

◘ Pragmata ⁍ A sci-fi "Hideo-Kojima-esque" game from Capcom featuring a mysterious young girl.

◘ Shadow Warrior 3 ⁍ The offbeat first-person shooter sequel from Wild Hog Games featuring the headstrong & perverted protagonist Lo Wang.

Honorable Mention ‣

FFXVI ⁍ The next big Final Fantasy entry from the Square Enix division behind the Final Fantasy XIV. Chocobos? Check.
2022 release? TBA.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2022 ⁍ Strange to include a CoD but its Infinity Ward's turn next year for the next CoD. The revamped IW team was responsible for the mold-breaking Modern Warfare 2019. And the recent leaks points towards the studio bringing more innovation and revamps to the CoD formula.

** Elden Ring not included

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GhostofHorizon38d ago

In no particular order here are the games that I'm looking forward to the most.

God of War: Ragnarok
Horizon: Forbidden West
Elden Ring
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revege
Dead Space (If it makes it into 2022)

What's everyone else excited for?

RaidenBlack38d ago

I doubt Dead Space or Callisto Protocol can nail a 2022 release but I'll be more than happy to be proved incorrect.

GaboonViper38d ago

Cant wait for them two, plus Quantum Error looks cool.

RaidenBlack38d ago

Dang, I forgot to include Baldur's Gate III (final release) as well as Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, A Plague Tale: Requiem & Little Devil Inside.
And it seems from comments below, nobody's interested in Ghostwire: Tokyo or Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin.

iplay1up238d ago (Edited 38d ago )


Forbidden West

Starfield (bet it gets delayed though)


LordoftheCritics38d ago

Starfield, Arc Raiders and some new IP's for me.

None of the sequels excite me. They might turn out fine but not really excite me.

38d ago
Yui_Suzumiya38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

I'm excited about...

AI: The Somnium Files - Nirvana Initiative
Quantum Error
Dead Space Remake
Bayonetta 3
Callisto Project
Wraith: Aeon of Ruin
Shadow Warrior 3
Atomic Heart
S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2
Dying Light 2
Tiny Tina's Wonderland
Kirby and the Forgotten Lands
World End Phenomenon

RaidenBlack38d ago

I like your varied, retro-inclusive list.
The reason I didn't include Redfall in my list, becoz we actually know very little about it save for some leaked pre-alpha screenshots.

Aloymetal38d ago

HFW, GOW, MLB22 and GT7 is all I need for next year.

zacfoldor38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

HFW, BotW2, Baldurs Gate 3, Elden Ring, and Silksong. Ragnarok if it makes it out.

Sifu looks interesting. Kirby will probably be fun.

HFW far and away number one, and I wasn't even a huge fan of the first game. I just know GG did this one up right now that they learned the basics. IMO, I suspect HFW is going to be legit goty contender.

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