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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.

Stray
Sifu
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 )

GOW

Forbidden West

Starfield (bet it gets delayed though)

BOTW 2

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...

Starfield
Pragmata
Anonymous;Code
AI: The Somnium Files - Nirvana Initiative
Quantum Error
Dead Space Remake
Bayonetta 3
Cultic
Callisto Project
Wraith: Aeon of Ruin
Graven
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
Redfall
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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