The year 2022 is going to be an exciting one, especially for gamers. This year, we’ve tons of games coming our way from different genres. And with Unreal Engine 5 now being used in the game development industry, we’re going to see realistic games that offer criminally good gameplay.
Last year, we’ve had excellent AAA titles like Forza Horizon 5 and the indie developers also pleased us either with the likes of The Forgotten City and Maquette. But as the new year kicks off, there’s a bunch of games coming our way and in today’s round-up, we’ll talk about the best upcoming games in 2022 that are ready to impress you with their enigmatic storyline, flawless visuals, and a strong line-up of protagonists.
Best Upcoming Games in 2022
While there’s an unprecedented number of games scheduled to drop in the year 2022, it’s a bit of a pickle to choose the best of’em. Nevertheless, the anticipation behind these games has made them bigger, long before their release. Moreover, these are the best blockbuster AAA games to look forward to in 2022.
God of Ragnarok
After the huge success of God of War 4, the sequel to the last game and the latest game in the franchise, God of Ragnarok is all set to release in the first month of 2022. From what we’ve seen so far, guys at Sony have developed another gem and continued a deep storyline following the bond of the Father-Son relationship in a stunning looking world filled with the biggest and the meanest monsters.
Dying Light 2: Stay Human
Been waiting years for this one, the sequel to a zombie-filled masterpiece, Dying Light 2 finally has a release date for 2022. Much like its predecessor, Dying Light 2 employs a zombie-filled world and emphasis on surviving blood-thirst zombies by thinking outside the box. And as one can expect, there’s a lot of parkour and combat included and if you’re a fan of the original, you’ll love this one.
Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora
Inspired by the infamous Avatar film, Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora is a one-of-a-kind adventure game. Featuring the gigantic and stunning-looking parts of Pandora and it will tell the story of the great conflict between Avatar and the Government-forces, trying to capture the land and eliminate Avatar. Originally planned to hit the shelves last year, Ubisoft decided to delay the game for 2022.
The most anticipated game of the last decade, Skyrim’s successor, Elden Ring has a release date and we couldn’t be more excited. Especially after the gameplay that was revealed not too long ago. The hype made by The Elder Scroll fans has made Elden Ring a contender for this year’s biggest game. Moreover, much like its predecessor, Elden Ring is going to be a third-person open-world game filled with stunning visuals, fire-breathing dragons, and a legendary arsenal of daggers and swords.
Gran Turismo 7
With Gran Turismo 7, the racing games genre gets a fantastic entry. More optimized, better cars and stunning destinations, Gran Turismo 7 impresses us with its epic races and close-to-reality never seen before 4K-60FPS gameplay. Furthermore, with a unique configuration for PS5’s DualSense controllers, Gran Turismo 7 will offer a realistic driving simulation. About time all of us got our hands on DualSense controller for that much-praised haptic feedback.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl
2022 is the year of returns for some of the epic franchises in the industry. First Elden Ring, then Dying Light 2, and now with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl, we’re all pleased with the games that we’re offered this year.
Moreover, it being an Xbox-exclusive is kind of a bummer for some gamers who don’t own one but, the horror-filled gameplay backed with realistic settings in the heart of a terror city isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Only those who crave a terrifying experience while playing horror games in their cave will be able to enjoy this one.
In the horror games genre, we’ve heard the name ‘Scorn’ many times over the past few years. Even so, the game hasn’t been released yet, but hopefully, 2022 will be the year we finally get to experience this terrifying game. Moreover, from what we’ve seen so far, Scorn features absolutely terrifying gameplay backed by an even scarier soundtrack. For the first time, we’re glad that this one is an Xbox exclusive.
Bethesda’s most anticipated space game, Starfield may just release in 2022. The developers have been working on it for quite some time and after being delayed multiple times, Starfield may finally get a release date this year.
After being referred to as ‘Skyrim in Space’, Starfield is highly hyped, even though we’ve yet to see any gameplay. But, in the meantime, the audience is highly anticipating the release of Starfield and because Bethesda’s always have a gem to offer, we’re also looking forward to it.
We’ll finally get our letter from Hogwartz after all this time because later this year with the release of Hogwarts Legacy, we may finally be able to put ourselves in the shoes of a legendary Wizard/Witch of our time. Set in the magical world from the Harry Potter franchise, Hogwarts Legacy is an upcoming adventure game that has us on the edge of our seats.
From playing quidditch to fighting off dementors, Hogwarts Legacy feels like a dream come true and it is without any doubt, one of the biggest and best upcoming games of 2022. Being a Potterhead, all I could wish for is a ‘Time Turner’ so I could time travel to the release date of the game.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2
One of the most influential, heart-warming, and most played games of the last decade, BOTW is getting a sequel, and gamers couldn’t be more excited. We’ve been eagerly waiting for the sequel and fortunately, Nintendo has responded.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2, much like its predecessor, is going to be an adventure open-world game continuing the storyline from the first installment and featuring the same protagonist, Link. Lastly, there’s a wild universe waiting to be discovered here, and if you’re a Zelda fan, we can tell how hyped you are.
That’s all folks!