We have to admit that 2022 is already looking pretty stacked for top-tier game releases. The new consoles are finally getting into the swing of their lifecycle, and some eagerly-awaited games are coming very soon. With the development of many of the most highly-anticipated games being delayed thanks to the pandemic, it’s now full steam ahead for some top-quality gaming. So here are some of the hottest games that will finally be released in 2022.
Dying Light 2
It seems like the release date for Dying Light 2 has been on the edge of the horizon for so long now. However, come early Feb next year, it will actually be out! The Dying Light series has a big focus on traversal and parkour elements, with the sequel looking to take it to the next level.
The City is one of the last human settlements left and is on the brink of collapse, and you’ll make use of all your acrobatic skills to find interesting ways across rooftops as you fight off hordes of zombies and other threats. The gameplay looks fluid, fast and fun, and no doubt there will be lots of incredible action set pieces to be a part of across the vast open-world.
Even though we’ve entered the final 12 months of Starfield’s release date, there is still very little known about the game, but Bethesda are promising an epic journey across space in this next-generation RPG.
What makes Starfield particularly special is that it’s the first new IP from Bethesda in 25 years. Taking to space for the first time is a whole new direction for Bethesda but with the Elder Scrolls and Fallout franchises providing years of memorable moments, Starfield should be in safe hands. What little we know sounds intriguing and come November 2022, players will be bursting with excitement to finally play.
Let’s not mess around, this is probably the hottest title to be coming out next year. Not too long ago we got a really good look at the game, with some huge previews showing off lots of what will be on offer. No doubt the sneak peeks have sent hype through the roof for many!
Historically, developers FromSoftware have created stunning worlds that offer up some of the most challenging gameplay, and no doubt Elden Ring will be a similar story. A strong contender for one of the best video games of 2022.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl
We’re finally going back to the Chernobyl exclusion zone next year. The Stalker series has been one of the most revered cult classics and now we will get to see it in an entirely new glory. Expect deadly anomalies, violent mutated wildlife and fragile allegiances as you explore the vast open world and create your own story of survival amidst an epic branching storyline. It’s going to be terrifying, and we can’t wait.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
Breath of the Wild changed how we approach open-world games and it lapped up so many awards for its freedom of gameplay, story, visuals…everything really. So it comes as no surprise that many are very excited for the sequel. After long bouts of silence surrounding Breath of the Wild 2 we finally got word that it’s coming in 2022.
As with Starfield, there are still a lot of unknowns about the game. However, we can expect Nintendo to build on the successes of the first game with verticality being a large focus if the trailers are anything to go by. One thing’s for sure, it won’t be long before people start sharing the craziest ways they can launch themselves across the map when the game’s finally out.
Get your wallets ready folks; 2022 is looking excellent. What are the games you’re most looking forward to in 2022? Let us know over at our Community Forum!