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Most Highly Anticipated Games of 2022

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While 2021 was definitely a year of letdowns, 2022 promises to be a massive year for gaming. Many of the most anticipated games set to be released last year had to be delayed until the new year. Gamers feared that they’d be pushed even further into the future, but fear not, as we are leading up to a year of releases unlike any other.

So many trailers and teasers being released in showcases have gotten gamers hyped up. We’re talking long-awaited sequels, continued legacies and dead genres being brought to life with affordability and accessibility never seen before. With releases for a wide variety of gamers from those who live role paying games or those who enjoy high stake slot games. with all these video game releases, let’s take a look at some of the most promising titles 2022 has to offer, with a few specific release dates already confirmed. (Warning: Spoilers ahead.)

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God of War

God of War (2018)

A long-awaited moment for many, one of the most anticipated games of 2022 previously exclusive to console gamers, God of War is finally being released for PC. Santa Monica Studios now allows PC gamers to enjoy the full potential of the known cinematic, no-cut camera as it follows Kratos and Atreus across the realms. Head over to Steam as soon as it drops to enjoy this game in all its glory with the option of 4k resolution on supported devices and unlocked framerates.

  • Available on: PC
  • Release date: 14 January 2022

God of War Ragnarök (2021)

A sequel to God of War (2018), players get to continue the action-filled journeys of Atreus and his father, Kratos. The previous game’s post-credits scene indicates an epic showdown with Thor in the prophesied battle that will end the world, known as Ragnarök. With familiar, beloved weapons returning, fans also get to unleash a host of new special abilities as they travel to dangerously beautiful landscapes on a quest to unravel the prophecy. A series is known for its expert storytelling, players will grapple with morally tough choices as they navigate Atreus and Kratos to the end of the world.

  • Available on: Play Station 4, Play Station 5
  • Release date: 2022 (specific date to be announced)

Gotham Knights

Originally thought to be released in 2021, Warner Bros. will be releasing the new Batman game in 2022. Differing from the previous games, Gotham Knights focuses on the four knights of the Bat Family, who step up to fill the void left by Batman’s unclear death.

In a two-player co-op game, players choose between Red Hood, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Robin, as they fight to keep the streets of Gotham City clean, each with their own unique playstyle and abilities such as Robin being able to teleport via the Justice League’s satellite. In this open-world action game, we look forward to seeing villains like Mr Freeze, Penguin and Talon. Unfortunately, The Joker will not make an appearance, which makes sense as this is the first game without Batman as the title hero.

  • Available on: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
  • Release date: 2022 (specific date to be announced)

Horizon Forbidden West

A direct sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, this upcoming release from Guerrilla Games is said to be one of the biggest, most beautiful games to be revealed during the PS5 showcase. This epic plague tale is one of the most anticipated video games for 2022, with new weapons, machines, and exciting features set in the western United States.

Guide Alloy through a post-apocalyptic open-world as she goes on a mission to stop a mysterious threat known only as of the Red Blight. He uncovers secrets and restores balance to the world in this exciting second instalment. Forbidden Forest releases new features that allow players to explore underwater, discover secrets and restore balance to the world in this visually impressive second instalment. Guerilla Games has also announced a Horizon Forbidden West podcast that will be streaming all the latest news and insights for this game.

  • Available on: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Release date: 18 February 2022

Pokemon Legends: Arceus- Highly Anticipated Games 

In this new entry of one of the most beloved game series, the Pokemon Company and Game Freak are going in a bold, new direction. Players get to explore the classic Sinnoh region, but in a way that has never been seen before. Set in a forgotten land, get transported back to a period in Pokémon history where Trainers and Pokemon Leagues do not exist yet.

While there are still staples from the previous games, such as completing the Pokédex, there are a few exciting changes, such as how the battle scenes will play out and encountering wild Pokémon.

  • Available on: Nintendo Switch
  • Release date: 28 January 2022

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

A D&D inspired fantasy world in the same iconic art style as Borderlands, get ready for a spin-off set in a chaotic playing field filled with skeletons, dragons and much more. All of it is controlled by Tina, the unpredictable Dungeon Master in a fantastical post-apocalyptic world. With the storyline mostly kept under wraps, we know that this game will take place shortly after the events of Borderlands 2 DLC Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon, which was recently released as a standalone game, ‘A Wonderlands One-shot Adventure’.

Players will create their own characters in an exciting first for the Borderlands series. Choose skills and abilities across several character classes, creating “multi-classed” heroes. This new, playfully chaotic game adds two new classes to the mix – Stabbomancers and Brr-Zerkers. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will be a timed exclusive on the Epic Games Store at launch.

Along with having Ashley Burch reprise her role as Tina, listen out for the voices of Brooklyn 99’s Andy Samberg, Bojack Horseman’s Will Arnett and Wanda Sykes from Black-ish and Curb Your Enthusiasm, just to name a few.

  • Available on: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
  • Release date: 25 March 2022

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

When DC FanDome revealed that there would be a Suicide Squad game, it led to a great deal of hype. However, concerns have been raised recently over the lack of gameplay footage. Fingers crossed that this is just a stunt by fandom. What we do know is that our Super Villains, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang and King Shark, are going on a mission to take down the DC Superheroes. With a twist of good-guy-gone-bad, the Justice League is now hellbent on destroying the city of Metropolis, which they once swore to protect.

Team up with your friends as this game will allow up to four players to form a squad. Fans can tailor their experience as each member has their own unique move set with enhanced and special traversal abilities (from teleportation to jetpacks) to freely explore the dynamic open world, along with a variety of weapons to customize and skills to master. And of course, for that added dose of paranoia, watch out for that lethal explosion in every Squad member’s head…

  • Available on: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
  • Release date: 2022

Hogwarts Legacy

In an exciting new game set in the 1800s, loyal fans of Harry Potter will get to experience Hogwarts in the 1800s. In one of the most anticipated games of 2022, many will get to live out their dream of the ultimate magical world experience as they attend classes, craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade talents and face off with fantastic beasts. Customize your own characters down to the last detail and be sorted into one of the four houses in this open-world RPG game.

After receiving a late acceptance letter to Hogwarts (a fantasy for many), your own character will discover they hold a hidden, ancient power within them, with the potential to rip apart the wizarding world. Make the right moral choices and emerge triumphant as the hero. Or, if it suits you, delve into the more sinister, dark side of magic.

Set to release after the upcoming film, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,

  • Available on: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
  • Release date: 2022

Rainbow Six Extraction- Highly Anticipated Games 

A spin-off to Rainbow Six: Siege is the new instalment in the iconic alien invasion series based on Tom Clancy’s novels. When an asteroid crashes into Earth, spreading a space infection all over the planet, players will get to choose from familiar operators (AKA characters) such as Ela, Ash, and Pulse as they prepare to contain the alien threat.

Rainbow Six’s operators don high-tech PPE, as each operator has cleverly chosen weapons and gadgets, like Alibi, which uses holographic decoys to distract enemies, and Pulse, whose heartbeat sensor allows him to see through walls. In each session, known as an ‘incursion’, players will be randomly assigned one of twelve objectives in each of the three sub-maps. You’ll need to complete objectives, collect samples and extract materials from computers before you are extracted to another submap.

  • Available on: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC
  • Release date: 20 January 2022