The best game releases of 2022!

A new year has started and that means a whole bunch of new games! With quite a few releases being delayed over the past two years, 2022 has got a sick lineup. This year you can expect several epic new games, such as Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring and Hogwarts Legacy.

Want to know what's in store for you over the next twelve months? Then you're in luck! We have put together all the upcoming game releases of 2022, with known release dates, in chronological order!

Published on: 19-01-2022

Rainbow Six Extraction

Rainbow Six Extraction
Source: Ubisoft

Ubisoft kicks off our list with Rainbow Six Extraction. This game was announced back in 2019, but due to the pandemic, the release was delayed. Fortunately, it is finally here! 

In this online multiplayer first-person shooter game, you take on various hostile alien creatures, such as the Chimera parasite and its evolving 'Archæans'. You often determine your tactics in advance, but due to sudden events you have to change them every time. So you can imagine that this game keeps you on the edge of your seat at all times. Are you ready to take on these deadly and intelligent organisms together with your friends?

Date: January 20, 2022
Platform: PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia and PC
Developer: Ubisoft

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Source: Nintendo 

This Nintendo Switch exclusive introduces you to the Hisui region and the fun characters you may encounter there. Hisui is a vast region, and every place has its own Pokémon ecosystem. For example, you'll find very different Pokémon in the countryside than in the harsh cold mountains. Your goal is to catch and research as many wild Pokémon as possible and to complete the region's first Pokédex!

While the game respects the gameplay of your previous favorite Pokémon games, some fun and exciting action and RPG elements have been added. For example, the way you catch Pokémon is very different. You can observe the wild Pokémon beforehand, so that you know exactly how to catch your future Pokémon friend!

Are you eager to fill your Pokédex? We have some good news! The game will be released very early this year!

Date: January 28, 2022
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Game Freak


Source: PlayStation

If you love martial arts you’re in luck. Sifu is a third-person action-Kung Fu game, in which the slick moves constantly splash off your screen. You play a young Kung Fu student, who wants to avenge his family. He has no allies, but an awful lot of enemies. 

Sifu's gameplay is very unique. Every time your character dies, he returns as an older version of himself - until he finds his final death. This resembles the idea that you learn from your mistakes as you go through life. Will you manage to become a Kung Fu master in just one lifetime? 

Date: February 8, 2022
Platform: PS4, PS5 and PC
Developer: Sloclap

Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West
Source: Guerilla Games

The world is being ravaged by a plague and it's your job to save the earth. As in the previous game, you play a young hunter of the Nora tribe named Aloy. In the post-apocalyptic open world, you explore a mysterious location called the Forbidden West. 

During your search for the secrets responsible for the plague, you fight against huge machines and evil enemies. You will also meet peculiar characters and get to know new tribes and rich cultures. Are you curious about the mystery that will change Aloy forever?
Date: 18 February 2022
Platform: PS4 and PS5
Developer: Guerilla Games

Elden Ring

Our list of game releases would be incomplete without Elden Ring. The inventors of the 'Soulsborne' or 'Souls-like' genre worked together with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin on this promising action-RPG. George has had a lot of influence on the setting of the game, so that’s promising! 

The story takes place in The Lands Between. This gigantic fantasy world is packed with unique landscapes and complex dungeons. You will fight against fearsome creatures and meet peculiar characters who will do their best to interfere with your progress. 

Elden Ring is a game for the hardcore gamer. Are you ready for this epic challenge?

Date: 25 February 2022
Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC
Developer: FromSoftware

Gran Turismo 7

Gran Turismo 7
Source: PlayStation 

One of the longest running franchises of racing simulation games makes its comeback this year with Gran Turismo 7. In this game, you can choose between various game modes. Whether you prefer to design stickers, collect cars or simply have a good time, it doesn't matter! There is a game mode for everyone. 

Unlock unique challenges by playing the awesome solo campaign, where you buy, sell or race cars. Prefer to race against others? Test your skills in the sports mode. Another cool thing is that you can buy state-of-the-art "second-hand" supercars right from the beginning. Honestly, we can't wait!

Date: 4 March 2022
Platform: PS4 and PS5
Developer: Polyphony Digital 

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is an action RPG with a hardcore Souls-like gameplay. What's great about the game is that you can create your own unique gameplay. For example, you can choose from various difficulty levels. You can also fill in the 'job-tree' to your liking, which determines the skills of your character. In addition, there is a wide range of weapons and jobs.

In the game you play Jack, the leader of The Warriors of Light. Together with Ash the comedian and Jed, who seems to be the muscle, you take on the challenge of bringing back the light of crystals from Cornelia. Or, as Jack says it in the game’s epic trailer: "Kill Chaos! Will you be able to save the world from darkness? 

Date: 18 March 2022
Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC
Developer: Team Ninja

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

Chaos', 'adventure' and 'madness' are words that best describe Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is a spin-off of the well-known shooter-looter game Borderlands and therefore has the same steampunk vibe.

Create your own hero and choose from different classes - or combine them. You decide how you play the game! Defeat different baddies in frantic first-person battles - or turn them into sheep for fun! Explore unique worlds and ominous dungeons for epic loot.

Another great feature is that you can play Tiny Tina's Wonderlands together with your friends. Play online and select some friends to play in a party, or play it at home on the couch with local splitscreen multiplayer! Who are you inviting over to play this game with?

Date: 25 March 2022
Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC
Developer: Gearbox

Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong

Source: Big Bad Wolf Studio

In this single-player story RPG, you play with three different vampires, each equipped with their unique vampiric abilities. You can customize both their appearance and their skills. And as with every RPG, this of course affects your interactions and play style. You decide the fate of your vampires and that of the Boston Camarilla. Sneak up, intimidate or seduce; how do you satisfy your hunger for blood?

Date: May 19, 2022
Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC
Developer: Big Bad Wolf Studio


Source: PlayStation

Forspoken is an action-RPG that takes place in the beautiful, yet gruesome land called Athia. You follow the story of 21-year-old Frey Holland, a young New Yorker who dreams of a better life. She accidentally opens a portal to Athia, to which she is then transported. To find her way home, she is forced to use her newly acquired magical powers to fight against terrible monsters. Are you curious about how this will end?

Date: 11 October 2022
Platform: PS5 and PC
Developer: Luminous Productions


Source: Bethesda 

It's the first time in 25 years that Bethesda, the creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and others, have created a complete new universe. Starfield is an RPG that takes place in space around the year 2300. It is therefore completely different from the fantasy world full of dragons. However, one thing seems unchanged, and that is the core element of all Bethesda games; exploration. Create the character of your choice and embark on an epic journey to discover the galaxy! 

Release date: 11 November 2022
Platform: Xbox Series X|S and PC
Developer: Bethesda Games Studios

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl

Stalker 2
Source: GSC Game World

In this first-person shooter, the heart of Chernobyl beats faster than ever! As a gas mask-wearing bounty hunter, you find yourself in the post-apocalyptic setting of the Chernobyl disaster area. Here you search for the deepest secrets and the most beautiful treasures. As you would expect from a game based on a nuclear tragedy, you will encounter the most dangerous mutated enemies. It is your task to survive in this dangerous open world!

Date: 8 December 2022
Platform: Xbox Series X|S and PC
Developer: GSC Game World

Hogwarts Legacy

The second to last game we'll discuss with you in this article is Hogwarts Legacy. The game is due at the end of 2022, but the exact date is not yet known. Nevertheless, we simply couldn't skip this game in our list. We are really looking forward to playing this game!

In this RPG, you'll learn spells, brew potions and discover the mysteries of the Wizarding World. If you're a true Harry Potter fan, and love open world RPGs, then this game is a must-have!

Date: TBA 2022
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox and PC
Developer: Avalanche Software

God of War: Ragnarök 

God of War Ragnarok
Source: PlayStation

Last but not least on our list is God of War: Ragnarök! The release of the game has been postponed to this year, but there is no exact date yet. Still, we think the game is worth discussing with you! 

The story takes place three years after God of War and is about, as the title suggests, the end of times called Ragnarök. It is the task of Kratos and his son Atreus to stop this catastrophic event. 

The game takes place in the nine worlds of Norse mythology, which this time includes Vanaheim, Svartalvheim and Asgard (the worlds of Yggdrasil that are missing from God of War). In the game, you fight against various creatures and humans with legendary weapons and powers. Will you be able to prevent the destruction of the world?

Date: TBA 2022
Platform: PS4, PS5 
Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Other new game releases 2022

So, we've reached the end of our best game releases of 2022 list. Of course, this doesn't mean that only fourteen new games will be released this year. In 2022, there will be many more games for you to play! We will list them for you:

  • 12 January: Monster Hunter Rise (PC)
  • 13 January: Astroneer (Nintendo Switch)
  • 14 January: God of War (PC) 
  • 20 January: Windjammers (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and Stadia)
  • 21 January: Baby Storm (Nintendo Switch)
  • 26 January: Diplomacy is Not an Option (PC)
  • 27 January: Circuit Superstars (PS4 and PS5)
  • 28 January: Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (PC en PS5)
  • 1 February: Life is Strange: Remastered Collection (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, Stadia and PC)
  • 4 February: Dying Light 2: Stay Human (PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S ad PC)
  • 10 February: CrossfireX (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S)
  • 11 February: Lost Ark (PC)
  • 17 February: Total War: Warhammer 3 (PC)
  • 22 February: Destiny 2: The Witch Queen (PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Stadia and PC)
  • 25 February: Grid Legends (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S andn PC)
  • TBA February: Evil Dead: The Game (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch and PC)
  • 1 March: Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous (PS4, Xbox One)
  • 3 March: Babylon's Fall (PS4, PS5, PC)
  • 4 March: Triangle Strategy (Switch)
  • 10 March: Chocobo GP (Switch)
  • 10 March: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok DLC (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbos Series X|S and PC)
  • 16 March: Tunic (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • 17 March: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS4, Switch, PC)
  • 22 March: Rune Factory 5 (Nintendo Switch)
  • 31 March: Weird West (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • 12 April: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Nintendo Switch)
  • 20 May: Sons of the Forest (PC)
  • 30 June: AI: The Somnium Files – Nirvana Initiative (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC)
  • 30 Jue: Cuphead In The Delicious Last Course (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
  • 23 August: Saints Row (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC)

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