10 PC games to look forward to in 2022

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The first few months of 2022 have been off to a great start for blockbuster game releases. games like Ring of Elden and Dying Light 2 Stay Human dominated the informal discussions between gaming communities. But if the first busy months of the year have given way to a calmer start to spring, the year is far from over. This year should continue to release several potentially excellent games in a variety of genres such as racing, action RPG, etc. Here are just 10 of the PC games we’re looking forward to in 2022.

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Gotham Knights

Batman: Arkham Origins was praised for its creative prequel story and bosses, but it was also held back by a lack of innovation. Gotham Knights is a chance for WB Games Montreal to prove it can make a high-quality Batman adventure – and the ingredients are getting ready. Controlling characters like Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood should create plenty of variety through unique abilities and skill trees for each character.

Protecting an open-world Gotham was already a blast, but with seamless drop-in co-op it could have even more potential. WB Games Montreal has reworked combat with co-op in mind, but the game can still be played entirely offline and single-player. With Bruce Wayne seemingly irrelevant, and the Court of Owls as a new threat, Gotham Knights might also surprise us in the story department.

Release date: October 25, 2022.

Hogwarts Legacy

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Hogwarts Legacy seems to be the game that Harry Potter fans have always wanted. Players will be able to create a student and enter their fifth year at the titular School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An original story will task players with investigating a goblin rebellion in the 1800s alongside new characters like Professor Figg. Avalanche Software demonstrates a clear love of source material with the fidelity with which the team recreates famous locations like the Great Hall and Hogsmeade. The team also cleverly expands locations mentioned in the books but never seen in the movies, such as the Ravenclaw common room.

Experiencing student life is understandably a major focus for PC gaming 2022. Taking classes like potions or herbalism looks like it could take back some of the old bully the endless magic, and secrets of Hogwarts and its surrounding environments could make for a rewarding exploration. Bonding with friends unlocks new abilities, similar to Personage, and there seems to be a morality system based on the decisions the player has to make. Hopefully the final version lives up to Avalanche’s magical ambitions for the game.

Release date: Holidays 2022.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns

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Developer Firaxis Games is best known for its work on the excellent XCOM series. Now, the PC game-focused studio is turning its expertise to the Marvel license in 2022 with Marvel’s Midnight Suns. midnight suns is a turn-based tactical RPG that uses a new card-based combat system. Pitting Marvel heroes like Doctor Strange, Blade, Wolverine, and Ghost Rider against villains that force players to use varying tactics seems like an ideal fit for the genre.

Firaxis Games takes the story in a darker direction by drawing inspiration from the supernatural side of the Marvel Universe. Hydra has revived Lilith, mother of demons, and it’s up to the hunter, the protagonist, to stop her with the help of Marvel’s best. Between fights, players will be able to forge bonds with the heroes in a base called the Abbey. Dialogue options, a morality system, and unlocking powerful new abilities by deepening relationships with heroes sounds like a perfect blend of Mass Effect and Personage.

Release date: Second half of 2022.

Saints Row

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Some may agree that the Saints Row the franchise probably got a little too goofy with its later entries. Volition’s new reboot, simply titled Saints Row, seems to pull off the shenanigans for a more grounded approach. Players will be able to fight for control of the fictional city of Santo Ileso, as they go up against the gangs of Los Panteros, The Idols, and Marshall Defense Industries. The Boss, a customizable protagonist, will lead the Saints Row gang through a fight for nine separate districts.

All told, this looks like standard fare for an open-world game, but it could end up being a pretty interesting PC game when it launches later in 2022. It’s been a hot minute since we got a felony in the open world – a -thon in the vein of Saints Row or Grand Theft Auto, and going back to basics could work in its favour. Volition promised rewarding verticality to the environments, along with cool features like opening illegitimate businesses to generate cash for the gang. To finish, Saints Row will be playable in co-op with two players, which should add a nice dynamic to how players approach missions.

Release date: August 23, 2022.

Soul Hackers 2

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Soul Hackers 2 appears to be a dynamic, neon-infused cyberpunk JRPG, unlike everything else in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise. Two groups of Devil Summoners, the Yatagarasu and the Phantom Society are at war, and it’s up to Aion’s agents Ringo and Figure to stop him before he wreaks havoc on the world. Just like any game in the franchise, the cast is completely new, so it’s likely that Soul Hackers 2 can be played without any knowledge of the previous game.

Taking a party of four characters into turn-based battles and exploiting enemy weaknesses will be familiar to fans of CMS and Personage. Other returning elements include familiar demons, creating new demons through fusion, and recruiting them through negotiation to end battles peacefully. As expected, there are even some light social sim elements, including exploring a town and bonding with your party members. All told, Atlus has a knack for vastly improving upon the foundations of its previous games, so we can’t wait to see where that takes this unique brand of JRPG.

Release date: August 25, 2022.

star field

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Bethesda’s first original RPG in 25 years has a lot going for it. Fortunately, the first indications are very promising for star field. As part of a group of human explorers called Constellation, players will be able to create a character as they soar to the stars and encounter warring factions like the United Colonies and the Freestar Collective.

Bethesda games have been known for technical bugs in the past, but the implementation of Creation Engine 2 could mean a huge graphical leap forward for star field. Exploring a galaxy with world-building depth Bethesda has become famous for sounding very exciting, especially when it comes to piloting a spaceship. And, if the reports on star field have more than double the amount recorded voice works like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim there’s something to be done, it looks like the studio is going all out with branching dialogue options.

Release date: November 11, 2022.

DNF Dueling

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Arc System Works has been on a roll with stellar fighting game releases in recent years, and that trend may soon continue with DNF Dueling. In collaboration with Neople and Eighting, DNF Dueling is a new 2D fighting game based on the world and characters of a Korean MMO brawler called dungeon fighter online. Characters are based on MMO classes including Berserker, Fighter, Grappler, Inquisitor, and Ranger. Arc System Works has now used two open betas to gather player feedback and improve the speed of all characters, among other adjustments.

What sets DNF Dueling apart emphasizes using simple directional inputs to perform flashy special moves. This is enhanced by the “conversion” mechanic which allows you to sacrifice your own gray health to recover more MP and perform even more special moves. DNF Dueling could be an accessible fighter for newcomers while still having enough depth for fighting game veterans to master. It also helps that it looks gorgeous as expected by Arc System Works.

Release date: June 28, 2022.

red fall

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Cooperative shooters have made a comeback in recent years, and Arkane Austin, the team behind Prey and Dishonoredthrows his hat into the ring. red fall will place a party of up to four players in the fictional vampire-infested town of the same name. The upcoming 2022 PC game promises an open world that adapts to player actions, along with a variety of creative weapons, like a stake thrower, and supernatural powers, like Layla Ellison’s telekinetic abilities. If Arkane can fuse its signature immersive simulation game design with the inherent fun of a cooperative shooter, we might have something special this summer.

Release date: summer 2022.

Wander

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Wander will place us in the paws of a lost cat trying to find its way home through a dystopian world controlled by a robot. The meat of the game involves a lightweight platform and the use of a companion drone called B12 to translate robotic language to interact with androids. It sounds too charming to be true, but the threat of insect-like creatures called Zurks could create intense fights and chases to keep players on their toes. If he can nail the thrill of breakout sequences like the Or I series, as well as creating a fascinating world to interact with, Wander could be an adorable adventure not to be missed.

Release date: TBD 2022.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

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Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a new cooperative first-person shooter game set in Warhammer 40,000 universe. Hopefully developer Fatshark can build on the already polished first-person melee combat that Warhammer: Vermintide 2 excelled in.

Dan Abnett, a bestseller 40K author, directs the story. The plot will center on a team of inquisitive agents as they investigate a cult known as Admonition in the hive city of Tertium. Taking on hordes of zombie-like Poxwalkers and other monstrosities could be satisfying with the signature 40K weapons like the chainsword. Beyond combat, the Inquisitor’s spaceship will serve as a fascinating hub for interacting with NPCs and customizing gear.

Release date: September 13, 2022.


There’s no doubt that there will be plenty of other great PC games to look forward to this year. And we might even have a few surprises in the coming months. Stay tuned for more on these games and everything to come.

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