2021 did not satisfy users with the number of games, but 2022 should fix that. There will be a lot of postponed and long-running projects that were announced years ago. Here are the 10 most anticipated games of 2022 whose release is worth keeping an eye on.
Dying Light 2: Stay Human
This is the sequel to an open-world zombie action game with parkour. The action of Dying Light 2 takes place years after the first part: the world finally collapsed because of the virus outbreak, and the remnants of humanity are at war with each other. The key feature is the absence of firearms and a co-op mode for up to four players.
Recently, the developers said that the full game with all the endings, forks and secondary quests will take up to 500 hours to complete. But later it was specified that the story campaign will take 20 hours.
Total War: Warhammer 3
The new part of the strategy series by Creative Assembly in the fantasy Warhammer universe. The sequel will have a larger action map and new races, which will delight the Bet22 members with fast pace. On the release day the game will be available for free for Xbox Game Pass subscribers on PC.
Horizon Forbidden West
A sequel to the PlayStation exclusive action game about a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by dangerous machines. The protagonist travels to the west coast of the United States to uncover the secrets of an ancient human civilization.
In the sequel the developers put an emphasis on the variety of open world and exploration of underwater locations. Otherwise it is almost the same as the original, but more global.
It’s a new game by Hidetaka Miyazaki, the creator of Dark Souls and Bloodborne. He created the world of Elden Ring together with the writer George Martin of Game of Thrones fame. Judging by the trailers, Elden Ring combines the ideas of Dark Souls and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The main innovation for Miyazaki fans is the full open world and random battles with enemies between locations. The game only needs to reach the already set bar of quality of its predecessors to succeed.
Gran Turismo 7
Seventh part of the famous racing simulator for consoles. The full-fledged numbered part fans have been waiting for more than eight years: during this time only a spin-off Gran Turismo Sport was released.
For the new game Polyphony Digital updated the engine, the appearance of several hundreds of cars, expanded the tuning and car park. Also the classic GT Simulation Mode campaign is back. The PlayStation 5 version is promised fast loading, improved graphics and full support for DualSense functionality.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl
The long-awaited sequel to the famous series about the mysterious Zone in Chernobyl, filled with creepy artifacts and monsters. The new game has been awaited for more than 12 years: originally development was canceled back in the early 2010s, but was relaunched a few years ago.
Developers from GSC Game World promised a seamless open world with many locations of the Zone, an elaborate system of dynamic environment, fauna, and the duration of the passage of up to a hundred hours. On release day, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will appear on Xbox Game Pass subscriptions.
A role-playing game in the Harry Potter universe set in 19th century Hogwarts. Players create their own character, learn spells, brew potions in class, and explore the open world. There is not much information about Hogwarts Legacy yet, but the developers have already announced that the protagonist will have to choose between the forces of good and evil.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
The long-awaited new game from Rocksteady, the creators of the Batman: Arkham series. Players will get to control the famous Suicide Squad: the game includes Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, King Shark and Deadshot. Both co-op with other players and single-player play are available – you can switch between characters right in battle.
The goal of the Squad is to eliminate the Justice League, whose members have fallen under the influence of the supervillain Brainiac. Judging by the trailers, Suicide Squad is very different in spirit from the Batman games: at least it has more humor.
The third part of the slasher series by Hideki Kamiya, the creator of Devil May Cry. This time the main heroine of the game is Bayonetta who is fighting against Angels of Paradiso. The threequel has been created for almost eight years, and it was announced back in 2017.
God of War Ragnarok
The sequel to the God of War reboot about the survival of the ancient Greek god of war Kratos and his son Atreus in nine Scandinavian worlds. Originally the developers wanted to create a trilogy, but decided to finish the story in the second part. Father and son have to go on a long journey before the coming end of the world – Ragnarok.