New PC games for 2022: Halfway through this year, we’re eager to see what else 2022 has to offer. There has been a slew of major PC releases to start the year, including Total War: Warhammer 3 and the long-awaited Elden Ring (opens in new tab). However, in 2022, PC gamers will have plenty of other reasons to be ecstatic. Valve’s handheld Steam Deck, our very own gaming system, has also been released!
Seeing our list of the major games in 2022 can make you feel like you’ve been there before. It’s true that several of this year’s most anticipated games are ones we expected to see last year. Many games were delayed in 2019 because of the Covid-19 epidemic as well as the fact that large studios were forced to work from home for the most of 2020 and 2021.
Big-game delays are becoming more prevalent, thus this year’s results may be similar to last year. We’ll keep this list updated as release dates shift later in the year or into 2023 so that you can keep track of what you’ll actually be playing this year.
Total War: Warhammer 3
In the final game in Creative Assembly’s trilogy, putting the tabletop wargame’s final army into digital form The human nations of Kislev and Cathay will join the four demonic factions upon launch, while the Ogre Kingdoms will be available as downloadable content. Our Total Fight: Warhammer 3 review will show you how the war rages between bears and daemons (opens in a new tab).
Dead or Alive 6 | January 31
Zombies & Parkour 2 is finally coming in 2022 because of many delays from Techland. Improved parkour and more perilous nights are included in the new version, which also includes an expanded map. Check out our Dying Light 2 review to discover if the parkour has advanced.
Total War: Warhammer 3
In the final game in Creative Assembly’s trilogy, putting the tabletop wargame’s final army into digital form Kislev and Cathay will join four daemonic factions at launch, with the Ogre Kingdoms as a DLC option. Our Total War: Warhammer 3 review shows the raging conflict between bears and daemons in all its bloody glory (opens in new tab).
Dark Souls is back, now in an open world with lore crafted in part by George R. R. Martin. If you’re looking for a game like the original Dark Souls, Elden Ring is exactly what you’re looking for, according to our review(opens in a new tab).
Square Enix released Final Fantasy Origins.
Before FFXVI, we’ll get this Final Fantasy title. This is a “new plot inspired by” the 1987 original Final Fantasy game, rather than an actual remake. Final Fantasy Origin is a mix of the Final Fantasy 7 remake’s team combat with Team Ninja’s action-oriented Nioh series fighting, and you can read our Final Fantasy Origin review to see what we thought (opens in new tab).
LEGO Star Wars:
One another officially licensed LEGO game has made its way into the stratosphere. As a follow-up to The LEGO Movie 2: The Force Awakens, the Skywalker Saga is assembling a massive roster of Star Wars characters. There are a total of nine major Star Wars plots to experience.
Dune: Spice Wars
The Dune universe is the setting for this sci-fi real-time strategy game that incorporates aspects of the 4X genre. Northgard’s developers are back with a new strategy game set in the Arrakis desert: Dune: Spice Wars.
Volition is bringing back its zany action series with a fresh cast of four bright and humorous leads. A new boss and four friends create a criminal empire in Santo Also, inspired by the American southwest. If you’re looking for something fresh and new, the new Saints Row is just what you’re looking for.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will be released.
Set amid the bleak darkness of the Warhammer 40k universe, Fatshark is expanding out with a new ‘tide’ game. The co-op fps model appears to be working perfectly, and with chainsword-wielding melee action returning with a fresh cast of four, this may be the pinnacle of games to get your gang into in 2022.
In this deviation from the Arkhamverse timeline, four members of the Bat-Family keep watch over Gotham City without Batman’s presence. Solo or two-player co-op battles pit Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood against the evils of the Court of Owls.
Company of Heroes 3
Relic’s latest entry in the World War II RTS series, set in Italy and North Africa, now includes a turn-based campaign. A tactical pause system for single-player and dynamic cover—in which demolition only affects the type and placement of cover—are both interesting and welcomed additions to the game.
System Shock 2022
Shodan is making a comeback in the form of a retro first-person shooter recreation bathed in neon. After waking up from a coma aboard the orbiting research station, you’ll have to take on the killer station-horde AI’s of mutants and cyborgs. Hopefully, this will be System Shock’s definitive cyberpunk experience.
Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 be released?
This RPG’s sequel has been repeatedly delayed and given to a secret new developer. Even if it doesn’t arrive in 2022, we’re hoping for some great Seattle-based vampire sandbox action.
2022 GAMES: JANUARY
Two outstanding PC ports of console games are kicking off the year in January. In the new tradition of Monster Hunter games on PC, Monster Hunter Rise follows suit, while Kratos pioneers new territory by bringing God of War to PC for the first time. The year 2022 is off to a good start.
Highlights of January’s new game releases
| January 12th, Monster Hunter: Rise
The upcoming PC installment in the Monster Hunter series is a return to the original style of monster-slaying action. You’ll be riding a Palamute dog mount when you return to Kamura Village this time. Check out our Monster Hunter Rise review to see how we broke it down
In-depth Analysis of Rainbow Six: Siege January 20
Clancy’s horde fighting spinoff is utilizing operators from Rainbow Six Siege for co-op tactical shooting in co-op mode. There are 12 containment stations around the United States where you’ll fight back against the parasitic alien threat Our Rainbow Six Extraction review shows you just how dangerous they are.