The 30 most anticipated games of 2022

The year 2021 was weird for video games. It was full of delayed projects but also full of new announcements. It’s clear that the gaming industry is still coming back from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

What does that mean for 2022? Well, it means that we are likely to see a year jammed full of some of the most high-profile releases. Not only will it be the year that houses all the delayed 2021 games, but it will also be the second year of the “next-generation” giving us some huge titles for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Bayonetta 3

Now we are long enough into the Switch’s lifespan that we are getting new versions like the OLED Switch. It is about time we saw our favorite gun-witch step back into her bullet-filled heels.

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk

While we may never get another true Jet Set Radio game, Bomb Rush Cyberfunk brings back much of the original development team, as well as the original composer, Hideki Naganuma. Sometimes, spiritual sequels are good enough.

Dragon Ball: The Breakers

Take Dead by Daylight but instead of victims running away from a horror movie monster, give us nobody anime non-playable characters, or NPCs, facing off against the biggest villains from Dragon Ball. Frankly, it’s a formula just crazy enough to work.

Eiyuden Chronicle

The original development team behind Suikoden has come back with a brand- new RPG utilizing the Octopath Traveler style of 2.5D graphics. Their Kickstarter was ludicrously successful, and now it looks like we are finally coming up on a release date.

Elden Ring

If you haven’t heard of Elden Ring, then you’ve been living under a videogame rock. It’s an open world, Dark Souls-style role-playing game, or RPG, with George R.R. Martin doing the … Writing? Consulting? Look, the point is GRRM is involved in some way, making it sure to scratch both your Souls-like and Game of Thrones itches.

Freedom Planet 2

Freedom Planet 1 was one of the best indie Sonic-alikes, and it’s been a long time since the development team said a sequel was coming. In 2022, it appears as if we will finally get a chance to play with even more characters, an even darker story and even more envious Sonic fans.

Ghostwire: Tokyo

This is another one of the early killer apps for next-gen consoles, originally announced for Playstation 5 well before its developer, Bethesda was bought by Microsoft. Will this paranormal action-adventure game still deliver on its promise now that its developer has jumped ship? 2022 will tell us.