New games for 2022
The biggest new games coming out in 2021 and beyond on PS5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, PC, and more
As we head towards the end of 2021, it’s a grea time to look ahead to all of the new games for 2022 and beyond. While there are still many games without exact launch windows, we’re steadily seeing more adventures on the horizon get confirmed release dates to add to our calendars. And Thanks to the recent showcase during The Game Awards 2021, there have been a host of new announcements to add even more excitement to the year ahead. While
This list of upcoming games isn’t completely exhaustive, but does highlight some of the biggest games out in 2022 and beyond. If you are looking for something a touch more comprehensive, you can always make note of our handy video game release dates roundup, which is regularly updated with the latest release date announcements. So without further do, get your wishlist ready and be sure to check out all of upcoming Xbox Series X games, upcoming Switch games, new PC games, and upcoming PS5 games on the way.
Below you’ll find everything to get excited about – on every platform – in 2022 and beyond.
1. Pokemon Legends: Arceus
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release date: January 28, 2022
The first open-world Pokemon game ever, Pokemon Legends: Arceus has undoubtedly caused quite the commotion in the fandom. Set long before any of the series entries to date, you’ll be exploring Sinnoh in a unique adventure to create the region’s first Pokedex. Catching Pokemon will be as simple as throwing a Pokeball at them whilst creeping towards them out in the open, which will seamlessly enter you into a battle. It’s the Pokemon game we’ve all been dreaming of.
2. Rainbow Six Extraction
Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, Google Stadia, Amazon Luna
Release date: January 20, 2022
Formerly known as Rainbow Six Quarantine, we’re now looking at Rainbow Six Extraction – the name changed for very good reasons of course. This is a spin-off from Rainbow Six Siege, offering similar co-operative multiplayer action where you must work with your squad to combat and defeat a type of parasite-esque alien called the Archaeans.
3. Dying Light 2
Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One
Release date: February 4, 2022
No calendar is complete without a zombie game or two on the horizon, and Dying Light 2 has a good chance of being the only zombie game you’ll need for the foreseeable future. Techland got off to fantastic start with the original Dying Light in 2015, and its sequel intends to healthily expand those parameters in every regard. With its reactive world, branching narrative, finessed combat, and radically upgraded visuals, Dying Light 2 is everything you could hope for in one, beautifully apocalyptic package, and then some. Our barbed wire baseball bats are already prepared and eager for zombie blood.
Platform(s): PS4, PS5, PC
Release date: February 8, 2022
Sifu is the brand new game from Sloclap, the developer that gave us Absolver. In this though, you play as a young Kung-Fu student looking for vengeance after the murder of his family. The game is focused on a unique aging mechanic, where if you make a mistake you can trade off your life to try again, and learn from your errors. But, get too old and you will die, forcing you to start over again.
5. Horizon Forbidden West
Platform(s): PS5. PS4
Release date: February 18, 2022
Aloy is officially back in a sequel to 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn, and this time we’ll be journeying to the post-apocalyptic setting of San Franciso in America. The trailer which debuted during Sony’s Future of Gaming event revealed Horizon Forbidden West will be coming to the PS5, and showed off gorgeous, vibrant landscapes, new big machines creatures, and – most interestingly of all – underwater sequences. We’ll no doubt have more mysteries to unravel as we return to Guerrilla Games’ unique world when it does eventually release on the next-gen console