Continue reading for our list of the awaited games to watch out for in the second half of the year.
We are already halfway through 2022, and what a first half it has been, with a February jam-packed with major matches that made it difficult to imagine how the typically busy Christmas season would compete. Let’s take a look at the most awaited games of 2022.
Since very few AAA games on the horizon appear to be prepared to unseat Elden Ring as the game of the year when the time comes, that is almost definitely not going to happen, if we are being completely honest.
Top 10 Most Awaited Games of 2022 List
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3
- Saints Row
- Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
- Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
- God of War Ragnarok
- The Callisto Protocol
- The Elder Scrolls VI
- Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
- Ubisoft’s Star Wars
1. Xenoblade Chronicles 3
The conclusion of Nintendo’s February Direct broadcast was the announcement of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, which will be released in September for the Switch. The long-rumored next instalment in the critically renowned RPG series has finally been confirmed.
If you wish to catch up before the game’s release, start playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3, which is set in the dangerous realm of Aionios and connects Xenoblade Chronicles and its sequel. Fortunately, both titles are accessible on Switch, making them incredibly simple to find.
Due: July 29
2. Saints Row
Saints Row has the chance to truly stand out in the second half of the year because Sony and Microsoft’s AAA first-party releases are rather scarce. The infamously absurd open-world GTA clone hasn’t always been to everyone’s taste, but the franchise is receiving a sort of rebirth and putting a lot of emphasis on character customization, allowing you to make the “Boss” of your dreams rule over a criminally active metropolis.
Saints Row may be the chaotic sandbox you’re seeking for because there isn’t a fresh GTA in sight.
Platforms: Xbox, PS5, PS4, PC
Due: August 23
3. Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
We weren’t sure what to make of Mario’s 2017 announcement that he would be teaming up with Ubisoft’s bizarre Rayman spin-off series, Rabbids, for a turn-based strategy game, but Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was shockingly excellent. The planned sequel appears to expand on the strong foundations of the original game for an even sillier adventure, this time in space.
The battle system in Sparks of Hope blends turn-based strategy with unrestricted mobility to create a strategy game unlike any other in terms of both appearance and gameplay. Additionally, for once, you may put Mario and Bowser on the same team.
Due: October 20
4. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Pokemon Legends: At the beginning of 2022, Arceus revamped the Pokemon video game franchise, and now the mainline series is following suit. Scarlet and Violet return to a more recognizable modern-day Pokescape, in contrast to Arceus, which was set in a distant past when coming across a gigantic smiling dragon in the wild was still rare.
The final objective is to become the finest Pokemon trainer in the country, as usual, but there will be a real open world to explore along the way, and you may bring friends with you.
Due: November 18
5. God of War Ragnarok
Are we going to see it this year? Given the lack of first-party exclusives elsewhere in the second half of the year, we have to have some optimism, and Sony is still stating that the following God of War game will be released in 2022. With Kratos and Atreus attempting to survive Ragnarok, widely known as the end of the world, the game will put a gory cap on the Norse period of the series, albeit we haven’t seen a great lot of it yet. That’s what you call father-son bonding, eh?
We’re crossing our fingers, but don’t be surprised if this ends up creeping not-so-quietly into 2023 with all the other major games.
Platforms: PS5, PS4
Due: TBC 2022
6. The Callisto Protocol
What could be more festive than getting attacked by a drooling alien? Sci-fi horror is now all the rage in video games, and The Callisto Protocol is taking up the major December release slot.
In this third-person horror game, you take on the role of Jacob Lee, a prisoner at the Black Iron Prison, a high-security facility on Jupiter’s Moon Callisto. Even though Jacob’s predicament is already not ideal, it becomes much worse when the other prisoners start to transform into monsters and start stalking him at night. Fortunately, our hero ultimately acquires a gravity rifle, which perhaps partially leveled the playing field.
Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox, PC
Due: December 2
7. The Elder Scrolls VI
The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield, the upcoming blockbuster game from Bethesda Game Studios, were both announced at E3 2018. While the illustrious developer’s upcoming game will be a space-traveling RPG, fans are more interested in going back to the Elder Scrolls universe. The sole glimpse we got of The Elder Scrolls VI was a broad panorama of a region in Tamriel with that recognizable, triumphant soundtrack accumulating in the distance.
Apart from that, not much is known about the game. The game won’t be released again for some time, according to Pete Hines, vice president of Bethesda Softworks. We can’t help but admit that we’re looking forward to returning to the Elder Scrolls universe.
8. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, developed by Rocksteady, the UK company behind the Batman: Arkham games, is coming to Xbox Series X. We can’t wait to play Rocksteady’s newest title since Arkham Knight was the studio’s last new release in 2015. You might recognize Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Boomerang, and King Shark from the movies and books as Suicide Squad characters in the game.
Kill the Justice League is a co-op game for 1-4 people that sends players on a quest to… kill the Justice League. It’s interesting to note that Sefton Hill of Rocksteady has stated that the new game would incorporate parts of the storylines from the Arkham trilogy, but it’s not obvious how exactly. In 2022, we can’t wait to play and see more of the game as it is one of the most awaited games of this year
9. Ubisoft’s Star Wars
A new game from Ubisoft for Xbox Series X is one of the new titles that Lucasfilm is commissioning from other teams after losing the exclusive Star Wars gaming licence to EA.
The Division’s creators will now tackle Star Wars, but there isn’t much information available. Only that it employs The Division’s Snowdrop engine and is a “story-driven” game has been provided by Ubisoft. The Division’s Julian Gerighty is in charge of creating the next Star Wars game, which hasn’t been given a name yet but we’re thrilled about it anyway.
In our list of most awaited games, the last one is Fable, a multiplayer spin-off of the Fable series that was shelved after its testing phase in the last generation, while Fable: The Journey, which received negative reviews, was released for Kinect on Xbox 360 before that. The most recent game, however, was created by Playground Games, the masters of the open-world genre. It appears to be a reboot and is being marketed as a “fresh beginning” for the franchise.
The company has only released Forza Horizon titles up to this point, so it’s unclear how it will manage a fantasy RPG. However, with a larger crew and the Xbox Series X’s enhanced capabilities, Fable should be able to more completely achieve the vision that Peter Molyneux envisioned so many years ago.
So folks! Which game are you most excited to play? Let us know in the comment section.
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