By Banu Athuraliya
2022 is going to be a massive year for games. The next-generation consoles, the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X have been out now for a while, yet due to the pandemic, still many users are trying to grab hold of one. The lucky users who already own a next-generation gaming console are in for a treat in 2022 with these amazing games that are lined up.
Horizon Forbidden West
Sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, players get to continue the story of Aloy as she explores the Forbidden West. There will be a lot to explore with new weapons and enemies, and best in class graphics updated for the PS5. Horizon Forbidden West is scheduled to launch on 18 February, 2022.
If you’re a fan of Pro Wrestling, then I’m sure you’re eagerly waiting for WWE 2K22. After the disaster that was WWE 2K20, which was packed with so many bugs and graphic glitches, still present today, the hope of all WWE fans is to see a true next-gen WWE gaming experience. WWE 2K22 will pack a lot of amazing features we have been requesting like the GM mode for the longest time on top of the updated roster. WWE 2K22 is set to come out on the 11th of March 2022. You can select between the standard edition, Deluxe Edition or the special NWO 4-LIFE Edition.
Gran Turismo 7
Gran Turismo is not a new name for sim-racing fans, and the newest edition of the game, Gran Turismo 7 is a game built from the ground up for PS5 to take advantage of all the hardware features the console offers. With a full campaign mode, livery editor, a collection of legendary circuits and multiplayer, the package Polyphony Digital are offering is a complete one for fans of the franchise. The graphics look super awesome, and you can start playing Gran Turismo 7 from 4 March, 2022.
God of War – Ragnarok
God of War Ragnarok returns to the realm of Midgard, where Kratos immigrated with his son, Atreus, following the defeat of the Olympian gods. Both are now involved in the eschatological conclusion of Norse mythology, and presumably the rebirth of their world, in what developer Sony Santa Monica describes as the ‘finale’ for Kratos’ Norse saga. God of War Ragnarok is set to come out later in 2022.
Rockstar has been teasing Grand Theft Auto 5 for the next generation consoles, even before the consoles came out. With new and improved graphics and performance, GTA V will look better than ever on the PS5. With that users not only get to replay the story and roam around the map but also get to join in the fun with GTA Online. Rockstar also promised additional content which we’re waiting to get more details of soon. GTA V is set to come out in early 2022 for the PS5.
The Saints Row game is back and this time on the PS5. Opting for a modern contemporary feeling this Saints Row reboot keeps the core gameplay of the franchise but tells a unique story focusing on building up a crime empire and becoming self-made. Saints Row is set to come out on 23 August, 2022
Harry Potter fans around the world have been waiting for a new game for a while now, and it’s going to be a reality soon with Hogwarts Legacy. Hogwarts Legacy is going to be an “immersive, open-world RPG” set in the wizarding world of the 1800s – specifically Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Hogwarts Legacy is set to come out in 2022.
Avatar – Frontiers of Pandora
Avatar – Frontiers of Pandora is a first-person, action-adventure game. Frontiers of Pandora will tell a stand-alone tale of Navi fighting against humanity’s Resources Development Administration. It is set to come out in 2022.
Dying Light 2 – Stay Human
Dying Light 2 – Stay Human refines the original game’s first-person parkour action gameplay with a focus on swiftness and skill. Yet again, you play a hardy protagonist who must leap across rooftops, trying to avoid direct engagements with zombies. Dying Light 2 – Stay Human came out on 4th February 2022.
In Gotham Knights, Batman is dead, and it’s up to the rest of the Bat-family — Batgirl, Robin, Red Hood, and Nightwing to watch over the streets of Gotham. The game’s not set in the world of Rocksteady Games’ Arkham series, although it is being developed by WB Games Montréal, the studio behind Arkham Origins. Gotham Knights are set to come out in 2022.
These are just some of my favourite picks that are set to come out in 2022 but there are a lot more awesome games coming up this year. As I continue to explore more and more games and technology, you can join with me by subscribing to my Main YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/androdollar and join with me on my gaming channel at www.gaming.androdollar.com to get updated on the latest games and other gaming-related exclusives. If you want to reach out to me on social media, I’m available @BanuAthuraliya,