Top 5 games to look forward to in 2022 – A shower of real hits

Top 5 games to look forward to in 2022 – A shower of real hits

In this article you will get to know about the top 5 games to release in 2022.

The release of each of these games will be a celebration. Some of the releases have been discussed over the past 10 years. What games will be released in 2022? We will talk about this in our today's article.

Any AAA project is prepared for more than one year. And most often, developers announce the release long before they start the initial stage of production. In 2022, we are waiting for real long-term construction, the release of which will make a lot of noise in the gaming industry.

1. God of War Ragnarök

The sequel to the 2018 hit God of War. By the way, Santa Monica's latest release will no longer be a PS4 exclusive and will appear on PC on January 14, 2022. This event can also be attributed to the expected releases of the coming year.

What do we know about God of War Ragnarök? Let's start with the fact that this is a Sony exclusive. The game will be available on both PS5 and PS4. The continuation of the story of Kratos and his son Atreus, judging by the trailers, will be no less exciting and dynamic. Many are wondering: will the game become a true next-gen product? Or will the obligatory release of God of War: Ragnarök on PlayStation 4 prevent this? The fact is that between these generations of consoles from Sony there is a big difference in hardware. In production, the beauty of the picture could be sacrificed for the sake of optimization for the PS4 “stuffing”.

Like it or not, the Santa Monica studio has no room for error. Their previous creation has won worldwide recognition, and the future release is charged to be no less a hit.

Release date: 2022 (exact date not announced)

2. A Plague Tale: Requiem

Before the release of A Plague Tale: Innocence, Asobo was practically in the shadows. Projects from these developers include Microsoft Flight Simulator, released in 2020, and action-racing Fuel, which won the Guinness World Records for "the largest outdoor locations in the gaming industry." Otherwise, they participated as contractors. It is known that Asobo Studio worked on The Crew racing series, participated in the creation of games based on Pixar and WALL-E cartoons.

Thanks to the successful project A Plague Tale: Innocence, the French development studio has gained some fame and approval from gamers to create a sequel. Why did it appeal to many game lovers? Unique setting, unusual gameplay and intriguing storyline. The duration of the single player campaign is 9-12 hours. Moreover, many argue that closer to the denouement, they did not want to quickly go through the game and forget about it. On the contrary, the story of the girl Amicia and her brother Hugo caught on, and I did not want to part with her. In general, this grandiose journey of the main character, ready for anything for the sake of her family, cannot leave anyone indifferent.

What awaits us in the game A Plague Tale: Requiem? Perhaps the end of the story. Still, the title of the sequel hints at it. The new campaign of Amicia and Hugo will still be accompanied by plague and rats. However, according to the assurances of the developers, the main character will be stronger, and her methods of reprisal against enemies will be much more impressive.

Release date: 2022 (exact date not announced)

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch

3. STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl

Everyone is waiting for the release of this game. With no exceptions. They've been talking about it for about 10 years now. The project has been announced more than once. Also, more than once, the developers from GSC Game World said that the announcement was fake. However, this time everything is official, and the project is close to release. STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl is already at the pre-order stage (from June 13, 2021).

As expected, the long-awaited sequel to the game about stalkers will greatly surpass the previous parts in terms of graphics. Looking forward to a real breakthrough. The Ukrainian studio GSC Game World has already shown gameplay videos more than once, and judging by them, we can say with confidence that something revolutionary new is waiting for us.

The game is made on the Unreal Engine 5. This is a very expensive pleasure. The engine was released recently, so there are still few games on it. In 2022, releases of games on Unreal Engine 5 are planned, and then we will be able to really test it. So far, only Fortnite has been fully ported to UE 5, but in the style of this game it is difficult to look at all the technical capabilities of the engine.

We hope that STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl will not suffer the same fate as the Poles from CD Projekt RED and their Cyberpunk 2077 project. We hope that no one is pushing GSC Game World, and they are fully completing work on their long-term construction.

Release Date: April 28, 2022

Platforms: PC, Xbox Series X/S

4. Elden Ring

It is the mystique that accompanies the creations of Fromsoftware. And not only in the games themselves, but also in marketing. Any release is filled with mysteries and myths. We heard about the official announcement of Elden Ring in June 2019. And before that, any mention of the game looked like a kind of "drain" and were very similar to fakes.

Like any soul-like game, Elden Ring will be filled with pain and suffering for the player. The same routes will be accompanied by dozens of hours of battles to secure the path. And bosses. Where without them...

Stylistically, it is very similar to the Dark Souls series. By the way, work on Elden Ring started right after the release of the DLC for DS3, in 2017. It turns out that the project has been in preparation for more than 4 years. For a game in this genre, this is a lot. It is expected that Elden Ring will contain a real open world, which was not previously in the projects of Fromsoftware studio.

Release date: February 25, 2022

 5. Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West Another Sony exclusive. The prequel, by the way, "moved" to PC on August 7, 2020 and ceased to be a PS4-only game. Aloy's new adventure will remain exclusive until at least the release stage.

A new stage of the war with machines in the open world will take us to the Forbidden West of the Horizon game universe. Studio Guerilla Games promises that in the future part of the game, Aloy will be confronted not only by robots with people, but also by weather conditions. It is known that old cars will also flicker in the gaming spaces, not only new ones.

Horizon Forbidden West is planned to be much bigger than Zero Dawn. Surprisingly, the prequel was also huge in terms of playing space. The player will be able to explore the world not only horizontally, but also vertically. The developers say that exploring the underwater world is a particularly interesting activity. The combat arsenal and equipment are also expected to be replenished: new types of armor, weapons and tools.

Release date: February 18, 2022

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

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