Forget Christmas and New Year; most gamers (like us) are more excited to know about the upcoming PC games of 2022. You've probably watched numerous teasers and been a little crushed if the release date for a game you were most excited for was pushed back.
Never fear, though, just like Batman looks over Gotham city (or does he? Spoiler alert!), we look over our fellow gamers and have collated a list of the PC games everyone is talking about (including the expected release dates). Fingers crossed, no pushbacks!
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Top five Best PC games 2022
Without further ado, here’s a list of five awesome games that will be released this year:
Total War: Warhammer 3
If you're a fan of this series, the latest edition will not disappoint. With a campaign map that's double the size of its predecessor, there's plenty to sink your teeth into.
Expect tactical gameplay, real-time battles, and more Gods (as well as some you'll have already come across.
Total War: Warhammer 3 release date: February 17th 2022.
If you're less of a fantasy fan and more into shooting games, then Stalker 2 is a must-add to your wish list. Its prequel was a bit glitchy and chaotic, but the game still gathered a considerable fanbase, which is really saying something. Stalker 2 is set to have much better graphics this time, which will make the game even more addictive.
Stalker 2 release date: April 28th 2022.
Looking for a reboot? You've found it in Saints Row. You'll play the boss in this game as you take over Santo Ileso. You can change between co-op and solo play as the mood takes you as you build your empire. The Chief Creative Officer at Volition, Jim Boone, said of the game:
“This is the biggest, richest, and most ambitious Saints Row game we’ve ever created.”
We’re convinced, are you?
Saints Row release date: August 23rd 2022.
From the makers of Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim comes this awesome-looking game. This is a must-buy game for all players interested in interstellar travel. By the looks of it, it's set to be a pretty big game - you might want to book some annual leave! As the Game Director at Bethesda, Todd Howard, says:
"It's all the paths you didn't take that make it special for you."
The only downside? You have to wait until November to play!
Starfield release date: November 11th 2022.
We started this list with fantasy, and we're ending it the same. But not just any fantasy - arguably the most anticipated fantasy game of 2022.
Expect gameplay difficulty at similar levels to Dark Souls, but it's hyped to be something fundamentally different when it comes to actual combat.
The great news?
You don't have long to wait to get your hands on this game, finally.
Elden Ring release date: February 25th 2022.
Bonus upcoming PC games 2022
If you're after something a little more lighthearted than the games we've mentioned above, we've got you; here's some light refreshment:
Lego star wars: The skywalker saga
If you're looking for a fun PC game, you can't go wrong with Lego. This good-humored saga includes all of its predecessors, with the games that had been previously released remade, so you get the feeling of a new experience as you work your way through the films.
When, precisely, you’ll be able to get your hands on this game is a little fuzzy at the moment.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker saga release date: Early 2022.
As you saw in the video, the original release date for this game was last year. Sadly, the creators pushed its release back to this year, citing the reason as:
“Giving the game more time to deliver the best possible experience for players.”
But the wait is almost over. You can finally get your hands on this game this year. Expect co-op play following a storyline from the comic book: The Court of Owls.
Gotham knights release date: 2022.
There were so many fantastic games to choose from, promising that, whatever genre of PC game you’re into, you’re set for a brilliant year.