2022 continues to be a massive year for video games. Between franchises such as God of War, Pokemon, and Call of Duty, the PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC, and Stadia have some mammoth titles to host. Here’s a look into the biggest games and release dates.
The start of 2022 signaled over a year since the PS5, and Xbox Series X took video games to the ninth generation of consoles. Developers have had plenty of time to chew the fat and harness the power of the consoles to create immense AAA experiences.
There’s also plenty of mileage left for the Nintendo Switch, and of course, PC, Stadia, and Steam are always pushing the envelope.
With 2022 already delivering Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Rainbow Six Extraction, and Gran Turismo 7, the remainder of the year is also looking to bring the heat. Here’s a look at the top AAA video games coming in 2022.
PS5, Xbox, Switch, PC, Steam & Stadia video games in 2022
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 release date: October 28
For the first in almost 20 years, the Call of Duty franchise will be breaking its annual release schedule in 2023. This means that players will be stuck with CoD’s 2022 title, Modern Warfare 2 for two years.
The 2022 iteration of the iconic franchise is set to be a direct sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare. The game will be built on a brand-new engine, and the development of the game is being led by Infinity Ward. The Call of Duty team announced that Modern Warfare 2 will be released on October 28, 2022.
Gotham Knights release date: October 21, 2022
A Gotham City without the caped crusader is a strange thought, but that’s the threat that faces it as Bruce Wayne is dead. In Batman’s place, his former proteges need to step up and protect Gotham, batting away any threats of crime perpetrated by some of its most evil supervillains.
Featuring co-operative mode, players can take control of these plucky heroes and hopefully do Batman proud when the game releases on October 21, 2022.
Skull and Bones: November 8
Skull and Bones is Ubisoft‘s new third-person action-adventure video game which sees players take to the seas, controlling a pirate captain and their crew. The game offers both a single-player story experience and PVP multiplayer experience with naval warfare.
The game looks to provide copious amounts of customization, from the clothes and appearance of your pirate to the ship you sail. Of course, as it’s a game about pirates, there’s a strong focus on looting. Pirate lovers can get their hands on Skull and Bones on November 8.
God of War: Ragnarok release date: November 9, 2022
Players got a juicy look at the next epic adventure in Santa Monica’s God of War franchise during the 2021 PlayStation Experience. Kratos and Atreus are set to battle with Freya, Fenrir, possibly Thor, and their own demons.
God of War Ragnarok looks like it’s expanded upon the reboot to incorporate more NPCs, more spectacular gameplay, and a gripping narrative that will test the bond between father and son when the game releases on November 9, 2022.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date: November 18
2022 is a great year to be a Pokemon fan. Shortly after the release of Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Nintendo wasted no time announcing their newest mainline titles. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will introduce players to the ninth generation of Pokemon games.
Nintendo has already shared details about the game including the implementation of open-world areas as well as the three starter Pokémon: Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly. On June 1, a trailer confirmed November 18 as the official release date for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
The Callisto Protocol: December 2
Directed by Glen Schofield, the man who was behind Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol is set to revive the survival horror genre, giving horror game fans exactly what they have been asking for.
The game takes place 300 years in the future, as the player follows the story of Jacob Lee, a prisoner in a maximum security prison based on Jupiter’s moon, Callisto. The prison is thrown into chaos as humans begin turning into monstrous creatures, leaving Jacob to fight for survival.
Horror survival fans can get their hands on The Calisto Protocol as of December 2, 2022.
That completes our guide to the biggest and most anticipated video games that are due to arrive in 2022. Make sure you check out our article on the most anticipated AAA games coming in 2023 for more.
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