The new games of 2022: all the upcoming PC games we’re looking forward to

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We’ve nearly unlocked a new year, and all the new games of 2022 that will come with it. The beginning of the year is already stacked with huge new PC games like Total War: Warhammer 3 and the long-awaited, long-memed Elden Ring. But big games aren’t the only reason to be thrilled as a PC gamer in 2022. Early in the year we’ll also welcome the launch of Valve’s handheld Steam Deck, our very own gaming console launch!

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When you look at our list of the biggest games in 2022, you might feel a sense of déjà vu. It’s true: some of the biggest games launching this year are ones we were expecting to play last year. The downstream effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and major developers working from home for most of 2020 and 2021 mean that last year was absolutely stacked with delays on games big and small.

This coming year may shake out in a similar fashion, now that big game delays have become so much more commonplace. To help you keep track of what you’ll actually be playing this year, we’ll keep this list up to date when release dates move to later points in the year or, inevitably, into 2023. 

Don’t despair, though. There are a lot of games launching in 2022. Not all of them have dates yet, so our TBA section is stuffed with fantastic games that haven’t quite nailed down a precise release date for this year. Keep checking back to make sure you don’t miss out on some of the smaller gems of the year in between all the big hitters.

Here’s your guide to all the new games of 2022 coming to PC.

2022 Games: The biggest upcoming games

God of War | January 14
Kratos and son are finally making their way to PC in a port of the much-loved action hack-and-slash. You’ll be able to take on the Norse realms in all the gorgeous 4K, with all the power inside your PC.

Dying Light 2 | February 4
The sequel to Techland’s zombies and parkour action game is finally arriving in 2022 after multiple delays. It’s bringing a bigger map, double the parkour, and the return of the dangerous nights that will have you stealthing along rooftops and through Infected nests.

Total War: Warhammer 3 | February 17
This is the final game in Creative Assembly’s trilogy, bringing the last of the tabletop wargame’s armies into digital form. At launch, four daemonic factions will be joined by the human nations of Kislev and Cathay, with the Ogre Kingdoms as DLC. In short: bears battling daemons.

Elden Ring | February 25
FromSoftware is returning to the Dark Souls formula we’re still craving more of, now in an open world with a lore written in part by George R.R. Martin. From what we played in the 2021 network test, it’s basically Dark Souls but bigger, which is exactly what a lot of us were asking for.

Final Fantasy Origin | March 18
This is the next Final Fantasy game we’re getting before FFXVI. It’s actually a pseudo-remake, “new story inspired by,” the original Final Fantasy game from 1987. This one follows Jack and the Warriors of Light, using a mashup of the Final Fantasy 7 remake’s team combat with Team Ninja’s action-oriented Nioh series fighting.

Saints Row | August 23
Volition is rebooting its wacky action series with four new young and witty protagonists. As the new Boss, you and four friends launch a criminal empire in the American southwest-inspired Santo Ileso. The new Saints Row is aiming to be of its own time, a contemporary story about feisty young folks that leaves the old Boss in the past.

Starfield | November 11
Bethesda Game Studios’ first new series in years is headed out into space. We’re expecting it to be more than “Skyrim in space” but Todd Howard has confirmed that it is, in some ways, Skyrim in space. We’re expecting tons of exploration in the Settled Systems with dangerous spaceflight and various factions.

Gotham Knights | 2022
Four members of the Bat Family are watching over Gotham in Batman’s absence in this diversion from the Arkhamverse timeline. In solo or two-player co-op, you’ll tackle the big bads of the Court of Owls as Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood.

Baldur’s Gate 3 | 2022?
Baldur’s Gate is back and it’s now in the hands of Divinity: Original Sin’s developers. Larian has already launched the first section of the game in early access while adding new features and classes prior to the official launch. Like D:OS, Baldur’s Gate 3 is often a wacky, anything-goes take on digital D&D.

Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 | 2022?
The sequel to this World Of Darkness setting RPG has been oft-delayed and handed off to a secret new developer. We don’t even know for sure if it’s launching in 2022, but we’re still hoping for some excellent vampire sandbox action set in Seattle.

2022 Games: January

January is kicking off the year with two excellent PC ports of console games. Monster Hunter Rise is following in the new tradition of Monster Hunter games on PC while Kratos breaks new ground by bringing God of War to PC for the first time. Not a bad start to 2022. 

January new games highlights

Monster Hunter Rise | January 12
The next Monster Hunter series game coming to PC is another classic big creature battling adventure. This time you’ll be visiting Kamura Village with your new Palamute dog mount.

God of War | January 14
The latest Sony port of a popular PS4 game hits early in the year. Our big question: will throwing that axe feel as satisfying with keyboard/mouse?

Rainbow Six Extraction | January 20
Ubisoft’s horde-fighting spinoff fromt he Clancy games is borrowing operators from Rainbow Six Siege for co-op tactical shooting. You’ll fight back the parasitic alien threat in 12 containment sites around the United States.

January new 2022 game release dates

  • January 11, 2022 — Weird West – Top-down immersive sim
  • January 12, 2022 — Monster Hunter Rise – The latest MonHunt
  • January 13, 2022 — The Anacrusis (early access) – 70’s style shooter
  • January 14, 2022 — God Of War – Kratos comes to PC
  • January 20, 2022 — Expeditions: Rome – Party-based strategy RPG
  • January 20, 2022 — Pupperazzi – Take photos of adorable dogs
  • January 20, 2022 — Rainbow Six Extraction – Tactical FPS spin-off
  • January 20, 2022 — Windjammers 2 – Classic disc tennis sequel

2022 Games: February

After that good warmup in January, things are really scheduled to heat up in February. Elden Ring and Total War: Warhammer 3 are two big, highly anticipated games launching fresh on PC. They’re joined by Dying Light 2, which is finally arriving after multiple delays.

February new games highlights

Dying Light 2 | February 4
It’s taken years, but Techland’s ambitious zombie parkour sequel is finally past its delays. Expect co-op as before, but reworked combat, abilities, and a story with many branching decisions.

Total War: Warhammer 3 | February 17
Creative Assembly closes out the 4X trilogy with four daemonic factions, plus Kislev and Cathay and the Ogre Kingdoms as DLC. Place your bets now for the bears vs. daemons cage matches.

Elden Ring | February 25
There’s a lot of Dark Souls DNA in Elden Ring, but its open world makes for a very different style of exploration. You can strike out in any direction to find weapons and abilities that support your play style without waiting hours for the right crafting materials.

February new 2022 game release dates

  • February 4, 2022 — Dying Light 2 – Zombie-killing parkour
  • February 10, 2022 — Know By Heart – Story-based adventure
  • February 17, 2022 — Total War: Warhammer 3 – Grand strategy RTS
  • February 22, 2022 — Sifu – Kung-fu brawler from Absolver’s developers
  • February 24, 2022 — Atelier Sophie 2 – Magical alchemy RPG
  • February 25, 2022 — Elden Ring – From Software’s next big RPG
  • February 2022 — Evil Dead: The Game – Co-op zombie slayer
  • February 2022 — Life is Strange Remastered – First game and prequel
  • February 2022 — Shredders – Open-world multiplayer snowboarding
  • February 2022 — Arctico (early access) – Dogsledding survival adventure

2022 Games: March

Leading off as we start to move towards spring is the adorable looking fox-powered action-adventure Tunic, followed up by a re-imagining of SquareEnix’s original entry in the series in Final Fantasy Origins. On the last day of March we’ll also get to play with Lost Ark, with the fantasy MMO coming to the west for the first time. 

March new games highlights

Final Fantasy Origin | March 18
Square Enix and Team Ninja have teamed up to kill Chaos and listen to nu-metal.

March new 2022 game release dates

  • March 1, 2022 — Elex 2 – Science-fantasy action RPG
  • March 3, 2022 — Babylon’s Fall – Action RPG
  • March 16, 2022 — Tunic – Tiny fox action adventure
  • March 18, 2022 — Final Fantasy Origin – Inspired by the original FF
  • March 25, 2022 — Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands – A Borderlands spinoff shooter
  • March 31, 2022 — Lost Ark – The fantasy MMO’s Western launch

2022 Games: April

Stalker 2 | April 28
More than a decade after it was first announced, Stalker 2 is arriving. The FPS survival game is going open world this time, with both zombies and humans to contend with around The Zone.

  • April 22, 2022 — Stalker 2 – Chernobyl-based zombie FPS

2022 Games: May

  • May 24, 2022 — Forspoken – Magical parkour adventure
  • May ??, 2022 — Vampire: the Masquerade – Swansong – Bitey narrative RPG

2022 Games: June

  • June ??, 2022 — Steelrising – Automatron French revolution

2022 Games: July

No release dates have been announced for this month yet. Check back soon! 

2022 Games: August

Saints Row | August 23
Saints Row is still wacky, but maybe with a bit of the edge toned down. This series reboot stars a new young crop of protagonists, while the action looks in line with the older games.

  • August 23, 2022 — Saints Row – The outlandish action series reboot

2022 Games: September

No release dates have been announced for this month yet. Check back soon! 

2022 Games: October

No release dates have been announced for this month yet. Check back soon! 

2022 Games: November

Starfield | November 11
Bethesda Game Studios’ first new series in years is headed out into space. We’re expecting it to be more than “Skyrim in space” but Todd Howard has confirmed that it is, in some ways, Skyrim in space. We’re expecting tons of exploration in the Settled Systems with dangerous spaceflight and various factions.

  • November 11, 2022 — Starfield – Bethesda’s new original space RPG

2022 Games: December

No release dates have been announced for this month yet. Check back soon! 

2022 Games: Dates To Be Announced

Possible new games in 2022

  • 2022? — Avowed – Obsidian’s new fantasy RPG
  • 2022? — Babylon’s Fall – Co-op fantasy brawler
  • 2022? — Indiana Jones – MachineGames’ (untitled) Indy game
  • 2022?Overwatch 2 – The quasi-remake hero shooter
  • 2022? — Horizon Forbidden West – When will it be on PC?
  • 2022? — Skull & Bones – Pirating RPG

2022 dates TBA

  • 2022 — The Anacrusis – 70’s style L4D-inspired shooter
  • 2022 — A Plague Tale: Requiem – Mediaeval action adventure
  • 2022 — Arc Raiders – 3rd person co-op shooter against giant robots
  • 2022 — Arcade Paradise – Management adventure
  • 2022 — ARK 2 – More dinosaurs, plus Vin Diesel
  • 2022 — Atomic Heart – Sci-fi Soviet shooter
  • 2022 — Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora – Open-world Avatar
  • 2022 — AK-xolotl: Wars – Multiplayer bullet hell
  • 2022 — Baldur’s Gate 3 – Forgotten Realms revival by Divinity’s developers
  • 2022 — Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance – Classic hack and slash RPG
  • 2022 — Blood Bowl 3 (early access) – Truly fantasy football
  • 2022 — Bomb Rush Cyberfunk – Funky 3D platformer
  • 2022 — The Callisto Protocol – Survival horror on Jupiter
  • 2022 — Card Shark – Deception and card games
  • 2022 — Chenso Club – Co-op roguelike with cute chainsaws
  • 2022 — Chrono Odyssey – Fantasy MMO
  • 2022 — Citizen Sleeper – Tabletop-inspired cyberpunk RPG
  • 2022 — CONV/RGENCE: A League of Legends Story – Action platformer
  • 2022 — Company of Heroes 3 – WW2 Mediterranean RTS
  • 2022 — Core Keeper (early access) – Underground crafting adventure
  • 2022 — Crimson Desert – Singleplayer RPG from Black Desert devs
  • 2022 — Cultic – Retro lo-fi shooter
  • 2022 — The Devil In Me – The final Dark Pictures horror chapter
  • 2022 — Dune: Spice Wars – A Dune RTS
  • 2022 — Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising – Town-building action RPG
  • 2022 — El Paso, Elsewhere – Third-person shooter
  • 2022 — Evil West – Cowboys vs. vampires
  • 2022 — Far: Changing Tides – Puzzle-y action adventure
  • 2022 — Freshly Frosted – Pastry-based puzzler
  • 2022 — Frog Detective 3 – Another amphibious mystery
  • 2022 — Frostpunk 2 – Grim, snowy city management
  • 2022 — Ghostwire: Tokyo – Supernatural action thriller
  • 2022 — Gotham Knights – Crime-fighting team up
  • 2022 — Harold Halibut – Claymation space story
  • 2022 — Hogwarts Legacy – Magical RPG
  • 2022 — Hollow Knight: Silksong – Challenging metroidvania
  • 2022 — Homeworld 3 – Space RTS
  • 2022 — Immortality – A Sam Barlow FMV mystery
  • 2022 — Inkulinati – Medieval animal strategy
  • 2022 — The Invincible – Retro-future space thriller
  • 2022 — Ixion – Space base city builder
  • 2022 — Kerbal Space Program 2 – Physics disaster in space
  • 2022 — King of Fighters 15 – Next KOF fighter
  • 2022 — LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga – Blocky beat-em-up
  • 2022 — Letters – A Written Adventure – 90’s penpal story adventure
  • 2022 — The Lord of the Rings: Gollum – Fantasy spinoff RPG
  • 2022 — Lord Winklebottom Investigates – Point & click adventure
  • 2022 — Marvel’s Midnight Suns – Tactical RPG superheroes
  • 2022 — Men of War 2 – WW2 RTS with co-op
  • 2022 — Moss: Book II – Mouse-based adventures continue
  • 2022 — Multiversus – Warner Bros. goes Smash Bros
  • 2022 — N1RV-ANN-A – Cyberpunk bartending visual novel
  • 2022 — Neon White – Deck-building FPS
  • 2022 — Nobody Saves the World – Transforming action-RPG
  • 2022 — Nighthawks – A vampire RPG from adventure game veterans
  • 2022 — OlliOlli World – OlliOlli but prettier
  • 2022 — Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals – Spooky mystery adventure
  • 2022 — Party Animals – Silly physics brawler
  • 2022 — Path of Exile 2 – The big ARPG campaign sequel
  • 2022 — Pharaoh: A New Era – City builder remaster
  • 2022 — Pixel Tactics Online – Turn-based tactics
  • 2022 — Planet of Lana – Sci-fi puzzle adventure
  • 2022 — Pokemon Trading Card Game Live – Pokemon cards, but online
  • 2022 — Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake – Action adventure
  • 2022 — Redfall – Co-op open-world vampire shooter
  • 2022 — Replaced – Sci-fi action platformer
  • 2022 — Rocksmith+ – Guitar/bass-learning rhythm game
  • 2022 — Roller Champions – Competitive roller derby
  • 2022 — Salt and Sacrifice – Co-op action platformer
  • 2022 — Scorn – First-person horror
  • 2022 — Sea of Stars – Classic-style turn-based RPG
  • 2022 — Serial Cleaners – Stealth action mob cleanup crew
  • 2022 — The Settlers – Reboot of classic build-up strategy game
  • 2022 — Shadow Warrior 3 – Guns, parkour, and gore galore
  • 2022 — Shadows of Doubt – Neon noir detective sim
  • 2022 — She Dreams Elsewhere – Retro-surreal adventure RPG
  • 2022 — Silt – Underwater puzzle adventure
  • 2022 — Slime Rancher 2 – Colourful collect ’em all
  • 2022 — Somerville – Sci-fi exploration adventure
  • 2022 — Song of Nunu – A League of Legends adventure
  • 2022 — Songs of Conquest – Classic turn-based strategy
  • 2022 — Sonic Fronties – “Open zone” 3D Sonic game
  • 2022 — The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe – Comedy narrative, expanded
  • 2022 — STONKS-9800 – Retro text-based stock market simulator
  • 2022 — Stray – Adorable cyberpunk cats
  • 2022 — Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League – Co-op villain adventure
  • 2022 — System Shock – Remake of an FPS classic
  • 2022 — Terra Nil – Reverse city-builder
  • 2022 — Tunic – Cute fox adventure
  • 2022 — Two Point Campus – University building sim
  • 2022 — Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection – Uncharted 4 on PC
  • 2022 — Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 – Blood-sucking sim
  • 2022 — Voidtrain – Open-world survival FPS
  • 2022 — Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters – Knights of 40K
  • 2022 — Warhammer 40,000: Darktide – Vermintide, but 40K
  • 2022 — Way to the Woods – Bambi adventure
  • 2022 — We are OFK –  Indie-pop narrative series
  • 2022 — Windjammers 2 – Classic disc tennis sequel
  • 2022 — Witchbrook – Wizarding school life sim
  • 2022 — Wizard With A Gun – Co-op sandbox survival
  • 2022 — Wrath: Aeon of Ruin – Quake-like retro shooter
  • 2022 — Young Souls – Artistic 2D beat-em-up

2022 Games: Delayed to 2023

Delayed to 2023

  • 2023 — Pragmata – Outerspace action adventure

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