There are many new games releases this year, and after the past 2 years, many people got into gaming because of the several lockdowns that we all suffered through. You can spend hours discovering this new release, and there is something for everyone, whether you play on console or on PC.
This list will help you plan out your next couple of years, especially when it comes to the video games release, and this is the guide for all the gamers out there. Are you looking for some of the best and most popular new games and releases of 2022, then look no further because we’ve got you covered. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog.
1. Breath of the wild 2
This is a Nintendo Switch only release, and it is one of those games that most people are anticipating this year. The first game of this series was a breath of fresh air (no puns intended) with stunning visual and genuine innovative gameplay. We know next to nothing about it, but if it is anything like the first Breath of the wild, we are in for a real treat.
This one is a continuation of the same storyline and builds upon it. The couple of trailers and snippets we saw reveals that this installment might be a bit darker in its themes. Here to hoping that this is one is open of the greatest Zelda games of all time, and we can’t wait to find out the story and all the easter eggs.
2. GTA 5 Expanded and Enhanced Edition
This game is going to be available on both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X/S. Let’s be honest for a second; we’ve all played GTA in our childhood, and most of my memory of this game is stealing cars and driving recklessly around the streets of Los Santos. This new installment to the series is coming around 9 years after the original game.
This new game boasts new graphic modes, ray-tracing, 3D audio, HDR options, and so much more, and PS4 and Xbox One players are also able to transfer their saves to this new game. This new upgraded version of GTA 5 is only a taste of what GTA 6 has in the bank, and we are excited for this confirmed next installment of this series.
3. Elden Ring
If you love Games of Thrones, you might want to try this game, as it was co-written by George R.R Martin, the modern-day bard himself. It is set in a fantasy realm of the land between, and players have to hack, dodge, slash and perfectly time their way through this realm with the ultimate hope of becoming the Elden Lord. The game was released on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
The combat fundamental of Elden Ring is stronger than ever, and you have a wealth of options to specialize and customize your character. You will have many weapons and spells to support your desired play style. For people who rage quite easily, then this game might not be the one for you because it is by no means easy.
4. Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Like Breath of the wild 2, this game is being exclusively released on the Switch. This game is different from any Pokémon game you’ve played before- and we’re saying this in the best possible way. While games like Sword and Shield add new features that are a breath of fresh air to the long-running series, Arceus goes one step further: it turns the game as we know it on its head.
Thus Acting as a prequel to the main series, Pokémon Legends: Arceus takes players to a much older version of the Sinnoh region from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (known here as the Hisui region), where Pokémon are free to roam, and you’re tasked with filling one of the region’s first Pokédex.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus focuses mainly on catching Pokémon rather than battling them with no gym ladder or badges. This new focus will be welcome for some, but others will find it a bit too far from the Pokémon formula we’ve become accustomed to. Either way, Pokémon Legends: Arceus is one of the best Switch games out there, and it’s worth discovering if you’re a Pokémon fan.
5. Dying Light 2: Stay Human
It wouldn’t be a proper gaming year without at least one zombie slayer, and 2015’s Dying Light sequel is our savior. In Dying Light 2, set 20 years after the first game, you take on the role of Aiden Caldwell, an infected survivor trying to uncover the secrets of his past and find his sister amidst a ruthless, decaying world. This game is going to be available on both the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
Aiden’s search leads him to The City (where the last human settlement is). It is then up to the player whether our protagonist focuses on his own objective or decides to help the remaining survivors by rebuilding the settlement. In Dying Light 2, the focus is on choices and consequences, with your decisions affecting the environment around you and the story itself.
The original game took the parkour of Mirror’s Edge, mixed it with a zombie shooter, and added a day-and-night system to boot. Dying Light 2 takes it up a notch, focusing on stealth, parkour, and optimized equipment to traverse the environment. With a map four times the size of its predecessor, packed with NPCs, side quests, and challenges, Dying Light 2 is perfect for those who love open-world survival horror. Both games are the perfect games for all the horror fans out there.
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