The most anticipated PC games of 2022

A raft of delayed games originally announced for 2021 has helped make 2022 look unusually stacked when it comes to exciting PC releases

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Stalker 2

APRIL 28
Few games have as devoted a following as cult classic Stalker and its spin-offs.



The series always felt way ahead of the times with its dynamic, AI-driven world, which was as chaotic as it was glitchy.

Stalker 2 promises to add a true open world with prettier graphics to this.

Dying Light 2

FEBRUARY 4
Parkour zombie-bashing is back, and it's the only way to save one of humanity's last settlements: The City.



You'll make choices that affect said city, like turning the water pumps on for one district while draining another, giving you a way to explore that new area... and meeting the zombies who have been dormant there for years.

Dying Light's day/night cycle will return, and the parkour combat's been expanded with more wall-running and roof-leaping options.

Saints Row

AUGUST 23
It's a return to building a criminal empire from the ground up in an open city



The Saints Row reboot promises to be more grounded than the recent games in the series, but after playing superheroes who save the world from aliens and travel to Hell, that's not saying much.

It's a return to building a criminal empire from the ground up in an open city, this time Santo Ileso in the American Southwest, taking districts from colorful rivals and committing insurance fraud by throwing yourself into traffic.

It's got a wingsuit—it's not that grounded.

Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals

2022
Another spooky island haunted by spooky radio signals is the setting for Oxenfree 2...



Another spooky island haunted by spooky radio signals is the setting for Oxenfree 2, which also brings back the original's dialogue system, in which the choice to not say anything is as valid as speaking up.

This time you'll have a walkie-talkie to keep in touch with other people on the island, but you'll also be contacted by strangers who have tapped into your signal.

Who are they? What do they want? The answers will be spooky.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

2022
Rocksteady's follow-up to the Arkham games is set in the same continuity, though it stars Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark.



Ditching Gotham for Metropolis, it pits the Suicide Squad against mind-controlled versions of Superman, the Flash, Green Lantern, etc.

The tone seems much more comedic, a banter-heavy beat-'em-up that you can play co-op or in singleplayer, with the other characters by your side.

Gotham Knights

2022
It's co-op and based on the Court of Owls storyline from the comics.



It's a Batman game where you don't play Batman, with Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood teaming up to protect Gotham in the Bat's absence.

Though it's not connected to the Arkham series, it's from the developers of Arkham Origins, which is a decent pedigree.

It's co-op and based on the Court of Owls storyline from the comics.

Sifu

FEBRUARY 8
From the designers of Absolver, Sifu is a martial arts game based on the Pak Mei style of kung fu.



It emphasises controlling space, dodging and parrying blows, and using the environment to your advantage.

You can batter people with bottles and mops.

One of its most intriguing systems is that every "death" will age you.

As you get older, you'll be able to deal more damage—but take less.

Total War: Warhammer 3

FEBRUARY 17
Four daemonic factions will be joined by the human nations of Kislev and Cathay, with the Ogre Kingdoms as launch DLC.



The final game in Creative Assembly's trilogy, Total War: Warhammer 3 brings the last of the tabletop wargame's armies into digital form—plus some never fully represented before.

Expect reworked sieges, lengthy survival battles, and an even bigger combined campaign called Immortal Empires released after launch.

Slime Rancher 2

2022
The new setting of Rainbow Island will include more kinds of slime to farm, including bouncy cotton slime, aquatic angler slime, and a bunny-eared variety.



They're all bound to be adorable, and produce adorable plorts we can harvest for cold hard newbucks. What a strange thing Slime Rancher is.

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Lost Ark,Wizard with a Gun, Redfall, Starfield....



It was always going to be a significant year. It's when we expect to see FromSoftware's next Soulsborne game, as well as the first singleplayer Bethesda RPG in seven years.

Long-awaited sequels to some of our favorite games are due, along with revivals and reboots of series we worried might be dead.

Plus, some of the games we've been enjoying in Early Access are likely to be fully released in 2022.

It's going to be a hectic one.

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