The first quarter of 2022 is shaping up to be an extremely exciting one for PC gaming, with even more games expected throughout the year.
The PC and the console players are in for a treat in 2022. In addition to many games we’ve been patiently waiting for since their announcement years ago, some games have seen their releases pushed back to 2022.
Dying Light 2: Stay Human
Since its announcement at E3 2018, fans of the original Dying Light have been patiently waiting for the sequel that was announced for December 2020. However (and unlike CDPR), Techland decided to delay the release of the game to do more work on the optimization and considering it has taken an additional two full years for the release date, we are very glad they did.
Dying Light 2: Stay Human is set 20 years after the original Dying Light, as the Harran Virus has spread all over the world. With Kyle Crane’s story completed, in Dying Light 2: Stay Human we follow Aiden Caldwell, an infected survivor with incredible parkour and fighting skills. Considering how fun and fluid the combat and the parkour was in the original, we expect the part two to have significantly improved everything that made the original so beloved. It’s no wonder Dying Light 2: Stay Human is among the most anticipated upcoming games, and especially so if you were waiting since December 2020 for the game. Watch this space for our review come February.
Set in Tokyo after an unexplained supernatural event that caused 99% of the Tokyo’s population to disappear, the newly deserted city is now being haunted by otherworldly spirits straight from the Japanese folklore. The player controls Akito, a resident of Tokyo that has seen his own supernatural powers manifest following the event. The game is first-person action adventure where the player can cast a range of spells to fight the enemies, and the hand motions used in game to cast spells have been inspired by the Kuhi-kiri.
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Originally announced as an exclusive for the PlayStation 5, Ghostwire: Tokyo is now coming to the PC as well. The PS5 exclusivity announcement originally came before Microsoft bought Bethesda, and as Bethesda is the publisher for the game, Ghostwire: Tokyo is set to release for the PC as well.
There’s no definitive date for the release of the Ghostwire: Tokyo, and so far, we only know it is coming sometime in 2022 and we couldn’t be more excited for it.
For the fans of the Dark Souls and the Soulslike games renowned for their difficulty, From Software is bringing another eagerly anticipated game from the same genre, the Elden Ring.
To add even more to the hype, the game has been written with the collaboration of George R.R Martin who has created a bases for its narrative. There’s little doubt that Elden Ring will provide a memorable story experience in addition to its difficult gameplay. Elden Ring is directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, who also directed Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Bloodborne and the Dark Souls I and II.
Elden Ring is set in Lands Between, ruled by Queen Mariaka the Eternal, and as one of the Tarnished, the player is tasked with traversing the Lands Between, looking for the Elden Ring shards in order to restore the shattered Elden Ring and become the Elden Lord.
Originally announced as Project Athia, Forsaken is an action adventure that follows a 21 year old New Yorker, Frey Holland, as she gets transported to a very beautiful, yet very hostile world.
As Frey Holland, we learn to wield magic in order to survive and find a way back home.
Further anticipation for the game’s release is compounded by the fact that the game has been developed by the mostly intact dev team that worked on the Final Fantasy XV. As one of the favourites in the Final Fantasy franchise, the hopes and expectations for Forspoken are very high.
The game is coming to PC and PlayStation sometime in the spring, but is curiously absent from all other consoles, especially the Xbox Series X.
An open world, single-player RPG, set in the 1800’s ‘wizarding world’ of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter, the Hogwarts Legacy is promising to put the player at the centre of the wizards and witches of Hogwarts.
Although JK Rowling is not directly involved in making of the game, her extraordinary body of work has formed a foundation for the game that most Harry Potter fans would want to experience. As such, this isn’t a new story from JK Rowling, but the story the player can shape. According to the developers, the RPG will feature choices that will affect how the character (the player) develops as well as aspects of the story.
There is currently no specified date for the released, but the official website promises a release sometime in 2022.
A third person shooter, Evil West focuses on one of the last agents of a top-secret vampire-hunting organization set out on stopping the evil and the terror that emerges from the shadows.
From the announcement, the trailer and everything we’ve seen so far, Evil West is giving us a lot of ‘Doom in the American Frontier’ vibes, with brutal finishers, melee and gunplay that looks incredibly fun. Anything that reminds/looks/plays like Doom is already a winner in our books.
The fact that the game can be played co-op is another brilliant feature that is making us super excited for this game.
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If Choo-choo Charles was not on your radar before, let us introduce you to, what we believe might be the most terrifying-looking game announced this year so far.
A one-man dev effort, Choo-Choo Charles is a survival horror game that pits you against a terrifying looking, sentient train, with spider legs that periodically comes out of nowhere and hunts the player down. The player must build their own train from scrap and items found around the island and earned from NPCs.
When Choo-Choo Charles attack, the only recourse is to run away or scare it away until the player feels they have upgraded their train sufficiently to take Choo-Choo Charles on. Once the Charles is challenged, he will show up and the fight to the death commences. Choo-choo Charles will not run away and will continue hunting and fighting until either it, or the player is dead.
Sounds like a terrifying, yet extremely fun adventure, and we’re definitely here for it.
The release date for the game has been cited as ”first Q of 2022”, so we expect it to drop very soon.
After an arcane portal network collapses, countless humans, known as Realmwalkers, are left stranded in random and terrifying worlds. They must explore the worlds, survive and try to find their way back to the last stronghold of humanity – The Nightingale.
As described by the developers, Nightingale is a shared world survival-crafting game set in a rich gaslamp Victorian fantasy setting, where the players will pass through portals, explore different realms and craft/build settlements to protect the survivors and help them thrive.
There is no exact date for the release of Nightingale, however we are expecting it sometime in 2022.