New year marks the annual storage and dust cleaning on a gamer’s PC, gathering new video cards and GB’s for the anticipated releases and sleepless nights. Survival horror, Zelda, Gods of War and Pokemon are only a few titles that are going to destroy the video game markets in the year of 2022.
Words: Anna Runa
- Elden Ring
An obvious pick for this list, Elden Ring deserves a place here even if it was just another regular release from Software Inc., but the fact it has such exciting ambitions makes it even more intriguing. An open-world crammed with genius gameplay is something hard not to be hyped about. Already based on their previous releases, the story for Elden Ring has just been getting better and better.
- God of War Ragnarök
After reinventing the God of War in the best way possible in 2018, the developers of Santa Monica are back with a sequel that is promising to be an even bigger and better adventure. The main characters are facing the threat of Ragnarök and this sequel promises to bring the whole saga to an end. The excitement is there waiting to see how the turn of events will finally wrap up.
- Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
Breath of the Wild has always been one of the best games of all time. While there is a slight pessimism about Nintendo’s ability to recreate the same feeling of warmth and excitement in this sequel, the game will definitely make itself known in the market on the day of its launch. Even if it does not succeed, it is still going to be an excellent experience and a sprinkle of nostalgia for the OG’s.
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl
The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fans have been waiting for a full-fledged sequel for a long, long time. Due to many issues and hoops from the developers of GSC, the open-world survival horror game has finally been announced and based on the gameplay teasers released so far, it has been worth the wait. To be released in April on Xbox and PC, it has the potential to be one of the biggest games of 2022.
- Pokemon Legends: Arceus
Pokemon’s lack of ambition and unwillingness to change has earned it plenty of well-deserved criticism in recent years, but with Arceus, it might finally be able to break the mould and deliver a meaningfully unique experience. If Pokemon Legends can successfully establish a new direction for the series, it will be a momentous release and a new aesthetic discovery for the fans of Genshin Impact or even Animal Crossing.