The Best Video Game Releases of 2022 So Far: A Complete Guide

Published on May 27, 2022
Credit: Eidos-Montréal

It’s been a great year for video games. We’ve seen outstanding releases from some of the most established game developers and indie studios. The past few years have been excellent for gamers. With so many exciting titles coming out, it can be hard to keep track of all the new releases. And while much is still to come in the future, there have already been some excellent video game releases in 2022. This year, there has been something for everyone, from action-packed first-person shooters to epic role-playing games. Since January, here are some of the best video game releases that you should check out if you want to get your fill of good games this year. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started…

The Elder Scrolls VI

The sixth entry in Bethesda Game Studios’ fantasy RPG series will be released in 2022. The game’s official release date will be announced at a later date, but it seems that it will release sometime next year. In The Elder Scrolls VI, players will travel across the vast and magical continent of Tamriel. Fans of the series will know that there is no shortage of exciting places to explore. The game will feature a branching storyline and a fully voiced cast of characters. The Elder Scrolls VI will also take advantage of modern hardware. Players will be able to play the game in 4K and with HDR support. The game is set to be released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal is the sequel to Doom, one of the most famous games in the franchise. It is a first-person shooter that is set to release on November 22, 2022. The game is being developed by id Software, the same studio behind the original Doom. Doom Eternal puts players in the shoes of an unnamed robotic Doom Slayer who is on a mission to stop the forces of Hell from invading Earth. In addition, doom Eternal features a new feature called “destructible demons.” When enemies are shot, they explode and can be destroyed entirely. Doom Eternal will be available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Jumping Flash! 2

Jumping Flash! 2 is a sequel to a PlayStation game that was released in the ’90s. The game is being developed by a company called Lizardcube. Jumping Flash! 2 is a first-person open-world game that is set to be released on September 26, 2022. The sequel takes place on an alien planet. Players control a space explorer named Hector, who has to explore the planet and find a way to get back home. Jumping Flash! 2 features a unique mechanic where players control both their movement and the camera at the same time. The game will be released on PC and PlayStation 4.

Kingdoms and Castles

Kingdoms and Castles is a city-building strategy game that was developed by Lion Shield. In the game, players take control of a monarch who has to manage their kingdom and expand their borders. The game is set to be released on August 15, 2022. Like other city-building games, Kingdoms and Castles allows players to construct buildings, gather resources, and manage their economy. The game also features a campaign that sees players going up against the black death. The game has a medieval setting and is best enjoyed with a friend. Kingdoms and Castles are available on PC.

Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus is the third entry in the Metro series. It is a first-person shooter game that 4A Games have developed. Metro: Exodus sees players once again take control of Artyom, who is on a mission to find a new place for his people to live. The game is set to be released on September 22, 2022 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It will be available in both a standard and collector’s edition. Metro: Exodus features beautiful visuals and an engaging story. Like the previous games in the franchise, it also has a heavy emphasis on survival and stealth.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the third game in the rebooted Tomb Raider franchise. It is also the final game in Lara Croft’s origin story. The game has been developed by Crystal Dynamics, the same developer behind the previous games in the series. Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released on September 14, 2022, for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The game is set during the end of a Maya apocalypse that was set in motion in the previous games. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Croft travels to South America in an attempt to stop the Mayan apocalypse. The game has a darker tone than its predecessors and has been praised for its excellent storytelling.

Summing up

As you can see, there has been no shortage of excellent video game releases in 2022 so far. Whether you’re a first-person shooter fan, a fan of strategy games, or an RPG enthusiast, there has been something for everyone this year. That being said, there are still a few months left in the year, and many amazing games are due to be released in the coming weeks and months. So we’ll just have to wait and see which games will make it onto our list of the best video game releases of 2022. One thing is sure, though – it will be an exciting ride! So stay tuned and keep an eye out for these upcoming releases. You won’t be disappointed!

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