Whether you prefer ultra-long RPGs, online shooters, or horror excursions, the second half of 2022 has a tonne to offer gamers of all tastes. We’ve already reviewed some potential game-of-the-year contenders from the first half of the year, but what other titles could possibly claim that title that we’re still awaiting releases on?
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There are many big titles still yet to be released across various platforms. Unfortunately, a few titles that were supposed to be available before the end of the year have been postponed. Among them are Starfield and Hogwarts Legacy. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some cracking ones to still get excited about.
You can find some of the games and their release dates for 2022 below:
Saints Row – Release date: August 23
The Saints Row series’ fifth instalment will be called Saints Row. Although it will include the same open-world sandbox that the series is renowned for, located in a region roughly equivalent to the US southwest, it will have a more sombre tone than the outrageous Saints Row IV. It is one of the most popular pre-ordered releases for August, and we expect big things.
Lord of the Rings: Gollum – Release date: September 1
Fans of Lord of the Rings have a lot to celebrate in September. The Rings of Power series from Amazon Studios will debut, and then there’s Gollum. The ugly rascal is the protagonist of his own game, in which he must outwit orcs while pursuing The One Ring and occasionally defeating them. Although there hasn’t been a ton of video released, the game will debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 1 and the Nintendo Switch on November 30.
Last of Us Part 1 Remake – Release date: September 2
The Last of Us Part 2 release propelled Naughty Dog’s horror series to new heights. It received positive reviews, and it sold over 10 million copies. That has rekindled interest in the 2013 PlayStation 3 release of the first Last of Us. Remastered versions of The Last of Us Part 1 will feature improved graphics, gameplay, and PS5 extras, including DualSense support and 3D Audio.
The Last of Us remake has drawn criticism from gamers who see it as an unnecessary money-grab given that it will cost $70 and comes after the PS4 version of the game was already improved. Robert Morrison, one of the game’s animators, responded to that criticism on Twitter. The project was “the most painstakingly built and crafted I have ever seen or been a part of,” he said.
Splatoon 3 – Release date: September 9
There are very few first-party title releases that don’t get the hype on Nintendo consoles, and the high concept of Splatoon is brilliant and very Nintendo. It turns the first-person shooter genre, which is notoriously violent, on its head. Not bullets, but paint, is being fired. Instead of earning points for killing foes, shoot the surrounding area to gain points. Splatoon 2 is one of the most important family-friendly games on the Nintendo Switch, but Splatoon 3, which launches on September 9, may soon unseat it.
High on Life – Release date: October 25
It’s wonderful to throw in some new IP after a year full of Gods of War and Call of Duty. Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland developed the first-person shooter High on Life. The game appears in the clip to be what you might expect it to be: an eccentric, vibrant sci-fi adventure. Exclusive to Xbox, High on Life releases across all its consoles; Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.
God of War: Ragnarök – Release date: November 9
Potentially one of the highly anticipated game releases that is almost certain to be right up there for a Game of the Year contender for 2022, Sony’s exclusive God of War series is back with Ragnarök. The new adventure sees you embark on an epic and heartfelt journey as Kratos and Atreus struggle with holding on and letting go. Against a backdrop of Norse Realms torn asunder by the fury of the Aesir – they’ve been trying their utmost to undo the end times.
Pokémon Scarlet/Violet – Release date: November 18
This is one of the game releases we’re most looking forward to, with Pokémon games having undergone quite a transformation in recent years. Sword and Shield really reignited the love for Pokémon and the introduction of Pokémon Legends Arceus which was like a whole new take on the franchise in general caused quite a stir. Next up is Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and although we find Pokémon transforming into bikes and other vehicles to help you get around from A to B, we’re still very much excited for this next instalment.
And there you have it, a selection of game releases still to come in 2022 that could all have a say in which game wins the Game of the Year award. But there are plenty of other releases out there too. If there are any particular game releases you are looking forward to, or maybe releases that you’ve been gutted about because of delays, let us know in the comments below.
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