Most Anticipated PS5 Games Coming In 2022
For many, the PS5 is the number one platform for playing engaging titles. The latest console in Sony’s illustrious lineup is a magnificent piece of hardware, made all the more desirable by its enhanced capabilities and innovative DualSense controller. Plus, aside from its specs, the PS5 has one more thing going for it: a fantastic lineup of games ready to launch in 2022.
A significant bundle of PlayStation exclusives is slated for the New Year, including, but not limited to God of War: Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West, and GhostWire: Tokyo. And even with discounts on console exclusives, some great third-party games are making their way to the PS5 as well. Honestly, at TheGamer we couldn’t be more excited for the year ahead. We all know exactly what we’ll be playing on our PS5s in 2022.
by Meg Pelliccio
If you’ve ever looked at your pet cat and envied them for their simpler existence, then you can finally get a glimpse of what it’s like to live the life of a feline to the fullest in Stray. This interesting and unique game from BlueTwelve Studio invites players to get on all fours and hurtle down the streets in a cyber-themed world inhabited by curious humanoid robots. Fortunately, you won’t be alone in your quest to reunite with your family, as you will have the help of your drone friend named B12.
You’ll have to solve puzzles by navigating the environment and moving objects to progress, sneaking around or choosing to free your inner kitten and play with your surroundings. While they say it was curiosity that killed the cat, in this game it is the dreaded Zurks who will swarm and attack you. Cats, robots, a sprawling neon-lit city and a mystery to solve? Stray sounds like the perfect recipe for success purring.
by Harry Alston
A return to the world of Harry Potter is on the Chocolate Frog cards, even though I read the last book over ten years ago. Those goofy Harry Potter games on PlayStation 2 had to stay with me because Hogwarts Legacy feels like a nostalgic throwback and more. However, there are no iconic characters here. The game is set in the 1800s. But that’s not a bad thing. It will be a whole new take on the Harry Potter universe, with flying cars rather than Ford Anglias. After several delays, Avalanche Software’s Hogwarts Legacy is slated for release in 2022.
If the promise of the trailers is even half delivered, then it will be a magical game. It’s a title that fans of the series have been looking forward to for years and years. An action RPG set in the open world of Hogwarts and beyond? Hoping that every corner of the castle is explorable, that there are beans to collect (because of course) and a slightly better wand mechanic than its predecessors.
Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals
by Andrea Shearon
In 2016, I fell in love with Night School Studio’s Oxenfree, a supernatural thriller about a small group of friends looking to host a small, relaxing reunion on a nearby island. The horror vibes of the 80s and the sound design of Oxenfree made it a much spookier adventure than I anticipated, and I still vividly remember the terrifying and distorted radio noises slipping through the cracks of a another world as this island became more agitated.
Oxenfree 2 takes place five years after the first game, dropping another unsuspecting young woman, Riley, in a town plagued by these same dimensional rifts. Night School hasn’t revealed much more about what Riley has been waiting for, but one trailer shows that she’ll use those same haunting radio signals to make contact with something that doesn’t come in peace.
Goodbye Volcano High
by Stacey Henley
Look, aren’t you fed up with me now? Goodbye Volcano High was my most anticipated game for 2021, as I mentioned both on our list of the most anticipated games for 2021 and on the TheGamer podcast. After getting delayed, I also wrote about this on our list of the most anticipated games for 2022. It’s a PS console exclusive so, yeah. This is my most anticipated PS game, what else were you expecting?
If you missed these lists and our podcasts then first of all fuck yourself, but here’s a quick rundown as well. Goodbye Volcano High is Life is Strange if Max Caulfield was a non-binary dinosaur in a rock band. If that doesn’t sell you the game, I’m afraid I don’t want to be your friend. Bye!
I will be coming back with another game on our Xbox list, since Volcano High will not be on Xbox.
Far away: changing tides
by Raphael Bennett
Far: Changing Tides is the sequel to the little-known side-scrolling adventure game, Far: Lone Sails. The original game put players in the shoes of a little captain operating a decrepit steampunk wheeled ship in a post-apocalyptic world. I say post-apocalypse, but I mean weird, beautiful, and most importantly, always countryside.
The whole game is a back-and-forth game between refueling the ship and hanging onto memories of a long lost world. If the team behind the original can keep the original’s low-key storytelling and come up with another magnificent course of action, that will be an absolute treat.
by Stéphanie Minor
I can’t believe I can finally write about Elden Ring as a game with a definitive launch date. After spending months and months banging my head against a wall every time we hear some sort of new rumor without any real substance, it is finally here! I could start explaining how the Elden Ring story is about the Tarnishes who were banned from The Lands Between, but let’s face it, I’m thrilled because George RR Martin collaborated with Hidetaka Miyazaki to bring us something that has l epic, terrifying and fascinating tune.
I don’t know how many times I’ve watched the trailer in a row just to try and soak up all the details about the monsters and the scenery, but I have a feeling I’ll always be sitting here with my Jaw down when Elden Ring launches on January 21, 2022.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
by Roxxy Haze
My precious! The Lord of the Rings continues to prove its timelessness with the recent collaboration with Build-A-Bear and next year with the release of its Gollum-themed game. I can’t wait to explore Middle-earth as a Corrupt Hobbit. It was announced in 2019 that the game was due for release in 2020. However, it has been delayed for a year due to the pandemic. Little has been released about the game since. What we do know is that the game is story based and will be a single player experience.
Personally, I love the cinematic feel that was shown in the clips and the trailer. Watching Gollum climb and climb walls makes me feel like I’m in the Misty Mountains with him. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is slated for release in fall 2022 and will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Life Is Strange Remastered Collection
by Amanda Hurych
Life Is Strange contains a veritable storm of aspects that make it one of the first choice-driven narrative games of its generation. The characters are unforgettable, the rewind mechanics let you see the short term consequences of your decisions, and who can forget that soundtrack. I still listen to songs that I learned while playing Life Is Strange.
Not only will the release of the Remastered Collection give me the opportunity to revisit the world of Arcadia Bay on a new generation of consoles, it will also improve on the one feature of the game that was sorely lacking. While the art style of Life Is Strange is superb and fits the story well, some of the animations were less than stellar. Much of the emotion of the narrative rhythms was based purely on the dubbing and writing. With remastered visuals, the heartbreaking twists and turns of Max and Chloe’s journey will hit even harder. Honestly, I can’t wait to make the same mistakes over and over again.
God of War Ragnarok
by George Foster
Oh man, where do we even start with this one? God of War Ragnarok is not only one of the most anticipated PS5 games of 2022, but it is also one of the most anticipated games on the console. already. It looks so good! Most of the excitement was before we even saw a trailer, but now that we’ve actually had a gameplay reveal, it seems to deliver the same fantastically visceral combat from the first game, but in all new locations and settings. more frosty iterations. areas that we have seen.
The story is even more exciting than the combat, which seeks to explore characters like Tyr and Thor with precision against the source material, while continuing the story of Kratos and a near-adult Atreus. If it’s even half as good as the first game, we’re going to have a blast here – now we just have to hope that it actually launches in 2022!
by Meg Pelliccio
Gaming giant Bethesda Softworks is offering an all-new action-adventure game that gamers can bite (or scare them) in in 2022. Ghostwire: Tokyo has players entering a very different Tokyo than we are. know today, where most of the citizens have apparently disappeared and strange spirits have taken their place. This first-person game will have you use supernatural and elemental abilities to stem this serious case of haunting as you try to figure out the mystery of the missing population.
Among the spectral visitors are well-known Japanese legends of ghosts and folk tales, all of which run rampant in the modern cityscape that features recreations of real-world locations, such as Shibuya Crossing and the Tokyo Tower. It’s up to you to discover the truth and face the incredible in Ghostwire: Tokyo.
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