TOP 25 UPCOMING PC GAMES of 2022

Whatoplay presents 25 upcoming PC games coming out next year. All arranged by release dates. To see the complete list, check out our page on all upcoming PC games.

1. Weird West

The co-creators of the story-rich Prey and Dishonored series enter Devolver Digital territory to bring us an RPG about a dark fantasy version of the wild west. It combines immersive simulation elements with strategic isometric gameplay. It commits to its story, creating a fantastic sandbox full of mystery and secrets. It comes out this January 11.

2. Monster Hunter - Rise

It took one year for CAPCOM to finally port their timed Switch exclusive to the PC. Monster Hunter Rise is the most accessible MH game to date. This PC version offers a smooth 60 frames per second with ultra high-textures. It makes perfect use of the RE Engine, and it gears up everyone before the inevitable release of its massive expansion, Sunbreak. Rise releases on January 12.

3. God Of War

Toxic Sony gatekeepers will hate this, but for the rest of the world, bringing the award-winning action-adventure from Sony to the PC is a smart move. We can finally enjoy Kratos and Atreus’ adventures in the realm of Norse Mythology with crisp high-definition visuals and improved performance. It comes out this January 14.

4. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six - Extraction

The biggest leap of any Rainbow Six game ever. Extraction goes full science-fiction where you and two other players band together to stop an alien threat. It’s similar to Valve’s Left 4 Dead where you team up against a horde of dangerous creatures coming at you. Use a variety of signature weapons from your favorite Rainbow Six Siege operators and go full blast. It comes out this January 20.

5. Dying Light 2

The sequel to Techland’s long-standing franchise. This takes the series to new directions and puts more focus on its RPG elements. The parkour mechanics are still around, and the devs have seemingly mastered the art of jumping from building to building. It also promises a story worth remembering and a lot of tough decisions that will impact the larger narrative. It comes out this February 4.

6. Saints Row

A soft-reboot of the even edgier version of Grand Theft Auto. You can now customize your character and create the goofiest designs you can think of. If you have a friend coming along, the game has drop-in/drop-out co-op. Enjoy this new world together with a buddy, or go solo as you ransack the streets. Gangs still abound, and you can go on crazy rampages in its open-world environments. Coming this February 25.

7. Elden Ring

That 15 minute gameplay preview really sped up the hype train for all of us. FromSoftware’s most-anticipated action-RPG is finally coming out this February 25. The preview showed a lot of promising features. The studio definitely isn’t holding back on their art direction and world-building. It’s literally Souls of the Wild, borrowing a lot of mechanics from previous FromSoft titles like Sekiro and Dark Souls. From what we’ve seen, it isn’t bad at all.

8. Vampire - The Masquerade - Bloodhunt

We’ve been hearing about Vampire: The Masquerade countless times now and every iteration is expected to be different. From Bloodlines, to Swansong, and this one. Bloodhunt is still set in the World Of Darkness universe. It’s a Battle Royale and its gameplay is no different from the rest of the genre. The only thing that sets it apart is the various vampire abilities you can get. It’s available for free on Steam’s Early Access if you want to try it out! It comes out in February next year.

9. Total War - Warhammer III

Another Warhammer game. Fans of the series will definitely find this one worth waiting for. This third major installment improves the real-time strategy experience. The realm of Chaos awaits and you will be once again facing off against the hordes of extra-dimensional enemies. It comes out early next year.

10. Uncharted 4 - A Thief's End

Nathan Drake’s adventures are no longer exclusive to PlayStation consoles. Now spelunking in the realm of PC, A Thief’s End is only the tip of the iceberg of PlayStation exclusives coming to the PC. This dramatic finale of the Uncharted series will look great on high-end builds. Who needs a movie when you can experience this in all its glory? It comes out early next year.

11. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 - Heart of Chernobyl

The irradiated wasteland of Chernobyl calls us once more in this breathtaking sequel from Ukraine-based developer GSC Game World. Powered by the Unreal Engine 5, expect an insane amount of detail as you traverse through the dangerous exclusion zone. There’s not much gameplay footage available yet, but we might get some soon before it comes out April 28.

12. The Day Before

Survival games are getting a lot of traction lately. The Day Before is an indie attempt to replicate the look and feel of post-apocalyptic shooters like The Division and even The Last Of Us. It features an MMO-like playground where you scavenge resources and work together with players in a zombie infested world. Coming this June 21.

13. Starfield

The next big thing from Bethesda that’s not Skyrim. Todd Howard’s ambitious science-fiction RPG is dubbed as ‘Skyrim in space’ so who knows what possibilities and gameplay mechanics are around. There isn’t any gameplay footage available yet. Only proof we have of a definite release date is a cinematic trailer, and that’s all about it. We’ll hear more about it before the game comes out on November 11 next year.

14. Darkest Dungeon II

The sequel to the Lovecraftian dungeon-crawling escapades from developer Red Hook Studios is back for more maddening roguelike road trips. As of the moment, the game is only available in Early Access on the Epic Game Store. So if you’re itching to play this on Steam, you might have to switch a client. It’s a massive improvement from the original, adding new mechanics and visual flair for more grotesque and unpredictable insanity. It comes out next year.

15. Company of Heroes 3

War games and the Strategy have always worked so well together. This third entry of the iconic series is gearing up for some more heart-pounding combat. You can see how much the game has improved, with better graphics and more seamless tactical gameplay. It’s set to release next year.

16. Mount & Blade II - Bannerlord

A sequel that took almost a decade in the making. Bannerlord is never fully out as of yet. It’s currently available on Steam’s Early Access and with a possible release next year. The reviews are polarizing as of the moment, but it’s a given since it’s still in its early access stage. Despite its janky-ness, it still retains the magic of its medieval warfare and strategic combat.

17. Need for Speed 2021

The next chapter of the mainstream racing franchise from Electronic Arts. Still unnamed and severely lacking in details, the game still has a long way to go. The only confirmation we had that it comes out next year is through its official announcement. With Forza Horizon 5 and Gran Turismo coming out, the NFS franchise has a lot of expectations to fulfill.

18. Sons of the Forest

A sequel to the survival-horror game from Endnight Games. This will take us once again into an abandoned wilderness full of hungry cannibals. Like usual, we must use every resource they have to make it out of this god-forsaken island alive. As a sequel, the developers are aiming to give gamers an improved exploration experience so a bigger world is expected.

19. Gotham Knights

Warner Bros’ next Batman game isn’t centered on the Great Detective anymore. Knights puts us in the shoes of four of Batman’s star-students. Help Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl and Red Hood uncover a vast Gotham conspiracy involving the Court of Owls. Gameplay is similar to their previous work, Arkham Origins, but with more focus on RPG. That means more numbers. Coming next year.

20. Hogwarts Legacy

The doors are open to the most-requested Harry Potter game ever. We are finally going to get inside Hogwarts and create our own character! It’s the Harry Potter RPG we’ve always wished for and it’s finally here. Unfortunately, details are scarce as of the moment. The only thing we know is that it takes place years before the events of the books. Expect more news before it comes out next year.

21. Lost Ark

This Korean MMO had a long way coming since its announcement back in 2014. With Amazon Games’ help for its translation, the game is nearing its release to the Western Market. It’s built for players who’re looking for a fast and seamless ARPG experience. The world is brimming with details and each class offers numerous gameplay styles for everyone. The game is currently in its Closed Beta stage right now before it releases next year.

22. Little Devil Inside

An action-adventure indie game that feels like a toned-down Dark Souls. Set in a mystifying version of the Victorian-era, we take control of a brave wanderer making his way through treacherous landscapes and slaying creatures of yore. The recent trailer gave us a glimpse on the many adventures and challenges that await our journey. Coming next year.

23. Against the Storm

An indie city-builder with a focus on roguelite mechanics. As the Queen’s right-hand man, manage and expand an empire inhabited by an odd bunch of… creatures. You can construct as many cities as you can as the world is completely dynamic due to its touch of unpredictability. It comes out next year as a timed Epic Games exclusive.

24. Suicide Squad - Kill The Justice League

Rocksteady’s next project removes Batman from the equation in favor of a ragtag group of mercenaries. Playing as four of the Suicide Squad’s iconic characters, namely Harley Quinn, King Shark, Deadshot and Captain Boomerang is something we never knew we needed. Gameplay is still a mystery as of now, so the only thing we have is a cinematic trailer. Coming next year.

25. The Invincible

A science-fiction horror game from Indie studio Starward Industries. The visuals alone are reminiscent of familiar Retro-Futuristic titles like BioShock and the upcoming Atomic Heart. What sets The Invincible apart is in its focus on scaring the crap out of us. It plays similarly to popular survival-horror titles like Amnesia and Layers of Fear. So if you’re into that, you might enjoy this! Coming next year.

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