2022 game releases: everything that launched on PC last year

2022 games: image of two characters in science-fiction mining equipment talking to each other from game The Callisto Protocol
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At long last, 2022 has come and gone. There was a little something for everyone last year, from huge new PC games like Total War: Warhammer 3 and the long-awaited, long-memed Elden Ring (opens in new tab), to a great new way to play indie favorites with Valve's handheld Steam Deck (opens in new tab).

Best of the best

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2023 games: Upcoming releases
Best PC games: All-time favorites
Free PC games: Freebie fest
Best FPSes: Finest gunplay
Best MMOs: Massive worlds
Best RPGs: Grand adventures

When you look at our list of the biggest games in 2022, you might feel a sense of déjà vu. It's true: some of the biggest games of yesteryear arrived late, if they've even arrived at all. Covid-19 and major developers working from home for most of 2020 and 2021 meant that last year was absolutely stacked with delays on games big and small.

It's a trend that's held up through 2022, with plenty of eagerly-awaited titles pushed into the nebulous future. But don't worry: however fake time might feel nowadays, we're still watching the calendar. To help you keep track of what you'll actually be playing this year, we'll keep this list up to date when release dates move to later points in the year or, more likely at this point, into 2023. 

Here's your guide to all the games that launched on PC in 2022:

2022 Games: The biggest upcoming games

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God of War (opens in new tab) | January 14
Kratos and son are finally making their way to PC in a port of the much-loved action hack-and-slash. You'll be able to take on the Norse realms in all the gorgeous 4K, with all the power inside your PC. See how he handles in our God of War review.

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Dying Light 2 | February 4
The sequel to Techland's zombies and parkour action game is finally arriving in 2022 after multiple delays. It's bringing a bigger map, double the parkour, and the return of the dangerous nights that will have you stealthing along rooftops and through Infected nests. Catch up with the parkour in our Dying Light 2 review to see if it leaps ahead.

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Total War: Warhammer 3 | February 17
This is the final game in Creative Assembly's trilogy, bringing the last of the tabletop wargame's armies into digital form. At launch, four daemonic factions will be joined by the human nations of Kislev and Cathay, with the Ogre Kingdoms as DLC. In short: bears battling daemons, and you can see how the war rages in our Total War: Warhammer 3 review.

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Elden Ring | February 25
FromSoftware is returning to the Dark Souls formula we're still craving more of, now in an open world with a lore written in part by George R.R. Martin. According to our Elden Ring review, it's basically Dark Souls but bigger, which is exactly what a lot of us were asking for.

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Final Fantasy Origin | March 18
This is the next Final Fantasy game we're getting before FFXVI. It's actually a pseudo-remake, "new story inspired by," the original Final Fantasy game from 1987. This one follows Jack and the Warriors of Light, using a mashup of the Final Fantasy 7 remake's team combat with Team Ninja's action-oriented Nioh series fighting and you can see what we thought in our Final Fantasy Origin review.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (opens in new tab) | April 5
Another licensed LEGO game is breaking through the atmosphere. The Skywalker Saga is piecing together a huge cast of Star Wars characters for the sequel to the LEGO Force Awakens. You'll fly and fight and platform through all nine main Star Wars plots.

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Dune: Spice Wars (opens in new tab) | April 26
A sci-fi real-time strategy with 4X elements set in the universe of Frank Herbert's Dune novels. Dune: Spice Wars sees you vie with other factions for control of the desert planet Arrakis, and is developed by the creators of Northgard.

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Saints Row | August 23
Volition is rebooting its wacky action series with four new young and witty protagonists. As the new Boss, you and four friends launch a criminal empire in the American southwest-inspired Santo Ileso. The new Saints Row is aiming to be of its own time, a contemporary story about feisty young folks that leaves the old Boss in the past.

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Disney Dreamlight Valley (opens in new tab) | September 6 (Early Access)
The Mouse subsumes all things in time—even Stardew-likes. Dreamlight Valley is a Disney take on the idyllic lifesim, where the neighbors in your own slice of the Magic Kingdom are classic Disney and Pixar characters.

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Sunday Gold (opens in new tab) | September 13
Point-and-click your way through a dystopian London as a trio of misfit petty criminals in this near-future adventure game. Comic book sequences and turn-based battles punctuate a deeply stylish experience.

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Return to Monkey Island (opens in new tab) | September 19
Guybrush Threepwood returns alongside series creator Ron Gilbert for another voyage to Monkey Island, and they're bringing a new art style along with them. Point & click piratical adventure never dies.

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Overwatch 2 | October 4 (Early Access)
Blizzard's landmark hero shooter returns as an unconventional free-to-play sequel with a 5v5 format, new heroes, new maps, and an eventual PvE offering.

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Gotham Knights | October 21
Four members of the Bat Family are watching over Gotham in Batman's absence in this diversion from the Arkhamverse timeline. In solo or two-player co-op, you'll tackle the big bads of the Court of Owls as Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 | October 28
It's Modern Warfare 2, again—again! All your favorite tactical operators like Soap, Captain Price, and that skull-faced guy have returned to reimagine one of the most cherished Call of Duties for a new era.

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Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (opens in new tab) | November 30
Fatshark is branching out with a new '-tide' game set in the grim darkness of the Warhammer 40k world. The co-op fps formula looks to be firing on all cylinders, and with meaty melee combat returning—chainswords in hand—with a new cast of four, this may be the pinnacle of games to get your group into in 2022.

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Marvel's Midnight Suns | December 2, 2022
Assemble a team from across the Marvel canon to confront a demonic apocalypse. Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Wolverine, and more face occult forces in this tactical RPG from the devs of XCOM.

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System Shock (opens in new tab) | 2022
Shodan is coming back in a neon-drenched remake of the classic fps. You'll wake up from a coma onboard the orbital research station and have to take on the hordes of mutants and cyborgs that the killer station-AI has created. System Shock's cyberpunk pedigree is unmatched, and we're hoping this will nail it.

2022 Games: January

January is kicking off the year with two excellent PC ports of console games. Monster Hunter Rise is following in the new tradition of Monster Hunter games on PC while Kratos breaks new ground by bringing God of War to PC for the first time. Not a bad start to 2022. 

Biggest January 2022 games

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Monster Hunter Rise (opens in new tab) | January 12
The next Monster Hunter series game coming to PC is another classic big creature battling adventure. This time you'll be visiting Kamura Village with your new Palamute dog mount. Ride out to our breakdown in the Monster Hunter Rise review.

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God of War (opens in new tab) | January 14
The latest Sony port of a popular PS4 game hits early in the year. Our big question: will throwing that axe feel as satisfying with keyboard/mouse? You can see for yourself in our God of War review.

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Rainbow Six Extraction (opens in new tab) | January 20
Ubisoft's horde-fighting spinoff from the Clancy games is borrowing operators from Rainbow Six Siege for co-op tactical shooting. You'll fight back the parasitic alien threat in 12 containment sites around the United States. You can see just how deadly they are in our Rainbow Six Extraction review and decide for yourself.

All release dates for January 2022 games

  • January 12, 2022 — Monster Hunter Rise - The latest MonHunt
  • January 13, 2022 — The Anacrusis (early access) - 70's style shooter
  • January 14, 2022 — God Of War - Kratos comes to PC
  • January 18, 2022 — Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel - The heart of the cards on PC
  • January 19, 2022 — Nobody Saves the World - Transforming action-RPG
  • January 20, 2022 — Expeditions: Rome - Party-based strategy RPG
  • January 20, 2022 — Pupperazzi - Take photos of adorable dogs
  • January 20, 2022 — Rainbow Six Extraction - Tactical FPS spin-off
  • January 20, 2022 — Warno - 80's-styled cold war RTS
  • January 20, 2022 — Windjammers 2 - Classic disc tennis sequel
  • January 21, 2022 — Strange Horticulture - Occult plant puzzler
  • January 25, 2022 — Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem - Wacky FPS goes out in the cold

2022 Games: February

After that good warmup in January, things are really scheduled to heat up in February. Elden Ring and Total War: Warhammer 3 are two big, highly anticipated games launching fresh on PC. They're joined by Dying Light 2, which is finally arriving after multiple delays.

Biggest February 2022 games

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Dying Light 2 | February 4
It's taken years, but Techland's ambitious zombie parkour sequel is finally past its delays. Expect co-op as before, but reworked combat, abilities, and a story with many branching decisions. Soften your landing by reading up on our Dying Light 2 review.

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Total War: Warhammer 3 | February 17
Creative Assembly closes out the 4X trilogy with four daemonic factions, plus Kislev and Cathay and the Ogre Kingdoms as DLC. Place your bets now for the bears vs. daemons cage matches, and see how the war rages in our Total War: Warhammer 3 review.

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Elden Ring | February 25
FromSoftware is returning to the Dark Souls formula we're still craving more of, now in an open world with a lore written in part by George R.R. Martin. According to our Elden Ring review, it's basically Dark Souls but bigger, which is exactly what a lot of us were asking for.

All release dates for February 2022 games

  • February 1, 2022 — Life is Strange Remastered - First game and prequel
  • February 4, 2022 — Dying Light 2 - Zombie-killing parkour
  • February 8, 2022 — OlliOlli World - OlliOlli but prettier.
  • February 8, 2022 — Sifu - Kung-fu brawler from Absolver's developers
  • February 9, 2022 — Letters - A Written Adventure - 90's penpal story adventure
  • February 10, 2022 — Know By Heart - Story-based adventure
  • February 11, 2022 — Lost Ark - The fantasy MMO's Western launch
  • February 11, 2022 — Not Tonight 2 - Political satire road-trip adventure RPG
  • February 15, 2022 — Arctico (early access) - Dogsledding survival adventure
  • February 17, 2022 — King of Fighters 15 - Next KOF fighter
  • February 17, 2022 — Total War: Warhammer 3 - Grand strategy RTS
  • February 23, 2022 — Final Fantasy 6: Pixel Remaster - Another FF remaster
  • February 24, 2022 — Atelier Sophie 2 - Magical alchemy RPG
  • February 24, 2022 — GRID Legends - Stylish racing sim with a story
  • February 25, 2022 — Elden Ring - From Software's next big RPG
  • February 28, 2022 — Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons - MMORPG's third expansion

2022 Games: March

Leading off as we start to move towards spring is the adorable looking fox-powered action-adventure Tunic, followed up by a re-imagining of SquareEnix's original entry in the series in Final Fantasy Origins.

Biggest March 2022 games

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Tunic (opens in new tab) | March 16
A charming isometric adventure with a healthy dose of Zelda's ingredients and an adorable fox protagonist. Discover secrets, smash pots, and run wild in what looks to be the cutest adventure of the year.

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Final Fantasy Origin | March 18
This is the next Final Fantasy game we're getting before FFXVI. It's actually a pseudo-remake, "new story inspired by," the original Final Fantasy game from 1987. This one follows Jack and the Warriors of Light, using a mashup of the Final Fantasy 7 remake's team combat with Team Ninja's action-oriented Nioh series fighting, and you can see what we thought in our Final Fantasy Origin review.

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Ghostwire: Tokyo | March 25
The action thriller from the developers of The Evil Within is all about using magic to defend Tokyo from a sudden influx of demons with supernatural martial arts. You'll play as KK and his group of supernatural detectives trying to figure out why people are disappearing. Vanish yourself over to our Ghostwire: Tokyo review to see how it turned out.

All release dates for March 2022 games

  • March 1, 2022 — Elex 2 - Science-fantasy action RPG
  • March 1, 2022 — Far: Changing Tides - Puzzle-y action adventure
  • March 1, 2022 — Hero's Hour - Pixel turn-based strategy with real time combat
  • March 1, 2022 — Shadow Warrior 3 - Guns, parkour, and gore galore
  • March 2, 2022 — Instruments of Destruction - Vehicle building sandbox destruction sim
  • March 3, 2022 — Babylon's Fall - Action RPG
  • March 8, 2022 — Core Keeper (early access) - Caving 8-player sandbox adventure
  • March 10, 2022 — Distant Worlds 2 - Space 4X strategy
  • March 10, 2022 — Young Souls - Artistic 2D beat-em-up
  • March 16, 2022 — Tunic - Tiny fox action adventure
  • March 17, 2022 — Shredders - Open-world snowboarding
  • March 17, 2022 — This Means Warp - Humorous co-op spaceship sim
  • March 18, 2022 — Final Fantasy Origin - Inspired by the original FF
  • March 24, 2022 — The Planet Crafter - Space survival and crafting
  • March 24, 2022 — NORCO - Spooky gothic point-and-click adventure
  • March 24, 2022 — Chromosome Evil - Horror survival RTS with turn-based elements
  • March 25, 2022 — Ghostwire: Tokyo - Supernatural action thriller
  • March 25, 2022 — Tiny Tina's Wonderlands - A Borderlands spinoff shooter
  • March 29, 2022 — Abermore - First-person steal-em-up
  • March 31, 2022 — Coromon - Monster collecting turn-based battler
  • March 31, 2022 — Weird West - Top-down immersive sim
  • March 31, 2022 — Midnight Ghost Hunt - Multiplayer FPS prop-hunter

2022 Games: April

April is looking like a light month for PC gamers, but there are a couple deep cut classics making unlikely returns. The weird 90s platformer Glover is getting a new PC release and Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers is coming to PC too. The next LEGO: Star Wars game arrives this month as well with a series-spanning cast.

Biggest April 2022 games

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (opens in new tab) | April 5
Another licensed LEGO game is breaking through the atmosphere. The Skywalker Saga is piecing together a huge cast of Star Wars characters for the sequel to the LEGO Force Awakens. You'll fly and fight and platform through all nine main Star Wars plots.

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Chinatown Detective Agency (opens in new tab) | April 7
In 2037 Singapore, you play as Amira Darma, an ex-cop who has just opened her own detective agency. Make smart use of Amira's dwindling time and money to pick clients and cases and travel the world to solve them.

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Dune: Spice Wars (opens in new tab) | April 26
A sci-fi real-time strategy with 4X elements set in the universe of Frank Herbert's Dune novels. Dune: Spice Wars sees you vie with other factions for control of the desert planet Arrakis, and is developed by the creators of Northgard.

All release dates for April 2022 games

  • April 5, 2022 — LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga - Blocky beat-em-up 
  • April 7, 2022 — Chinatown Detective Agency - Futuristic detective agency adventure sim
  • April 7, 2022 — Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition - Remaster of the classic
  • April 7, 2022 — Demeo: PC Edition (early access) - Tabletop RPG gone digital
  • April 7, 2022 — Forgive Me Father - Retro horror FPS
  • April 7, 2022 — Kombinera - Colorful puzzle platformer
  • April 8, 2022 — Stacklands - Deck-based city-builder
  • April 12, 2022 — B.I.O.T.A. - Sci fi retro style metroidvania
  • April 14, 2022 — Cat Cafe Manager - Cuddly shop management sim
  • April 14, 2022 — Ghostlore - Action-RPG with 'eastpunk' style
  • April 14, 2022 — Crimesight - Murder mystery board game from Konami
  • April 19, 2022 — Winter Ember - Archer-based stealth action
  • April 20, 2022 — Glover - N64 classic of glove-based platforming
  • April 21, 2022 — Terraformers (early access) - Colony building and resource management on Mars
  • April 26, 2022 — Galactic Civilizations 4 (early access) - Space-based 4X
  • April 26, 2022 — King Arthur: Knight's Tale - Dark tactical RPG
  • April 26, 2022 — Dune: Spice Wars (opens in new tab) - Real-time strategy game set in the Dune universe
  • April 27, 2022 — The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe - Comedy narrative, expanded

2022 Games: May

Like April, May is a little on the slow side for new game releases this year. While we wait for some big announcements headed into the summer, there are a few awaited early access indie games alongside a new Warhammer game and Evil Dead.

Biggest May 2022 games

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WH 40k: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters (opens in new tab) | May 5
In this turn-based tactical Warhammer 40k game, you'll put on the Grey Knights helmet to fight chaos and Daemons. You'll command and personalize your own squad of Daemonhunters in the story-driven campaign.

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Evil Dead: The Game (opens in new tab) | May 13
Ash Williams and crew take on zombie hordes in this co-op survival shooter. You can play either as a bunch of different favorite characters or as the Kandarian Demon hunting them down.

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V Rising (opens in new tab) | May 17
Open world base building for self-made Draculas. Hunt humans for blood, or convert them into servants to tend your custom-built vampire castle. Adventure online with vampire allies in co-op, or defend your dark manor from rival players.

All release dates for May 2022 games

  • May 3, 2022 — Loot River - Roguelike with moving levels
  • May 5, 2022 — Citizen Sleeper - Tabletop-inspired cyberpunk RPG
  • May 5, 2022 — Trek to Yomi - Side-scrolling samurai action
  • May 5, 2022 — Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters - Knights of 40K
  • May 10, 2022 — Salt and Sacrifice - Co-op action platformer
  • May 10, 2022 — Songs of Conquest (Early access) - Classic turn-based strategy
  • May 10, 2022 — Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising - Town-building action RPG
  • May 10, 2022 — We Were Here Forever - The latest co-op puzzle exploration entry
  • May 13, 2022 — Evil Dead: The Game - Co-op zombie slayer
  • May 16, 2022 — Little Witch in the Woods (early access) - Witchcrafting life sim
  • May 17, 2022 — V Rising (early access) - Survival basebuilding for vampires
  • May 19, 2022 — Vampire: the Masquerade - Swansong - Bitey narrative RPG
  • May 20, 2022 — APICO - Relaxed beekeeping simulator
  • May 25, 2022 — Roller Champions - Competitive roller derby
  • May 26, 2022 — My Time At Sandrock (early access) - Western crafting life sim
  • May 26, 2022 — Sniper Elite 5 - The latest in the scope-friendly series

2022 Games: June

If April and May were slow for new releases, June is looking glacial. Even so, we've got the PC release of Diablo Immortal to ring in the month, and a slate of expansions and early access games to—hopefully—hold us over into summer.

June new games highlights

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Diablo Immortal (opens in new tab) | June 2
With Diablo 4 fading ever further into the future, we take what we can get. It might have started as a mobile-only game, but Diablo Immortal is our best option for harvesting every ounce of fresh loot from the legions of hell.

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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (opens in new tab) | June 30
What could be better than swordfights with giant lizards? A swordfight with a giant lizard that's also a werewolf. The new expansion for Rise adds new monsters, new abilities, master rank hunts and gear, and—most importantly—new palico outfits. 

All release dates for June 2022 games

  • June 1, 2022 — Silt - Underwater puzzle adventure
  • June 2, 2022 — Card Shark - Deception and card games
  • June 2, 2022 — Diablo Immortal - Pocket-sized Diablo gets a PC-sized release
  • June 2, 2022 — Souldiers - Flashy 16-bit fantasy metroidvania
  • June 6, 2022 — The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle - ESO's latest, Breton-centric chapter
  • June 8, 2022 — The Cycle: Frontier (early access) - Sci-fi free-to-play PvPvE salvage and survival
  • June 10, 2022 — METAL MAX Xeno Reborn - Open world Mad Max by way of EDF
  • June 10, 2022 — Freshly Frosted - Pastry-based puzzler
  • June 10, 2022 — The Quarry - Co-op summer camp horror from Supermassive
  • June 11, 2022 — LumbearJack - Axe-wielding bear's forest reclamation
  • June 15, 2022 — Dread Delusion (early access) - surreal open world RPG
  • June 16, 2022 — Neon White - Deck-building FPS
  • June 16, 2022 — Redout 2 - High-octane hovercar arcade racer
  • June 16, 2022 — Starship Troopers: Terran Command - Sci-fi RTS based on the Verhoeven movie
  • June 16, 2022 — TMNT: Shredder's Revenge - Classic styled turtles beat-em-up
  • June 23, 2022 — Sonic Origins - Remastered collection of early Sonic classics
  • June 24, 2022 — AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES - nirvanA Initiative - Anime visual novel meets sci-fi forensics
  • June 28, 2022 — Disgaea 6 Complete - JRPG tactic juggernaut comes to PC
  • June 30, 2022 — Alaloth: Champions of The Four Kingdoms (early access) - ARPG with classic CRPG flavor
  • June 30, 2022 — Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course - Final quest for the punishing 2D platform shooter
  • June 30, 2022 — Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak - Endgame expansion to the latest MonHunt
  • June 30, 2022 — OUTRIDERS WORLDSLAYER - Major update for the looter shooter

2022 Games: July

July's list of new PC games may be even shorter than June's this year, but we've gotten two pretty worthwhile breakout hits from it. Cat puzzler Stray has captured the internet's heart and MultiVersus has proven to be a much more worthy Smash contender than Nickelodeon's attempt in 2021.

Biggest July 2022 games

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Stray (opens in new tab) | July 19
A cyberpunk game with feline flavor. Explore and solve mysteries as a cyberkitty in a cybercity, roaming a decaying, android-populated metropolis as you try to find your way home.

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MultiVersus (opens in new tab) | July 27
This is the Warner Bros. take on Smash Bros, in which Shaggy and Batman can wallop each other online. July's launch is technically the open beta, though WB is already selling season passes and has no end date for beta.

All release dates for July 2022 games

  • July 1, 2022 — F1 22 - F1 racing sim by Codemasters
  • July 7, 2022 — Gwent: Rogue Mage - singleplayer expansion
  • July 7, 2022 — Klonoa Phantasy Reverie - Classic 3D platformer remaster
  • July 8, 2022 — MADiSON - Psychological photography horror
  • July 12, 2022 — Monument Valley: Panoramic Collection - PC release for acclaimed puzzles
  • July 12, 2022 — Time on Frog Island - Cute adventure game on amphibian archipelago
  • July 13, 2022 — Rune Factory 5 - More monster hunting and farming
  • July 14, 2022 — Powerwash Simulator - No pressure, it's more relaxing than it sounds
  • July 14, 2022 — Dinkum (early access) - Australian Animal Crossing-like
  • July 14, 2022 — Escape Academy - Puzzle game in a school for escape artists
  • July 19, 2022 — Stray - Adorable cyberpunk cats
  • July 21, 2022 — Moss: Book II - Mouse-based adventures continue
  • July 27, 2022 — MultiVersus (open beta) - Warner Bros. goes Smash Bros
  • July 28, 2022 — Bear and Breakfast - Relaxed grizzly-operated management sim
  • July 28, 2022 — Lord Winklebottom Investigates - Point & click adventure

2022 Games: August

August is set to explode with a fresh Saints Row reboot and another of Sam Barlow's mysterious FMV story games.

Biggest August 2022 games

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Saints Row | August 23
Saints Row is still wacky, but maybe with a bit of the edge toned down. This series reboot stars a new young crop of protagonists, while the action looks in line with the older games.

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Immortality (opens in new tab) | August 30
From the creator of Her Story and Telling Lies is another mystery FMV game, this time about an actress from the 1960-1990s who disappeared after none of the movies she starred in ever premiered.

All release dates for August 2022 games

  • August 2, 2022 — Frogun - Low-poly platformer with frog grappling hook
  • August 3, 2022 — Hooked On You - A Dead By Daylight dating sim spinoff
  • August 3, 2022 — South of the Circle - Interactive Cold War-era fic
  • August 4, 2022 — Camp Canyonwood (early access) - spooky summer camp sim
  • August 9, 2022 — Two Point Campus - University building sim
  • August 11, 2022 — Arcade Paradise - Management adventure
  • August 11, 2022 — Cult of the Lamb - Eldritch cartoon cultist roguelike
  • August 15, 2022 — Fashion Police Squad - Restyling retro-FPS
  • August 16, 2022 — Rollerdrome - Third-person stunt shooter on rollerblades
  • August 18, 2022 — Thymesia - Plague doctor souls-like with disease weapons
  • August 18, 2022 — We are OFK -  Indie-pop narrative series
  • August 20, 2022 — A Walk With Yiayia - Visual novel grandma walkalong
  • August 23, 2022 — Midnight Fight Express - Top-down street fight brawler
  • August 23, 2022 — Saints Row - The outlandish action series reboot
  • August 25, 2022 — I Was a Teenage Exocolonist - Scifi narrative lifesim deckbuilder
  • August 25, 2022 — Monster Outbreak - Open-world basebuilding tower defense mashup
  • August 26, 2022 — Soul Hackers 2 - Cyberpunk anime demon summoner JRPG
  • August 30, 2022 — Immortality - A Sam Barlow FMV mystery
  • August 30, 2022 — Tinykin - Microscopic monster-collecting puzzle adventure
  • August 30, 2022 — TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection - Classic turtles beat-em-ups on PC
  • August 31, 2022 — Scathe - Labyrinthian boomer shooter

2022 Games: September

September might not be laden with triple-A titans, but that isn't stopping a landslide of games from licensed properties. If you love brands, there's something for you this month—whether it's building your own little Disneyland, or slapping beefy anime meatheads and their psychic ghosts together.

Biggest September 2022 games

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Disney Dreamlight Valley (opens in new tab) | September 6 (early access)
The Mouse subsumes all things in time—even Stardew-likes. Dreamlight Valley is a Disney take on the idyllic lifesim, where the neighbors in your own slice of the Magic Kingdom are classic Disney and Pixar characters.

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Return to Monkey Island (opens in new tab) | September 19
Guybrush Threepwood returns alongside series creator Ron Gilbert for another voyage to Monkey Island, and they're bringing a new art style along with them. Point & click piratical adventure never dies.

All release dates for September 2022 games

  • September 1, 2022 — Chenso Club - Co-op roguelike with cute chainsaws
  • September 1, 2022 — JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R - Stands vs hamon
  • September 1, 2022 — Ooblets - Farming and town sim with Pokemon flavor
  • September 2, 2022 — LEGO Brawls - Smash bros. with minifigs
  • September 6, 2022 — Disney Dreamlight Valley (early access) - Disney's online Animal Crossing
  • September 6, 2022 — Gloomwood (early access) - Victorian horror immersive sim
  • September 8, 2022 — Justice Sucks - Murderous roomba stealth game
  • September 8, 2022 — Roadwarden - Pixel-illustrated, text-based fantasy RPG
  • September 8, 2022 — Steelrising - Automatron French revolution
  • September 9, 2022 — Betrayal at Club Low - Latest sim/RPG from Cosmo D
  • September 13, 2022 — SCP: Secret Files - SCP game collection
  • September 14, 2022 — The Wandering Village (early access) - Creature-mounted city builder
  • September 15, 2022 — Metal: Hellsinger - Heavy metal rhythm FPS
  • September 16, 2022 — Melatonin - Dreamy rhythm game
  • September 19, 2022 — Return to Monkey Island - Puzzle adventure
  • September 20, 2022 — Soulstice - Spookily sisterly hack-and-slash
  • September 21, 2022 — Gundam Evolution - Mobile suit hero shooter
  • September 21, 2022 — The Outbound Ghost - Turn-based RPG with cute ghosts
  • September 22, 2022 — The DioField Chronicle - Realtime tactics JRPG
  • September 22, 2022 — Potion Permit - Fantasy chemist life-sim RPG
  • September 22, 2022 — Serial Cleaners - Stealth-action crime cleanup
  • September 22, 2022 — Slime Rancher 2 (early access) - Colourful collect 'em all
  • September 23, 2022 — Shovel Knight Dig - Shovel Knight goes roguelite
  • September 27, 2022 Dual Universe - Player-driven space MMO
  • September 29, 2022 — Despot's Game: Dystopian Army Builder - Procedural auto battler
  • September 29, 2022 — Moonbreaker (early access) - Virtual wargaming with minis
  • September 30, 2022 — FIFA 23 - EA's final football foray
  • September 30, 2022 — Witchy Life Story - Potion-brewing visual novel

2022 Games: October

It's happening: the autumn releases are upon us. Overwatch 2 is kicking the gate open, with Gotham Knights following behind and Call of Duty closing out the month. Not the most earth-shattering lead-in to the holiday season, but you're going to be hearing a lot of Warzone talk over the next few months, surely.

Biggest October 2022 games

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Overwatch 2 | October 4 (Early Access)
Blizzard's landmark hero shooter returns as an unconventional free-to-play sequel with a 5v5 format, new heroes, new maps, and an eventual PvE offering.

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Sunday Gold (opens in new tab) | October 13
Point-and-click your way through a dystopian London as a trio of misfit petty criminals in this near-future adventure game. Comic book sequences and turn-based battles punctuate a deeply stylish experience.

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Gotham Knights | October 21
Four members of the Bat Family are watching over Gotham in Batman's absence in this diversion from the Arkhamverse timeline. In solo or two-player co-op, you'll tackle the big bads of the Court of Owls as Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 | October 28
It's Modern Warfare 2, again—again! All your favorite tactical operators like Soap, Captain Price, and that skull-faced guy have returned to reimagine one of the most cherished Call of Duties for a new era.

All release dates for October 2022 games

  • October 4, 2022 — Overwatch 2 - Blizzard's hero shooter sequel
  • October 11, 2022 — Asterigos: Curse of the Stars - Ancient Greek action RPG
  • October 11, 2022 — Coral Island - Another farm and life sim for Stardew fans
  • October 11, 2022 — No More Heroes 3 - Assassin otaku Travis Touchdown rides again
  • October 12, 2022 — LEGO Bricktales - Lego diorama building game
  • October 12, 2022 — Stranded: Alien Dawn (early access) - Planet survival sim
  • October 13, 2022 — Cultic - Retro lo-fi shooter
  • October 13, 2022 — Fueled Up - Like Overcooked, but in space
  • October 13, 2022 — Sunday Gold - Stylish point-and-click adventure
  • October 14, 2022 — Dragon Ball: The Breakers - 1-on-7 DBZ multiplayer
  • October 14, 2022 — Scorn - First-person horror
  • October 17, 2022 — Potionomics - Potion shop simulator
  • October 18, 2022 — A Plague Tale: Requiem - Medieval action adventure
  • October 18, 2022 — Marvel Snap - Digital superhero CCG
  • October 19, 2022 — Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection - Uncharted 4 on PC
  • October 21, 2022 — Gotham Knights - Crime-fighting team up
  • October 21, 2022 — New Tales from the Borderlands - Gearbox does Telltale
  • October 21, 2022 — Persona 5 Royal - Team mind-heist JRPG
  • October 23, 2022 — Monster Prom 3 - This time it's a road trip
  • October 25, 2022 — Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord - Warband management
  • October 25, 2022 Victoria 3 - Paradox's 19th century society sim
  • October 27, 2022 — Frog Detective 3 - Another amphibious mystery
  • October 27, 2022 — Sackboy: A Big Adventure - PlayStation platformer comes to PC
  • October 27, 2022 — Signalis - Throwback survival horror
  • October 27, 2022 — Paper Cut Mansion - Papier-mâché roguelite
  • October 27, 2022 — Saturnalia - Labyrinthian survival horror 
  • October 27, 2022 — Maid of Sker - First-person survival horror
  • October 27. 2022 — Sins of a Solar Empire 2 (early access) - Space strategy simulator 
  • October 28, 2022 — Resident Evil Re: Verse - Zombie fighting PVP
  • October 28, 2022 — Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Cherished FPS sequel reboot
  • October 29, 2022Butterfly Soup 2 - Visual novel about queer girls and baseball

2022 Games: November

Biggest November 2022 games

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Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 (opens in new tab) | November 16 
Warzone is back, and free for everyone once again. The free to play Battle Royale shooter revealed its largest map, Al Mazrah, which will have players dashing through land, air, and water. Not too much is known about this sequel, but Infinity Ward promises to share more info before its release.

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Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (opens in new tab) | November 30
Fatshark is bringing a new '-tide' game from the grim darkness of the Warhammer 40k world. With a new cast, this may be the king of co-op to get your squad prepared for this year. Bring extra gas for the chainswords.

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Sonic Frontiers (opens in new tab) | November 8
Like so many other console game classics of late, Sonic is going open world. As always, he's on the hunt for Chaos Emeralds, but this time it's with a mixture of big open fields and some more classic Sonic level rails.

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Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (opens in new tab) | November 18
This Spider-Man spin-off follows on from the events of Insomniac's game, casting players as Peter Parker's protégé, Miles Morales.

All release dates for November 2022 games

  • November 3, 2022 — Horse Tales: Emerald Valley Ranch - Open-world ranch sim
  • November 3, 2022 — How to Say Goodbye - Ghost-guiding puzzle game
  • November 3, 2022 — The Chant - Spiritual retreat survival horror
  • November 4, 2022 — Harvestella - A life-sim RPG by Square Enix
  • November 7, 2022 — Soulstone Survivors - Bullet hell roguelike
  • November 8, 2022 — Football Manager 2023 - Soccer team sim, to Americans
  • November 8, 2022 — Land of the Vikings - Norse settlement-building strategy
  • November 8, 2022 — A Little to the Left - Cozy reorganization game
  • November 8, 2022 — Nadir - Hellish deckbuilding roguelike
  • November 8, 2022 — Sonic Frontiers - "Open zone" 3D Sonic game
  • November 10, 2022 — Among Us VR - Social deception in first person.
  • November 11, 2022 — Tactics Ogre: Reborn - An old tactical RPG gem
  • November 14, 2022 — Somerville - Sci-fi exploration adventure
  • November 15, 2022 — Floodland - Post-climate disaster settlement sim
  • November 15, 2022 — Pentiment - Choice-driven illuminated manuscript
  • November 16, 2022 — GOODBYE WORLD - Narrative puzzle adventure about struggling devs
  • November 16, 2022 — Monochrome Mobius: RWF - AQUAPLUS JRPG
  • November 17, 2022 — Frozen Flame - Fantasy open-world base-builder
  • November 17, 2022 — Goat Simulator 3 - Physics sandbox sequel
  • November 18, 2022 — The Devil in Me - Horror anthology finale
  • November 22, 2022 — Evil West - Cowboys vs. vampires
  • November 22, 2022 — Ship of Fools - Seafaring co-op roguelite
  • November 28, 2022 — World of Warcraft: Dragonflight - WoW's latest expansion
  • November 29, 2022 — Soccer Story - Soccer sim-RPG with a magic ball
  • November 29, 2022 — The Knight Witch - Metroidvania with witchy weaponry
  • November 30, 2022 — Retro Gadgets - Gadget creation simulator
  • November 30, 2022 — Warhammer 40,000: Darktide - Vermintide, but 40K

2022 Games: December

Biggest December 2022 games

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Marvel's Midnight Suns | December 2, 2022
Assemble a team from across the Marvel canon to confront a demonic apocalypse. Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Wolverine, and more face occult forces in this tactical RPG from the devs of XCOM.

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The Callisto Protocol (opens in new tab) | December 2, 2022 
A scary, planetary survival horror which has you maneuvering through gross and gore-y corridors of a jail on Jupiter. This one comes from a Dead Space co-creator.

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The Settlers (opens in new tab) | December 31, 2022 
Explore, build, and conquer in this reboot of a classic RTS city-builder. It looks like you can also duke it out with your friends or robots in the new 8-player online mode.

All release dates for December 2022 games

  • December 1, 2022 — Munchkin Digital - Tabletop loot game adaptation
  • December 2, 2022 — The Callisto Protocol - Survival horror on Jupiter
  • December 2, 2022 — Marvel's Midnight Suns - Tactical demon-hunting superhero RPG
  • December 2, 2022 — Need for Speed Unbound - Street race and dodge cops in a car
  • December 5, 2022 — Space Wreck - Fallout-inspired space RPG
  • December 6, 2022 — Hello Neighbor 2 - Creepy neighborhood themed stealth horror
  • December 7, 2022 — Ixion - Space base city builder
  • December 9, 2022 — Choo-Choo Charles - Spider train horror
  • December 13, 2022 — High On Life - A Rick and Morty-esque FPS with talking guns
  • December 13, 2022 —  Potion Craft - Alchemist simulator. Be the potion seller.
  • December 13, 2022 —  CRISIS CORE –FINAL FANTASY VII– REUNION - Me? Gongaga.
  • December 14, 2022 — Lil Gator Game - Alligator adventure in autumn
  • December 14, 2022 — Aka - A tiny, red panda open world exploration game
  • December 14, 2022 — Portal Dungeon - A co-op roguelite pixel quest
  • December 15, 2022 — Blacktail - Baba Yaga action-adventure origin story
  • December 15, 2022 — Melatonin - A chill rhythm game
  • December ??, 2022 — Highwater - Flooded earth turn-based adventure
Lauren Morton
Associate Editor

Lauren started writing for PC Gamer as a freelancer in 2017 while chasing the Dark Souls fashion police and accepted her role as Associate Editor and Chief Minecraft Liker in 2021. She originally started her career in game development and is still fascinated by how games tick in the modding and speedrunning scenes. She likes long books, longer RPGs, multiplayer cryptids, and can't stop playing co-op crafting games.

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