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2022 Has Been the Best Year for Gaming Yet

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A Head Start

In the first few months of 2022, we’ve seen everything from the open-world masterpiece Elden Ring to the sprawling Witch Queen expansion for the long-running looter-shooter Destiny 2. It’s impossible to overstate the sheer magnitude of excellent games released in only four months since the start of 2022.

What’s more, there are some stellar games on the horizon that will continue to make 2022 one of the best years in gaming history.

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus

The new Pokemon action RPG still sees players chasing magical monsters and completing their Pokedex. However, Game Freak switched up the gameplay, eliminating the friction seen in recent entries in the long-running series.

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Destiny 2: The Witch Queen

The first Destiny hit the scene back in 2014. Eight years later, the franchise is still going strong with its latest expansion, The Witch Queen. The latest chapter in the long-running looter shooter sees Bungie pushing the story forward with uncharacteristic immediacy.

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Elden Ring

The game is a towering achievement for From Software. It’s a colossal open-world fantasy RPG that puts its trust in the player. If you work with it and learn to speak its language, the game will show you the best RPG open-world since Breath of the Wild.

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Gotham Knights

It’s been seven years since the final Rocksteady Batman title, Arkham Knight, hit the scene. Some fans have grown to miss the familiar Gotham City action of these superhero titles, and Gotham Knights will soon return players to the world of the Caped Crusader.

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Starfield

Bethesda’s latest open-world RPG, Starfield, is still largely a mystery. This new title will take place in the distant future after humanity has colonized the stars and created civilizations beyond our solar system.

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The newest mainline entries in the Pokemon series, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, will likely follow the same pattern as Pokemon Legends: Arceus by giving players the freedom to explore with a third-person camera and an open world full of monsters who patrol the landscape in real-time.

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