Early 2022 started with some surprisingly high-profile releases, including a mainline ‘Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ game, PC ports, and remasters of acclaimed PlayStation games. However, things kick into full gear in February with some major triple-A releases, new extensions, DLCs, and more exciting stuff!
Horizon Forbidden West
One of the greatest PlayStation exclusive games have announced its release to be set on the 18th of February. The sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, Horizon Forbidden West continues the narrative Aloy’s story and her adventure as she encounters new territory, individuals, and tribes.
Developed by Guerilla Games, and published by Sony, the game’s quality is considered to be the best on the market. It allows for 4k 30fps quality mode for the PS5 with lots of extra features to make the gameplay as buttery smooth as possible.
The developers tweeted earlier this month that the game had officially gone gold, which is a term often used when an album hits a record of 500,000 sold records.
Destiny 2 the Witch Queen
For awhile now, many Destiny fans have been curious about the number of new weapons that will be added to the game’s loot pools once the Destiny 2 the Witch Queen expansion launches on Feb. 22. Thanks to Episode 247 of the Destiny Massive Breakdowns podcast, we finally have an answer: according to Destiny 2’s Weapons Feature Lead Chris Proctor, there are 42 new Legendary weapons coming with The Witch Queen.
That’s 12 more weapons than what the previous Destiny 2 expansion, Beyond Light, brought to the table. This is great news, as more new weapons give players a wider variety of options when putting together one of the best Destiny 2 builds.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen is slated to release on Feb. 22, 2022 on Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PS4, PC, and Stadia. The Standard Edition of the expansion costs QAR146, or $40, though there are also more expensive versions available that come with unique bonuses like physical collectibles and exclusive pieces of in-game content. Destiny 2: The Witch Queen preorders are live now, so you can purchase whichever edition of the DLC you want ahead of its release.
Part of the Crossfire installment, CrossfireX’s plan on remaining a PC exclusive game is no longer alive as the game is now an Xbox console-exclusive game. The famous multiplayer first-person shooter game had a set release date on the 10th of February and is now purchasable on the Xbox store or your nearest game store such as Virgin Megastore, Saqr, Geekdom, and Geekay.
The reviews have shocked the majority of us, and it is fair to say that the game is incomplete. Gamers think that there is a lot of potential, but as of right now, the game lacks a lot of content and isn’t up to their expectations.
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Uncharted: Legacy Of Thieves Collection
With Sony finally embracing PC for all the potential it has, the Uncharted franchise is also seeing ports in January. Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection is a pair of remasters for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and the spinoff Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, with fan-favorite Chloe Frazer in the lead role.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
For original triple-A releases, Nintendo and Game Freak’s Pokémon Legends: Arceus is January’s most anticipated. The gaming IP has been getting increasingly stale in recent years, but Legends has the potential to be the much-needed boost fans hope it to be given its premise.
Its world and gameplay approach is on a much bigger scale, with several open-ended environments that seem to mimic Monster Hunter‘s quest structure and Breath of the Wild. Longtime fans will have their eyes on this new mainline title, as this format has incredible potential going forward should it succeed critically. Pokémon Legends: Arceus arrives on January 28th for Nintendo Switch.
Elden Ring is due to be released on PlayStation, Xbox and PC on the 25th February 2022 and it’s probably one of the most eagerly awaited games of the year. Although the release date was slightly pushed back (initially due out on 21st January 2022), the wait is finally almost over. It is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game, directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, was made in collaboration with fantasy novelist George R. R. Martin, who provided material for the game’s setting.
The game, gaining some inspiration from Skyrim, is expected to be an open-world RPG. It will have a focus on boss battles and exploration, but the game leans heavily into its RPG elements. Players can customize their character by upgrading stats and equipping special gear.
Total War: Warhammer 3
Total War: Warhammer III for PC is a turn-based strategy and real time video game. Players take turns in moving their pieces/ characters around the map and learn how to best manage their settlements so as to achieve all their aims, defeat their enemies and get along with those they cannot immediately defeat!Owners of the previous two games in the series will be able to access all the maps they have already unlocked in those arenas, as well as all the new areas added for this game. The game is set in two locations: the Realms of Chaos and the Lands of the East, for a touch of mystery and oriental exoticism.
The game map is huge in this game, so you have plenty to explore, even as you battle your way to your target location by fighting through nearly never-ending hordes of relentless and blood thirsty enemies! The map involves diplomacy as well as war with AI (artificial intelligence) enemies – and only you can decide if your forces are strong enough to defeat them, or if you have to carry on being polite for a little longer.
God of War
God of War is one of the greatest games to be released, and that’s a fact everyone can stand by. For this month, we definitely advise you to play it if you haven’t yet as its sequel is set to be released sometime in 2022. God of War: Ragnarok is the final chapter in the series’ Norse storyline, God of War: Ragnarok picks up a few years after the events of 2018’s God of War, with Kratos and (a now teenage) Atreus fighting for survival as the events of Ragnarok (the end of the world) unfold.
Since the game’s announcement back in September 2020, we haven’t been inundated with details about the next God of War game, but a trailer released in September 2021 did give us an exciting look at gameplay and in-game cinematics. We expect we’ll get more details in the coming months, including news of that all-important release date (which was delayed from 2021).
Forza Horizon 5
Forza Horizon 5 continues the series’ legacy, usurping Forza Horizon 4 as the new pinnacle of open-world racing and as a graphical showcase for the new generation of Xbox console. Although many reviews compare it to Forza Horizon 4, the game still has its ups and downs.
It was released back on the 5th of November 2021, and we still consider it to be a great racing game for those into that genre! It’s an Xbox console-exclusive game though, which might upset some gamers, but it’s also on PC for those who are inaccessible to an Xbox console.
Genshin Impact is a free-to-play action-adventure RPG where you play a vague and mysterious “traveler” from another world who arrives in the land of Teyvat before being attacked by a sorceress or God or…something, and your twin is captured. After waking up on a beach at level one and with zero loot, you set off on a quest to find your lost sibling that involves a whole lot of picking fruit, crafting items, and fighting deities, but surprisingly little in the way of actually searching for your twin.
Because, just like during Link’s rush to save Zelda, completing these quests where you *checks notes* feed ducks is way more important. The game is considered to be an “anime-game” as it represents the same art-style of most anime series. The game is on almost all consoles, PC, and mobile, so make sure to give it a try and enjoy the story.