Top 50 Best Games Launching in 2022

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It’s the beginning of the year and although this is generally a good time to look back and despair at your growing backlog, we’re just around the corner from some pretty major video game launches.

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In preparation, we’ve crafted a list of the top 50 best games launching in 2022. Trust us when we say this list could have doubled in size to cover 100 upcoming titles but these are the ones that are truly worth keeping on your radar.


Overall, it’s a characteristically diverse list from the team here at TheSixthAxis. We’ve got slam dunk sequels, AAA heavy hitters, and promising indies, amidst more obscure video games releasing in 2022. It’s worth noting that some names featured here don’t have a release date set in stone. As such, expect some of our top picks to slide into 2023 (or beyond!).

Top 50 Best Games Launching In 2022

  1. God of War Ragnarok
  2. Elden Ring
  3. Horizon Forbidden West
  4. Dead Space Remake
  5. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
  6. Lord of the Rings: Gollum
  7. Splatoon 3
  8. Starfield
  9. Gran Turismo 7
  10. Hellblade II
  11. Dying Light 2 Stay Human
  12. Stray
  13. Gotham Knights
  14. Sifu
  15. Bayonetta 3
  16. Ghostwire: Tokyo
  17. A Plague Tale: Requiem
  18. Baldur’s Gate III
  19. LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga
  20. Marvel’s Midnight Suns
  21. Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  22. Saints Row
  23. Forspoken
  24. Advance Wars 1+2 R-Boot Camp
  25. The Expanse
  26. Total War Warhammer 3
  27. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2
  28. STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl
  29. Street Fighter VI
  30. Homeworld 3
  31. Slitterhead
  32. Earth Defense Force 6
  33. Metal Slug Tactics
  34. Company of Heroes 3
  35. Tchia
  36. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
  37. Shadow Warrior 3
  38. Evil West
  39. Oxenfree II: Lost Signals
  40. Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil In Me
  41. Triangle strategy
  42. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
  43. Sonic Frontiers
  44. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
  45. TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge
  46. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  47. Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
  48. Rainbow Six Extraction
  49. Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong
  50. ARC Raiders

If you just can’t wait for you next fix, here are the best games you can play right now on PS5, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.

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Senior Editor bursting with lukewarm takes and useless gaming trivia. May as well surgically attach my DualSense at this point.

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