The Best Video Games of 2022: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

What are the best video games of 2022? I don’t know. It’s 2022! But you know what I do know? Games are getting better. I mean, just look at what 2017 has to offer — The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is by far the best game on the market right now and it’s not even close. By 2022 that game, and other newer games, will have been out for a long time and will continue to improve. Which means, in 10 years (holy cow, 10 years!) we’ll have even more amazing games than we did in 2017! And maybe by then we’ll even have a lot of virtual reality games too.

 

1: Mass Effect 5

2: Saints Row 7

3: Far Cry 6

4: The Witcher 4

5: Final Fantasy 16

6: Forza Motorsport 9

7: Titanfall 3

8: Fable 4

1: Mass Effect 5

Mass Effect 5 is a third-person shooter, action role-playing video game series developed by the Canadian company BioWare and released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows with the third instalment also released on the Wii U. The fourth game was released on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in March 2017. The original trilogy largely revolves around a soldier named Commander Shepard, whose mission is to save the galaxy from a race of powerful mechanical beings known as the Reapers and their agents, including the first game’s antagonist Saren Arterius. The first game sees Shepard investigating Saren, whom Shepard slowly comes to understand is operating under the guidance of Sovereign, a Reaper left behind in the Milky Way tens of thousands of years before, when the Reapers exterminate all sentient organic life in the galaxy every 50,000 years. Sovereign’s purpose is to trigger the imminent return of the Reaper fleet hibernating in extra-galactic dark space, restarting the process of extermination.

The second game takes place two years later, and explores Shepard’s quest to stop the human-survivalist group Cerberus after they violently bring Shepard back to life; it also unveils more background information concerning both Saren and Sovereign. The third game concludes Shepard’s

2: Saints Row 7

The Saints Row series is one of the best open-world crime games, and it’s about to get even better.

Volition Studios first released Saints Row back in 2006, with Saints Row: The Third hitting store shelves in 2011 and Saints Row 4 in 2013. With this game, the developers at Volition Studios borrowed a lot of the same gameplay mechanics that made Grand Theft Auto such a huge hit. That includes carjacking, third-person shooting and a nonlinear narrative that lets you play through missions whenever you want.

The upcoming Saints Row 7 will probably be a lot more similar to GTA 5 than its predecessors. If you’re familiar with GTA, you’ll know that it’s not just an open-world crime game — it’s also an adventure game with light puzzle elements. The developers at Volition Studios will probably incorporate some of these same puzzle mechanics into their next installment so that it doesn’t feel like a complete ripoff of GTA.

3: Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6 will be set in the fictional Caribbean island nation of Yara. You’ll be playing as a guerilla fighter who fights against the tyrannical regime of the dictator, Anton Castillo (played by Giancarlo Esposito).

The game was first revealed during Ubisoft’s Future Forward event on July 12th, 2020 in a cinematic teaser trailer. The official gameplay reveal had been scheduled for Ubisoft Forward 2020 on July 12th, but it was delayed due to controversy over sexual misconduct allegations against creative director Ashraf Ismail. It was instead shown during a Ubisoft livestream on September 9th.

Far Cry 6 is expected to launch February 18th, 2021 for PC (via both Uplay and Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

4: The Witcher 4

The Witcher 4 is coming, says CD Projekt RED.

For years, the Polish development studio has insisted that the third game in its epic fantasy RPG series, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, would be the last. But with so many fans asking for a follow up to such a beloved franchise, it seems there is a possibility that the story of Geralt of Rivia will continue.

The end of Geralt’s journey?

In an interview with Polish business magazine Bankier (translated by Eurogamer), CD Projekt’s CEO Adam Kicinski suggested that, while The Witcher 3 is “definitely” the last game in the series to star Geralt of Rivia as its protagonist, there could be room for other stories set in the same universe.

When asked directly about The Witcher 4, Kicinski said: “The first three Witchers were by definition a trilogy, so we simply could not name the next game The Witcher 4.” He added that Wild Hunt was “the end of the saga”, but said that “this does not mean hand-in-hand with [the end of] the brand”.

5: Final Fantasy 16

The next game in the Final Fantasy franchise was announced on September 16 during Sony’s PlayStation event. Final Fantasy 16 is being developed for the PlayStation 5 and is a departure from recent entries in the series. This news came out of left field, since many were expecting Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 to be the next big announcement from Square Enix.

Final Fantasy 16 is not yet available for pre-order, but several retailers have already set up pages where you can sign up to be notified when it goes live. We’ll update those links as they become available.

6: Forza Motorsport 9

Forza Motorsport 9 was not announced at E3 2018, but the game did make an appearance in a trailer for the Xbox One X.

The game is being developed by Turn 10 Studios and will be released on Xbox One X and Windows 10, Forza Motorsport 9 will be the biggest Forza ever.

The game is expected to release late this year or early next.

7: Titanfall 3

Titanfall 3 is probably a long way off.

But the game is in development and will likely be announced in 2020, according to our sources.

The information comes from two separate sources, one of whom is familiar with EA’s plans and one who has knowledge of the game’s development.

The next Titanfall game could launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One alongside the new consoles.

However, there are several reasons why it may not launch until 2021.

8: Fable 4

Though the game hasn’t been properly announced yet, a Fable 4 release date might not be so far off. Microsoft bought Lionhead Studios back in 2006, and now it’s resurrected the legendary RPG franchise for its next-gen console, the Xbox Series X.

There’s no Fable 4 trailer just yet, but we have some ideas about what to expect from the upcoming game. We’ll be keeping this page up-to-date as more information comes to light. So if you want to know all about the Fable 4 release date, gameplay features and story details, then read on.

Fable 4 release date

There’s no news of a Fable 4 release date yet, but it’s possible that the game could launch alongside Microsoft’s new console – the Xbox Series X – in Holiday 2020. It would be a great way to show off its capabilities!

We can also assume that Fable 4 will come to PC too, given that all of Microsoft’s first-party games will be available on Xbox Game Pass for PC at launch.

 

Conclusion:

As you can see, it’s no walk in the park to predict what gaming will be like in five years. That’s why we’ve gone ahead and prepared for you a list of our own predictions for The Best Video Games of 2022. I think we’ve done pretty well, with some long-standing series making their bold return, such as Metroid and Castlevania, as well as new offerings from the Shenmue and Fable developer. And while there were quite a few contenders that didn’t quite make the cut this time around, keep an eye out for them in ten years — just maybe they’ll end up on our list of “The Greatest Games Ever Made.” If not, hey… we tried!

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