Can we talk about the stacking of games in 2022?

We are currently at the beginning of the holiday window. Traditionally, most of the best-selling blockbusters of the year will be available in stores and digital stores. This year’s holiday window promises to release a large number of franchise releases such as Halo, Far Cry, and Metroid that we are all eagerly awaiting, but we cannot ignore the imminent Leviathan in 2022.

Eldon Ring

The stage is set

It looks like next year will continue the momentum of this holiday, giving players little time to recover from the ruthless release. As soon as we walked out the door, we had two highly anticipated games-from the cooperation between Software and George RR Martin, Eldon Ring, And Game Freak’s most unique experiment on the main Pokémon series in decades, Pokémon Legend: Arceus -Launched on the same day in January. However, if you think this is just a coincidence, then February is your best choice.In the shortest month of the year, we have Fading light 2 Keep humanity, Horizon Forbidden West, Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, Saint Street, King of Fighters XV, And a promising fighter Sifu.

However, after the first few months, things slowed down…at least for games with difficult release dates. Of course, you have a new entry in the long-running racing simulation series, Sports car 7, D&D-meets-Borderlands predator shooting game, Little Tina’s Wonderland, And the exciting retro strategy RPG, Triangle strategy, March, and Stalker 2: Chernobyl Heart It was released in April, but after that, there were few reliable release dates. You know, apart from Bethesda’s next big title, Star field, For some reason, its release date is already November 11, 2022; I think maybe this date is to commemorate Bethesda’s most popular game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which was launched on November 11, 2011 ——Who knows? But the popular is not limited to games with a fixed release date.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel

Beyond the opening ceremony

Most of the games that have dated are undeniable heavyweight games, but if you delve into the wider list of games currently planned to be released in 2022, you will find that we are only scratching the surface.Just watching AAA games, we have many great games, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel, God of War: Ragnarok, Red fall, Bayonet 3, Splatoon 3, Marvel’s midnight sun, LEGO Star Wars: Legend of Skywalker, Mario + Rabbids Fire of Hope, Rainbow Six Extraction, Kirby and the Forgotten Place, And many others.This doesn’t even include smaller (but equally exciting) games that are reminiscent of the beloved franchises in the past, such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Revenge of the Shredder with Metal Slug Tactics.

The sequel to the popular game, including Two-point campus, Salt and sacrifice, Plague Story: Requiem, Company of Heroes III, Slime Rancher 2, The Legend of Flower Language 2: The Minotaur Prince, with Ground lock 2 It is also in the to-do list, making players look forward to it more. at the same time, Callisto Agreement Will pay tribute to the dead space, and Yongyou Biography: Hundred Heroes Will definitely please the fans of Water Optoelectronics.Those who are embedded in the comics world are more worth looking forward to than the aforementioned Midnight Sun, because DC has also brought heat to WB Games Montréal Gotham Knight And Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Killing the Justice League It is scheduled for next year.

God of War: Ragnarok

There is no denying that there are some incredible games waiting to be released in 2022, but before we get too excited about the coronation ceremony, I think some points are correct.

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When I look at the long list of games currently planned for 2022, I definitely think it is better than in the past few years. However, how does it compare with the best year ever? Many points like 1997 (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy VII, Goldeneye 007, Star Fox 64), 1998 (Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Half-Life, StarCraft, Banjo-Kazui , Dragon Spyro, Metal Gear Solid) Solid, Resident Evil 2, Grand Theft Auto, Gran Turismo, Pokémon Red and Blue, Baldur’s Gate, Mario Party) or 2007 (Assassin’s Creed, Mass Effect, Call of Duty 4) : Modern Warfare, Portal, BioShock, Super Mario Galaxy, Rock Band, Crysis, God of War II) as the greatest era in game history, but often overlooked is the late 2010s.

For example, just a few years ago, in 2017, we ushered in a new competitor for the greatest year ever, because players were hit by a series of great games, many of which are now considered the greatest games of all time one. In that calendar year, including the release of Nintendo Switch, players received Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn, Persona 5, Neal: Automata, Fortnite, Resident Evil 7, Hollow Knight, Sony Frenzy, Night in the Woods, Hell’s Blade: Senna’s Sacrifice, Mario + Mad Rabbit: Kingdom Wars, Splatoon 2, Injustice 2, Uncharted Seas: Lost Legacy, Nioh, Origins of Assassin’s Creed, Teacup Head, Divine Realm: Original Sin II, Prey, Relics of Edith Finch, Metroid: Return of Sams, Destiny 2, and a surprising number of other large-scale acclaimed games.

Then, just a year later, the greatness of the industry doubled in 2018, including Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Forza Horizon 4, Austria The Return of Bla Din, Dragon Ball Warrior Z, Frost Punk, Monster Hunter: World, Azure, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Breach and Death Cell. However, as great as 2017 and 2018, those early years that laid the foundation for the series and genres we still love today always have an advantage when talking about the best years ever.

Although looking at the list of games launched in 2022, it mainly includes sequels and new series from mature developers, but players can expect a large number of new franchises to take root next year. The trick to predicting ahead is that we don’t know that many new franchises are worth watching until we get closer to their release dates and learn more about them. Is it possible for us to get the first game in the next series to compete with Grand Theft Auto in 2022? This is unlikely. But it is also entirely possible that we will be completely deceived, and this article does not even mention the game we are most clearly related to in 2022, when we recall ourselves in the future.

Senna's Legend: Hell's Blade II

Senna’s Legend: Hell’s Blade II


Who knows whether 2022 will have the same historical significance as 1997, 1998, or 2007, but with so many games that take advantage of past success and continue previous game formulas, there may be more possibilities to become good games than any of those years. This list also does not consider any number of accidental hits that may appear but are not within our radar range. After all, in 2014, how many people can foresee that crowdfunding indie games like Undertale will become one of the most popular games in 2015?

Not to mention, many publishers have recently developed the habit of shortening the marketing cycle. Take 2021 as an example; we don’t know that games like Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Metroid Fear, and Forza Horizon 5 even exist as we enter this year. How many of these games will be released in the summer of 2022, and only then in the following holiday season?In addition, there are currently no other games with an official release window, such as Overwatch 2, Senna’s Legend: Hell’s Blade II, with fable, Finally get the release date for the next calendar year? Although 2022 may seem crazy, it may become more complicated.

Of course, as we have seen in the past two years, no game release date can be guaranteed, especially if the pandemic continues to affect the way development studios operate. In addition, any game, regardless of studio, pedigree, or franchise, can fail. Nonetheless, with so many exciting games planned to enter our home in the next 15 months, the biggest problem is figuring out where we can find the money to buy all these games, and how do we find the time to actually play them.

How to find you so far in 2022? Which version are you most interested in? If everything planned for 2022 goes according to plan and is as good as expected, will this year be the greatest year ever? If you feel it is necessary, please give your voice in the comments below. Otherwise, I wish you a good day.