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2022 games: all the new and upcoming games this year


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We're in the home stretch for 2022, but we've got all the skull-faced gun weirdos of the Fall release window between us and the year's end. Tighten on those suppressors, folks: it's Call of Duty month. There's been a little something for everyone this year, from huge new PC games like Total War: Warhammer 3 and the long-awaited, long-memed Elden Ring, to a great new way to play indie favorites with Valve's handheld Steam Deck. And we're sure to have more new favorites before we settle in for Winter.

Best of the best

Crusader Kings 3

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Best PC games: All-time favorites
Best free PC games: Freebie fest
Best laptop games: Low-specs 

When you look at our list of the biggest games in 2022, you might feel a sense of déjà vu. It's true: some of the biggest games of yesteryear arrived late, if they've even arrived at all. Covid-19 and major developers working from home for most of 2020 and 2021 meant that last year was absolutely stacked with delays on games big and small.

It's a trend that's held up through 2022, with plenty of eagerly-awaited titles pushed into the nebulous future. But don't worry: however fake time might feel nowadays, we're still watching the calendar. To help you keep track of what you'll actually be playing this year, we'll keep this list up to date when release dates move to later points in the year or, more likely at this point, into 2023. 

Don't check out now, though. Holiday season looms, and there are plenty of quality 2022 games to come. Some are still waiting for their release times, so our TBA section is worth checking for fantastic-looking games that haven't nailed down a precise release date in the last handful of months. There's the usual hefty heap of shooters to dig into, a World of Warcraft expansion waiting in the wings, and a couple varieties of superheroes hanging around. And as always, the many excellent indie games that are too easy to overlook. Keep checking back to make sure you don't miss out on the smaller gems before the year ends.

Here's your guide to all the new games of 2022 coming to PC.

2022 Games: The biggest upcoming games

2022 Games: January

January is kicking off the year with two excellent PC ports of console games. Monster Hunter Rise is following in the new tradition of Monster Hunter games on PC while Kratos breaks new ground by bringing God of War to PC for the first time. Not a bad start to 2022. 

Biggest January 2022 games

All release dates for January 2022 games

2022 Games: February

After that good warmup in January, things are really scheduled to heat up in February. Elden Ring and Total War: Warhammer 3 are two big, highly anticipated games launching fresh on PC. They're joined by Dying Light 2, which is finally arriving after multiple delays.

Biggest February 2022 games

All release dates for February 2022 games

2022 Games: March

Leading off as we start to move towards spring is the adorable looking fox-powered action-adventure Tunic, followed up by a re-imagining of SquareEnix's original entry in the series in Final Fantasy Origins.

Biggest March 2022 games

All release dates for March 2022 games

2022 Games: April

April is looking like a light month for PC gamers, but there are a couple deep cut classics making unlikely returns. The weird 90s platformer Glover is getting a new PC release and Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers is coming to PC too. The next LEGO: Star Wars game arrives this month as well with a series-spanning cast.

Biggest April 2022 games

All release dates for April 2022 games

2022 Games: May

Like April, May is a little on the slow side for new game releases this year. While we wait for some big announcements headed into the summer, there are a few awaited early access indie games alongside a new Warhammer game and Evil Dead.

Biggest May 2022 games

All release dates for May 2022 games

2022 Games: June

If April and May were slow for new releases, June is looking glacial. Even so, we've got the PC release of Diablo Immortal to ring in the month, and a slate of expansions and early access games to—hopefully—hold us over into summer.

June new games highlights

All release dates for June 2022 games

2022 Games: July

July's list of new PC games may be even shorter than June's this year, but we've gotten two pretty worthwhile breakout hits from it. Cat puzzler Stray has captured the internet's heart and MultiVersus has proven to be a much more worthy Smash contender than Nickelodeon's attempt in 2021.

Biggest July 2022 games

All release dates for July 2022 games

2022 Games: August

August is set to explode with a fresh Saints Row reboot and another of Sam Barlow's mysterious FMV story games.

Biggest August 2022 games

All release dates for August 2022 games

2022 Games: September

September might not be laden with triple-A titans, but that isn't stopping a landslide of games from licensed properties. If you love brands, there's something for you this month—whether it's building your own little Disneyland, or slapping beefy anime meatheads and their psychic ghosts together.

Biggest September 2022 games

All release dates for September 2022 games

2022 Games: October

It's happening: the autumn releases are upon us. Overwatch 2 is kicking the gate open, with Gotham Knights following behind and Call of Duty closing out the month. Not the most earth-shattering lead-in to the holiday season, but you're going to be hearing a lot of Warzone talk over the next few months, surely.

Biggest October 2022 games

All release dates for October 2022 games

2022 Games: November

Biggest November 2022 games

All release dates for November 2022 games

2022 Games: December

2022 Games: Dates To Be Announced

Possible new games in 2022

2022 dates TBA

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