2022 is a year filled with many promising titles. If you’re a gamer looking to find some excitement this year, you should be ready to play any of our picks for the top RPG games of 2022. In this list, we’ve covered some of the most amazing releases this year. With the amount of amazing stuff we’ve seen, 2022 is sure to excite anyone ready to be immersed in a brand new RPG world.
9. Final Fantasy 16
While no release date has been set as of the time of writing this description, Final Fantasy XVI could be released in 2022. Right now, there are few details on what this game will include. However, it appears that the game’s campaign pits nations against one another, with political fights and Dominants taking center stage. This game will undoubtedly be the next significant installment in a beloved long-running franchise, and we’ll be keeping an eye on it.
8. Hogwarts Legacy
Hogwarts Legacy is a new role-playing game set before the Harry Potter books and films. Instead, this game is set in the late 1800s, and we play as a Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry late admittance student. We’ve been waiting for further information on this game, but it appears that players will be able to freely roam the game map. That might be enough to entice certain IP enthusiasts who want a closer look at some of the game’s locations. Of course, this implies that gamers will be able to explore various regions of the school as well as the adjacent grounds.
7. Elex II
If you liked Elex, the 2017 action RPG, a sequel may pique your interest. The first game received mixed reviews, however the sequel takes place after the events of the first. When a new alien menace arrives, Jax must once again fight for peace across the land. Only by unifying the various groups will Jax be able to defeat this new power. This is another action role-playing game that focuses on a variety of decisions and their effects. NPCs may leave your group, get murdered, or remember what you’ve done in the past if new assistance is required, depending on your choices.
6. Babylon’s Fall
For some, Babylon’s Fall may have flown under the radar, but the game has managed to be more impressive than expected upon release. This is a fast-paced hack-and-slash action game. If you’re familiar with PlatinumGames, you’ll recognize this as their strong suit. Nier: Automata and Bayonetta were created by these people. Overall, the game revolves around a large tower known as the Ziggurat, which players must climb to the top of. It’ll be a grueling battle as players must scale many floors to reach the top. Fortunately, you’ll have some flexibility in terms of the weapons and gear you bring with you, though weaponry will ultimately deplete, so players will need to be careful with their gear and make sure it can last long enough to go through certain encounters.
5. Pokemon Legends: Arceus
Game Freak’s development team has released a completely new Pokemon game that promises some impressive changes for the franchise. Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the newest installment, and fans have been praising its rich new experience. This game is set in the Hisui region, before it was known as the Sinnoh region, many years ago. Players are faced with a slightly different perspective on the game, which places our protagonist in a time before Pokemon Leagues existed. In this game, you’ll be heading out into the world in search of new species to investigate. You can also attempt to catch a Pokemon in the open by throwing a Pokeball before entering the combat phase this time around.
4. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
Borderlands: Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a new spin-off game from the Borderlands series. Despite the fact that this is a Borderlands spin-off, you are not required to play the Borderlands games. Instead, gamers will be able to enjoy this game without any restrictions, and it will be unique. With this game, we’re following Tiny Tina, the rambunctious young girl from Borderlands 2, on a fantastical adventure. Players will still be able to use firearms, but there will be more melee and magical spells available to use against your opponent.
3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was initially a huge success. Link was thrown into an open-world action-adventure game by the video game. Players have to fight Ganon and a variety of deadly adversaries strewn throughout the land. Like previous chapters, there are many puzzles to complete, gear to discover, and a princess to save. Nintendo is releasing a sequel as a result of the game’s popularity.
2. Horizon Forbidden West
Aloy appears to have set her sights on exploring the western edges of the Pacific Coast in this current game. It is here that she hears of a new plague that is killing both humans and plants. Players will have to once again preserve humanity, but this time there will be new mechanical adversaries and hostile human factions that have figured out how to take control of these animals. Horizon Zero Dawn is presently available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, although you may recall that it was launched on PC a few years after the PlayStation 4 version.
1. Elden Ring
FromSoftware is a large game development studio well known for creating the infamous Souls series. The game series is not only tough but also quite popular, and a new game, Elden Ring, was recently released. This is yet another fresh new action RPG under the direction of Hidetaka Miyazaki. Author George R.R. Martin, who is stepping in to enhance the game’s lore, is another credible figure that has piqued players’ curiosity in the game. If you’re not familiar with George R.R. Martin, he’s the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, which was transformed into the hit HBO series Game of Thrones.