New games for 2022 to add to your wishlist

We're fast approaching the end of the year, and that means the next few weeks are stacked with the last batch of new games for 2022. If the high profile Fall releases that have come out in recent weeks – such as Gotham Knights, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, Scorn, and New Tales from the Borderlands – haven't caught your attention, perhaps you'll find something of interest below. 

Whether you're looking for upcoming PS5 games like God of War Ragnarok, a number of upcoming Xbox Series X games, or some really intriguing upcoming Switch games and upcoming horror games. It's well worth digging into this list of all the new games of 2022 so that you don't miss out.

Below you'll find our breakdown of all the major new games of 2022, in order of release, although you can check out our guide to video game release dates if you're after a more comprehensive list of everything that's set to release in the next three months. If you're curious about what's coming out next year (and beyond), then you'll want to check out list of the new games of 2023

In the meantime, keep on scrolling as we take you through all of the new games for 2022 that are set to launch before the end of December.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare 2 screenshot

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Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC
Release date: October 28, 2022

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is officially en route from developer Infinity Ward and will see the return of Task Force 141 from the 2019 reboot of the series. It's narratively going to be a continuation of that story, which ended with Captain Price sitting down with CIA handler Kate Laswell to discuss Victor Zakhaev, along with General Shepherd. While we wait for multiplayer to drop on October 28, you can read our early access Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 review in progress. 

Bayonetta 3 

Bayonetta 3 screenshot

(Image credit: PlatinumGames)

Platform(s): Switch
Release date: October 28, 2022

Thank you Nintendo: first you made Bayonetta 2 possible by bankrolling a Wii U sequel, and now you're giving Platinum fans more of their favourite bullet-blasting witch with Bayonetta 3 on the Switch. PlatinumGames is promising a big overhaul of the core combat systems, more absurd encounter designs, and some visuals that are going to push the Nintendo Switch to breaking point. We can't wait. 



(Image credit: Square Enix)

Platform(s): PC, Nintendo Switch
Release date: November 4, 2022

During the June Nintendo Direct Mini, Square Enix announced a new life sim RPG complete with farming, fishing, dungeons, and more. In Harvestella, you can go about your daily life however you wish, getting to know the locals, exploring the setting of Lethe, and tending to your crops. But as time passes and the seasons change, you'll have to prepare yourself for a dangerous season known as Quietus. During this time, it's said that plants will wither away and people can't go outside because of the emergence of deadly dust. 

Sonic Frontiers

Sonic Frontiers

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Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC
Release date: November 8, 2022

The famous blue hedgehog is back for a new adventure where you'll experience what is described as "open-zone freedom". Taking on powerful foes as you make your way through Starfall islands, you'll find yourself speeding across forested areas, desertland, and more. The debut cinematic trailer for Sonic Frontiers which was showcased during the Game Awards 2021 gave us a look at some of these landscapes, with towering structures and vast waterfalls. 

God of War: Ragnarok

God of war Ragnarok

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Platform(s): PS5, PS4
Release date: November 9, 2022

God of War Ragnarok broke the internet with its latest trailer, showing Kratos and a much bigger Atreus facing family strife as they take on Freya, Thor, and the impending Ragnarok. Eric Willaims has taken over directing duties from Cory Barlog, and the story will see father and son travel to new realms like Vanaheim, Svartalfheim, and Asgard and meet new characters like Angrboda and Odin. This will be the final part of God of War's Norse saga. 


Pentiment screenshot

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Platform(s): Xbox Series X, PC
Release date: November 15, 2022

Obsidian's second major Xbox exclusive of 2022, following the release of Grounded from Early Access, is Pentiment. It's a bit of a weird one – and that's absolutely a good thing. The studio responsible for The Outer Worlds and Fallout: New Vegas is working on a historical mystery narrative game where you set about trying to solve a series of murders over a span of 25 years in 16th century Germany. With its focus on character development and choice-driven storytelling, Pentiment is shaping up to be one of the most unique games of the year. It's one of our most anticipated upcoming Obsidian games for a reason!

Warzone 2

Modern Warfare 2 screenshot

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Platform(s): PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Pc
Release date: November 16, 2022

Modern Warfare 2 launches on October 28 and it's set to usher in a new era of Call of Duty. Just two weeks later, Warzone 2 will launch and it's one of the most exciting new battle royale games in years. Built on the foundations of Modern Warfare 2's advanced gunplay and movement mechanics, Warzone 2 arrives with a brand new map, a new approach to looting and loadouts, and some forward-thinking approaches to respawning and circle shrinking. This one is going to be big. 

Goat Simulator 3

Goat Simulator 3 screenshot

(Image credit: Coffee Stain)

Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series X
Release date: November 17, 2022

Nope, you didn't miss Goat Simulator 2. Coffee Stain has decided to skip the second instalment entirely, and has instead run head first into Goat Simulator 3 – and it looks as absurd as you'd expect it to be. With a sprawling new sandbox to rip apart and an advanced physics system to wrap your head around, Goat Simulator 3 is set to be a ridiculous playground that will also support four-player co–op, should you want to invite your friends into the carnage. 

The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me

The Devil in Me

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Platform(s): PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One
Release date: November 18, 2022

Supermassive Games is set to drop the season one finale of The Dark Pictures Anthology. The Devil in Me is an interactive drama and survival horror experience, this time following a documentary crew as they head into a modern-day replica of serial killer H.H. Holmes' infamous Murder Castle. With five playable protagonists, a multi-linear narrative, and setting where life and death is defined by player choice, we're keen to see whether the studio can stick the landing on its anthology experiment. 

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Release date: November 18, 2022

There's another Pokemon game coming in 2022, and it's a duo. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are arriving towards the end of the year and will deliver a truly open-world adventure. Building on what we got with Pokemon Legends: Arceus, this will be a world with no borders, allowing you to explore freely and catch Pokemon. It'll also introduce the Gen 9 Pokedex, and be based on Spanish / Mediterranean cities. 

Warhammer 40K: Darktide

Warhammer 40k: Darktide

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Platform(s): PC, Xbox Series X
Release date: November 30, 2022

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is an all-new co-op action game from the team that brought you the Vermintide series. You'll be able to create your own character, define their skillset, and then push into some gorgeously gritty sci-fi settings to slay hordes of horrible monsters. Fatshark is promising an evolution of Vermintide 2's melee systems, which are now joined by Warhammer 40K's chunky gunplay. Whether you're playing alone or with friends, Darktide will surely be a riot. 

Marvel's Midnight Suns 

Marvel's Midnight Suns

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Platform(s): PS5, Xbox Series X, PC
Release date:
December 2, 2022

Firaxis, the developer behind the XCOM series, is bringing us Marvel's Midnight Suns - a supernatural strategy game featuring 12 iconic Marvel heroes. These Midnight Suns characters are banding together to take on Lillith, the Mother of Demons. But, they'll also need help from The Hunter – aka you, the first-ever customizable Marvel hero. Marvel's Midnight Suns is set to launch on PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC December 2, and a release on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch is expected for 2023. 

The Callisto Protocol 

The Callisto Protocol

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Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S
Release date: December 2, 2022

Fans of survival horror may want to have The Callisto Protocol on their internal motion sensor. Debuting from new studio Striking Distance, the next-gen survival horror game takes place within a maximum security prison on Jupiter's moon, and promises plenty of gruesome alien nightmare fuel. Devised from Glen Schofield, the man we have to thank for Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol also technically takes place in the PUBG universe - yes, that PUBG universe. See, now you're interested. 

High on Life

High on Life screenshot

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Platform(s): PC, Xbox Series X/S
Release date: December 13, 2022

High on Life is a new comedy adventure from Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland. Taking on the role of a high school graduate who doesn't really have much going on, you find yourself becoming an intergalactic bounty hunter who takes on an alien cartel that invades earth to use humanity as a new drug. Oh, and you'll be teaming up with colorful, talking guns. 

Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core Reunion

Final Fantasy 7 Crisis Core Reunion

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Developer: Square Enix
Platform(s): PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch
Release date: December 13, 2022

Square Enix is finally plucking Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 out of the locked PSP library vault and bringing it to other platforms. Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core Reunion is a beautiful-looking remaster of the Final Fantasy 7 prequel which launched all the way back in 2007. It features HD graphics, new 3D models, updated combat to bring it in-line with the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and so much more. It looks great, and we can't wait to play it later this year. 

TBC 2022


Highwater reveal trailer

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Release date: December 2022
Platform(s): PC, Android, iOS 

The upcoming indie from developer Demagog Studio is an isometric strategy adventure we first got a glimpse of during Summer Game Fest 2022. With a beautiful artstyle, Highwater takes place in a world hit by a climate catastrophe. In its flooded setting, you'll follow a character by the name of Niko who sets out on a journey by boat. Joined by friends who Niko picks up along the way, it includes turn-based combat that sees you having to make use of elements in the environment. 

Atomic Heart

Atomic Heart

(Image credit: Mundfish)

Platform(s): PS5, Xbox Series X, PC, PS4, Xbox One
Release date: December 2022

Atomic Heart is a weird, atmospheric horror shooter with some of the freakiest looking monsters we've seen in recent memory, and we can't look away. Originally announced in 2020, Mundfish's vision of a dystopian USSR equipped with robots and holograms is now due to launch on PS5, Xbox Series X, PC, and last-gen consoles.

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