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Upcoming Xbox One games for 2022 and beyond

Upcoming Xbox One games - Clockwise from top left - Hellblade 2, Saints Row (2022), Rainbow Six Extraction, and Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
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There are some really exciting upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to in 2022 with so many titles set to launch on the Xbox family in general, with plenty of Xbox exclusives scheduled to launch over the next 12 months or so.

Even with the current-gen Xbox Series X and all of the upcoming Xbox Series X games, many titles are still heading to the Xbox One, including some of the most highly anticipated games like Saints Row, and Marvel's Midnight Suns. So, if you haven't been able to snag the latest Xbox console as a result of the limited Xbox Series X stock, you'll still have a lot to tuck into. 

In this list, we've highlighted all of the upcoming Xbox One games we're really excited about and looking forward to. We've also put every entry in release date order, so you can get your wishlist ready with ease.  

2022

Evil Dead: The Game

The four playable characters in Evil Dead: The Game

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Release date: May 13, 2022  
Genre: Survival Horror / Co-op

What is it? A four-player co-op horror based on the Evil Dead franchise.

Play as Ash and friends in this new survival horror game, where you must work together to explore, loot, and find key items that'll help you seal the rift between worlds. Locales and storylines are inspired by all three of the Evil Dead movies, along with the Ash vs Evil Dead TV show.

Two Point Campus

Two Point Campus

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Release date: August 9, 2022  
Genre: Sim

What is it? The latest management sim from the team behind Two Point Hospital (and the original creators of Theme Hospital).

Two Point Campus is the next step in the journey for the Two Point universe, as we move away from medicine and right onto college. You'll have to look after everything from the design and layout of your brand new school to the intricate details surrounding the happiness and well-being of your students. It's a much more personal level of sim than before, and all the more fun for it.

Saints Row

Saints Row

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Release date: August 23, 2022  
Genre: Action

What is it? A Saints Row reboot for the new generation. 

Saints Row is back, but rather than a sequel to Saints Row 4, developer Volition is delivering a reboot that's more grounded than the series has been in recent years. You'll be exploring the origin story of The Saints, playing again as the fully customizable Boss with a small crew. It'll be up to you to define what sort of crime empire they build though, with the city of Santo Ileso yours to take for yourself - well if you can get by the other gangs of course.

TBC 2022

Marvel's Midnight Suns

Marvel's Midnight Suns

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Release date: TBC 2022  
Genre: Strategy 

What is it? A brand new strategy game from Firaxis.

Imagine XCOM but with a roster of Marvel superheroes to choose from, and you've basically got Marvel's Midnight Suns. You'll play as The Hunter, the first fully customizable Marvel character, and you'll be leading a selection of heroes from a pick of 12 against Lillith, Mother of Demons. Same turn-based combat you know and love from Firaxis, but on a whole new scale. 

Somerville

Somerville

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Release date: TBC 2022
Genre: Adventure 

What is it? A narrative adventure where we play as a family trying to survive amidst a sci-fi catastrophe. 

When a project is from a studio led by the founder of Limbo and Inside developer Playdead, you know that it’s not going to be all kittens and rainbows. The beautifully stylized Somerville looks like another agonizingly stressful narrative journey as we follow a family through a major disaster. Given that we’re even joined by the family dog, you can just tell that the threat of loss amidst chaos is going to be a pervasive theme. At least we have until 2022 to prepare. 

Party Animals 

Party Animals

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Release date: TBC 2022  
Genre: Party game

What is it? A chaotic physics-based brawler with adorable pudgy animals and absurd weaponry.  

There’s absolutely no shortage of party games where the name of the game is to annihilate your friends but none of them let you play as a kitten or a corgi and force you to fight over gummy bears. Party Animals is the latest in a long line of physics-based chaos machines but stands out with its frankly adorable roster of characters. A dinosaur called Underbite, Carrot the bunny, and Otta the, well, otter are all waiting for you to arm them with crossbows and kill each other in hilarious ways. How could we disappoint them?  

A Plague Tale: Requiem 

A Plague Tale: Requiem

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Release date: TBC 2022
Genre: Action adventure 

What is it? A trip back to the rat-infested world of 14th century France with a pair of young siblings 

A Plague Tale: Innocence was a lovely rat-packed surprise when it launched back in 2019 (no, a rat didn’t write this) but we really didn’t expect a sequel from Asobo Studio. A Plague Tale: Requiem though will continue to follow brother and sister duo Hugo and Amicia as they, this time, try and escape a curse. Once again we’re promised a ‘brutal, uncaring world’ to explore and the trailer had a literal giant wave of rodents so we know the glittering-eyed beasties will return too. Here we were thinking we could say ‘rats all folks…’

Skull and Bones

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Release date: TBC 2022
Genre: Pirate ship sim

What is it? A naval combat game themed around pirates and being a pirate. 

Although it's been delayed, and delayed, you should still be excited about Skull and Bones. Taking inspiration, and source material, from the naval combat sections of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, Skull and Bones is all about making masts crumble into matchsticks, bringing multiplayer to that watery combat with big boats and a lot of loot. There's a single-player campaign too, where you can practice your best Jack Sparrow impression, we're just not sure when you'll actually get to play it.

TBC

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

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Release date: TBC
Genre: RPG

What is it? A vampire RPG - need we say more?

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 throws you into the seedy underbelly of Seattle where creatures roam, but thankfully you're a vampire. Turned as an act of vampire terrorism during the 'Mass Embrace', you'll soon get caught up in vampire faction politics, where you're still just trying to deal with your new way of life. This is an RPG at its core too, filled with player choices, a strong narrative, and branching dialogue options too. 

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Hellblade 2

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Release date: TBC
Genre: Adventure

What is it? A surprise sequel to Hellblade coming to Xbox Series X. 

Okay, so technically this is really for our list of upcoming Xbox Series X games, but we have a sneaking suspicion it may well also launch across the Xbox One family too. The sequel, called Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, is a bit of a mystery right now. Every unnerving trailer we've had suggests another harrowing journey for our troubled hero though.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 

Release date: TBC
Genre: Action-adventure, space exploration    

What is it? The long (looooooong) awaited prequel to the last-last-gen classic. 

Space monkeys. A vast sector of the universe to explore with your ever-expanding ship crew. Gameplay that scales from ground-level, action-adventure to full-scale, interstellar flight. A densely textured, philosophically fuelled civilization that explores slavery, control, genetic engineering, cultural cross-pollination, and all the long-term, spiraling knock-on effects that come with that. Beyond Good & Evil 2 might have taken the best part of 15 years to appear, but Michel Ancel’s follow-up looks so, so much grander, more exciting, and more thoughtful than we ever imagined it could be. 

Sam Loveridge
Sam Loveridge

Sam Loveridge is the Global Editor-in-Chief of GamesRadar, and joined the team in August 2017. Sam came to GamesRadar after working at TrustedReviews, Digital Spy, and Fandom, following the completion of an MA in Journalism. In her time, she's also had appearances on The Guardian, BBC, and more. Her experience has seen her cover console and PC games, along with gaming hardware, for over seven years, and for GamesRadar, she is in charge of reviews, best lists, and the overall running of the site and its staff. Her gaming passions lie with weird simulation games, big open-world RPGs, and beautifully crafted indies. Basically, she loves all games that aren't sports or fighting titles!