2022 is here and as is the tradition at the start of a new year, we are looking ahead at what is coming to our PCs and Consoles in the coming months. As always this is based on what we know is coming, not unannounced titles that will surely get released during the year. Without any further ado, let’s kick things off with the FPS titles that plan to get our blood pumping in 2021.
The Most Anticipated FPS Games for 2022
Dying Light 2
Dying Light 2 has been a long time coming. For years we have been waiting for this game to get a release, but with one final delay in 2021, it looks like it is finally going to happen on the 4th of Feb. Considering the game has gone gold, I am willing to finally lock that in as a sure thing.
As for the game, it looks to further refine the fun of the original title with better parkour and combat along with new systems like interactive colonies and moralities. Honestly, every time I see this game in action I get more excited and I can’t wait to finally jump in when the game is released in a few short weeks.
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
What do you get when you dive into the mind of the universe’s ultimate 16-year-old explosives expert? Why, a game of Dungeons and Dragons of course.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is taking the Borderlands franchise into fantasy territory, using the D&D veneer to help sell the world in a unique way. I have been impressed with what I have seen so far, but there is still the question of how the gameplay will actually differ from the standard Borderlands titles.
Regardless, you can expect magic, guns and jokes aplenty when the game is released on the 25th of March 2022.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl
Like your FPS shooters dark and depressing? Finished the Metro series and thought “Well, that was a bit too light-hearted for me.” Need more post-apocalypse Russia in your games? Then you are in luck as S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 is coming and is looking to tick all of those boxes and more.
What we have seen so far is undoubtedly dark, but stunning nonetheless and I am sure that this title will finally bring the franchise into the consciousness of the mainstream gamer, not just a cult hit among PC diehards.
We will know for sure when it hits Xbox and PC on the 28th of April.
Rainbow Six: Extraction
It is fair to say that Ubisoft is taking a lot of liberties with the name “Tom Clancy” at the moment. From cartoony shooters to dodgy mobile games, it seems that the late author’s name has been plastered on just about everything, most of which would have him rolling in his grave.
But of all the Tom Clancy projects in the works, Rainbow Six: Extraction looks to be the most exciting, giving tactical FPS fans some PvE fun against an alien threat. Could it be called anything else and not besmirch the Author’s once-great name? Sure, but it still looks like a blast.
See for yourself when it launches in a few short weeks on the 2oth of January.
Redfall makes it in this list based on very little information. Why is that? Well, one word, Arkane. Their reputation for amazingly unique and engaging FPS titles is well earned and that is more than enough for me to be excited for the release of Redfall.
What we do know is it is a 1-4 player title with multiple unique characters taking on hordes of Vampires, so it looks to be taking on the Left 4 Dead genre. Apart from that, we don’t know much and I think there is every chance this will slip into 2023, but I am excited all the same.