Upcoming PC games: The best new games to look forward to in 2022 and beyond

There are plenty of incredible games coming to PC this year and beyond. From upcoming triple-A games to highly hyped gems, there’s plenty to look forward to, whatever your gaming passion.

Whatever your platform of choice – Steam, Epic, Ubisoft Connect or Origin, there are loads of new PC games to add to your wishlist as well. These new games include bleeding-edge titles with ray tracing capabilities, as well as updates to your favourite RPGs, shooters and co-op masterpieces.

The following is a hand-picked selection of games we’ve seen and are excited for. We’re sure you will be too.

Two Point Campus

  • Release date: 9 August 2022
  • Type: Simulation
  • Publisher: Two Point Studios
  • See it on Steam

From the creators of Two Point Hospital comes Two Point Campus, a game that lets you create and manage your very own academic institution. What will happen in your University?

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered

  • Release date: 12 August 2022
  • Type: Action
  • Publisher: PlayStation Studios/Nixxes Software
  • See it on Steam

Marvel’s Spider-Man is being remastered for PC. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s also been confirmed that Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be coming to PC shortly afterwards as well. The remaster of the game will also include Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps DLC. So plenty of Spiderman content to get your teeth into.

Saints Row

  • Release date: 23 August 2022
  • Type: Third-person shooter
  • Publisher: Deep Silver/Koch
  • See it on Epic

Saints Row is making a return with an action-packed reboot. Like many other games on our list, it’s been pushed back a few times, but is still set to please. The team is promising the best Saints Row game yet, which is going to be quite a challenge as the series has always been pretty great.

Recent showcases of what’s coming include a look at the insane customisation levels possible in the game. This includes right down to the gloss on your teeth and even muscle and vein definition. The game has now gone gold with the 23 August release date still happening.

Overwatch 2

  • Release date: 4 October 2022
  • Type: Team-based multiplayer shooter
  • Publisher: Activision-Blizzard
  • See it on Battlenet

Overwatch 2 is set to replace the original game and shake things up a bit. There’ll be a battlepass system for a start and the game is changing from 6 vs 6 to 5 vs 5. Other interesting changes are happening too, so head over to our guide to find out more.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

  • Release date: 18 October 2022
  • Type: Action-adventure
  • Publisher: Focus Entertainment
  • See it on Steam

Join Amicia and Hugo through a brutal world full of plague and dangers. Struggle to survive against all odds while fighting, sneaking and unleashing the massive swarm of rats.

Scorn

  • Release date: 21 October 2022
  • Type: Horror adventure
  • Publisher: Ebb Software
  • See it on Steam

Scorn is an atmospheric horror adventure game in development by Ebb Software. It was originally scheduled to release in 2018, but is still yet to appear. It is inspired by the works of H.R. Giger who was part of the special effects team for the film Alien. The trailer certainly shows some horrific visuals and a spine-tingling atmosphere that fans of the genre will love.

Gotham Knights

Batman is dead and now it’s up to Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin to protect Gotham City from the fiends that causing chaos on the city streets.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is on the way. This is a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare and one that sees the return of solid fan favourite characters that should get COD enthusiasts excited. Infinity Ward also claims that the game is going to be revolutionary so we’re looking forward to seeing what that means.

Skull & Bones

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag proved incredibly popular and spiked interest in pirating based-shenanigans on the high seas. Since then, we’ve seen Sea of Thieves and the hilarity of Blackwake but Ubisoft’s Skull & Bones is making waves in the build-up to launch. Become the pirate captain you’ve always wanted to be and battle on the high seas on your own or with up to five other players. Grease the gangplank and ready the mainsail, this is surely going to be a glorious grog-swilling romp.

Company of Heroes 3

  • Release date: 17 November 2022
  • Type: Turned-based RTS
  • Publisher: SEGA
  • See it on Steam

Company of Heroes is coming back. This time with a Mediterranean campaign where you’ll be commanding ground, air and naval forces too. This new addition to the series promises authentic new gameplay features as well as everything you know and love from Company of Heroes including skirmishes, a campaign and multiplayer. New soldier animations, enhanced AI, realistic squad reactions and a destructible environment should make Company of Heroes 3 a joy for any fan of the series.

A recent cinematic trailer shows the African campaign and there’s an in-depth look into gameplay too.

Goat Simulator 3

  • Release date: 17 November 2022
  • Type: Simulation
  • Publisher: Coffee Stain Publishing AB
  • See it on Epic

Coffee Stain has hilariously revealed that it’s working on the next instalment of Goat Simulator, skipping Goat Simulator 2 and going straight into the third. Also amusingly the trailer has Dead Island 2 vibes, though we hope this game doesn’t take as long to appear.

The latest trailer pitches your chance to pre-order as pre-udder and gives a hilarious view of the daftness of the game.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

  • Release date: 30 November 2022
  • Type: Hack and Slash/FPS
  • Publisher: Fatshark
  • See it on Steam

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is pitched as a “visceral” four-player co-op action game with healthy amounts of FPS action too. In this one, you’ll be playing with your friends fighting off hordes of enemies to defend the city before it succumbs to Chaos.

This Warhammer 40K game was originally set to release a tad earlier this year but has now been pushed back a bit.

Return to Monkey Island

Finally, it’s coming, the game we’ve been waiting for. The follow-up to the Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge. Adventure awaits!

Atomic Heart

  • Release date: Q4 2022
  • Type: FPS action-adventure
  • Publisher: Mundfish
  • See it on Steam

A quirky, gory and fairly awesome-looking FPS set in an alternative universe in the heart of the Soviet Union. Players will take on the role of a special agent who has been sent a highly secret object and is desperately trying to investigate what’s going on. Weird creatures, robots and a multitude of customisable weapons certainly make this one appear intriguing if nothing else.

Forza Motorsport

Five years after the release of Forza Motorsport 7 the next game in the franchise is appearing. This is essentially Forza Motorsport 8 but by another name. Fans of the series will be pleased to hear that several tracks are making a comeback including Maple Valley, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and Laguna Seca Raceway. The new Motorsport release is also promising dynamic lighting and weather conditions as well, so that should keep things interesting.

Star Trek: Resurgence

Former Telltale Games developers are crafting a narrative adventure game in the Star Trek universe. Set in the era of Star Trek: The Next Generation it’s bound to appeal to Star Trek fans.

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

  • Release date: Sometime 2022
  • Type: Action-adventure
  • Publisher: PlayStation PC LLC
  • See it on Steam

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection is bringing both Uncharted 4: A Thiefs’ End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy to PC in one neat package. Finally PC gamers can enjoy the wonders of Uncharted.

Gord

Gord is a single-player, adventure-strategy game that’s inspired by Slavic folklore rich with eerie forbidden lands and mythical creatures. Your mission will be to grow a settlement and keep it safe in this harsh world.

The Last of Us Part 1

Sony is doing it again. The company has revealed that another of its popular PlayStation games is making its way to PC. The Last Of Us Part 1 is a remake that’s coming to PC at some point and will give PC gamers access to another classic.

Forspoken

  • Release date: 24 January 2023
  • Type: RPG
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • See it on Steam

Forspoken throws Frey Holland into a magical land full of danger, spell casting and really wild adventures. Forspoken promises an unforgettable journey and a really good looking one at that.

Dead Space Remake

  • Release date: 27 January 2023
  • Type: Survival Horror
  • Publisher: EA Games
  • See official site

Dead Space is getting a remake from the ground up with EA’s Frostbite engine and is set to release in early 2023. The plan is apparently to keep the vision of the original but with expanded audio and more.

The Day Before

  • Release date: 1 March 2023
  • Type: Third-person shooter
  • Publisher: MYTONA
  • See it on Steam

The Day Before is pitched as a third-person, open-world, zombie survival shooter. In a post-pandemic America, where you’ll be facing off against both flesh-eating infected and other humans who are desperate to survive. Sound familiar?

Starfield

Starfield was teased by Bethesda in June 2018 as the first new franchise in 25 years. But that’s not the exciting part, Starfield is set to be a space-based RPG with plenty of glorious fun in the depths of space. Beyond that, we don’t know much other than we’re excited. It is now available to wishlist on Steam though. Bethesda has announced it’s moving the release to the first half of 2023.

Starfield is set to feature the biggest world Bethesda has created with over 1,000 worlds for gamers to explore. So plenty to do and see. The latest gameplay trailer shows off a lot of what to expect and what to get excited for.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is making a return with a promise of being “one of the biggest seamless open-worlds to date.” – a blend of horror, FPS and atmospheric sim, it’s also said to have an epic story with multiple endings. Awesome stuff.

The latest gameplay shows a staggeringly beautiful view of a horrific world. You’ll have over thirty weapons at your disposal, to deal with all manner of horrifying mutated monsters and there’s a multiplayer too.

The Outlast Trials

  • Release date: TBA
  • Type: Survival Horror
  • Publisher: Red Barrels
  • See it on Steam

If you played and enjoyed the horrific thrills of Outlast and Outlast 2, then buckle up for more. The Outlast Trials is a survival horror that you can play alone or with up to four other people. Set during the Cold War in a place of distrust, fear, and violence you’re thrust into a world where people are being subjected to brainwashing and mind control. All sorts of terror ensue.

Warhammer 40,000: SPACE MARINE 2

Another Warhammer game in the pipeline. This time you’ll be taking on the role of a Space Marine, holding off the horrors of the galaxy in epic battles.

Perfect Dark

The original Perfect Dark has a special place in the hearts of gamers who can still remember Goldeneye 007 fondly. It was a great game for that era and we’re excited to see it returning.

The Expanse: A Telltale Series

Telltale Games is working with Deck Nine, creators of Life is Strange: True Colors on a game set in The Expanse universe. Set before the TV series, you’ll be playing Camina Drummer (voiced by actress Cara Gee from the show) and dealing with mutiny, treasure hunts and more.

The Outer Worlds 2

The sequel to the superb space-based RPG The Outer Worlds has been teased. We have no details on when it’ll be available but we’re excited!

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is the follow up to 2017’s fantastic Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. A psychological action-adventure with a rich and dark story that was essentially a dive into insanity via Viking Hell. The first game was utterly sublime, so we’re expecting more of the same from the sequel. This time it’s exclusive for PC and Xbox Series X.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

The follow-up to 2004’s awesome Vampire: The Masquerade – The Bloodlines is coming in 2021. The previous game was an utter RPG masterpiece packed full of vampires, dark alleyways and rich characters. The new game is written by the same creative genius behind that game, so we’re expecting more of the same here.

Sadly it’s not looking good for this game at the moment after Paradox Interactive pulled Hardsuit Labs from the development and has postponed pre-orders.

End State

  • Release date: Coming soon
  • Type: Strategy
  • Publisher: Iron Sight
  • See it on Steam

End State is set a to be an interesting early access game coming later this year. It uses turn-based play allowing you to manage a mercenary company tracking down terrorists.

There’s the promise of an open-world experience where you get to pick and choose the missions you play in a world with destructible environments that include bullet penetration and more. An interesting ballistics simulation system and enemy reaction system should make this an interesting game for sure.

Phantom Brigade

  • Release date: TBD
  • Type: Turn-based tactical RPG
  • Publisher: Brace Yourself Games
  • See it on Steam

Phantom Brigade is a turn-based tactical RPG, that promises a cinematic spin on the genre. This game will also have a focus on in-depth customisation and player-driven stories. It will be your mission to lead The Brigade through a hard-fought campaign to retake their homeland.

System Shock

  • Release date: TBA
  • Type: Sci-fi action adventure
  • Publisher: Nightdive Studios
  • See it on Steam

Nightdive Studios is set to remake and reboot the classic sci-fi adventure System Shock sometime in the near future. The developers are promising a new game that’s true to the original while being given a refresh with modern visuals and gameplay.

Fans of the series will be pleased to hear the original voice actor is returning too. The original game released in 1994, so this reboot is a long time coming and should certainly be an interesting one. System Shock 3 is also being developed, so we’ve got that to look forward to as well.

Last Man Sitting

  • Release date: TBA
  • Type: Early access Battle Royale
  • Publisher: PixelPizza Games
  • See it on Steam

Last Man Sitting is probably the most ridiculous Battle Royale game you’re ever likely to see. Smartly dressed sit in green office chairs armed to the teeth. Shotguns, ragdoll psychics and a slippery floor are bound to make for plenty of shenanigans and much hilarity.

The Elder Scrolls VI

Elder Scrolls fans have been waiting impatiently for a sequel to Skyrim for what might seem like forever. Now we finally have proof that The Elder Scrolls VI is coming at some point, we just don’t know much beyond that. Exciting times lie ahead though.

Dead Island 2

  • Release date: TBC
  • Type: Survival horror action RPG
  • Publisher: Deep Silver

Dead Island 2 has been thought dead for a while, but Deep Silver has suggested it is still in the works. We certainly would be thrilled to see a brilliant second outing for Dead Island. The original was an awesome zombie-slaying adventure that we loved when we first played it on PC.

Weapon crafting, a bright and unusual island location and zombies in bathing costumes, this game had it all. The new trailer doesn’t show much, but it certainly looks like there’s going to be some of the same hilarity and good times. We’ve heard more rumblings about Dead Island 2 recently, with suggestions that it’s going to be an Epic Store exclusive.

Smalland

  • Release date: Coming soon
  • Type: Action-adventure/RPG
  • Publisher: Merge Games
  • See it on Steam

What would you if you found yourself shrunk down to a minute size where trees were suddenly the size of skyscrapers and even simple blades of grass tower overhead? That’s the world of Smalland and wonderful adventures await including running from packs of rats, trying to survive in a strange new world and even riding wasps as mounts.

Smalland promises multiplayer survival like no other, with a wonderful sandbox, hidden quests and NPCs to meet and much more besides. Sounds amazing.

Manor Lord

  • Release date: TBA
  • Type: Medieval strategy
  • Publisher: Slavic Magic
  • See it on Steam

Manor Lords is an indie medieval strategy game with “realistic” city building, battles and the promise of a full building freedom which should be thoroughly enjoyable.

Everything is medieval too. Youll need oxen to plough the fields, you’ll have to herd sheep and fight battles too. Looks like fun.

Kerbal Space Program 2

Kerbal Space Program is back, with a sequel to the highly thought of space-flight simulation game coming some time in 2020. If you enjoyed the sandbox fun of the first game, then you’re bound to found the new game a blast. There’s the promise of exciting new parts, colony building, interstellar travel and enhanced modding along with breath-taking visuals and a multiplayer system too.

Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy is an upcoming action role-playing video game. It is set in the late 1800s in and establishes itself in the Wizarding World set by the Harry Potter books. As you’d expect you’ll be casting spells, discovering fantastic beasts and generally wizarding about the place.

Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake 2 is being teased and we’re beyond excited. It looks like the new addition to the series lives up to the classic Remedy Entertainment masterpiece with an intense atmospheric experience and a wonderful psychological story too.

Crysis 4

Crytek has announced that it’s working on Crysis 4. It’s in the early stages of development at the moment but is promising to be “a truly next-gen shooter”. What that means we’ll have to wait and see.

Project 007

If you enjoy Bond, then this is bound to thrill. From the creators of the Hitman series is coming a James Bond game which is said to feature not only a “…wholly original Bond story” but an origin one at that. Count us in.

Kingpin: Reloaded

If, like us, you’re old enough to remember 1999’s Kingpin: Life of Crime, then you might be pleased to hear that the controversial game is getting a remaster later this year. This reboot will add 4K and ultrawide support, as well as rebalanced gameplay, yet keeps the same classic aesthetic. We’re looking forward to reliving the hazy days.

Splinter Cell Remake

  • Release date: TBC
  • Type: Action Stealth
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

A Splinter Cell Remake is in development. It’s early days, but if you’ve been waiting to jump back into the shoes of Sam Fisher then this is bound to get you excited. We certainly are!

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