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- #20 Sonic Frontiers
- #19 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- #18 Bendy and the Dark Revival
- #17 Kynseed
- #16 STALCRAFT
- #15 Gerda: A Flame in Winter
- #14 South of the Circle
- #13 Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series
- #12 Return To Monkey Island
- #11 Raft
- #10 Dinkum
- #9 Norco
- #8 Slime Rancher 2
- #7 Far Changing Tides
- #6 New Tales From The Borderlands
- #5 Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
- #4 Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
- #3 Stray
- #2 Hazel Sky
- #1 A Plague Tale: Requiem
After a new thrilling adventure game? 2022 is filled with some incredible video game releases this year. In this list, we’re going to highlight a few adventure games that we think you might want to check out this year. This is just a list of new games, so don’t pay too much attention to the ranking quite yet. We won’t know how well these games will rank until they are officially released into the marketplace. So this list might drastically change up by the time 2022 wraps up.
Disclaimer: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, Deliver Us Mars, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Open Roads, Tchia, Little Devil Inside, Replaced was removed due to be delayed.
#20 Sonic Frontiers
Developer: Sonic Team |
Release Date: 2022 |
Platform: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch
If we can ignore the fans of Sonic, who seem dedicated to making themselves and IP look as bad as possible, the game itself, Sonic Frontiers, is pretty solid. Sonic takes the first step toward true open world gameplay and while the game is littered with flaws, the direction the game is on is true. A less stubborn Sonic Team will hopefully listen to the feedback of players, will look at competitors in the space, and position the next game well to succeed.
#19 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Developer: Insomniac Games / Nixxes Software
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platform: PC PS4 PS5
Release Date: November 28, 2022
Adventuring through New York in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales isn’t the new, afterall, it being a PC port of a game that launched alongside the PS5 in 2020, but still, years on, Miles Morales is one of the most enjoyable games that you can play in 2022. Miles Morales eclipses everything that Insomniac’s 2018 Spider-Man achieved, with superior combat, wonderful action, jaw dropping visuals, and less bloat, making Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a must play for your first, or fifteenth time.
#18 Bendy and the Dark Revival
Developer: Joey Drew Studios
Publisher: Joey Drew Studios
Platform: PC PS4 Xbox One
Release date: November 15, 2022
Bendy and the Dark Revival is a dark twist on a beloved character and those that made it. You’re Audrey, who has been dumped in a strange world and in a creepy animation studio. Unfortunately, that studio has gone off the rails, and there are dangers around every corner.
You must work your way through the studio and out of this world so that you can be safe. But beware! Many enemies lurk around, including a demon who seeks to find you.
What is the truth behind what happened here? Will you survive long enough to find out? Dive into the game and see where things go!
Developer: PixelCount Studios
Publisher: PixelCount Studios
Release date: December 06, 2022
Kynseed is a unique game that embraces life and the many paths that it takes as you make choices. For example, the game starts with you getting the Kynseed and creating an acorn tree. The tree will change based on what you do in your life.
You’ll start a family and choose what kind of adventures you want to have. Will you go and adventure across the land to meet its inhabitants? Will you start a business and grow your wealth from it? Perhaps you’ll start a farm, so you don’t need anything else?
Once you pass on, you’ll take the role of your children and then their children. See how many lives you can enjoy within the title.
Release date: December 09, 2022
Many titles love putting you in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and showcasing the “terrors that lie within.” STALCRAFT is a game that embraces that in various ways and puts fun twists on it.
That includes making it an MMORPG with FPS elements so that players are constantly ducking in and out of the area and causing havoc to whomever they meet. There’s a deep story in the game, and you’ll need to be mindful of your surroundings as you go through it and the PVP events.
The title guarantees that you’ll die or be attacked on the regular. So build yourself up to defend against these threats and see how long you can last in the Zone!
#15 Gerda: A Flame in Winter
- Release date: September 1, 2022
- Developer: PortaPlay
- Publisher: Don’t Nod
- Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch
There are many war games out there, and some of the best ones are able to tell unique stories, especially ones based on life events. Here’s another one for you.
In a small occupied village in World War II, a young nurse named Gerda is determined to protect her fellow villagers at all costs, but with only her mind and the knowledge of the people, she must walk a tight rope if they’re all going to survive.
The game challenges you and Gerda to make decisions that will affect all around you. How trusting will you be of certain people, how will you treat the ones who are occupying their home, how far will you go to ensure the safety of your home?
The more you play, the more Gerda grows, see what she becomes, and whether it was all worth it.
#14 South of the Circle
- Release date: August 3, 2022
- Developers: State of Play, State of Play Games Limited
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch
- Publishers: State of Play, 11 Bit Studios
Could your memories help you in a situation where hope is all but lost and death is all but certain?
South of the Circle asks those questions and more, as he has crash landed in Antarctica and must venture into the frigid cold wastelands in order to try and find help in order to escape. As he does, his life memories play before you and you learn the choices (for better and for worse) that led to him being there.
Will Peter regret all he has done up to this point? Will he find a way to get back to the one he loves? You’ll be the one to help make that decision.
#13 Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series
- Release date: July 8, 2022
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5
- Developers: Monkey Craft, BNE Entertainment, Monkeycraft
- Publishers: BNE Entertainment, Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
There have been a LOT of remasters as of late, and some of them have been surprisingly good, and the Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series is one that many people were surprised at when it came out in July.
If you don’t know, the Klonoa games came out in the 90s, and were 3D platformers that were set in a very unique world, where you played as the young Klonoa in order to save the world. Now, the first two games of the franchise have been bundled together to make the Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series.
So if you haven’t been able to play these games before, or just want to enjoy them on a modern platform, you can get them right now!
#12 Return To Monkey Island
- Publisher: Devolver Digital
- Release date: Monkey Island
- Platforms: Nintendo Switch, macOS, Microsoft Windows
- Developers: Ron Gilbert, Terrible Toybox
Once upon a time, the Monkey Island titles were some of the greatest games out there. They were funny, had true depth, and the gameplay was simple enough to be accessible for everyone.
Now, after so long, the original games’ director has returned for Return To Monkey Island! You’ll once again play as Guybrush Threepwood, but his days of glory have passed him by, and he’s not the only one who’s been “passed by”. A new squad of pirates are trying to take over everything. Now, Guybrush must dust himself off, sail the seas and explore new and familiar islands, and figure out what new things Monkey Island has to offer!
- Release date: June 20, 2022
- Developer: Redbeet Interactive
- Publisher: Axolot Games
- Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems, Linux
Survival is an adventure in and of itself, and Raft is one that is going to test your abilities in a rather refreshing way. Because not unlike a story such as Life of Pi, you are someone who is trapped on a raft in the middle of the ocean. And to survive, you must use what little you have to get more resources so you can make it to the next day.
That means going and collecting the trash you find in the ocean, and using the pieces you get to fish, expand your raft, and more.
If you think taking on this challenge alone is too hard, you’ll be able to play the game with a friend. Either way, you must survive.
- Developer: James Bendon
- Publisher: James Bendon
- Release date: July 14, 2022
- Platform: Microsoft Windows
Yes, as in “Fair Dinkum”, in the game known as Dinkum you’ll be starting up a new life in a land that is very much like Australia. Complete with all the challenges that would come with being in such a terrain.
You’ll start small and make a little place under the stars for you and yours to sleep at, but then, you’ll start building up your town, and get to do it YOUR WAY. The more you expand, the more you’ll be able to attract visitors and see if they want to stay in your lovely little hometown.
Use your resources well, farm to get more, and keep your citizens happy while also maintaining a unique place to stay. It’s up to you, so don’t mess up!
- Publisher: Geography of Robots
- Developers: Raw Fury
- Platforms: Microsoft Windows
- Release Date: March 24, 2022
You might think that point-and-click adventure games are dead, but that couldn’t be further from the truth as Norco will show you.
In this game, set in a very dystopian form of Southern Louisiana and its oil fields, you’ll play as a young man who has lost his brother after their mother passed away. The only ‘clue’ you have at the start is a fugitive android who agrees to lead you through the fields and other spots of the locale in order to find the truth.
But what may have started as a “simple journey” will eventually lead you to a harrowing quest to find answers amongst generations, and a world that is dying bit by bit.
#8 Slime Rancher 2
- Publisher: Monomi Park
- Developers: Monomi Park
- Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
- Release Date: 2022
The original Slime Rancher game was a major hit for fans and critics alike. Which goes to show that it’s not always the name of the game, but how well it plays.
Anyway, Slime Rancher 2 continues the fan by bringing back its main character, but taking her to an all-new location via Rainbow Island. And here, she’ll have a deep mystery to solve…and a whole bunch of new slimes to find, collect, and ranch.
Yes, everything you enjoyed about “growing slimes” is here, but expanded and with lots more options. Plus, with a deep story to tie it all together, you’ll be having fun for a LONG time.
#7 Far Changing Tides
- Publisher: Frontier Developments plc
- Developer: Okomotive
- Platforms: Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 5
- Release Date: February 21, 2022
A follow-up to Far Lone Sails, Far Changing Tides is a game that puts you in the form of a new protagonist and in a new part of the world. You are a lone boy who is upon a ship and must use that ship in order to sail across the barren land in order to find a new home.
The game will put you as Toe as you explore the flooded world and seek out the mysteries of it. One of which is that of your ship. You’ll learn more about it as you travel, as well as all that it can do.
The game is meant to give you a meditative experience, but also a compelling one as you avoid dangers in your ship as well as solve puzzles. So for a more unique gaming experience, you might want to try this out.
#6 New Tales From The Borderlands
- Release date: October 21, 2022
- Developer: Gearbox Software
- Publisher: 2K Games
- Platform: Microsoft Windows
Guess what? There STILL ain’t no rest for the wicked! Because New Tales From The Borderlands is coming, and that means it’s time to get into the saddle of some very questionable characters.
In this case, you’ll play as three characters on the literal worst day of their lives. Their planet is being invaded, and they might be the only ones who can stop it! So…go team?
The new game will feature a five-part story that’ll bring in old friends and new faces as you embrace a very cinematic story. Furthermore, your choices will affect all the things that go down in the future. So be sure you understand the choices you make.
#5 Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
- Publisher: 2K
- Developer: Gearbox Software
- Platforms: Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 5
- Release Date: March 25, 2022
Who doesn’t love the Borderlands series? If you don’t, well, then you’re clearly someone who’s not very wicked, alright?
Anyway, you might recall that in the second main game there was some DLC featuring Tiny Tina, a very young lady who loved to play games. Well, in Tiny Tina’s Wonderland, you’re going to get to do that in a whole new way.
Because you’ll be playing the Borderlands version of D&D, complete with Dungeon Master in Tiny Tina. You’ll be shooting up fantasy creatures left and right, all the while building yourself into the perfect champion to take them all down. Think you’re up to the challenge?
#4 Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
- Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Developers: Naughty Dog, Iron Galaxy
- Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5
- Release Date: 2022
The Uncharted franchise may have been dubbed “Dude Raider” upon its first appearance, but it eventually became one of the most beloved action-adventure series ever. And now, the Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection is bringing you the two most recent games in the franchise (you know there will be more…) to you in one package.
Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End is the “final tale” of Nathan Drake, who has to solve one last mystery and do one last treasure hunt due to the mysterious arrival of his long-thought dead brother, Sam.
Then, in Uncharted Lost Legacy, you’ll play as Chloe Frazer who must work with someone she doesn’t exactly trust in order to stop a warlord from getting their hands on an important artifact.
Both games bring story, gameplay, and intensity to the mix, so you won’t lose by buying and enjoying these games.
- Developer: BlueTwelve Studio
- Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
- Platform: PC, PS4, PS5
- Release: 2022
Stray is a game that puts players into the role of being a cat. Set in a dystopian cyberpunk future, the world mainly consists of androids. Overall, the game is about a cat trying to make it home to its family. However, you’ll have to navigate through this world carefully. You’ll come across several different environmental puzzles to progress further into the game. Fortunately, you will also get a companion drone to help you interact with various androids. As you go through the game, you’ll slowly uncover a mystery to this android-filled world. The game was initially slated to release last year, but it has since been pushed back to a launch window of 2022.
#2 Hazel Sky
- Developer: Coffee Addict Studio
- Publisher: Another Indie, Neon Doctrine
- Platform: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
- Release: 2022
Hazel Sky is an upcoming indie title that puts players into the role of a young man that’s sent to an abandoned island. It’s a tradition in which he must follow to show his skills as an engineer. While on the island, you must explore the open world and find the necessary parts to build a means of escape safely back home. However, while this is a traditional test for our protagonist, Shane, it’s his destiny in which the story will tell of one young man’s ambition that unravels hidden truths.
#1 A Plague Tale: Requiem
- Developer: Asobo Studio
- Publisher: Focus Entertainment
- Platform: X/S, PC, NS, PS5
- Release: 2022
A Plague Tale: Innocence came out in 2019, where players followed a young girl named Amicia along with her young brother Hugo. Taking place in 1348, the siblings find that they are being hunted down. You soon realize that Hugo’s blood is cursed, and having it will allow players to control the black plague by unleashing a flood of rats. But the game ends with our party still struggling to find a new home after their homestead was pillaged. While ridding the group that was initially hunting them down, the siblings learn that they need to find a cure for Hugo’s blood. Otherwise, the siblings might never have a peaceful life. With the sequel, A Plague Tale: Requiem, players will attempt to reach a mysterious island that might hold the key to curing Hugo and ridding the black plague altogether.