January 2022 kicks off the year with a serious bang, so we hope you’ve still got plenty of holiday savings for new video games.

The new year might only just be starting, but thanks to a number of pandemic-related delays, the video games calendar is already booming. Here’s everything worth keeping an eye on.

God of War (PC)

Release Date: Saturday January 15

After garnering quite the amount of praise from PlayStation gamers and critics alike, it’s finally time for PC players to see what all the fuss is about.

This port will offer customisable keyboard and mouse controls as well as the opportunity for 4k resolution and unlocked framerates. Sign us up.

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Rainbow Six Extraction (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, XBO, PC)

Release Date: Thursday January 20

A one- to three-player cooperative tactical first-person shooter, Extraction will pit you and a team of friends against up to 10 parasitic otherworldly threats. Cooperation is the name of the game with this one, but we can imagine it’ll still offer up plenty of chaotic tales as you shoot your way to success.

Windjammers 2 (PS4, XBO, Switch, PC)

Release Date: Thursday January 20

Despite being released more than 20 years ago, Windjammers has had something of a modern-day resurgence over the last couple of years. Now the volleyball-meets-air hockey gem finally scores a sequel and its looking pretty special indeed. Fans of the series will be able to enjoy brand new stages, characters and power moves.

If you’re a newcomer, prepare to get addicted.

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (PS5)

Release Date: Friday January 28

For PS5 owners new to the world of PlayStation, this is one of the best opportunities to catch up on one of the console’s best franchises. This collection combines both Uncharted 4 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – both with boosted graphical options and a possible 120 fps.

Snap up a copy quick and you’ll even receive a voucher code for one standard ticket to see the upcoming Uncharted movie.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Switch)

Release Date: Friday January 28

Pokémanicas might still be trying to catch em’ all with Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, but Arceus is the game that’s really promising to switch-up the formula.

With an open world and more seamless battle/catching experience, Nintendo is certainly talking the talk. Now’s your chance to see if it walks the walk.

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