2022 has the potential to be one of the best years ever for video games, so we round up what to be excited about so far.

With an open world Pokémon adventure, sequel to Breath of the Wild and brand new Harry Potter and Suicide Squad games all on the horizon, 2022 has the potential to be something incredible for all lovers of video games. So with that said, we round up all some of the most anticipated titles so far.

Better start clearing out some room in your calendar.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Switch)

For years Pokémon fans have been begging for a truly open world adventure where monsters can run free, and Arceus is about to make that dream a reality. You’ll explore the Sinnoh region from the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl games, but long before the events of those titles.

You’ll also work towards building the region’s first ever Pokédex as you attempt to sneaking up, and throw well-aimed Poké Balls.

Horizon Forbidden West (PS5)

Originally slated for a release in 2021, Horizon Forbidden West is already shaping up to be the absolute prettiest game on your PS5 so far and a must-play for owners of the system.

The sequel continues the tale of heroine Aloy, this time as she continues to explore distant lands and fight even bigger and more robotic foes. That includes plenty of underwater action and a deeply unsettling serpentine machine.

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We hope you like snakes…

Elden Ring (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, XBO, PC)

We’ve already been lucky enough to spend some hands-on time with Elden Ring, so trust us when we tell you to add this one to your must-buy list. Fans of Soulsbourne-style games will feel right at home here, but with the game’s world and lore partly crafted by Goerge R. R. Martin, this one’s bound to attract even more newcomers. Just prepare to die. A lot.

To learn more about the game, check out everything we know so far.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC)

While Marvel has been enjoying quite a bit of success in the video game space, now it’s DC’s turn. Developed by the team behind the hugely successful Arkham games, there’s a quite a bit of expectation behind this one.

The devs are promising to combine the studio’s signature character-driven story gameplay with third-person shooter action to deliver an experience unlike any other. While we’re not sure if all of earth’s mightiest heroes will actually bite the dust, Kill the Justice League still looks set to deliver plenty of shock and awe.

Starfield (Xbox Series X/S, PC) 

After closing out 2021 on a high, Xbox seems set to keep things chugging along with Starfield – arguably the biggest game to out of the company’s acquisition of Bethesda.

While concrete details on the project are pretty vague at the moment, we’d imagine a Skyrim-level adventure in space wouldn’t outside the realm of possibility which is an incredibly exciting prospect.

If you don’t own an Xbox Series X, this will likely make you want one.

The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)

Will we actually see this game in 2022?

Considering we don’t even know its proper title nobody really knows, but if it does it’ll be one of the biggest video games of 2022. The original Breath of the Wild broke new ground with its blend of exploration and action, so you can expect more of the same and then some from this sequel.

Hogwarts Legacy (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, XBO, PC)

J. K. Rowling might be driving her billion-dollar franchise into the ground, but we’re still mighty keen on seeing how Hogwarts Legacy shapes up. The open-world, action role-playing video game is set in the 1800s wizarding world (far removed from Harry and friends), and will put you at the centre of your own adventure.

Early trailers promise a world of wonder, but we’re yet to see proper gameplay, so fingers crossed that it delivers the magic.

Please release it this year, Nintendo.

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