The 2 Most Exciting Games of 2022 (According to Me)
Last year was a rough one for the video game industry. After CyberPunk 2077 drove its hype train straight into the ground, it felt like one big game after the other was a massive disappointment. Highly anticipated games like Battlefield 2042, Call of Duty Vanguard, and Warzone’s new Caldera map all fell short of fan expectations. Luckily for disappointed fans, this is a new year and we have plenty of new games coming down the pipe to look forward to. With that being said, here are the most exciting games that I’m anticipating in 2022.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human
Dying Light 2 Stay Human is the long-anticipated sequel to Techland studio’s 2015 game Dying Light. For those not familiar with the series, Dying Light 2 is a first-person action role-playing zombie game.
The original game centered around the crazy parkour movement tied to a truly brutal combat system. Dying Light 2 looks to expand on this unique experience with a new story and a few new mechanics.
One of the things I am most looking forward to about the game is the four-player cooperative gameplay. Since the new Warzone Caldera map was such a flop, my friends and I have been looking for something new to sink our teeth into. Running around killing zombies while doing off-the-wall acrobatics and yelling PARKOUR sounds like it will do the trick.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human is set to release on February 4, 2022, on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox series X/S. While it won’t be available at launch, Techland studios stated the Dying Light 2 will be coming to Nintendo Switch in Q2 of 2022.
Modern Warfare 2022
Call of Duty is a franchise that has always been very dear to my heart. I started out playing World at War with a few of my friends way back in 2008 and played until Activision lost me with the jetpack games.
I came back to the series for Call of Duty WWII but quickly lost interest because of the horrible supply drop system. When the pandemic rolled around, a lot of first-person shooter fans felt like Modern Warfare 2019 and later Warzone was a gift from the gods. An exciting battle royale game that could really get your adrenaline pumping without ever getting out of your seat.
Unfortunately, for many fans of the series after that first year, Warzone and Call of Duty in general, have both been steadily going downhill. The Black Ops Cold War integration was a disaster leaving several weapons overpowered to the point of being broken and game-breaking glitches went on for months.
As the developers finally seemed to be getting the weapon balancing in check, they dropped a glorified reskin on the map and called it new. If that didn’t anger fans enough, the map update brought a lot of the same game-breaking problems back like the stim glitch and multiple invisibility glitches.
To be fair, by the end of Verdansk 84’s life cycle, I had grown pretty fond of the new map. Some of the points of interest they added were pretty good and the weapons did eventually get somewhat balanced.
Call of Duty games normally drop around November. With such poor sales figures for Vanguard Activision is trying to pump it out early. They haven’t promised a release yet, but rumors point to an October date.
More Exciting Games of 2022
Those are just a couple of games I am personally excited for in 2022. If neither of those tickles your fancy, check out Gotham Knights and Hogwarts Legacy. Both of these games are slated for release in 2022 as well and are highly anticipated.
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Drew Blankenship is a former Porsche technician and lifelong automotive enthusiast. Recently, he began writing for several websites and is enjoying the career change. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and their dog Enzo.