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The best upcoming PC games

While PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X might dominate the spotlight, PC continues to be one of the best gaming platforms on the market. The past few months have seen a variety of high-profile releases, but the coming year looks to be even better.

If you’re searching for your next big PC game (or want to see what’s on the horizon before investing in a new rig), here are the best upcoming PC games set to arrive in 2022 and beyond.

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre Shooter, Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer GSC Game World
Publisher GSC Game World
Release December 08, 2022
Set in a post-apocalyptic, open-world environment, Stalker 2 invites you to discover a mystery hidden deep in the Heart of Chornobyl. A unique amalgam of FPS, immersive sim, and horror, the non-linear story is hoping to give you unprecedented freedom in how the action unfolds. It’s all driven by Unreal Engine 5, and ultra-realistic graphics will push your GPU to its limits. And if the tense single-player action isn’t enough, you’ll be glad to know that multiplayer will be available sometime after launch as part of a free update.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 – Official Trailer #1 [4K]
FORSPOKEN
FORSPOKEN
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer Luminous Productions
Publisher Square Enix
Release October 11, 2022
After being transported from New York to the magical land of Athia, main character Frey Holland sets out to discover a way back home. The world of Athia is a dark and corrupted place, although it once was home to a thriving civilization — and Frey will need to remove the corruption from the land before she can head back to the real world. Forspoken is still a bit of a mystery, but the action RPG is already shaping up to be another hit from Square Enix. With a complex story and fast-paced action gameplay, expect to hear a lot more about this new IP in the coming months.
PROJECT ATHIA – Teaser Trailer | PS5 & PC
Saints Row
Saints Row
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Shooter, Adventure
Developer Deep Silver Volition
Publisher Deep Silver
Release August 23, 2022
It was delayed from February to August, but the long-awaited Saints Row reboot should still be arriving in 2022. Set in the fictional southwestern town of Santo Ileso, you’ll once again put together a crew before heading to the streets and blowing up everything in sight. Early footage of Saints Row has shown off a game that is remarkably similar to past entries while doing much to bring it to a new generation of players. You’ll also be able to play through the entire campaign in two-player co-op, although there’s a noticeable lack of PvP multiplayer. Still, it sounds as if Volition has gone to great lengths to ensure cooperative play works seamlessly within the world of Santo Ileso. If you’re looking for a chaotic world to run through in 2022, keep a close eye on Saints Row.
SAINTS ROW Official Announce Trailer
Redfall
Redfall
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre Shooter
Developer Arkane Austin
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Release September 30, 2022
We don’t know much about Redfall, but seeing as it’s coming from Arkane (the studio responsible for Deathloop, Prey, and Dishonored), there’s good reason to be excited about the upcoming game. Currently billed for a summer 2022 arrival, Redfall is a cooperative shooter that pits you against vampiric foes in an ever-changing open world. Aside from that, much remains a mystery. We know that both solo and co-op play will be supported, multiple characters will be up for grabs, and there will be a deep arsenal of weapons at your disposal… but beyond that, we’ll have to wait until Arkane is ready to reveal more.
Redfall - Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2021 - Official Announce Trailer
Starfield
Starfield
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Release November 11, 2022
As the first new series from Bethesda in over two decades, fans couldn’t be more excited for Starfield. The game will take place in the 2300s and sees you exploring an interstellar world with “unparalleled freedom” as you attempt to solve one of humanity’s greatest mysteries. Exploration will clearly drive Starfield forward, but we’re uncertain how the rest of the game will play out. Todd Howard claims the title will be “like Skyrim in space,” so expect lots of player-driven actions and plenty of side quests to get lost in.
Starfield – Official Announcement Teaser
Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur's Gate 3
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Google Stadia
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Strategy, Turn-based strategy (TBS), Tactical, Adventure
Developer Larian Studios
Publisher Larian Studios
Release October 06, 2020
Already available in Early Access on Steam, Baldur’s Gate 3 is slated for a full release sometime in 2022. It carries on many of the tropes of its predecessors, and its clear Larian Studios has set out to make this the largest in the series. New characters, new multiplayer offerings, and an innovative turn-based combat system add up to one of the best RPGs in years — and fans are excited to see how things evolve once Baldur’s Gate 3 officially leaves early access.
Baldur's Gate 3 - Official Announcement Trailer
Sonic Frontiers
Sonic Frontiers
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Platform
Developer Sonic Team
Publisher Sega
Release December 31, 2022
Sonic Frontiers is billed as an open-world adventure — but that’s about all we know of the game. Only a single trailer has been released, showing off some flashy CGI and little else. No gameplay, no release date, and only minor hints at the storyline mean that much of Sonic Frontiers remains a mystery. But the idea of Sonic roaming a Breath of the Wild-style realm already has fans buzzing.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2022 - Teaser Trailer
Company of Heroes 3
Company of Heroes 3
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows)
Genre Real Time Strategy (RTS), Strategy, Turn-based strategy (TBS), Tactical
Developer Relic Entertainment
Publisher Sega
It’s Company of Heroes 3 — what else needs to be said? Slated for a late-2022 arrival, the third installment in the beloved real-time strategy series is set in the Mediterranean during World War II. Offering a combination of air, naval, and ground forces, you’ll have a nearly limitless supply of troops to put together a master strategy and overwhelm your enemies. It also features the “biggest single-player campaign in franchise history,” so there should be no shortage of content for solo players to explore. Once you finish the campaign, you can take the action online for some tense, competitive gameplay.
Company of Heroes 3 // Official Announce Trailer
Star Citizen
Star Citizen
Platforms Linux, PC (Microsoft Windows)
Genre Shooter, Role-playing (RPG), Simulator, Adventure, Indie
Developer Cloud Imperium Games Corporation
Publisher Cloud Imperium Games Corporation
After years of development, Star Citizen seems to have seen the light at the end of the tunnel — well, sort of. Earlier in 2022, Cloud Imperium Games claimed that the long-awaited space-exploration title is still a few years away from release. However, the game has raised nearly $400 million, and a new studio is opening in May to assist with development. For those unfamiliar with Star Citizen, the main draw is its unparalleled freedom to explore outer space, build a trade empire, and engage in deadly dogfights with other players. Currently in the Alpha stage, the game is playable — although it’s a bit rough around the edges and lacking features we’re expecting to see in its final release.
What is Star Citizen?
Diablo IV
Diablo IV
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Hack and slash/Beat 'em up
Developer Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher Blizzard Entertainment
Release December 31, 2023
It’s not arriving until at least 2023, but Blizzard has already given fans an extensive look at the upcoming dungeon crawler. You’ll still be slaying hordes of undead and gathering legions of loot, but this time, you’ll be doing it with a grim new art style and a bunch of new (or reworked) characters. You’ll be able to run around as a Barbarian, Sorceress, Druid, or Rogue — each one bringing unique skills to the battlefield. Best of all, everything takes place in a sprawling open world that doesn’t require loading screens to travel between regions.
Diablo IV Official Gameplay Trailer
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Adventure
Developer Respawn Entertainment
Publisher Electronic Arts
Release December 31, 2023
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor continues the story of Cal Kestis. The third-person action game takes place five years after Fallen Order, but much of its narrative still remains a mystery. What we do know, however, is that it’ll arrive sometime in 2023 and revolves around the same core “pillars” of its predecessor — combat, exploration, and story. If you enjoyed Fallen Order, be sure to keep a close eye on Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - Official Teaser

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