From small personal stories to bombastic god-fighting adventures, RPGs can provide compelling journeys with the potential to draw you in for hours, days, or weeks at a time. Not only do they stretch our mathematical skills with min-maxing stats, but they also dazzle our imaginations with wondrous worlds, fantastical magic or technology, and magnetic characters. 2022’s upcoming slate of RPGs is looking great so far, so we’re sharing a handy list of ones you should keep your eye on throughout the year.
Keep in mind that the list below is not ranked but rather ordered chronologically by release date. That way, you’ll know which games are just around the corner. We’re expecting this list to change as the year goes on, with games being removed as they are released, and more exciting titles added as launch dates are announced. So keep checking back in the coming months to keep tabs on the RPGs we think should be worth your time. Without further ado, here are our most anticipated RPGs set to send us on grand adventures in 2022.
Pok?mon Legends: Arceus
Release: January 28 – Platforms: Switch
Dying Light 2 Stay Human
Release: February 4 – Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation4, Xbox One, Switch (Cloud), PC
The long-awaited sequel to the Dying Light is almost upon us, and the evolution of this open-world zombie series is looking great. Taking place 20 years after the original, you play as new protagonist Aiden Caldwell, parkouring in and around The City, a last bastion of sorts for humanity after the zombie infection has taken hold of much of the world’s population. Dying Light 2 offers plenty of drama with branching narrative paths and characters that can be your best friend or worst enemy, depending on the decisions you make. Expect plenty of thrills running, jumping, gliding, and crafting as a means to survive this second foray into Techland’s zombie jungle gym.
Release: February 22 – Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, PC
Release: March 4 – Platforms: Switch
The Legend of Heroes: Trails From Zero
Release: Fall 2022 – Platforms: PlayStation 4, Switch, PC
Release: November 11 – Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PC
Star Ocean The Divine Force
Release: 2022 – Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Sea of Stars
Release: 2022 – Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Like its predecessor, The Messenger, Sabotage Studio’s newest project and prequel of sorts, Sea of Stars, takes heavy influence from games of a bygone era. Instead of falling back on the action platformer genre, Sea of Stars gives us serious Chrono Trigger vibes that immediately caught our attention. The story centers on two kids, Valere and Zale, who wield the powers of the moon and sun. Combining them creates Solstice magic, a powerful force they’ll utilize in their battle against a disgustingly-named threat known as The Fleshmancer.
RPG Time: The Legend of Wright
Release: TBA 2022 – Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android