I’ve got more than a little trepidation about writing a list of 22 AAA Games to Watch in 2022. Because, hands up, I was ambitious about 2021. Too ambitious. Of the 21 games I listed last year, only 13 actually came out. So let’s take those remaining as definitely coming out in 2022 and that we’re all excited for them. So go back, all my comments still stand. For everything else, let’s go through 22 AAA Games to Watch in 2022. (And please let’s all pretend they won’t slip to 2023)
Game of The Year 2021 was a massive challenge to decide. Especially because 2021 continued 2020’s trend of the biggest budget publishers struggling to adapt to the difficulties of pandemic. But even against that there were hundreds of releases across all genres and scales. More games than anyone could reasonably play. But of those that did come out, and those I got to play, here’s the top ten.
An Early Sifu Preview shows Sloclap haven’t lost their touch as I get hands on in this gorgeous martial arts brawler.
Let’s start this year on a positive note. A whole bunch of games to watch in 2021 that will probably launch this year. What’s in store?
2020 was not a great year for massive AAA games. Numerous delays and problems with the largest scale games marred many releases. But Indie Developers, small scale experiments and long running games concluding meant the competition for Game of the Year 2020 is filled with quality.
It has been a genuinely amazing year for games. The sheer variety of games on offer has been bountiful and means everyone has something they can enjoy. AAA offered some excellent big budget experiences. Indies of all sizes created unique and stellar games. There were in fact, far too many games. So much I couldn’t even get to things like Outer Wilds, Heaven’s Vault, Mechwarrior or Resident Evil 2. But the 10 best games of the year 2019? The ones I played are below:
San Diego Comic Con and Hall H saw the announcement, and confirmation of everything we will see for the next two years of Marvel movies and Disney+ shows. It’s Marvel Phase 4. It’s time to get goddamned weird.
So what can Nintendo E3 2019 bring? Well, they’ve promised a stack of games coming in 2019. They’re uniquely positioned to take advantage of the fact they’re not moving console generations like Microsoft or Sony. As such, they can show off a whole bunch of games without worry.
For Square Enix E3 2019, we’ve been promised Avengers and promised Final Fantasy VII. What else can they possibly offer?
Ubisoft has a whole bunch of potential good stuff coming, starting with Watch Dogs Legion. What surprises will we see at Ubisoft E3 2019?