PC gamers have access to a wide variety of games, from indie treasures to AAA blockbusters.
They also like to brag about their free online multiplayer, modding abilities, and endless game and mode options.
All the best PC games scheduled for release in 2022 and beyond, from both major publishers and independent studios, will be featured here.
In the future, we will add more games to this list, so come back to see if we’ve forgotten any of your most anticipated PC releases!
Best Upcoming Pc Games
Date of Publication: April 19, 2022
Warstride Challenges, an upcoming first-person shooter focused on score attacks and lightning-fast combat, is scheduled for release in April.
To rise to the top of the global leaderboards, players must race through a series of increasingly difficult trials while engaging in bloody gunfights.
Gameplay elements like time slowdown, bunny hop speedboosts, corner slides, and destructive shockwaves are included to help you out.
Through Warstride Challenges, players can compete against anyone in the world in an asynchronous Nemesis Mode race.
There will be a drop on April 22, 2022.
The upcoming shooter Turbo Overkill is reminiscent of classic first-person shooters like Doom, Duke Nukem, and Quake.
It features neon-drenched cyberpunk visuals, and you play as a bounty hunter named Johnny Turbo who is half metal and half human.
Johnny’s enhanced body features come in handy during combat, such as his hidden arm rockets and lower leg chainsaw.
With more content planned for release, the game will feature more than just its initial 24 levels.
Starship Troopers: Terran Command
Date of Publication: June 16, 2022
We’re hoping the upcoming Terran Command will have the same campy writing and satirical take on classic science fiction as the Starship Troopers movies.
Players take charge of the Mobile Infantry in an effort to protect the Kwalasha people from an alien race called the Arachnids.
Combat in Terran Command is surprisingly deep for a licensed game, with features like True Line of Sight/Fire and terrain elevation adding depth and nuance to your strategies.
Players can also acquire a variety of specialized units, each with its own set of skills and arsenal, as they progress through the story campaign.
The Day Before
Scheduled for Publication: June 21, 2022
Survival in a post-pandemic United States rife with flesh-eating infected and untrustworthy survivors is the focus of The Day Before, an upcoming open-world MMO.
Your protagonist has amnesia and must fend for themselves while searching for the truth.
A beautiful world has been thrown into chaos, and you must explore it, searching through abandoned vehicles, homes, and buildings for weapons and supplies.
Considering there is no official release date for the game yet, its impressive polish has left us wondering if the final product will maintain the same level of quality.
Date of Publication: June 28, 2022
Afterwards, we have DNF Duel (Dungeon & Fighter Duel), a upcoming fighting game created by Neople, Arc System Works, and Eighting Studio.
The game takes advantage of the massive number of classes available in the Dungeon Fighter Online MMO to populate its cast of playable characters.
Battles take place in a 2D, one-on-one format, with each character utilizing their own unique set of attacks.
No release date has been announced, but the game’s combat, environments, and animations were well received in a recent beta.
Due out in October of 2022
WB Games Montréal, best known for Batman: Arkham Origins, is releasing yet another DC video game.
Now that Batman is presumed dead, Gotham Knights follows his protégés with superpowers as they defend Gotham City.
The game is presented as a four-player cooperative action role-playing game in which you assume the roles of Batgirl, Robin, Red Hood, and Nightwing.
In the game’s single-player campaign mode, the player takes control of any one of four playable characters at any time.
Sons of the Forest
Due out in October of 2022
The Forest is a hard-hitting survival horror game with an emphasis on crafting and combat against enemies with surprisingly nuanced AI.
The story is fairly nonlinear, as is typical of survival games, but there is plenty of meat on the bones for those who are curious about the game’s fauna and flora.
It appears that Endnight Games will be adding new characters and plot elements for the sequel, all of which will take place on another mysterious island.
Sons of the Forest will feature improved visuals and gameplay, as well as a greater emphasis on teamwork than the original game, which only supported online multiplayer after its initial release.
Time of Publication: November 11, 2022
Back in 2018, Bethesda teased Starfield with a trailer, and since then, we haven’t heard much beyond a few tidbits leading up to an update at E3 2021.
We now know that the game will launch simultaneously for Xbox One and PC, as well as for Game Pass.
In Starfield, players will embark on an epic open-world adventure in space, much like in previous Bethesda RPGs like Skyrim.
It’s not entirely clear why people are looking to the heavens, but if we had to hazard a guess, it would involve extraterrestrial life.
Date of Publication: December 8, 2022
When it comes to post-apocalyptic open worlds, the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games are known for their attention to detail.
After three installments, the series seemed to fizzle out, despite sharing some similarities with the Metro and Fallout role-playing games.
In S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, players will explore “The Zone,” a radioactive wasteland near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster.
Radiation levels in this region are so high that trash collectors who live there often acquire extraordinary powers.
Date of Publication: To Be Announced
Aside from games made specifically for the movies and the occasional mobile release, not many games have delved into the enchanted world of Harry Potter.
Next year, however, that will change with the release of Hogwarts Legacy, an open-world action role-playing game developed by Avalanche and published by Warner Bros.
The player assumes the role of a first-year student at Hogwarts in the late 1800s and must select a House, enroll in classes, and investigate the school’s mysterious grounds.
They’ll level up and learn to use a variety of spells, concoct potions, tame magical creatures, and fight enemies while navigating a morality system that takes their actions into account.
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed
Date of Publication: To Be Announced
Later this year, Friday the 13th: The Game and Predator: Hunting Grounds developer Illfonic plans to release a new Ghostbusters game that supports cooperative multiplayer.
In Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, four players take on the role of Ghostbusters, while a fifth player assumes control of a ghost.
Ghost has powers that allow it to cause mayhem and avoid detection, while Ghostbusters have a wide variety of weapons, traps, and instruments to track, attack, and subdue enemies.
As they progress through the game, players can improve their gear, gain access to new gadgets, and build their own unique loadouts.
The exact date of release is currently unknown.
Coming soon, Fraymakers is a crossover game that follows in the footsteps of Super Smash Bros.-style 2D platform fighters.
Fighters from popular indie games like Octodad, Downwell, Rivals of Aether, and Slay the Spire are featured in this fighting game.
Eighty or more distinct sequences of motion represent the various attacks and abilities available to each fighter.
In addition, Fraymakers will have a content creator that will allow players to make and use their own creations in the game.
Occupy Mars: The Game
Time of Publication Announcement
Occupy Mars is a survival game with a very technical gameplay system, which may appeal to you.
The goal of the game is to discover the Red Planet and set up a colony there so that humanity can continue to thrive.
You’ll be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, including but not limited to base construction and improvement, exploration of neighboring areas, collection of resources, cultivation of food supplies, production of oxygen, and more.
The game is realistic and simulated, but not unforgiving, so you can expect to die a lot as you learn the ropes of Mars colonization.
Date of Publication Not Yet Determined
Amplitude’s next project will expand into real-time action, despite the developer being best known for a series of dedicated-strategy games released under the Endless moniker.
In Endless Dungeon, players assume the roles of shipwrecked heroes tasked with defending a sacred crystal from monsters as they make their way through derelict space stations.
Each playable character has their own unique set of skills, weapons, and strategies that can be mixed and matched to create powerful new synergies.
We can’t wait to try out Endless Dungeon on PS5 because of the tantalizing combination of MOBA, strategy, twin-stick shooting, and tower defense that it promises.
Date of Publication: To Be Announced
Players of the upcoming free-to-play first-person shooter Gundam Evolution will pilot Mobile Suits straight out of the popular anime.
Six players compete against six others in matches that focus on teamwork, precision, and command of your suit’s abilities to complete objective-based challenges.
Each Mobile Suit Unit comes equipped with its own set of weapons, methods of movement, and survival and support strategies.
There will be a battle pass system and cosmetic rewards for improving your pilot and suit in the game.
Dune: Spice Wars
Date of Publication: To Be Announced
The franchise’s emphasis on competing factions, resource management, and diplomatic maneuvering makes a Dune strategy game the obvious choice.
If you fall into this camp, you’re in luck: a game with this premise is in the works and will be released later this year.
Dune: Spice Wars, developed by Shiro Games (also responsible for Northgard), is a tactical strategy role-playing game (RPG) with 4X elements.
The game puts players in charge of different factions like Atreides’ and Harkonnen’s as they compete for control of spice, land, and other valuable resources.
Metal Slug Tactics
Date of Publication: Not Currently Known
Many were taken aback by the announcement of Metal Slug Tactics, given that the series is best known for its retro run-and-gun games.
Trailer suggests otherwise, though: Leikir Studio has a surefire hit on their hands, one that takes obvious cues from titles like Final Fantasy Tactics and Fire Emblem.
The game is also said to incorporate roguelike mechanics, which will make both gameplay and advancement feel new and exciting.
We’re willing to take a chance on Metal Slug when it comes out later this year to see how well it meshes with tactical RPG gameplay.
Date of Publication Not Yet Determined
Project Eve is an upcoming action game about a woman who must fight strange creatures on a post-apocalyptic Earth, reminiscent of games like Bayonetta and Devil May Cry.
Eve dispatches foes with a combination of spectacular attacks, parries, and dodge maneuvers while wielding her blade, in a style reminiscent of combo-heavy action games.
There will be a heavy emphasis on platforming segments in which Eve must learn to master the environment by climbing walls, squeezing past enemies, swinging from ropes, and more.
While the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller is required for haptic feedback in Project Eve, it is also planned for release on Xbox One and PC.
Date of Publication: Not Yet Determined
Ubisoft’s upcoming free-to-play multiplayer sports game, Roller Champions, will launch sometime later this year.
The game has a cartoony art style similar to games like Fortnite and plays like roller derby with a dash of Rocket League.
During a game, opposing teams pass, tackle, and perform acrobatic tricks in an effort to keep possession of a ball and score on a hoop mounted on the wall.
When players win matches, they gain fame, support from other players, and access to better clothing and accessories.
Hollow Knight: Silksong
Discharge Date: Not Yet Determined
While many of Hollow Knight’s core Metroidvania elements will be carried over into Silksong, they will be utilized somewhat differently.
Hornet, a curious bug-like creature, will be the player character’s focus.
Hornet is kidnapped at the beginning of the game and taken to a mysterious and terrifying kingdom.
Instead of leaving the kingdom by going down, players will have to make their way up and encounter over 150 brand new creatures.
Date of Publication: To Be Announced
Atomic Heart has had one of the more interesting development stories, with reports indicating that it may not even be the same game anymore despite having been scheduled for release in 2018 and then later in 2019.
As a “first-person shooter with RPG elements,” the game is currently in development at Mundfish, a Russian indie studio.
Atomic Heart is set in an alternate reality where the Soviet Union’s research has led to a technological revolution, and it is reminiscent of such classics as BioShock and Fallout.
The player takes the role of a Soviet KGB agent tasked with breaking into a radio silent facility.
Slime Rancher 2
Date of Publication: To Be Announced
Monomi Park, an independent game developer, is hard at work on a sequel to their upbeat farming simulation game Slime Rancher.
In Slime Rancher 2, you’ll follow Beatrix LeBeau as she explores a new world filled with ancient mysteries and bizarre animals on Rainbow Island.
You’ll be able to collect and breed a wide variety of slime creatures, each with its own unique traits and personality, thanks to your arsenal of slime-wrangling tools.
You can earn Newbucks to spend on ranch improvements and new gadgets once you understand the game’s plort-based economy.
Date of Publication: To Be Announced
Palworld, the upcoming open world game by Pocketpair Games (best known for Craftopia), straddles the line between weird and genuinely exciting.
It’s a survival crafting game with a Pokemon-like twist, as you can catch and train a variety of creatures called “Pals.”
You can use the unique abilities of the monsters you capture in combat, agriculture, construction, fishing, and many other activities.
The concept of Palworld is intriguing, even if it is a little disconcerting to see cute animals coexisting with weapons like shotguns and assault rifles and even rocket launchers.
Time of Publication Announcement
Developed and published by Pearly Abyss, the team behind the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game Black Desert, Crimson Desert is an upcoming open world game.
The game was reworked from its original concept—a prequel to Black Desert—into a completely new game set in a medieval fantasy world.
It puts players in the role of a mercenary who must explore a world ravaged by war in order to complete quests and enlist fellow mercenaries to fight alongside them.
Since the game’s open world is expected to feature severe weather, having some extra support is invaluable.
Date of Publication: Not Yet Determined
If you’ve been waiting for Vampire: The Masquerade 2, you can add V Rising to your list of anticipated vampire-themed video games.
You play the part of a vampire that has been dormant for hundreds of years but has now awoken to reclaim their throne.
Players will need to sack neighboring towns for “food” and other supplies, rebuild their castle, and turn locals into obedient servants if they want to make it through the game.
All of this is presented in a fresh and stylized visual style, enhanced by the inclusion of online multiplayer that you can try out in advance by signing up for the beta.
Date of Publication: To Be Determined
As far as space operas go, Ixion looks like an exciting package that aims to combine city-building, survival elements, and unrestricted exploration.
You play the role of the Tiqqun space station’s Administrator, tasked with the mission of finding a new habitable planet for humanity.
Aiming for the stars, players will be tasked with maintaining the station as they explore the galaxy in search of new resources and habitable planets.
On your way, you’ll run into random events that will test your adaptability and meet other survivors who are willing to help you out.
Wild West Dynasty
Date of Publication: To Be Announced
Wild West Dynasty is a survival management sim with a western theme that players of cowboy games like Red Dead Redemption 2 should keep an eye on.
The goal of the game is to establish one’s own ranch while braving the dangers of the Old West.
You can ride a horse, build your own town however you like, and complete hundreds of missions in the game’s story mode.
While additional information is currently scarce, the developer Virtual Magic has promised to share more in the first few months of 2019.
God of War
On PC, God of War will be available on January 14, 2022.
The most anticipated game of 2018 has returned, this time exclusively for PC players to experience for themselves what has been so widely discussed about the God of War series. Kratos returns in this new take on the legendary series, but this time he’s a father and he’s after the deities and monsters of Norse mythology rather than the Olympians.
Rainbow Six Extraction
On PC, you can get Rainbow Six: Extraction on January 20th, 2022.
Since Ubisoft’s first game, based on a Tom Clancy novel from the 1990s about a high-tech, multinational counter-terrorism unit with the codename Rainbow, we’ve come a long way. The Rainbow Six novels sparked a popular series of tactical shooter video games that have, up until this point, stayed relatively grounded in reality. Players in Rainbow Six Extraction engage in what amounts to a tactical co-op shooter against a parasitic alien race known as the Archaeans.
The PC launch date for Strange Horticulture is January 21, 2022.
Hold on a second if you’ve heard this one before: In Strange Horticulture, you play as a store owner who uses their occult horticultural knowledge to help the community and solve mysteries. It’s also a puzzle game, by the way. Strange Horticulture’s gameplay, setting, and stories are large parts of the game’s appeal. The other half is its inherent attractiveness. You can pet your cat in this game, which is a major selling point.
Not for Broadcast
The official date for the release of the NBB PC is January 25, 2022.
This game may have been in early access since 2020, but the time for its full, official release has finally come. Set in a dystopian alternate 1980s Britain ruled by an oppressive and radical government, Not for Broadcast is a simulation of broadcast news (or propaganda television). During a live broadcast, it is your responsibility to edit together footage from various cameras, apply appropriate filters, and insert commercial breaks. The end result is usually quite humorous. The official 1.0 release includes the game’s third and final chapter, 17 hours of new TV content, 17 new advertisements, new story endings, and many other small additions.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human
Stay Human is coming to PC on February 4, 2022 with Dying Light 2.
The open world of Dying Light 2, the sequel to the 2015 zombie survival action game, is set 20 years in the future. While zombies are still the main foes, players will also have to contend with the numerous communities and outposts spread across the City’s vast open world. The City, one of the last human settlements, is on the verge of collapse, and you, of all people, have been entrusted with the task of saving what’s left of civilization.
Date of PC release of Sifu: February 8, 2022
Pak-Mei Kung-Fu provides the basis for intense hand-to-hand combat in this third-person action game. In each game, the player takes on the role of a young Kung Fu student seeking vengeance against those responsible for the death of his family. He keeps dying, but each time a mysterious pendant revives him, at the expense of several years. Expect great things from this unrelated sequel to developer Sloclap’s fantastic Absolver.
King of Fighters XV
The release date for King of Fighters XV on PC is February 16, 2022.
Since its initial smash in 1994, the King of Fighters franchise has provided fighting game fans with an excellent platform, combining fan favorites from Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting with a slew of other SNK properties and some originals. Six years have passed since the last major KOF hit, but XV promises to make up for that with its roster of 39 playable fighters, a narrative conclusion to the series’ story mode, a new shatter strike mechanic, and — most importantly to fans — the implementation of rollback netcode to reduce online lag.
Total War: Warhammer III
On February 17, 2022, PC players can expect Total War: Warhammer III.
Total War: Warhammer III is the third installment in the Total War series, which combines real-time strategy with turn-based gameplay and returns to the Warhammer Fantasy universe created by Games Workshop. The Grand Cathay, Kislev, Khorne, Tzeentch, Nurgle, Slaanesh, and—if you pre-order the game—the Ogre Kingdoms will be available to players as options this time around. Warhammer III will have online, user-created battle modes.
Martha is Dead
On February 24th, 2022, Martha is Dead will be available on PC.
One of the earliest games to utilize Unreal Engine’s metahuman technology, this psychological thriller comes from the creators of the critically acclaimed The Town of Light. Set in Italy in 1944, you must cope with the death of your twin sister while also navigating the ruins of the country and the legends surrounding The Lady of the Lake.
The March 1, 2022, release date for the Elex II PC.
Elex II is a sequel to Piranha Bytes’ Gothic and Risen set in the’science-fantasy’ world of Magalan. In this open-world game, players take control of Jax and lead him on a mission to gather the various resistance groups to fight back against an alien invasion. It’s a heavy mashup of fantasy elements and futuristic technology, with fights against dragons taking place while you soar through the air on a jetpack and aliens being fought with bows and arrows.
FAR: Changing Tides
Date of March 1, 2022, for the PC release of FAR: Changing Tides.
In this sequel to FAR: Lone Sails, you must traverse the depths of the stormy seas after escaping the ruined cities and dusty plains. There are many new features in FAR: Changing Tides, but the gameplay still takes place in a cross section of your constantly changing and moving ship. This new story is meant to be a companion piece to the original game, and it features new puzzles, ship mechanics, and a main character.
STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN
On March 18, 2022, STRANGER OF PARADISE: FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN will be released for Microsoft Windows.
HOSTILE IN THE HEAVENLY CITY Team Ninja, creators of Nioh, have created a “retelling of Final Fantasy 1” called FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN. It allows you to take control of Garland, the original game’s main antagonist, and explore his backstory as he descends into madness. Real-time combat that feels like a street fight and drops piles of loot have transformed the staid Famicom JRPG into a Souls-like action-adventure.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
The March 25, 2022, release date for the PC version of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.
Tiny Tina, the most compelling aspect of Borderlands, gets her own game. The role-playing elements of the series are even more heavily featured in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. Tina’s favorite game is Bunkers & Badasses, and she plays the role of the dungeon master. The world is explored on a tabletop, but the combat takes place in the first person. The open world nature of the game’s setting allows for a wide range of additions, such as extensive character customization and the use of non-gun weapons like magic and melee in addition to the game’s famously vast arsenal.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
The April 5, 2022, PC release date for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has been confirmed.
For almost two decades, TT Games has been creating masterpieces out of LEGO bricks and well-loved stories. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, LEGO Harry Potter, and LEGO Indiana Jones are just a few of the family favorites created by the studio. However, everything began with LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, a game that showed the world how much fun digital bricks could have with the whole family. This massive video game from TT Games features 45 levels and over 300 playable characters, and it adapts all nine films in the Skywalker saga.
Warframe: Angels of the Zariman
Release date for the PC version of Warframe: Angels of the Zariman is April 27, 2022.
Free-to-play third-person shooter from Digital Extremes is still popular nine years after its initial release. The New War, the studio’s final major narrative update for Warframe, was released at the end of 2021 and concluded several arcs. The Angels of the Zariman DLC is a direct sequel, plunging players into the action aboard the Zariman Ten Zero experimental ship, the domain of the game’s stealthy Tenno. A new quest, the Gyre Warframe, and a player’s very own apartment are all part of Angels of the Zariman.
On April 20, 2022, Space Punks will be available for the PC.
On April 20, Flying Wild Hog, the studio behind the Shadow Warrior games and Evil West, will release their newest romp, Space Punks, in open beta. The multiplayer RPG is a top-down twin-stick shooter in which players take control of one of four antiheroes on a mission to plunder the galaxy while fending off waves of aliens and powerful bosses. The online game is free to play, but players can buy cosmetic items (which have no functional effect) from within the game.
Salt and Sacrifice
On May 10th, 2022, Salt and Sacrifice will be available for PC.
The side-scrolling soulslike sequel, Salt and Sacrifice, expands upon its predecessor’s desolate, solitary slog through a wasteland. While dealing with the damned souls that pick at your bones, the player must hunt vast Mages, which are multi-stage elemental bosses. Combating the game’s regular NPCs is challenging enough, but if you’re feeling particularly bold, you can enter a multiplayer mode where other players of different factions can aid or hinder your progress, depending on whether you choose to accept their assistance.
Evil Dead: The Game
The release date for the PC version of Evil Dead is May 13, 2022.
Based on the popular films and TV show, Evil Dead: The Game features both cooperative and competitive gameplay. You take control of Ash and his Ghost Beaters as they fight off waves of Deadites in iconic film locations. Use heavy implements like spades and chainsaws to drive the reanimated dead back into the ground. Alternately, you can play as a Kandarian demon that is on the hunt for the team and has taken possession of everything from players to trees in order to tear the good guys to shreds.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong
The PC version of Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong will be available on May 19.
Swansong is a Vampire: The Masquerade-inspired, choice-based narrative role-playing game in which you investigate an attack on Boston’s largest vampire clan as one of three different characters. You can uncover the conspiracy in any way that works best for you thanks to the diverse set of skills and perspectives each brings to the table. As long as you have the necessary skills and aren’t out for blood, you can get past any locked door by having one of your characters pick the lock or another use their persuasive powers.
Sniper Elite 5
The release date for Sniper Elite 5 on PC is May 26, 2022.
In May, players can once again dive into the WWII action of Sniper Elite. Either play solo as a lone gunman taking out Nazis in complex levels, or team up with a friend for twice the fun. The game’s primary mechanic is sniping, which allows players to locate an ideal vantage point in the expansive levels from which to eliminate specific targets. However, players must also deal with traps and careless guards who leave crates hanging above their heads. As a new multiplayer feature, players will be able to invade one another’s campaigns, increasing the risk that a rival sniper will be following you through Nazi-occupied France.
My Time At Sandrock
Release date for the PC version of My Time at Sandrock is May 26, 2022.
My Time At Sandrock, the sequel to My Time At Portia, allows you to rebuild a failing city into a thriving community in a way that is both gentle and post-apocalyptic. The early access game will center on the themes of creation, cultivation, and community. While replanting the land and constructing structures like bridges and plates, you may find artifacts from the past. Put simply, you need help. Fortunately, there are more than 30 NPCs to talk to in Sandrock. Give them presents and host gatherings to get to know them.
PC Building Simulator 2
The Sequel to PC Construction Simulator Is On the Way
Make computers and expand your digital realm. In PC Building Simulator 2, you build your own gaming computer from the ground up. Transform a boring box into a dazzling light show for your gaming rig. With over 45 different real-world brands represented, including AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA, you can mix and match components and set up intricate water-cooling systems without risking the destruction of an expensive graphics card.
UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection
The PC Version of “UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves” Is Almost Here
The PC version of UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves includes two remastered console classics. UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End is included, in which Nathan Drake travels the world in search of pirate loot. The levels are massive, out-of-this-world puzzles waiting to be solved. The Lost Legacy is the first UNCHARTED game to not feature series protagonist Nathan Drake. Chloe Frazer takes the lead as the player controls her in her quest to find the Tusk of Ganesh.
The release date for Saints Row for PC is August 23, 2022.
This new entry in the long-running Saints Row series will take inspiration from Saints Row: The Third’s careful balancing of serious and comedic gameplay and story, but without the series’ more recent titles’ penchant for outlandish antics. Some of the more adult themes from previous games are being removed from this one as well. The new game is an open world set in a city in the American southwest that is ruled by three rival gangs. Players will form a criminal organization of outcasts in an effort to seize power in the city.
Date of PC release of Forspoken is October 11, 2022.
Forspoken is a stunning new RPG developed by Luminous Productions, a team of ex-Final Fantasy XV programmers. Players take control of Frey Holland shortly after she is transported from New York to the fantasy world of Athia. Frey uses her newfound magical abilities to explore the beautiful but dangerous new world in which she finds herself, all in the hopes of returning home and overthrowing the tyrannical Tantas who rule it. The game’s bizarre foes, combined with Frey’s unconventional magic, promise to create memorable scenes of visual and mechanical brilliance.
Star Trek: Resurgence
The Next Star Trek Film, Resurgence, Is On The Way
The title “Star Trek: Resurgence” is appropriate. With so many shows and films exploring the galaxy in search of alien planets, it was only a matter of time before a new Star Trek video game was announced. Dramatic Labs, a studio comprised of former Telltale Games employees, created Star Trek: Resurgence, an adventure game set in the late TNG era. You’ll get to see anomalies, space diplomacy, and Spock’s visit from the perspectives of two different crew members as they work on a narrative adventure game full of diplomatic dialogue and technobabble.
We Can Expect Homeworld 3 Very Soon
This is the first proper sequel to the space-based strategy series Homeworld in 19 years, though remasters and spin-offs have been released intermittently since 2003. In Homeworld 3, we find ourselves living in an age of plenty made possible by a network of hyperspace gates. Karan S’jet returns to investigate why that network is crumbling. Still setting the series apart are the stark, austere space backdrops against which the player’s Mothership engages in the usual resource gathering, fleet building, and tactical battles of the genre.
The Rumble Universe Is On Its Way!
Rumbleverse, developed by Iron Galaxy Studios, is a 40-player brawler royale that adds fists to the traditional battle royale format. The players are launched into Grapital City via cannon, plunging them into a pugilistic playground where they can participate in a citywide, massive melee battle. Each player will develop a custom hero with which to compete for supremacy. When it launches, Rumbleverse will be available for free on the Epic Game Store.
New Train Tracks Are Being Built
Even if the economy on your distant planet has collapsed, that shouldn’t affect the schedule of your trains. In Railgrade, you improve the economic situation of a colony by constructing a well-organized rail network. Connect the dots across canyons and deserts to make a route that will get supplies to outlying settlements. Your fleet of trains is the fuel that will drive the industrialization of the world.
The original Settlers game came out in the early 1990s, and it was a real-time city-building strategy game with a deep supply-and-demand economy. The series has shifted its focus between economics, urban design, and military strategy over the years, but it has consistently delivered solid strategy games. This new entry, which, like the original, goes by the name “The Settlers,” is a reimagining of the series that promises a return to the series’ trademark methodical pace, meticulous attention to detail, and varied strategies for success.
25 Steam Tips for PC Gaming Noobs and Power Users
1. Secure Your Account With Steam Guard
Safety is crucial. Do not give any Glengarry Glen Ross fan access to your Steam account, lest they use it for evil. Using a robust password is the obvious solution to this problem. But the password alone isn’t enough; additional safeguards are required.
If you have Steam Guard enabled, whenever you log in from a device Steam has not previously verified, you will be prompted to enter a special access code. Depending on how you have Steam Guard configured, you will either receive an email with the unique code or be able to access it through the Steam Mobile app on your mobile device. In Steam, go to Account > Settings > Manage Steam Guard Account Security to turn it on.
2. Join the Steam Beta
You agree to use the publicly available features when you create a Steam account. However, the Steam Beta is open to anyone who feels particularly daring. This will grant you access to features that are still in beta, such as the upcoming Storage Manager in anticipation of Steam Deck. The procedure is outlined below.
Open the Beta Participation drop-down menu in Steam > Settings > Account. Choose the Steam Beta Update, confirm with OK, and then restart. Now, Valve will force you to use its experimental features.
3. Use Collections to Manage Your Library
By default, Steam presents your game library as a single, vertically-aligned list, arranged in alphabetical order. If you don’t have very many games, that will do the trick, but if you have close to 100, you may wish for better organization. Thankfully, Valve provides the means to organize your collection.
Create custom game collections (like Action Games or Indie Games) by right-clicking a game’s name and selecting Add To > New Collection. Both static and dynamic forms of collections exist. In a static Collection, you can assign a game to a specific section by right-clicking its title and selecting the corresponding options (or simply dragging and dropping it). As your library grows, a dynamic Collection’s filters can be set to arrange games in accordance with their predefined Steam tags.
If you want to see all of your custom collections in one convenient location, just click the Collections button.
4. Create a Steam Shelf
Game collections can be displayed in a number of different ways. Any Collection can be made into a horizontally scrolling Shelf by selecting Add Shelf > Choose a Shelf. All Games and Recent Friend Activity are just two examples of the many non-Collection defaults available.
5. Add a Non-Steam Game to Your Library
The games you want to play may not always be available through Steam. Let’s say, for some reason, Star Wars Battlefront II is high on your wish list. If you want to play Battlefront II on your personal computer, you’ll have to buy it from the company that gamers love to hate: Electronic Arts.
You get it, have fun with some light saber combat, and hope loot boxes are gone for good. Unfortunately, you don’t think it’s a good idea to use two clients to start games. Valve’s got you covered there, too.
Click Add A Game in the bottom left of the interface, and then select Add a Non-Steam Game to add Star Wars: Battlefront II (or any other PC game) to your Steam library. Then, select the desired titles and hit the “Add Selected Programs” button. That settles it!
6. Hide Steam Games
The need to conceal a gaming system occasionally arises. It could be a game you rarely play, but more likely it’s one you love but don’t want others to know you’re playing because you don’t want to spoil the experience for them. The I Love You, Colonel Sanders! is a prized possession, but no one wants to be ridiculed for having it. A Date Simulator That Will Make Your Fingers Itch?
Game hiding is a breeze. When you right-click on a game, you can conceal it by selecting Manage > Hide This Game. You can no longer browse your library to find the game; instead, you must enter its name into the Search box. Search for the game, then select Manage > Remove From Hidden to undo the disappearing act.
7. See the Big Picture
As part of its mission to integrate Steam into the living room, Valve developed Big Picture Mode, a streamlined interface optimized for use with high-resolution displays.
You can use a gamepad, mouse, or the late great Steam Controller to move around your game library, the Steam Store, the community message boards, and the chat client when you activate the interface by clicking View > Big Picture Mode.
8. Continue Playing on Another PC With Steam Cloud
Did you know you can save your game progress in the cloud and pick up right where you left off on a different computer? Your game saves are automatically uploaded to Valve’s servers when you enable Steam Cloud (Steam > Settings > Cloud > Enable Steam Could Synchronization).
Please be aware that not all games support this option. However, many of them are in favor of it.
9. Share Your Steam Game Library
The fact that your PC games are digital doesn’t prevent you from sharing them with family members. With Family Library Sharing, you and up to nine other people who have access to the same gaming PC can share your collection of games.
Simply check the box labeled “Authorize Library Sharing On This Computer” by going to Steam > Settings > Family. Once you give someone else access to your library, they can download and play any of the titles there, barring any that need a third-party security key. You can rest assured that their progress won’t interfere with yours because they each have their own save files.
10. Monitor Frame Rates
Because few players appreciate the sacrifices that sometimes must get made to make a game run at 60 frames per second, we really dislike that frame rate counting has become such an important part of the online video game discourse. However, sometimes you just want to check out how far your rig can push polygons.
Let’s say you recently upgraded your PC’s graphics processing unit (GPU) and are curious how your games run on it. To activate the FPS Counter, head to Steam > Settings > In-Game. Then, after starting your game of choice, a frame rate counter will appear.
High Contrast Color can be activated to make the counter stand out, and its position on the screen can be customized.
11. Refund a Steam Game
A small amount of danger is always present when purchasing a video game. There is a chance it won’t start up. It could have a terrible frame rate. It could just be a bad product. Fortunately, you can lessen the blow with Valve’s refund policy.
A list of your most recent Steam purchases can be viewed by selecting Help > Steam Support. Simply select the game and the problems you’re having, and you’ll be taken to a page where you can submit a refund request. In order to qualify for a refund, you must have played the game for less than two hours and make your request within two weeks of purchase. The game itself, any downloadable content, any in-game purchases, any pre-orders, and even hardware like the Steam Controller or Steam Link can all be returned for a refund.
To be clear, Streets of Rage 4 is a fantastic beat ’em up. For the sake of illustration, it was included here.
12. Trade Cards for Cash
Valve introduced Steam Trading Cards, collectible digital cards, a few years ago. If you trade or buy enough cards, you can use them to make badges, which you can then display on your profile. You can get a new profile picture, discounts, and emoji in chat by making badges. But none of those things are required of you in any way.
Instead, consider listing your cards on the Steam Marketplace. Select Profile > Inventory to view your collection. Select a card, then click Sell, then set your price and click OK, List It.
A typical drop will earn you a few cents, while rarer cards will fetch a higher price. Card prices are determined by supply and demand in the Community Market, which fluctuates based on the time of day and the popularity of the game with which a given card is associated. I haven’t yet made more than $5 on the sale of a single card.
If you can sell enough cards, you can use the funds to purchase additional content for your game or even a new one.
13. Give the Gift of Gaming
Valve makes it easy to buy games as presents for other people. To give a game to a friend as a gift on Steam, you add it to your shopping cart as you normally would, but instead of clicking Purchase For Myself, you click Purchase As a Gift and choose the recipient from your Friends List. Okay, that settles it.
You can choose to have the game delivered instantly to the recipient’s Steam account, or you can schedule a delivery for a special occasion.
14. Stream Your Gameplay Sessions
While Steam isn’t quite as robust as Twitch or Facebook Gaming, it does provide broadcasting features so that friends can watch each other play. To change the stream’s video resolution, privacy settings, maximum bitrate, and other vital options, go to Steam > Settings > Broadcast.
To see what your friend is up to, select them from your Friends List and then click Watch Game. The public can also tune in to the broadcasts. Keep in mind that if you want to record video, you’ll need an additional program.
Check out How to Get Started in Game Streaming: The Ultimate Guide for a comprehensive overview of the broadcasting process.
15. Stream Games Across Your Home Network
It’s not very different from streaming online to share content with another device on your local network. In addition to a host PC running Steam, you’ll need a TV, phone, or mobile device. You’ll also require Steam Link, the convenient app that lets you log in from non-host devices. The procedure is outlined below.
Make sure you’re logged into Steam on both the host PC and the remote device before attempting to use Steam Link. Click the tab labeled “Other Computer” to get a PIN. Choose Options > Remote Play on the host machine. To pair your device with your Steam Link, go to Steam and select Pair Steam Link. Once you’ve established that link, you can use your home network to watch video games online.
16. Take a Steam Screenshot
Instead of recording a video, you can press F12 to capture a screenshot of your current game screen. Visit the View Screenshot Library section of a game’s page to peruse your captured images. The in-game screenshot shortcut can be modified in the options menu.
17. Configure Your Gamepad
Valve knows its PC gaming audience uses a wide variety of gamepads, so it built support for those controllers into Steam. In either the regular Steam interface or the expanded Big Picture mode, you can adjust your controller settings by clicking Steam > Settings > Controller.
18. Add a Game to Steam to Gain Easy Controller Support
As was previously mentioned, you can use Steam to play games that aren’t available on Steam. We also mentioned how superior the controller support is on Steam. With these two features, you have a nearly ideal game launcher that can run games on your PC with ease, even those that don’t have native controller support.
A button to add games can be found in the Steam interface’s bottom-left corner. To see a list of all the games that will work on your PC, select “Add New Game” and then “Add a Non-Steam Game.” If you can’t find the game you want here, try opening file explorer by clicking the Browse button at the bottom of this window. After the file has been added, start the game via Steam. The app ought to initiate controller support mechanically.
19. Follow Steam Curators
There are a lot of good and bad games on Steam, making it difficult to choose which to play. Advice from an authority can be invaluable at times. Steam Curators are trusted publications and personalities, such as your friends at PCMag, who curate lists of games they think you’ll enjoy.
20. Turn Steam Into a Jukebox
Did you know that there’s a music player in Steam? You can add your computer’s music library to the Steam jukebox by going to Steam > Settings > Music (Steam-purchased game soundtracks are already included). It’s essentially just a basic music player that plays music and lets you make playlists. Simply select View > Music Player to launch the audio player.
21. Check Proton Compatibility
The Steam Deck, like its predecessor the Steam Machine, is powered by Linux (SteamOS). How well, then, will it run all of the Steam games you normally use Windows for? Developers can port their Windows games to Linux with minimal effort thanks to the Proton compatibility layer. Since Proton is already functional, you can see which Windows games run best and which need tweaking by visiting the fan-run ProtonDB(Opens in a new window) database. Be sure to monitor Valve’s official game compatibility checker, as well.
22. Select a Steam Start Page
When you first launch Steam, you’ll be presented with Valve’s online store. This need not be the case. Navigate to Steam > Settings > Interface and then click the highlighted drop-down box to modify the homepage. Store, Library, and Friends are just some of the seven homepage options available.
23. Pick an Auto-Update Time
Game updates, whether they contain bug fixes or new content, are a constant presence in the gaming industry. This will cause a flood of updates for games you’ve already bought on Steam. Thankfully, the app gives you the option to schedule when the updates will be downloaded. To schedule a download, go to Steam > Settings > Downloads.
Select a beginning and ending time in the Only Auto-Update Games Between box in the download restrictions section. This is helpful if, for example, you want your games to update themselves while you sleep.
24. Sort Your Installed Games By Size
Let’s be honest: modern games take up a lot of space. It’s easy to misplace track of your precious hard drive or SSD space, with AAA games often requiring 50-100GB or more. Thankfully, Steam makes it simple to organize your games by file size, so you can confidently delete them if necessary.
You can do this by visiting your library, selecting the games you want to sort through, and then clicking the Sort By bar. Selecting Size on Disk initially brings up a submenu with additional options for sorting your games. The games you’ve installed will automatically move to the top of the shelf, and their respective dimensions will be clearly displayed just below the game panels.
25. Bulk Delete or Bulk Install Games
To make space in your ever-expanding Steam library, you may want to remove games you no longer play. You could also reinstall games you’ve been itching to play again or games you bought in bulk during a renowned Steam Sale. This easy-to-follow guide will help you quickly and efficiently install or remove multiple games at once.
To delete or download multiple games at once, use the Ctrl key while clicking on the titles in your library’s left-hand column. If you’re satisfied with your choices, you can right-click any of these games and select “Install” or “Uninstall” to add or remove them from your computer.