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Event[]

COVID-19 restrictions mostly eased, although some countries still have them in place. 2022 was marked in large part by the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in February, with gaming companies like Microsoft and CD Projekt joining a global sanctions program against Russia in retaliation for the invasion, which included financial sanctions (such as banning Russian banks from the SWIFT international banking system), and the banning of all Russian company and individual-owned planes from a vast swathe of air space in Europe and North America. Major sports competitions either banned or sanctioned Russian teams and athletes, with perhaps the most high-profile events of these being the Haas Formula 1 team dropping controversial driver Nikita Mazepin and its flagship Russian sponsor Uralkali over ties of the owner of Uralkali to PM Vladimir Putin and the Russian government.

Many video game hardware and software companies operating in Ukraine have had to shut down as war ravages the country. The long-term impact of this war is not yet clear.

Notable video games[]

Notable video games so far released in 2022 include:

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, a tournament-style implementation of the popular TCG with single-player and multi-player support.
  • Re-releases of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and Kingdom Hearts III for the Nintendo Switch.
  • Upgraded version of Cyberpunk 2077 for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, with a limited patch available for previous-gen console systems.
  • Horizon Forbidden West, the hotly-anticipated sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, set in a post-apocalyptic Earth.
  • Elden Ring, a soulslike video game, was also released to critical acclaim in February.
  • Gran Turismo 7 was released exclusively to the PlayStation 5 in March as the latest main series Gran Turismo title since Gran Turismo 5 on the PlayStation 3. The game touts itself as both the ultimate racing simulator, as well as a guide to motor sports history in general to players new or unfamiliar with motor sporting history.

Video game releases[]

Name Release Date Category Region(s) Platform(s)
7 Days to End with You February 6, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
A New Leaf: Memories March WW, 2022 Video Game Microsoft Windows Undefined
A Perfect Day February 25, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Abriss 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
ACTION SANDBOX April 22, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Afterinfection February 2, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Against the Storm 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Aka WW Microsoft Windows, 2022 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Alan's Automation Workshop January 20, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Albert Wilde 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Alina of the Arena January 19, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Among Ripples: Shallow Waters 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Anemoiapolis WW Microsoft Windows, 2022 Video Game Undefined Undefined
ANNO: Mutationem March 17, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, Steam
Anuchard April 21, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Aquamarine January 20, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Artificial 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Astro Colony 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
At Home Alone Final January 1, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora 2022 Video Game International PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Luna, PlayStation Store, Stadia, Xbox Games Store
Bakery Simulator May 3, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Batora: Lost Haven 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Battle Bands March 17, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Battle Cry of Freedom March 1, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Bear and Breakfast 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Beat Invaders March 10, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Beneath the Mountain 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Best Month Ever! May 5, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Beyond the Storm 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Binary Smoke 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Black One Blood Brothers January 11, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Blacksmith Legends January 18, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Blade&Sword February 24, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Blood West February 10, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Boundary 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Buck Up And Drive! January 10, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Buggos March 17, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Builder Simulator June 9, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Café Stella and the Reaper's Butterflies March 25, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Capybara Spa March 14, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Card Shark 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Castle Morihisa February 10, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Cat Cafe Manager April 24, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Cave Crawler January 23, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Chinatown Detective Agency April 7, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Chromosome Evil March 24, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Coal Mining Simulator WW Microsoft Windows, 2022 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Colony Simulator February 8, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Covid Simulator January 25, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Crowns and Pawns 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Cult of Cards 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Cult of the Lamb 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Cyanotype Daydream February 9, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace July 15, 2022 Video Game International PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Stadia
Dead Grid March 24, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Deadly Fight 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Death Carnival 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Deduction February 10, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Deflector January 27, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Dialtown February 14, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Diplomacy is Not an Option February 9, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Divinity Chronicles March 10, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Downfall - A Slay the Spire Expansion March 26, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Drill Deal March 9, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
DUBIUM 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Dwerve 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Elderand 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Electrician Simulator 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
EndCycle VS April 21, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Epiphany City 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Ero Manager March 11, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Escape the Backrooms WW Microsoft Windows, 2022 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Evil West 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Exoblast January 31, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Expedition Zero March 24, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Fableforge WW Microsoft Windows, 2022 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Fashion Police Squad 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R 2022 Video Game International PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Stadia
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis 2022 Video Game International Android, App Store, iOS, Play Store
Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn WW Microsoft Windows, 2022 Video Game Undefined Undefined
For the Warp March 28, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
FPS Game: Dev Test March 1, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
GearCity January 14, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Ghostlore April 14, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Ghosts February 22, 2022 Video Game International PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, macOS
GhostWire: Tokyo March 25, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5
GigaBash 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
God of War (2018) January 14, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Godlike Burger April 21, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Gods of Sand February 7, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Gord 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Gran Turismo 7 March 4, 2022 Video Game International PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4
Grand Theft Auto Online March 15, 2022 Video Game International PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
Grand Theft Auto V March 15, 2022 Video Game International PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
Grapple Dog February 10, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Gunlocked April 29, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Haha Doodle January 25, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Heart of a Bird in a Cage 2022 Video Game International
Heaven Dust 2 January 6, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Hell Pie 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Help Me Remember, Satori-Sama! March 8, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Heroine Anthem Zero 2 February 22, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Hidden Deep January 24, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Highrise City 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Hobble 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Horizon II: Forbidden West February 18, 2022 Video Game International PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
How Fish Is Made January 14, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Human Apocalypse February 28, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux, Steam
HunterX April 29, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Ignited Steel March 9, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Ikai March 29, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Infernax February 14, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Instruments of Destruction March 2, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Internet Cafe Simulator 2 January 7, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Inua - A Story in Ice and Time February 10, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Iron Lung March 10, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Isometric World: Frame of Mind June, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
It follows you January 14, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
ITORAH March 21, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
IXION 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
JAMMO December 1, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Kaiju Wars April 28, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Kapital: Sparks of Revolution April 28, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Kardboard Kings February 10, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Kerbal Space Program 2 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, Steam
KINGDOM of the DEAD February 10, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Know by heart February 10, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
KUR March 17, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Land of Screens February 4, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
League Manager 2022 March 24, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Letters - a written adventure February 9, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Lily's Well January 4, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Line War 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Little Orpheus 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Lord Winklebottom Investigates Q2, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, Steam
Lords of Solgrund February 21, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Lost Nova May 11, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Lunacid March 15, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Mad Streets March 15, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Magna Fortuna March 19, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Mago: The Villain's Burger February 7, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Mahokenshi 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Make Your Kingdom January 20, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Memory Lost 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Metal Mind April 25, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Mike goes on Hike 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
MLB The Show 22 April 5, 2022 Video Game International PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch
Model Builder February 8, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Moo Lander 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Moonshine Inc. 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Mushy February 16, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
My life as an archeologist January 10, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
My Lovely Wife June 8, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
My Neighbor Alice 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Mythic WW Microsoft Windows, 2022 Video Game Undefined Undefined
NEBULOUS: Fleet Command February 11, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Neon White 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
New Home: Medieval Village January 14, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Nihongo Quest January, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Nobody - The Turnaround 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Nobody Saves the World January 18, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S
NORCO March 24, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Norland Fall WW, 2022 Video Game Microsoft Windows Undefined
Oblivity 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
One Lonely Outpost 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
One More Island May 16, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Operation STEEL January 27, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
ORX WW Microsoft Windows, 2022 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Outerverse January 7, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Palworld 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Phantom Gear December WW, 2022 Video Game Microsoft Windows Undefined
Porcelain Tales February 4, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Potato Flowers in Full Bloom March 10, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Power to the People February 8, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
PowerSlave Exhumed February 10, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Pupperazzi January 20, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Quiet Farm 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Ragtag Crew 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Recursive Ruin May 18, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Refactor March 29, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Regiments 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Rest in Jelly 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Reverie Knight Tactics January 25, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Rise of the Third Power February 10, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Rocket Bot Royale April 21, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Rogue Tower January 28, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
RPG in a Box May 11, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Saints Row (2022) August 23, 2022 Video Game International Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Sandwalkers Fall WW, 2022 Video Game Microsoft Windows Undefined
Scathe 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Sengoku Dynasty WW Microsoft Windows, 2022 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Sentimental K January 18, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Shadow Dreams: The Last Thought of Hope April 15, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Soda Crisis May 22, 2022 Video Game Microsoft Windows Undefined
Sonic Frontiers 2022 Video Game International PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows
Source of Madness May 11, 2022 Video Game Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch, Steam, Xbox Games Store, GoG.com Undefined
SpellMaster: The Saga February 16, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Spirit of the Island March 16, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Spirits of the Hellements April 28, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Steel Ocean: Wolves of Deep Sea April 20, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Strange Horticulture January 21, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Stray Blade 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Sucker for Love: First Date January 20, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League 2022 Video Game International PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Microsoft Windows
Supplice WW Microsoft Windows, 2022 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Survival Quiz CITY March 4, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Symphony of War 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Take The Throne April 20, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Tales of Wild 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Tap Ninja - Idle Game March 17, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Teravit WW Microsoft Windows, 2022 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Terra Invicta 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
TERRORbane April 1, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
THE BUTTON April 27, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
The Closing Shift March 19, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
The Darkest Tales 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
The Dead End May 14, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
The Deadly Facade March WW, 2022 Video Game Microsoft Windows Undefined
The Heart of Darkness April 16, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
The Hundred Year Kingdom February 3, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
The Odyssey of the Mammoth March 4, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
The one who pulls out the sword will be crowned king March 28, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
The Palace on the Hill 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
The Planet Crafter 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
The Serpent Rogue April 27, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
The Upturned March 23, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
The Wandering Village 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
The World According to Girl February 23, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
This Means Warp January, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Tiny Combat Arena February 22, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Tower Tactics: Liberation March 24, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Tree of Life 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
TrickShot 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Trigon: Space Story 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Trolley Problem, Inc. April 21, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Twins Edge : Back and Forth January 24, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Two Against the Legion March 6, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Two Point Campus May 17, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S
Undying Symphony January, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Uragun April 12, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Urbek City Builder WW Microsoft Windows, 2022 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Vagabond WW Microsoft Windows, 2022 Video Game Undefined Undefined
VenusBlood HOLLOW International January 7, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Virtual Aquarium April 3, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Void Marauders March 29, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Voidtrain 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
We Are One 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Whisker Squadron 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus March 18, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Wild West Dynasty 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Winter March 15, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
With You February 2, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Within Skerry February 8, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Workshop Simulator March 10, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic 2022 Video Game International macOS, Microsoft Windows
XEL 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Yaengard May 5, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Yotsume God -Reunion- February 16, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
You Will (Not) Remain January 7, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Young Souls March 10, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Zorya: The Celestial Sisters February 17, 2022 Video Game International Microsoft Windows

Hardware releases[]

Name Release Date Category Region(s)
Steam Deck February 25, 2022 Handheld PC North America
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