Role-playing games (RPGs) are still a hot property on the gaming market. RPGs have been around for decades, but today there is a large variety of video games with RPG elements. In this article, we’ve compiled 10 best RPGs to play in 2022 and beyond.
What does RPG mean in games?
RPG stands for role-playing game, which means that you take on the role of a character and develop your skills as they would in pen-and-paper style RPGs. You must also make strategic choices whose consequences will last throughout an entire story arc—introducing RPG into other genres such as action or adventure is not possible without cheating!
Not all games have been designed with exact twists from pen-and paper rpgs, but most of the time RPG elements are easy to recognize.
10 Best RPGs To Play In 2022
RPGs are one of the most popular gaming genres. They can be played on any platform, be it PC, Android, or even your mobile phone. If you are looking for some great RPGs to play in 2022, here are 10 best RPGs to play in 2022.
Release Date: February 25, 2022
Developers: FromSoftware Inc.
Platforms Available on : PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows.
Genre(s): RPG / Action-Adventure takes place in a fantasy universe named Shadow of the Tomb Raider where Lara Croft is returning to it’s last adventure Rise Of The Tomb Raider . Actually this game has two games running at once – an action adventure game that is Lara Croft’s search for the lost tomb of her father, and an epic RPG full of action set around different locations. The game gets you more into gamer while at first feeling a bit rough but it will keep on challenging you till the end including overall 11 hours gameplay.
Release Date: 2022
Developers: Avalanche Software
Platform/s available : Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows. These games are also coming to Vita though the developer has not yet confirmed anything with regards to an EU release. This Sony Interactive Entertainment published game will be based on 1993’s “” computer role-playing HP I & II””. The team purchased the rights from Zylus Entertainment back in 2014 .
Horizon Forbidden West
Release Date: February 18, 2022
Developers: Guerrilla Games
Platform/s available : PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5. Also coming to Xbox One but we don’t have any exact date from it yet. The game was first announced back on February 2018 for the Japanese market with a release of January 2019 by Alchemist studio and now HWI has been given the license . It’s not a surprise that it will be released in late September because HWI doesn’t have any typical release date as they usually change between its original planned dates.
Release Date: November 11, 2022
Developers: Bethesda Game Studios
Platform/s available : Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows. I believe this will be a multiplayer focused game with while not the focus being on it’s single player campaign but rather its online content (Free Roam area). Affected by all of your stories prior to you reaching certain points making sure that every party for a start is balanced in terms of perks gained from previous storylines. A nice touch would also be how both friends’ leaderboards are automatic so there is no need to always fight over the top spot.
Release Date: May 25, 2022
Developers: Luminous Productions
Platform/s available : PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows. Celeste’s team made it clear that they have no plans of releasing a sequel but instead are focusing on making improvements to the first game rather than expanding it into one more chapter would be my conclusion 100%. I believe we’ll see this “remake” as there have been many facial animations/Talentiometry in both Androids 2:2, 2:4 and 2:6 all based from what is known about the first game. An interesting point is that there are five playable characters in this remake, all of which have their own stories and skills/traits pertaining to each story branch (three levels per characters) rather than one main character being able to play through all three branches would also be a nice touch I think.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
Release Date: March 15, 2022
Developers: Team Ninja, Square Enix, Koei Tecmo
Platform/s available : PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox One. With it’s original title being Stranger of Old, I’m certain this update to take place after is just as “of-the-time”.
In no way in looking at every single entry into Final Fantasy game series would a game that released 20 years ago be playable on current generation systems nor even one 25 years old dominate sales charts within the popularity with their competitors let alone stay relevant over 100+ entries.
Release Date: 2022
Developers: WB Games Montréal
Platform/s available : PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows.
An interesting note that I found is this game was also stated to be another DC Multiverse title. Like Lego Dimensions Batman’s team was assembled by the Joker with a plan implicating using Penguin as an alternative capture of Batman or Trigon in the event his personality wasn’t contained within Superman but instead proven duplicitous towards him causing things to eventually go horribly wrong; Arkham Knight himself would then be ripped from the game world itself and sent to hell where he would serve demons as part of their army. So essentially this is a resource war against demonic forces in an interdimensional limbo? (Like Insidious Interdimensionals). Anyway just wanted to make that note about it being considered for another DC Multiverse title, I thought Arkham Knight was odd but Gotham Knights does have my attention now especially with Warner Bros adapting most if not all Bat-vill ains and relatively unknown villains for Batman films setting up an expansive universe; all in consideration of it being another DC Multiverse title.
Lego Dimensions Universe:
Adam West Lego’s also supported inclusion but WB Games Montréal crafted the Halloween Adventure expansion to Batman, The Movie, set scenes from the film into a role-playing video game immersed with 4 player gameplay utilizing split screen while fighting enemies based on that year’s movie release during it’s reign. Adam West is however nowhere to be seen in the expansion nor any other cast of characters aside from that point, so it can safely not be considered a part of WB Games Montréal’s “Lego Dimensions”, especially as expected but never confirmed their own video game version set after Justice League: No Man’s Land because this was an alternate order than what most assumed would occur (e.g.).
Release Date: 2022
Developers: Drop Bear Bytes
Platform/s available : Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems, Xbox One.
In 2022, a rash of death-related events were discovered in Seattle WA; over twenty people have died as the result only to be found deceased by electrical chairs. A forensic scientist by day and criminal psychologist/profiler at night was assigned to analyze these deaths while they’re confirmed still unresolved mysteries on how they perished but all signs point them heading towards being dangerous victims of malicious futuristic equipment called “Epidemic Shatterer” which could emanate catastrophic effects on power systems and purify infected/contaminated bio-culers as they aren’t the original owners. The story’s main protagonist (a former Enclave agent) is determined first to learn the truth of his own past, then that of a mysterious communicator found related to this case which he decides surrendering it after being assaulted by hostile forces consisting mostly mutant law enforcement officers with suits while their disguises were removed to him, and only afterwards would he be one of the victims himself some time thereafter.
Release Date: March 1, 2022
Developers: Piranha Bytes
Platform/s available : Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox One. Delve into the adventures of Elex as you build a settlement against all odds. After successfully navigating to and through an ancient ruin filled with unknowns, interact and trade for new technology – survive harsh alien environments including deserts, snow fields and swamps – research/scout valuable supplies through excavation using tools such as explosives to expose certain regions otherwise hidden by rockfall tectonics or xeno-zombies infected by a mysterious parasite which could turn grown men and women into shambling vegetable warriors. A post-apocalypse game of trading, exploration, discovery and survival set in a future Earth dominated by machine life.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong
Release Date: May 19, 2022
Developers: Big Bad Wolf Studio
Platform/s available : Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox One. A new ‘Swansong’ chapter in the long-running “Vampire: The Masquerade” series adds a fresh insight into half-vampires, their struggles and how they act under insane world circumstances. Vampire experiences will be played through morose characters driven by necessity rather than inevitability as players encounter stressful ethical dilemmas with moral ambiguities that play out different ways depending on which bloodline you pick from the five available to select from.
RPGs are a genre that can be played over and over again, allowing you to dive into a world of fantasy and imagination. Whether you’re looking for an adventure to the first time or an old favorite to play with your friends, there’s a game out there for everyone. We’ve outlined 10 games that will help you get started on your quest, so make sure to check them out! Which RPG do you think is the best? Let us know in the comments below.