November and December are the best months to remember, a time to hand out the GOTY Awards and think about what the past year meant to PC gaming. It’s also when we start to take a closer look at next year, which is to say any big games that were delayed. This year, that’s Starfield, a pretty big game.
None of that is stopping new games from releasing in the late fall and early winter, though, and there are still some potential hits on the 2022 release schedule. I think three of them in particular could turn out to be bigger than expected. that the gaming scene as a whole is realizing right now:
- Marvel’s Midnight Suns it’s weird, but in a compelling way. That’s what I thought when I played a bit earlier this year, and wasn’t sure if others agreed, but now I feel validated: Fraser called it “unusual” but said he “loves it.” It could be pretty big if it manages to appeal to both Marvel fans who normally wouldn’t be interested in a Firaxis tactics game and Firaxis fans who wouldn’t normally be interested in a Marvel game.
- Ixion Space Colony Management Simulator It’s not a game I’ve heard much about, but the industrial space art is appealing and Chris liked his short demo. It could quietly become the strategy game that fills our dark winter nights.
- Choo Choo Charles sounds like the kind of thing that could become a game streamers have fun with for a week or a new horror phenomenon.
Those games are the ones that stand out to me the most, but they’re not the only games left to be curious about in 2022. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide could become one of our favorite games this year, at least once we get past this lengthy beta period. . And if the holidays get you in the mood for space horror (don’t they always?), you’ll want to keep in mind that the new mutant gore tracker from the creator of Dead Space is coming out in December. Below are all the great PC games that will be released before the end of the year: