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Best Multiplayer Games Releasing in 2022

There are plenty of solid options for those players looking to share good multiplayer games with friends this 2022!

2022 is here, and many exciting games are coming to all platforms.

This year, in particular, has a lot of big releases like Elden Ring and Pokémon Legends: Arceus coming in the first months.

But, for those looking to share an excellent multiplayer game with friends this 2022, there are also many options.

It does not matter if you are on PlayStation, Xbox, or PC; this year undoubtedly brings a ton of multiplayer games options for you and your friends.

Best Multiplayer Games Coming in 2022

15. Crossfire X

This Xbox console exclusive shooter is the third entry in the Crossfire franchise. Notably, the campaign was developed by Remedy Entertainment.

As well, the game will also feature a free-to-play multiplayer developed by Smilegate Entertainment. This portion of the game borrows from the type of multiplayer mechanic you would experience on games like Counter-Strike.

Thus far, the game elements shown in regards to gameplay and graphics are promising. If you want a multiplayer game experience for free early in 2022, this is an excellent option for Xbox players.

Release Date: February 10, 2022
Platforms: Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One
Developer: Remedy Entertainment, Smilegate, Xbox Game Studios
Publisher: Smilegate, Xbox Game Studios
Genre: First-person shooter, Adventure game

14. Elden Ring

Hidetaka Miyazaki’s latest epic is about to be released. The Soulsborne series is known for its grim lands, hopeless aura, and fantastic coop experience.

Elden Ring does multiplayer much better than its predecessors. With many new mechanics that facilitate cooperation between worlds, Elden Ring can quickly become one of the best multiplayer games in 2022.

The vast open areas in this game are perfect for exploring with friends. Additionally, there are plenty of optional dungeons to investigate with your party.

Lastly, this title’s ESRB rating recently revealed some details about gory fights in the game, which drove hype even further!

Release Date: February 25, 2022
Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC
Developer:  FromSoftware Inc.
Publisher: FromSoftware Inc., BANDAI NAMCO, Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Genre: Action RPG

13. Gran Turismo 7

This is a must-have multiplayer game for those who are passionate about racing. Undoubtedly, it is one of PS5’s most anticipated titles this 2022.

After a long wait, PlayStation fans are getting a new entry in the famous racing sim franchise this year.

Gran Turismo 7 will benefit from next-gen hardware to deliver stunning graphics with the usual and accurate simulation-style gameplay this series is famous for.

For those on PS5, the game will support ray-tracing in some modes and adaptive triggers.

Release Date: March 4, 2022
Platforms: PS4, PS5
Developer: Polyphony Digital
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Sim Racing

12. Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

This retelling of the original Final Fantasy story is a significant departure from the franchise JRPG roots.

Square Enix has partnered with Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo to deliver an action-oriented title with Souls-like elements in the mix for this title.

Quite frankly, this title had me at “Souls-like” but made me stay for the cooperative elements it has. Gamers will be able to help friends out in their worlds through the online coop.

If you are looking for a multiplayer game and enjoy Final Fantasy lore, this is the perfect game for you in 2022.

Release Date: March 15, 2022
Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC
Developer: Team Ninja, Square Enix, Koei Tecmo
Publisher: Square Enix
Genre: Action RPG

11. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

Are you a fan of Borderlands and its crazy antics? If so, look no further than this game for your multiplayer options in 2022.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands serves as a continuation to the wacky Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep. This title has tabletop elements, and Tina serves as a crazy dungeon master guiding your adventure.

In general, this is more Borderlands fun with even more madness into the mix.

Release Date: March 25, 2022
Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC
Developer: Gearbox Software
Publisher: 2K Games
Genre: Action RPG, First-person Shooter

10. Isonzo

This strategy shooter revisits the struggle to gain control of the Isonzo area in the mountains of the Italian front during World War I.

In contrast to most modern shooters, this title aims for historical accuracy. The gameplay here is much more tactical than in titles like Battlefield and Call of Duty.

The goal here is to give you and your friends a unique multiplayer experience, focusing more on tactical cooperation based on which loadout each team member chooses.

Release Date: Early 2022
Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC
Developer: BlackMill Games, M2H
Publisher: M2H
Genre: Strategy, Shooter

9. Exomecha

Free-to-play, competitive online FPS, and Mechs?! That is exactly what this game promises. Exomecha is an upcoming free experience coming to Xbox as a console exclusive and PC.

There are not many details about the main plot behind this mech shooter, but we know that everything happens on planet Omecha.

Even without much plot to take in, there are mech dragons in this 2022 free-to-play multiplayer game, so it is worth giving it a shot!

Release Date: Early 2022
Platforms: Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC
Developer: TwistedRed
Publisher: TwistedRed
Genre: First-person Shooter

8. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl

This game changed over the years. A sequel to the first STALKER was announced many years ago, but that project morphed into many different ideas that never came to fruition.

After so many years, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl and its grim post-apocalyptic horror is almost ready to see the light of day.

Due to being one of the first Unreal Engine 5 games to be available, the expectations of this game are high, especially in the graphics department.

Note that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl’s multiplayer will not be available on day one, but it will become available through a free update at a later date.

Release Date: April 28, 2022
Platforms: Xbox Series X | S, PC
Developer: GSC Game World
Publisher: GSC Game World
Genre: First-person Shooter, Survival Horror

7. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp

Advance Wars is back! This might not be a new title, but it is a complete remake of the well-regarded Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising campaigns.

The artwork in this remake is a massive departure from the original games and might not be its strongest asset. Although, the gameplay is intact and completely worth revisiting.

If you are looking for an easygoing yet entertaining strategy multiplayer game to share with friends this 2022, this title is going to be the perfect option.

Release Date: Spring 2022
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: WayForward
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Strategy

6. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Are you a fan of Star Wars and happen to like LEGO games and their quirky humor? If so, this is definitely the perfect package for your multiplayer game needs in 2022!

This game revisits all nine Star Wars movies. Every epic moment in the film has been recreated with the LEGO aesthetic and humor.

The gameplay is very varied on each of the adventures in this title, depending on what moment of the Star Wars franchise you are reliving.

Additionally, the local coop feature is perfect for sharing this game with friends. Unfortunately, this game will not have an online multiplayer feature.

Release Date: Spring 2022
Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC, MAC
Developer: Traveller’s Tales, TT Games
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Action Adventure

5. Redfall

Arkane Studios and vampires? Yes, please! This new action-adventure title takes place on the island of Redfall, Massachusetts.

Here, you will choose one of the four characters available to survive both humans and vampires. This game is released only on Xbox Series X | S consoles and PC, meaning graphics would be a priority.

This game offers both a single-player experience and a multiplayer option so that you can enjoy it either way.

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Release Date: Summer 2022
Platforms: Xbox Series X | S, PC
Developer: Arkane Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Genre: Action-adventure, First-person shooter

4. Modern Warfare 2

Before we go on with this entry, have in mind that everything we know about Modern Warfare 2 has been through very solid leaks.

According to all these leaks, this will be the Call of Duty title of 2022. This franchise is a staple when it comes to multiplayer titles.

If you like shooters and having quick game matches with friends online, this is the perfect multiplayer game option for your this 2022.

Release Date: November 2022 (Speculated)
Platforms: TBD
Developer: TBD
Publisher: TBD
Genre: First-person shooter

3. Splatoon 3

The inklings are about that take over the Nintendo Switch once again. This new entry brings a new single-player campaign, weapons, and multiplayer maps.

This is one of the most entertaining multiplayer experiences you can find on Nintendo’s platform. In fact, it is one of Nintendo Switch’s most anticipated games coming in 2022.

If you are into competitive games that are also easygoing and a blast to play, Splatoon 3 is a perfect alternative.

Release Date: 2022
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher:  Nintendo
Genre: Action, Third-person shooter

2. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

We are ending this list with a DC vibe! Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League comes from the hands of Rocksteady Studios, the creators of Batman Arkham City.

Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, and King Shark are tasked with a mission that seems way above their league, kill the Justice League.

This title’s plot and visual style are enough to make it a solid recommendation. But, its multiplayer game elements make it a perfect option to play with friends this 2022.

Release Date: 2022
Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X | S, PC
Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Shooter, Action-Adventure

1. Gotham Knights

This DC title tells the story of a Gotham in decline after Batman’s death. Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and Redhood are the only ones left to bring back order to the city.

This action RPG game features a two-player co-op mode in which players can smoothly help each other complete in-game missions.

Release Date: 2022
Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC
Developer: WB Games Montréal
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Action RPG

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