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Best Upcoming Xbox Series X/S Games in 2022

Check out our list of the best and most anticipated upcoming games for Xbox Series X and Series S in 2022!

With the booming success of Game Pass and numerous acquisitions, Xbox has been seeing its best years in a long time.

And while there are plenty of amazing games that you can play on your Xbox Series consoles right now, there are some exciting games to look out for!

Here are some of the best upcoming games for Xbox Series X and Series S in 2022!

Most Anticipated Games for Xbox Series X/S in 2022

Here are some of the games you should keep an eye on for Xbox Series X/S in 2022:

Evil Dead The Game Xbox Series X and S
Saber Interactive

Evil Dead: The Game

Based on the iconic Horror franchise, Evil Dead: The Game is set to bring that cheesy terror and humor into an asymmetrical co-op game.

Players will get to play as Ash Williams or his friends, in co-op and PvP multiplayer. Players will also get to play as the Kandarian Demon to defeat the survivors.

The multiplayer Horror genre in video games is set to have a big boom in 2022, and one to watch out for is Evil Dead: The Game!

Release Date: May 13, 2022
Game Pass: No

Star Trek Resurgence Best Upcoming Xbox Games in 2022
Dramatic Labs

Star Trek: Resurgence

Star Trek; Resurgence, developed by Dramatic Labs, is a story-driven single-player adventure game set in the Star Trek universe.

It follows on from the events of Star Trek: The Next Generation films and is set in the year 2380. Even better, Dramatic Labs was formed by a group of former Telltale employees, which means Resurgence will likely feature some great narratives like existing Telltale stories.

Those of you who love Star Trek and multiple-choice narrative-focused games, you’ll likely have a great time with this one.

Release Date: Spring 2022
Game Pass: No

Best Upcoming Xbox Series Games in 2022 Redfall
Bethesda

Redfall

Redfall is developed by Arkane Studios and is one of the first Xbox console exclusives since the Bethesda acquisition.

While not much is known about the game yet, it’s said to be an open-world co-op FPS, which will see you and/or friends taking on some nasty vampires.

Each character has special abilities to help hunt the creatures of the night. It’s also said to blend multiplayer and solo gameplay seamlessly to create an incredible world.

Most games without much information would likely be a “wait and see”, but Arkane Studios are award-winning studios that created games such as Dishonored, Prey, and Deathloop. It’s safe to place your bets on Redfall being equally great.

Release Date: Summer 2022
Game Pass: Yes

Saints Row

The Saints Row franchise started out as a pure-blood competitor to Grand Theft Auto, before leaning into more wacky elements. It all concluded with Saints Row IV, where the main character became President of the United States, before being taken into a simulation by aliens. Yeah…

Saints Row aims to take the series back to its roots, without becoming too serious. It’s a reboot, which focuses on growing a gang from the start, but allows for customization levels like Saints Row has seen before.

For those who are a fan of the original Saints Row series, or who want to see a more upbeat Grand Theft Auto, Saints Row will be exactly that.

Release Date: August 23, 2022
Game Pass: No

Warner Bros.

Gotham Knights

If you’re a fan of Batman, DC, or just superheroes in general, Gotham Knights will be one to keep an eye on!

It’s set in Gotham City after the death of Batman, where Robin, Red Hood, Batgirl, and Nightwing must take on some of Batman’s greatest villains.

It’s a co-op Action-RPG, which is also open-world. You’ll be able to traverse Gotham with your friends, stopping any criminals.

Release Date: October 25, 2022
Game Pass: No

Starfield

Starfield

Starfield is developed by Bethesda, known for its incredible RPG games such as Fallout and The Elder Scrolls franchise.

It’s also their first new IP in years, going from the fantasy of games like Skyrim to the vacuum of space. It seems to be an interesting sci-fi RPG.

While we haven’t seen gameplay yet, Xbox has announced an Xbox Bethesda showcase with Starfield center stage. And Bethesda’s other games have been mostly well-received, so Starfield will hopefully follow the same pattern!

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GSC Game World

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

The S.T.A.L.K.E.R series is a difficult but immersive experience. The series is primarily set in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone, filled with mutants and other dangers to watch out for.

You’ll have to survive in one of the most dangerous places on Earth, in this FPS Survival Shooter.

This is a next-gen console exclusive, meaning it will take full advantage of the Xbox Series console’s power. The S.T.A.L.K.E.R series is known for its difficulty, but if you tend to like immersive and atmospheric games, it could be amazing.

Release Date: December 8, 2022
Game Pass: Yes

Hogwarts Legacy Beta Sign Up, Release Date and More
Warner Bros.

Hogwarts Legacy

An open-world Harry Potter game, which is completely single-player and is set in the 1800s? Sign us up!

Hogwarts Legacy will see you playing as your own character, set in Hogwarts as a fifth-year student. You’ll head to magical lessons, learn spells, and choose between being a good wizard or a dark one.

Hogwarts Legacy recently got a State of Play with lots of gameplay footage. And suffice to say, it looks pretty damn good.

Harry Potter fans will definitely need to watch out for this one when it arrives on Xbox Series X/S in 2022.

Release Date: Holiday 2022
Game Pass: No

Sonic Frontiers Best Xbox Games Releasing in 2022
SEGA

Sonic Frontiers

Sonic the Hedgehog has seen a comeback in recent years, with some hit feature films, well-received games, and more.

And we’re hoping Sonic Team’s next game will keep up the latest praise for the character. Sonic Frontiers is an “open-zone” game where you’ll experience high-velocity freedom and battle powerful enemies.

Sonic the Hedgehog has a long history of games that hit below the mark, but Sonic fans should be excited about this upcoming title.

Release Date: Holiday 2022
Game Pass: No

The games below are currently TBC for a release date in 2022. This means they could have a release date at any point in 2022, or be delayed until 2023. We will update as and when required.

Best Upcoming Xbox Series Games in 2022 Slime Rancher 2
Monomi Park

Slime Rancher 2

Slime Rancher 2 is a sequel to the indie smash-hit. The original is one of the cutest, and most rewarding games to play for an audience of any age.

And it seems that the sequel will continue that tradition. With the original’s main character returning on an adventure to the new Rainbow Island.

You manage a ranch filled with adorable little Slimes, feed them to get their Plorts, and sell Plorts to make money and get more Slimes!

Slime Rancher 2 is also an Xbox Series console exclusive, which is available day one on Game Pass!

Release Date: 2022
Game Pass: Yes

Plague Tale Requiem Xbox Series X S
Focus Entertainment

A Plague Tale: Requiem

A direct sequel to the first, and critically acclaimed game, A Plague Tale: Requiem sees players follow the continued story of Amicia and her brother Hugo.

They’re threatened by supernatural forces, as well as a brutal world in which they can only look out for each other.

A Plague Tale: Innocence was an award-winning experience, which only heightened the hype for the eventual sequel. You can even play the first game on Game Pass right now too!

Release Date: 2022
Game Pass: Yes

Avatar Frontiers of Pandora Anticipated Xbox Series Games 2022
Ubisoft

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

The Avatar series is finally returning, with the sequel to the box office hit arriving soon. And Ubisoft has tasked Massive Entertainment with developing a new game related to the world of the Avatar series.

Players will play as a Na’vi in a part of Pandora called the Western Frontier. It’s a first-person, action-adventure game that will take all of the elements which made Avatar amazing.

While it takes place in the same universe as the Avatar films, it is a standalone story. That means people who like the look of it won’t need to watch the films.

Release Date: 2022
Game Pass: No

Ghostbusters Spirits Unleashed Best Xbox Games Coming in 2022.jpg
Illfonic

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed

Ghostbusters: Spirit Unleashed is another asymmetrical PvP and co-op game that sees four players as Ghostbusters and one player as a Ghost.

If you’ve ever dreamed of being a Ghostbuster. Or, you’ve dreamed of terrorizing the titular cast (no judgment here), this will be the game to watch out for!

Release Date: 2022
Game Pass: No

Those are some of the games on Xbox Series X/S that you should watch out for in 2022! This could be a very exciting year for Xbox gamers, especially those with Xbox Game Pass!

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