8 Best New RPG Video Games for 2022

Looking for the best new RPG video games in 2022? I’ve got my list. This is definitely not a list of all the RPGs coming out this year, but it’s my choice for the top roleplaying games on various systems. Keep reading to learn more about these games and see if they match up with your own list.

Top 8 RPG Video Games in 2022

Here’s the list!

Babylon’s Fall

  • Developer: PlatinumGames, Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release: March 3, 2022

Babylon’s Fall is an upcoming action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix. In BABYLON’S FALL, you can experience the refined action seen in titles like NieR: Automata from PlatinumGames. This is a high-octane hack-and-slash adventure that we’re looking forward to playing in 2022.

Babylon's Fall RPG - 2022
Babylon’s Fall RPG – 2022

Hogwarts Legacy

  • Developer: Avalanche Software
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Release: TBA 2022

Harry Potter RPG. Yay? There’s some fans who are going to be excited about this, but if you’re not a Harry Potter fan already, there’s a very good chance this isn’t going to tickle your RPG itch completely. Nothing against Harry Potter books or games or movies, but we don’t expect too much unique and innovative from this title. We’re happy to be surprised, though, and we’ll be watching closely at it launches sometime in 2022.

Forspoken

  • Developer: Luminous Productions
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release: May 24, 2022

Forspoken is another upcoming action role-playing video game developed by Luminous Productions and published by Square Enix. Set to be released in Q2 of 2022, it’s looking to be at least very decent. The story of Forspoken follows the journey of Frey, a young New Yorker transported to the beautiful and cruel land of Athia. In search of a way home, Frey must use her newfound magical abilities to traverse sprawling landscapes and battle monstrous creatures.

Starfield

  • Developer: Bethesda
  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Release: November 11, 2022

The world has been waiting a loooooong time for Starfield, but there’s another launch date planned. Yes, they’ve fallen through on such dates in the past, but maybe this is it? Hopefully? This is an epic-sized space exploration action RPG is an ambitious project and the first new universe in 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release: TBA 2022

What can we say? BOTW was and still is a classic RPG. The world has been waiting for BOTW 2, and we’re about to get it – finally! Designed by Hidemaro Fujibayashi, we’ve heard that it takes place in the same world, Hyrule. According to a Zelda wiki, ” The trailer concludes with scenes of Hyrule Castle being violently lifted up from the ground by a huge mass of Malice.” Nice. We can’t wait for this one, and we’ll be talking more about it likely.

Dying Light 2: Stay Human

  • Developer: Techland
  • Publisher: Techland
  • Release: February 4, 2022

It’s been a while since we’ve had a Dying Light game, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. By working on it so long, we’re hoping that Techland has managed to pull off something that’s difficult in the video game world – a good sequel. We’ll be watching the release closely and may have another article or two to write about this zombie action RPG.

Horizon: Forbidden West

  • Developer: Guerrilla Games 
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Release: February 18, 2022

The first Horizon game – Horizon Zero Dawn – wasn’t perfect, but it was better than your average roleplaying game. From what we’re hearing, Guerrilla Games has taken the best from the first game and expanded upon it a little while fixing most of the major headaches in the first title. There’s new territory to explore in this game which can be exciting. The game is launching in mid-February 2022 and has been highly anticipated for a while now.

Best RPG 2022 - Elden Ring
Best RPG 2022 – Elden Ring?

Elden Ring

  • Developer: FromSoftware
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Release: February 25, 2021

The creators of the Souls franchise – which spawned the Souls-like sub-genre of RPG – is back with a highly anticipated roleplaying game for most of the major platforms. The action RPG (ARPG) was developed by FromSoftware and is being published by Bandai Namco Entertainment in February 2022. With writers George R. R. Martin and Hidetaka Miyazaki working on the project, I’m sure we can expect great things.

More Good RPG in 2022 and Beyond?

If you want even more great RPG games, check out Best RPG Games for PS5 in 2022 which includes older games that are still highly playable in 2022. Thanks for reading!

Paul Bellow

LitRPG Author Paul Bellow

Paul Bellow is a LitRPG author, gamer, RPG game developer, and publisher of several online communities. In other words, an old school webmaster. He also developed and runs LitRPG Adventures, a set of advanced RPG generators powered by GPT-3 AI. Here at LitRPG Reads, he publishes articles about LitRPG books, tabletop RPG books, and all sorts of DND content that's free to use in your personal tabletop campaign - i.e. non-commercial use. Enjoy your stay and reach out on Twitter or Discord if you want to make contact.

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