The 10 Best Video Games To Play This Month (Updated March 2022)
The start of 2022 started with surprisingly high profile releases, including a mainline Pokemon gaming, PC ports, FromSoftware’s latest Souls-like epic, and remasters of acclaimed PlayStation games. However, things continue to fill the vast catalog of 2022 games in March.
After a strong January and February filled with blockbusters, this month will see some smaller, but no less remarkable games to play. PlayStation and Polyphony Digital are set to release the next entry in their premium racing series, Nintendo and Square Enix are releasing their next JRPG adventure and more.
One of the most inventive games coming in March is from developer Tango Gamework Ghostwire: Tokyo. The supernatural action-adventure game is set in Tokyo through the first-person perspective of a young man trying to find out why almost all of its citizens have disappeared.
At the same time, ethereal spirits invaded the city, giving the game an exciting dose of the survival-horror genre. In terms of action, it mixes elements of karate with magic that gives the protagonist – Akito – a variety of ways to approach combat. The nocturnal neon aesthetic is also eye-catching, with Ghostwire: Tokyo launching on PlayStation 5 and PC on March 25.
Launch of Tomoya Asano and his team at Square Enix Octopath Traveler in 2018 to look back on the glory days of 16-bit RPGs. The team is back for Triangle Strategy, a turn-based strategy JRPG set in a new fantasy world. The tastes of fire emblem The rise in the mainstream has certainly helped the strategy RPG subgenre regain some ground, and Square Enix’s “HD-2D” art style is a perfect marriage of genre and visuals.
Its story focuses on three countries at war on the continent of Norzelia for precious natural resources, with a handful of characters at the center of the conflict. Triangle Strategy should be an exciting evolution of Octopath‘s foundations, and it will be released on March 4 on Nintendo Switch.
Gran Turismo 7
Xbox launched its latest entry in its respective racing franchise late last year in the form of Forza Horizon 5, and PlayStation is next to beat. After years of waiting, Gran Turismo 7 is about to be released with promising quality of life improvements and features.
Part of the additions include the return of classic game modes from previous titles in a streamlined way, such as the GT simulation mode single-player campaign, special events, championships, and more. Also, Gran Turismo 7 will also incorporate fan-favorite modes like GT Sport mode, Brand Central, and more. which were introduced in the parallel series Gran Turismo Sports. GT7 will launch on PS4 and PS5 on March 4.
The wonders of Tiny Tina
While the main line Borderlands the series is yet to receive a fourth entry, a spin-off game in the form of The wonders of Tiny Tina could be an entertaining appetizer while waiting. The game is technically a sequel to Borderlands 2more precisely the Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLCs. This game will retain the gameplay foundations established in previous games, with a combination of FPS and RPG genres.
Be known for taking place in colorful explosive and chaotic worlds, The wonders of Tiny Tina takes a fun twist on its setting by having a tabletop RPG-themed world that the titular character can change on the fly as a dungeon master. The game will launch on March 25 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
Ring of Elden
FromSoftware’s Ring of Elden seems to be the next step for Hidetaka Miyazaki and co. in the evolution of the Souls-like subgenre. It was announced at E3 2019, with near radio silence until June 2021. The hype is at a fever pitch now that it’s finally only a few weeks away. Ring of Elden takes place in a new world that A song of ice and fire author George RR Martin helped create, and the move to an open world makes this FromSoft the most ambitious yet.
His fight looks like a mix between dark souls and sekirowith an open-world design/traverse that seeks to draw inspiration in part from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It releases February 25 on PS4, PS5, XBO, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
Forbidden Horizon West
Guerrilla Games proved their versatility once they moved from first-person shooter IP Killzone to action RPG Horizon Zero Dawn. It was one of the best upcoming games of 2017, as well as the best of the last console generation. After being postponed from 2021, Forbidden Horizon West is about to come out.
Continuing the story of her predecessor, Aloy ventures into the coastal regions of the country to investigate a mysterious and deadly plague. Players will also encounter rival tribes, new mechanical creatures, and stunning biomes. Combat and traversal are both improved, with the latter getting new ranged and deep melee abilities. Forbidden Horizon West is one of the biggest PlayStation games to look forward to, and it’s launching on February 18 on PS4 and PS5.
God of War (PC port)
One of the biggest games of 2018, as well as Sony Santa Monica Studios’ best work to date, was God of the war on PS4. The story was a soft reboot that retained the original continuity but portrayed Kratos in a more sympathetic light as he dealt with the consequences of his actions in previous games in the long-running series.
Narratively, it took a more immersive and cinematic approach to storytelling while having an engaging new combat system. It was critically acclaimed upon release, Sony eventually ported it to PC with some welcome performance/visual enhancements to take advantage of the platform. God of the war arrives January 14 on PC via Steam.
Uncharted: Legacy Of Thieves Collection
As Sony finally embraces the PC for all the potential it has, the Unexplored franchise also sees ports in January. Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection is a pair of remasters for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and the fallout Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, with fan favorite Chloe Frazer in the lead role.
Although the story of Nathan Drake is over, this franchise remains the beloved IndianaJones equivalent in the gaming scene with its cinematically adventurous stories, lovable characters, and frenetic action/set pieces. It’s not just a PC port, though, as Legacy of Thieves Collection will also be available on PS5. The PS5 version arrives on January 28, and the PC version arrives later in the year.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus
For original, Nintendo and Game Freak’s triple-A versions Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the most anticipated month of January. Gaming IP has become increasingly obsolete in recent years, but Legends has the potential to be the much-needed boost fans are hoping it gets its premise.
Its approach to the world and gameplay is on a much grander scale, with several open environments that seem to mimic monster hunterthe structure of the quest and breath of the wild. Long-time fans will have their eyes glued to this new mainline title, as this format has incredible potential for the future if it’s critically successful. Pokemon Legends: Arceus arrives January 28 on Nintendo Switch.
The 343 Mandate on the Revered Halo the franchise was difficult at times, but now with Infinite fully released on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and PC, this seems like a welcome return to form. The early multiplayer rollout came with its controversies, but should be tweaked and tweaked now and in the future.
Among the many compliments Infinite Halo received was that multiplayer was a smooth evolution of what had come before, with the story campaign also being well received with its narrative and implementation of open-world gameplay elements. The story will be especially welcome for long-time fans, as it was the weakest part of Halo 5: Guardians too much. All of that praise easily makes it one of the best Xbox games to get on Game Pass.
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