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JAN 28 2022

New Video Game Releases February 2022

It's hard to believe that it's already February. If you followed the game releases of January 2022, we definitely delivered some great video games for PlayStation, PC and Switch, so you can kill some time. PC gamers could finally feel the wrath of Kratos in God of War and the joys of home decoration in Hometopia. PlayStation players visited the strange, faraway land of Weird West and experienced a futuristic battle in Rainbow Six Extraction. But we also recommended some cute games for the Nintendo Switch fans who explored the land of Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus and many galaxies far far away in the Astroneers.

Fantasy Takes Center Stage With Horizon and Elden Ring

February comes rolling in with a “fantastic” selection of AAA games, such as the sequel of Horizon, called Horizon Forbidden West, and the long-awaited action RPG Elden Ring by FromSoftware - two of the most anticipated games of the year. In addition, this month we welcome GRID Legends for Xbox fans and twisted worlds of Destiny 2: The Witch Queen. For the Nintendo Switch pros, February also welcomes the classic Life is Strange Remastered Collection to the console, as well as the sequel of a survival horror game that has received good reviews, called Dying Light 2.

New Video Game Releases for PlayStation in February 2022

Horizon Forbidden West

The first game Horizon Zero Dawn - which was a free download for you if you followed Dundle magazine last year - is a highly anticipated open-world game with a unique story, memorable characters and fresh game mechanics. It introduces Aloy, the story's protagonist, who has to tackle a world full of evil robotic animals, and corrupt cult leaders. The storyline itself can get you invested in it for hours, also thanks to several intriguing side quests.

As with every sequel, the story of Horizon Forbidden West offers an even bigger and fresher action-packed open-world adventure for PlayStation fans who own a PS5 or PS4. Awe-inspiring robots, fancy new weaponry and even more scary cults are coming into play, for those who seek to uncover the truths of the dying world of Horizon Forbidden West. You can once again join the journey of Aloy, who left her hometown to explore the wild west of the post-apocalyptic world of Horizon. It looks like Killzone developer Guerrilla Games is heading for some golden reviews, again.

Hype Meter: 5/5

Elden Ring

Years in the making, Elden Ring was so highly anticipated that it almost became a classic before its actual release. This time, George R.R. Martin himself, the writer of the Game of Thrones books, joined the gaming board to work on the worldbuilding and lore of Elden Ring. Besides that, the game is presented in a true open-world style for the first time, which offers even better immersion. A smaller but significant change is that the character now rides horses and can jump freely. Yaay! As for the story of this action-RPG game, the aim is to discover the mystery behind the Elden Ring and bring peace to the Lands Between. One of our must recommendations for the year.

So Hidetaka Miyazaki, the mastermind behind the legendary Dark Souls games, is again giving the world another exciting video game. If you're not familiar with the genre, Dark Souls, Demon’s Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice are all from the same developer, FromSoftware, and they have a pretty similar core mechanic. If the character dies, all the currencies needed for an upgrade are lost, and all of the enemies are respawn. Save points are scarce, and if the character dies again before recollecting the lost coins or souls, then they are lost forever. These games have another similarity: their vague way of storytelling. Players won't get too many pop-up messages telling them where to go or hours of cinematic clips. They have to find their way in the mysterious lore all by themselves or with the help of other online players who can join in boss battles until they die.

Hype Meter: 5/5

  • Release date: February 25, 2022
  • Playable on: PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, PC
  • Developer: FromSoftware
  • Genre: Action RPG
  • Trailer: Elden Ring - Gameplay Preview

Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Zombies in video games are always a crowd-pleaser - they just work in every genre. After Dead Island, Dying Light gives a fresh new take on the zombie-killing FPS games. The visuals-focused world-building and the day and night concepts merged with some truly brutal fighting offer an action-packed, open-world FPS experience. PlayStation players can enjoy the horrors of zombie-fighting once again with Dying Light 2: Stay Human, where mankind is on the brink of extinction with a last remaining human colony.

In this harsh environment, players have to survive by utilizing daytime and night-time effectively. During the day, the infected hide behind the shadows, which is the perfect time for a survivor to collect loot. During the night, players have to figure out a way to survive on the streets against the hordes of zombies. Gamers can join forces with up to four players in co-op mode or just strengthen other online teams for survival. The choices that players make determine the fate of humanity and impact the story itself.

Hype Meter: 4/5

New Video Game Releases for Xbox in February 2022

GRID Legends

Off to the races with GRID Legends, the newest single-player and multiplayer racing game for those fond of speed. In this new GRID game for the Xbox Series X/S, players can challenge any of their friends in wheel-to-wheel motorsport competition. Gamers can choose to play local or go online with their buddies or solo against qualified racers from around the world.

In the world of GRID Legends, you can play against up to 21 friends cross-platform, meaning it doesn't matter if you own the game for the Xbox or PlayStation 5 or 4; players can challenge each other in the same online races. In the Race Creator mode, players are in charge of creating the ultimate championship. Or they can start their solo career in the Drive to Glory single-player mission with hundreds of events to explore. Get behind the wheels and start the engines!

Hype Meter: 3/5

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen

Also arriving in February, Destiny 2: The Witch Queen is the biggest expansion DLC since Destiny 2. Fellow Guardians, the protagonists of the game, already know how to take care of themselves in this super stylish, online-only, semi-multiplayer, first-person shooter. As you may guess, the three-player co-op multiplayer mode is here to stay, meaning players will be assigned to two other people online to overcome the main story.

We know from the story so far that Guardians have to journey into the witch queen Savathûn’s Throne World and recapture the Light that has been stolen. As for new mechanics, players can learn about crafting the mysterious weapon called Glaive and master special melee combos, energy shields and projectile attacks. Visually, this world is full of twisted experiences and hard-to-kill enemies, which means hours of an FPS shooting extravaganza!

Hype Meter: 4/5

New Video Game Releases for PC in February 2022

Total War: Warhammer 3

With its third installment, Total War: Warhammer 3 is securing its place as a critically acclaimed series. Based on the Warhammer Fantasy setting, this game picks up from where its predecessor left off - only now focussing on the east of its fantasy realm. So the campaign mode will take place within the Realm of Chaos - also coined the source of all magic. It will be twice the size of the Eye of the Vortex campaign that featured in the second game. As in all of the titles, players can manage their settlements and move armies around the map in a turn-based manner, as well as fight against and engage in diplomacy with AI-controlled factions. When multiple armies meet, the battle is fought in real-time. With small tweaks, new gameplay elements and new factions, this game is larger than life!

The new content for TW: Warhammer 3 contains the new human civilizations of Grand Cathay (based on Imperial China) and Kislev (based on Medieval Russia). Other new factions are based on the four Chaos Gods - Khorne, Tzeentch, Nurgle and Slaanesh. The Ogre Kingdoms race is also available for early adopters, such as those who pre-order the game or buy the game within its first week of release. If you own races from the first two Total War: Warhammer games, you have them unlocked for multiplayer in this third iteration. A combined map, similar to the “Mortal Empires” campaign from Total War: Warhammer 2, is created for owners of the first two games. In conclusion, a lot of awesome stuff is coming from developer Creative Assembly.

Hype Meter: 4/5

So what do you think about this month's releases? With AAA games, like Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West, it's definitely looking like the gaming industry is trying its hardest to please, not to mention other surprises like beat ‘em up Sifu and strategy game Total War: Warhammer III. Already looking at March's gaming releases, we are sure excited about what’s to come! Join us next month as well to discover the best video game titles of the month.

Other Game Releases to Look Out For in February

Make sure to check out additional upcoming titles on Dundle.com, like Lost Ark, Evil Dead: The Game, The King of Fighters XV, and more, and start playing today!

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Mark Hanyecz
Written by Mark Hanyecz