Top Games Ranking - Top 15 New Exploration Games Of 2022
Virtual worlds are vast and have many secrets and games about the journey to finding those secrets. Hi folks, it's Falcon, and today's game ranks in the top 15 exploration games of 2022.
Starting off at number 15, it's Sengoku Dynasty again, that looks to sort of bend genres and create a survival city builder.
Obviously, it would be impossible to do that without a massive exploration element, considering. This is a very pretty game. This is one that I think has just a huge amount of potential, and I'm really excited to see it because it's somewhere between being a kind of city-building simulator survival game and an RPG.
It's a life sim. I mean, there's a lot going on here and it really looks like it's sort of putting together a cohesive product, which the more genres you start throwing in, the less likely that is. I can't wait to play this. It's coming out sometime this year, currently slated for steam, hopefully on other platforms as well this year.
The Teen is Straying is a really interesting game in which you play as a cat that has to explore, survive, and find a way back to its family in a futuristic cyberpunk world in which there are no human beings.
It's populated fully by robots, and you, as a cat, explore this. It's a huge, huge city which is densely compressed, modeled after the old colon walled city, which doesn't exist anymore, but if you're interested in looking at something very densely, completely chaotic, like built without planning in a tiny area, straight up, look up pictures of that place because you can definitely see that in this game.
You play as a cat, which is, I mean, it's a completely different movement. The Paradigm Stray is coming to PlayStation 4 and 5 as well as Windows sometime this year.
Avatar: frontiers of pandora
Number 13 is Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. It is a pretty looking game. It's definitely got a great world to explore. The real question is, is it just going to be another Ubisoft game where you're finding towers and destroying the bases of your enemies?
Hopefully it's more. Because honestly, it is a very cool setting. The potential for an exploration-based open world game based entirely on this setting is pretty high. I've definitely got my fingers crossed for that, but I don't have any expectations for this at all. It would be nice if it turned out to be good.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is coming to Xbox One. PlayStation 5.
PC, and streaming sometime this year, and number 12 is Pokemon Legends Arceus, which switches up the Pokemon formula a pretty fair amount and, in doing so, creates a very intriguing game with a different set of exploration goals. I'm not going to do a lot to explain the setting. It's a game that's already out and I highly recommend playing it and being able to get into it yourself, but there's a time travel element, and you go way back to the Pokemon world equivalent of the Muromachi period, and it's actually really interesting to see the Pokemon brilliant, diamond, and Shining Pearl maps in such a different context, and it's interesting to see some of the historical things that they've managed to cook up involving them.
It's kind of like what would happen if you combined Pokemon with Breath of the Wild, and while that may sound odd, it really works. It's not that I don't want them to stop making mainline Pokemon games, but I would love to see more games like this as well. Pokemon Legends Arceus is out on Nintendo Switch now.
And, number 11 is Hogwarts, Legacy, which is an action RPG, but the fact of the matter is that a lot of people are going to be interested in playing this game just to sort of look around Hogwarts. They've essentially created a full Hogwarts to run around in, and for a lot of people, that is probably one of the best locations you could set a game in for exploration purposes. Hogwarts Legacy is coming to the PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch late in the year.
Lego star wars skywalker saga
And number 10 is Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, a massive, sprawling, nine-movie wide game that gives you access to pretty much every Star Wars mainline story as playable through the updated but still familiar Lego style.
The thing that I would say you could spotlight the most is how much better and more interesting combat is in this game. This is just a big celebration of the entire Star Wars saga. Nine is a terrible film and nothing can be done about that, but this is an overall good package. It doesn't take itself too seriously, it makes a lot of jokes, and the gameplay is very fun if you're looking for a Star Wars collect-a-thon.
This is pretty much the definitive one, and it updates the formula just enough to make it feel modern, and we don't lose anything in the process.
Hollow knight: silksong
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is available now and , number nine, is Hollow Knight Silk Song, a game that was announced in 2019 but we really haven't seen much about it. It was originally planned as a DLC that would be added into the original Hollow Knight's narrative and world, but Silk Song looks to be its own standalone product in terms of exploration and metroidvania.
Games are a great genre for that, but how and I really did a great job establishing it. There is a rich world there. There are some minor modifications here. You're playing as a character called Hornet who, instead of using souls, uses silk, which obviously sounds different but may also be the same thing.
We'll see i would guess that Silk is probably generated in a slightly different way and has different narrative implications, but we'll see. It's more like Hollow Knight. That's just something that fans of this genre are likely rather excited about. The game was rumored to come out back in February, but obviously we don't have the game yet.
All official sources Still, point to 2022, though, and we'll be seeing it on PC and Switch.
The day before
And number eight is the day before an open world zombie game that is heavily based on exploration. For one, you're not just attempting to survive yourself, but a lot of the point is to ensure that a colony of survivors can continue to survive and rebuild.
In the meantime, you can see some stuff that when you're set in a larger city setting looks a little like The Division, although I don't know exactly how analogous it is to that, I don't know. It looks like a really interesting game with a very detailed world with a lot of special attention paid to the vehicles.
That's how they want you to sort of venture through the countryside and see what you can find. The Day before is coming to the Xbox series, PlayStation 5, and PC. June 21st.