February 2022 Top Game Releases

February 2022 brings RPGs and competitive shooters!
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Every month brings new games to the video game landscape. However, there are some that stand above all the rest in both quality and hype! The following list of games features multiple genres, but each of them has had some type of popularity since their game announcements. More than a handful have been featured in gaming industry events such as E3 or the 2021 Game Awards.

Many of them may seem familiar, some might be a complete surprise! Either way, here are new games being released in February 2022!

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life is strange remastered

One Sentence Summary

The same trauma and heartbreak but in better graphics!

Official Summary

Return to Arcadia Bay and experience two award-winning Life is Strange games like never before! Remastered visuals and animation breathe new life into the great cast of characters and gripping stories.

The Life is Strange Remastered Collection includes Life is Strange Remastered and Life is Strange: Before the Storm Remastered.

life is strange remastered

Developer

Deck Nine, Dontnod Entertainment

Publisher

Square Enix

Platforms

PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X and Series S, Google Stadia, PC

Release Date

February 1

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storyteller game

One Sentence Summary

Become an author!

Official Summary

Storyteller's charming animations and comic-panel design allows for a unique puzzle mechanic. Use your wits to retell iconic tales — or experiment and find something new.

Play with a library full of characters and themes, featuring heroes and villains, dragons and vampires, infidelity and remorse, love, lies, madness, and more! Use the blank canvas to manipulate secrets and desires, slay monsters or terrorize people with them, betray lovers or bring them together. You know how the stories go — but this time you are the author.

storyteller screenshot

Developer

Daniel Benmergui

Publisher

Annapurna Interactive

Platforms

PC, macOS, Nintendo Switch

Release Date

February 1

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the waylanders

One Sentence Summary

Top down adventure through eras and cultures.

Official Summary

Slip the bonds of fate in this party-based RPG filled with Celtic myth and historical legend. Discover thrilling adventure alongside mortal companions and immortal allies as you explore the world of The Waylanders.

the waylanders

Developer

GATO STUDIO

Publisher

GATO STUDIO

Platforms

PC

Release Date

February 2

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dying light 2 stay human

One Sentence Summary

These blackouts are definitely not from a fun night on the town.

Official Summary

Over twenty years ago in Harran, we fought the virus—and lost. Now, we’re losing again. The City, one of the last large human settlements, is torn by conflict. Civilization has fallen back into the Dark Ages. And yet, we still have hope.

You are a wanderer with the power to change the fate of The City. But your exceptional abilities come at a price. Haunted by memories you cannot decipher, you set out to learn the truth… and find yourself in a combat zone. Hone your skills, as to defeat your enemies and make allies, you’ll need both fists and wits. Unravel the dark secrets behind the wielders of power, choose sides and decide your destiny. But wherever your actions take you, there's one thing you can never forget—stay human.

dying light 2

Developer

Techland

Publisher

Techland

Platforms

Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

Release Date

February 4

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olliolli world release

One Sentence Summary

Skateboard in a way you never could in real life!

Official Summary

OlliOlli World is a bold new skateboarding action-platformer that’s bursting with personality. Flip and flow through the vivid and vibrant world of Radlandia, meeting colorful characters as you grind, trick, and air your way to discover the mystical skate gods on your quest for Gnarvana.

Traverse a delightful and weird world as you take on missions, challenges, and make new friends along the way. Customize your character’s looks, tricks, and style while you experience explorable levels with multiple paths that provide an array of opportunities for player expression. Challenge the world in Leagues or dare a friend to beat your best tricks on one of millions of sharable levels. Experience the accessibility, depth, and player freedom as you dive into the signature flow state gameplay of OlliOlli World.

olliolli world

Developer

Roll7

Publisher

Private Division, Take-Two Interactive

Platforms

PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X and Series S, PC

Release Date

February 8

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sifu

One Sentence Summary

A new challenge, both emotionally and physically.

Official Summary

Sifu is the story of a young Kung Fu student on a path of revenge, hunting for the murderers of his family. One against all, he has no allies, and countless enemies. He has to rely on his unique mastery of Kung Fu as well as a mysterious pendant to prevail, and preserve his family’s legacy.

The hunt for your enemies will take you through the hidden corners of the city, from the gang-ridden suburbs to the cold hallways of the corporate towers. You have got one day, and countless enemies on your way. For every mistake, time will be the price to pay.

Careful positioning and clever use of the environment to your advantage are key to your survival. Use everything at your disposal: throwable objects, makeshift weapons, windows and ledges... The odds are stacked against you, and you will be offered no mercy.

sifu

Developer

Sloclap

Publisher

Sloclap, Microïds

Platforms

PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC

Release Date

February 8

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unbound worlds apart

One Sentence Summary

Mess with physics for the good of the world!

Official Summary

Unbound: Worlds Apart is a challenging, atmospheric and hand-drawn puzzle-platformer set in a universe where all worlds are connected by portals. You control Soli, a gifted young mage who has the power to open portals and control the unique properties of each world - such as inverse gravity, time manipulation, super strength and more.

Using these newfound skills, Soli must journey across dangerous and mysterious worlds, each brimming with secrets and challenges. You must use every skill Soli has to defeat a ruthless evil that is tearing reality apart, while learning the shocking truth behind your world’s collapse.

unbound

Developer

Alien Pixel Studios

Publisher

Alien Pixel Studios, Digerati, Perpetual Europe

Platforms

PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, PC, Linux, Mac

Release Date

February 9

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crossfirex

One Sentence Summary

Another shooty-mc-shooter for those disappointed by Battlefield 2042.

Official Summary

CrossfireX delivers an intense first-person shooter experience where players are immersed in a sprawling global conflict between the world’s two most formidable private military factions.

crossfirex

Developer

Remedy Entertainment, Smilegate, Xbox Game Studios

Publisher

Smilegate, Xbox Game Studios

Platforms

Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One

Release Date

February 10

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know by heart game release

One Sentence Summary

Immerse yourself in a world not very different from our own.

Official Summary

Know by heart... is a game about accepting loss. The plot, the music, the intuitive gameplay and atmospheric mini-games work together to weave an illusion of briefly returning to one’s childhood and inevitably growing up, the feeling of time slipping through our fingers.

Players will be immersed into the quiet life of a provincial Russian town, where traces and echoes of the Soviet era can still be seen and heard.

Misha, the protagonist, is stuck in his monotonous, dead-end job, until one day the routine is shattered as his school crush returns to town. For the first time in years, Misha regains hope of escaping the ennui of his daily life. A brief but tumultuous episode of the town’s life is interwoven with the story of a gang of childhood friends coming back together. It’s up to them to journey down memory lanes and rekindle their friendship, but their memories of the past and the very bonds between them become threatened...

know by heart

Developer

Ice-Pick Lodge

Publisher

Ice-Pick Lodge

Platforms

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch

Release Date

February 10

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kungfu kickball

One Sentence Summary

Pixel graphics can’t take away the pain of kickball.

Official Summary

Compete against your friends in a fantasy sport that mixes soccer with kung fu action movies. Fly through the air and unleash a flurry of punches, kicks, and mystical arts to overpower the other team and smash the ball into their bell. Every bell ring counts as a point and the team with the most points when time runs out is crowned the winner.

Hone your skills in the single-player championship modes against increasingly difficult AI, then duke it out with friends in either local multiplayer or online multiplayer in versus or quickmatch modes.

kungfu kickball

Developer

WhaleFood Games

Publisher

Blowfish Studios

Platforms

Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac

Release Date

February 10

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total war warhammer 3 game release

One Sentence Summary

The fantasy version of our own inner struggles and demons.

Official Summary

Far beyond the world and its petty wars there exists a dimension of pure, malevolent magic: The Realm of Chaos. It is a terrible place, incomprehensible to the mortal mind. It whispers promises of power, but to behold it is to be seduced by it. To relinquish your soul to it. To become it.

The world stands on a precipice. A single push will plunge it into a cataclysm.

And there is one who schemes to achieve just that, an ancient figure who desires nothing less than to wield supreme power. But to succeed, he will need a champion…

The coming conflict will engulf all. Will you conquer your daemons? Or command them?

total war warhammer 3

Developer

Creative Assembly, Feral Interactive

Publisher

Feral Interactive, Sega

Platforms

macOS, PC, Linux

Release Date

February 17

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horizon forbidden west game release

One Sentence Summary

Save the planet one robot at a time.

Official Summary

Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon.

The land is dying. Vicious storms and an unstoppable blight ravage the scattered remnants of humanity, while fearsome new machines prowl their borders. Life on Earth is hurtling towards another extinction, and no one knows why.

It's up to Aloy to uncover the secrets behind these threats and restore order and balance to the world. Along the way, she must reunite with old friends, forge alliances with warring new factions and unravel the legacy of the ancient past – all the while trying to stay one step ahead of a seemingly undefeatable new enemy.

horizon forbidden west

Developer

Guerrilla Games

Publisher

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Platforms

PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

Release Date

February 18

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witch queen destiny 2 dlc

One Sentence Summary

A reason to get back into Destiny 2!

Official Summary

Delve into Savathûn’s Throne World to uncover the mystery of how she and her Lucent Hive stole the Light. Learn the secrets to crafting new weapons, the new Glaive, and survive the truth within her web of lies.

A twisted wonderland of corruption and splendor, Savathûn’s Throne World plays host to a fragile balance of power. From her palace to the swamp, all that she hides can be found here.

Create custom weaponry with unique mod, shader, and stat combinations. Master the new Glaive weapon type and unleash powerful melee combos, projectile attacks, and a deployable energy shield.

destiny 2 witch queen dlc

Developer

Bungie

Publisher

Bungie

Platforms

PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, Google Stadia, PlayStation 5, PC

Release Date

February 22

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martha is dead game release

One Sentence Summary

Nothing goes well when twins are involved.

Official Summary

Martha Is Dead is a dark first-person psychological thriller, set in 1944 Italy, that blurs the lines between reality, superstition and the tragedy of war.

As conflict intensifies between German and Allied forces, the desecrated body of a woman is found drowned… Martha!

Martha is dead, and her twin sister Giulia, the young daughter of a German soldier, must alone deal with the acute trauma of loss and the fallout from her murder. The hunt for the truth is shrouded by mysterious folklore and the extreme horror of war that draws ever closer.

martha is dead

Developer

LKA

Publisher

Wired Productions

Platforms

PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 5

Release Date

February 24

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elden ring game release

One Sentence Summary

The better Game of Thrones video game?

Official Summary

Rise, Tarnished, and be guided by grace to brandish the power of the Elden Ring and become an Elden Lord in the Lands Between.

In the Lands Between ruled by Queen Marika the Eternal, the Elden Ring, the source of the Erdtree, has been shattered.

Marika's offspring, demigods all, claimed the shards of the Elden Ring known as the Great Runes, and the mad taint of their newfound strength triggered a war: The Shattering. A war that meant abandonment by the Greater Will.

And now the guidance of grace will be brought to the Tarnished who were spurned by the grace of gold and exiled from the Lands Between. Ye dead who yet live, your grace long lost, follow the path to the Lands Between beyond the foggy sea to stand before the Elden Ring.

elden ring

Developer

FromSoftware Inc.

Publisher

FromSoftware Inc., BANDAI NAMCO

Platforms

PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PC

Release Date

February 25

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