25 VR Games We Can't Wait to Play in 2022 (2023)

We’re looking forward to plenty more games this year, as newcomers and trusted names in VR development alike are prepping to release bigger and better VR experiences.

Here we look at our most anticipated titles that are scheduled to release in 2022. We’ve ordered games according to their confirmed release dates, then the rash of titles sporting the ever-nebulous ‘coming in 2022’ release window, and then games that we have our eyes on (TBA). We update this article regularly, so make sure to check back for updated info.

Red Matter 2

  • Platform: Quest 2, PC VR
  • Developer: Vertical Robot
  • Releasedate: August 18th, 2022

Studiodescription: Red Matter 2 picks up right where the previous game left off. You might’ve escaped the titular red matter last time, but you certainly haven’t stopped it. Doing so will take you across the solar system, from a base on our own moon to a space station orbiting above Saturn’s rings, and beyond. Uncover dark secrets and do your best to halt the red matter’s spread and save humanity.

Nerf Ultimate Championship

  • Platform: Quest 2
  • Developer: Secret Location
  • Releasedate: August 25th, 2022

Studiodescription: NERF Ultimate Championship is a competitive multiplayer game that brings NERF battles into an electrifying competition only possible in virtual reality. Gear up with a wide range of new and classic blasters as you leap around fantastic arenas in intense 4v4 team matches. Soak in the sound of roaring fans and master your skills as you begin your journey to become the Ultimate NERF Champion.

Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate

  • Platform: Quest 2
  • Developer: MyDearest, IzanagiGames
  • Releasedate: Episode 1 coming in Summer 2022

Studiodescription:It’s been 200 years since mankind lost his previous civilization. Astrum Close, Paradise. A city managed by its population’s dreams remains as a beacon of hope. Investigate in the real world and the dream world. Solve the mysteriesthat its citizens and places hide and survive the threats that will try to stop you. You’re the only one able to reveal the truth and avoid the foresight of the destruction of the city after 7 days to become true!

The Chewllers

  • Platform: Quest 2, PC VR, PSVR
  • Developer: AnimatronX
  • Releasedate: Quest version – Summer 2022, PC VR & PSVR – “soon”

Studiodescription: The Chewllers is a multiplayer, VR game, where 4 players protect the tower from monsters in Co-op mode. You can fight against monsters in different ways, create your own crafted tools, or use existing explosive devices.

NFL PRO ERA

  • Platform: Quest 2, PSVR
  • Developer: StatusPro
  • Releasedate: Fall 2022

Studiodescription: NFL PRO ERA uses NFL game data to create the most authentic on-the-field NFL VR experience to-date. Lead your team to a Super Bowl, improve your QB skills by participating in drills, or play catch virtually with your friends in your favorite NFL stadium. Read the defense, run the offense and make the plays just like the pros do on Sundays—and see whether you have what it takes to compete at the highest level.

Broken Edge

  • Platform: Quest 2, PC VR
  • Developer: Trebuchet
  • Releasedate: Fall 2022

Studiodescription:Broken Edge is a VR multiplayer fantasy dueling game where you embody historical swordfighters. Use their unique techniques and powers combined with cutting-edge fencing mechanics to claim victory against online components and climb the ranks!

Espire 2

  • Platform: Quest 2
  • Developer: Digital Lode
  • Releasedate: November 2022

Studiodescription:Your mission—should you choose to accept it—is to ultimately locate and stop the launch of an untraceable, supersonic missile, a true doomsday device. Wield an array of high-tech gadgets as you go behind enemy lines and try to save the world for a second time.

Tea for God

  • Platform: PC VR, Quest 2
  • Developer: void room
  • Releasedate: Late 2022

Studiodescription: VR adventure that allows infinite movement within your own place. Customise your experience. Make it an intense shooter, a roguelite explorer, a relaxing trek.

The Exorcist Legion: SIN

  • Platform: Quest, PSVR
  • Developer: Fun Train
  • Releasedate: Late 2022

Studiodescription:As the sequel to The Exorcist: Legion VR, the game advances the chilling storyline and mythology with both single player and co-operative gameplay as well as some other mechanics and play styles never seen before in a horror co-op game.

Ziggy’s Cosmic Adventures

  • Platform: PC VR, Quest 2
  • Developer:Stardust Collective
  • Releasedate: Late 2022

Studiodescription: ZIGGY’S COSMIC ADVENTURES is a fully immersive cockpit VR game set in a stunning universe. Fight your way through the solar system amidst intense arcade combat, navigate through treacherous space environments, and feel the rush of scrambling to manage your ship’s systems.

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution

  • Platform: Quest 2, PC VR, PSVR, PSVR 2
  • Developer: Skydance Interactive
  • Releasedate: Late 2022, PSVR 2 in 2023

Studiodescription:Continue your journey through a changed New Orleans, one that’s even more dangerous than before. Expect fewer resources, more walkers, and a new and bloodthirsty threat that will hunt you across the city. Scrounge up whatever you can to survive—and be careful. Your choices matter now more than ever.

Among Us

  • Platform: PC VR, Quest 2
  • Developer: Schell Games
  • Releasedate: Holiday 2022

Studiodescription:Among Us VR will keep what made the original party game so awesome. Players attempt to get their spaceship in working order, priming the shields or diverting power to various subsystems. Easy enough—except one or more members of the Crew are secretly Impostors, tasked with sabotaging and killing off the crew. Among Us at its best involves everyone accusing everyone, with the Crew trying to ejectImpostors from the airlock and Impostors trying to get Crewmates to turn on each other. Nobody is above suspicion.

Hellsweeper

  • Platform: PC VR, Quest 2
  • Developer: Mixed Realms
  • Releasedate: Q4 2022

Studiodescription: Hellsweeper VR is a roguelike first person combat game where you take on the role of an undead immortal. Traverse the underworld where every step brings a challenge or a chance. Gain mastery of your weapons and elemental magic, or fall to the unrelenting onslaught of dark creatures..

Propagation: Paradise Hotel

  • Platform: PC VR
  • Developer: WanadevStudio
  • Releasedate: End of 2022

Studiodescription:Live an intense VR survival horror adventure with gripping storytelling, in which you will explore dark environments, make terrifying encounters and get your adrenaline pumping. Will you find your way out of the Paradise Hotel alive?

“Coming in 2022”

BONELAB

  • Platform: PC VR, Quest 2
  • Developer: Stress Level Zero
  • Releasedate: 2022

Studiodescription: Sentenced to death, you embody an outcast escaping fate. Discovering a pathway to a hidden underground research facility. A series of challenging experiments and discoveries await. A road to the truth calls from the void.

Ghostbusters VR

  • Platform: Quest 2
  • Developer: nDreams, Sony Pictures
  • Releasedate: 2022

Studiodescription: Head to San Francisco and start your very own Ghostbusters HQ. With a trusty proton pack on your back and a P.K.E. meter in-hand, you have everything you need to track, blast, and trap ghosts—and begin to unravel a mysterious conspiracy that threatens the entire city. You can go it alone, or grab up to three friends for a trueGhostbusterscrew experience.

Gambit

  • Platform: Quest 2, PC VR
  • Developer: XREAL Games
  • Releasedate: 2022

Studiodescription:Gun up and wreak havoc in Gambit! – a 4-player campaign-driven shooter-adventure in a world of gangs, guns, and mayhem.

COMPOUND

  • Platform: PC VR, Quest 2
  • Developer: Bevan “NotDead” McKechnie
  • Releasedate: 2022 –Leaving Steam Early Access, launching on Quest 2

Studiodescription:COMPOUND (Pre-Alpha) is a randomized rogue-lite, free-roaming shooter for VR veterans. Duck and dodge around enemy fire in a tough-as-nails retro FPS with multiple locomotion options.

Super Kit: To The Top

  • Platform: PSVR, PC VR(?)
  • Developer: Electric Hat Games
  • Releasedate: 2022

Description:Electric Hat hasn’t said much about the game outside of the official trailer, but looking at the video it’s apparentSuper Kitis focusing again on high-flying parkour with the addition of some combat elements and some very slick-looking environments that recall games likeJet Set Radio,Mirror’s Edge, andThe Climb 2.

Paradox of Hope VR

  • Platform: PC VR
  • Developer: Monkey-With-a-Bomb
  • Releasedate: Coming to Early Access “soon”

Studiodescription: Paradox of Hope is an immersive single-player VR shooter with survival and horror elements. Explore mysterious metro mazes of post-apocalyptic Moscow, use stealth or combat approach to achieve your goal, upgrade your equipment and arsenal, and enjoy the atmospheric moments of stalker’s life.

Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom VR

  • Platform: PC VR, Quest 2
  • Developer: Maze Theory
  • Releasedate: 2022

Studiodescription: Step into the gritty streets of 1920s Birmingham and London and explore iconic locations from the show, including The Garrison pub, Charlie’s Yard and Shelby’s Betting Shop, as you take down rivals and move up in the world.

Vertigo 2

  • Platform: PC VR
  • Developer: Zulubo Productions
  • Releasedate: 2022

Studiodescription:Vertigo 2 is a single-player VR adventure. Explore the depths of the vast Quantum Reactor as you descend to finish your journey home.

Ultimechs

  • Platform: “major VR platforms”
  • Developer: Resolution Games
  • Releasedate: 2022

Studiodescription: Ultimechs is the multiplayer VR gaming experience from Resolution Games that will be coming to major VR platforms next year. As the thrill of professional athletics meets the precision of purpose-built machines, Ultimechs welcomes players into the sport of the future to compete for victory. If you don’t have the speed, precision and rocketry that it takes to defeat your opponents, you’re done for.

The Last Worker

  • Platform: PC VR, Quest
  • Developer:Oiffy, Wolf & Wood Interactive
  • Releasedate: 2022

Studiodescription:The Last Worker is a first person narrative adventure centered around our struggle in an increasingly automated world.

Samurai Slaughter House

  • Platform: PC VR, Quest 2, PSVR
  • Developer: Tab Games
  • Releasedate: 2022

Studiodescription: VR-only physics-based combat game. Use stealth and creativity or brute force to take on your foes in a vast physics based sandbox. Battle both humans and demons while exploring a large metroidvania-style open world. Collect items and power up your character. Explore towns and interact with NPCs.

On the Horizon (TBA)

Update (July 14th, 2022): We’ve cycled out a number of previously released games, and plugged in a few more promising titles set to come out this year. If you have any suggestions or tips, let us know in the comments below.

What VR game are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!

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