The Biggest Games Releasing in February 2022

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The second month of the year is gonna snatch a whole lotta funds out of gamers' checking accounts everywhere. Simply because there's an avalanche of games and even a new piece of console hardware coming our way. So many genres are represented this February, so you should be covered by something major this month. Plus if you're planning on being alone on Valentine's Day this year, then you'll totally be okay if you have any of these games keeping you distracted from all the lovey-dovey behavior. So let's get right to it and talk about all the gaming heat that's set to drop in February 2022!

‘Dying Light 2 Stay Human’ - February 4 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)

Once again, it's time to tap into your nimble avatar's masterful parkour skills as you navigate a massive landscape that's overrun with the Infected. In Dying Light 2 Stay Human, "The City" will become your new home. And under the role of a Pilgrim, you'll be pulled between two stables whose futures will be impacted by the decisions you make and the actions you take. With a more serious focus on storytelling, a much larger world to explore, and that same meaty melee combat the first Dying Light was celebrated for, Dying Light 2 Stay Human is gearing up to be one of the years' early contenders for Game of the Year.

Here's everything else you need to know about Dying Light 2 Stay Human.

Be sure to check out our review for this game right here.

‘OlliOlli World’ - February 8 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)

The OlliOlli series offers a fun side-scrolling spin on the extreme sport of skating. Development studio Roll7 is going extra big with this third series entry and making sure it adds a bit more character to all the proceedings. OlliOlli World brings back the addictive trick-laden runs featured in the series' last two games. But this time, you'll get to mix it up with a wide range of uniquely designed personalities and embark on side quests to keep things interesting. If you've been waiting to scratch that lingering Tony Hawk's Pro Skater itch, then OlliOlli World might be the cure you're looking for.

‘Sifu’ - February 8 (PS5, PS4, PC - Epic Games Store)

Revenge is a dish best served cold. And judging by the dangerous wave of baddies that'll come your way in Sifu, you're going to be serving them all in the most excruciating way possible. After your family meets their unfortunate end at the hand of assassins, you set out to vanquish them the only way you know how - use your martial arts skills to beat them into submission. But get this - once you die, you come back to life a bit older. And with that perk, you're revived as a stronger fighter but also a much frailer one. Sifu's unique revival gimmick and an overall nod to classic kung fu films mean it has a whole lot going for it.

Here's everything else you need to know about Sifu.

‘CrossfireX’ - February 10 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One)

When we tell you Crossfire is huge in Asia, we're talking HUGE! The PC military first-person shooter has an insanely large player count, plus there's been a Chinese TV show dedicated to it. Oh and by the way - Crossfire also got a movie in the works. Publisher/developer Smilegate Entertainment is looking to garner the same type of overwhelming popularity in the States that Crossfire has accrued in Asian territories with the release of CrossfireX. This is pretty much the console version of the PC game - it'll come with a free-to-play multiplayer component and a single-player campaign developed by Remedy Entertainment (Max Payne, Control). The furious gunfire looks awesome and evokes Black vibes, which excites us greatly about everything CrossfireX has to offer.

Here's everything else you need to know about CrossfireX.

Be sure to check out our review for this game right here.

‘The King of Fighters XV’ - February 17 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PC - Steam)

After months and months of character reveal trailers, open betas, and finalized team lineups, SNK is finally ready to drop the full version of The King of Fighters XV in our laps. The 15th installment in the Japanese publisher/developer's premier fighting game series has gotten a nice visual upgrade over its predecessor that's easy to recognize. This upcoming fighter's roster may be smaller than the one featured in the last series entry, but it's still great since it features a nice mix of series regulars, shocking returns, and welcome newcomers. The new "Shatter Strike" mechanic and the new MAX Mode tool give players a lot more to work with and more exciting combo paths to tap into.

Here's everything else you need to know about The King of Fighters XV.

Be sure to check out our review for this game right here.

‘Total War: Warhammer III’ - February 17 (PC - Steam)

One of Sega's current pillars as far as IPs go is the Total War series. The latest foray into the strategy RPG series focuses on the tabletop wargame universe known as Warhammer Fantasy. Total War: Warhammer III features three warring civilizations (Grand Cathay, Kislev, and the Ogre Kingdoms), which can all align themselves with one of four factions themed after the "Chaos Gods" (Khorne, Tzeentch, Nurgle, and Slaanesh). You can expect to get embroiled in real-time tactical battles across the games' sweeping world and get caught up in nail-biting moments of diplomacy with rival factions along the way. Fans of turn-based strategy and real-time tactics have a lot to look forward to here.

‘Horizon Forbidden West’ - February 18 (PS5, PS4)

Horizon Zero Dawn's Aloy has a new journey to embark on. And this time, that grand adventure will transport her to the "Forbidden West," which is a post-apocalyptic region that encapsulates parts of California, Nevada, and Utah. With a red blight overtaking the region, deadly animalistic machines on your tail, and vicious raiders to contend with, Aloy's hands will certainly be full. Thankfully, she'll come armed with plenty of arrows for her trusty bow and traps in order to stay ahead of her robotic animal foes. And with the new ability to swim underwater, a new "Valor Surge" system, and a retooled skill tree, Aloy will have even more tools to rely on during her mission to save her homeland from certain doom.

Here's everything else you need to know about Horizon Forbidden West.

'Destiny 2: The Witch Queen' - February 22 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam, Google Stadia)

The latest major expansion for Bungie's ongoing first-person shooter Destiny 2 is finally within arms reach. The Witch Queen marks the return of Savathûn, The Witch Queen, the sister of Oryx, who should be familiar to those who played through the first Destiny's The Taken King expansion. You know the drill here - you're going to be treated to a whole new location to venture through, plenty of new story missions, a new raid, and plenty of balance adjustments & significant changes to the game's ever-changing meta. The introduction of the new glaive weapon elicits a ton of excitement on our end!

Steam Deck - February 25

After some disappointing delays, Valve is finally ready to launch its handheld gaming PC hardware for eager adopters. The Steam Deck is a mini-powerhouse that lets players enjoy any of their Steam Library games on the go. They'll look pretty dammed good, too - this little handheld is a Zen 2 + RDNA 2 powerhouse that makes your PC games look and run as efficiently as possible. The Steam Deck might not replace your Nintendo Switch outright, but it'll still offer you a nice mobile gaming alternative should you be lucky enough to get one.

‘Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream’ - February 25 (PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy managed to be one of the most heartwarming and incredibly jovial JRPG experiences of 2021. Now, Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream marks the return of another fan-favorite protagonist from Koei Tecmo and Gust Co. Ltd.'s beloved JRPG franchise. Sophie the Alchemist embarks on a new journey to search for a lost friend that she lost contact with while exploring a mysterious dream realm. And during this new venture, Sophie will make new friends, use her alchemy skills to craft new items, change the weather on the fly, and take part in action-packed battles.

‘Elden Ring’ - February 25 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)

OH ELDEN RING! This dream collaboration between development studio From Software (with director Hidetaka Miyazaki in tow) and famed fantasy novelist George R. R. Martin is ready to give "Soulsbourne" addicts something new to get consumed by. Elden Ring offers big changes to the subgenre's familiar formula by introducing a freely explorable open-world, a trusty horse that lets you engage in mounted combat, and summoning mechanics that lets you call on the assistance of various spirits you encounter during your difficult trek. It's up to you to make your way through the Lands Between and restore the Elden Ring.

Here's everything else you need to know about Elden Ring.

Be sure to check out our review for this game right here.

‘Grid Legends’ - February 25 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)

Before Gran Turismo 7 hits the road, development studio Codemasters is coming out of the gate first to offer its take on the world of racing simulators. Grid Legends looks to provide gearheads with a ton of content to get lost in - this one's going to feature 130+ tracks that are split off between real-life tracks and street circuits. And with 100+ vehicles to choose from, you'll have plenty of racing goodness to get caught up in during your extensive time spent with Grid Legends. As for the single-player campaign, get ready to hop into the game's "Driven to Glory" mode and map out your racing career via a documentary-style presentation.

Console Ports

'Life Is Strange: Remastered Collection' - February 1 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia)

'Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX Cloud Version' - February 10 (Nintendo Switch)

'Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Cloud Version' - February 10 (Nintendo Switch)

'Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind Cloud Version' - February 10 (Nintendo Switch)

'River City Girls Zero' - February 14 (Nintendo Switch)

'Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection' - February 17 (Nintendo Switch)

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