While a lot of exciting games have already come out during 2022 for gamers on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, some of the best are yet to come. This post will catch you up on the top upcoming Xbox games, including their release dates and details. If you want to learn more about these games or share your hopes for their features, joining an Xbox forum is a great way to dive into the conversation.

Top Upcoming Xbox Games to Look Forward To

Here are some of the most highly-anticipated Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S games slated to release in the coming months. Be aware that not all of these games are going to be on Xbox One. Some of them are current gen-only releases (incidentally, if you want to pick up an Xbox X/S, you will be glad to know that there will be no price increases at this time).

  • Overwatch 2: October 4th, 2022: The next Overwatch game will be free-to-play, and launch for early access at the start of October. The Junker Queen and other new heroes await you along with Story Missions.
  • No More Heroes III: October 11th, 2022: Fans of the hack ‘n slash series No More Heroes will be thrilled to be able to play the third installment in the series this October. You will be rejoining Travis Touchdown as he battles Prince FU and his band of “superheroes.”
  • Marvel’s Midnight Suns: October 7th, 2022: Speaking of superheroes, Marvel’s Midnight Suns has you playing as the customizable hero called The Hunter, leading 12 heroes to go against Lillith, Mother of Demons.
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem: October 18th, 2022: Gamers who played A Plague Tale: Innocence will be glad to learn that the sequel, A Plague Tale: Requiem, will be available through Xbox Game Pass at launch. Help Hugo and Amicia in their quest to cure Hugo of his curse in a whole new setting.
  • New Tales from the Borderlands: October 21st, 2022: If you enjoyed Tales from the Borderlands, you will definitely want to play New Tales from the Borderlands, which is being developed by Gearbox Software. You can look forward to joining new characters Fran, Octavio, and Anu on a brand new story.
  • Scorn: October 21st, 2022: Another game that will be coming out on the same day as New Tales from the Borderlands is the horror game Scorn. Fans of H.R. Geiger’s art will love the influence of his style on the look of this game. It should be a good choice for those in search of something atmospheric to play in the first person.
  • High on Life: October 25th, 2022: If you love Rick and Morty, you will be intrigued to learn that co-creator Justin Roiland has created a video game called High on Life. The name is a reference to the story of the game, which involves an alien cartel that wants to use humans as drugs. One unique and fun feature of this game is talking guns. It should be a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: It is time to get back with Captain Price and Force 141 for the sequel to the 2019 Modern Warfare reboot. You will be going up against Victor Zakhaev in a game that features major upgrades to AI, vehicles, water physics, and more. There are also new modes coming to this installment of COD.
  • Humankind: November 4th, 2022: Early in November, those who enjoy civilization-building games can look forward to the new game Humankind. The turn-based strategy game lets you choose influences from 60 historical cultures to build a completely personalized society. As you can imagine, there is a virtually countless range of possibilities. This game should offer tremendous replay value as a result.
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition: November 11th, 2022: If your idea of a relaxing day of gaming involves kicking back in a cockpit, then you are going to want to grab the 40th Anniversary Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Along with all the previous aircraft, you will get to fly some new ones.
  • Goat Simulator 3: November 17th, 2022: Couldn’t get enough of Goat Simulator and Goat Simulator 2? Never fear, because more destructive goat action is waiting for you in Goat Simulator 3. Get ready to wreak havoc in co-op mode with up to three friends.
  • Pentiment: November 2022: Fans of Obsidian RPGs will want to take note that the developer’s new game Penitent is arriving in November. You will play an illustrator living in 16th-century Germany. As 25 years go by, you attempt to learn the truth behind a murder at Kiersau Abbey with each of your choices influencing how the game unfolds. This game instantly grabs attention with its captivating art style.
  • Slime Rancher 2: Fall 2022: If you love the relaxing adorableness that is the original Slime Rancher, you will be thrilled to pick up Slime Rancher 2. It is time to explore new areas and collect new slimes.
  • The Callisto Protocol: December 2nd, 2022: In The Callisto Protocol, you find yourself on the moon of Callisto as an inmate in the Black Iron Prison. A conspiracy is unfolding and inmates are becoming literal monsters. You have to get to the bottom of events while surviving your attackers. This game has been described as being similar to Dead Space.
  • Hogwarts Legacy: Holiday 2022: It is time for an adventure at Hogwarts set in the 19th century. You get to explore the open world with your customized character while taking classes and fighting against a rising menace.

That wraps up our list of some of the top upcoming Xbox games. Keep in mind that there are also a whole bunch of other smaller releases coming out for Xbox Series X/S as well as Xbox One. So, be sure to check into some of those titles as well. Whatever genres you are into and whatever your preferred game formats, there is a lot to look forward to in the coming months on Xbox consoles.

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