We’re looking forward to a ton of new games in 2022, as newcomers and trusted names in VR development alike are prepping to release bigger and better VR experiences.

Here we look at our top 25 most anticipated games that should 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 ought to arrive this year (TBA).

Wanderer

  • Platform: SteamVR, PSVR
  • Developer: M Theory, Oddboy
  • Release date: January 28th, 2022

Studio description: Built from the ground up for VR, Wanderer has a unique blend of escape room style puzzles, tactile hands on interactions and action arcade sequences to bring you the ultimate time travel adventure. Are you ready to walk in the footsteps of those who have gone before you?

Ultrawings 2

  • Platform: SteamVR, Quest
  • Developer: Bit Planet Games
  • Release date: February 2022

Studio description: Welcome back to Ultrawings, Pilot! Take to the skies using your virtual hands (or HOTAS and gamepad) to fly 5 unique aircraft as you complete a diverse set of engaging, hand-crafted missions across an island-themed world in this made-for-VR, aerial-themed, action-adventure game!

Green Hell VR

  • Platform: SteamVR, Quest 2
  • Developer: Incuvo
  • Release date: Q1 2022

Studio descriptionGreen Hell VR is an Open World Survival Experience set in the Amazon rainforest, based on the successful PC game Green Hell. You are left alone in the jungle with no food or equipment. To survive, you must learn real-life survival techniques, and crafting weapons can be a matter of life and death.

Zenith: The Last City

  • Platform: SteamVR, Quest 2, PSVR
  • Developer: Ramen VR
  • Release date: Early 2022

Studio description: Fight, craft, explore, and lose yourself in a massively multiplayer world built for VR. Forge alliances and friendships in guilds and parties. Join epic raids and world events, and blaze your own path. How will you use your power?

Cities VR

  • Platform: Quest 2
  • Developer: Fast Travel Games
  • Release date: Spring 2022

Studio descriptionBe the mayor in Cities: VR, the ultimate VR city-building and management simulator. Design neighborhoods, construct buildings, direct the flow of traffic – all while you handle economics, emergency services, and more. Step inside this VR adaptation of the leading city-builder, Cities: Skylines.

Moss: Book II

  • Platform: PSVR
  • Developer: Polyarc
  • Release date: Spring 2022

Studio description: Lined with dangerous terrain, challenging puzzles, and enemies twisted in fire and steel, Quill’s journey will be trying—filled with triumph and heartbreak alike—but new allies, old friends, and the very nature of the castle itself can help as she works to save the world from a great unmaking.

The Last Clockwinder

  • Platform: SteamVR, Quest 2
  • Developer: Pontoco
  • Release date: Summer 2022

Studio description: A VR game about building contraptions out of your own clones in a cozy sci-fi world.

Tea for God

  • Platform: SteamVR, Quest 2
  • Developer: void room
  • Release date: Late 2022

Studio description: 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
  • Release date: Late 2022

Studio description: 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.

Propagation: Paradise Hotel

  • Platform: SteamVR
  • Developer: WanadevStudio
  • Release date: Late 2022

Studio description: 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?

Ziggy’s Cosmic Adventures

  • Platform: SteamVR, Quest 2
  • Developer: Stardust Collective
  • Release date: Late 2022

Studio description: 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.

Coming Sometime in 2022

Vertigo 2

  • Platform: SteamVR
  • Developer: Zulubo Productions
  • Release date: 2022

Studio descriptionVertigo 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
  • Release date: 2022

Studio description: 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.

Cosmonious High

  • Platform: SteamVR, Quest
  • Developer: Owlchemy Labs
  • Release date: 2022

Studio descriptionWelcome to Cosmonious High, new kid! Owlchemy Labs presents an out-of-this-world VR experience with their hallmark interactivity and distinctive humor. Meet a colorful cast, adapt outrageous alien powers, and discover the source of the school’s malfunctions to save Cosmonious High from chaos.

The Last Worker

  • Platform: SteamVR, Quest
  • Developer: Oiffy, Wolf & Wood Interactive
  • Release date: 2022

Studio descriptionThe Last Worker is a first person narrative adventure centered around our struggle in an increasingly automated world.

Nerf Ultimate Championship

  • Platform: Quest 2
  • Developer: Secret Location
  • Release date: 2022

Studio description: 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.

Samurai Slaughter House

  • Platform: SteamVR, Quest 2, PSVR
  • Developer: Tab Games
  • Release date: 2022

Studio description: 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.

Little Cities

  • Platform: Quest
  • Developer: nDreams
  • Release date: 2022

Studio description: Get ready to escape to the charming world of Little Cities, the cozy VR city creation game. Start with a simple road, carefully place your residential, commercial, or industrial zones and then watch the citizens move in! But keeping them happy is the only way to help your cities grow.

 Likely Coming in 2022 (TBA)

Update (January 11th, 2022): We’ve added a few more titles, including a handful of games to the TBA section, which we hope to pin down with their respective release dates/windows. A special thanks to our readers for the suggestions!


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

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  • David Wilhelm

    Don’t forget Bombyx! Including art and music from dozens of international artists, such as Katsumi Yokota (Art Director for Rez). Featuring multiple shooter modes with fluid movement in both gravity and zero-g. Wishlist on Steam or download now via http://bombyx.gg

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  • What about the full version of HitMotion: Reloaded? ;)

  • 3872Orcs

    Any news on System Shock 2?

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  • Geogaddi

    Damn… you gotta admit this is a bit rough. If it was a monthly list it would be OK, but for a whole year…

    That being said; Green Hell, Zenith and Moss 2 look pretty good.

    • Sven Viking

      This isn’t an exhaustive list. See Ad’s comment above for some others.

      • Geogaddi

        Yeah that’s a more interesting list, although I must admit 70% or so are unknown to me.

        • ViRGiN

          Because he just lists anything he can, and it almost never includes any non steam games

          • Simplex

            Almost as if he was an “Ad” for SteamVR :D

      • ViRGiN

        He constantly spews anything from steamvr. He is a quantity over quality and overall just a Meta hater and valve shill.

  • Ad

    Hitman 3

    Radio Commander VR

    Vertigo 2

    Firmament

    Kill the King

    Orbital Strike VR

    Arcade Legend

    Buccaneers!

    Wanderer

    Crunch Element

    Predator VR

    Area Man Lives

    Eternal Starlight

    RUMBLE

    Undead Citadel

    Tank Mechanic Simulator VR

    Dolphin Trainer VR

    RoboCo

    Now There Be Goblins

    Iron Ascension

    The Fall of Balance

    The Last Taxi

    Desolatium

    Gear Stalker

    Vort Industries

    Kayak VR: Mirage

    Samurai Slaughter House

    Unplugged

    UBOAT VR

    Axe Gang

    Sucker Punch VR

    Cosmonious High

    Ziggy’s Cosmic Adventures

    Into The Darkness VR

    I Fetch Rocks

    Rainbow Reactor: Fusion

    OUTLIER

    N1NE: The Splintered Mind Part 1

    Help Yourself

    SimplePlanes VR

    Paradox of Hope VR

    The Fall of Balance

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    Real VR Fishing

    Hellsweeper VR

    Detour Bus

    PLUGGED

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    Umami Grove

    WOODS Part I

    The Break-In

    Hyperstacks

    Blunt Force

    Ultrawings 2

    Hubris

    Against

    Cry of Athena VR Battle Simulator

    The Last Clockwinder

    Modern Naval Warfare

    Grid Leaper

    Propagation: Paradise Hotel

    Ultimechs

    Among Us

    The Last Worker

    • Simplex

      Blunt Force
      System Shock 2

      Yeah, I want to dream too that these games will actually come out in 2022 :)

  • Sven Viking

    Nerf Ultimate Championship: Finally I can pretend to pretend to shoot people while learning about new products! (Looks pretty good though.)

  • Sean Lumly

    Console VR (specifically PSVR2) is going to rejuvenate the PC VR scene as developers will be targeting “high end” console hardware with an almost guaranteed large install base, and PC ports should be quite painless.

  • Tommy

    As much as I love a new VR game built from the ground up for VR, I have to say that I am more interested in the flat to VR mods. I admit I am a graphics whore but also appreciate fun and unique gameplay. I am in no way down talking any games. My tastes are more in line with the new Cyberpunk 2077 mod Resident Evil mods, Skyblivion mod, and the mods coming from the Half-Life community like the Bioshock, Portal, and gangster mods. It’s a bit frustrating having to rely on the modding community to put out the games I like to play but it is what it is.

  • punk96

    ooof, i got VR back in 2015 and to this day there’s not much worth playing. this list is not good, i have zero desire to play any of these boring games. the best stuff on vr is still porn and old nintendo games

    • Tommy

      Did you forget you can play all these in VR?

      Alien Isolation
      Asgard’s Wrath
      Blunt Force
      Boneworks
      Cyberpunk 2077
      Doom 3 BFG
      Edge of Nowhere
      Elite Dangerous
      Fallout 4
      From Other Suns
      The Forest
      Grand Theft Auto V
      Half Life (1&2)
      Half Life: Alyx
      Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
      Hitman (1,2,&3)
      Horizon Zero Dawn
      LA Noire
      The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
      Life is Strange: Before the Storm
      Lone Echo (1&2)
      Mafia (1&2)
      Microsoft Flight Simulator
      Monster Hunter Rise
      No Man’s Sky
      Outer Wilds
      Project Cars (2&3)
      Red Dead Redemption 2
      Resident Evil (1,2,3,7,8)
      Risk of Rain 2
      Serious Sam (1-4)
      Skyrim VR
      Stormlands
      Subnautica (1&2)

  • Ratm

    Gta sa…

  • ApocalypseShadow

    If PSVR 2 comes out on time in 2022, then this list will need to be heavily updated. Because that’s where a lot of big announcements will be.

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