2022 is the year of action RPGs! The subgenre is a perfect blend of action and fantasy where game developers have produced some of the best action rpgs that not only encapsulate players with an immersive story, but with exciting gameplay that keeps them coming back for more. Featuring the latest releases and long-awaited sequels, this list showcases titles from every genre from the most popular action games of the year to the best indie games of 2022 that nobody knows about.
Some of the most popular action role-playing games of 2022 includes titles like Elden Ring and Tunic which are known for their cryptic setting and immense levels of difficulty. Meanwhile other popular titles such as Genshin Impact, Destiny 2, and Pokemon Legends: Arceus features dynamic action-packed gameplay that fully brings out the creative setting, making them more immerseive than ever. What are the top 10 action role-playing games of 2022?
Sequel to 2017's Horizon Zero Dawn, Forbidden West continues Aloy's story as she ventures out a new dangerous frontier known as the Forbidden West to find the source of a mysterious plague. The game is a triumphant combination of enthralling combat, and a captivating and immserive open world, making the game an exciting sequel that goes beyond the quality of the first game.
- Release: 2022
- Developer: Guerrilla Games
- Platform: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4
The dark fantasy game created by Hidetaka Miyazaki, and George R. R. Martin is FromSoftware’s largest and most ambitious game that features an extremely difficult experience that rivals the Dark Souls and Bloodborne series. Elden Ring brings its relentlessly challenging combat to an incredible and large open world that gives players the freedom to choose their own path as they traverse through a setting filled with horrific monsters, soul crushing boss battles, and an incredibly cryptic storyline.
- Release: 2022
- Developer: FromSoftware
- Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox X/S, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
One of the older games on this list, the free-to-play game takes place in a dark fantasy world tasks players to defeat ancient gods and great evils during their epic journey. The games features a variety of character classes, intense competitive play, and a variety of expansion packs that keeps players immersed in the dark fantasy MMORPG.
- Release: 2013
- Developer: Grinding Gear Games
- Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, macOS
The open world fantasy game caught attention for its cross-platform play and large open world environments that is continually bursting with opportunities. The game have won multiple awards and is one of the streamed games on Twich and Youtube, in addition the game continually launches seasonal updates and events that keeps players coming back.
- Release: 2020
- Developer: miHoYo
- Platform: PlayStation 5, PC, PlayStation 4,