5 games to put on your bucket list


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by Lilan Kim, Freelance Writer

Horizon Zero Dawn Forbidden West

Previous fans of the first game followed the stubborn and rebellious Aloy in uncovering her past in a world overrun by advanced machines. Those who loved the previous game will be thrilled, as Aloy returns on an adventure to the frontier known as the Forbidden West. When plague riddens the Forbidden West, Aloy will encounter new hostels and challenges in her journey. 

Releases: Feb.18, 2022

Platforms: PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PlayStation 5 (PS5)


God of War Ragnarok

The godly Kratos and his son Atreus make a comeback in 2022. Three years later after the events, Atreus sought to uncover his origins of who he really is, as well as to prevent the events of Ragnarok, an event that will be the end of many gods. That journey won’t be a walk in the park for them sadly. An angry god of thunder, to a grief-stricken mother seeking vengeance, the continuation of the adventures of Kratos and his son will continue in the search for answers. 

Releases: 2022

Platforms: PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PlayStation 5 (PS5)


Elden Ring

The unofficially dubbed Dark Souls 4 is releasing sooner than you think. Dark Souls is the infamous series known for its rage-worthy challenges and bosses so hard you want to smash your controller and screen. After the destruction of the Elden Ring, shards of the ring scatter across the dark realm. Be a tarnished(one who has lost the grace of the ring), restore runes, find the pieces, and become the Elden Lord.

Releases: Feb. 25, 2022

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox One, and Xbox Series XS


Splatoon 3

Want to play a cute but competitive game? Splatoon is back with a third installment in the series. Like the previous installments, Splatoon 3 is a third-person shooter, and will feature both competitive online multiplayer, as well as a single-player story mode. Be squeak week to make a mess next year inklings.

Releases: 2022

Platforms: Nintendo Switch


Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Pokemon is back again. A new addition to the eighth generation of the Pokémon video game series is being released soon. It is an action role-playing game that preserves the core gameplay of past entries in the mainline series. Titular pokemon Arceus will play a major role in the bygone era story. People will be able to capture Pokemons without having to battle and can engage in battle by releasing Pokémon they have previously captured near a wild Pokémon. Plus, now fall damage exists, as players will blackout and lose their items if they take too much damage. Will you go back to catch them all?

Releases: Jan. 28, 2022

Platforms: Nintendo Switch