Here I have listed some of the most innovative and creative PC games to hit the market this year.
Stray is considered to be one of the biggest PC game revelations of the year. It is an open-world adventure title in which players get to control a cat on the streets of a futuristic city where humanity has been wiped out. The cyberpunk-themed, neon-lit urban sprawl is filled with sentient robots and AIs.
Stray has a simple yet engaging plot where players have to reunite a lost cat back with its family. The story ends up being deeper than one expects.
Neon White is a fast-paced first-person shooter created by independent American developer Annapurna Interactive. The game is one of the most pleasant surprises of 2022. Players take on the role of a white assassin named Neon White, who takes part in a demon-slaying competition in heaven.
This year, Naughty Dog merged two of its most iconic titles, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Uncharted: Lost Legacy, into one comprehensive package — Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection. Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection allows players to relive both storylines with much-improved frame rates. It features a lot of treasure-hunting, puzzle-solving, and bloody gun violence.
With seven nominations at the 2022 Game Awards, Elden Ring is the second-most nominated title at the gala event behind God of War Ragnarok. In terms of open-world exploration, Elden Ring has set the standard for future PC games. With an array of weapons and character customization options, players can embark on a journey across a vast open world with no overarching narrative. Instead, they get an environment filled with rich lore and a variety of boss encounters to tackle.
Ghostwire: Tokyo brings a fun twist to its open-world action-adventure concept by introducing some horror elements into the mix. In this RPG, players take on the role of a paranormal detective who has to hitchhike his way through a haunted version of Tokyo. The city is surrounded by ghosts and spirits inspired by Japanese folklore. Ghostwire: Tokyo is a truly unique experience with lots of gun violence and sword action.
Sonic games have been around for over three decades. Ever since the first entry, the franchise has seen many peaks and low points in its history. This year’s Sonic Frontiers is the first game in the series to incorporate an open-world environment into the fast-paced, dash-and-move gameplay. The title is set in the vibrant and colorful Starfall Islands, featuring unique monsters, cool powerups, and a ton of items to collect.
Arguably the most underrated PC game on this list, Sifu is a beat-em-up title known for its bloody hand-to-hand combat that takes competitors across various contemporary urban settings. Sifu is not a fighting game for casual players. It has plenty of combos and layers of tricks to learn and get accustomed to. The game's developers have done an incredible job recreating kung fu and other martial arts with incredible precision and smooth animations on PC.