Looking back at my own list from a year ago, most of my anticipated games did come out, but only one of them cracked my top 10. Maybe that's because it was a very RPG-heavy list, and I ran out of steam on some of them. I'll be taking another swing in 2022, while somehow making time for:
Horizon Forbidden West - The expected delay happened, but it's on for February. I loved the first one, now how is it keeping up with changing expectations, especially of open-world traversal?
God of War Ragnarok - Sony's other big delay. We know less about if/how the gameplay has changed. And it doesn't have a date, but it's still pretty likely for 2022.
Triangle Strategy - Hah, remember when they said this was just a working title? I had some complaints after the demo, but nothing that can't be fixed. That's what the survey is for, right?
Sifu - Absolver always looked interesting but I never got around to it. Maybe this is what I was waiting for.
Splatoon 3 - More single player content? More worldbuilding? More ink splattered all over the place, that's for sure.
Kerbal Space Program 2 - Hard to believe they were originally talking about an early 2020 release. I dearly love the first one and the dev wish list for the new one has always sounded great. Crossing my fingers that the team has moved past their turbulent kickoff.
Elden Ring - Sekiro pulled me in, hard. Was that a fluke, or am I a From fan now? I have to keep an eye on this, at least.
And it would be nice to see some graduations from early access: Hardspace Shipbreaker, Death Trash, and BattleGroupVR. (Sounds like Everspace 2 is already off the table.)
February in particular is looking like a bruiser: Forbidden West, Sifu, the Royal Court expansion for Crusader Kings III, Elden Ring, and others I haven't named. Feels like some studios are in a hurry to show that if they missed 2021, at least they didn't miss by much...
What's everyone else watching out for?