The best games revealed at Gamescom 2022 Opening Night Live

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The best games revealed at Gamescom 2022 Opening Night Live
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What PC titles from Gamescom 2022 ONL did we find most interesting? 

Geoff Keighley and his Opening Night Live did not disappoint. Despite the conference lacking some truly hot, eye-popping announcements, it didn't give many reasons to complain. This evening gave us a sneak peek into previously announced games, as well as a lot of surprises, which we heard about for the first time! Gamescom 2022 games like The Lords of the Fallen, Hogwarts Legacy, Lies of P, and Dead Island 2 were shining exceptionally bright on the stage.

Numerous presentations, a bit of talk, and plenty of game trailers, many of which disclosed the exact release dates. If you have no time to rewatch the entire event, we've prepared a summary of Opening Night Live, the opening event of Gamescom 2022.

Most exciting Gamescom 2022 PC games presented on ONL

An insane amount of titles were covered in the two-hour-long conference, but let's focus on the ones we're most hyped for.

Dune Awakening

Dune fans will be delighted, and so will the fans of MMO survival games. Even if we did not get a glimpse of gameplay, we received a spectacular trailer that oozed the signature atmosphere. 

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Callisto Protocol

It seems like Callisto Protocol is on the right track, as the release will take place this year. It's a long way until December, and a lot can happen, but the new gameplay looks spectacular. Feel the atmosphere of Dead Space! If it were a continuation of this highly regarded series, no one would say a bad word. Callisto Protocol premieres on December 2.

The Lords of the Fallen

We've known for a long time that CI Games is preparing a new installment. Finally, the Polish game developer revealed footage of The Lords of the Fallen. The title is created on Unreal Engine 5 and will be available exclusively on PC and next-generation consoles. It's a reboot of Lords Of The Fallen (try not to mix them up) which received mixed reviews. Hopefully, this will manage to improve and pleasantly surprise us.

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Hogwarts Legacy

Teenage wizards are casting one of the Unforgivable Curse. 🙃 What could go wrong? We weren't shown anything new per se, but we know how many of you are anticipating this one more than any other Gamescom 2022 games! As mentioned in this article, Hogwarts Legacy is coming out on February 10, 2023.

Tortuga a Pirate’s Tale

Yo, Ho, Ho, and a Bottle of Rum! Sorry, but if you've been waiting for a new Skull and Bones trailer from Ubisoft, this is not it. Tortuga - A Pirate's Tale is a new title from the German Gaming Minds, a studio known for the Port Royale series. 

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Sonic Frontiers 

The first Sonic Frontiers trailer was so anticlimactic that some players went as far as saying that it was a tech demo. The creators drew conclusions from the fans' criticisms and presented more action-packed footage. The Sonic Team's new installment will premiere on November 8 this year!

Under The Waves

We're always glad to see a new Quantic Dream title. Under The Waves is a quiet adventure game focused on a touching story about loneliness. A gorgeous and mysterious underwater world definitely fits well with the plot's vibe. 

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Return to Monkey Island 

The 90s kids are quite familiar with this classic point-n-click adventure and its humor. The developer isn't letting its fanbase down by introducing a truly special pre-order bonus - an armor for a horse! Absolute legends. The game is hitting the market on September 19.  

Lies of P

It's official; Lies Of P is confirmed for Game Pass! The viewers were taken by surprise with this dark take on Carlo Collodi's tale about a wooden walking-talking puppet. That's a captivating concept for the brand-new soulslike! The release is scheduled for next year, with the exact date to be decided later. Hands down a Gamescom 2022 highlight!

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Are you a fan of this genre? Check out our list of 15 best soulslike games to play on PC & Steam in 2022.

Stranded: Alien Dawn

In Stranded Alien Dawn, we will join the colony of astronauts inhabiting a newly-discovered planet. As befits a good survival game, the mechanics will focus on collecting raw materials, crafting better items, building, as well as dealing with hostile creatures.

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Atlas Fallen

Finally, a worthy competitor to the Monster Hunter series! It's a new action RPG from the creators of The Surge, in which we're going to battle massive beasts. Atlas Fallen will be set in a fantasy world that combines magical elements with mythology.

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Homeworld 3

The long-awaited RTS is definitely on its way. Space enthusiasts will be able to command their fleet and crush enemy spaceships in the first half of 2023 on Steam and Epic Games Store.

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Honkai Star Rai

Genshin Impact players were delighted to hear that miHoYo Limited is working on a new IP. This time it's a combination of an RPG and a strategy game. Expect a science-fiction setting and anime graphics. 

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game

The 80's blockbuster is getting a new adaptation in the form of a video game. Are you ready to face killer clowns from outer space? We don't know much about the new title from the creators of 13th Friday: The Game except that it's a survival horror, which sounds very promising and fitting.   

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Gotham Knights

It's not all bad news about the delays! Initially, Gotham Knights was supposed to debut on October 25, but the latest trailer revealed that we're going to revisit Gotham and protect its citizens from notorious villains 4 days earlier. Better start sooner, as there're so many baddies on the loose and no Batman to give a helping hand. 

Scars Above

Many titles presented at Gamescom 2022 drew their inspiration from space. One of them is Scars Above, which will allow us to explore the alien planet and face the creatures inhabiting them with firearms. These are not easy tasks for a Dr Kate Ward, who's unprepared to kill. Unfortunately, no release date has been given yet.

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Where Winds Meet

Since God of Tsushima isn't coming to PC any time soon, this can turn out to be a great alternative. This original single-player action game is filled with Asian fantasy charm. 

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Phantom Hellcat

Interesting and highly promising hack'n'slash from Ironbird Creation studio. Phantom Hellcat stands out with an unusual system of smooth transition between 2D and 3D views, thanks to which the gameplay will offer a very diverse experience.

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Dead Island 2

Well-well-well, isn't that the long-awaited sequel to the zombie game? However, Techland has nothing to do with it, because Dambuster Studios is developing the new entry to the series. Get ready to roam the streets of Los Angeles (not very island-like for a Dead Island 2) and beat the hell out of those monsters!

We expect fun combats, humor, and gore, just like in the trailer. Dead Island is coming out on February 3, 2023, on consoles and PC via Epic Games Store.

Other interesting Gamescom game reveals & announcements

Eveywhere - a brand-new production from people behind some of the GTA games. However, it's hard to say what exactly this game will be.
New Tales from the Borderlands - Gearbox Software is not giving up on its signature franchise. During the event, it was announced that the premiere of New Tales from the Borderlands would take place on October 21.
Dying Light 2 Bloody Ties - Techland has shown a DLC for its latest game.
Moving Out 2 - the sequel to the warmly-received co-op game Moving Out is scheduled for next year.
Goat Simulator 3  - will this crazy title with trippy humor be as popular as the first one? 
Friends vs Friends - a new online shooter from Raw Fury set in a comic book-like world.
Genshin Impact  - is getting new content, which gives off an Ancient Egypt vibe.
Moonbreaker - a figurine battle game inspired by the works of Brandon Sanderson.
Marauders - looks like a futuristic Escape from Tarkov. We'll see what comes out. Beta is launching in October.
High on Life - people behind Rick & Morty showed off the gameplay for their upcoming title.
Wyrsong - an RPG from masterminds that made Fallout: New Vegas, TES: Skyrim, and Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Age of Empires IV players are &  getting two free civilizations.
Park Beyond - aimed at tycoon enjoyers. If you liked Planet Coaster, this title is worth waiting for.
The Outlast Trials - the gameplay looks disturbing... which is precisely how it should be! 

Did any of the Gamescom 2022 games pique your interest? What did you think of the conference overall? The comment section is now all yours!

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