Top 10 NEW Free Games of 2022

by Apkyolo, Monday, 7 March 2022 (4 months ago)

Introduction

Top 10 NEW Free Games

Top 10 NEW Free Games. Free-to-play games. Love ’em or hate ’em, there are some that might be worth checking out if you don’t wanna spend any money. Here are 10 new free-to-play games coming in fresh for 2022.

Top 10 NEW Free Games

The Cycle: Frontier

Let’s get started off with number 10 and talk “The Cycle: Frontier.” This is an upcoming FPS player-versus-player-versus-enemy-style game. In it, players are taking the role of essentially a prospector, and you’re traveling to this planet that has been abandoned because of hostile alien wildlife and deadly storms.

Top 10 NEW Free Games

So your goal is to drop down onto the planet and seek out resources and treasure, but of course, you’re gonna have to explore, loot, and fight, not only against the wildlife and harshness out there but also other players and characters that are also trying to get to the loot.

The idea of the loop is really you get enough loot and then you run an escape back to your ship, to then cash in on that loot to upgrade everything for your next journey. Interesting concept. It’s clearly taking and tweaking a bunch of different concepts from other games and mashing them together.

Top 10 NEW Free Games

And interestingly enough, it’s being published and developed by YAGER, the folks behind “Spec Ops: The Line” and the underrated “Dreadnaught.” Because of their pedigree, we just kind of like the games they make, even if they don’t make many, we’re definitely gonna keep an eye on this one.

Top 10 NEW Free Games

Spine

Next over at number nine, we have “Spine.” This is an action,-heavy, cyberpunky-style game in a dystopian world, where two factions are fighting for control, but they’re all powered by this spine technology, this tech that’s implanted literally into people’s spines to give them lightning-fast reflexes.

Top 10 NEW Free Games

You’re gonna be able to choose a character in a roster of characters that all have their own different varieties in terms of spine abilities and their own fighting styles. It’s roughly going to be a three-versus-three type of game, and it looks to be pretty interesting, especially ’cause it’s releasing on all platforms.

There’s melee combat, there’s ranged combat, there’s some more cinematic-style camera angles, and we’re just hoping that it’s as cool as it looks. Top 10 NEW Free Games You can’t trust trailers and stuff on their own, but if it’s free anyway, and the bar to entry is low, we might end up trying this one.

Top 10 NEW Free Games

Gangstar New York

Next over at number eight, we have “Gangstar New York.” Now, this is both an iOS and Android and PC game. It’s gonna be available on Steam, and it’s from Gameloft. Now, Gameloft of course is famous now for having big-budget, over-the-top mobile games that kind of seem very derivative of console games.

They have their own generic “Call of Duty,” multiple “Grant Theft Auto” clones, but “Gangstar New York” looks to really kind of step up things a bit, because I mean, just look at it onscreen here. People have been able to get access to an alpha and play through a lot of the game on PC, and it does look pretty good, and it seems like it’s a lot of fun.

There’s a ton of freedom. It’s an open-world chaotic action game. You’re gonna be able to get a jet pack and just do all kinds of crazy stuff. There’s a good emphasis on stunts and racing through the New York streets. Now, no, this is not an accurate representation of New York by any means. As somebody from New York, this is not it, dude. But it does look like a really fun playground for just free chaos.

Now, it’s probably gonna come with a lot of the mobile game-style free-to-play trappings, of course, and it’s put on PC, but hey, sometimes you can’t beat just a quick and easy free open-world game. I mean, look at this.

Crown

Next over at number seven, we have “Crowz,” and it’s spelled Crowz with a Z. Yes, really. But what this is is a competitive first-person shooter set in a world destroyed by meteorites, where countries basically pay factions of mercenaries to fight over very specific sought-after resources.

It’s team-based in some pretty open environments with mission objectives and some customization, and gameplay looks to be a little chaotic, with vehicles and cool weapons and explosions and stuff, but also a layer of some tactics, teamwork, and accuracy, which we really like.

It seems like it might have a smaller budget, and at first glance, it might look like a knockoff “PUBG,” but if you just like this style of game and you’re looking for a bit of a change-up and see how somebody else handles the formula, maybe “Crowz” will be a hit. It’s slated as coming soon.

ExoMecha

Next, over at number six, we have “ExoMecha.” As of right now, there’s not a ton of info about it still but we have had a lot of gameplay trailers, and it seems to have been making a buzz, really just because of what it is and how it looks.

It seems like a mashup of a bunch of games like “Killzone,” “Halo,” and “Titanfall” with almost on-the-ground, boots-on-the-ground combat with troops with sci-fi weaponry, while at the same time, the battlefield is also littered with giant, almost Transformers and Power-Rangers-style mechs, some of them being dinosaurs.

You’re gonna be able to hijack or use vehicles, and while it might just be a fun, competitive first-person shooter, the actual style and the whole mech thing just makes it that much more ambitious and helps it stand out. This is gonna be releasing on the Xbox platform and PC, and we’re definitely gonna be jumping into this one, because if it’s even an inch like “Titanfall,” we’re gonna give it a shot, because we’re still itching for “Titanfall 3,” and that seemingly isn’t gonna happen anytime soon, so we’ll take the next best mech thing.

KartRider: Drift

Now, over at number five, we have “KartRider: Drift.” The KartRider franchise, believe it or not, is actually pretty underrated. It’s flown under the radar for quite a while, just because of how “Mario Kart” dominates everything, but the KartRider franchise has had a lot of success in Korea.

People go absolutely nuts for it. And with “KartRider: Drift,” you’re getting it on PC and consoles, and you’re gonna have cartoonish, fun racing in wild, wacky maps that actually require some precision driving and drifting, some pretty addictive mechanics.

There’s also gonna be power-ups in the field to engage with, and of course, characters and karts are gonna be customizable. So that’s probably where you’re gonna end up seeing the free-to-play elements that are a little less desirable, but still, if that core gameplay is sweet, we’re in.

Multiversus

Next, over at number four, we have “MultiVersus.” Now, there are a few platform fighters that are popular like, say, free-to-play “Brawlhalla.” People are still loving that and playing that, and the developers are still supporting it, but another game that is coming into the competition is “MultiVersus.” This is very much like a “Super Smash Bros.” type of thing, but the setting and characters are just a mix of famous franchises from Warner Bros. History.

Think Batman, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, Superman, Bugs Bunny, stuff like that. Every character, of course, is gonna have their own unique moves with their own levels and some cool, unique item drops. And of course, it’s gonna have some free-to-play stuff. We’re really hoping that that core gameplay is solid enough to really warrant playing. On the one hand, with it being free to play, it is pretty nice to hop in and try it. You’re gonna be able to get your friends in on it to just hop in and play a match.

I mean, who doesn’t wanna play as Shaggy from “Scooby-Doo” and punch Batman in the face? I don’t know. That sounds kind of appealing, especially if it’s free.

Overprime

Next, over at number three, we have “Overprime.” Now, if you enjoy MOBA games, “Overprime” seems like it’s worth keeping tabs on. It’s a third-person shooter, where players go through a 5v5 action combat all-out battle. Players are going to assemble a team of specific heroes to kind of try to destroy each other’s bases.

And of course, the game is gonna have the usual tropes from typical MOBA-style games. But again, it’s more of a third-person shooter action-oriented one, which we’ve seen before applied to the MOBA framework, but only a few have had real, true success, so we’re looking forward to seeing if “Overprime” can finally really figure it out. There are a bunch of different heroes you’re going to be able to choose from, and they seem like they have a pretty big variety to them.

Of course, they’re all gonna have their own special abilities and make things more tactical. It’s also going to have a full dedicated training mode where you can experiment and test out all the characters and the different maps, which is crucial because MOBAs definitely have a learning curve sometimes. And the developers promise that this game will be constantly updated with new heroes in the future. “Constantly” is a their phrase, not mine.

That’s pretty ambitious to be adding intense heroes like that in a game like this that requires a lot of balance. We’re excited to see if it goes down that way.

ARC Raiders

Now, down to number two, “ARC Raiders.” It’s a third-person shooter set in an alternate future where a mechanical force puts humanity under constant attack. It sounds super generic on paper, yes, but we were absolutely blown away by the first reveal trailer. It looks cool and creative, even if the actual gameplay genre it falls into is pretty commonplace.

Now, from what we’ve seen so far, the game is centered around a resistance group fending off these attacks, and then you have to scavenge items to help further progress. Really, what peaked our interest, to be frank, was the look of the characters, some of the gameplay style, and the world design. The world looks pretty damn incredible, even if it’s not the main focus. Of course, the main focus is gonna be the cooperative teamwork action.

And to be completely honest, there are quite a few of these types of co-op shooters out there, but just judging from the early things we’ve seen so far, “ARC Raiders” is already looking pretty quality. It’s from an Embark Studios. It’s a newer studio, a smaller studio, made up of a bunch of industry veterans.

So hopefully, they know what they’re doing and they put their chops to the test with this new game, because when this style of game is good, it’s really good, and if a community embraces it, it can end up getting even better over time. As of right now, we don’t have a firm release date, but we do know it’s coming this year for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X and S.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt.

Now, down to number one, we have “Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt.” This is yet another “Vampire: The Masquerade” game, which has kind of been having a bit of a resurgence in popularity lately with titles, but most specifically, the upcoming “Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2,” a main game which we’re really looking forward to. But in the meantime, hopefully this thing can keep us busy. It’s a free-to-play battle-royale-style game set in this universe.

The combat’s pretty chaotic, the maps have a lot of verticality to them, and it’s just got some good old vampire horror-action gore. It did have an early access period last year, but the full launch is coming spring 2022, and we’re definitely gonna jump in on either PC or PS5. And before we wrap up, we got a couple of bonus games to throw in, too. “SCP: Nine-Tailed Fox” a free-to-play survival horror game. And on December, a cooperative hack-and-slash action game with some good old-fashioned RPG elements.

Top 10 NEW Free Games of 2022
Top 10 NEW Free Games of 2022

Those are some free-to-play games worth keeping an eye on in 2022. Of course, there’s usually a few surprises throughout the year, so we’ll keep you updated on those. But hey, if you learned about a new game, maybe something that piqued your interest, all you gotta do is click the Like button. It really helps us to out.

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