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Future Games Show 2022: 5 Upcoming Games You Should Know About

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What's great about Gamescom is that it brings with it a variety of shows to highlight upcoming games. And one we made sure not to miss this year was the Future Games Show, 2022. The show lasted over an hour and featured premieres, trailers, and announcements for more than 50 upcoming games. That's why if you missed the show, there can be a lot to catch up on. But we've got you covered with the top five upcoming games shown at the Future Games Show 2022 that you definitely don't want to miss out on hearing about.

There were several exciting upcoming titles on display at the Future Games Show 2022, but some games stood out more than others and clearly have us more excited for their future release. These are unquestionably the upcoming games to be aware of, and the ones you'll want to jump on board with as soon as possible. As there is a lot of anticipation and excitement for the new content, gameplay, and even release date they featured alongside their premiere at the Future Games Show 2022. Want to know what those games are and why everyone is so excited? Keep reading to find out.


5. Goat Simulator 3

Goat Simulator 3 - Gameplay Presentation - Future Games Show Gamescom 2022

If you haven't already heard, the parody simulator Goat Simulator is getting a third installment, Goat Simulator 3, on November 17 for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5. If you're unfamiliar with the franchise, it's best described as an open-world game in which you play as a goat doing whatever bizarre things you can think of. And the trailer for the game, shown at the Future Games Show 2022, is showing that Goat Simulator 3 will be the most outrageous game in the series.

Coffee Stain Studios is really letting your imagination run wild in Goat Simulator 3. The game displays the amazing variety of wacky cosmetics available for your, uhm, goat. It even shows off unique items and abilities like wielding a lightsaber, flying, and shooting lasers out of your eyes. Furthermore, it appears that the game will include co-op mini-games such as races or King of the Hill, where you can go head to head… I mean horn to horn, with other goats. That is why, if you enjoy all things goofy, absurd, and equally hilarious, this is an upcoming game to mark on your calendar.



4. The Dark Pictures: The Devil In Me

The Dark Pictures: The Devil In Me - Release Date Trailer - Future Games Show Gamescom 2022

If you enjoy interactive drama horror games, you should be aware of The Devil In Me. The next installment in The Dark Pictures survival horror series. Created by Bandai Namco and Supermassive Games, The Dark Pictures series is an interactive horror drama with in-game decisions. It debuted in 2019 with The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan and was followed by two subsequent episodes, Little Hope and Houses of Ashes. And the Future Games Show 2022 debuted a release date trailer for the fourth installment, The Devil In Me.

With this, fans of the horror anthology are gearing up for the series' pinnacle, as The Dark Pictures: The Devil In Me serves as the season one finale. As a result, horror fans are anticipating an immersive and compelling narrative to conclude the anthology's first season. And, based on the release date trailer, The Devil In Me is shaping up to deliver just that. The highlight feature, of course, will be the story's branching paths, which are determined by the player's in-game decisions. So, Choose wisely.



3. Phantom Hellcat

Phantom Hellcat - Gameaplay Presentation - Future Games Show Gamescom 2022

Phantom Hellcat, a new intriguing slasher platformer, was unveiled at the Future Games Show 2022. And if you're a fan of the genre, Phantom Hellcat looks like it has the potential to be a big hit when it comes out. Currently, the game's release date for Xbox, PC, and PlayStation is TBA.

As stated during the game's world premiere at the Future Games Show 2022, the developer's goal is to “bring hack-and-slash titles back to their roots.” However, it appears that they are delivering far more than what that implies with their original idea.

The point of view and level design will seamlessly transition between 2D and 3D perspectives throughout the game. Devs have also highlighted the combat, which focuses on chaining combos and attacks together, as well as utilizing your environment to create some flashy and creative combat. On that note, we can't deny that the trailer did an excellent job of highlighting everything and getting us excited for the upcoming title.



2. System Shock

System Shock - Trailer - Future Games Show Gamescom 2022

The remake of the original 1994 System Shock is one upcoming game that should be on your radar. A new trailer premiered at the Future Games Show 2022, and the contents are showing the remake of the classic title is on the right track. Developed by Nightdive Studios, System Shock is said to be “coming soon” to PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. If you enjoyed the original 1994 title, this is a classic rendition you won't want to miss.

The trailer showcases a beautifully reimagined Citadel Station that appears to be more visually complete than ever. We can also see antagonist SHODAN returning to constantly express her hatred for humanity to us. Overall, the game appears to be a great remake, promising another terrifying and thrilling experience battling cyborgs and mutants. As one of the most influential games of all time, the remake is definitely an upcoming game to know about.



1. Rooted

Rooted - Gameplay Trailer - Future Games Show Gamescom 2022

Rooted is at the top of our list of upcoming games featured at the Future Games Show 2022. The post-apocalyptic survival game is being developed with Unreal Engine 5 and appears to be one of the most visually appealing in the genre yet. Set in the year 2100, players must survive solo or multiplayer across what remains of civilization after a global bacteriological warfare collapse. Surviving means salvaging and hunting the post-apocalyptic environment. With that, you can build and craft a base in the game's forest, village, or even downtown.

Just remember that you're not alone out there. Other players, humans, and even security robots may be out to get you. That is why you must do everything in your power to survive Rooted's wasteland. Our main takeaway from the trailer is the environment, which appears to be extremely detailed, immersive, and atmospheric. With that, drawing high inspiration from The Last of Us series. That's why, if everything goes as planned, Rooted will be the new high point of the survival genre. However, with a release date of “coming soon,” we'll just have to wait and see.


So, what's your take? Do you agree with our top five? Are there other upcoming games featured at the Future Games Show 2022 that we should know about? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.