Today is the last day of 2021, and it has been a rollercoaster of a year for GGN! We’ve been streaming, producing more video content, and more! 103 guides, editorials and news updates have been published over 2021, and the most popular games goes to Ghost of Tsushima, Ghost Recon Breakpoint and Cyberpunk 2077.
For 2022, we’ll be expanding guide coverage to include Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. While the game got initially good reviews from me, it ultimately took a while before I felt it truly became playable (expect a new review in 2022) as a stealth game, rather than just a Viking-themed RPG. We’ll also finish up some guides for Far Cry 6, and continue the Black Market Updates for the foreseeable future, but that too must end at some point.
When it comes to new games GGN will cover, here’s our wishlist for 2022!
Dying Light 2
Dying Light 2 is supposed to have more fleshed out stealth mechanics, which makes it a solid choice for GGN to talk about. In fact, I wager that Dying Light 2 may be more Assassin’s Creed than recent Assassin’s Creed games, given the parkour system with it.
Ready or Not
Ready or Not is out in early access now, but I typically prefer to wait until it goes gold before covering a game just to give it a solid shake. Ready or Not is a tactical game in the vein of SWAT or classic Rainbow 6 games, and early cover has been positive: This is a serious first-person tactical game with real challenge.
Dream Cycle, like Ready or Not, is currently out in early access. It promises a fantastical world with both magic and stealth systems, and peaked my interest early on. Once it goes gold we’ll at least give it a review!
Sniper Elite 5
I was worried there wouldn’t be a sniper-themed game for 2022, and thankfully there is a solid chance of Sniper Elite 5 coming this year. While I tend to prefer more present-day sniper games, the Sniper Elite series has been a solid, reliable mainstay that typically doesn’t disappoint.
While I’m not sure if Gollum will come out in 2022, the entire premise of a LoTR stealth-em-up with the multi-personality Gollum pleases me immensely. I am anxious to see what this one does.
STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl
The STALKER series (I refuse to type the periods) has been an interesting one. It typically has fairly decent stealth mechanics, and requires planning to survive in the wastelands that surround you. STALKER 2 looks to be more of the same.
While I’m not sure if Starfield will even HAVE stealth mechanics, it is a safe bet given it is a Bethesda open world RPG game. I’m really hoping it does: We have yet to really see any larger RPG set in space have solid stealth mechanics, but that could be wishful thinking on my part.
Stray is an interesting one: In it you play as a cat, adventuring through a cyberpunk dystopia. No stealthy assassinations from a dark alleyway. No sniping someone from behind a neon-lit sign. No, this game is about the adventure, and I’m curious to see how it plays out.
This is by no means a definitive list, but with any luck a few of these will make it onto the cornerstone games list worthy of detailed guide content.
Finally, I want to thank all of you who have supported GGN for it’s first full calendar year. You have made this site possible through your visits and advertising clicks, ensuring that we have enough money to continue to build out the site and content. We have some changes coming in 2022: Hopefully some better advertising, more content organization, and possibly even a re-brand.