The Best Games You Might Have Missed from February 2022

Roguebook review

With big hitters like Horizon Forbidden West and Elden Ring dominating the gaming space in February, you might have missed some of the smaller releases.

And in fact, there were a lot of excellent games out in February. So many that even we didn’t have time to play everything that we wanted. Yes, Horizon and Elden Ring may offer you dozens of hours of entertainment, but it’s worth pulling yourself away to try something different. Maybe.

We’ve rounded up eight of February’s best games that may have slipped under your radar. Look them up and give them a go, and you might just discover a hidden gem.

OlliOlli World

OlliOlli World

  • Released on: 8th February
  • Formats: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

We absolutely love OlliOlli World, and judging by its suite of high review scores, most critics did too. But perhaps it passed you by when it released earlier this month. If it did, you really ought to do yourself a favour and pick it up. This skateboarding game looks and plays beautifully; like a Cartoon Network cartoon that you can skateboard through. You’ll get absorbed in nailing tricks and challenging yourself to beat a course with the highest score possible. And the characters you meet along the way – even a cameo from Danny Trejo – are just the cherry on top.

Read our review of OlliOlli World

Roguebook

Roguebook review

  • Released on: 24th February
  • Formats: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Following its release on PC last year, this excellent roguelike card battler is now available on consoles. And this is one that you really shouldn’t sleep on. It takes the card-based combat of Slay the Spire and adds a layer of exploration on top, as well as a sprinkling of teamwork. Honestly, it’s one of the best in its class, and it plays better than ever on console.

Read our PS5 review of Roguebook

Edge of Eternity

Edge of Eternity

  • Released on: 10th February
  • Formats: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

If the idea of a huge RPG world to get lost in compels you – and for some reason you don’t fancy giving Elden Ring a go – consider Edge of Eternity. This RPG looks fantastic, and it feels very old-fashioned at its roots. There are clear Final Fantasy inspirations here, with gorgeous worlds to explore, steeds to ride, missions to complete and epic battles to take part in.

Buy Edge of Eternity on Amazon

Tormented Souls

Tormented Souls 3 (1)

  • Released on: 25th February
  • Formats: PS4, Xbox One

Tormented Souls released last year on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X, but if you’re still rocking a previous-gen console, you were left out in the cold. That’s now been rectified, with this horror gem finally receiving a PS4 and Xbox One release. If you like classic survival horror games, this is definitely worth a try – it’s inspired by the likes of Resident Evil and Alone in the Dark. Tormented Souls makes a few missteps along the way, but its mix of exploration, eerie environments and tense moments make it a horror game worth playing.

Read our review of Tormented Souls

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Monster Crown

  • Released on: 22nd February
  • Formats: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Although it’s been out in early access on PC for a while, Monster Crown is brand new on consoles. And if you grew up with the classic Pokémon games on Game Boy or Nintendo DS, you’ll likely find something to love in Monster Crown. It’s often described as “Pokémon for grown-ups”. Collecting and battling monsters is at the heart of the game, but you’ll be dealing with a much darker storyline, meeting characters who aren’t afraid to curse, and exploring a more dangerous world.

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Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden

Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden

  • Released on: 17th February
  • Formats: PS4, Switch, PC

With Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars only releasing in November, we absolutely didn’t expect a sequel of sorts to be landing already. But here we are. Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden tells its own story, but it’s told in the same way as the previous game: completely through the medium of cards. You’ll engage in turn-based battles, meet new characters, explore a huge and dangerous world – all via a card-based tabletop game. It’s beautiful and completely different from any other game you’ll have played before.

Read our review of Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden

Infernax

Infernax 1 (1)

  • Released on: 14th February
  • Formats: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

If you enjoy classic side-scrolling action like Castlevania II and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, you’re going to get a kick out of The Arcade Crew’s Infernax. This retro-styled metroidvania has you exploring an interconnected world, taking down dozens of enemies and collecting new spells and upgrades as you go. It’s tough as nails, but there are accessibility options for those who prefer an easier ride. However you decide to play, it’s packed with classic charm and you’re sure to enjoy the time you spend with it.

Read our review of Infernax

Breathedge 

Breathedge

  • Released on: 25th February
  • Formats: PS5

Breathedge originally released last year, so you might have heard of it. But in February it was given a native PS5 version, allowing PlayStation 5 owners to play it at 4K 60 and with DualSense support. It’s a neat adventure game about a lone space traveller trapped in a broken-down ship, packed with plenty of puzzles, moments of comedy and the sheer terror of the vastness of space. You can read more of our impressions of Breathedge by clicking here.