Games to Watch Out for This May

It’s the start of yet another month. May, it’s called.

As the sun begins to spend more time burning us to a crisp, the rate of game releases slows down a little. It suits us, really. It allows those games that aren’t quite AAA epics to bask in the spotlight a little. Anyway, May has less big releases than some months, but it has still got some cracking games in store that you should check out. Here are twelve of them that we’ve certainly got our eyes on.

1Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong

Release date: 4th May
Formats: Switch

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If you like a bit of platforming action, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is making its way to Switch early this month. Those who have already played it on Wii U may not be all that interested about it, but those of us who are Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze virgins will no doubt go ape with it.

2Conan Exiles

Conan Exiles

Release date: 8th May
Formats: PS4, Xbox One, PC

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Mythical creatures, quests, scantily clad heroes, big swords; if any of those things appeal to you, you should probably invest in Conan Exiles. This open-world survival game finally gets a full release this May. It’s just a shame it doesn’t feature the vocal talents of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

3Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time

Little Witch Academia

Release date: 15th May
Formats: PS4

If you’re a fan of the Little Witch Academia anime series you’re probably going to want this game. Hell, even if you’re just a fan of charming looking action-RPGs you’re going to want this game. Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time finally arrives on PlayStation 4 this month, and we hope it has been worth the wait.

4Dragon’s Crown Pro

Dragon's Crown Pro

Release date: 15th May
Formats: PS4

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Dragon’s Crown Pro is finally playable in 4K this May. Boobs will be sharper, muscles clearly defined, and hopefully, somehow the gameplay more refined. Hey, it rhymes! Anyway, if you’ve not played it before, Dragon’s Crown is a great game.

5State of Decay 2

State of Decay 2

Release date: 18th May
Formats: Xbox One, PC

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Has The Walking Dead got you fed up with zombies yet? No? Good. State of Decay 2 releases on Xbox One and PC this month. Remember that it lands in the Xbox Game Pass on the day of its release. May as well check it out if you’re a subscriber, huh?

6Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

Hyrule Warriors

Release date: 18th May
Formats: Switch

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Want to kill hordes of enemies as Link or other The Legend of Zelda characters? Pick up Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition when it launches this month. It’ll certainly look better than the 3DS version, though it’s still bound to get repetitive eventually. Until then though, it’s just fun, fun, fun.

7Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey Redux

Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey Redux

Release date: 18th May
Formats: 3DS

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For 3DS owning RPG fans, Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey Redux might just be the highlight of May. Just maybe. Being the ‘Redux’ version, new content has been added to make the game even more expansive.

8Dark Souls Remastered

Dark Souls Remastered

Release date: 25th May
Formats: PS4, Xbox One, PC

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Are you ready to die, die and then die again? Okay, so maybe not quite as much seeing as we’ll all know where the enemies are and what they’re capable of, but we’ll still surely die at some point, right? Dark Souls finally gets the remaster treatment, and honestly, we can’t wait to get lost in its grim world again.

9Detroit: Become Human

Release date: 25th May
Formats: PS4

David Cage is at it again with another cinematic experience. Detroit: Become Human promises to be his most impressive effort to date, though. It certainly looks the part, and if the final game improves upon the scene recently released as a demo, Sony might just have another hit on their hands after the phenomenal God of War. Fingers crossed.

10Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Classics

Sega Mega Drive Classics

Release date: 29th May
Formats: PS4, Xbox One, PC

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You can play Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master in SEGA Mega Drive Classics. You can play Ristar in SEGA Mega Drive Classics. Lord, you can even play Streets of Rage 2 in SEGA Mega Drive Classics. But you can’t play Sonic 3. Or Sonic & Knuckles. Why SEGA? Why? We still can’t wait to get stuck into this collection, though.


11Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

Street Fighter 30th

Release date: 29th May
Formats: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

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All the old 2D Street Fighter games in one package. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, there’s something wrong with you. We’re particularly looking forward to reacquainting ourselves with the Street Fighter Alpha series, but if you prefer the Street Fighter 2 or 3 games that’s fine. Hopefully our thumbs are still up to the task of all those quarter circles…

12Agony

Agony

Release date: 29th May
Formats: PS4, Xbox One, PC

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We love horror, and Agony certainly looks horrific. Arriving at the end of May, Agony looks like the type of dark, disturbing game that demands that you play it with a spare pair of undergarments at the ready. We’re not complaining though. In fact, we’re looking forward to it. Hopefully it hasn’t been censored too much on console.