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games to watch out for this may

Games to watch out for this May

We’re officially a third of the way through 2024, and we have no idea how that happened. Wasn’t Christmas just yesterday? Anyway, as days roll forward and new months come around, so do new games. May is a slow month for AAA releases, but we have a lot of indie games to look forward to.

Coming out in May, we’ve got a story-driven drama about a nun, a new Pac-Man game, a game that puts you in the body of a cat, a new Mario release and a whole lot more. We’ve rounded up the best of them right here, so you can decide where to spend your gaming money this month.

Indika

Indika screenshot
Image: Odd Meter
  • 2nd May
  • PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

A third-person story-driven drama about a nun who hears the voice of the devil, we can safely say that you’ve never played anything quite like Indika before. You can give our preview a read for a taste of what to expect, but look out for our full review soon.

MotoGP 24

MotoGP 24
Image: Milestone
  • 2nd May
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

If there’s one thing we can rely on, it’s Milestone bringing out an annual MotoGP game. 2024’s edition is almost here, featuring the official roster and tracks of the 2024 MotoGP series. Ride your bike through MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 categories, and set out to become a MotoGP legend.

Animal Well

Animal Well
Image: Billy Basso/Bigmode
  • 9th May
  • PS5, Switch and PC

We don’t know a whole lot about Animal Well, but the few previews we’ve seen of it have been enough to pique our interest. A pixelated adventure that has you exploring a puzzle box world, it promises secrets, non-linear gameplay and plenty of puzzles to work your way through.

Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs

Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs
Image: Bandai Namco
  • 9th May
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

This is Pac-Man, but with a multiplayer battle royale twist. Not only will you need to avoid ghosts as you wander round a maze, collecting pellets: you’ll also need to avoid other players. Up to 64 players can compete in one game of Pac-Man, and we’re quite intrigued to see how that plays of.

Little Kitty, Big City

Little Kitty, Big City
Image: Double Dagger Studio
  • 9th May
  • Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

Little Kitty, Big City immediately hit our radar for one very simple reason: it lets you take control of an adorable black cat. When we previewed Little Kitty, Big City last year, we noted it had a bit of Stray and Untitled Goose Game in it, letting you wreak havoc as a cat if you choose to. There are missions to complete, too, but if you want to simply run around, enjoying being a cat, that’s absolutely fine.

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut

Ghost of Tsushima
Image: Sucker Punch
  • 16th May
  • PC

It’s not new, having been available on PlayStation for some time, but the previously Sony-exclusive Ghost of Tsushima is finally making its way to PC this month. This epic adventure takes you to 13th century Japan as you take on the role of Jin Sakai on a quest to protect what’s left of his people from the Mongol empire. This PC version is, of course, the same game, but will come with lots of graphical options to enable you to eke the best out of it on your machine. You can read our PS5 Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut review to learn what to expect.

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes screenshot
Image: Simogo/Annapurna Interactive
  • 16th May
  • PC and Switch

We’ve played some of Lorelei and the Laser Eyes already as we previewed it last month. It’s absolutely mystifying, but its strange world filled with puzzles has us absolutely eager to find out more. It feels like a mixture of a detective mystery, a point and click and a surrealist adventure, but we’ve enjoyed every minute we’ve played of it so far — and can’t wait to experience more.

Senua’s Saga Hellblade II

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II screenshot
Image: Xbox Game Studios
  • 21st May
  • Xbox Series X/S and PC

It’s been a long time coming, but finally, the much-anticipated sequel to Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is almost here. Once again, we can expect epic visuals, an utterly engrossing story and plenty of Viking myth and legends. If it’s only half as good as the first game, we should be in for a good time.

Paper Trail

Paper Trail screenshot
Image: Newfangled Games
  • 21st May
  • PS5, Switch and PC

The premise of Paper Trail is a brilliant one: its world is essentially made of paper, and as you progress through the game, you can manipulate the world by folding the world in various ways. It’s a neat idea, and looks to be packed full of puzzles — and some beautiful artwork.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
Image: Nintendo
  • 23rd May
  • Nintendo Switch

Originally a Game Cube game, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door is making its way to Switch this month. We always love the papercraft art style of the Paper Mario games, offering more adventuring than a typical Mario game. The Thousand Year Door sees Mario hunt down Crystal Stars and, along with Bowser, he’ll have to come face-to-face with plenty of characters looking to stand in his way.

Multiversus

Multiversus
Image: WB Games
  • 28th May
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC

We’ve already played Multiversus, of course: it was available as a beta to the public back in 2022, but in early 2023 it went offline. It’s finally launching for real this May, though, and if you’re a fan of brawlers, you’re going to be in for a good time. You’ll be able to pit multiple Warner Bros. characters together in an epic battle: think Batman versus Bugs Bunny, or Arya Stark versus the cast of Adventure Time.

F1 24

F1 24
Image: Codemasters/EA
  • 31st May
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC

Finally, we’re rounding out the month of May with another annual racing entry. This time it’s Codemasters and EA’s F1 24, for fans of high-speed formula one racing. If the other F1 games from Codemasters are anything to go by, we’re going to be in for a treat with this. Expect fantastic graphics, a realistic racing season and and engaging career mode.

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