The start of 2023 has been absolutely breathtaking. Each month so far has brought us a selection of high-quality and very exciting video games, and that will continue to be the case in May. There’s something coming out this month for every type of person: several highly anticipated triple A’s, new horror experiences, family racing games and much more. So let’s take a look at the latest episode of the Games of the Month.
Redfall (PC, Xbox Series) – May 2
Although it hasn’t gotten much press lately, Arkane’s open-world first-person shooter was released yesterday on PC and Xbox Series consoles. This action title will take players to the once sleepy town of Redfall to hunt down and fight off hordes of vampires who have taken the locals hostage and cut them off from the outside world. Redfall offers a variety of enemies to face, a diverse selection of heroes to choose from, and a world with expansive exploration possibilities. All of these elements make it the best Xbox launch in May.
Age of Wonder 4 (PC, PS5, Xbox Series) – May 2
If you’ve ever wanted to rule a fantasy kingdom of your own, Triumph Studios’ Age of Wonder might be the game for you. The title recovers the saga’s iconic 4X strategy and turn-based tactical combat systems and adds better graphics, new missions and challenges, more combat options, better customization systems and much more. It looks like this game will be one of the best strategy titles of the month.
Darkest Dungeon II (PC) – May 8
After the success of the original Darkest Dungeon, Red Hook Studios is back with a sequel that will take players on a new roguelike journey through a decaying apocalyptic landscape. Darkest Dungeon II features improved combat, new heroes that can be leveled up, plenty of challenges to complete, and better graphics. This is likely to be one of the most exciting and challenging turn-based experiences of the month.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch) – May 12
There’s hardly any game slated for release in 2023 as anticipated as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It is designed as a sequel to the popular and acclaimed Breath of the Wild and is an adventure that will take Link on a journey to the skies. Her mission is to save Hyrule from devastation while searching for the missing Princess Zelda. This will be the big hit for May for Nintendo, as it will be released exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
The Outlast Trials (PC) – May 18
Few horror franchises have managed to strike fear into the minds of gamers quite like Outlast. This May, Red Barrels will try to recover the main feature of the saga: to prevent you from sleeping peacefully. The Outlast Trials will be released on PC in Early Access. In it, players will have to overcome multiple terrifying and horrifying therapeutic challenges, both alone and in groups. I don’t think it’s necessary to state that this therapy will not make you calmer or more stable.
Lego 2K Drive (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch) – May 19
TT Games has been the studio that has created most of the LEGO-related content, but this time 2K is getting in on the action with the release of Lego 2K Drive in May. This family-friendly racing game is all about exploring a destructible blocky world and engaging in fast-paced kart-style racing, all behind the wheel of a range of vehicles that you can own or build and design yourself. If you’re looking for a fun and crazy racing game for the whole family, that’s exactly what Lego 2K Drive has to offer.
Amnesia: The Bunker (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series) – May 23
Horror fans will be happy to find that The Outlast Trials isn’t the only spooky game releasing in May, as Fictional Games is releasing Amnesia: The Bunker, its first-ever first-person horror experience. The title takes place in a desolate World War I bunker that players will need to explore while surviving the ghosts that roam its concrete halls. They will also have to collect tools and solve environmental puzzles in hopes of escaping to safety.
Miasma Chronicles (PC, PS5, Xbox Series) – May 23
The studio that created Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden brings us a new action and strategy experience. Miasma Chronicles will take players on an adventure through a post-apocalyptic wasteland, taking on the role of survivor Elvis and his robotic older brother. His goal is to find and discover answers about the force that destroyed everything, the Miasma.
After Us (PC, PS5, Xbox Series) – May 23
The most recurrent themes of this era marked by the climate and its preservation are ecology and resource management. These themes are precisely what Piccolo’s After Us explores. The game centers around Gaia, the spirit of life, a powerful entity that explores a devastated world to rescue the souls of missing or abused animals. It is designed to be emotionally complex, requiring the player to bring a world damaged by humanity back to life.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series) – May 25
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is finally ready to see the light of day after a series of delays in its release. It deals with JRR Tolkien’s iconic character of the same name: we’ll see Gollum travel through different regions of Middle-earth in an attempt to find and reclaim his Treasure years after Bilbo Baggins took the One Ring. This story takes place alongside The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and includes a number of appearances by some major characters from the fantasy series, such as Gandalf the Grey.
System Shock (PC) – May 30
The original title can be considered one of the most iconic and influential games of all time, but since it’s been almost 30 years since its release, many people probably haven’t had the chance to make the most of it. experience the formidable threat posed by the evil SHODAN. Luckily, Nightdive Studios took the responsibility to create the remake of the 1994 action game with updated elements: graphics, performance, controls, interface, sounds, soundtrack and much more. What’s more, they do so while retaining the main dynamics of the title and even feature SHODAN’s original voice actor for an authentic System Shock experience.
So concludes another episode of the Games of the Month. Don’t miss next month’s to find out what June has in store for us, video game fans.
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