If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that May is going to be a big month for new games. Whether you’re looking for the latest games for your new-gen console, or simply looking to try some new ports, there’s plenty of ways to make your wallet scream this month. With that in mind, here are some of our top picks for games out this May!
Resident Evil Village – May 7th – Buy With GameByte!
Capcom’s latest horror outing is one of the 2021’s most anticipated games. Whether you’re a massive fan of the series, or you’re just into freakishly tall vampiric vixens, you’ll want to check out what Resident Evil Village has to offer. The game is also a sequel to 2017’s Resident Evil 7, so be prepared for some intense survival horror mechanics and sinister stalkers. Check out our review!
Hood: Outlaws & Legends – May 7th
If first-person horror games aren’t your bag, then perhaps you’d prefer to pick up Hood: Outlaws & Legends on 7th May. Developed by Sumo Newcastle and published by Focus Home Interactive, Hood: Outlaws & Legends is a murky Medieval fantasy with PvPvE mechanics. Essentially, the game is like a gothic version of Robin Hood encased within an intense multiplayer experience. Definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for something different!
Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir & The Girl Who Stands Behind – May 14th
If you’re looking for something a little less dark and brooding to play this month, then Nintendo’s Famicom Detective Club double bill could be for you! Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir & The Girl Who Stands Behind is a remake of a classic adventure game for the Nintendo Famicom’s Disk System. Despite the game’s colourful anime aesthetic, it’s actually an intense mystery drama with twists and turns at every corner. If you’re a fan of the likes of Ace Attorney and Professor Layton, you should probably pick this one up!
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition – May 14th – Buy With GameByte!
If you’re a BioWare fan, then you’ll already be aware that Mass Effect: Legendary edition is on its way this month. However, if you’re new to the series, then the Legendary Edition is the definitive way to the original sci-fi trilogy. Remastered and optimised for 4K Ultra HD, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition contains all previously released DLC, including promo weapons, armour and packs. It’s needless to say that Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is an absolute steal!
Days Gone – May 18th
Days Gone is the latest PlayStation exclusive game to come to PC, following the likes of Horizon: Zero Dawn and Death Stranding. The PC version of Sony’s apocalyptic drama features all the benefits of PC gaming, including an unlocked frame rate, improved visuals and ultra-wide monitor support. If you don’t own a PlayStation 5 yet, then picking up Days Gone could prove to be a good stop-gap while you wait on more PS5 stock.
Oddworld Collection – May 27th
Looking for something a little Odd? Then the upcoming Oddworld Collection for Switch is probably your best bet. While Soulstorm isn’t currently on the cards for Nintendo’s handheld, the Oddworld collection contains the Abe’s Oddysee remake, New ‘n’ Tasty, accompanied by remastered versions of Munch’s Oddysee and Stranger’s Wrath. While each individual game is already available for the Switch and on Steam, there’s something neat about being able to carry a huge chunk of Oddworld history in your pocket.
That’s our top picks for this month! Here’s a full list of every game coming out during the month of May:
|4th May||The Colonists [PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch]|
|7th May||Resident Evil Village [PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X] – Buy via GameByte Shop!|
Hood: Outlaws & Legends [PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X]
|13th May||Monster Harvest [PC]|
|14th May||Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind [Nintendo Switch|
Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir [Nintendo Switch]
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition [PC, PS4, Xbox One] – Buy via GameByte Shop!
Subnautica: Below Zero [PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch] – Buy via GameByte Shop!
|18th May||Days Gone [PC]|
Void Terrarium [PS5]
|19th May||Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield [PS5]|
|20th May||Rune Factory 5 [Nintendo Switch]|
The Wild at Heart [PC, Xbox One]
|21st May||Knockout City [PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch]|
Miitopia [Nintendo Switch] – Buy from GameByte!
Rust [PS4, Xbox One] – Buy from GameByte!
|25th May||Biomutant [PC, PS4, Xbox One] – Buy from GameByte!|
Maneater [Nintendo Switch] – Buy from GameByte!
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne [PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch] – Buy from GameByte!
|27th May||Earth Defense Force: World Brothers [PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch]|
Oddworld Collection [Nintendo Switch]
|28th May||World’s End Club [Nintendo Switch] – Buy from GameByte!|
Roots of Pacha [PC]
|31st May||Fallen Knight [PC]|
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