April was jam-packed with some huge releases. (Both the Resident Evil 3 and Final Fantasy VII remakes released last month.) Comparatively, May is a bit quieter, but we’ve still got some gems to look forward to!

Void Bastards – Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
Release Date: May 7th

Void Bastards is a roguelike, science-fiction first-person shooter from Australian studio Blue Manchu and published by Humble Bundle. First released in May of 2019 for Windows and Xbox One, the game has received praise for its art style and gameplay, and the PC version currently sits at an 81 on Metacritic.

Star Wars Episode 1: Racer – Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
Release Date: May 12th

Star Wars Episode 1: Racer, is a racing game based on the podracing scenes in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. (It’s also a remake of the same game that came out first in 1999.) All of the racers from the movie are in the game, as well as the Boonta Eve racecourse as well. The game also adds new courses and locations not featured in the movie.

(The above video is from the PC Re-Release in 2018)

Maneater – PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: May 22nd

Maneater took E3 by storm with its initial showing at the PC Gaming Show in 2018. From Tripwire Interactive, you play as a shark who is getting revenge for the death of your mother in a story that’s narrated by Chris Parnell of all people! From the official Steam listing:

Experience the ultimate power fantasy as the apex predator of the seas – a terrifying SHARK! Maneater is a single-player, open-world action RPG (ShaRkPG) where YOU are the shark. Starting as a small shark pup you are tasked with surviving the harsh world while eating your way up the ecosystem.

Minecraft Dungeons – Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: May 26th

Minecraft Dungeons is a dungeon crawler developed by Mojang and published by Xbox Game Studios. (Seriously, think Minecraft meets Diablo without the Heaven vs. Hell stuff.) There’s going to be local and online co-op for up to four players, new mobs specific to Dungeons, and loads and loads of loot to find as you work to defeat the evil Arch-Illager.

Bioshock: The Collection / Borderlands Legendary Edition / XCOM 2 Collection – Nintendo Switch
Release Date: May 29th

We wrote about these games heading to the Switch, and now that day is (almost) here! Bioshock: The Collection is indeed that; a remastered collection of Bioshock, Bioshock 2, and Bioshock Infinite with their single-player content. (Bioshock 2’s multiplayer is not.) It also includes the challenge game modes from each game, and a director’s commentary with Ken Levine.

Borderlands Legendary Edition includes Borderlands, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Almost all the major add-ons from the console and PC releases are included, but if you’re looking to play Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary, you’re unfortunately out of luck.

The XCOM 2 Collection includes the base game, XCOM 2: War of the Chosen, and four DLC packs to go along with it to outfit your team. The Resistance Warrior Pack, Anarchy’s Children, Alien Hunters, and Shen’s Last Gift will all be available.

Those games aren’t all, however; if you’re looking for a sports game, first-person shooter, or visual novel, May has some of those lined up for you as well!

Other May releases:

  • John Wick Hex (PlayStation 4) – May 5
  • Deep Rock Galactic (PC, Xbox One) – May 13
  • Super Mega Baseball 3 (PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – May 13
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix (Nintendo Switch) – May 15
  • Golf With Your Friends (PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – May 19
  • The Wonderful 101: Remastered (PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4) – May 19
  • The Persistence (PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – May 21
  • Spirit Hunter: NG (Nintendo Switch) – May 21
  • Monstrum (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – May 22
  • Saints Row: The Third Remastered (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – May 22
  • Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen (PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita) – May 26
  • Ninjala (Nintendo Switch) – May 27
  • Shantae and the Seven Sirens (PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – May 28
  • Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Nintendo Switch) – May 29
  • Fast & Furious Crossroads (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – TBA

About The Author

Amanda G.

Mom, Army wife, talkative introvert and retail veteran are the best adjectives to describe this Midwestern native. Amanda has been playing games since Tomb Raider back in the ’90s. Fast forward 20-some-odd years, you’ll find her with a little less time on her hands, but she’ll still play anything with a great story and memorable characters. (Bonus points if there’s a female protagonist involved!) In her free time you’ll find her playing tabletop RPG’s with friends, and hanging out with her husband Adam, son Will, and Boykin Spaniel/Corgi/Blue Heeler mix Arya Bark!