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25 Best New Games of May 2023

Our choices of the most anticipated games releasing this May.

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ByFeliciano Mondigo III April 29, 2023

Out of hundreds of titles set to launch next month, here are our picks of the most anticipated PC, console, and mobile games. If you want the full list, visit our dedicated pages for new video games and upcoming game releases.

1. Dumb Ways to Die 4

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There are more hilarious ways to die in this fourth installment of the mobile game sensation. Compete with friends on who survives the longest in new scenarios that teach us how fragile life is.

2. Ravenlok

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At our 24th spot is Ravenlok. If you liked American McGee’s Alice, this might scratch that itch. Their twisted fairy tale land has a lot of references to Alice in Wonderland and other notable children's stories. Enter the world and fulfill the prophecy!

3. Redfall

PCXbox Series X|S

It’s all about Vampires. Redfall is one of May’s most anticipated games. Despite the questionable 30fps lock for Xbox consoles, it still warrants our attention. It’s made by the same developers behind the Dishonored series. From the looks of the gameplay, it’s a fast-paced vampire Van Helsing with a futuristic twist. It’s free on Game Pass too! So you can just go grab it for a cheaper price!

4. Darkest Dungeon II

PC

The next chapter in this Lovecraftian roguelike. After being in Early Access for quite some time, they’re finally ready to go full steam ahead. This sequel is packed with more madness, characters and a lingering dread in each dark hallway.

5. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

PS5

Adol the Red returns and this time around he debuts on the PlayStation 5. Taking the best parts of Lacrimosa of Dana, we can now control multiple characters, adding a dynamic gameplay to its JRPG goodness.

6. Hogwarts Legacy

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It’s about time the old-gen players can finally get a taste of the Wizarding World. Hogwarts Legacy is coming to PS4 and Xbox One next month. Don’t expect anything new here. It’s still the same story with the same spellcasting gameplay we’re all familiar with. Let’s just hope its performance is playable for our friends stuck in their 10 year old hardware. Otherwise, the wait isn’t worth it.

7. TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 3

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For the motorbike enthusiasts out there, the month of May has something for you too. With ultra-realistic visuals and accessible controls, race through multiple tracks and flaunt that superbike for all the world to see.

8. Tin Hearts

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A lighthearted adventure for kids, or kids at heart. Tin Hearts is pretty much like Toy Story. Take control of a miniature army of troopers as they solve puzzles and unravel the story behind this world’s magical history.

9. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Switch

We have over a thousand games stacked for the month of May, but these 25 games are the most promising. One of them is none other than this year’s most anticipated Nintendo title. Tears Of The Kingdom is massive. Even Raine was left speechless after that last trailer. Check out her reactions if you’re interested! There’s no denying that this is gonna be another grand adventure. Even after Breath of the Wild’s success, we can only wonder what surprises Nintendo is cooking for us once we get our hands on this.

10. Firmament

PC

If you enjoyed the puzzles and mysteries of old games like Myst and Riven, Firmament is the next title from the people behind these classics. Uncover clues and find out what’s going on in this abandoned steampunk world.

11. Farming Simulator 23

Switch

The Switch finally caught up to the latest Farming Simulator experience. This is a haven for all your agricultural and livestock needs. Build your own empire of wheat and meat at the palm of your hands.

12. LEGO 2K Drive

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LEGO enters racing territory. Remember when we used to make our own cars using LEGO blocks? Now you can finally make your own superpowered LEGO machine and use it to race with other players online. Explore Bricklandia with your LEGO masterpiece. If you’re up for some couch co-op fun, you’ll enjoy the split-screen multiplayer. Just like the good ol’ days.

13. Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun

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Another year, another Warhammer game. Boltgun pays homage to 90s retro shooters. Playing as a badass space marine gives you that power fantasy of being an unstoppable killing machine.

14. Amnesia: The Bunker

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The next horror entry from Frictional Games. Amnesia returns and this time it takes us to a haunted World War 1 bunker. The frights are more terrifying even when you’re carrying a gun. Good luck.

15. BLACKPINK THE GAME

iOS

This K-Pop sensation gets their own videogame. Jennie, Jisoo, Rose and Lisa are in your area in this rhythm game for iOS devices. Sing and dance to their bopping tunes. If you’re a BLINK, this is something you should look forward to.

16. Peridot

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Niantic takes our love for Tamagotchi to a whole new level in this augmented reality game where we take care of adorable pets. Like their previous work, Pokemon Go, take a walk outside and attend to the needs and wants of your colorful creatures.

17. Do Not Feed the Monkeys 2099

PC

This point and click adventure game is as dystopian as it can get. Spy on people and, no matter how crazy their lives get, do not interact with them. Otherwise you’re in for a crazy domino effect where things go horribly wrong.

18. Company of Heroes 3

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The third entry of the iconic Company of Heroes series has some more heart-pounding combat coming to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox consoles. You can see how much the game has improved, with better graphics and a more seamless tactical gameplay.

19. HUMANITY

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A Virtual Reality game turning the entire human race into lab rats. Ironically, you play as a Dog leading these packs of mindless humans to solve puzzles. It’s pretty bizarre, but it’s somehow relaxing. Itt releases this May and comes free to PlayStation Plus Extra subscribers.

20. Planet of Lana

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This hand-painted indie game was a day one wishlist for me when it was first announced. Planet of Lana’s sci-fi world oddly reminds me of Studio Ghibli films. It’s rich with atmosphere and its vibrant colors pop with so much detail. No release date yet, but it’s scheduled to come out sometime this Spring.

21. The Outlast Trials

PC

We’ve been playing this game in Early Access and we enjoyed it so far. The Outlast Trials takes survival horror to new lengths. Now with multiplayer, the scares are less terrifying with friends to play with. Work together and escape from this living nightmare. It’s gearing up for a full release this Spring, but no release date yet.

22. WRATH: Aeon of Ruin

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Another retro shooter taking inspiration from old school Doom and Quake. It’s been on Steam’s Early Access for quite a while and

by the looks of it, we are finally getting a full release this year.

23. Blazing Strike

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Aside from Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8, Blazing Strike is also coming out this year. It features a cast of colorful characters reminiscent of 2D fighting games like the classic King of Fighters. This game has rollback which is a great feature for FGC enthusiasts. Its release in 2022 was delayed to give it more polish. It comes out sometime this Spring.

24. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

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Also coming out in the busy month of May is the long-awaited Gollum game. It’s a stealth-game centered on the sniveling Gollum. Tolkien fans might find this an odd choice for a Lord of the Rings game, especially when it’s not canon to the story. However, if you’re interested in another chance to dip into the fiery pits of Mount Doom, Gollum will help you with that.

25. System Shock

PC

The classic first person shooter is back with the help of industry veterans from Fallout, Mass Effect and BioShock. The rogue AI Shodan is out to get you, and fight your way in familiar yet modern ways. This remake remains as true to the original, adding a fresh new experience.