Top 25 NEW Games of May 2019 (PS4, Switch, PC, Xbox One)
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From the makers of critically acclaimed dungeon crawler, Legend of Grimrock, Ctrl Alt Nindja brings us an RPG that nails the look and feel of the classics. While its puzzle parts aren't quite as puzzling, its challenging turn-based combat makes sure that navigating through the Mehnir forest requires wit and strategy. Make use of the unique abilities and strengths of each hero and marvel at the complexity of their gameplay. It has a provisional playscore of 8.13
A mountain biking that takes downhill racing to the extreme. RageSquid's action sports game launches players into the breakneck speeds of their procedurally generated tracks, jumping, turning, and performing stunts along the way. With the randomization of each run, there's never time become the master of the track so you'll never know what to expect. Capturing the skills and thrills of the downhill riding experience, it gets a score of 8.15
23. Team Sonic Racing on PlayStation 4 and PC
Combining the intensity of competitive kart racing with the fun of co-op gaming, Team Sonic Racing offers a unique take on an age old genre. Featuring the characters of the Sonic universe, figure out each of their playstyles and improve your chances with each upgrade. Getting some heat for its online issues and limited game modes for local play with friends, it gets its highest score on the PS4 with an 8.28, and the lowest on the PC with 7.57.
Finally out after a few years of radio silence. The wait was worth it for this spiritual successor to Retro City Rampage. Described as a parody of 80s culture and retro games, Shakedown: Hawaii takes it pretty damn seriously, with their interactive 16bit open world. Exploring the interconnected underbelly of crime and business, Shakedown is a load of fun and mayhem, with a score of 8.30 on the PS4, and 7.41 on the Switch.
Stovetop's casual arcade harkens back to the classic snake games in the wackiest way possible. Play as the dutiful driver to a bus that never stops growing and snake around the streets of cities around the globe. Take passengers to the Louvre or to the neighborhood elementary schools in their 6 unique core maps. A 3D twist to a beloved format, it has a score of 8.31
Already a mainstay on the PS4, the game formerly called as Hotshots Golf, takes the golfing action to the VR. With the immersive virtual world, your actual golf skills are on the test. Move the the controller just like a real-life golf club and with your full body, master the art of the swing as you dive into the beautiful greens and bunkers. It has a playscore of 8.33
Total War takes their first dip into the history of the Three Kingdoms with this latest entry. Offering what many call a satisfying depiction of China's seminal period, Three Kingdoms is rich with detail, not just in their visuals, but also in their strategy gameplay. Take control of one of eleven factions as their respective legendary Warlord and conquer with diplomacy and might with the Guanxi system of interrelationships. It has a score of 8.34
18. Observation on PC and PlayStation 4
If Kubrick ever disturbed you with his 2001: Space Odyssey's HAL, Observation might dispel those fears, putting you in the shoes of a space station's AI assistant. Opening after a mysterious incident, peer through the eyes of the System Administration and Maintenance, or SAM, and work hand in hand with Emma Fisher to solve the puzzles in their gripping storyline. It has a score of 7.63 on the PC, and 8.37 on the PS4.
From the makers of your favorite videogame industry parodies, Idea Factory dives into the 8bit cosmos for some shoot 'em up action. Ravaged by adorable alien creatures, shoot, dodge, and defeat bosses as the lovely Neptune. With each successful takeover of their six different worlds, you'll get to have their bosses join you and share their unique shooting abilities for the mission. It has a rating of 8.42
16. Undead Horde
It may not look like it but this colorful title is actually an action RPG, and it's a fun one at that. Play the necromancer and use the raised dead to wreak havoc in the world of the living. Playfully called by some as the Night King simulator, Undead Horde offers a little more color and justice to the powers of necromancy as you acquire powerful items and set out to conquer the world. Hopefully, you won't have any murderous meddling kids to worry about. It has a provisional playscore of 8.43
If you haven't played the last two episodes, you might want to skip this. With the release of the latest episode, Daniel and Sean's closely built relationship faces tension as they rub elbows with people on the fringes of society. Fleshing out new side characters, Episode 3 is an interesting chapter, though not the most polished so far. Slow paced but still full of emotion, it has a score of 7.36 on the PC, 8.50 on the PS4, and 7.34 on the Xbox One.
For when you're in the mood for a quick and easy gaming session, this free to play action strategy will bring you back to the easy days of browser gaming. A bit like those classic Kongregate Tower Defense games, The Defender puts you in the shoes of an archer tasked to protect the castle from the nightly monster invasions. Completely free to play, it's an engaging enough title to spend the afternoon with. A provisional playscore of 8.52
Acid Wizard Studio's maiden foray into videogame development is doing pretty well itself on the consoles. Released on the PC in 2017, Darkwood prides itself as horror game without the need for cheap jumpscares. Sending tingles into players spines by sheer virtue of the eerie atmosphere of their procedurally generated 80s Poland, craft, explore, scavenge, and shoot your way to survival. Far from perfect but definitely exciting, it has a score of 8.55 on the PS4, 7.71 on the Xbox One, and 7.86 on the Switch.
12. Yakuza Kiwami 2
Arriving to the PC about a year its initial worldwide PS4 release, the groovy 80s vibes of SEGA's followup to their Yakuza Kiwami remake hasn't gotten old yet. A prequel title, take on the role of a young Kiryu in a struggle to bring back leadership to the Tojos. With the latest Dragon Engine, the massive visual upgrades are feast for the eyes and the new Goro Majiama Saga adds even more to the game's already fun itinerary. It has a playscore of 8.53
11. Blood & Truth
Expanding the premise of the London Heist into a full VR title, Sony's own London Studio presents us with an opportunity to take on John Wick-like experience by amping the excitement of their experimental demo. Not only does London look and feel the part in Blood & Truth, shooting does too. Simulating gun tactics with realistic ammunition and reloads, it has the action movie feel we want in a virtual reality format. It has a score of 8.58
We've been seeing a lot of classics revival, but this is the truest to the name this month. A restored and updated version of the Atarai first person shooter, Blood: Fresh Supply breathes new life to the manic mayhem of the original while adding a slew of modern additions. Featuring competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes, work together with and against players around the globe to fight the demonic beasts ahead. It has a provisional playscore of 8.58
Asobo Studios’ grim tale about two siblings is the talk of the town for this month of May. Follow Amicia and her little brother Hugo as they embark on an emotional journey set in an unforgiving world. Escape from the grasp of the Inquisition amidst a land torn apart by a deadly plague. Avoid a swarm of rats by using the element of fire and struggle to survive against overwhelming odds. It’s a character-driven story that resonates a powerful theme of family and hope. It receives a playscore of 8.56 on the PC, 8.63 on the PS4 and 8.43 on the X1.
Finally out on the PlayStation 4, this hybrid of card-game and roguelike come together in a fascinating single-player experience. Discover hundreds of cards as you go deep into its procedurally generated dungeons and enemies. Climb to the top of the ever-changing Spire and craft that perfect deck to overcome numerous challenges. It was heavily praised when it was out on Steam due to its strategic elements and fun replayability. It receives a playscore of 8.65
Waifus and cyberpunk? That’s an uncanny mix. This visual novel game from Sukeban is all about the booze and technology. As a bartender in VA-11 Hall-A or Valhalla, hear the unique and interesting stories of your patrons to learn more about the the game’s dystopian backdrop. It’s a pretty casual indie experience that doesn’t lean too much on combat. You’re just this charming bartender learning about people. It has a playscore of 8.63 on the PC, 8.69 on the PS4 and a provisional of 8.37 on the Switch.
If you remember this cult classic strategy game from Kite, this HD remaster brings the swine filth back to the battlefield. This real-time strategy game takes in a grueling battle between the Rabbit and Pig army. Engage in challenging tank battles on its single-player or multiplayer experience. This enhanced version comes with completely revised textures, detailed unit models and better monitor support. It has a provisional playscore of 8.78
It’s about damn time when we finally get an Indie game about robots fighting each other to the death. This strategy-simulation game from GFX47 is all about assembling your army of metallic monsters. Construct an Artificial Intelligence of your designed robots and carefully send them into the battle arena. Experiment with its various types, modes, and abilities and continue to improve it with each success and failure. It receives a provisional playscore of 8.85
There’s been enough stress in the video game community lately, and everyone deserves a relaxing and casual walking simulator like HOME. Create your own poem and music as you go on a heartwarming quest to find out what HOME means to you. It’s the perfect game to release the frustrations of everyday life. Simply enjoy its user-generated narrative and stress-free interaction. It receives a provisional playscore of 8.96
An adventure in the form of old school RPGs, My Big Sister tells the tale of two sisters exploring an unfamiliar dreamworld in a bid to finally escape it. In it you'll met the playfully sarcastic 12 year old, Luzia--whose story this game isn't about--and her ever gloomy Big Sister Sombria. Solve the puzzles within a handful of locations and find the ending they both deserve. It has provisional playscore of 9.06
This hand-drawn 2D puzzle-platformer from Micah Boursier oozes with creativity and charm. BirdGut takes you from the perspective of an outcast bee who gets eaten by a bird. From there, solve puzzles in its minimalist levels and escape a sinister facility that has ties to your origins. Make it out alive with your symbiotic friend as you run, jump and climb your way across its red, black and white world.. It has a provisional playscore of 9.21
1. Neon Beats
OKYO’s free to play minimalist rhythm game is a platformer that doesn’t rely on story and sequence. Instead, it’s a pure neon bliss as you navigate around its 2D worlds. Just like any other platformer, jump from point A to B and use its rhythm-based gameplay to seamlessly move around its polygonal paradise. It receives a provisional playscore of 9.59