May 2021 Game Releases highlights Resident Evil Village and Mass Effect Legendary Collection

The past few months may have been slow in terms of high profile blockbuster releases, but that’s all about to change because the May 2021 Game Releases has some of the biggest and most anticipated titles of the year so far like Resident Evil Village and Mass Effect Legendary Edition.

We’re nearing the halfway point of 2021, and hopefully you’ve secured your next-gen consoles by now, because these new titles will absolutely be a blast to play thanks to the power of the new hardware. Even if you haven’t yet, that’s alright! These will still be playable on your current PS4’s or Xbox Ones.

Without further ado, here are some of the best May 2021 Game Releases!

May 2021 Game Releases Pick of the Month: Resident Evil Village

Release Date: May 7, 2021
Platform: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

This title really needs no introduction as it has always been one of the main showcase titles when introducing a new platform. The surprising aspect is how the internet wasn’t won by the crazy werewolf or the creepy villagers or by Chris “Dad Bod” Redfield. It was the tall vampire lady Lady Dimitrescu and her thirsty squad of sister vampires that won the equally thirsty internet. While it is one of the most highly anticipated titles of the year, we’re not quite sure if we want to be in Ethan Winters’ place when it all goes down.

Hood: Outlaws & Legends

Release Date: May 10, 2021
Platform: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

Hood is an upcoming multiplayer action game from Focus Home Interactive that sees a good mix of action and stealth elements. The visuals look great, and there seems to be a lot of skills and customization involved, making it one title that fans of multiplayer games can look out for.

Subnautica: Below Zero

Release Date: May 14, 2021
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Survival games, love them or hate them, have a certain difficulty curve that one needs to get over before completely enjoying the game. Subnautica, its prequel, has been highly regarded ever since it released back in 2014 and now with a console release for its sequel, we can finally find out what the hype is all about.

Pick of the Month 2: Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Release Date: May 14, 2021
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

With remasters filling up our gaming libraries this year, it’s time to add another one on the list with Mass Effect Legendary Edition. While the Pinnacle Station DLC isn’t available and some fan service being restrained, what will still be available is the original adventure that fans have loved, with updated visuals to make it the best remaster in the Citadel.

Days Gone

Release Date: May 18, 2021
Platform: PC

No, you’re not seeing things. Days Gone is indeed heading to the PC, with 21:9 ultra-wide monitor support, unlocked framerates, improved visuals, mouse and keyboard support, and all post-launch content. Travel the Broken Road once again with Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter and drifter who lives in the lawless wilderness outside the civilian encampments.

Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield

Release Date: May 19, 2021
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X

The demo from this retro platformer really impressed me as I’m starting to notice I actually have a soft spot for retro action games optimized for a fast-paced modern generation with really fantastic beats. Just like Cyber Shadow and Narita Boy before this, this game is looking to be another instant Indie game spend just to play the game to the tune of really great music.

Knockout City

Release Date: May 21, 2021
Platform: PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC

This battle royale dodgeball game will make its rounds across all major platforms, boasting cross-play features and fast-paced ball-throwing gameplay. The game looks like a fun time, with an “easy to learn, hard to master” vibe to it, so we’ll find out more if that game hits its mark come May 21.


Release Date: May 25, 2021
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

THQ Nordic’s post-apocalyptic anthropomorphic RPG was announced on 2020 but fell almost entirely from everybody’s radar until a stealth announcement back in January. If you still haven’t secured your PS5 and are looking for a Ratchet and Clank replacement, this game may be up your alley. It is looking quite fun for what it is, if talking animals is your thing and unlike Ratchet and Clank, it’s looking to take a more serious tone.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster

Release Date: May 25, 2021
Platform: PS4, Nintendo Switch

One of the best entries Shin Megami Tensei titles is being remastered and getting an English translation. While it had a terrible release in Japan, hopefully we’ll receive a better version once it releases on May. Just as a word of warning to brand new Persona fans, this is not the same as Persona you know and love, so keep your expectations in check!

Rising Hell

Release Date: May 18, 2021
Platform: PS4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Here’s a promising indie title coming out this month. It used to be on Steam Early Access, and it’s looking like a vertical roguelike where you challenge the denizens of hell and its masters with the threat of permadeath hanging over your head. Plus you’re serenaded with heavy metal music. What’s not to like?

*Disclaimer: Release dates may be subject to change.

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