During a time when we’re all required to stay at home for our safety, you gotta be thankful gaming is there to keep us busy and sane. The recent months in gaming has brought us amazing gems like Final Fantasy VII Remake, Resident Evil 3 and Doom Eternal to name a few.
May is going to be a relatively slow month in terms of releases, but it does have some gems to watch out for across all platforms. Let’s find out what’s going to be worth your time in gaming for this month!
Star Wars Episode I: Racer (PlayStation 4, Switch) – May 12
We love this game, so much that it’s one of our favorite Star Wars games of all time! Step into the shoes of a pod racer and know what it feels like to drive against the best and deadliest in this intense Star Wars based racer. It’s definitely a treat for fans of franchise since it features familiar faces and places from The Phantom Menace like obviously young Anakin Skywalker and the ruthless champion Sebulba.
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition (Switch) – May 12
The original Xenoblade Chronicles was an unforgettable title on the Wii and now Switch owners will get a chance to (re)play this fantastic RPG. The Definitive Edition will not only be given a visual overhaul but you can also expect quality of life improvements to the gameplay, updated controls for the Switch, and remixed music. There’ll also be an epilogue called Future Connected! All that content really makes Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition deserving of its Definitive moniker.
Void Bastards (PS4, Switch, PC) – May 7
This FPS title may have already been enjoyed by PC fans when it was released last year on the PC, but soon console players will be able to experience it as well. Known for its stunning comic book looking visuals and dark humor, Void bastards has you play one of many prisoners on a ship that has to attack other ships for supplies for your own vessel. It’s a fun strategy shooter game that looks as good as it plays!
Minecraft Dungeons (PS4, XBOX One, Switch, PC) – May 26
Minecraft needs no introduction, but this new entry in the acclaimed video game series is something quite new. Gone are the days mining (and crafting), welcome dungeon crawler with the Minecraft aesthetic! Play alone or with friends as you explore dungeons solve puzzles, avoid traps, and find treasure in this new adventure that’s sure to be another feather in Mojang’s cap.
XCOM 2, Bioshock, and Borderlands Collections (Switch) – May 29
Switch owners are in for a treat in May because not just one but three amazing game series are making their way to the hybrid console this month. Take your pick from the turn-based strategy XCOM 2, the thought provoking narrative first person shooter Bioshock, or the acclaimed looter shooter in Borderlands.
Each collection contains multiple titles as well as the corresponding DLC’s so you should be able to clock in dozens of hours here, making it the perfect way to spend the lockdown and staying safe at the same time.