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Best New Games Coming in May 2023

This May, everything is awesome! At least on the gaming front. Overall, it’s been a bit of a mixed bag so far this year, and while we’re finding ourselves spending more time than expected on our Nintendo Switch, it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon with the best new game releases for May coming in with a host of new platformers. This month, we’re keen to check out the new LEGO racing adventure – hence the “everything is awesome” line above. There’s a co-op vampire shooter, a Lord of the Rings spin-off featuring an unlikely hero, a pixel-art-wrestling RPG, a new entry in the Amnesia horror series, and this unknown, hardly popular hero named Link makes a comeback in something called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. These are our picks for the best new games coming in May 2023.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

It’s finally here! Tears of the Kingdom is the sequel to Breath of the Wild, the critically acclaimed Zelda title from 2017. Well, every Zelda title is critically acclaimed and we’re sure Tears of the Kingdom will be no exception.

Choose your own path through the sprawling landscapes of Hyrule and the mysterious islands floating in the skies above. Harness Link’s new abilities to fight back Ganondorf’s forces across an adventure fuelled by your imagination.

Is it too early to call Tears of the Kingdom game of the year?

Platform: Switch
Release date: May 12

Redfall

The island town of Redfall, Massachusetts is under siege by a legion of vampires who have blocked out the sun and cut the citizens off from the outside world. Players explore an open-world solo or squad up in co-op where each character harnesses unique abilities and upgrades to overcome the undead threat and its brood of maniacal followers.

Redfall comes from Arkane Studios, the creators of Dishonored and Deathloop. Like its predecessors, Redfall gives players the means to attack stealthily or go guns-blazing while fighting through downtown, forests, boardwalk and supernatural spaces to uncover the story’s many mysteries.

Platforms: PC, Xbox
Release date: May 2

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LEGO 2K Drive

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In LEGO 2K Drive, you can drive and race anywhere, building vehicles from scratch and taking them on wild races to earn the coveted Sky Trophy. Master the art of drifting, boosting and using power-ups as you hit the pavement, dirt and waterways. Take to the story mode solo, play split-screen with a friend or compete with up to six players online. This is open-world racing played your way brick-by-brick.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch
Release date: May 19

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

The least attractive LOTR character scores his very own adventure game. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum takes the ring-obsessed creature through his tale from time spent as a slave beneath the Dark Tower to his stay with the Elves of Mirkwood and beyond.

The gameplay features a blend of stealth, agility and cunning, where players use Gollum’s wit to survive. Torn between his origins as Smeagol and his present state, it’s up to you to decide whether his dark side takes over or if there’s light at the end of this tale.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
Release date: May 25

Amnesia: The Bunker

Amnesia: The Bunker is the latest entry in this acclaimed first-person horror series. Set in a desolate WW1 bunker, players face the oppressing terrors stalking the dark corridors. Equipped with a noisy flashlight and a revolver with diminishing ammo, survival won’t be easy. Hunted by an ever-present threat that reacts to your every sound and every move, you must adapt on the fly while uncovering the mysteries of the bunker.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
Release date: May 23

WrestleQuest

Powerbomb and piledrive your way through a massive pixel-art RPG based on the world of professional wrestling.

Squeeze into the tights of an aspiring rookie. Train, learn, glam and slam your way to the top of the food chain through a story inspired by the careers of Macho Man Randy Savage, Jake the Snake Roberts, Andre the Giant and more. But that’s about where the realism stops, as you’ll be visiting wild realms, tag-teaming exotic monsters and performing over-the-top moves through turn-based combat. Your destiny lies in spandex.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch
Release date: May TBA

Darkest Dungeon II

Take a rogue-like road trip of the damned in Darkest Dungeon II, the eagerly awaited follow-up to the acclaimed and tough-as-nails gothic horror RPG.

Form a party of flawed heroes, equip your stagecoach and set off across a decaying landscape on a quest to avert the apocalypse. Battle monsters through tried and tested turn-based combat. Face fear, paranoia and a host of meaningful quirks as you explore striking hand-drawn locations, including twisted forests, ruined crypts and beyond.

Platform: PC
Release date: May 8

Age of empires return to rome

DLC – Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition – Return of Rome

The definitive version of this absolute classic receives new DLC through the Return to Rome expansion. This brings all of the content from the original Age of Empires over to the remastered sequel. So, if you haven’t moved on from this 20-year-old treasure or are looking for reasons to return, the 16 additional civilisations and multiple campaigns can help you block out two decades of advances and innovation.

Platforms: PC, Xbox
Release date: May 16

Forespoken in tanta we trust

DLC – Forespoken: In Tanta we Trust

We’re pretty sure Forespoken fell short of expectations for gamers and developers alike. Still, there’s more magic-themed action on the way.

Within In Tanta we Trust, hero Frey is transported back 25 years to the Purge of the Rheddig, the legendary battle mentioned during Forspoken’s story. Frey will be accompanied by Tanta Cinta, and she will unlock a new set of magical abilities and combos to wield against the invading forces.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation
Release date: May 23

May 2023 Video Game Release Dates

  • Age of Wonders 4 (PC, PS5, XBX/S) – May 2
  • Redfall (PC, XBX/S) – May 2
  • Mia and the Dragon Princess (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – May 4
  • Hogwarts Legacy (PS4, XB1) – May 5
  • Hometopia (PC) – May 5
  • Darkest Dungeon II (PC) – May 8
  • TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 3 (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – May 11
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch) – May 12
  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition – Return to Rome DLC (PC, XBX/S, XB1) – May 16
  • Humanity (PSVR2, PSVR) – May 16
  • Tin Hearts (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – May 16
  • Trinity Trigger (PS5, PS4, Switch) – May 16
  • Zool Redimensioned (PS5, PS4) – May 16
  • I Am Future (PC) – May 18
  • The Outlast Trials (PC) – May 18
  • Lego 2K Drive (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – May 19
  • Inkbound (PC) – May 22
  • After Us (PC, PS5, XBX/S) – May 23
  • Amnesia: The Bunker (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – May 23
  • Forspoken: In Tanta we Trust DLC (PC, PS5) – May 23
  • Glitch Busters: Stuck on You (PC, PS4, Switch) – May 23
  • Miasma Chronicles (PC, PS5, XBX/S) – May 23
  • Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! (Switch) – May 23
  • Do Not Feed the Monkeys 2099 (PC, Switch) – May 25
  • Hello Neighbor VR: Search and Rescue (PSVR 2, PSVR) – May 25
  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – May 25
  • Tennis Manager 2023 (PC) – May 25
  • Company of Heroes 3 (PS5, XBX/S) – May 30
  • System Shock Remake (PC) – May 30
  • WrestleQuest (PC, Switch) – May TBA

General FAQ

What games are coming out in May 2023?

May 2023 is a massive month with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Redfall, LEGO 2K Drive, Amnesia: The Bunker and Gollum from The Lord of the Rings scores his very own stealth adventure game.

Will Tears of the Kingdom use the same map as Breath of the Wild?

Tears of the Kingdom will use the same map as Breath of the Wild. This may seem a little disappointing, but consider the vast changes we’ve already witnessed in the trailers. This Hyrule may seem familiar, but the experience will surely be significantly different.

Is Redfall coming to PlayStation?

Redfall is coming exclusively to PC and Xbox. The new vampire shooter is developed by Arkane and Published by Bethesda which is owned by Microsoft. The good news is that Redfall comes to Game Pass on day one, so subscribers can play the game in its entirety at no extra cost.

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