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Top Video Games and Release Dates for May 2022

For years, gamers have debated whether it’s worth pre-ordering upcoming games. Generally, I’d say no. It’s the consoles and accessories that sell out. Not the games. And yet, Sniper Elite 5 makes a strong case for dropping some dollars before its release date. Each new entry in this bloodthirsty franchise includes a bonus pre-order only mission where you get to assassinate Hitler by optionally sniping him in the testicles.

Watching the Führer’s ‘boys’ rupture through the slow-motion x-ray kill-cam is incredibly satisfying and one of the better tactics deployed by developers to encourage gamers to place a pre-order. The Sniper Elite franchise returns for its fifth outing later this month.

Beyond Nazis, you’ll also have the opportunity to face-off against Deadites as Bruce Campbell returns for Evil Dead: The Game. Trek to Yomi is a cinematic samurai game inspired by classic cinema. Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong brings vampires to Boston, and Pac-Man returns with a collection of 14 classic titles. Find all of this and more in our rundown of release dates for the best games releasing through May 2022.

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1. Sniper Elite 5

France, 1944. Elite marksman Karl Fairburne and the resistance uncovers a Nazi project that threatens to unravel the Allied war efforts. It’s your mission to eliminate the high-ranking enemy officers and end their deadly operation once and for all.

Sniper Elite 5 features detailed recreations of real-world environments, each designed with multiple paths and infiltration points for strategically sniping your targets. Sneak past lookouts, find the perfect vantage point and consider wind, gravity and heart rate to line your sights. Play the entire campaign solo or work together with a friend in co-op.

But the real drawcard here is the kill cam. The grizzly, slow-motion x-ray kills are back bloodier with new bone deflections to tear apart bodies like never before. Be sure to pre-order Sniper Elite 5 to score Wolf Mountain, a bonus mission where you get to eliminate the Führer.

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Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
Release date: May 26

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2. Evil Dead: The Game

Ash Williams returns and brings along friends for a gore-soaked co-op and multiplayer experience. Play as a team of four survivors, exploring, looting and searching for key items to seal the breach between worlds. Work together with friends fighting for the forces of good, or join the enemy as the Kandarian Demon, hunting players, possessing Deadites and swallowing their souls.

Evil Dead: The Game is a return to this iconic franchise with elements borrowed from the Evil Dead and Army of Darkness films and the Ash vs Evil Dead TV series. Bruce Campbell returns as the chainsaw-wielding Ash with realistic visuals and a physics-based gore system that brings the horror to life!

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch
Release date: May 13

3. Trek to Yomi

Faced with tragedy and bound by duty, a lone samurai ventures beyond life and death to confront his fears and obligations to the ones he loves. Trek to Yomi is a side-scrolling action game with a breathtaking design inspired by classic Japanese cinema.

Players engage in vicious, streamlined combat against skilled swordsmen and supernatural beings set against an authentic soundtrack that emulates feudal Japan. Trek to Yomi is available as part of Game Pass from day one.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
Release date: May 5

4. Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong

Based on the popular tabletop RPG, Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong is a narrative adventure about the bloodthirsty predators living among us. And you just might become one of them. Play as three distinct vampires, wield their powers wisely and strike the right balance between your human and bestial side in a heart-pounding story in which your choices will decide the fate of Boston.

Each character has unique abilities that you can upgrade individually to suit your preferred approach. Will you choose intimidation, seduction or stealth? It’s your decision, as long as you can sate your thirst for blood.
With its unique approach to gameplay, Swansong puts emphasis on the consequences of your actions in both investigation and your social interactions. Analyse each situation carefully, as decisions can have huge consequences on your heroes’ lives and the fate of your species.

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

5. Salt and Sacrifice

In a land plagued by twisted and powerful mages, the condemned Marked Inquisitors are forced to take up the hunt. Salt and Sacrifice is the sequel to 2016’s Salt and Sanctuary. It’s a 2D hack n’ slash inspired by the tough-as-nails Dark Souls franchise.

A once peaceful kingdom is thrown into chaos. You must face the threat of magic through tactical combat. Engage in multi-stage boss pursuits and craft an arsenal of unique tools and abilities to navigate the treacherous trap-filled world. Play alone or team up with a stranger for online co-op and hunt rival Inquisitors.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation
Release date: May 11

6. Pac-Man Mueseum+

Pac-Man Museum+ presents over 40 years of gaming history in a curated collection for fans of this seminal franchise. That’s 14 games, including the classics and more recent releases, some of which surely helped shape your gaming passion.

In addition, players can earn coins by completing missions which are then used to customise an in-game arcade, including gaming cabinets, figures, decorations, wallpaper and a jukebox to personalise the soundscape. There are also online leaderboards for competing with players from around the globe and leaving your high scores where all can see.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch
Release date: May 27

May 2022 Video Game Release Dates

  • ADIOS Amigos (PS5, PS4) – May 3
  • Loot River (PC, XBX/S, XB1) – May 3
  • Wildcat Gun Machine (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) – May 4
  • Best Month Ever (PC, PS5, PS4, XSX/S, XB1, Switch) – May 5
  • Citizen Sleeper (PC, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – May 5
  • Trek to Yomi (PC, PS5, PS4, XSX/S, XB1) – May 5
  • Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters (PC) – May 5
  • Elemental War 2 (PC, XBX/S, XB1) – May 6
  • Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit (PC) – May 7
  • Songs of Conquest (PC) – May 10
  • Brigandine (PC) – May 11
  • Source of Madness (PS5, PS4, XSX/S, XB1, Switch) – May 11
  • Cantata (PC) – May 12
  • The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story (PC, PS5, PS4, Switch) – May 12
  • Flippin Kaktus (PC) – May 12
  • Evil Dead: The Game (PC, PS5, PS4, XSX/S, XB1, Switch) – May 13
  • Deadcraft (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – May 19
  • Deliver Us The Moon (PS5, XSX/S) – May 19
  • Endzone – A World Apart: Survivor Edition (PS5, XSX/S) – May 19
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong (PC, PS5, PS4, XSX/S, XB1, Switch) – May 19
  • Dolemen (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – May 20
  • MX vs ATV Legends (PC, PS5, PS4, XSX/S, XB1) – May 24
  • My Time at Sandrock (PC) – May 26
  • Sniper Elite 5 (PC, PS5, PS4, XSX/S, XB1) – May 26
  • Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers (PC, PS5, PS4, XSX/S, XB1, Switch) – May 27
  • Kao the Kangaroo (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – May 27
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator: Top Gun Maverick DLC (PC, XSX/S) – May 27
  • Moo Lander (PC, PS4, XB1) – May 27
  • Pac-Man Museum+ (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) – May 27
  • Insomnis Enhanced Edition (PS5) – May 31
  • SnowRunner (PS5, XBX/S) May 31
  • The Last Taxi (PC VR) – May 31
  • Golfie (PC) – May TBA

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General FAQ

What games are coming out in May 2022?

Some of the biggest titles releasing during May include the gore-tastic Sniper Elite 5 and Evil Dead: The Game. There’s also the gorgeous-looking samurai title Trek to Yomi, plus Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong, Salt and Sacrifice and Pac-Man Museum+, to name a few.

When is PS Plus Premium coming out?

Sony announced Asia would receive the new tiers of PS Plus from May 23, with Japan following on June 1, America on June 13 and Europe on June 22. The new PS Plus tiers offer subscribers access to hundreds of classic games to compete with the top-rated Xbox Game Pass service.

When is the Witcher 3 coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X?

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was expected to score a free next-gen update sometime in 2022. However, developer CD Projekt recently revealed that the update is delayed until further notice. A new team takes charge of the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions with no new release date set in stone.

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