Whenever May comes around, many of us might lament that time flies, and in just one more month there will only be half of 2023 remaining. But that's not the case for me — overwhelmed by May Blues, all I want to do is to lie down at home and check out my game library to see what games I haven't finished yet. After all, only by completing the remaining games on hand can I wholeheartedly devote myself to the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Of course, besides Tears of the Kingdom, there are still many good games waiting for you to explore this May!
- Redfall | Xbox Series / PC (May 2, 2023)
Redfall is a game set on an island that has been besieged by vampires who have blocked out the sun and cut off all contact with the outside world. Players will fight against these demonic enemies alongside a few surviving humans, forming a team of vampire hunters. The game offers both unique single-player and multiplayer modes, allowing players to choose hero characters with special abilities to embark on adventures alone or to team up with up to three others. Through teamwork and the combination of each character's unique strengths, players must overcome the vampire army and their followers.
- KAKU: Ancient Seal | Steam (May 4, 2023)
In KAKU: Ancient Seal, players will assume the role of Kaku and embark on an adventure across a vast continent to bring harmony back to the realm. With the aid of a pet pig, you will need to venture through four elemental regions and defeat their rulers in order to fulfill your destiny.
- Hogwarts Legacy | Playstation 4 / Xbox One (May 5, 2023)
For players without next-gen consoles or PCs, after three months of waiting, Hogwarts Legacy is finally coming to PS4 & Xbox One! Your adventure at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry begins as you play the role of a new student who possesses a key to an ancient secret that could threaten the entire wizarding world. Will you choose to protect the secret for the greater good, or succumb to the temptations of darker magic?
- Darkest Dungeon II | Steam (May 9, 2023)
Sequel to Darkest Dungeon, Darkest Dungeon II is a roguelike road trip of the damned. Form a party, equip your stagecoach, and set off across the decaying landscape on a last gasp quest to avert the apocalypse. The greatest dangers you face, however, may come from within...
- The Legends of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom | Nintendo Switch (May 12, 2023)
Friendly reminder: Make sure to ask for a day off the day before the game is released! Will the long-awaited latest installment of the Zelda series once again exceed all expectations? In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you’ll decide your own path through the sprawling landscapes of Hyrule and the mysterious islands floating in the vast skies above. Can you harness the power of Link’s new abilities to fight back against the malevolent forces that threaten the kingdom?
- Humanity | Playstation 4 / Playstation 5 / Playstation VR / Playstation VR2 / PC (May 16, 2023)
In Humanity, players awaken as a Shiba Inu, the last hope for humanity. The game offers a unique and unrestricted gaming experience, combining puzzles and platform action mechanics. Command the masses to turn, jump, push, float, and climb towards redemption. Explore 90 content-rich narrative levels, each filled with perplexing challenges, bosses, and a variety of optional and unlockable appearances.
- Kuroinu Redux | Steam (May 19, 2023)
Kuroinu, which is well-known in both the Galgame and R18 communities, is (unfortunately) being released as an all-ages version this time with Kuroinu Redux. It is still unknown whether the developers will release an R18 patch after the game's official release. The game depicts the Seven Shields Alliance — led by an elven goddess incarnate and is desperate to end a bloody war — seek out the assistance of the protagonist Vult and his Black Dog Mercenaries. He then turns on them and takes control in this visual novel story of betrayal.
- Amnesia: The Bunker | Playstation 4 / Xbox One / Xbox Series / PC (May 23, 2023)
Amnesia: The Bunker is the latest title of the popular horror game series Amnesia. The game will be played in a first-person perspective, and will feature semi-open world gameplay and sandbox-like survival elements. The game is set during WW1, where the player, taking on the role of the French soldier Henri Clément, must try to figure out the mysteries of the eponymous bunker, while struggling to find his way out of it.
- Miasma Chronices | Playstation 5 / Xbox Series / PC (May 23, 2023)
Developed by The Bearded Ladies, the team behind Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Miasma Chronicles is a tactical adventure game set in the near future where America has been torn apart by a savage force known only as the Miasma. The protagonist Elvis, who was left by his mother in the care of a robotic older "brother", was given a mysterious glove with which he can control the Miasma. Players will join the brothers on a quest across a post-apocalyptic wasteland to find the answers they crave, answers which may change the course of human history forever.
- After Us | Playstation 5 / Xbox Series / PC (May 23, 2023)
In After Us, players will play as Gaia, the Spirit of Life, and navigate stunning platforming environments in an abstract world to salvage the souls of extinct animals. Revive these creatures after learning their final fate: the last whale harpooned, the final eagle caged, the last deer hunted down, and more, while you survive encounters with dangerous, oil-covered Devourers that roam the wasteland in search of remaining life.
- The Lord of the Rings: Gollum | Playstation 4 / Playstation 5 / Xbox One / Xbox Series / PC (May 25, 2023)
Based on The Lord of the Rings franchise, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a stealth action-adventure game where players will take on the role of Gollum in his evil journey to find the precious One Ring. The decisions and actions made by the player in the game will directly affect Gollum's personality, allowing players to choose whether Gollum will become more rational or succumb to his darker side.
- Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless | Playstation 4 / Playstation 5 / Nintendo Switch May 25, 2023)
In Disgaea 7, embark on an adventure that’s bigger and better than ever before with protagonist Fuji as you venture into the demonic realm of Hinomoto where the Hinomoto Code of Destruction reigns supreme over the bushido code. Hinomoto is a vast world consisting of many netherworlds, each with their own inhabitants and beliefs. Along the way, you'll meet Pirilika, a wealthy and innocent bushido enthusiast who asks for your protection in pursuit of her goals. But be wary of the hidden details in your contract with her ...
- Company of Heroes 3 Console Edition | Playstation 5 / Xbox Series (May 30, 2023)
Company of Heroes 3 is finally coming to next-gen consoles. What will it be like to experience the immersive battlefield through the new platforms? Utilize tactics based on historical events to overcome battles and gain a deeper understanding of the stories of World War II. Those seeking competitive action will definitely enjoy the game's extensive online multiplayer and co-op vs. AI modes, which feature more factions, mechanics, and units than ever before.
- System Shock | PC (May 30, 2023)
After a two-months delay, System Shock remake is finally launching at the end of this month! The game is a first-person action-adventure game initially released in 1994. Set in a space station in the year 2072, players will take on the role of an unnamed hacker exploring the station, fighting enemies, solving puzzles, and attempting to thwart the malicious artificial intelligence program named SHODAN. In addition, the remake updates the game mechanics, graphics, enemy AI systems, and adds a new arsenal of weapons, along with new areas to explore.
- Shame Legacy | Playstation 4 / Playstation 5 / Xbox One / Xbox Series / PC (May 31, 2023)
Shame Legacy is a first-person survival horror game that takes place in a forsaken cult village. Players must survive through stealth, solving puzzles, and uncovering the mysteries behind everything. Meanwhile, an eerie danger looms over ... If players find themselves on the brink of collapse, there is always relief to be found.