May 2022 is just around the corner. And after the relatively quiet month of April, it looks like things are starting to pick up again. We’re getting a good mix of releases across various genres and platforms. We’re still lacking a definitive big-name release but that only means the second half of the year is going to be crazy. May is only the beginning. And who knows? We’ve had surprise releases come out of left field, anything can happen.
And without further ado, here are the best games in May 2022 you might want to keep an eye on this month.
List of the Top Games Releasing in May 2022
Wildcat Gun Machine
Release date: May 4th, 2022 Genre: Shooter Platform: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Wildcat Gun Machine may appear like any other twin-stick bullet hell dungeon crawler, which would have been perfectly fine as is, but Wildcat Gun Machine takes it one step further by having different giant mechs attached to a wide variety of guns. And if that’s not enough, there are cute kittens. You can’t go wrong with cute kittens…. and a horde of disgusting flesh beasts.
Release date: May 5th, 2022 Genre: Role-playing, Adventure Platform: PC
In Citizen Sleeper, players take on the role of a former “employee” of a galactic megacorp. After going AWOL, they manage to find themselves in a lawless station in the middle of nowhere and somehow find a way to make it through the day. The game works like a classic tabletop RPG complete with dice rolls and skill checks. Can you make a life for yourself and your friends on Erlin’s Eye?
Trek to Yomi
Release date: May 5th, 2022 Genre: Adventure, Fighting Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Inspired by classic samurai movies, Trek to Yomi tells the story of a young swordsman Hiroki in his quest to avenge the deaths of his master and allies, while at the same time, protecting the town and the people they love against all threats. Combat in this game is fast and deadly. Like the samurai of old, battles are decided within a few sword strikes. The striking visuals also add an air of tension to the air.
Warhammer 40,000 Chaosgate – Daemonhunters
Release date: May 5th, 2022 Genre: Turn-based tactics, Adventure Platform: PC
Warhammer 40,000 Chaosgate – Daemonhunters plays out as an XCOM game wrapped in the theme of the 40K universe. This fact alone doesn’t take away from the fact that you are leading humanity’s first and last line of defense against the forces of Chaos – the Grey Knights. These power armor-clad giants wield enough power to put most armies to shame, and they will need every last bit of it if they wish to prevent a galaxy-wide extinction event.
Steel yourselves, and remember, the Emperor protects.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising
Release date: May 10th, 2022 Genre: Role-playing, Adventure Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PC
Eiyuden Chronicle is a fast-paced 2.5D action RPG with town-upgrading elements. Initially drawn in by the prospect of riches, our heroes find themselves in a town hit by a massive earthquake. They decide to help out the ailing townsfolk while searching for clues to the treasure hidden in the Barrows. This game is actually a prologue to the next game in line, Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes. And linking both games will result in some rewards when the sequel releases.
Salt and Sacrifice
Release date: May 10th, 2022 Genre: Role-playing, adventure, side-scrolling Platform: PS4, PS5, PC
A sequel to the acclaimed Salt and Sanctuary, Salt and Sacrifice features a new region, a new character called the Marked Inquisitor, and a revamped combat system that still remains faithful to what the first game started. The hardcore action RPG platformer is poised to be every bit as intimidating as its predecessor and much, much more. The game also features online and local co-op, for those who want a helping hand during difficult times.
Evil Dead The Game
Release date: May 13th, 2022 Genre: Shooter, Survival Horror, Fighting Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PC
Inspired by the iconic horror, humor, and action of the “Evil Dead” franchise, Evil Dead: The Game brings the series’ biggest characters together in the ultimate battle against the forces of darkness. Work as a team of four to kick Deadite butt and finally banish the Kandarian Demon once and for all. Or choose to become the demon itself and wreak havoc on these so-called “heroes”.
Release date: May 19th, 2022 Genre: 4X, Simulation, Strategy Platform: PC
Old World is a 4X strategy game set in ancient times where rulers like Alexander the Great and other significant figures lived and died. What sets this strategy game apart from other games is the fact that after each turn time passes, and a very real possibility of our leader dying in any sort of way, which leaves your entire empire in the hands of their heir. This feature of succession can significantly change everything you’ve done up to that point. It’s the kind of twist we don’t often see in the genre.
Release date: May 19th, 2022 Genre: Role-playing, Action-adventure Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PC
Souldiers is a 2D Action RPG with a lovingly hand-drawn art style and thrilling combat. Trapped in a mystical land on the fringes of the afterlife, your group of soldiers must battle their way to the heart of the mystery while trying to outwit cunning enemies, solve nefarious puzzles, and explore an unknown world for anything of use.
Deliver Us the Moon
Release date: May 19th, 2022 Genre: Role-playing, adventure Platform: PS5, Xbox Series X|S
Deliver Us the Moon is a sci-fi thriller set in an apocalyptic near-future where Earth’s resources are depleted. In a desperate bid to save the world, the World Space Agency secured a promising new source of energy on the moon. But something went horribly wrong. Now, years later, you wake up, the last astronaut alive, on one last mission to find out what happened to everyone. Having already been released on PC, this version of Deliver Us the Moon brings the thrilling adventure onto current-day consoles, along with ray-traced shadows and reflections. Players who have the game on previous-gen consoles can avail of a free next-gen upgrade.
Release date: May 20th, 2022 Genre: Role-playing, Action-Adventure Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Dolmen is a third-person action game with RPG elements, where sci-fi and cosmic horror blend together on top of some punishing gameplay. Prepare to encounter alien horrors like never before. Can you survive long enough to bring back samples of a crystal with particular unique properties, dubbed “Dolmen”?
Release date: May 24th, 2022 Genre: Simulation, Sandbox, Shooter Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Hardspace Shipbreaker is finally coming out of Early Access. The space salvager simulation game sees players explore and dismantle abandoned spacecraft in search of useful materials. Players can choose to play through a compelling campaign, relax in freeplay, or compete in timed challenges. But no matter how you play the game, there’s no denying that there’s this sense of satisfaction cutting your way into places unknown in search of anything of value. What’s more, you’re in doing it in the zero-G environment of space.
Sniper Elite 5
Release date: May 26th, 2022 Genre: Shooter Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Sniper Elite 5 offers unparalleled sniping, tactical third-person combat, and, of course, glorious kill cam shots. As series protagonist, Karl Fairburne, you must fight your way against the Reich in massive interactive maps full of opportunistic chances and more. Use workbenches to customize and upgrade virtually every aspect of your weapons in a level of detail never before seen in the series. Change up your arsenal to suit your personal playstyle.
Kao the Kangaroo
Release date: May 27th, 2022 Genre: Platform, Casual, Adventure Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PC
Kao the Kangaroo is a 3D platformer that features a plucky, cheeky, but a cutie, Kao (pronounced as K-O) the Kangaroo. First debuting more than 20 years ago on SEGA’s Dreamcast, the punch happy marsupial sets out on a journey to find his missing sister and solve the mystery of what happened to his long-lost father. Kao will use his boxing gloves to punch a path through his adversaries, jabbing his way through obstacles ahead he pummels his way to glory.
And that’s it for our list of top games coming out in May 2022. Check back with us for more news of surprise releases as the month progresses.