Upcoming PC game releases in May 2022 – titles we can’t wait for

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Upcoming PC game releases in May 2022 – titles we can’t wait for

We’re slowly reaching the middle of the year – here’s what we will see in May!

We’re not going to sugarcoat the fact that there aren’t any massive releases in May, maybe excluding Sniper Elite 5 or Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong. Hey, this doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to get excited about: from ambitious side-scrollers through co-op oriented adventures to a comfy, casual experience. We should also mention the return of a renowned platformer series, Kao the Kangaroo; this month will have it all!

Remember that Sniper Elite 5 will be available on PC Game Pass from the get-go. Some other titles from the list can make it there in the future, too! If you’re a new member, you pay only $1 / 1€ / £1 / 4 zł for the first month, no matter which version of Microsoft’s subscription you pick!

Now, here’s what we chose as the most promising PC titles in May 2022. Enjoy!

Trek to Yomi – May 5

This game has looks that instantly sell you on it. Imagine Sifu was all about fighting with a katana, and it’s been stylised to resemble an old Japanese samurai film – and you would get Trek to Yomi. From what we’ve seen so far, it feels like a good mix of side-scrolling battles, an occasional boss to beat and (possibly) a bit of platforming thrown in. All of this is enhanced by gorgeous, retro visuals.

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters – May 5

This universe sure likes to be put to life in a tactical RPG form. The game focuses on the Grey Knights, who fight the forces of Chaos with all they’ve got. You will need to gather a squad of brave warriors ready for everything – there are enough abilities and weapons to prepare for the worst! The title features a turn-based combat system that will let you plan a lot in advance, including the fact that your opponents have a tendency to mutate; then it’s more than likely that you’ll have to change the course of action.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising – May 10

The game will be a prequel of sorts to Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes that is supposed to come out somewhere in 2023. Rising will focus on several characters from the main game, adding a healthy dose of JRPG-like fights and, which may be pretty surprising, town-building mechanics!

The title has an aura of older games in the Final Fantasy series due to its 2D character models and stunning backgrounds. As for the combat system, we will get a nice side-scrolling, fluid experience with characters that we can switch between several times throughout the battle. Will this be a hit? We sure hope so.

Salt and Sacrifice – May 10

If you’re still waiting for Hollow Knight: Silksong, here’s something that will serve as a great alternative. The game may be a bit unsettling the first moment you look at it, though. After all, you’re a criminal that can either get a life sentence or do something helpful for a change – so you choose to become a Marked Inquisitor, who gets rid of the Mages that are causing a ruckus all around.

This world isn’t welcoming and lacks the fairy-tale atmosphere you remember from Hollow Knight. Still, you will soon realise that the title had a clever idea for a story, which was then followed by an excellent Metroidvania gameplay. Each consecutive Mage will be a tougher opponent, and you will have to work hard to even reach some of them. It’s a recipe for a challenging yet rewarding soulslike – which we naturally are happy about.

We Were Here Forever – May 10

The series is often used to stream on Youtube or Twitch, and for a good reason. In We Were Here Together, cooperation with the other person was crucial to advance in the haunted Castle Rock. This mysterious place “invites you in” once again; this time, you will try to escape it with your fellow prisoner.

It involves informing each other about the puzzle pieces on each side, helping the other person escape the room after you've been freed from the other, and other things that you can only do together. Get your mic ready, as you will have a full-on escape room experience that’s been masterfully transferred to the realm of video games.

Evil Dead: The Game – May 13

This iconic franchise received a few game adaptations in the past, but this TPP adventure title may become the best so far. You will have a chance to play as one of the characters known from the films; you may become a baddie as well, pursuing the “good guys” as the Kandarian Demon!

It seems that we will get a modern Left 4 Dead co-op clone that actually has a couple of its own gimmicks up its sleeve. Including a range of weapons and vehicles to utilise, aside from the solid graphics. Judging from the way the game looks in the trailer above, its world should be quite spacious, and you should stumble upon several "tools" to battle the evil on your way.

V Rising – May 17

Finally, vampires are back at it again! The premise is as simple as it gets: you awaken after quite some time and try to restore the former glory of your vampire kingdom. It’s a multiplayer title, so you may (if you want) work together with other players – which will give you an advantage during a battle.

The combat system is similar to other isometric hack and slash titles here - with a bunch of abilities (since you’re a vampire, you’re not defenceless in that matter) and good reflexes, everything is possible. You will have to travel at night, trying to recruit new people to your army. Don't forget to upgrade your character and take good care of your castle: it has to be prepared for your new soldiers! 

Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong – May 19

Yet another Dracula simulator? Not exactly. Here, you will (as one of the three bloodthirsty main characters) try to solve the case of a massacre at a party that Hazel Iversen, the Swan, organised in hopes of building better relations between her fellow vampires.

In this narrative RPG, you will repeatedly switch between the trio, applying methods of solving the case that are unique to them. Try to respect the laws of the Masquerade at the same time: humans cannot know about your true nature. Otherwise, your detective work will be significantly harder to do.  

Sniper Elite 5 – May 26

It’s great that we will be able to wield a sniper rifle again with the fifth instalment of this fantastic series – which is even better knowing that it will be available on Game Pass from Day One! Karl Fairburne has to go on a mission spree once more. This time, he will do them in France near the end of WWII.

The well-known sniping fun is not the only way to finish your missions successfully – you may also go at your opponents Rambo-style or try a stealth approach instead. The developers have promised even more spectacular kill cams and faithfully recreated real-world locations that will make you get immersed in the world of the game even more.

My Time at Sandrock – May 26

After My Time at Portia was received enthusiastically by players, it was only a matter of time before the next title from Pathea Games would see the daylight. My Time at Sandrock has an intriguing premise: as it’s 300 years after a catastrophe destroyed most of the technology, there’s still a lot to do in the city. Become the Builder who restores the former glory of the place!

We will gather resources and build all sorts of facilities necessary for Sandrock to work correctly. There will be times when someone has to defend the town from monsters – and that’s your job. You will engage your opponents in a melee show-off or the TTP shooter formula. Above anything else, be sure to enjoy your time in Sandrock: interact with other residents and discover their stories, along with the story of your new home.

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Kao the Kangaroo – May 27

Feels like the trend of reviving older platformer hits is still going on – and we couldn’t be happier! Kao the Kangaroo revisits the classic game series, adding a breath of fresh air to the good old Kao. From what we’ve seen so far (including the demo version on Steam), it will be a colourful platformer with several interesting mechanics revolving around Kao’s magic gloves and his reliable tail.

The game offers semi-open locations with tons of secrets to unveil and a simple, humorous plot that’s easy to follow. Tate Multimedia’s game will most likely be a perfect title for both children and adults alike. We hope that’s the case, as we really can’t wait to relive some of our childhood memories 😉

You made it to the end of May's list of PC titles. If you’re wondering if the prices will ever change – they will. Be sure to visit GG.deals; we will certainly know if there’s a great deal somewhere 😊

Have you heard about some of these, or you’ve just found something that piqued your interest? Either way, we hope that you will check out something that we’ve mentioned in the article – be sure to come back to this article and share your thoughts with us in the comment section!

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