The Biggest May 2022 Video Games

Loveleen Kaur / ONE37pm

Don't let the seemingly light springtime gaming release schedule fool you - there are plenty of under-the-radar games coming your way this month. We made sure to make you aware of all the bangers that launched in April. And thankfully, we're here to help you keep track of the biggest May 2022 video games.

The titles dropping this month are super varied and target a whole bunch of genres/sub-genres - one of them is an action/horror hybrid that's all about 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer, while another one focuses on sniper gunplay that asks players to hug the shadows and eliminate their targets from afar.

Alongside those two gems are a bunch more noteworthy interactive experiences that fans of indie games, retro arcade hits, and open-world platformers will certainly enjoy.

May 2022 Video Games

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‘Trek to Yomi’ - May 5 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PC - Steam)

The spirit of Ghost of Tsushima and Akira Kurosawa films are all contained within this side-scrolling samurai epic. Development studio Flying Wild Hog (Shadow Warrior) places players in the role of a young samurai named Hiroki, who sets out on the path of vengeance in pursuit of the people that destroyed his home. Along that path will be a whole lot of blood spilled since you'll use your blade to dismember your foes. The classic black and white presentation makes Trek to Yomi's cinematic presentation look incredible - here's hoping the gameplay holds up just as much.

‘Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising’ - May 10 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)

Fans of Konami's Suikoden series are going to have to wait a bit longer to check out its spiritual successor, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. But in the meantime, an action RPG prequel/spinoff should hold those same fans over via Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising. Before you engage in some turn-based battles and recruit a huge array of heroes, you'll busy yourself with this game first by utilizing three different characters during dungeon exploration, furious battling, and even town-building activities. The instant switching between all three warriors presents a combat cycle that looks like a ton of fun.

‘Salt and Sacrifice’ - May 10 (PS5, PS4, PC - Epic Games Store)

Ska Studios' Salt and Sanctuary brought the "Soulsbourne"-formula into the realm of a side-scrolling action RPG that worked much better than anticipated. Its follow-up is arriving in the form of Salt and Sacrifice, which puts players in pursuit of the evil "Mages." And as a death-dealing "Marked Inquisitor," you'll get engaged in the grand hunt for them and embark on a difficult journey. You can ease the difficulty of that adventure by bringing a friend along with you thanks to the game's online co-op capabilities.

‘Evil Dead: The Game’ - May 13 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Epic Games Store)

There's actually been a few games based on the big-screen horror franchise Bruce Campbell is known for. And now the latest playable experience goes the 4v1 asymmetrical route that fans of Dead by Daylight and Friday the 13th: The Game should flock to. The aptly titled Evil Dead: The Game meshes co-op and PvP gameplay mechanics together as four players come together to do battle with demons controlled by "Deadites." As for the fifth player, they'll take the role of that evil parasitic force and torment them as three playable demons. It's gonna feel so good to step into Ash's shoes and keep all those demons at bay with his lethal chainsaw and boomstick combo. What we have here is the clear standout for May 2022 video games.

Here's everything else you need to know about Evil Dead: The Game.

Be sure to check out our review for this game right here.

‘Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong’ - May 19 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)

The popular tabletop RPG series Vampire: The Masquerade has been adapted into a wealth of games and is now set to get even more new entries in the coming years. For the month of May, fans of the World of Darkness series should seek out Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong. This brand new narrative-focused RPG experience follows players as they roleplay as one of three vampires that can switch between several vampiric abilities over the course of their adventure. The decisions you make play a huge part in how your journey unfolds, so you'll need to be careful with everything you do and say around the many humans you'll interact with.

'Roller Champions' - May 25 (PS4, Xbox One, PC - Ubisoft Store)

So now we're getting prepped for a free-to-play roller-sports game that looks way more fun than we could have anticipated. By the looks of the gameplay footage put on display, Roller Champions appears to be the perfect mix of Roller Derby and SSX's bright & bubbly aesthetics. Tight team synergy, a strong focus on offensive play, and a mastery of the game's trickier maneuvers will get you very far in this extreme arcade sports experience. Roller Champions has the potential to be everyone's latest free-to-play multiplayer addiction.

‘Sniper Elite 5’ - May 26 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)

The Sniper Elite series is the ultimate power trip - you'll feel the ultimate thrill as you stay hidden, keep track of all the factors that can affect your calculated shots, and finally land the killing blow with your trusty sniper rifle. The latest entry in the third-person shooter franchise adds in a new & improved traversal system, a collection of beautifully realized maps to explore, and an upgraded kill cam that makes all your successful kills look even more brutal. The drop-in, drop-out PvP, and co-op features add to Sniper Elite 5's fun factor by letting players invade other players' campaigns to stalk them or actually assist them during their missions.

‘Kao the Kangaroo’ - May 27 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)

Yes, we can't believe it either. But it is indeed true - the little-known platforming mascot known as Kao the Kangaroo is getting a whole new game! The Australian anthropomorphic hero sets out on a new trek across several themed locales that are full of collectibles to discover. When it's time to enter attack mode, players will get to put Kao's boxing gloves to good use as they go for some KOs against all sorts of baddies. Kao the Kangaroo should certainly appeal to fans of old-school 3D platformers and collect-a-thons.

‘Pac-Man Museum +’ - May 27 (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)

That hungry yellow dot that's been munching on pellets and ghosts since the 80s. Now it's time to celebrate his iconic status once again with a sequel to the 2014 Pac-Man Museum compilation. Pac-Man Museum + comes packed with 14 games from across the series' legendary history, with newly added titles such as Pac-Man Arrangement and Pac-Motos. Besides all those retro games, this collection also features a fully customizable game room and a new coins currency that lets players purchase all the cool trinkets that go into their digital space. Retro gaming heads will definitely add this to their list of must-haves for May 2022 video games.

Console Ports

'Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition' - May 10 (Xbox One)

‘Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia’ - May 11 (Steam - PC)

'Furi' - May 17 (PS5)

'Streets of Rage 4' - May 24 (iOS, Android)

'Dragon Quest Builders' - May 26 (iOS, Android)

'Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+' - May 26 (PC - Steam)

'Maglam Lord' - May 30 (PC - Steam)

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