The month of May has arrived, and it brings with it a slew of new games to ease us into the colder months we’re destined for down here in the good ole Republic. Thankfully, we’ve got some big-name sequels, interesting new IPs, and remasters to keep us warm.
A Plague Tale: Innocence
Release date: 14 May 2019 (PS4 | Xbox One | PC) | Pre-order A Plague Tale: Innocence here.
One of the more interesting and unique games arriving this year (let alone this month) is A Plague Tale: Innocence. The game follows two siblings, Amica and Hugo, who must navigate their way through a dilapidated, rat-infested France. Stealth-action, puzzle-solving and crafting mechanics await those who are looking to tackle this grim (but hopefully happily-ending) adventure.
Release date: 14 May 2019 (PS4 | Xbox One | PC) | Pre-order Rage 2 here.
Rage 2 has been a long time coming, and the first-person sequel takes a far more fun and tongue-in-cheek approach to their post-apocalyptic shooting romp. In addition to a ton of crazy weapons, players can also activate special powers and ability boosts – such as a quick teleportation attack – to get an edge in combat. The game also features vehicular combat, including trucks, buggies and gyrocopters, with the player being able to drive any vehicle in the game’s world. It looks like a lot of fun, and we’re excited to dive back into the manic world of Rage.
Sniper Elite V2 Remastered
Release date: 14 May 2019 (PS4 | Xbox One | PC | Switch) | Pre-order Sniper Elite V2 Remastered here.
Fans of WW2 and shooting Nazis in the testicles will be ecstatic to know that Sniper Elite V2 (one of the best in the series) is making a remastered return to the Xbox One, PS4, and PC this month. This remastered edition of the game features vastly updated visuals with 4K and HDR support, new rendering effects, enhanced textures, and much more besides, and all of the previously DLC is included as part of the package.
Resident Evil 4
Release date: 14 May 2019 (Switch) | Pre-order Resident Evil 4 here.
Arguably the best game in the Resident Evil series finally makes its way to the Switch for Nintendo fans to enjoy. The 2005 PS2 and Gamecube classic was a revolutionary release for the third-person survival horror genre, influencing countless games to come and delivering a solid and horrifying adventure from start to finish. If you’ve never played Resident Evil 4, don’t hesitate to pick it up.
Blood & Truth
Release date: 28 May 2019 (PS4 VR) | Pre-order Blood & Truth here.
The PS VR has been a little neglected as of late, but hopefully Blood & Truth rectifies that. The British-crime-inspired action game throws you into the role of a Special Forces officer who has to infiltrate the London underworld to find his loved one. It’s jam-packed full of explosive car chases, casino shootouts, and enough dual-wielding to make Max Payne jealous.
Release date: 28 May 2019 (PS4 | Xbox One | Switch) | Pre-order Cricket 19 here.
Previously just an Ashes game and now a fully-fledged annual title, Cricket 19 allows players will be able to enjoy a full range of gameplay modes including Test and ODI matches, as well as a deeper, more narrative-driven career mode, and far more detailed character models than ever before. Similar to some other sports games, Cricket 19 also features a scenario mode which allows players to recreate classic matches and see if they can change the course of history.
Warhammer: Chaosbane – Magnus & Deluxe Digital Edition
Release date: 31 May 2019 (PS4 | Xbox One | Switch) | Pre-order Warhammer Chaosbane here.
Warhammer Chaosbane is a Diablo-like hack-‘n-slash set in the beloved Warhammer universe. Players will take control of a human, high elf, wood elf or dwarf in the game, somewhat similar to last year’s Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor for PC. Each class has a combat role and a skillset serving it. Players will also use “bloodlust,” described as “a unique mechanic which lets loose a devastating power that can change the outcome of a battle.” It looks to be a satisfying entry for any dungeon-crawler fan.