The Top Video Game Releases Coming in May 2024

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The Top Video Game Releases Coming in May 2024

2024 is looking like another great year for gamers. January and February have already laid the groundwork with phenomenal releases like Tekken 8, Granblue Fantasy Relink, and Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. As the year progresses more exciting releases are making their way to the masses and May is a great month specifically for fans of indie and AA releases. Here are the top video game releases coming in May of 2024.

Heading Out (May 7)

Heading Out Key Art
  • Platforms: PC
  • Developer: Serious Sim

Heading Out is an immersive driving game inspired by cult classic road movies. As a player, you’ll blaze down American highways and experience a powerful narrative through driving. The game is a unique combination of racing, chase sequences, and a colorful cast of characters. The developer wants to tell a story that tackles racism, mental health, and other social injustices while putting the player in the driver’s seat to pace the story. Each playthrough is different than the last and every time you boot up Heading Out you embark on a journey to figure out just who your driver is.

Gift (May 9)

Screenshot of gift's gameplay from the press kit.
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch / Steam / PlayStation 5 / Xbox Series X|S
  • Developer: Toydium / Million Edge

Gift is a side-scrolling action puzzler that follows the protagonist as they try to escape a sinking ship. Players will never get bored as the layout of the ship constantly changes as they progress. Depending on when a section is explored the appearance and gameplay might be different. For gamers anticipating a challenging game with gameplay reminiscent of titles like Limbo and Inside, Gift is just for you. Be sure to interact with the other shipmates you come across, they might be pivotal to your escape.

Homeworld 3 (May 13)

Homeworld 3 Screenshot from the Press Kit
  • Platforms: Windows
  • Developer: Blackbird Interactive

The widely anticipated Homeworld 3 will be arriving on May 13. Fans of the sci-fi RTS series are bound to rejoice at this new beautiful release. In Homeworld 3 players will assume control of a fleet of star ships to battle in space. The title will be released with a continuation of the series’ award-winning story and new game modes to enjoy. With a co-op game mode inspired by the roguelike genre and inherent mod support, Homeworld 3 will be a game for fans to enjoy for years.

Die By The Blade (May 16)

Die by the blade Steam header
  • Platforms: PlayStation 5 / Nintendo Switch / PlayStation 4 / Microsoft Windows / Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S
  • Developer: Triple Hill Interactive / Toko Midori Games / Grindstone s.r.o. / Grindstone

Die By The Blade is a 1v1 weapons-focused fighter that revolves around one-hit kills. The title allows for full customization as you can choose your weapon and character to define your moveset. The game has local and online multiplayer as well as a ranked ladder. You can fight in the inner city’s neon-soaked streets or among the Japanese countryside’s snowy fields. With a stellar fusion of Japanese aesthetics and Cyberpunk vibes, this game is a must-play.

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II (May 21)

  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows / Xbox Series X|S
  • Developer: Ninja Theory

Senua’s Saga is the anticipated sequel to Senua’s Sacrifice. The Xbox exclusive will pick up where the last left off while carrying over the concepts established. Things like permadeath, puzzles, and Senua’s mental state will all make a return alongside a brand new dynamic fighting system. Not only is this game releasing on May 21 but it also is releasing at the reduced price of 49.99. It’s almost like the game is permanently on sale.

World Of Goo (May 23)

Screenshot of World Of Goo 2 gameplay.
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows / MAC / Linux / Nintendo Switch
  • Developer: 2D BOY

After 15 years with no follow-up, World Of Goo is finally getting a sequel. Developed by the developers of the original, World of Goo 2 looks like more of what made the first so great. In these games, you use living liquid creatures to navigate the world. Build bridges, grow towers, and mold the terrain how you see fit. This indie puzzler might be a bit on the strange side but it deserves a shot.

Umbraclaw (May 30)

Umbraclaw Cover Art
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows / Nintendo Switch / PlayStation 5
  • Developer: INTI CREATES CO., LTD.

Umbraclaw is an indie title where you play as the cat Kuon who passes away in the mortal world. Upon his death, he arrives in the world of the dead. It’s up to the player to reunite him with his owner. The game is a 2D action-adventure game similar to titles like Hollow Knight and Terraria. The title looks like the perfect bite-sized game for casual gamers who prefer to game on the go or prefer shorter experiences. Even though the game has a cuter aesthetic, the game’s director Satoru Nishizawa, made sure to not forget to add challenging gameplay.

Selaco (May 31)

Selaco Screenshot from the Selaco Press Kit
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows / Linux
  • Developer: Altered Orbit Studios

Selaco is an action-packed boomer shooter inspired heavily by the F.E.A.R. series. The title is built around thrilling action set pieces, destructive environments, and smart AI. It’s also a story-driven experience with believable sci-fi world-building. Selaco takes the feel of retro-fps games while breathing new life into the genre. This game is perfect for those who are fans of this specific type of gameplay and need a well-designed experience to fill in the gaps in their backlog.

F1 24 (May 31)

Preorder banner of f1 24.
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows / Xbox Series X|S / PlayStation 5
  • Developer: Electronic Arts

The month is rounded out with the next iteration of the F1 series. F1 24 intends to clean up the handling of the game’s vehicles. Players will explore an all-new Driver Career mode as well as many new vehicles to drive. Information on this title is being kept tight-lipped for an in-depth reveal in April but fans of this series will find themselves at home. The F1 series usually receives generally favorable reviews upon release.

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