game releases may 2024

The Most Exciting Game Releases In May 2024

Keen for all of these!

It’s almost February May (??) and while I’m sure most of us are still getting through April’s games, the release cycle does not let up. It’s a bit of a calmer month, at least, with some very cool titles on the way but spread out nicely and arguably not as many AAA heavy-hitters to dominate the mindshare for weeks.

It’s an especially good time for fans of indies and more unique experiences, with the likes of Little Kitty Big City, Duck Detective, INDIKA, Crow Country, Animal Well and a bunch more on the way. Plus you’ve got a diverse spread of bigger drops like Endless Ocean Luminous, Hellblade II and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

As usual it’s more than we could feasibly list in one go, so excuse anything missing, but take a look at some of the titles we’re pretty keen for in May 2024, below:

THE MOST EXCITING GAME RELEASES IN MAY 2024

Endless Ocean Luminous

Release Date: May 2

Platforms: Switch

Take a deep breath and plunge into the Veiled Sea, an unexplored region with discoveries that change with each dive. Encounter and learn about over 500 species of marine life – some of which are presumed extinct, or even mythical! What will you find on your undersea journey?

Indika

Release Date: May 2

Platforms: PC

Play a third-person, story-driven game set in alternative Russia at the turn of the XIX century where religious visions clash with harsh reality. INDIKA tells the story of a young nun who sets off on a journey of self-discovery with the most unusual companion by her side, the devil himself.

Abiotic Factor (Early Access)

Release Date: May 2

Platforms: PC

Abiotic Factor is a survival crafting experience for 1-6 players set in the depths of an underground research facility. Caught between paranormal containment failure, a military crusade, and chaos from a dozen realms, the world’s greatest minds must survive against the universe’s biggest threats.

MotoGP 24

Release Date: May 2

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Rev up your engines, MotoGP™24 is back! Dive into the heart-pounding action of the 2024 season and immerse yourself in the thrills of unexplored landscapes, all thanks to the revolutionary Riders market!

V Rising (1.0 Launch)

Release Date: May 9th

Platforms: PC

Awaken as a Vampire. Hunt for blood in nearby settlements to regain your strength and evade the scorching sun to survive. Raise your castle and thrive in an ever-changing, open world full of mystery. Gain allies online and conquer the land of the living.

Little Kitty, Big City

Release Date: May 9th

Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

You’re a curious little kitty with a big personality, on an adventure to find your way back home. Explore the city, make new friends with stray animals, wear delightful hats, and leave more than a little chaos in your wake. After all, isn’t that what cats do best?

CRYPTMASTER

Release Date: May 9th

Platforms: PC

SAY ANYTHING in this bizarre dungeon adventure where words control everything. Fill in the blanks with text or voice to uncover lost abilities, solve strange quests, and play unexpected mini-games. Use your words to conquer the crypt and unleash a whole new kind of “spell casting!”

Animal Well

Release Date: May 9th

Platforms: PS5, Switch, PC

Explore a dense, interconnected labyrinth, and unravel its many secrets. Collect items to manipulate your environment in surprising and meaningful ways. Encounter beautiful and unsettling creatures, as you attempt to survive what lurks in the dark. There is more than what you see.

Crow Country

Release Date: May 9th

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC

The year is 1990. It’s been two years since the mysterious disappearance of Edward Crow and the abrupt closure of his theme park, Crow Country. But your arrival has broken the silence, Mara Forest. If you want answers, you’ll have to venture deep into the darkness of Crow Country to find them…

Gift

Release Date: May 9th

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC

When the protagonist wakes up, he finds himself on a luxury cruise ship. The game revolves around the story of his attempts to escape from the sinking ship and a group of passengers he feels nostalgic about.

PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs

Release Date: May 9th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Eat your way through multiple interconnected mazes using Power Pellets and a variety of Power Items to chomp the GHOSTS and opponent PAC-MAN players! Be the last PAC standing at the end of each match in this 64-player Battle Royale to be the Chomp Champ!

1000xRESIST

Release Date: May 9th

Platforms: Switch, PC

1000xRESIST is a thrilling sci-fi adventure. The year is unknown, and a disease spread by an alien invasion keeps you underground. You are Watcher. You dutifully fulfil your purpose in serving the ALLMOTHER, until the day you discover a shocking secret that changes everything.

Brocula

Release Date: May 9th

Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

Embark on an enchanting journey as Brocula, a vampire awakening after centuries. Earn money through part-time jobs, explore the town, salvage your castle, and enhance your vampire skills. Unleash your dark reputation, amass fortunes, and shape your immortal legacy.

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Homeworld 3

Release Date: May 13th (14th AEST)

Platforms: PC

Tactical, beautiful, and wholly unique, the GOTY-winning sci-fi RTS returns with Homeworld 3. Assume control and battle through fleet combat in dazzling, fully 3D space while the award-winning story unfolds on a galactic scale.

Braid Anniversary Edition

Release Date: May 14th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Control the flow of time to solve puzzles in this new version of the indie classic, featuring fully repainted artwork, a new world of puzzles, and seriously in-depth commentary.

Biomutant (Switch Release)

Release Date: May 14th

Platforms: Switch

BIOMUTANT® is an open-world, post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu fable RPG, with a unique martial arts styled combat system allowing you to mix melee, shooting and mutant ability action. A plague is ruining the land and the Tree-of-Life is bleeding death from its roots. The Tribes stand divided. Explore a world in turmoil and define its fate – will you be its saviour or lead it to an even darker destiny?

The Rogue Prince of Persia (Early Access Launch)

Release Date: May 14th

Platforms: PC

Jump into this action roguelite installment in the Prince of Persia series as you flow between death-defying platforming and acrobatic combat as the Prince himself. Battle through the capital city again and again with one goal – find a way to save Persia from a Hun invasion wielding dark magic.

Mullet Mad Jack

Release Date: May 15th

Platforms: PC

MULLET MADJACK is a single-player fast-paced FPS that brings you directly inside a CLASSIC ANIME. Power up your character and reach the last floor; Beat your best time or try again. Haste makes waste… OF YOUR ENEMIES!

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut (PC Launch)

Release Date: May 16th (17th AEST)

Platforms: PC

A storm is coming. Venture into the complete Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT on PC; forge your own path through this open-world action adventure and uncover its hidden wonders. Brought to you by Sucker Punch Productions, Nixxes Software and PlayStation Studios.

Read Only Memories: Neurodiver

Release Date: May 16th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER is a story-rich adventure and the sequel to 2064: Read Only Memories. Explore the rich world with an intuitive point-and-click interface as you take on the role of a young psychic agent tasked with tracking down a mysterious antagonist hiding in people’s memories.

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes

Release Date: May 16th

Platforms: Switch, PC

The stage is set. Imagine an old baroque manor, perhaps a hotel or a museum, somewhere in central Europe. A woman wanders in search of answers. Read our preview here.

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II

Release Date: May 21st

Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, PC

The sequel to the award winning Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Senua returns in a brutal journey of survival through the myth and torment of Viking Iceland. Intent on saving those who have fallen victim to the horrors of tyranny, Senua faces a battle of overcoming the darkness within and without.

System Shock (Console Launch)

Release Date: May 21st

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Get ready to descend into the terrifying depths of Citadel Station in System Shock, the critically acclaimed sci-fi horror classic. Brace yourself for a heart-pounding adventure where you’ll face mutated monstrosities, hack your way through deadly puzzles, and unravel the dark secrets of a sinister AI.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Release Date: May 23rd

Platforms: Switch

Get it for $69 on Amazon.

It’s Mario, and he’s…uh, paper?! Leaf through a storybook world made of paper as you set off to find legendary treasure! Team up with a colorful cast of charming characters, battle in epic scraps against shadowy foes, harness paper abilities to find surprises around every fold, and more!

World of Goo 2

Release Date: May 23rd

Platforms: Switch, PC

Use living liquid creatures to build bridges, grow towers, terraform terrain, and fuel flying machines. The world is beautiful, dangerous, and evolving.

Duck Detective: The Secret Salami

Release Date: May 23rd

Platforms: Switch, PC

Solving crime is no walk in the pond. You are a down-on-his-luck detective who also happens to be a duck. Use your powers of de-duck-tion to inspect evidence, fill in the blanks, and bust the case wide open, in a narrative mystery adventure where nothing is quite as it seems.

MultiVersus

Release Date: May 28th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

MultiVersus is a free-to-play platform fighter that brings the depth of iconic WB stars to life across the nearly endless possibilities of play.

F1 24

Release Date: May 31st

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Get it for $89 on Amazon.

Be one of the 20 with EA SPORTS™ F1® 24, the official video game of the 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship™. Unleash your champion in pursuit of a legacy-defining F1® Career, the mode’s first major update since 2016. Drive like the greatest and feel at one with the car through the all-new EA SPORTS Dynamic Handling System. Ignite your passion by connecting to your favorite teams and drivers while proving that you have what it takes across new modes and experiences.