Last month was a pretty decent month for Game Pass subscribers with a good spread of different game experiences being added to the roster. May is no different, and kicks things off with a couple of pretty special indie games in Trek to Yomi and Citizen Sleeper (click the links to read our reviews of each).
Now that we have a full list of everything coming and going for the month, it’s clearly pretty stacked. There’s a decent mix of narrative titles, JRPGs, survival sims and sports games so there’s sure to be something for everyone. In particular, we’re looking forward to checking out the newly-released Xbox edition of Umurangi Generation, Hardspace: Shipbreaker and Sniper Elite 5.
Take a look at everything below:
Coming to Game Pass May 2022
Trek to Yomi (Cloud, Console, and PC) – May 5
Trek to Yomi is a cinematic action adventure game that follows an enthralling story of Hiroki during his fall against the forces of evil. Experience his heroic return to make good on his failed promise to save the people he sore to protect.
Citizen Sleeper (Cloud, Console, and PC) – May 5
Live the life of an escaped worker, washed-up on a lawless station at the edge of an interstellar society. Inspired by the flexibility and freedom of tabletop RPGs, explore the station, choose your friends, escape your past and change your future.
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC) – May 10
On Jabberwock Island, you and your classmates were ready for fun in the sun until Monokuma returned! Trapped in a dangerous situation, you must survive through the class trials. Your only hope rests in solving the island’s mysteries. Plus, Ultimate members can play with native touch controls with cloud gaming on day one, no controller needed!
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising (Cloud, Console, and PC) – May 10
Strengthen your bonds with the launch of Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising on Xbox Game Pass. Experience the prewar tales of various characters who will eventually become your companions in Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, the top funded Kickstarter game of 2020 and coming to Game Pass on day one in 2023.
This War of Mine: Final Cut (Cloud, Console, and PC) – May 10
In This War of Mine: Final Cut, remastered for Xbox Series X|S, you play a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of necessities and constant danger from snipers and hostiles. It’s an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.
NHL 22 (Console) EA Play – May 12
Experience breakthrough hockey with Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play! NHL 22 is coming soon to The Play List, so all members can hit the ice. Members also get NHL 22 rewards, including World of Chel gear sets, and more.
Her Story (PC) – May 17
The game that relaunched an entire genre, Her Story is the award-winning mystery game from Sam Barlow, writer/designer of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and creator of Telling Lies. In this nonlinear crime fiction classic, a woman is interviewed seven times by the police. Search the video database and explore hundreds of authentic clips to discover her story.
Jurassic World Evolution 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – May 17
Jurassic World Evolution 2 is the much-anticipated sequel to Frontier’s highly successful Jurassic World Evolution, building upon the ground-breaking and immersive 2018 management simulation. It introduces a compelling new campaign and Chaos Theory Modes, range of new features, customization options and awe-inspiring new dinosaurs that include flying and marine reptiles.
Little Witch in the Woods (Game Preview) (Console and PC) – May 17
Little Witch in the Woods tells the story of Ellie, an apprentice witch. Explore the mystical forest, help the charming residents, and experience the daily life as a little witch.
Skate (Cloud) EA Play – May 17
Head back to where it all began in Skate, available today with cloud gaming via EA Play! Get chased by security guards, impress citizens, ride with pros, discover skate shops, and make spots your own in this fully reactive city!
Umurangi Generation Special Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC) – May 17
Umurangi Generation is a first-person photography sandbox set in the retro future city of Tauranga, Aotearoa during an impending crisis. As a courier for the Tauranga Express, you get to travel around Tauranga taking pictures and documenting the world and its reality through the lenses of your camera.
Farming Simulator 22 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – May 19
Farming Simulator 22 brings a multitude of new gameplay features and offers more content and player freedom than ever before, including new ground working features like mulching or stone picking, an improved build-mode adding greenhouses and beehives, as well as a new character creator to bring your own, individual farmer to life.
Vampire Survivors (PC) ID@Xbox – May 19
Jump straight into the action, mow down thousands of night creatures, and survive until dawn! The gothic-horror world of Vampire Survivors will throw relentless hordes of monsters at you: make the right choices, or rely on your skills and favorite weapons to turn the tide and quickly snowball against your enemies
Floppy Knights (Cloud, Console, and PC) – May 24
Floppy Knights is a fresh take on two familiar genres: tactics fused with card-game strategy. Join Phoebe and Carlton, a brilliant young inventor & her robot-arm bestie, as they square off in turn-based battles. Build the perfect deck, execute seamless card combos, and lead your Floppy Knights to victory!
Hardspace: Shipbreaker (PC)– May 24
Equipped with cutting-edge salvaging tech, carve and slice a variety of derelict spaceships at will in zero-g to recover valuable materials. Be careful with your tools: you don’t want to trigger an explosive chain reaction that could be deadly, or worse – costly! Upgrade your gear to take on more lucrative contracts to pay your debt to LYNX Corporation through a compelling campaign, relax in freeplay, or compete in timed challenges.
Sniper Elite 5 (Console and PC) – May 26
The award-winning series returns with unparalleled sniping, tactical third-person combat and an enhanced kill cam. Fight your way across the most immersive maps yet, with many real-world locations captured in stunning detail, and an improved traversal system that lets you explore more of them than ever before.
Cricket 22 (PC) – May 27
Step on to the field for the most comprehensive cricket game ever with PC Game Pass! With more licenses, a narrative-driven career mode, and 4K visuals, Cricket 22 is a true next-generation sporting experience. All-new control options make the game more accessible to players of all skill levels, while Big Ant Studios’ authentic recreation of every aspect of the sport provides hundreds of hours of hyper-realistic cricket action for fans. Lead your team to glory, your way!
Pac-Man Museum+ (Cloud, Console, and PC) – May 27
Pac-Man Museum+ features 14 of the series’ legendary games! Players can enjoy the iconic original arcade classic alongside a variety of other play styles from over 40 years of Pac-Man history! Also includes online leaderboards and the ability to customize your very own virtual arcade room! Plus, Ultimate members can play with cloud gaming and touch controls on day one, no controller needed!
Leaving Game Pass April 2022
Leaving May 10
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition (Cloud and Console)
Leaving May 15
Enter The Gungeon (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Console and PC)
Remnant: From the Ashes (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Steep (Cloud and Console)
The Catch: Carp and Coarse (Cloud, Console, and PC)
The Wild at Heart (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Leaving May 31
EA Sports NHL 20 (Console)
Farming Simulator 19 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Knockout City (Console and PC) EA Play
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest (PC)
Superhot Mind Control Delete (Cloud, Console, and PC)