12 New Video Games You Can Play This Month (May 2016)
Article by George Norman
On 06 May 2016
The month of May is about Star Wars, because we celebrate Star Wars Day on May the 4th, and it’s also about promoting better password habits, because we celebrate World Password Day on the first Thursday in May. But… you don’t care about that, do you? You clicked on this article because you care about games, not passwords.

Since I don’t want to waste your precious time, let’s get straight to the point. Here are 12 new video games you can play as of May, 2016. The list includes computer, console, as well as mobile games.

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1. Battleborn
  • Game type – first-person shooter.
  • Release date – May 3, 2016 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
  • Price – from $59.99 on Steam.
  • Gameplay – in a space fantasy setting, you have to engage in combat to protect the universe's very last star from a mysterious evil.



2. Battleborn Tap
  • Game type – action game for mobile.
  • Release date – May 3, 2016 for iOS and Android.
  • Price – free (with in-app purchases).
  • Gameplay – command a squad of heroes on the field of battle, Tap your way to victory over waves of enemies and menacing bosses to unlock new areas while recruiting various Battleborn to join the fight.



3. Superhot
  • Game type – time-bending first-person shooter.
  • Release date – May 3, 2016 for Xbox One (February 25 for PC, Mac and Linux).
  • Price – $24.99 on the Xbox Store and Steam.
  • Gameplay – time stands still when you don’t move. So use this opportunity to plan your attacks and efficiently take out all the hostiles.



4. Stellaris
  • Game type – pausable real-time strategy game with multiplayer support.
  • Release date – May 9, 2016 for PC, Mac and Linux.
  • Price – from $39.99 on Steam.
  • Gameplay – the action is set in space, 200 years in the future. You have to explore the galaxy, make first contact and discover the wonders of the universe. Choose to conquer the galaxy on your own, or contend with upwards of 32 players.



5. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  • Game type – action-adventure third-person shooter platform video game.
  • Release date – May 10, 2016 for PlayStation 4.
  • Price – from $79.95 at various retailers.
  • Gameplay – the fourth and final installment in the Uncharted series. Nathan Drake and his brother Sam, long believed to be dead, embark on a journey to unmask the conspiracy behind Libertalia and find its fabled pirate treasure.



6. Uncharted: Fortune Hunter
  • Game type – action-puzzle adventure game for mobile.
  • Release date – May 5, 2016 for iOS and Android.
  • Price – free (with in-app purchases).
  • Gameplay – help Nathan Drake uncover the long-lost treasures of history's most notorious pirates, adventurers and thieves.



7. Doom
  • Game type – first-person shooter.
  • Release date – May 13, 2016 for PC, PS4 and Xbox one.
  • Price – $59.99 on Steam.
  • Gameplay – id Software and Bethesda Softworks have rebooted the Doom franchise, offering "a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience."



8. Homefront: The Revolution
  • Game type – open-world first-person shooter.
  • Release date – May 17, 2016 in North America, May 20 in Europe. Available for PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One.
  • Price – from $59.99 on Steam.
  • Gameplay – 2 years after the original game and 4 years after the Korean invasion, Ethan "Birdy" Brady stages a resistance movement and attempts to retake Philadelphia.



9. Shadow of the Beast
  • Game type – platform video game.
  • Release date – May 17, 2016 for PlayStation 4.
  • Gameplay – the legend of Aarbron is told once more in this bold reimagining of the 1989 Amiga classic. Take control of the beast Aarbron and unleash an unstoppable tide of brutality on all who stand between you and your vengeance.



10. Overwatch
  • Game type – team-based first-person shooter.
  • Release date – May 24, 2016 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
  • Price – $59.99 at various retailers.
  • Gameplay – the action in the game takes place in the near future, on Earth. In this future world, teams of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities clash to control iconic locations. The game features 21 heroes, each with their own unique weapons and abilities.



11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan
  • Game type – action hack and slash video game.
  • Release date – May 24, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and One.
  • Price – $39.99 on Steam.
  • Gameplay – fight in the sewers, subways and streets of NYC to take down Shredder and Krang's evil organization.



12. Total War: Warhammer
  • Game type – turn-based strategy real-time tactics video game.
  • Release date – May 24, 2016 for PC, Mac and Linux.
  • Price – $59.99 on Steam.
  • Gameplay – combines an addictive turn-based campaign of epic empire-building with explosive, colossal, real-time battles.



Honorable mention – Forza Motorspot 6: Apex Beta for Windows 10

"Today, for the first time, the Forza Motorsport series arrives on DirectX 12-enabled Windows 10 PCs, bringing with it the legendary authenticity and wheel-to-wheel action that Forza fans have come to expect," Microsoft’s Brian Ekberg recently announced, inviting us to download the game for free from the Windows Store.






Tags: video game, Battleborn, Battlebord Tap, Superhot, Stellaris, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Uncharted: Fortune Hunter, Doom, Homefront: The Revolution, Shadow of the Beast, Overwatch, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, Total War: Warhammer, Forza Motorspot 6: Apex, Steam
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