17 New Video Games You Can Play this Month (May 2017)
Article by George Norman
On 02 May 2017
Prey, the first-person action-adventure video game that has you fighting shadowy aliens with weapons and mind-bending powers, is definitely the most interesting game that’s going to be released this month. Many other games are going to be released in May as well so… if Prey doesn’t sound like something you’d like to play, there are plenty of other games to choose from.

Take a look below to uncover the 17 new video games that are scheduled to be released this month, May 2017.

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1. Prey
  • Game type – first-person action-adventure video game with role-playing elements and strong narrative.
  • Release date – May 5 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – $59.99. Before you buy, check and see if your PC meets the game’s system requirements.
  • About – In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station -- your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities. The fate of the Talos I and everyone aboard is in your hands.


Learn more about Prey. Get the game from Steam.


2. World to the West
  • Game type – cartoony top down action adventure video game inspired by European adventure comics. A standalone followup of Teslagrad, the indie hit that sold more than 1.6 million copies worldwide.
  • Release date – May 5 for PC, PS4, Wii U and Xbox One.
  • Price – $19.99.
  • About – A vast world of blue skies and dark caves awaits you in this 3D action adventure, as you try to unveil the mysteries of an ancient prophecy. Take control of four unique characters, each with their own motivations, skills and interweaving storylines, as they seek to escape the dark shadow of an ancient prophecy. Travel trough corrupt colonies, lush jungles and frozen tundras, as you snoop through the secrets of a forgotten civilization!


Learn more about World to the West. Get the game from Steam.


3. Birthdays the Beginning
  • Game type – sandbox game in which players create cube-shaped worlds that give rise to diverse and unique life forms.
  • Release date – May 9 in the US, May 12 in the UE for Steam and PS4.
  • Price – $59.99.
  • About – The birth and evolution of life, from single-celled organisms to complex creatures, is nothing short of a miracle. In Birthdays the Beginning, you can create your own worlds, and watch the miracle of life unfold. With careful experimentation, players can shape the geography and alter the temperature of each world to create the conditions for life and witness the birth of an entire ecosystem!


Learn more about Birthdays the Beginning. Get the game from Steam.


4. Strafe
  • Game type – first-person shooter video game.
  • Release date – May 9 for PC and Mac on Steam, and PS4.
  • Price – $19.99.
  • About – Strafe is the fastest, bloodiest, deadliest, most adjective-abusing, action-packed first-person shooter of 1996. Featuring breathtaking photorealistic graphics and persistent gore that allows you to paint levels red with the excessive entrails of your enemies. As a Scrapper on a impossibly dangerous mission at the edge of the galaxy, you only have one life to navigate all the nightmarish terrains of Strafe. When you die, nothing will ever be the same again.


Learn more about Strafe. Get the game from Steam.


5. NBA Playgrounds
  • Game type – arcade basketball video game.
  • Release date – May 9 for PC on Steam, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
  • Price - $19.99.
  • About – Classic NBA arcade action is back! Take your “A” game to the playground and beat the best in high-flying 2-on-2 basketball action. Practice your skills offline, play with up to three others, or take your talents online to posterize your opponents with acrobatic jams and ridiculous displays of skill.


Learn more about NBA Playgrounds.


6. Injustice 2
  • Game type – fighting video game.
  • Release date – May 11 for Android and iOS, May 16 for Xbox One and PS4.
  • About – Build and power up the ultimate version of your favorite DC legends in INJUSTICE 2. With a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Injustice 2 allows you to personalize every iconic character with unique and powerful gear. Take control over how your favorite characters look, how they fight, and how they develop across a huge variety of game modes. This is your Legend. Your Journey. Your Injustice.


Learn more about Injustice 2.


7. Farpoint
  • Game type – virtual reality shooter video game.
  • Release date – May 16 for PlayStation VR.
  • Price – $49.99.
  • About – On a mission to pick up scientists studying an anomaly near Jupiter, a sudden rupture nearby sends you and their station crashing onto an unknown alien world. Separated from your colleagues, you must use holographic logs scattered throughout the landscape to reunite with the scientists and escape the planet. Explore and discover the secrets of the planet, blasting your way through hordes of indigenous and alien life as you keep moving to survive.


Learn more about Farpoint.


8. The Surge
  • Game type – science fiction action role-playing game video game.
  • Release date – May 16 for Pc, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – $49.99.
  • About – Welcome to CREO, the megacorporation saving the world! A catastrophic event has knocked you out during the first day on the job… you wake up equipped with a heavy-grade exoskeleton, in a destroyed section of the complex. Robots gone haywire, insane augmented co-workers and rogue AI - everything wants you dead.


Learn more about The Surge. Get the game from Steam.


9. Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days
  • Game type – top-down strategy shooter.
  • Release date – May 19 for PC on Steam.
  • About – Shoot, kill, steal and die in pure Reservoir Dogs style as you play this top-down strategy shooter.


Learn more about Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days. Get the game from Steam.


10. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  • Game type – tactical role-playing video game, a full remake 1992’s Fire Emblem Gaiden (the 2nd game in the Fire Emblem series).
  • Release date – May 19 for Nintendo 3DS.
  • Price – $39.99.
  • About – Uncover the intertwining tales of heroes Alm and Celica, engage foes, fend off monsters, and explore 3D dungeons. Your prowess will grow as you master this melding of modern and legacy Fire Emblem gameplay.


Learn more about Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.


11. Impact Winter
  • Game type – survival video game.
  • Release date – May 23 for PC on Steam.
  • Price – $19.99.
  • About – An asteroid has collided with Earth, and the world is now nothing more than a snow-covered wasteland where almost everyone and everything perished in the harsh, sub-zero temperatures. But you didn't. And you received a radio transmission that has filled you with hope and the will to survive the next 30 days…


Learn more about Impact Winter. Get the game from Steam.


12. Mirage: Arcane Warfare
  • Game type – skill-based multiplayer first-person shooter from the creators of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare.
  • Release date – May 23 on Steam.
  • Price – $29.99 for the Standard Edition, $39.99 for the Special Edition.
  • About – The calm of a strange fantasy world is shattered by ruthless civil war. Warriors armed with steel and magic bring violence and death as they do battle across a fantastical Arabian and Persian-inspired setting of desert sands, market bazaars and grand palaces.


Learn more about Mirage: Arcane Warfare. Get the game from Steam.


13. Friday the 13th: The Game
  • Game type – survival horror video game
  • Release date – May 26 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – $39.99.
  • About – Jason is back! Jason Voorhees is unleashed and stalking the grounds of Camp Crystal Lake! Friday the 13th: The Game is one of the most highly-anticipated horror titles of all time. You will finally be able to take on the role as Jason Voorhees and Camp Crystal Lake counselors.


Learn more about Friday the 13th: The Game. Get it from Steam.


14. Get Even
  • Game type – first-person perspective (FPP) thriller video game.
  • Release date – May 26 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
  • About – As Cole Black, you’re in an old abandoned asylum with only your memories. Or whose memories are they? You have to save the girl. Focus on the details. She has a bomb. Wait, what? Get ready and explore the surrealistic and unconventional world of Get Even. What is real? Don’t make assumptions. Don’t even think. Just focus and breathe. You’re so close now…and the master is on his way.


Learn more about Get Even. Get the game from Steam.


15. Rime
  • Game type – third-person view, adventure and puzzle video game
  • Release date – May 26 for PC, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
  • Price – $29.99.
  • About – A land of discovery stretches out before you. Explore the beautiful yet rugged world of RiME, a single-player puzzle adventure. In RiME, you play as a young boy who has awakened on a mysterious island after a torrential storm. You see wild animals, long-forgotten ruins and a massive tower that beckons you to come closer. Armed with your wits and a will to overcome—and the guidance of a helpful fox—you must explore the enigmatic island, reach the tower's peak, and unlock its closely guarded secrets.


Learn more about Rime. Get the game from Steam.


16. Star Trek: Bridge Crew
  • Game type – virtual reality action-adventure video game
  • Release date – May 30 for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR.
  • Price – $49.99.
  • About – Developed specifically for VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew will immerse you in the Star Trek universe. Explore a largely uncharted sector of space known as The Trench with your friends on board of the USS Aegis. In co-op, form a crew of four players to serve in the roles of Captain, Helm, Tactical or Engineer.


Learn more about Star Trek: Bridge Crew. Get the game from Steam.


17. Don't Knock Twice
  • Game type – virtual reality first-person horror game based on a psychologically terrifying urban legend and based on the movie Don’t Knock Twice.
  • Release date – May 30 for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR.
  • About – To save her estranged daughter, a guilt-ridden mother must uncover the frightening truth behind the urban tale of a vengeful, demonic witch. One knock to wake her from her bed, twice to raise her from the dead. Explore a grand manor house and interact with almost every object you see. To find and save your daughter, you will explore all depths of the manor, searching for hidden clues and using items to fight or escape the terror that surrounds you.


Learn more about Don't Knock Twice. Get the free demo from Steam.



Tags: video game, Steam, Prey, World to the West, Birthdays the Beginning, Strafe, NBA Playgrounds, Injustice 2, Farpoint, The Surge, Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days, Fire Emblem Echoes Shadows of Valentia, Impact Winter, Mirage: Arcane Warfare, Friday the 13th: The Game, Get Even, Rime, Star Trek Bridge Crew, Don’t Knock Twice
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