10 Best Upcoming Games May 2018 – Our top picks for the month

We pick the best of the upcoming PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC games releases for May, which ones will you be getting?


Wow, we just had a great month of gaming. Especially as a modern day masterpiece came out in God of War. There were a few more games to enjoy in April 2018 Too(article here), but now we are ready to move into another great month. Here in this article have our pick of the best upcoming PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC games May 2018.

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This article includes our thoughts on the upcomings games, videos, information and a video accompaniment which you can watch in the header above or down the page.

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Format(s): PC
Release Date: May 8
By: Obsidian Entertainment, Versus Evil

If you have not played the original Pillars of Eternity and are a fan of RPG games, pick it up. It’s exceptional and one of those titles you really can get addicted to. We’re really looking forward to seeing a new game in the series coming this month to PC. As with the original, you’d expect this to come to console eventually too.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Information

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The god Eothas, once thought to be destroyed, returns to life in the form of a titanic statue – nearly killing you as he destroys everything in his path.

It’s up to you, the Watcher of Caed Nua, to discover Eothas’ purpose and decide to help or hinder his efforts.

With an enormous open world, a massive cast of characters, beautiful hand-painted backgrounds, and a story you can play your way, Obsidian Entertainment is proud to bring you Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

Format(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: May 8
By: Funcom

After some time in Beta testing, with some decent feedback too, we are getting Conan Exiles in May. With the game really focusing on the survival element, and starting you with pretty much nothing, you will have to work your way up. This should work really nicely for console and PC MMO fans!

Conan Exiles Information

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Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian. Here players must survive in a savage world, build their kingdom, and dominate their enemies in brutal combat and epic warfare.

You start with nothing but your bare hands and forge the legacy of your clan, building anything from a small home to gigantic fortresses and entire cities. Wage war using swords, bows, siege weapons, and even take control of giant avatars of the gods and lay waste to enemy cities.

Conan Exiles can be experienced in both local single-player and in persistent online multiplayer.

Format(s): Nintendo Switch
Release Date: May 15
By: Airship Syndicate, THQ Nordic

As a fan of RPG mechanics, especially turn based ones, Battle Chasers Nightwar has some serious appeal. If you are the same then this one could be for you. With the game already out elsewhere its one to take a look at. But for Nintendo Switch owners you can finally get this on the console this month.

Battle Chasers Nightwar Information

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an American made JPRG and dungeon-crawler, based on the best-selling Battle Chasers comic series by Joe Maduriera and inspired by JPRG greats such as Final Fantasy, Suikoden, Chrono Trigger, and Phantasy Star.

It was developed by Airship Syndicate, funded through Kickstarter and published by THQ Nordic. The game features beautiful environments; a gorgeously animated strategic turn-based combat system; and hand-crafted dungeon rooms which are randomly arranged for a different experience each time.

Players will battle enemies, find secrets, solve puzzles and explore the world.

Format(s): Nintendo Switch
Release Date: May 18
By: Bandai Namco

What a game Little Nightmares is. Dark, puzzle/platform games are really engaging, especially one this creative. The game released with some really positive feedback and now it arrives on Nintendo Switch. This seems the perfect game to carry around with you and play on the move.

Little Nightmares Information

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Confront your childhood fears in this darkly whimsical tale, set in an immersive world of great sensibility, interactive storytelling and outstanding sound design. Discover the foul secrets of The Maw and survive the attentions of its monstrous residents as you bid to help Six escape to the world outside.


Explore a disturbingly charming dollhouse, a place that is both prison and playground. Peek into Six’s world, part dream, part nightmare, where every step feels like a leap, and every shadow a vast darkness! Start from the bottom of The Hull and look for a way to The Above.


Each room is a cell, each resident a threat, and both are puzzles to untangle. Reconnect with your inner child, unleash your imagination, and stay out of harm’s way. Master Six’s every movement in a super-sized world where even the smallest doubt can lead to a fatal misstep.

Format(s): Nintendo Switch
Release Date: May 18
By: Nintendo

It’s a hat-trick of Nintendo Switch games as Hyrule Warriors makes its way onto the console. This remastered game will see you take on a number of challenges as Link and more characters from the Zelda universe. All sounds pretty cool to me, fans of the series this is likely to be a must!

Hyrule Warriors Information

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Cut down enemy hordes as Legend of Zelda™ characters—in full 1080p TV mode—or in two-player on one system! Link and Zelda can battle in costumes from the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, while Tetra and King Daphnes appear in scenes based on the Legend of Zelda™: The Wind Waker game.

Find and care for fairies who will aid you in battle! All features and downloadable content from past versions of the game, including My Fairy mode and elements from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, can now be enjoyed in crisp HD on the Nintendo Switch™ system.

This time, you won’t face the dark sorceress, Cia, alone. Command legendary heroes and villains in battle to achieve objectives as you unleash special attacks. Advance the story to unlock characters, each with their own moves and weapon types. Collect rupees and other items to upgrade weapons and craft badges, which bolster your warriors’ abilities.

The fate of Hyrule rests in your hands!

Format(s): Xbox One, PC
Release Date: May 18
By: Undead Labs, Microsoft Studios

Now it’s time for one of those special treats Xbox One owners (me included!) time for an exclusive title. And one that includes Zombies! Both things we can’t miss out on really, plus PC gamers can enjoy this too. So be ready to try and survive part two of the post-apocalypse in State of Decay 2 with the game arriving this month. Good fan base for this game, lets hope the sequel delivers!

State of Decay 2 Information

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The next installment in the critically acclaimed “State of Decay” franchise immerses you in an all-new, multiplayer zombie survival fantasy.

The dead have risen and civilization has fallen. Not even the military could stop the zombies, and now it’s up to you to gather survivors and build a community in a post-apocalyptic world. You choose where to build your base, develop your characters’ abilities, and manage resources in a world where every decision matters, and where you define what it means to survive.

Play solo or team with up to three friends in co-op multiplayer to explore an open world filled with dynamic zombies, human enemies, and the valuable gear necessary to keep your community alive.

Format(s): Xbox One, PC
Release Date: May 22
By: Destructive Creations

Like busses, two arrive at once! Here we have the next Xbox One exclusive of the month, another also on PC. Fans of the developer will know Ancestors Legacy is the next of their RTS games and one that looks mighty impressive. The key thing is how the RTS gameplay works on console, of course it should be solid on PC. Get this right and it could be great on both formats for strategy gamers out there.

Ancestors Legacy Information

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It’s a historical real time strategy game set in the Middle Ages, during 10th-12th centuries. It’s our biggest project so far.

It has a strong emphasis on tactical actions in both single player mode and multiplayer mode. With clever management and strategy, players will succeed in combat, on which the gameplay is strongly focused. Single player missions are based on historical events which occurred in these Dark Ages.

Each RTS fan will find features that suits their needs. Those unfamiliar with the genre, should find this title to be a great starting point. Ancestors Legacy will be released on PC and Xbox One consoles

Format(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC (Nintendo Switch delayed until the summer)
Release Date: May 25
By: Bandai Namco, From Software

Anyone ready to get killed a lot in Dark Souls all over again? Well I would certainly be up for a try. I never played this one in fact, if you are like me then this is perfect to see the game being polished up to PS4 and Xbox One standards. The game is a classic and I can see this selling well. Don’t worry Switch fans, it will arrive in the coming months.

Dark Souls Information

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Re-experience the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all. Beautifully remastered, return to Lordran in stunning high-definition detail running at 60fps. Dark Souls Remastered includes the main game plus the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.

Deep and Dark Universe
Delve into an epic dark fantasy universe stricken by decline and the Curse. Explore its intricate world design – full of hidden passages, dungeons and secrets – and uncover its deeply rooted lore.

Each End is a New Beginning
Each playthrough surprises you with new challenges and unexpected facets of the game. Don’t bet on completing the game only once.

Gameplay Richness and Possibilities
Hundreds of unique combinations of weaponry, armor, magic and crafting options to create your own playstyle and gaming experience.

Format(s): PS4
Release Date: May 25
By: Quantic Dream, Sony Interactive Entertainment

As a big Quantic Dream fan personally, I can’t wait to get into this game. Another PS4 only game, this has taken some development. Following a disappointing outing last time with Beyond Two Souls, PlayStation gamers will be hoping for a return to the Heavy Rain and Fahrenheit level of delivery. It will not be a game to suit everyone, if you are into story driven adventures it’s likely to be great though. Personally, I can’t wait.

Detroit Become Human Information

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Enter the near-future metropolis of Detroit in 2038 – a city rejuvenated by the introduction of highly advanced androids that exist only to serve mankind. But that’s all about to change…

Step into the shoes of three distinct android characters as this brave new world teeters on the brink of chaos. Your decisions dramatically alter how the game’s intense, branching narrative plays out. With thousands of choices and dozens of endings, how will you affect the future of Detroit?

Format(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: March 29
By: Madmind Studio

This has been mentioned before, but since its delay we finally are going to see Agony release. I will be wayyy too scared to play this game, but for you brave people out there I’m sure you are more than ready. Agony looks truly terrifying and also quite the concept to. Walking through hell as you try to escape a past of sins you can’t remember. (Sounds like a night out near me to be honest!).

One for the brave out there… and the sadistic!

Agony Information

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You will begin your journey as a tormented soul within the depths of hell, without any memories about your past.

The special ability to control people on your path, and even possess simple minded demons, gives you the necessary measures to survive in the extreme conditions you are in.

By exploring the hostile environment and interacting with other weary souls of the hellscape, the hero will soon understand that there is only one way to escape from Hell, and it will require meeting the mystical Red Goddess.

Pick Your Favourite! (And don’t miss the Indie Games for May 2018)

Now it’s over to you, which games are you going to be picking up this month?

Personally speaking, I’m going to be on Little Nightmares on Switch and back with Quantic Dream for Detroit as a big Heavy Rain fan. Let me know yours in the comments below using Disqus or Facebook.

Don’t Miss our May Indie Games 2018 is also something worth checking out along with the table below. Did you find this useful? Other gamers might too! Please Share This on your social media pages.

All May 2018 Video Games Releases – Table

Here are all the video game releases May 2018 for you, correct at the time of publishing. This includes games additional to those featured above.

Killing Floor: IncursionPSVR01-May
Total War Saga: Thrones of BritanniaPC03-May
City of BrassPS4 | Xbox One | PC04-May
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical FreezeNintendo Switch04-May
Conan ExilesPS4 | Xbox One | PC08-May
Pillars of Eternity 2: DeadfirePC08-May
Raging JusticePS4 | Xbox One | Nintendo Switch | PC08-May
Suicide GuyNintendo Switch10-May
Wild West OnlinePC (Full  Launch)10-May
Three Fourths Home: Extended EditionNintendo Switch10-May
TrailblazersPS4 | Xbox One | Nintendo Switch | PC10-May
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3Nintendo Switch11-May
Battle Chasers NightwarNintendo Switch15-May
Dragon’s Crown ProPS415-May
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of TimePC | PS415-May
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux3DS15-May
Far: Lone SailsPC17-May
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive EditionNintendo Switch18-May
Little Nightmares: Complete EditionNintendo Switch18-May
State of Decay 2Xbox One | PC18-May
Ancestors LegacyXbox One | PC22-May
Mega Man Legacy CollectionNintendo Switch22-May
Runner 3Nintendo Switch | PC22-May
Space Hulk: Deathwing – Enhanced EditionPS4 | PC22-May
Tennis World TourPS4 | Xbox One | Nintendo Switch | PC22-May
Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers3DS24-May
Dark Souls RemasteredPS4 | Xbox One | Nintendo Switch | PC25-May
Detroit: Become HumanPS425-May
Legend of Kay AnniversaryNintendo Switch29-May
MoonlighterPS4 | Xbox One | Nintendo Switch | PC | Mac29-May
AgonyPS4 | Xbox One | PC29-May
Sega Mega Drive ClassicsPS4 | Xbox One29-May


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