Top Game Releases For May 2019

April was a great month for video game releases. Mortal Kombat 11, Days Gone, and World War Z were just a few popular games to make their way to the public. May is probably the quietest month of 2019 so far because of the lead up to E3 in June, but regardless we are still going to be seeing a share of exciting game releases.

A Plague Tale: Innocence

Release date: Tuesday, May 14th

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

A Plague Tale

In A Plague Tale: innocence, you play as Amicia, a girl burdened with protecting her brother Hugo while on the run in the middle of a rat plague. For those who prefer a good story in their games, Game Director Kevin Choteau had the following to say about A Plague Tale,

 “Before the rats, it’s first and foremost the story of Hugo and Amicia. It’s the collision between the innocence of two children and their relationship, and the rest of the world: a historically crude Middle-Age, made even more cruel by the rats and a quite special Inquisition.”

As for those rats, they are programmed with their own hive mentality AI. Up to 5,000 rats can appear on your screen at any time and the only way to keep them from feasting on your body is to have a torch or other light source nearby. A secret group called the Inquisition are the ones pursuing you. They seem to have unknown motives for wanting to take Hugo who seems to have some kind of disease that might play into the rat plague going on. They are kitted with their own light sources, so destroying them to have the rats attack them seems to be a necessity to get out alive.

A Plague Tale: Innocence seems to be an interesting new IP that will be available for $49.99 when it releases.

Rage 2

Release date: Tuesday, May 14th

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Rage 2

Leaked before last year’s E3, Rage 2 is the latest game being worked on by both ID Software and Avalanche Studios. The game is an open world shooter that takes pride in its vehicles and guns. The handy boomerang-like weapon from the first game the wingstick makes it triumphant return and this time you can unlock and assortment of super powers including vortex, dash, and overdrive.

If you were a fan of the 2016 DOOM or the Mad Max game, this seems to be like a fun integration of the two games. Where those two games though were very serious, Rage 2 seems to take a more fun approach to the insanity. It realizes that this world is made of crazy goons and mutated creatures. It is the whole f***ed up world against you and your only allies are the weapons you find to take them all down.

Everybody’s Golf VR

Release date: Tuesday, May 21st

Platform: PS4 VR

Everybody’s Golf VR

Have you been looking for a fun virtual reality golf game? Everybody’s Golf VR has your back. The original Everybody’s Golf was a popular PS4 title, so it only makes sense for the series to make the jump to virtual reality. You can swing your club with either the move motion controller or your dualshock 4 controller.

As you play through the three courses the game has to offer you will be accompanied by a caddie who will give you tips along the way. If you need to practice your putting or just swinging the club, the driving range is always available to you.

The game will be available for $29.99 when it releases this month and is another example of Sony’s dedication to its virtual reality platform.

Team Sonic Racing

Release date: Tuesday, May 21st

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One

Team Sonic Racing

Team Sonic Racing is being made by Sumo Digital, the same company who made the popular Sonic & All-Stars Racing games. This time around though, we are ditching the other popular Sega characters and sticking with just the blue blur and his friends.

Originally set to release last winter, the game was delayed to give Sumo Digital a chance to iron out the kinks and make sure it is the best possible racing game it can be. In Team Sonic Racing, you are not racing alone. It doesn’t matter if you finish in first place if your teammates are bringing up the rear. You need to work together to ensure all team members are placing as high as possible by sharing power-ups and speed boosts. You will also have access to a team ultimate to give your side the edge in specific situations.

In the past Sonic Racing games, you chose your racer and raced with what they had to offer. This time around an element of customization is being added to the game. You can alter both the appearance and performance of your car to make sure you are racing the way you want.

The best thing about the game is that it will be available at a cheaper price. $39.99 is the beginning sale price for the arcade racer.

Blood & Truth VR

Release date: Tuesday, May 28th

Platform: PS4 VR

Blood & Truth VR

It is a good month for PS4 VR owners. Blood & Truth is first person shooter set up like you are starring in an explosive action movie blockbuster. You play as Ryan Marks, a soldier who is set on protecting his family from the criminal empire in London. Using two move controllers, you will be dual wielding pistols as you shoot your way through this intense action game.

Blood & Truth promises to have “a unique soundtrack of classic movie orchestral scoring and London grime – composed by leading artists” and an unpredictable story packed with twists, turns and shocking revelations.” It will be available for $39.99.

John Hansen

John Hansen

When John was 4 years-old, his mom bought a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64 and the rest is history. Since that day, John has fallen in love with countless gaming franchises and has dived deep into the varied experiences of the many different gaming worlds. Nowadays, John has a beautiful daughter who loves Minecraft, Pokémon, and Lego games. John spends most of his gaming time playing Overwatch or whatever new game has caught his eye at the time. Outside of gaming, John has graduated from Ashford University where he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has also started a YouTube gaming channel and is teaching himself how to edit videos and co-hosts a small hour long gaming podcast called the Pixel Street Podcast. With future goals of becoming a professional video game journalist, you can find John's blogs on multiple websites.
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