The May lineup is here with some decent games to tide you over all of the Bank Holidays and beyond – take a look at what you can dip into to keep your amused this month without paying any extra….
Yoku’s Island Express (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox 360, available May 1 to 31) – All Yoku wants to do is soak up the rays delivering parcels in his new job in a tropical paradise. But first, he must traverse the island helping others and try to waken an ancient deity trapped in a restless sleep. Explore the colourful open world of Mokumana, test your pinball skills, and earn wild new power-ups to help the friendly locals.
The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox 360, available May 16 to June 15) – Embark on an adventure thru Asposia to find the last wind monk and fulfil Robert’s destiny as the heir to the flute nose throne. Switch seamlessly between playing as Robert, Laura, the rebel who flies off the handle, or Peck, the pigeon who doesn’t fly at all. This charming adventure game is filled with brainteasers, humour, beautiful music, and lots of heart.
Hydro Thunder Hurricane (Xbox 360, available May 1 to 15) – Speed through eleven mysterious race environments like Monster Island and the Bermuda Triangle, each one packed with massive jumps, drop-offs, secret shortcuts and destructible objects. Unleash aqua anarchy as you try out various modes and compete to be the first to cross the finish line.
Viva Piñata Party Animals (Xbox 360, available May 16 to 31) – Get ready for lots of fun for everyone! Compete as Hudson Horstachio, Franklin Fizzlybear, and others across over 40 minigames mixed with race events. Combine your wins and bonuses to get the most candy and be crowned the victor
FIFA 22 (PS4, PS5) – Powered by Football, EA Sports FIFA 22 brings the game even closer to the real thing with gameplay advances across every mode. Build your dream squad in Ultimate Team, Create Your Club in Career Mode, and express yourself in style on the streets with reimagined Volta Football gameplay. Enjoy local or online competitive multiplayer matches on PS4 and PS5****, while the power of PS5 makes every match even more real with groundbreaking next-gen HyperMotion technology. With big innovation all over the pitch, it’s time to start your FIFA 22 season!
Tribes of Midgard (PS4, PS5) – Tribes of Midgard blends survival and ARPG genres into a colorful co-op**** or solo experience set within the universe of Norse mythology. As an Einherjar, returned to life by Odin himself, you and your tribe of up to 10 players will need to defend the Seed of Yggdrasil from evil forces set on bringing about Ragnarök. Together, you will have to venture out and explore the wilderness of Midgard to gather the resources, materials, and hidden treasures essential to forging new weapons, epic armor, and fortifying your village. Your greatest threats lie hidden throughout Midgard in the form of giants and great beasts of Norse legend. Will you be able to conquer these forces, save the Seed, and escape before the onset of Fimbulwinter?
Curse of the Dead Gods (PS4) – In this skill-based, single player roguelike, explore an accursed temple, a seemingly-infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters. Your greed will lead you to death, but that is not an escape. Rise to fight again. Collect mystical Relics and an arsenal of weapons to make yourself unstoppable, but each powerful curse can be a double-edged sword, creating unique curses that influence your playstyle on every attempt. Defy the malignant deities that linger in this place. Battle through hordes of enemies in dark, cavernous passages filled with traps and secrets of all sorts – fire-spewing statues, explosives, hidden spikes, and worse.