The PC game releases we're most excited about in May (2024)

The PC game releases we're most excited about in May (1)

May's a pretty stacked month for PC gaming: We just ended April with some exciting new early access games in Rotwood, Manor Lords, and Gray Zone Warfare, and the trend continues this month with games like Abiotic Factor, The Rogue Prince of Persia, and Hades 2. (The latter doesn't have a confirmed release date yet, but it's supposed to be soon.)

Later in the month there are some big releases like space RTS Homeworld 3, and sprinkled throughout May you'll find cool-looking stuff like PS1-style horror game Crow Countryand trippy metroidvania Animal Well. More on all those below.

For a more zoomed-out view of what's coming out on PC this year, see our big list of 2024's upcoming PC games. There's some interesting stuff coming in June, including the early access release of Sims competitor Life by You, and it's also Videogame Announcement Month (formerly known as E3), which means we'll be back with another PC Gaming Show—the 10th one, even!

May's big PC release dates

The PC game releases we're most excited about in May (2)

Abiotic Factor | May 2 (early access)
I love the idea of this game: Basically, you're in Black Mesa, but rather than a Gordon Freeman type, you're one of the poor regular scientists who has to use their wits to survive the chaos of a supernatural laboratory.

The PC game releases we're most excited about in May (3)

Indika | May 2
A bleak, comic adventure game about a misfit Russian nun's encounter with the devil—in his Indika review, Shaun called it "a bizarre, confronting and darkly funny descent into hell."

The PC game releases we're most excited about in May (4)

Hades 2 |TBA (early access)
The Hades 2 technical test is over, but Supergiant's sexy mythological roguelike's early access release was said to be following "relatively soon after"—it could drop any day now, then.

The PC game releases we're most excited about in May (5)

V Rising | May 8
The vampire survival game leaves early access after two years. The 1.0 update adds a new endgame zone and promises UI improvements for the PvP and PvE game, which sees players raise castles and harvest the blood of villagers.

The PC game releases we're most excited about in May (6)

Homeworld 3 | May 13
Over 20 years after Homeworld 2, the classic sci-fi RTS series gets another sequel. I know I should be thinking about all the tactical space combat we're gonna do, but I'm mainly thinking about tactical looking-at-cool-space-stuff. Check out those nebulas.

The PC game releases we're most excited about in May (7)

The Rogue Prince of Persia | May 14 (early access)
Ubisoft tapped Dead Cells developer Evil Empire to make this 2D Prince of Persia roguelite, and I quite liked what I played of it in a brief remote demo session.

The PC game releases we're most excited about in May (8)

Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 | May 21
The sequel to 2017 psychological hack-'n'-slasher Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice promises "a brutal journey of survival through the myth and torment of Viking Iceland." A nice chill time for a sunny summer day!

May events and happenings

  • Diablo 4's fourth season starts May 14
  • Starfield is getting a big update on May 15; it's on a Steam beta branch now
  • Akuma arrives in Street Fighter 6 on May 22; he looks pretty mad as usual
  • Summer Game Fest is next month, and the PC Gaming Show will be back

More games releasing in May

  • May 2 —Foundry- Automation game like Satisfactory (Steam)
  • May 2 — MotoGP 24 - Bike racing (Steam)
  • May 2 — Undead Inc - Bioweapon lab simulator (Steam)
  • May 7 — Heading Out - Open road adventure game (Steam)
  • May 9 —Animal Well- Surreal metroidvania (Steam)
  • May 9 —Crow Country- PS1-style horror (Steam)
  • May 9 — Little Kitty, Big City - Cute cat adventure game (Steam)
  • May 10 —Gatekeeper- Sci-fi roguelite (Steam)
  • May 10 —Songs of Conquest- Turn-based fantasy strategy RPG(Steam)
  • May 14 — Braid, Anniversary Edition - Puzzle game remaster (Steam)
  • May 14 — Dread Delusion - Old-school open world RPG (Steam)
  • May 15 — Men of War 2 - World War 2 RTS (Steam)
  • May 15 —Baladins- Co-op RPG (Steam)
  • May 16 —Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut- Sony's samurai port (Steam)
  • May 16 —Lorelei and the Laser Eyes- Surreal puzzle game (Steam)
  • May 16 —Robobeat- First-person rhythm shooter (Steam)
  • May 16 — Norland - Medieval colony sim (Steam)
  • May 17 — Seablip - Looks a bit like pirate Terraria (Steam)
  • May 21 —Paper Trail- Folding puzzles (Steam)
  • May 21 —Synergy- Sci-fi ecology city builder (Steam)
  • May 23 —Crown Wars: The Black Prince- Medieval tactics game (Steam)
  • May 23 —Duck Detective: The Secret Salami- Poultry PI adventure (Steam)
  • May 23 —Hauntii- Glowing underworld adventure (Steam)
  • May 23 —Songs of Silence- RTS with turn-based management (Steam)
  • May 23 —World of Goo 2- Slimy physics puzzle sequel (Epic)
  • May 29 —Capes- turn-based superhero tactics(Steam)
  • May 30 —SKALD: Against the Black Priory- Retro party-based RPG (Steam)
  • May 31 — F1 24 - Formula One racing game (Steam)

Comic deals, prizes and latest news

Sign up to get the best content of the week, and great gaming deals, as picked by the editors.

The PC game releases we're most excited about in May (9)

Tyler Wilde

Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.

More about games

Baldur's Gate 3 dev spills the secret sauce: Players love finding a place, then 'ending up 2 hours and 3 puzzles later in a sacrificial chamber of a cult that murders giraffes'Total War: Pharaoh is getting a free expansion-sized update that adds 4 new factions, including Troy


Hallelujah, Nvidia will now take care of the fiddly GeForce Now set-up on Steam Deck for you
See more latest►

See comments

Most Popular
'Cozy game with consequences' Echoes of the Plum Grove is constantly threatening me with death, taxes, and mean neighbors
The tech I'm most psyched to see this year is anything but traditional PC silicon, and certainly isn't x86
Total War: Warhammer 3's Thrones of Decay is a gunpowder and steel adventure that puts the Empire and Dwarfs back on top
How Escape From Tarkov wiped out years of goodwill in one catastrophic week
Five new Steam games you probably missed (April 29, 2024)
Remembering the weird HeroQuest novel that combined Beowulf, Discworld, Dying Earth, and American Psycho
The wild successes of Helldivers 2 and Baldur's Gate 3 send a clear message: Let devs cook
Metro Exodus is the perfect post apocalyptic game to play if you're tired of Fallout's wasteland
The Divinity: Original Sin board game took 6 years to make because Larian was determined to do right by the series: 'We're not going to do a piss poor job with a game that's part of an IP that we care about'
The Divinity: Original Sin board game is like a huge new Larian RPG in a box, and it's one of the coolest games I've ever played
Celebrating the 20th birthday of City of Heroes: an MMO resurrected by the people who loved it enough to 'bring the game back for good'
The PC game releases we're most excited about in May (2024)


Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Fr. Dewey Fisher

Last Updated:

Views: 5705

Rating: 4.1 / 5 (62 voted)

Reviews: 93% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Fr. Dewey Fisher

Birthday: 1993-03-26

Address: 917 Hyun Views, Rogahnmouth, KY 91013-8827

Phone: +5938540192553

Job: Administration Developer

Hobby: Embroidery, Horseback riding, Juggling, Urban exploration, Skiing, Cycling, Handball

Introduction: My name is Fr. Dewey Fisher, I am a powerful, open, faithful, combative, spotless, faithful, fair person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.