May is upon us and things are looking exciting in the video game world! At Video Gamer’s Guru we’re here to tell you “What’s Good” by presenting the top ten video games for May and revealing the new releases to be expected this month.
Video Gamer’s Guru Selected Top 10 for May 2019!
Based off of many factors including ratings, sales, and a little bit of personal opinion we have put together a list of the top ten best video games available for May 2019!
#1 – Days Gone
Days Gone, just recently released exclusively for PlayStation 4 as of April 26th 2019, is an action-adventure survival horror video game that received a lot of anticipation from anxious fans yet ultimately received mixed opinions upon actual release.
Nevertheless Days Gone has quickly become a best seller and aside from minor short-comings in character building and depth of story this is yet another exciting take on a zombie apocalypse that takes place in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon state to be precise).
The main protagonist is a man by the name of Deacon St. John paired with his trusty motorcycle of which can be upgraded via resources collected. Deacon’s sole mission is to reunite with his wife Sarah who was evacuated do to a severe wound taken when attempting to flee the zombie invasion. Deacon and his friend Boomer however are forced to stay behind due to lack of room in the extraction helicopter, leaving them to face the wild and the increasing population of zombies on their own as Sarah is left with nothing more than a promise of them being together once again.
The plot however, only thickens as Deacon does everything in his power to hold true to his promise while making friends, making enemies and figuring out the difference between the two, eliminating anything that stands between him and his end goal. making money doing by fulfilling bounties.
Zombies make up the strongest presence and threat in Days Gone although not referred to as such, instead they are referred to as Freakers sharing similarities with zombies in their decaying form, their mindless/cannibalistic behavior, and viral infection that spreads through bodily fluids including that of animals which prove an equal threat in this game. However, Freakers differ from the typical zombie in their ability to quickly evolve and in being nocturnal with increased speed and agility during nightfall.
A faction who refers to themselves as the Rest in Peace cult (better known as Rippers) welcome and worships the virus outbreak with open arms and consider all who stand against it blasphemous. mutilating those who fall into their hands and also mutilating themselves as well! A real messed up group we’re talking about here both merciless and a threat throughout Deacon’s journey!
#2 – Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombat 11 released just recently on April 23rd this year has also proven to be a best seller followed by exceptional reviews as well! Mortal Kombat has been and still is one of the worlds best fighter games of all time! Mortal Kombat 11 is a 2.5D fighter game with all the previous features from it’s predecessor, 10 (X) including an onslaught of new ones. This is (just as it says) the 11th installment of the Mortal Kombat series and still going strong.
New Features that can be expected in Mortal Kombat 11 is:
- Story Mode: Follow a cinematic Mortal Kombat story
- Custom Character Variation System: Personalize your fighter like never efore
- Crushing Blows and Fatalities: Bringing more grisly effects to the stage
- New characters: Obviously
#3 – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has remained right at the top or right there near it for nearly six months now as Nintendo’s record breaking popular fighter game!
Making for the largest cross over game with over 75 fighters and over hundred stages from many different games, primarily Nintendo. following the beloved fighting mechanics of the smash series with endless game modes and settings.
#4 – Yoshi’s Crafted World
Yoshi’s Crafted World takes you through many of 2.5Dlevels consisting of artsy craftsy designs with all sorts of artsy craftsy items as an artsy craftsy verion of Yoshi or Yoshis rather on a quest to restore stolen gems which Baby Bowser and his P.I.C Kamek attempted to obtain from the Sundream Stone, a stone with the power to make dreams come true! Cool and unique features can be found in this title as you traverse through creatively imagined level designs that can be played both forward and backwards as you switch your viewpoint from one side to the next in the search for hidden collectibles
Red Dead Redemption II
Red Dead Redemption II is a direct prequel to the hit video game release Red Dead Redemption, serving as the sequel to Red Dead Revolver and it’s long lost predecessor Gun Smoke.
In Red Dead Redemption II take on the role of a Van Der Linde gang member by the name of Arther Morgan and experience his wild western story through a third person shooter presentation.
An engrossing story of friendship and betrayal reflecting that of an outlaw’s life during that time period in history is illustrated exceptionally well in shoot-em up action, bank robberies, gang wars, and end-game altering decisions that will lead you right up to the start of the first Red Dead Redemption game
Spider-Man swings right into the gaming industry once again in this latest 2018 release that actually did exceptionally well
Spider-Man is a third person open world action-adventure located in a fictionalized version of New York where you play the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man equipped with all the favorite moves, maneuvers, acrobatics, and abilities along with the gadget/web/physical combat from previous installments.
The plot revolves around the main antagonist, Mr. Negative who seizes leadership of the criminal underworld and threatens New York City with a deadly virus. Spider-Man’s work is certainly cut out for him as he progresses his way to the ever growing threat while maintaining his personal life as Peter Parker
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is an impressive revisit to an excellent game released initially for the Wii U (hence the reason for the “U” in it’s title. Deluxe was the addition to the title upon it’s release to the Switch as a way of signifying it’s totality in all bonus content included from the original release. Certainly a step in the right direction for Nintendo as the sales for the Switch trumped the Wii U ten fold which in turn made this great game accessible to a much larger audience.
In Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, play as one of five characters, either Mario, Luigi, Toad, Nabbit, or the all new Toadette who enters the scene for the first time in this Mario title specifically with the exclusive ability to transform into Peachette upon obtaining a Super Crown which is also new item exclusive to the Deluxe version of this title as well!
The dynamic of the quest itself takes a 180 in it’s direction as you will be working your way through eight different worlds towards Peach Castle instead of the normal progression leading to Bowsers Castle. It seems Bowser has advanced to total domination tactics instead of kidnapping! Bowser isn’t alone in this mischief, All Bowser’s Children including Bowser Jr, and Kamek are in on it too.
Grand Theft Auto Five (GTA V)
Grand Theft Auto V is an open world sandbox game based in the fictionalized Blaine county, Los Santos. Following suit with previous installments of the ever popular series where you take on the role of some thug or other interacting and participating with the criminal underworld getting deeply entangled in all the hell it has to offer with rival gangs and the law being the greatest threat while your freedom is your greatest reward with multiple choice keeping it interesting! Break the law on countless different levels, rob banks, mow down pedestrians, speed, hit and runs, pop off any civilian or criminal you feel like, operate a vast selection of vehicles, escape the law, evade pursuit, fire back at the law, and as usual, do just about whatever you please. Play like myself and yourself having so much fun messing around you forget the plot or purpose of the entire game.
God of War
God of War took a whole new turn in this thrilling title released in April last year (2018) as the eighth installment to the series at large and direct sequel to God of War III which we seen released for the Play Station 3 way back in 2010!
Play as Kratos yet again, yet unlike the Greek God of War we know so well but instead a re-imagined father figure of ancient Norway. Follow him and his son Atreus… wait what? Kratos has a son?!? according to this release he sure does (born to him by a mother of whose identity awaits revealing). You and Atreus is tasked with the journey to the highest peek to spread her ashes as she is now deceased.
With a shift from the typical Greek mythology presence to that of Norse, and a relocation that places Kratos in Midgard of ancient Norway with a mountain man appearance (directly speaking of his beard and his new weapon of choice, the magical battle axe.) It’s certainly a whole new experience for the franchise that introduces new gaming elements to the series such as role playing features and co-operative strategies via Atreus. Visually we see new enemies including the “larger-than-life,” new weapons, new skills, and a whole new world to explore that is significantly “out of Kratos’ element” to say the least!
Kingdom Hearts III
Kingdom Hearts III is an action RPG collaboration with Disney and Final Fantasy which is solely developed and published by Square Enix who brought us the Final Fantasy series. Serving as the direct sequel to Kingdom Hearts II although being the twelfth release in the entire series.
Kindom Hearts III puts the player in control of the character Sora, a young youth of Final Fantasy origin who is accompanied by Donald Duck, Goofy, King Mickey, and Riku who, together attempt to prevent the threat of a second Keyblade war brought upon them by Xenohanort. In order to success in this endeavor the team will have to seek out the seven guardians of light.
Game-play inherits the series standard hack and slash combat mechanics although in this game there is the ability to have a larger party than seen in previous installments with execution of synchronized attacks and amp’d up action!
New Video Game Releases for May 2019
May is bringing in a few new games this year of which the majority is looking real good although there is a fair amount that are going to be pre-existing titles ported over to alternate gaming systems including oldies but goodies being re-released and/or remastered for compatibility on modern gaming consoles which can certainly be exciting depending on your gaming system of choice or if you enjoy re-visiting the classics. As for new games, you can expect most of them to be exceptionally unique yet interesting and probably well worth playing!
Yakuza Kiwami 2 for PC – May 9th 2019
Yakuza Kiwami 2 is the remake of Yakuza 2 brought to us by SEGA in 2006, an oldie but goodie first for PlayStation 4 and now for PC! This is by no means a new game, it is only receiving a new port so if this is an anticipated release for any PC gamers out there, the wait is nearly over as this title will be coming to you May 9th!
Yakuza Kiwami is a third person, action adventure, open world, over the top, exaggerated, yet much praised Japanese clan war video game that takes place in … You guessed it, Japan! (Fictional Japan of course)
Life is Strange 2: Episode 3 – May 9th 2019
Nintendo Switch / Playstation 4 / XBOX One
Life is Strange… and so is this game! In life is strange 2: Episode 3 (Wastelands) continue the adventure of the two brothers Shaun and Diaz’s long journey down into Mexico, the journey however will consist of many twists and unpredictable challenges to come as they get tied up with some drifters and arrive among the great red woods of California! Who are these drifters? What of the telekinesis powers possessed by Daniel? Who knows whether or not him and his brother will continue to get along and hold together especially in the midst of conflicting outside influences threatening the bond!? All these Questions to be answered on the 9th of May!
A Plague Tale: Innocence – May 14th 2019
PlayStation 4 / XBOX One / PC
A plague Tale: Innocence is an emotionally gripping, dark, and grim tale that takes place during the mid evil dark ages and centers around two siblings. A young girl by the name of Amicia who craves adventure, is headstrong, stubborn, and not open to others. A young boy by the name of Hugo who contracted a mysterious illness quarantining him and absorbing all of his mother’s attention as she strives to help him with her alchemist expertise unfortunately to the extent of neglecting her daughter.
These two children are thrust into a fight for survival as they enter into the Inquisition of the Hundred Years War lead by Vitalis and rats who carries the black death as was a common threat in this era.
Amicia and her younger brother however, manage to find a way to manipulate the rats via the light from which they disperse from and the dark of which they reside in, commanding their actions and diverting them with the use of fire. This leads to many strategic scenarios, situations, and floor plans where the conducting of rats via light determines the success in overtaking enemies and progressing levels.
Cytus Alpha (Physical) – May 14th 2019
Cytus Alpha, the increasingly popular rhythm game series exclusively for Nintendo Switch, selling over 20 million digital downloads is now for the first time ever, coming to the physical world in physical form so if you ain’t hip with the digital age you can have it physically! This game is best related to the Guitar Hero and Rock Band Games in my opinion, hit the right timing according to the beat/rhythm with a huge variety of techno, trance like music and various backgrounds for the sake of visuals.
PlayStation 4 / XBOX One / PC
Rage 2 takes you to an open world exploration across a wasteland devoid of civilization! Just settlements and outposts, psychos and mutants, and don’t forget the self claimed authority figures who seek after valuable tech known as Nano technology (little drones that can be injected into the body to enhance abilities – AKA Nanotrite) which happens to be the exact form of power you’re seeking making you … NOT their best friend! It’s you against the world, or whatever is left of the place after the asteroid hit it. It’s up to you to establish your own form of order by whatever means possible. Blow sh** up, shoot sh** up, tear sh** up or do it all from within one of many different vehicles in all out vehicular combat.
Bubsy: Paws on Fire – May 16th 2019
Nintendo Switch / PlayStation 4 / PC
Bubsy: Paws on Fire is a story of Bubsy the bobcat, it is a platformer and the sixth one in it’s series with a television show that aired along with the release of the first game in 1993. Originating from the classic side-scrolling platformer games from back in that time has evolved significantly in its appearance, taking on 2.5 Dimension in addition to high-paced action, unique combo system, and over 100 levels spread across a series of worlds.
Steven Universe: Save the Light & OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes Bundle – May 17th 2019
Nintendo Switch / PlayStation 4 / XBOX One
Steven Universe: Save the Light & OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes is coming on May 17th as a 2-in-1 bundle!
Steven Universe is based off the Cartoon Network TV Show and has been made into an RPG video game where you will be tasked to take back a prism stolen by a mysterious new Homeworld Gem
OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes is a game where you collect cards known as Pow Cards to grant abilities, super moves, and assists allowing K.O. and friends to fight their way through many Boxmore robots as they make their way to the Evil Lord Boxman
Team Sonic Racing – May 21st 2019
Nintendo Switch / PlayStation 4 / XBOX One / PC
Team Sonic Racing is a Super Sonic Speed, action packed, co-op, racing game with style. Choose your hedgehog of choice or Sonic related character and get behind the wheel to experience a whole new form of kart racing as you collect rings for points, item boxes/wisps for unique abilities, hit speed pads, perform stunts, hit jumps and build up for an ultimate speed rush!
In Team Sonic Racing each racer has a class and every race is split into teams where the team who cooperatively performed the best takes the gold!
vehicle paint and performance customization available along with different game modes such as online, time trial, standard racing, and story/adventure mode!
Assassin’s Creed III Remastered / Liberation Collection Remastered – May 21st 2019
Assassin’s Creed III Remastered / Liberation Remastered is coming to Nintendo Switch May 21st looking better than ever with exclusive features such as motion control when aiming, an optimized HUD, touchscreen capabilities, and all the portability the Switch has to offer. experience the American Revolution again through the main protagonist Conner with all DLC content in addition to Aveline de Grandpres fight for freedom in New Orleans during the 18th Century in Liberation Remastered
Observation – May 21st 2019
PlayStation 4 / PC
Observation is a very unique take on gaming where you will play as an artificial intelligence (A.I.) named S.A.M. assisting a Dr. Emma Fisher as you help her discover what happened to her crew and her space station. As S.A.M you will have control over the station’s control systems, cameras, and tools which you will utilize in assisting Emma, all the while learning about yourself by means of restoring lost data and abilities.
Resident Evil – May 21st 2019
Resident Evil, the classic that started it all persists to stay alive even after it passed away just as a zombie… how ironic!
If you enjoyed this initial Resident Evil masterpiece (and centerpiece) of the increasingly popular series than you will be pleased to hear that you can now venture back into that dreaded mansion again and relive the horrific tale in HD on your Nintendo Switch, taking in all the nostalgia while you’re at it.
Resident Evil 4 – May 21st 2019
Resident Evil 4, one of the absolute greatest in the entire series and fan favorite is coming back May 21st to Nintendo Switch. Initially released for Nintendo Game Cube exclusively in 2005 it’s return is going to look better than ever. Play as an individual by the name of Leon S. Kennedy, a U.S. government special agent who is sent on a mission to Europe to rescue the president’s daughter, Ashley Graham. Ashley Graham however is being held hostage by a particular cult.
The only way to rescue her, saving her from their clutches is to face hordes of flesh eating zombies!
Resident Evil Zero – May 21st 2019
Resident evil Zero, another Game Cube use-to-be along with Wii, PlayStation 3, and PC is coming to the Switch along with the the first and fourth in the series on May 21st! This game is actually a prequel to the initial Resident Evil game. Play cooperatively between an officer by the name of Rebecca Chambers and a convicted criminal Billy Coen as they team up to uncover the dark secrets behind a pharmaceutical company’s training facility known as… you guessed it, Umbrella.
Everybody’s Golf VR – May 21st 2019
PlayStation 4 (PlayStation VR)
Everybody’s Golf VR is a silly take on golfing with impressively realistic functionality and physics soon to be available in virtual reality as of May 21st. “Engolf” yourself in everybody’s golf from the comforts of your home on PlayStation VR!
Total War: Three Kingdoms – May 23rd 2019
Total War: Three Kingdoms is a real-time tactics game where you are a warlord of Ancient China beautifully illustrated in accordance to the 190CE era. Take charge of your province via chosen champions who will lead your armies to victory! Build your empire and choose what kind of moral leader you will become as you witness the outcome of your actions from a bird’s-eye view!
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II – May 28th 2019
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II initially released for PSVita and PlayStation 3 has now been released for PC and is anticipated for release on PlayStation 4 this May 28th!
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II is a JRPG (Japanese Roll-Playing Game) picking up where the initial Trails of Cold Steel left off. As before, you will be assuming the lead role of Rean as he awakens to find a civil war has ensued upon his homeland of Erebonia, his sister and the princess has been kidnapped and he is all alone save for his humanoid knight, Valimar and a highly intellectual cat named Celine. As Rean, you must journey the far reaches of the surrounding area to gather your ex-classmates of Class VII and any other allies to unite and stand against the Noble Allience who set the warfare in motion.
Blood & Truth – May 28th 2019
PlayStation 4 (PlayStation VR)
Blood & Truth is a PlayStation 4 VR exclusive putting you in the eyes of an elite soldier located in London named Ryan Marks as you embark on a mission to save your family from the grips of the criminal underworld! immerse yourself in driving, parachuting, scaling vertical surfaces and FPS intense action via a virtual reality.
Little Friends: Dogs & Cats – May 28th 2019
Little Friends: Dogs & Cats is essentially the evolution of this desire that started way back with the giga-pet when everyone had to have a digital pet animal or 2.. or 3… or 4… or more… Surprisingly, it is still going strong today being more realistic than ever before! Own up to 12 pets of your choosing, play with 3 of them simultaneously, feed them, interact with them using their favorite toys, take them on walks, have them compete in competitions, dress them, and grow a bonding relationship with them. Oh yeah… digital pets just got real!
Lapis x Labyrinth XL Limited Edition – May 31st 2019
PlayStation 4 / Nintendo Switch
Lapis x Labyrinth XL Limited Edition is packed with all the goods including a My Labyrinth Photo Album, Dango Beats, Poster (Switch exclusive), Mayor’s Special Feast Mini Art Print (Switch exclusive), Dango Delights Mini Art Print (Switch exclusive) Collectors Box. and a Hardcover Art Book!
Lapis x Labyrinth is an action RPG where you delve into many dungeons seeking wealth and mowing down hoards of enemies all for the sake of providing financial stability to your struggling village.
Trover Saves The Universe – May 31st 2019
PlayStation 4 / PlayStation VR
Trover Saves The Universe is an absolutely hilarious video game with Adult Swim type humor riddled with excessive profanity!
Play as this purple dude named Trover most commonly referred to as a cucumber, having eye sockets occupied by little dudes called power babies that seem to have a source of control and sight on Trover. really an in-explainable concept but awesome in it’s own right.
Apparently you, the player owned two dogs that a big monster smashed into his eye sockets and is now using them to reek havoc on the world. Seeing as you are partially responsible for the catastrophe in your neglect of keeping you dogs in check, it becomes your job to put an end to the newly found threat and ultimately (hopefully) rescue your puppies! In this game there is no telling what will happen in this unpredictable tale but honestly, the plot hardly matters near as much as the comedy! I’m confident that this imaginative, haphazard, randomly thought up adventure will keep you laughing from beginning to end!