Top 12 BEST Upcoming Games of May 2020

By Nikita
14 Min Read

In the world of video games, there is always some or the other change in release dates. We are going to add the best twelve upcoming games of May 2020. But this year it’s different because quite a few titles have been delayed due to COVID-19. But fret not! In this article, we have rounded up the list of upcoming games that you can expect to be released in May 2020. Get to know all about the release dates, developers, publishers, platforms and genres of the upcoming games in May 2020.

List of Best New Games Releasing in May 2020

1. TrackMania

Racing game fans, rejoice! The beloved TrackMania series gets a new addition. This time it’s a remake of the TrackMania Nations which was originally released on January 27, 2006 as a free, standalone game.

In this upcoming game (simply named TrackMania), the fast-paced nature of the game stays intact, while giving players some gameplay enhancements as well. There will be new physical surfaces, more track creation options, an official season campaign and daily track selections. If you’d like to make things even more interesting, you can use the ‘special blocs’ which can modify car behavior or add a slow motion effect just before the finish line. With the seasonal format of the new game, players can expect a lot of regular updates of new features and seasonal blocks.

  • Initial Release Date: May 5, 2020
  • Platform: PC
  • Genre: Racing
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Developer: Nadeo

Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TrackMania has been delayed to July 1.

2. The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor

Greymoor is the next stage in the epic saga of The Elder Scrolls Online set in the snowy areas of Western Skyrim. In this sinister gothic adventure, players will face an army of vampires led by a powerful Vampire Lord, amidst supernatural storms, mindless zombies and more. Be prepared to protect Skyrim in this game which takes place a thousand years before the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. With the brand new Antiquities system, players will have the opportunity to collect rare artifacts scattered across Tamriel. More additions such as new delves, new side quests, new public dungeons and new vampire abilities will be provided in Greymoor. A new 12-player Trial, named Kyne’s Aegis, will be introduced in this upcoming game.

  • Release Date: May 18, 2020
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Genre: Action RPG
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios, ZeniMax Online Studios

3. The Wonderful 101: Remastered

Yet another remastered game will be hitting the shelves in May 2020 and that’s The Wonderful 101: Remastered. The story is simple – team up with your fellow heroes and save the world from alien invaders. At the core, the gameplay involves combining the strengths of a horde of heroes to create ‘Unite Morphs’. These ‘Unite Morphs’ can destroy obstacles, solve puzzles and of course, defeat enemies.

In this remastered edition, players get improved graphics quality, frame rate, controls and many other adjustments that makes it easier to grasp and play. Interestingly, The Wonderful 101: Remastered was crowdfunded via Kickstarter, raising more than $2.1 million.

  • Release Date: May 19, 2020
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Switch
  • Genre: Action adventure
  • Publisher: PlatinumGames
  • Developer: PlatinumGames

4. Maneater

Things get bloody (very bloody) in this single-player action role-playing game, where the player takes on the role of a furious bull shark out for revenge. In the story, the shark has been disfigured by a shark hunter, who has also killed the mother shark. This is how the shark gets its main mission – to find the hunte

  • Release Date: May 22, 2020
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Genre: Action RPG
  • Publisher: Tripwire Interactive
  • Developer: Blindside Interactive, Tripwise Interactive

5. Saints Row: The Third Remastered

Saints Row is the funnier, goofier cousin of GTA and rightly so! The much-loved game ‘Saints Row: The Third ‘(originally released in 2011) gets a remaster which comes out on May 22, 2020. This version will have over 30 pieces of DLC content as well as greatly improved assets, NPCs, pedestrian and traffic density, realistic lighting, volumetric fog and effects. The vehicles in the remaster have been built from scratch and the polycounts of models have been increased. All of it is still exaggerated though, so fans of the original need not worry. This upcoming game is just more grounded in reality which makes it much more exciting.

  • Release Date: May 22, 2020
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
  • Genre: Action adventure
  • Publisher: Deep Silver
  • Developer: Volition

6. Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

Take control of the protagonist Kirito and enter the mysterious Underworld where intense battles await you. This virtual world is adapted from the popular anime series’ Alicization arc and features stunning visuals and human-like AI. Players will also find long-time favorite characters like Eugeo, Alice and Administrator in this upcoming video game. You will encounter a new character plus new enemies too.

Alicization Lycoris includes an online co-op multiplayer mode where 4 players and 4 NPCs (controlled by AI) can complete quests together. There’s an option of character creation as well. There’s more! During epic battles, players can switch to control any character and give out orders to the team or a specific character. Sounds like a blast!

  • Initial Release Date: May 22, 2020
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One
  • Genre: RPG
  • Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
  • Developer: Aquria, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment

Update: Unfortunately, this game has been delayed to 10th July 2020 due to the pandemic.

7. Minecraft Dungeons

Minecraft Dungeons is an action-adventure game which is set in a Minecraft world. But if you’re looking to build and craft things in this game, you won’t be able to do it. That’s because it’s a dungeon-crawler game (like Diablo) where you must defeat the wicked Arch-Illager, his mobs and save the villagers.

Up to four players can play this game locally or online, which means that an action-packed battle is guaranteed. Personalization, new items, special attacks, treasure hunting – you get it all in this upcoming game. Minecraft Dungeons is packed with challenges, quests and random puzzles to solve and of course, it has the original Minecraft ‘blocky’ look! Win win.

  • Release Date: May 26, 2020
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Genre: Dungeon Crawler
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Developer: Mojang

8. BioShock: The Collection

The unforgettable BioShock series, which has already been released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One back in 2016, finally gets its release on Switch in May 2020. The collection features BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition. You get all single player add-on content with it which includes Minerva’s Den (BioShock 2) and Burial at Sea (BioShock Infinite).

Unfortunately, the multiplayer component from BioShock 2 will not be a part of this collection. But it does include the challenge game modes from all three titles. You will also find the Museum of Orphaned Concepts in this collection. It’s basically a guided tour where you can take a look at the concept art and ideas which did not make it to the final game. That’s not all – players will also get a director’s commentary named ‘Imagining BioShock’ by finding collectibles and unlocking commentary episodes. This collection is definitely something to look forward to!

  • Release Date: May 29, 2020
  • Platform: Switch
  • Genre: FPS
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Developer: Blind Squirrel Games

9. XenoBlade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

A remastered version of XenoBlade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is set to release on Switch in May. This game is a thrilling addition to the epic XenoBlade Chronicles series which involves people living on the frozen corpses of two clashing titans. In this huge open world game, players will know the origins of the protagonist Shulk and his fight against mechanical warriors known as the Mechon.

Apart from the Mechon, players might encounter wildlife which can be tame if you’re lucky and dangerous if you’re not! Quests, exploration and collection of items will form a major part of the gameplay in Definitive Edition. Players will be able to wield a mysterious and powerful energy blade, named Monado, which can see the future. With strategic moves and real-time combat, players can go on an adventure like never before!

  • Release Date: May 29, 2020
  • Platform: Switch
  • Genre: Action RPG
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Monolith Soft

10. Borderlands Legendary Collection

Borderlands Legendary Collection comes to Switch in May 2020 with 3 power packed games that can be played solo, locally as a two-player splitscreen or online with four players. Players will get Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in this collection. Players can also expect additional bonus content, incredible enhancements and features! Enter the world of mayhem as mercenaries begin to hunt down an ancient alien vault rumored to be full of advanced technology. This madness unfolds on a distant planet of Pandora where players will find themselves battling bandits, beasts while shooting and looting things around them!

  • Release Date: May 29, 2020
  • Platform: Switch
  • Genre: Action RPG/FPS
  • Publisher: 2K Games, Take-two Interactive
  • Developer: Turn Me Up Games

11. XCOM 2 Collection

It’s time to reclaim the Earth from aliens who promise that they have good intentions but they hide dark secrets within. This collection includes the critically-acclaimed and award-winning game XCOM 2 along with an expansion called ‘War of the Chosen’ and 4 DLC packs (Resistance Warrior Pack, Anarchy’s Children, Alien Hunters, Shen’s Last Gift) . This expansion will allow players to play new content, fight stronger enemies as well as experience new environments and enhanced strategic gameplay. In this package, players can customize characters with new outfits, incorporate impressive new armor and weapons, use new combat abilities and strategy mechanics too. If you’d like to play just the base game without activating any of the expansions, that option is available as well.

  • Release Date: May 29, 2020
  • Platform: Switch
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Publisher: 2K Games,Take-Two Interactive
  • Developer: Firaxis Games, Virtuos

12. Fast and Furious: Crossroads

The Fast and Furious video game series gets a thrilling new installment which promises spectacular heists, cinematic action, special gadgets and crazy stunts. This time, players have to track down an international crime syndicate and bring them to a screeching halt. This upcoming game lets players create chaos online with friends via the multiplayer option. All characters have been voiced by their original actors from the film series. The gameplay involves pursuits, escapes and vehicular mayhem. Looks like this is going to be quite the wild ride!

  • Release Date: May 2020
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Genre: Action adventure, Racing
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Developer: Slightly Mad Studios

So this list of top upcoming games coming in May 2020. Have a look on our latest coverage of Resident Evil 3 Remake Review, and do check our News section for latest updates on video games.