We pity you’re thinning wallet. 2016’s early days have been relentless with its video game releases, and May does not let up, either. We’ve compiled a list of games you should check out this month by highlighting six of the hottest titles hitting shelves in May.  Read More

Battleborn

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: May 3, 2016
MSRP: $59.99

Battleborn combines fast-paced shooting action with strategic MOBA-style game modes and leveling, creating a fresh cooperative/competitive shooter hybrid. The action unfolds in real-time from a first-person perspective, so you aim and fight as you would in an FPS. Plus, you can level up your character to unlock skills during a match, much like you do in a MOBA. If you’re a fan of arena-style games, Battleborn’s action-heavy twists might just be the game for you this May.

Stellaris

Platforms: PC
Release Date: May 9, 2016
MSRP: $39.99

If conquering the world through cultural victories and conquests are starting to feel a little stale, why not make a grab for the stars? Stellaris is a real-time 4X-style strategy game that encourages you to explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate, all in the name of your planetary empire. You must manage your home planet and starship fleet, with the ultimate goal of colonizing other planets across the galaxy.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: May 10, 2016
MSRP: $59.99

The charismatic Nathan Drake makes his final hurrah on PlayStation 4 this month in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Drake is pulled out of retirement when his long-lost brother Sam reappears and requests his assistance. The heroes set out to unravel the mysteries surrounding the pirate colony Libertalia and the legendary treasure therein. Expect lots of action, hectic third-person shooting, and amazing set pieces.

Doom

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One
Release Date: May 13, 2016
MSRP: $59.99

The Doom series makes its return to the video game scene this month, honoring the tenets that make the original such an iconic 1990s shooter. Doom features grotesque demonic abominations, speedy movement, overpowered weapons, and over-the-top gore. Doom takes a more minimalistic approach compared to other games in the genre, and explores the basics of FPS games from generations past: when tight aiming and quick reflexes were all you needed to devastate a horde of baddies.

Overwatch

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One
Release Date: May 24, 2016
MSRP: $39.99 (PC), $59.99 (console)

Overwatch is a stylized and colorful multiplayer online shooter. It focuses on team-based gameplay, and is similar in spirit to Valve’s Team Fortress series. Each of Overwatch’s 21 characters in falls into one of four classes: offense, defense, tank, and support. Each class has a valuable role during a match, which complements the team-oriented gameplay.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Release Date: May 24, 2016
MSRP: $49.99

The evil Shredder has returned to New York, determined to take his revenge on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and conquer the city once and for all. Developed by the action gurus at Platinum Games, Mutants in Manhattan is a mission-based hack-and-slash game that lets you control and switch between the ninja turtles on the fly during combat. The game also incorporates online cooperative multiplayer, letting up to four players tackle missions together.