The Biggest Video Games Releasing in May 2022: 'Sniper Elite 5' Out Now

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Best Video Games Releasing May 2022
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With so many indie and big franchise game developers, there always seems to be a new and exciting game in development. Regardless of your preferred gaming console, there are a ton of great games releasing this month for the Sony PS5, PS4, Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series X and the Nintendo Switch. 

May has a whole arsenal of great video games ready to make their debut. There are cult classic movies like Evil Dead that are getting another video game title, and the classic fighting-style game Sifu: Vengeance Edition is coming out in a special SteelBook edition. 

If you're a fan of the Sniper Elite franchise, you'll be happy to know that you can officially start playing Sniper Elite 5. The fifth installment of the tactical shooter video game series is out now, and it offers players more features and enhanced gameplay. Play through all of the latest missions in Sniper Elite 5 before the video game copies sell out.

This month's video game launches range in genres from the interactive horror game Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong to the family-friendly Time on Frog Island — which just shows that there's a game for everyone. 

Ahead, score the best games launching this month for every major game console.

PS5/PS4 Game Releases

Embark on a conquest to avenge your family in this fighting-style action game (which also has some murder mystery undertones to it). Releasing on May 3 for the PS4 and PS5, the remastered Sifu: Vengeance Edition includes the SteelBook edition, The Art of Sifu artbook, 3 lithographs and a digital soundtrack.

$50 AT BEST BUY
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Play as Ashley and return to the infamous cabin to put a stop to the Necronomicon again. Like most things in the Evil Dead franchise, it won't be easy to stop The Book of The Dead. Learn how to use new weapons (don't worry, Ash's Boomstick is still in the game) as you fight Deadites and enjoy nostalgic callouts to the movies and the series. Evil Dead: The Game debuts on May 13 for the PS4, PS5 and Xbox Series X.

$40 AT BEST BUY
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Play as a vampire, learn how to use your powers and cover up mysterious crimes in the heart of Boston (to your know, keep you and all of vampire-kind safe). Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong releases on May 31 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

$50 AT BEST BUY
$50 AT AMAZON

Nintendo Switch Game Releases

If you love to unwind to cozy amphibian-themed games, then Time on Frog Island should be the next title your play through. Complete missions, gather resources and build objects all while following your dog-sized tadpole around. Time on Frog Island launches on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5 and Xbox One on May 27.

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$35 AT AMAZON

Revel in your favorite Atari comfort game with Pac-Man Museum + which debuts on May 27. As a part of the launch-day special, you can get 5 special Gashapon Pac-Man figures that you can display in your virtual Pac-Man arcade. In addition to the Nintendo Switch, Pac-Man Museum + will also be available on the PS4 and PS5.

$30 AT BEST BUY
$30 AT AMAZON

Xbox One/Series X Game Releases

Dolmen
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If you love sci-fi games, then you'll love fighting through an alien infestation in deep space in Dolmen. Fight through some gigantic extraterrestrial bosses and even some alien rhinos. Starting May 20, Dolmen will be available on the PS4, PS5, as well as the Xbox Series X.

$40 AT BEST BUY
$40 AT AMAZON

Do you love open-world first-person shooter video games that are also set during historical events? Then, Sniper Elite 5 was essentially made for you. By the way, if you love the previous Sniper Elite games, you'll be happy to know that the Kill Cam has returned to this fifth installment of the franchise. This title launches on the PS4, PS5 and Xbox on May 26.

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Explore the Wizarding World and uncover the hidden truth of Hogwarts. The release date for "Hogwarts Legacy" is to be announced, but get a free $10 gift card with your Best Buy Pre-Order ahead of its release. This hyper-popular title is also available for pre-order on the Nintendo Switch consoles, Sony PS5 and the PS4.

$60 AT AMAZON
$60 AT BEST BUY

Shop Game Consoles:

If you're finally ready to make the commitment and upgrade to the PS5, then here's your chance. 

$743

Whether you're switching to a new console or purchasing this as a gift, the PS4 has more than enough space to store all your favorite titles. 

$521

If you're looking to venture to another gaming console, the Nintendo Switch is the best of both worlds. You can play your favorite titles on the go in handheld mode or settle down and get back into the game from the comfort of your TV. 

$299 AT AMAZON
$300 AT BEST BUY

Update your gameplay with the OLED display screen on this Nintendo Switch console. Instead of relying on backlights, this OLED screen emits its own light to create a more accurate representation of your favorite graphics. Grab the OLED bundle with 64 GB of storage from Amazon, or you can opt for the standard Nintendo Switch OLED Console package at Best Buy to stay on budget. 

$549 AT AMAZON
$350 AT BEST BUY

Only want a handheld console? Then try the Nintendo Switch Lite — it's perfect for portable gameplay. 

$199 AT AMAZON
$200 AT BEST BUY

Play through a ton of games on this Microsoft Xbox Series X 1TB gaming console. Seriously, it comes with thousands of digital games that are just waiting to be played. With a super fast refresh rate, you don't have to wait for ages in a loading screen menu. 

$500

After you nab the Microsoft Xbox Series S console, the only thing you need to do is accessorize your console with your go-to headset and controller. Then, you're ready to start playing your favorite games.

$300

Stream and play 4K content with the Microsoft Xbox One S console.

$499

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