Here are all of May’s 2017 Game Releases, DLC, PS Plus and Xbox Gold freebies in one place. Yeh, we’re really nice.
It’s easy to get lost in the sheer number of May 2017 game releases, remasters, re-releases, DLC, and freebies.
You don’t want to get surprised by a huge release because, let’s face it, they cost an arm and a leg. Hell, you might not even have time to play everything after work, studies, and other obligations.
After searching for a list myself and finding page after page of incomplete lists, I decided to do a proper job and collect any and all of the upcoming May 2017 game releases, remasters, re-releases, DLC, and subscription freebies in one place.
I’ve even split them up into handy categories, because who the hell wants a list that’s so long your eyes glaze over?
Not me. Let’s go.
May 2017 game releases by date
Although there are relatively few massive releases come mid-year, there are still plenty of new and interesting games to tempt even the most discerning gamer.
A quick note before we begin though: These dates may change depending on your region (some releases are a couple of days later in Europe). And although I’ve cross-referenced every entry, there are one or two games which have a release date that isn’t set or certain.
- GNOG (PS4) – 2nd May
- Super Rude Bear Resurrection (PC, PS4) – 2nd / 5th May (conflicting sources on this one)
- AFL Evolution (PS4, Xbox One) – 5th May
- Prey (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 5th May
- World to the West (PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One, Wii U) – 5th May
- Birthdays: The Beginning (PC, PS4) – 9th May
- NBA Playgrounds (Switch) – 9th May
- Strafe (PC, Mac, Linux, PS4) – 9th May
- Farpoint (PSVR) – 16th May
- Injustice 2 (PS4, Xbox One, Andriod iOS) – 16th May
- The Surge (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 16th May
- Bokida: Heartfelt Reunion (PC) – 17th May
- Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days (PC) – 18th May
- Endless Space 2 (PC) – 19th May
- Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 19th May
- Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentina (3DS) – 20th May
- Impact Winter (PC) – 23rd May
- Mirage: Arcane Warfare (PC) – 23rd May
- Steel Division: Normandy 44 (PC) – 23rd May
- Battalion 1944 closed alpha (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 26th May
- Friday the 13th: The Game (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 26th May
- Get Even (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 26th May
- Rime (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 26th May
- Star Trek: Bridge Crew (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Playstation VR) – 30th May
- Danger Zone (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – ??? May
Gaming remasters and re-releases this May 2017
Whether they’re being released outside of Japan for the first time, getting a remastered version, or spreading to a different console, there are still plenty of releases in the coming month to keep you occupied.
Hell, you’d have a full schedule even if you didn’t buy a single “new” game.
- The Caligula Effect (PS Vita) – 2nd May
- TumbleSeed (Switch) – May 2nd
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd (PC) – 3rd May
- Dreamfall Chapters: The Final Cut (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 5th May
- Butcher (PS4) – 9th May (could change, as the resource for this date isn’t foolproof)
- Human Fall Flat (PS4) – 9th May
- LocoRoco Remastered (PS4) – 9th May
- Lethal League (PS4, Xbox One) – 10th May
- Minecraft (Switch) – 11th May
- Demon’s Crystals (PS4, Xbox One) – 12th May
- Human Fall Flat (Xbox One) – 12th May
- Akiba’s Beat (PS4, PS Vita) – 16th May
- Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds (PS Vita) – 16th May
- Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy (PC, PS Vita) – 16th May
- Portal Knights (PS4, Xbox One) – 19th May
- Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (Wii U) – 23rd May
- Disgaea 5 (Switch) – 23rd May
- Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada (PC, PS4) – 23rd May
- Shu (PS Vita) – 23rd May
- Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception (PS4, PS Vita) – 23rd May
- Drive Girls (PS Vita) – 26th May
- Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 (PS3, PS4) – 26th May
- Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Switch) – 26th May
- Lock’s Quest (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 30th May
- Victor Vran: Overkill Edition (PS4, Xbox One) – 30th May
- Ys Origin (PS Vita) – 30th May
After the positive reviews for Nier and hype for Nier: Automata’s Steam release, it’s safe to say I’ve been doing a lot of gaming. Nioh is still taking up a huge chunk of my spare time. Then May comes along and sees the release of DLC packs for both of them.
I’m not complaining, I’m just letting you know why I won’t be available for the next week straight.
- NieR: Automata “3C3C1D119440927” DLC – 2nd May
- Nioh “Dragon of the North” DLC and PvP update – 2nd May
- Steep “Winterfest” DLC – 3rd May
- Forza Horizon 3 “Hot Wheels” expansion – 9th May
PS Plus freebies
Although it doesn’t have the backwards compatibility of Xbox Gold, PS Plus still has a cracking lineup for May. The choice to give American subscribers ABZU and European ones Alienation seems a little odd to me, but both are great games, so no blood, no foul.
- Blood Knights
- Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants
- Alienation (in North America this will be swapped out for ABZU)
- Laser Disco Defenders
- Tales From The Borderlands
Xbox Gold freebies
Xbox Gold have a couple of solid titles in their spring lineup, with a strong Star Wars theme throughout. Also, if you own an Xbox One, remember that the selection of 360 freebies is available to you too.
Backwards compatibility is awesome.
- Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (1-31 May)
- Lara Croft and the Temple Of Osiris (16 May – 15 June)
All in all, these May 2017 game releases are shaping up to give us yet another great month of entertainment. If I manage to clear my current backlog, that is…
If you think I missed any releases, let me know in the comments and I’ll add them to the list!