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The Best Games of 2013: May Releases

by on April 30, 2013   Twitter   Google+  

As we inch closer to the halfway point of 2013, the month of May brings a few noteworthy titles to keep us busy right up until E3. Highly coveted titles like Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and Metro: Last Light are just a few of the games already being billed as surprise hits among both gamers and critics alike. The following list highlights 10 games coming out this month along with videos and links for more info on each game. Without further ado, here are the Best Games of 2013 for the month of May.

Full Title: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Developers: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC
Release Date: May 1st (North America and Europe)

The critically acclaimed Far Cry series broke new ground with the release of their insanely brilliant first-person shooter Far Cry 3. Naturally, the talented team behind the game could have stopped there and moved on to the next installment in the Far Cry series.However, after crafting such a masterful and intense experience, they decided to revisit Far Cry 3 with a much more playful approach. The end result is a futuristic, stand-alone title that's simply out of this world. If you don't believe me, you should do yourself a favor and check out our comprehensive review of the game right HERE.

Full Title: Deus EX: Human Revolution Director's Cut
Developers: Eidos Montreal
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: Wii U
Release Date: May 7th (North America)

Shortly after Gary A. Swaby reviewed Deus EX: Human Revolution way back in 2011, I picked up the game myself to see if his score was justified. To this very day, I'm still am 100% convinced that this was without a doubt one of 2011's most impressive games. Wii U owners have been looking for games to play for quite awhile, and I firmly believe this is a great place to start. Even though the game remains dated, the new functionality options offered by the Wii U should give this game a fresh perspective for both new and old fans of the franchise.

Full Title: Dust 514
Developers: CCP Shanghai
Publisher: CCP Games
Platforms: PlayStation 3
Release Date: May 14th (North America and Europe)

Sony's ambitious free-to-play first-person shooter has been in development for quite awhile now. Originating from and connected to the popular EVE Online franchise, Dust 514 is expected to contain several elements of massively multiplayer online games. The only difference here is that the game functions off the cause and effect theory were actions committed in one game leads to political ramifications in the other game. The concept as a whole sounds very interesting and is definitely worth a try if you're a fan of first-person shooters.

Full Title: Metro: Last Light
Developers: 4A Games
Publisher: Deep Silver
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 & PC
Release Date: May 14th (North America) May 17th (Europe)

When fans of Metro 2034 learned that THQ was going under, many feared for the life of this title and questioned whether or not it would hit stores. Luckily, Deep Silver's acquisition of this survival horror FPS does give hope to many and the confirmed mid-May release date signals that the wait is almost over.

Full Title: Resident Evil: Revelations
Developers: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC
Release Date: May 21st (North America) May 24th (Europe)

When Resident Evil: Revelations hit the Nintendo 3DS last year, I became annoyed by the fact that the game could only be played on the 3DS. Once Resident Evil 6 hit stores and failed to reach it's estimated sales projections, Capcom decided to bring Revelations over to every other console. The end result is a game that can restore some grace to the highly criticized franchise and give fans a glimmer of hope that survival horror games can still exist in today's crowded gaming market.

Full Title: Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
Developers: Techland
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC
Release Date: May 22nd (North America and Europe)

Fresh off their work on Dead Island: Riptide, Polish developer Techland has been hard at work on the next game in the infamous Call of Juarez series. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger will bring a western genre feel back to the first-person shooter franchise. The game will also be a download only title available over Xbox live arcade, PlayStation Network, and Steam. If you're a longtime fan of the series, then you definitely owe it to yourself to check it out towards the end of May.

Full Title: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
Developers: NeocoreGames
Publisher: NeocoreGames
Platforms: Xbox 360, and PC
Release Date: May 22nd (North America and Europe)

Independent development studio NeocoreGames has been hard at work on a new Van Helsing game. This unique action RPG title focuses on the trials and tribulations of a young Van Helsing as he evolves into the hero we all know today. Judging by the video above, the game carries an engaging combat system that many may favor for it's similarities to other games. If you're a fan of action RPGS, then definitely keep an eye on this one.

Full Title: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
Developers: Monster Games
Publisher: Nintendo
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: May 24th (North America and Europe)

The Nintendo 3DS has already had a landmark year for releases thanks in part to phenomenal titles like Fire Emblem: Awakening and Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon. The launch of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D towards the end of May will only fuel that fire and prove to people once and for all that now is the best time to buy a 3DS.

Full Title: Fuse
Developers: Insomniac Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platforms: Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3
Release Date: May 28th (North America) May 31st (Europe)

Insomniac's first official foray into the multiplatform ecosystem begins with their four player cooperative action video game Fuse. Originally named Overstrike, Fuse has been kept under wraps for quite awhile. The video above gives a preview of gameplay from the perspective of one of the game's four main characters. Overall, the futuristic vibe looks promising and knowing Ted price we can expect this game to offer a fun experience for most gamers.

Full Title: GRID 2
Developers: Codemasters Southam
Publisher: Codemasters
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC
Release Date: May 28th (North America) May 31st (Europe)

Racing game fans typically look forward to the month of May every year because it's usually when the next DIRT game comes out. Unfortunately for many, that's not the case this year as it's believed that the next installment in the DIRT series is currently being developed for next-gen consoles. On the other hand, GRID 2 can offer some incentives for those who absolutely must have their racing game fix satisfied. Acting as the sequel to Race Driver: GRID, GRID is expected to offer more exotic location spots, top quality graphics, and intuitive controls. If you're a fan of Codemasters brand of racing games, then you'll find yourself right at home with this title.

This concludes my list of the best games worth picking up this month. Will any of you guys be purchasing any of these titles? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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