We’re surging towards the end of spring. Now, with May 2021’s PC game releases and content drops, we’ll see offerings such as Resident Evil Village, Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Biomutant, King of Seas, and Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground. The month also has remasters, re-releases, ports, DLCs, and new seasons, including Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster, Days Gone, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids, and Destiny 2‘s upcoming season. Moreover, among other PC game releases in May 2021, there are also those leaving or entering Early Access like Subnautica: Below Zero, Solasta: Crown of the Magister, Frozenheim, and GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon.
Note: Take a look at our April 2021 article to see if you missed out on a game this past month. For all the other content drops this year, and those in 2022 and beyond, check out our full PC game release dates listing.
May 2021 PC game releases: Resident Evil Village, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Biomutant, and more
Almighty: Kill Your Gods (Runwild Entertainment): May 5 (Early Access)
This action RPG lets you team up with three other buddies to take on monsters and gods.
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition (4A Games): May 6
Metro Exodus is already a beautiful game and this new edition (which will be free to all owners) is designed with ray-tracing in mind. Make no mistake, you need ridiculously beefy hardware for this one. You can see the system requirements in the image below.
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Skate City (Agens/Room8): May 6
Do your flips and grinds all over town.
Resident Evil Village (Capcom): May 7
The eighth major installment in the Resident Evil franchise brings you more survival horror and action. Please note that the multiplayer game, Resident Evil Re:Verse was supposed to launch alongside Resident Evil Village. Unfortunately, it has been delayed until later this summer.
Nongunz: Doppelganger Edition (Brainwash Gang): May 7
Originally released in 2017, this remastered version of the Metroidvania roguelike (or roguevania) features an arena mode and local co-op. You’ll need to kill quickly in order to increase your combo count.
Hood: Outlaws & Legends (Sumo Digital): May 10
Two teams with four players each will attempt to complete daring heists in this grim and brutal medieval world.
Retro Machina (Orbit Studio): May 12
This adventure platformer has you solving puzzles while playing as a robot.
Destiny 2 upcoming season (Bungie): May 11
Bungie is yet to release more info about Destiny 2‘s upcoming season. However, we do know that the Vault of Glass will make its return.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids (Ubisoft): May 13
The first expansion for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Wrath of the Druids, was supposed to release this April. It was hit with a delay and it’ll now launch in May. It’ll feature Eivor facing off against threats in haunted forests, all while attempting to gain influence with the Gaelic kings.
GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon (Konami): May 13 (Early Access)
The original GetsuFumaDen released in 1987, never making it outside Japan. It comes as quite a surprise that the title will end up with a sequel set 1,000 years after the events that have transpired. This action roguelike with Metroidvania elements will be entering Early Access this May 2021.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition (BioWare): May 14
This compendium contains the original Mass Effect trilogy in remastered form.
Subnautica: Below Zero (Unknown Worlds Entertainment): May 14
The sequel to Subnautica lets you explore the frigid depths. It leaves Early Access this May 2021.
Days Gone (Bend Studio): May 18
Originally a PS4 exclusive, Days Gone has you exploring a post-pandemic open-world to survive an unforgiving landscape.
Essays on Empathy (Deconstructeam): May 18
Publisher Devolver Digital sure does love quirky and offbeat stuff, and this compendium from Deconstructeam is no exception. You’ve got 10 short games, including one about a hitman’s flower arrangements and comedians’ careers mixed with deck-based mechanics.
Elite Dangerous: Odyssey (Frontier Developments): May 19
From exploring the vast unknown of space, players will finally be able to traverse planets in this Elite Dangerous expansion.
Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition (Failbetter Games): May 19
Sunless Skies originally released in early 2019 (you can check out our review of it). The Sovereign Edition, meanwhile, adds improvements to character progression, a new engine, trading options, and more. It’ll be a free update for current owners.
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Frozenheim (Paranoid Interactive): May 20 (Early Access)
In Frozenheim, you’ll lead a band of Viking warriors as you attempt to live off the land. The game features RTS combat and city management mechanics.
Knockout City (Velan Studios/EA): May 21
As the game’s tagline says: “It’s not dodgeball. It’s dodgebrawl!” Knockout City is all about forming a team and doing zany moves to take out your rivals. It also features crossplay for PCs and other consoles.
Biomutant (THQ Nordic): May 25
An open-world adventure game that combines shooting, melee combat, martial arts, and even mutant abilities.
Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster (Atlus): May 25
17 years after Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne released, a remastered version that has HD graphics will arrive for PCs this May 2021.
King of Seas (3DClouds): May 25
Explore a procedurally-generated world, sail uncharted waters, find treasures, and blast opposing ships to the bottom of the ocean.
Capcom Arcade Stadium (Capcom): May 25
Capcom Arcade Stadium contains a plethora of the studio’s greatest coin-op hits from 1984 to 2001. The initial download contains 1943: The Battle of Midway. However, there are also three packs that you can purchase separately. Some of the games here include Bionic Commando, Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Final Fight, Strider, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, and Battle Circuit.
Erica (Flavourworks): May 25
Erica is an FMV-based interactive thriller. It originally released for the PS4 a couple of years ago, and it’s now making its way to PCs.
Solasta: Crown of the Magister (Tactical Adventures): May 27
Solasta: Crown of the Magister became an Early Access title last year. It’ll finally have its official launch this May 2021. It’s a CRPG that aims to stay true to the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop ruleset.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground (Gasket Games): May 27
The winds are churning and the realms are getting ready for war. In this turn-based tactics game, you can lead the Stormcast Eternals, Nighthaunt, and Maggotkin armies.
What do you think about May 2021’s offerings? Are there any PC game releases and content drops you’re looking forward to this month? Let us know.
Note: All release dates are for North America.