While there might be some disappointment surrounding this month's Games With Gold, there are some cracking titles coming to Xbox Game Pass in May.
Things kick off on May 2 with Nazi-slaughtering shooter Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus and richly drawn pixel art strategy game Wargroove. Then on May 9 you can grab deep space explore 'em up Tacoma, survival game Surviving Mars, and MMO Black Desert Online. On May 10 low poly RPG For The King is being added to the service and on May 16 you'll get melee-focused action game The Surge and Lego Batman 3.
There will be even more games announced later in the month.
For me, the standout is Wolfenstein 2. I blasted through the last Wolfenstein with a smile on my face the entire time, it felt like diving back into the shooters of the early 2000s. It was a great linear campaign, with chunky weapons, tonnes of enemies, and a good dose of hyper-violence. I've heard excellent things about the sequel so I'll probably chomp through that this weekend - no better way to spend a bank holiday than killing nazis.
I played Wargroove back at launch and, while I love the art style, found its turn-based strategy to be a grind. Which is a real shame because its character design is gorgeous, and one of the commanders of your fantasy army is a dog called Caeser. Considering it will be free if you have a Game Pass subscription it's worth trying and making up your own mind on it, because while I didn't like it I know a lot of people who have loved Wargroove.
The Surge is lovely for scratching the Dark Souls itch, though it's not just FromSoftware's formula set in space, developer Deck 13 brings a lot of ideas to the table. One of the key systems of the game is that you can graft enemy weapons onto your character's exosuit. However, to get those weapons you'll have to take from your enemy intact, meaning rather than beat the enemy to death, you have to carve the limb holding the weapon form their body. After you slip into The Surge's groove you'll find that when you see enemies, you don't see them as people, but a walking pile of resources to be dissected for parts.
All in all, May is a good month to be a Game Pass subscriber.What would it take you to sign up for Game Pass? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter.
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