“Sniper Elite 5”, “Evil Dead The Game”, “Vampire: The Masquerade”: what are we playing in May?

In the video game department, this month of May marks the arrival of some new features that have been long overdue. To start with Sniper Elite 5, which could satisfy fans of long distance shooting and infiltration. Five years after the fourth opus, this shooting game tries to rekindle the hearts of gamers with a more classic formula. We also sign the return to play of the cinematographic saga: Evil Dead: The Game, a 3D action game focused on cooperation and multiplayer. A real gift for cinephiles, the work will also mark the arrival of Bruce Campbell in person, the main actor of the three films. evil Dead, lending his voice to his character. Overview of the new products of the month.

“Wildcat Gun Machine”, a beast of war

Daedalic Entertainment has decided to celebrate its 15th anniversary in explosive fashion with the release of Wildcat gun machine. An isometric view shooter on vitamins that mixes sci-fi settings, nice kittens and “Lovecraftian” inspired monsters.

The German studio promises a challenge for labyrinthine dungeon addicts who like to clean up by digging at all costs. You will have at your disposal a rather complete arsenal with 40 types of weapons as well as essential improvements to become a real beast of war. Be careful, the hordes of enemies do not arrive randomly and it will take a minimum of strategy to avoid deadly ambushes.

Wildcat Gun Machine / Publisher: Chunkybox Games Daedalic Entertainment / available on PS4 – Xbox One – Switch and PC from May 4

“Sniper Elite 5”, the hunt for Nazis

France is in the line of fire in the 5th opus of the shooting simulation Sniper Elite. Infiltrated behind the lines in 1944, he will have to show audacity and discretion to thwart the plans of the Nazis and change the course of the war. You play Karl Fairburne, an American soldier responsible for weakening the defenses of the Atlantic Wall and who discovers, thanks to the resistance, a secret German project to prevent the landing: Operation Kraken.

The Rebellion studio series has been in constant progression for years and if we are still far from the technical standards of a AAA whose budgets are much higher, the title no longer has to be ashamed and is now eagerly awaited by shooting enthusiasts. long distance and infiltration. The famous “Kill-cams” which offer a slow motion of the ball going through the body of your opponents are still present and will allow you to revise your applied anatomy lessons. Finally, be aware that the single-player campaign is fully playable for two in online cooperation and that a multiplayer mode will of course be offered upon release.

Sniper Elite 5 / editor: Rebellion / available on PS5 and PS4, Xbox One and Series and PC from May 26.

“Evil Dead: The Game”: the bloodbath

Evil Dead, Sam Raimi’s famous horror saga launched in 1981, made an impression with its black humor and the hectoliters of hemoglobin it poured on the unfortunate characters in its films. Evil Dead: The Game offers you to take their place and face demonic entities determined to drown you in your own blood. Chainsaw, axes, improvised weapons, you will have enough to defend yourself against these hordes that can arise from anywhere and at any time. The action takes place in the middle of gloomy forests and chilling scenery in a very 80s atmosphere, you can also embody Bruce Campbell, the cult actor of the film series.

The game is clearly oriented multiplayer, in coop or in versus and promises frank parts of fun between bursts of fright and improbable eliminations. Be careful, demonic spirits can take possession of your avatar and start hitting your teammates which could make them slightly less cooperative. That said, it may not be such a bad thing since it will apparently be possible to play a diabolical character with tantalizing powers for the person who embodies him but less for those around him. The title seems full of surprises, good or bad and should arouse the unhealthy curiosity of all those who like to play scare.

Evil Dead: The Game /editor: Boss Team Games and Saber Interactive / available on PS5 and PS4 – Xbox One and Series – Switch and PC from May 13

“Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong”: wood without thirst

Sharpen your canines! In Vampire: The Masquerade you will play as a blood drinker with mystical powers. Taken from the eponymous paper role-playing game, the title from the Bordeaux studio Big Bad Wolf plunges you into the meanders of a dark and mysterious Boston where the secret community of vampires is about to be discovered and potentially destroyed. You will have to investigate to find out what is going on and try to save face from the Masquerade: the vampiric law that hides the existence of the creatures of the night from humans.

The role-playing game is intended to be very close to the paper version which has become a reference in the small world of role-players. Focused on narrative and choices, the title remains linear but offers many possibilities for distinct endings. The three vampires that you play alternately have very different character sheets and therefore varied powers, but they are all subject to the same bloodlust. This visceral thirst and the management you have of it are essential components of the game and greatly influence the story and the unfolding of events. Feeding by sucking the blood of humans has a cost but allows you to have extremely powerful powers which will be essential to the resolution of the investigations, it is up to you to see how far you are ready to go to save your community.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong /editor: Big Bad Wolf bigben / available on PS5 and PS4 – Xbox One and Series – Switch and PC from May 19

“Souldiers”: 2D is popular

After the undeniable success of the last Metroid2D games have taken on new colors and are no longer afraid to show off. souldiers deploys its platforms in a medieval fantasy universe in pixel art and allows itself to offer a seemingly gigantic open world. Warrior, mage or archer, the choice of character is quite short but the differences in gameplay are drastic and encourage you to try everything to discover the facets of the game.

Intense fights and puzzles follow one another in this title that gives pride of place to exploration. Passages hidden or only accessible thanks to talents obtained during the game, you have to search every corner and know how to go back to hope to find legendary rewards. Attention, 2D does not rhyme with ease. The pitfalls are numerous, often lethal and make souldierson arrival, a rather demanding game that could be one of the nice surprises of this spring.

souldiers /editor: RetroForge / available on Switch and PC from May 19

“Dolmen”: fear on the mine

Dolmen is a newcomer to the long list of “Souls like”, i.e. games which, inspired by the series of souls, force you to master your character well by stalling on enemy attacks and performing devastating parries and counterattacks. In this science fiction universe, you land on a mining planet in the grip of total chaos. The diggers have obviously dug too deep and awakened entities not inclined to talk.

We will therefore have to do a bit of cleaning and investigate the origins of the evil. Despite a rather poor artistic direction, the title still has some advantages such as a fairly advanced Craft system, energies to be used wisely and a varied bestiary. Apprentice cleaners will have to count about fifteen hours to reach the end of the tunnel.

Dolmen /editor: Massive Work Studio / available on PS5 – PS4 – Xbox One and Series and PC from May 20

“MX vs ATV Legends”: make way for bikers

After an episode All Out unconvincing, off-road vehicle simulation MX vs. ATV go over the gas with Legends. The engine has been changed and the THQ Nordic studio promises a brand new career mode that would give pride of place to customization and allow it to find the podiums in the hearts of bikers.

For the moment, we know above all that we will be able to do laps on the super cross, in Motocross and in Trial and that there will be a multiplayer mode with 16 participants. The first images revealed are rather pleasant and suggest that we can also take beautiful walks by the sea.

MX vs. ATV Legends / publisher: Rainbow Studios THQ Nordic / available on PS5 – PS4 – Xbox One and Series and PC from May 24

“Pac-Man Museum +”: from the arcade to a pac

Pac-Man Museum + is an improved version of the compilation already released in 2014 which includes fourteen games of the famous hungry ball. In addition to playing Pac-Man, Bandai Namco invites you to become the manager of your own arcade by letting your most unbridled creativity speak to decorate this place so emblematic of fans of the license in a unique way.

If you don’t know where to start, here are the original titles that you can find in the compilation: Pac-Man, Super Pac-Man, Pac & Pal, Pac-Land, Pac-Mania, Pac-Attack, Pac-In-Time, Pac-Man Arrangement Arcade version, Pac-Man Arrangement CS version, Pac-Man Championship Edition , Pac Motos, Pac’N Roll Remix, Pac-Man Battle Royale, Pac-Man 256.

Pac-Man Museum + /editor: bandai namco / available on PS4 – One – Switch and PC from May 27

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