PS4 game releases for May 2014
I think we're at that time of the year where every month becomes a big month for video game releases. And as more and more people pick up next-gen systems, we'll start to see more games released for PS4. We're beginning to see it with the PlayStation 4 which has quite a few blockbusters launching this month, including Wolfenstein: The New Order and Watch Dogs.
In a little over the month at E3 in June, we'll see what's in store for us in the latter half of 2014, but for now, let's enjoy May 2014's releases for PS4.
Stick it to the Man - May 6, 2014
This month's free PlayStation Plus game for PS4, Stick it to the Man is a humorous platforming adventure game from developer Zoink!. In the game, you play as Ray, who awakes from a coma in a strange world with a giant pink spaghetti arm sticking out of his brain. Aside from the weird look, this arm gives him awesome powers, allowing him to change the world around him by folding it, tearing it, pulling stickers off and sticking them elsewhere.
Outlast: Whistleblower (DLC) - May 6, 2014
Outlast: Whistleblower is the expansion to Red Barrels' survival horror game. In it, you play as Waylon Park, a software engineer under contract with Murkoff and the man who emailed journalists around the world -- including Miles -- at the beginning of Outlast.
“Spending a couple of weeks at Mount Massive, during which he was unable to even talk to his wife and son in Boulder thanks to strict security protocols, Waylon developed a deep-seated distrust of the profit-motivated scientists and doctors leading dangerous and irresponsible experiments on their patients. Identifying with those poor souls fueled Waylon’s anger, and set the stage for his unmasking of Mount Massive’s rotten core," Red Barrels explains of the DLC.
MLB 14: The Show - May 6, 2014
For the past few months, Sony and Major League Baseball have been telling us that "Baseball is better." Though the PS3 version was fantastic, MLB 14: The Show is going to be even better on the PS4. And here's why.
Sportsfriends - May 6, 2014
Bound by Flame - May 9, 2014
In Bound by Flame, you play as a mercenary possessed by a flame demon, tasked with saving the world from destruction caused by a massive evil army led by the seven ice lords. It's basically your straightforward action-RPG -- skill trees, lots of loot, and tons of monsters to slay. What's unique, however, is the game's combat system which lets you isntantly switch between two stances (Fighter with heavy weapons, and Ranger with dual wield daggers) and use with either stance some destructive pyromancer powers.
Transistor - May 20, 2014
Transistor is a sci-fi themed action RPG from Supergiant Games, the same developers that brought us Bastion. In it, you wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown orgiin, using it to fight through a stunning futuristic city. Similar to Bastion, gameplay seamlessly integrates thoughtful strategic planning with fast-paced action and rich atmospheric storytelling. We had a chance to go hands-on with the game at PAX East last month; you can read our impressions here.
Wolfenstein: The New Order - May 20, 2014
Get ready to kill some Nazis. Taking place in the 1960s, Wolfenstein: The New Order is set in an alternate universe where Nazis won World War II with the help of some powerful and mysterious advanced technology. With the Nazi regime now ruling the globe, it's up to you -- B.J. Blackowicz -- to save the day. How you do so is up to you.
As a reminder, anyone who pre-orders Wolfenstein: The New order will be invited to the beta for the new Doom game (formerly referred to as Doom 4). Bethesda hasn't yet announced when the beta will begin, but prior to its start Bethesda will email pre-order customers with additional info.
Watch Dogs - May 27, 2014
Finally! After seemingly spending an eternity in developer, Ubisoft is finally set to release its open-world, hacker-centric adventure, Watch Dogs. Set in Chicago, a city run by a central network of computers known as the Central Operating System (ctOS), you play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker seeking revenge on the group responsible for a violent family tragedy. With the use of his smartphone, Pearce can hack into the city's technology, manipulate his surroundings and uncover key data on Chicago's residents. Though the general public was unable to go hands-on with the game, we did have a lengthy preview session where we learned more about the single player and multiplayer.
And seriously, May is just the beginning. With E3 right around the corner, I'm sure we'll see tons of other games planned for the coming months.