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5 Most Anticipated PlayStation 5 Games Coming Out in May 2023



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The PlayStation 5 as a console is immensely powerful and has slowly been building a library of phenomenal games. The console can create vast worlds with stellar gameplay and great stories to boot. In the upcoming month of May, there are quite a few titles on the horizon that players have been looking forward to for quite some time. So without further ado, please enjoy our picks for the 5 Most Anticipated PlayStation 5 Games Coming Out in May 2023.

5. Monster Menu: The Scavenger's Cookbook

We begin by starting our list off with a tantalizing and tasty-looking entry. Monster menu: The Scavenger's Cookbook is a game in which players will be able to fight monsters and cook them up using elaborate recipes. This makes for a creative yet satisfying gameplay loop that will keep players playing for hours on end. However, that isn't the only way to play the game, as it is incredibly accessible and also encourages a pickup-and-play playstyle. There is also a varied cast of characters for players to enjoy the tasty treats alongside as well.

This, coupled with the extensive dungeon exploration system, means players will certainly have plenty to do in the game. Firstly, this gives the gameplay a great sense of variety, as you will switch between cooking and running dungeons. Secondly, the extensive amount of recipes means that there is plenty of content to grind and go after if you so choose. Lastly, Monster Menu: The Scavenger's Cookbook just appears to be an all-around great time. So if you are looking forward to a game to play on your PlayStation 5 in May of 2023, definitely check out this title.

4. After Us

We are switching things up pretty considerably. Here we have a title that is a far cry from the cartoony monster munching of Monster MenuAfter Us is a title that hopes to encourage players to pick it up with its stunning visuals and in-depth narrative, players will take on the role of Gaia and must save the souls of as many animals as they can. This by itself is intriguing enough, but the game doesn't stop there. Along your journey, you will explore a world that has been shaped by the death and decay surrounding Gaia. This makes for a bleak tone, even though the art style is rather light.

As a whole, this title hopes to tell a deeper story about humanity. And its connection not only to wildlife but to nature as well. This involves the player being able to see the decay and destruction caused by humans. So if you are looking for a wonderfully artistic platforming title, then definitely make sure that you keep After Us on your radar for PlayStation 5 games coming up in May 2023.

3. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Next on our list, we have an entry that is one of the most anticipated JRPGs on the market. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is an upcoming entry in the fantastic Ys series. For the uninitiated, this is a series that takes what people love about JRPGs and puts its own spin on them. This title specifically falls under the action RPG category. So fans of that subgenre should be able to welcome this title into their library with open arms.

Players will be able to play up to six different characters, each with their own unique style and abilities. This gives the player quite a bit of variety to choose from in terms of the character pool in the game. Additionally, there is a massive emphasis on exploration in the game. So players who like going out of their way to explore every nook and cranny are sure to enjoy this upcoming title. That isn't all, however. As the game also features a riveting story that is sure to impress. Suppose you are a fan of JRPGs or, more specifically ARPGs. Definitely check this title out for the PlayStation 5 when it releases in May 2023.

2. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

The Lord of the Rings is an absolutely monolithic franchise on its own. However, even within the vast amounts of lore about Middle Earth, there remain stories untold. That is where The Lord of the Rings: Gollum comes in. Players will be able to play as the character who was so fixated on the One Ring that it ultimately led to their doom. Players will have to contend with the mountains of Mordor and deal with all the hardships that await them. There is also a bit of duality in the game, as the game's main character has a more innocent, as well as a darker side to them.

This is sure to create some narrative intrigue for the player throughout the game. The gameplay in this game looks to be a wonderful blend of action and stealth gameplay. This makes a ton of sense, as many times in the series, Gollum is seen skulking about. The game appears to be reinforcing the duality in Gollum/Smeagol's character, which is sure to be interesting. So if you are a Lord of the Rings fan or simply want a great game to play soon, definitely check out The Lord of the Rings: Gollum when it releases in May of 2023 for the PlayStation 5.

1. Company of Heroes 3

Company of Heroes 3 is the long-awaited third installment in the Company of Heroes franchise. This game hopes to take the scale and attention to detail, as well as the real-time-strategy combat we know and love from previous games, and elevate it. It hopes to do this in a number of ways. These ways include a new game engine, which hopes to boost the destruction shown within the game. This is a surprisingly underrated element of the previous games, as technology didn't really allow for full-on destruction yet.

The game having destructible environments is wonderful to see, as there are many gaming studios that, to this day, don't have these systems down pat. The sense of scale in the game is also being ramped up considerably. This is quite a feat considering what past games in the series have accomplished. There will also be improvements on the micro level, including improvements to the game's squad system. So if you are looking for one of the most anticipated games to release on PlayStation 5,  check out Company of Heroes 3 when it releases in May 2023.

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.