Dinosaurs and indie gems mark the next wave of May Xbox Game Pass games

Xbox Game Pass May 2022

Life, uh, finds a way

Another wave of games is headed to Xbox Game Pass this month, and a good number of them hit today. The back-half of May has some pretty interesting offerings; not as many big AAA hits, but some indie gems that are very worth your time.

Leading the charge is Jurassic World Evolution 2, the sequel to Frontier’s original dino-park management sim. It’s got a new campaign and, of course, plenty of new dinosaurs to keep in their pens. You’re going to keep them in their pens, right?

The indies are especially out in full force for May, though. Sam Barlow’s FMV text-search mystery Her Story joins the PC Game Pass lineup. Serene witch game Little Witch in the Woods arrives day-one to Game Preview on both console and PC Game Pass, if you want to explore the woods and live that daily witch life.

Umurangi Generation is coming to cloud, console, and PC on Game Pass, and is frankly an absolute must-play. Its mix of Pokemon Snap-style camera gameplay and incredible storytelling is well worth your time. Later this month, the PC smash-hit Vampire Survivors also brings idle demon-slaying onto the PC Game Pass selection. Plus, there are several day-one launches, like indie strategy game Floppy Knights and the full launch of Hardspace: Shipbreakers. Find the full lineup below, as well as what’s leaving Game Pass in the near future:

Arriving on Xbox Game Pass in May 2022

  • Her Story (PC) – May 17
  • Jurassic World Evolution 2 (Cloud, console, PC) – May 17
  • Little Witch in the Woods (Game preview on console, PC) – May 17
  • Skate (Cloud via EA Play) – May 17
  • Umurangi Generation Special Edition (Cloud, console, PC) – May 17
  • Farming Simulator 22 (Cloud, console, PC) – May 19
  • Vampire Survivors (PC) – May 19
  • Floppy Knights (Cloud, console, PC) – May 24
  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker (PC) – May 24
  • Sniper Elite 5 (Console, PC) – May 26
  • Cricket 22 (PC) – May 27
  • Pac-Man Museum+ (Cloud, console, PC) – May 27

Leaving Xbox Game Pass on May 31, 2022

  • EA Sports NHL 20 (Console)
  • Farming Simulator 19 (Cloud, console, PC)
  • Knockout City (Console, PC)
  • Resident Evil 7 Biohazard (Cloud, console, PC)
  • Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest (PC)
  • Superhot Mind Control Delete (Cloud, console, PC)
  • Yes Your Grace (Cloud, console, PC)
Eric Van Allen