May is the month of Max as Rockstar brings an old, grizzled detective back into action in an elsewise not-so-stellar month of gaming.

Tera (1st on PC)

It’s a big-enough PC game for me to highlight, but fuck, I don’t do MMO’s.

Starhawk (8th on PS3)

The spiritual successor to Warhawk, this time there’ll be a single-player mode and RTS-elements will be introduced with the ability to build and maintain structures to help aid you and your teammates in battle along the game’s standard 3rd-person action.

Sonic 4: Episode 2 (15th on many platforms)

If you want to see an episode III, buy the game and get others to, because Sega is relying on the numbers to see if making an episode III is worth doing.

Max Payne 3 (15th on 360 & PS3, 29th on PC)

Almost 9 years ago I was playing Max Payne 2. This month, Rockstar is bringing back one of the greats when it comes to “Bullet Time”. It looks like Max has aged that much from the last game to this one, and the action appears to be just as fun as ever.

Remedy and Sam Lake aren’t working/writing on this game, but the interesting change is in it being done by Rockstar and Dan Houser. In preparation for the forthcoming Grand Theft Auto V, you can establish a crew in MP3’s multiplayer and carry them over to GTA V.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (22nd on PS3 & 360, June 12th on PC)

So as a Plus member, GR:FS automatically downloaded on my PS3, but I was not able to get online because apparently people aren’t playing it. I’m a fan of Halo and CoD’s matchmaking system and really nobody else’s.

Future Soldier has been in the ether for about 3 years now, so it’s good to finally see it come out. The part that interested me most was Gunsmith, the weapons customization system and how Kinect was implemented to use that mode and the shooting range.

Sorcery (22nd on PS3)

This was one of the first games shown when PlayStation Move debuted at E3 2010 and actually did look interesting, but it’s taken up until this month to get the game out. The marketing philosophy for Move has changed since then, so Sorcery likely won’t sell as much as it could’ve during Move’s earlier days.

Resistance: Burning Skies (29th on Vita)

An FPS for a handheld, but thankfully, it’s the dual-thumbstick Vita. This particular Resistance falls in between Fall of Man and Retribution, both taking place before 2 and is one of the big titles to come out for the Vita since the system’s launch. There is a possibility that this could be Resistance’s last game, so I as a Resistance fan am looking for a fun way to possibly close out my time with the series.

Other games releasing in May:

  • Mortal Kombat (1st on Vita)
  • Akai Katana (16th on 360)
  • Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland (22nd on PS3)
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (29th on most systems)
  • Silent Hill: Book of Memories (31st on Vita)