Microsoft recently pulled the curtain back on the new Xbox Game Pass games coming to the service in the back-half of May 2022, which consists of 12 games total and six day one releases. The new Xbox Game Pass games for May 2022 are spread out across consoles, PC, and the cloud, something that’s readily apparent with the new Xbox Game Pass games added on Thursday, May 19.
As of Thursday, May 19, Game Pass subscribers can check out Farming Simulator 22 on PC, consoles, or the cloud, while those on PC Game Pass have exclusive access to Vampire Survivors. It’s worth pointing out that one of the perks of an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription is access to PC Game Pass content, so those who are signed up for the highest-tier can check it out, assuming they have a PC available.
Farming Simulator 22 comes just as Farming Simulator 19 is being removed from Game Pass, so fans of the farming sim franchise should still be plenty busy. For those who may not be aware of the franchise, the Farming Simulator games are just as their name implies: farming simulators. While it may not seem like a good fit for competitive gamers, an esports community has sprouted up around the Farming Simulator games. Those who normally wouldn’t give simulation games a try should consider checking out Farming Simulator 22 while it’s available on Game Pass.
New Xbox Game Pass Games for May 2022
- Her Story (PC) – May 17
- Jurassic World Evolution 2 (Cloud/Console/PC) – May 17
- Little Witch in the Woods (Console/PC) – May 17
- Skate (Cloud) – 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
Vampire Survivors, meanwhile, is an interesting indie game that combines bullet hell and roguelite elements with an old-school Gothic art style. The game didn’t get much attention at first, but it has since developed a dedicated following thanks to its action-packed gameplay where players mow down hundreds of enemies that crowd the screen at a single time. Its availability on PC Game Pass should expand Vampire Survivors‘ audience that much further, and it will be interesting to see if a console port is ever produced.
After Vampire Survivors and Farming Simulator 22 are added to Xbox Game Pass, subscribers will still have five new games to look forward to in the second half of May 2022, with four of those being brand-new, day one releases. May 24 will see the addition of Floppy Knights and Hardspace: Shipbreaker, while Sniper Elite 5 hits Game Pass on May 26. May 27 will be the last day that new games are added to Xbox Game Pass for May 2022, as that’s when Cricket 22 and Pac-Man Musem+ are added to the lineup.