Xbox Game Pass remains one of the best value propositions in gaming, with a new raft of games arriving on the service each month to continue its unceasing expansion. This month's offerings include high-profile sports simulators, a dazzling dungeon crawler, a charming action RPG and a remaster of a modern classic survival game, many of which are hitting Xbox Game Pass the same day they see wide release.
Here are all the games coming to Xbox Game Pass in May 2022, with descriptions from Microsoft.
Games Arriving on Xbox Game Pass: May 2022
NBA 2K22 (Cloud and Console) – Available Now
"NBA 2K22 puts the entire basketball universe in your hands. Play now in real NBA and WNBA environments against authentic teams and players. Build your own dream team in MyTeam with today’s stars and yesterday’s legends. Live out your own pro journey in MyCareer and experience your personal rise to the NBA. Flex your management skills in MyGM and MyLeague. Anyone, anywhere can hoop in NBA 2K22."
Loot River (Cloud, Console and PC) — Available Day One, May 3
"Available on day one with Game Pass: Explore procedurally generated labyrinths in a dungeon crawling action roguelike that combines tense, real-time combat with spatial block-shifting – slide blocks of ancient ruins, fight bestial abominations, loot, explore, level-up, strategize, cast powerful spells, die and wake up anew."
Trek to Yomi (Cloud, Console and PC) — Available Day One, May 5
"Available on day one with Game Pass: Trek to Yomi is a cinematic action adventure game that follows an enthralling story of Hiroki during his fall against the forces of evil. Experience his heroic return to make good on his failed promise to save the people he sore to protect."
Citizen Sleeper (Cloud, Console and PC) – Available Day One, May 5
"Live the life of an escaped worker, washed-up on a lawless station at the edge of an interstellar society. Inspired by the flexibility and freedom of tabletop RPGs, explore the station, choose your friends, escape your past and change your future."
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition (Cloud, Console and PC) – Available May 10
"On Jabberwock Island, you and your classmates were ready for fun in the sun until Monokuma returned! Trapped in a dangerous situation, you must survive through the class trials. Your only hope rests in solving the island’s mysteries. Plus, Ultimate members can play with native touch controls with cloud gaming on day one, no controller needed!"
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Available Day One, May 10
"Strengthen your bonds with the launch of Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising on Xbox Game Pass. Experience the prewar tales of various characters who will eventually become your companions in Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, the top funded Kickstarter game of 2020 and coming to Game Pass on day one in 2023."
This War of Mine: Final Cut (Cloud, Console and PC) — Available May 10
"In This War of Mine: Final Cut, remastered for Xbox Series X|S, you play a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of necessities and constant danger from snipers and hostiles. It’s an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle."
NHL 22 (Console) – Available May 12
"Experience breakthrough hockey with Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play! NHL 22 is coming soon to The Play List, so all members can hit the ice. Members also get NHL 22 rewards, including World of Chel gear sets, and more."
UPDATE May 17: Xbox revealed a host of new games joining the service. Find more on them below.
Farming Simulator 22 (Cloud, Console and PC) — Available May 19
"Farming Simulator 22 brings a multitude of new gameplay features and offers more content and player freedom than ever before, including new ground working features like mulching or stone picking, an improved build-mode adding greenhouses and beehives, as well as a new character creator to bring your own, individual farmer to life."
Floppy Knight (Cloud, Console and PC) — Available Day One, May 24
"Floppy Knights is a fresh take on two familiar genres: tactics fused with card-game strategy. Join Phoebe and Carlton, a brilliant young inventor & her robot-arm bestie, as they square off in turn-based battles. Build the perfect deck, execute seamless card combos, and lead your Floppy Knights to victory!"
Pac-Man Museum+ (Cloud, Console and PC) — Available Day One, May 27
"Pac-Man Museum+ features 14 of the series’ legendary games! Players can enjoy the iconic original arcade classic alongside a variety of other play styles from over 40 years of Pac-Man history! Also includes online leaderboards and the ability to customize your very own virtual arcade room! Plus, Ultimate members can play with cloud gaming and touch controls on day one, no controller needed!"
Umurangi Generation (Cloud, Console and PC) — Available May 17
"Umurangi Generation is a first-person photography sandbox set in the retro future city of Tauranga, Aotearoa during an impending crisis. As a courier for the Tauranga Express, you get to travel around Tauranga taking pictures and documenting the world and its reality through the lenses of your camera."
Little Witch in the Woods [Game Preview] (Console and PC) — Available Day One, May 17
"Little Witch in the Woods tells the story of Ellie, an apprentice witch. Explore the mystical forest, help the charming residents, and experience the daily life as a little witch."
Sniper Elite 5 (Console and PC) — Available Day One, May 26
"The award-winning series returns with unparalleled sniping, tactical third-person combat and an enhanced kill cam. Fight your way across the most immersive maps yet, with many real-world locations captured in stunning detail, and an improved traversal system that lets you explore more of them than ever before."
Jurassic World Evolution 2 (Cloud, Console and PC) — Available May 17
"Jurassic World Evolution 2 is the much-anticipated sequel to Frontier’s highly successful Jurassic World Evolution, building upon the ground-breaking and immersive 2018 management simulation. It introduces a compelling new campaign and Chaos Theory Modes, range of new features, customization options and awe-inspiring new dinosaurs that include flying and marine reptiles."