Sniper Elite 5, Jurassic World Evolution 2, and more join Xbox Game Pass in May

Xbox Game Pass May 2022 Part Two
Xbox Game Pass May 2022 Part Two (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • The latest batch of games headed to Xbox Game Pass has been revealed.
  • There's games like Sniper Elite 5, Her Story, Hardspace Shipbreaker, and Jurassic World Evolution 2.
  • Assassin's Creed Origins is still coming to the service but isn't included in this batch.

Microsoft shared more games coming to Xbox Game Pass, with a dinosaur construction simulator, Nazi-killing simulator, and more all available, or will shortly will be available in the service.

As detailed via Xbox Wire on Tuesday, several new games are headed to Xbox Game Pass in the month of May. If you want to kill Nazis by making increasingly improbable shots, there's Sniper Elite 5. Anyone looking to chop up starships can try out Hardspace: Shipbreaker, while theme park enthusiasts have Jurassic World Evolution 2 to play.

All these games come in addition to the titles added previously in the month. While it's definitely more of a PC-focused month, there's still plenty of games for users on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or Xbox One to try out.

Interestingly, there's still no sign of Assassin's Creed Origins. Back in April, Microsoft shared that Assassin's Creed Origins would be joining Xbox Game Pass sometime in the next couple of months, so assuming plans haven't changed, it should be coming fairly soon.

Coming soon

Here's all the different games already available or coming soon to Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, and Xbox Cloud Gaming:

Her Story (PC) - May 17

The game that relaunched an entire genre, Her Story is the award-winning mystery game from Sam Barlow, writer/designer of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and creator of Telling Lies. In this nonlinear crime fiction classic, a woman is interviewed seven times by the police. Search the video database and explore hundreds of authentic clips to discover her story.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Cloud Gaming, PC) - 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.

Little Witch in the Woods (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC) -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.

Skate (Cloud Gaming) - May 17

Head back to where it all began in Skate, available today with cloud gaming via EA Play! Get chased by security guards, impress citizens, ride with pros, discover skate shops, and make spots your own in this fully reactive city!

Umurangi Generation Special Edition (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Cloud Gaming, PC) - 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.

Farming Simulator 22 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Cloud Gaming, PC) - 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.

Vampire Survivors (PC) - May 19

Jump straight into the action, mow down thousands of night creatures, and survive until dawn! The gothic-horror world of Vampire Survivors will throw relentless hordes of monsters at you: make the right choices, or rely on your skills and favorite weapons to turn the tide and quickly snowball against your enemies

Floppy Knights (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Cloud Gaming, PC) - 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!

Hardspace: Shipbreaker (PC) - May 24

Equipped with cutting-edge salvaging tech, carve and slice a variety of derelict spaceships at will in zero-g to recover valuable materials. Be careful with your tools: you don't want to trigger an explosive chain reaction that could be deadly, or worse – costly! Upgrade your gear to take on more lucrative contracts to pay your debt to LYNX Corporation through a compelling campaign, relax in freeplay, or compete in timed challenges.

Sniper Elite 5 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC) - May 27

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.

Cricket 22 (PC) - May 27

Step on to the field for the most comprehensive cricket game ever with PC Game Pass! With more licenses, a narrative-driven career mode, and 4K visuals, Cricket 22 is a true next-generation sporting experience. All-new control options make the game more accessible to players of all skill levels, while Big Ant Studios' authentic recreation of every aspect of the sport provides hundreds of hours of hyper-realistic cricket action for fans. Lead your team to glory, your way!

Pac-Man Museum+ (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Cloud Gaming, PC) - 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!

Touch controls

Touch controls have been added to several more games through Xbox Cloud Gaming. Touch controls are significant for Xbox Cloud Gaming, allowing users to play without having to pair a controller. Here's the list:

  • A Memoir Blue
  • Contrast
  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising
  • Far: Changing Tides
  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • Loot River
  • Paradise Killer
  • Tainted Grail: Conquest
  • Townscaper
  • Visage

Leaving soon

As always, a few games are leaving the service in the near future, so if you want to keep playing them, you should go ahead and buy them at the discounted price while they're still in the lineup. All the games listed below are leaving on May 31, 2022.

  • EA Sports NHL 20
  • Farming Simulator 19
  • Knockout City
  • Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
  • Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest
  • Superhot Mind Control Delete
  • Yes Your Grace
Samuel Tolbert
Freelance Writer

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.