We’re back with our top five monthly round-up of all the new releases heading our way in May.  

Pocket Oasis – May 8th 

Pocket Oasis is a cosy hand-painted gardening simulator. The relaxing gameplay is all about planting seeds and watching your lovely plants bloom. Secluded on your tranquil balcony, you can build the garden of your dreams, choosing from a huge selection of plants, ranging from lush fruit and vegetables to vibrant bushes.  

You won’t have to garden alone. You can unlock up to twenty different pets that will call your balcony home. What’s more, taking inspiration from real-world cities, Pocket Oasis features a dynamic weather system that mirrors the real-life counterpart.  

Official PC System Specification 

OSWindows 7 or laterWindows 7 or later
Processor2.4GHz CPU3GHz CPU
GraphicsGPU with at least
512MB video memory
GPU with at least
1024MB video memory
Storage1GB available space1GB available space
Additional NotesThe Steam Client now requires Windows 10 or laterThe Steam Client now requires Windows 10 or later

Animal Well – May 9th 

Explore the beautiful pixel world in Animal Well. You’ll need to collect everyday items and manipulate the environment around you to your advantage. As you journey through this connected labyrinth, you’ll stumble across lively creatures and complex puzzles. Defeat your enemies, solve puzzles, and uncover hidden secrets.  

The gameplay is entirely nonlinear, giving you complete control over which areas you explore and what items you collect. 

Official PC System Specification 

OSWindows 10
Processor1GHz CPU
Memory1GB RAM
DirectXVersion 12
Storage40MB available space

Homeworld 3 – May 13th 

Embark on an adventure through 3D space in Homeworld 3. Taking place straight after the events of the second game, the galaxy is on the brink of ruin after the failure of the Hyperspace Gate Network. Command your spacecraft and utilise the remains of an ancient civilisation to aid you in your interstellar combat. You aren’t the only powerful force in the stars. Dangerous space phenomena such as particle storms and asteroid fields will put your skills to the test. 

You can plan your own solo strategies or team up with friends in co-op with both War Games and PvP battle modes to choose from.  

Official PC System Specification 

OSWindows 10Windows 10
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8600K
or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Intel Core i7 11700K
or AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
Memory12GB RAM16GB RAM
GraphicsNVIDIA GTX 1060
or AMD R9 480
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
or AMD Radeon RX 5700
Storage40GB available space 40GB available space 

Morbid: The Lords of Ire – May 17th 

Morbid: The Lords of Ire is a brutal soul-like slash-em-up. Taking place after the events of the acclaimed first game, Morbid: The Lords of Ire reunites players with the heroic Striver as they set off on an adventure to battle even more deadly creatures. Travel across all five lands of Ire and cleanse the lands of a terrifying evil.  

Each land features its own unique faction and fearsome Lords of Ire to conquer. Wield weaponry, hone your skills, and stay strong against the forces of insanity, as you put your skills to the test against nightmarish enemies.  

Official PC System Specification 

OSWindows 7 or higherWindows 11
ProcessorIntel i5 4590
or AMD FX 8350
Intel i5 4590
or equivalent
GraphicsNVIDIA GTX 970
or AMD Radeon R9 290
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
or equivalent
DirectXVersion 12
Storage6GB available space8GB available space
AdditionalSteam Client now requires Windows 10 or later 

Paper Trail – May 21st 

Paper Trail is a top-down adventure game set in a foldable paper world. Play as Paige, a budding academic, who has left home for the first time to pursue her studies. Along your journey, you’ll learn how to fold the world around you to solve puzzles, explore undiscovered areas, and uncover long-forgotten secrets. 

As you travel to university, you’ll meet a unique cast of characters who will share their story and enlighten you about the world. All whilst you enjoy the beautiful, handcrafted environment. Just don’t get a paper cut!  

Official PC System Specification 

OSWindows 10
ProcessorIntel i5 2.9GHz CPU or equivalent
Memory8GB RAM
GraphicsNVIDIA GT 750M or equivalent
Storage4GB available space

Looking to Play These New Releases? 

Why not pair one of our top new releases with a cheeky PC or laptop upgrade? At Overclockers UK, you can find plenty of high-quality gaming PCs and laptops that come equipped with all the latest hardware.  

We’ve included our top picks below, but if our recs don’t suit your aesthetic or gameplay demands, you can also browse the full range.  

Refract Gaming Jade Pre-Built PC 

  • Pre built gaming PC
  • Designed for mid-tier gaming and budding content creators
  • AMD Ryzen 7 7700 CPU and NVIDIA RTX 4060 Ti
  • 32GB DDR5 RAM
Refract Gaming Jade 2023
MSI Pulse 15 Gaming Laptop

MSI Pulse 15 Gaming Laptop

  • 15.6” QHD
  • 165Hz refresh rate
  • Intel Core i7 13700H CPU and NVIDIA RTX 4070
  • 16GB DDR5 RAM
  • Windows 11 Home

Your Favourite New Release? 

Which is your favourite new release in May? What game are you looking forward to playing the most? Share with us in the comments.  

PC spec, release dates, and official game specifications are all subject to change and were correct at the time of writing.

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15 days ago

I was looking forward to Homeworld 3, but thanks to your article I now have 3 games in my Wishlist.

Emily Haylock
9 days ago
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