Yikes, it's the summer of 2017 already. The year seems to be flying by, but at least we've had more than our fair share of gaming goodness so far - and May wasn't found lacking for quality titles, either. As always, we got our team of writers together in order to vote for the best game of last month. The competition was fierce this time around, with our overall winner nabbing the ultimate prize by just a single vote.
Bronze Trophy: Polybius
Polybius is a difficult experience to describe. It may be a cliche to say it, but it's one of those games that you need to play in order to fully appreciate. Imagine a vivid hallucination passing you by at 200 miles per hour and you're kind of on the right track. The only man powerful enough to handle this VR madness, reviewer Alex Stinton risked it all to bring us a review. He wrote: "Polybius is an excellent trance shooter which deftly delivers just enough sensory overload to thrill but not frustrate [...] it'll blow your mind in all the right ways." A spectacular 9/10.
Silver Trophy: RiME
We had doubts about RiME for a long time. After Sony dropped the project and rumours of development hell started to make the rounds, our hype started to fall apart bit by bit. Fortunately, the game finally launched last month and it's actually very, very good. Reviewer Stephen Tailby gave the release an 8/10, calling it "a fun, cohesive, and original puzzle platformer" and a "heartfelt adventure".
Gold Trophy: Injustice 2
Injustice 2 is a prime example of a fantastic sequel. Building upon everything that its predecessor got right while adding another thick layer of polish, this is a fighting game that fires on all the right cylinders, even if you're not the biggest fan of the genre. Reviewer Dan Thompson smacked the title with a 9/10, concluding that "the game’s depth in fighting, story, and customisation options make it a worthy addition to not only any fighting gamer’s library – but demands to be tried by people of all tastes."
Platinum Trophy: PREY
A mix of weird psychological horror, cool gadgets, and first-person thuggery make PREY an incredibly interesting single player adventure. Featuring developer Arkane's penchant for varied, intricate gameplay, this journey through a dodgy space station is a memorable one. Reviewer Graham Banas awarded the release an 8/10, praising the title's "creative weapons and multiple gameplay approaches".
"Between the rewards for searching through the environments, and the fact that the game is a visual treat, a venture through this deteriorating Cold War-era space station is definitely worth your time," Graham concluded.
And that's it for yet another month of PlayStation gaming. What was your favourite May release? Vote in our poll, and then spill your thoughts in the comments section below.
What was your Game of the Month for May 2017? (47 votes)
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