Look, we're not gonna beat around the bush: May wasn't exactly stuffed with blockbusters on PlayStation 4. While we did end up with quite a long list of nominees for our Game of the Month, only one title really caught our eye... But what was it? You'll have to read on to find out.
Bronze Trophy: Team Sonic Racing
We didn't have high hopes for Team Sonic Racing based on the decidedly rough nature of its pre-release footage, but it actually turned out decent in the end. While we doubt that it'll be remembered quite as fondly as its predecessors, this is still a solid kart racer. Associate editor Stephen Tailby awarded the blue blur a 7/10, calling the game "a good option for PS4 players who want some arcadey thrills".
Silver Trophy: RAGE 2
RAGE 2 is one of those games that has clear and obvious flaws, but it's held together by one exceptional mechanic or system. In this case, it's the combat that saves RAGE 2 from mediocrity, with co-developer id Software delivering one of the best beat-for-beat shooters on PS4. We gave RAGE 2 a 7/10, concluding that its "on-foot action is some of the most fun we've had this generation".
Gold Trophy: Trover Saves the Universe
Another mental game from one of the twisted minds behind Rick and Morty, Trover Saves the Universe is an utterly bonkers ride from start to finish, and it's got a great sense of humour. This was another 7/10 from Stephen, who dubbed the release "one of PS4's strangest offerings". He wrapped things up by writing: "However you play it [in VR or on a TV], the unusual landscapes, characters, and scenarios are what make this a game worth playing."
Platinum Trophy: Blood & Truth
Wow, this is only the second time that a PlayStation VR title has won our Game of the Month award, and would you believe that this is the headset's second victory in a row? It seems as though Sony's VR platform is really starting to hit its stride.
Primarily a shooter that does an excellent job of making you feel like a true cockney badarse, Blood & Truth is a "PSVR dream" according to editor Sammy Barker. The Big Man gave London Studio's explosive outing an 8/10, writing, "there isn’t a single shooter on the PS4 that’s more entertainingly tactile than this".
Do you agree with our Game of the Month for May 2019? What was your favourite PS4 game in May? Vote in our poll, and then tell us why in the comments section below.
How we decide our Game of the Month: At the end of each month, the editorial team put together a list of nominees. Nominees must have been released within the month, and preferably, they should have been reviewed by Push Square. We select nominees based on our own review scores.
The editorial team then presents this list of nominees to the rest of the Push Square staff. Staff are asked to vote for three games that they think deserve to be crowned Game of the Month. First choice gets 3 points, second choice gets 2 points, and third choice gets 1 point. When voting closes, we tally the results to determine the order of this article. The game with the most points is our Game of the Month.