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4 absolutely essential games you need to add to your collection this month

From sci-fi shooters to superhero brawlers, there's something for everyone this month

Whether you want to take on Superman, experience psychological horror or just have fun with your mates, May is an incredible month for gaming.

We pick out four brilliant games you’d be mad to ignore.

Let’s kick off.

PREY, left, and Get Even are two of the most exciting releases of the year

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PREY, left, and Get Even are two of the most exciting releases of the year

PREY

Release date: Out now

This re-imagining of the 2006 sci-fi shooter is one of the best-reviewed games of the year.

Developed by the team behind Dishonored, plot sees you play Morgan Yu, a scientist who finds himself stranded on a research station teeming with shape-shifting aliens called Mimics.

Prey blends first-person shooter mechanics with RPG style exploration

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Prey blends first-person shooter mechanics with RPG style exploration

As the name suggest, they’re capable of transforming into any item – meaning you’ll have to keep on your toes.

Puzzles, intelligent combat and an engaging narrative make this a must buy.

For the best experience, pick it up on PC.

The Surge

Release date: May 16

This Dead Space meets Dark Souls hybrid has classic written all over it.

The Surge sees you wandering through a vast space station taking on a host of alien nasties.

Thankfully, you’ll have a handy Aliens-style exoskeleton to help avoid getting ripped to pieces.

The Surge is perfect for those who are looking for a challenge

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The Surge is perfect for those who are looking for a challenge

Similar to Metal Gear Solid Rising: Revengeance and Dead Space – you’re able to target specific limbs. It’s easily the most brutal combat we’ve seen since God of War.

Should an enemy be chasing you, for example, you can blow their legs off and they’ll be forced to drag themselves along the ground.

Expect plenty of puzzles and lots of grinding.

Injustice 2

Release date: May 16

For those who felt let down by Batman versus Superman then this game is for you.

It follows on from the incredibly well-received Gods Among Us – a superhero brawler that saw Batman and Co. battle a rogue Superman.

Injustice 2 will build on the original’s hard-hitting combat

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Injustice 2 will build on the original’s hard-hitting combat

This time round, the Dark Knight is trying to stop a group called “The Society” from taking over the world.

Expect plenty of environmental takedowns and stunning visuals – courtesy of the same team behind the recent Mortal Kombat games.

Get Even

Release date: May 28

There’s simply nothing else quite like Get Even – a mind-bending chiller that blends Memento with Source Code.

You play Cole Black, a private detective who’s sent to save a girl who’s been kidnapped.

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Before long, he finds himself wandering around an abandoned asylum with a VR device strapped to his head.

It turns out a twisted man called Red created the device to force Black to relive his memories.

We had a sneak peak at the game on Dream Team Gaming – and were incredibly impressed.

Stunning visuals, courtesy of a state-of-the-art environment scanning technology, bring the spooky asylum to life.

Environments have been scanned in, leading to truly realistic visuals

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Environments have been scanned in, leading to truly realistic visuals

Sound design, delivered through Aurora, is breathtaking – from the stirring classical music to high-impact gun shots.

Absolutely essential.

P.S. If you’re after some quick, free multiplayer action, check out Heavy Metal Machines – which is available now on Open beta through Steam here

It’s a fast-paced car battle death match, where teams of four control drivers packing specialised weapons, outlandish accessories and unique abilities.

Think an 18-rated Micro Machines and you get the idea.

Heavy Metal Machines is a fun, free way of spending a few hours with mates

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Heavy Metal Machines is a fun, free way of spending a few hours with mates

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