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New VR Games & Releases May 2024: Quest, SteamVR, PSVR 2 & More

New VR Games - May 2024

After some new VR games in May 2024? Here are our monthly highlights.

April was another busy month for VR gaming. Alongside new experiences like Astra, Sky Climb, Contractors Showdown, Nope Challenge, Anarchitects and EA Sports WRC, April delivered a range of flatscreen adaptations like Escape Simulator VR, Arcade Paradise VR and Umurangi Generation VR. That's before we count new ports of C-Smash VRS, Startenders and Mixture.

May could be slightly quieter, but you'll still find a wide selection of new VR games. As always, check out our upcoming VR games list for a more extensive rundown, and keep this page bookmarked too. We'll continue adding or removing games from these lists as we learn about more major release dates or delays.

For now, these are the biggest new VR games reaching Quest, PC VR and PSVR 2 this May.

Homeworld: Vast Reaches - May 2 (Quest)

Homeworld: Vast Reaches is a VR RTS that takes place between the original game and Homeworld 2. As Fleet Command Tyrra Soban, you're tasked with fending off the Radaa, an opportunist group of "duplicitous interstellar traders" determined to steal your hyperspace core. Mixed reality gameplay is also supported, and a SteamVR release will follow later this year.

MADiSON VR - May 2 (PC VR, PSVR 2)

Released for PC and consoles in 2022, MADiSON VR adapts the flatscreen first-person survival horror game. As Luca, who wakes up in a dark room with his hands covered in blood. Going up against the eponymous demonic ghost, there's no weaponry and players must depend on an instant camera to solve puzzles. Following numerous delays, it's now launching this month.

Mannequin - May 2 (Quest)

Mannequin is the Prop Hunt-inspired social VR stealth game from Fast Travel Games. Supporting five players in 2v3 matches, Mannequin sees two Agents hunting down shape-shifting aliens. As aliens, you can freeze to blend in with your surroundings by striking a pose. After this month's early access launch on Quest, a SteamVR early access launch is also planned.

Smalland: Survive The Wilds VR - May 2 (Quest)

Developed by Pocket-Sized Hands,, Smalland: Survive the Wilds VR is a single-player open world survival crafting adventure. Following the flatscreen release in February, the VR version features a new story that sees you play as a Smallfolk in a giant world. Following the Giants' disappearance, you're tasked with reclaiming the dangerous Overlands.

Ghosts of Tabor - May 9 (Pico)

Developed by Combat Waffle Studios, Ghosts of Tabor initially launched last year in early access on Quest (with cross-buy Rift support) and PC VR that relaunched in February. An extraction-based VR FPS survival game with PvP and PvE modes, it's now available on Pico with cross-platform multiplayer support.

Five Nights At Freddy's: Help Wanted 2 - May 9 (Quest)

Released on PSVR 2 and Steam in December, Five Nights At Freddy's: Help Wanted 2 is a direct sequel to 2019's Help Wanted. As the latest Fazbear employee, you're tasked with clearing six different minigame categories - Backstage, Fazcade, Staff Only, Food Prep and Ticket Booth, alongside VR versions of minigames seen in Sister Location.

Spectral Scream - May 9 (PC VR)

Created by STOIC Ent., Spectral Scream is a VR horror party game that supports solo play and online co-op for up to four players. Wearing a mysterious mask, your goal involves gathering cores scattered across purgatory. While this month's release is the early access version, the Steam FAQ confirms the full release currently targets 2024.

Thief Simulator VR: Greenview Street - May 9 (PSVR 2)

Launched in 2019, Thief Simulator VR is a sandbox burglary game focused on non-violent stealth, offering multiple paths for breaking into buildings. Using skills like lockpicking or smashing doors and windows through various mini-games, your goal involves stealing items and making your escape, though it's game over if the police spot you.

Mecha Party - May 10 (PC VR, PSVR 2)

Developed by Chenni Network and published by Kingnet Technology, Mecha Party previously launched in North America before this month's wider release. Set in a world where robotics and AI have become ever-present in daily life, you'll compete to become the league's strongest mecha pilot in a robot battle league in PvP combat across online battles. A Quest 3 version is also coming this summer.

CleanSheet Soccer - May 16 (PSVR 2)

Developed by INCISIV Ltd, CleanSheet Soccer was initially created to assist soccer clubs with goalkeeping coaching through VR. It's designed as a workout training app for enhancing your reflexes and sharpening reactions. Previously launched on Quest in 2022, the PSVR 2 port offers 120 FPS performance and includes a free exclusive "PlayStation Glove skin."

Masters of Light - May 16 (Quest)

Developed by Coven and Albyon, Masters of Light is a new experience that's visually reminiscent of the studio's free self-defense VR experience, Fight Back. With shadows creating a new emerging threat, you're tasked with defending the galaxy as you explore the mysteries of the fallen Constellations.

Retropolis 2: Never Say Goodbye - May 16 (Quest) and May 24 (PSVR 2)

Released in early access last June, Retropolis 2: Never Say Goodbye is a point-and-click adventure set one year after The Secret of Retropolis. It features robo-detective Philip Log and Jenny Montage as they face a new villain. Developer Peanut Button released the full version this January, and it's now moving from App Lab to the main Quest Store. A PSVR 2 version will shortly follow.

Some Assembly Required - May 16 (Quest)

Developed by Filament Games, Some Assembly Required previously appeared as flatscreen PC game RoboCo in 2022. You're tasked with building robots of varying sizes to help humans, swapping between pocket-sized creations to Godzilla-sized mechs in a resizable room. You can customize how robots move and operate, dress them with cosmetics and share designs through an online community workshop.

STRIDE: Fates - May 16 (PC VR, PSVR 2)

Released last November, Stride: Fates is Joy Way's standalone sequel to Stride. Following on from the Quest version, Joy Way confirmed its action parkour game coming to both Steam and PSVR 2 on May 16 with promised visual improvements and 90fps performance.

Ultimate Swing Golf - May 16 (Quest)

Ultimate Swing Golf is a new VR game from the Everybody's Golf studio, Clap Hanz. It promises "realistic shot mechanics" as you swing the Touch Controllers like a club across several solo and multiplayer gameplay modes, alongside mixed reality support.

Consortium VR - May 21 (PC VR, Quest)

Previously available in early access, Consortium VR by Interdimensional Games remasters and adapts Consortium. Set in the near-future on a futuristic spaceship, murder mystery thriller sees you playing as a celebrity peacekeeper called Consortium Bishop Six. it involves "using your own voice to shape relationships and navigate choices."

Kid Pilot - May 23 (PC VR)

Developed by Flamingo Simulation Systems, Kid Pilot is a third-person VR flight adventure game in which you fly through different worlds by moving your hand. It promises "challenging" boss fights as you traverse different mazes in your quest to become a master pilot.

Tank Arena: Ultimate League - May 23 (Quest)

Created by STOIC Ent., Tank Arena: Ultimate League promises 4v4 tank fights with unique cockpit designs. "Counter enemies with Vanguard tanks for defense, Assault for offense, and Support to keep allies alive," explains the studio.

Venture's Gauntlet - May 23 (PC VR, Pico, Quest)

Following a Steam Early Access launch last year, Venture's Gauntlet will enter full release while also receiving Quest and Pico ports. Seeking to prove yourself as a capable heir, Venture's Gauntlet tasks you with overcoming a series of deadly obstacle courses. It contains a five-hour campaign, while more maps and multiplayer will be added post-launch.

Runaways - May 27 (Apple Vision Pro)

Runaways by Beyond Games is a skill-based endless runner with fast-paced gameplay. As Hank, your goal is to escape from a tentacle-infested planet after ditching the mines of ExHume 8 by finding the exit portal. Featuring dynamic track generation, you must jump across a 3D course in your living space while avoiding traps.

The Exorcist: Legion VR - Deluxe Edition - May 28 (PSVR 2)

Developed by Wolf & Wood, The Exorcist: Legion VR is a survival horror adventure that originally released episodically across 2017 and 2018. Available on almost all major VR platforms, the Deluxe Edition with all five episodes is now coming to PSVR 2 with the assistance of VRMonkey.

F1 24 - May 31 (PC VR)

F1 24 marks the third annual entry in the racing series to reach PC VR following F1 22 and F1 23. EA Sports is promising a new 'Dynamic Handling' system, several redesigned circuits and an overhauled Career mode. Anyone who pre-orders the Champions Edition will receive early access from May 28.

If you've got an update for a VR game we should know about for this article or future monthly round-ups, you can use our contact page or email with details.

Interested to learn about more upcoming VR games? Check out our complete list below, which covers upcoming Quest 2, PC VR, Pico and PSVR 2 releases across 2024 and beyond:

Upcoming VR Games 2024: New Releases On Quest, PC, PSVR 2 & More
Need a refresher on all upcoming VR games in 2024 and beyond? Here’s every major game coming to Quest, PSVR 2, PC VR & Pico.

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