As we shrivel up and die from the heat sweeping the nation, you should take solace in the fact that you’ll probably be spending a lot of time indoors as the month of May brings with it an awesome collection of games that goes something like this:

Red Dead Redemption (Xbox360 PS3)

Developer Rockstar look at reviving the now dormant Western genre with Red Dead Redemption, a free roaming romp through the Wild West that’s way more ambitious than GTA IV. Based on the very same tech that fueled their urban crime saga, RDR will immerse players in its main campaign and allow them to explore the vast game world with a plethora of activities to indulge in.

Alan Wake (Xbox360)

In production of nearly half a decade now, Alan Wake marks developer Remedy’s return to the world of cinematic gaming. It follows the exploits of Alan Wake, a writer who after suffering from writer’s block, moves to the spooky town of Bright Falls, where he not only loses his wife, but finds out that darkness is a sinister force to be reckoned with.

Lost Planet 2 (Xbox360 PS3 PC)

Killing gigantic bugs in mechs sounds cool, but killing gigantic bugs in mechs with four of your buddies sounds even better and that is what Lost Planet 2 is in a nutshell. And apparently the '2' in Lost Planet 2 doesn’t only symbolize a sequel, but also denotes how much bigger in scope the sequel is.

Blur (Xbox360 PS3 PC)

From the guys who brought you the Project Gotham Racing series comes an arcade racer that’s a total departure from their previous stuff. Axing sim-esque gameplay for all out arcade mayhem, Blur will allow you to not only race against your foes but decimate them using a bunch of power ups.

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