It has already been an insane spring with all of the games that have released so far. After all, in just the last two weeks we have had Sea of Thieves, Ni No Kuni II, Far Cry 5, MLB: The Show 2018 and many more titles! If you thought your wallet was getting a break, you better think twice. The whole month of April is packed with tons of high-quality games no matter what platform you are on. Here are some of the top picks and releases of April 2018 that you should definitely check out!
Extinction – April 10, 2018. (Xbox, PS4, PC)
Extinction is a hack-and-slash game developed by Iron Galaxy and published by Maximum Games, and it truly looks to be a blast! It features an in-depth story mode where you control a human named Avil one of the last warriors of his kind. You face off against massive “ogres” whose only desire is to destroy humanity and drive them to extinction. With a fully-destructible world you face off against these monsters with a skill-based combat system, so you can fight these giants your way. It also boasts a horde style game mode called “Extinction” where you fight off against endless waves of foes. As well as a unique mode where you get to create your own battlegrounds with different objectives and challenges in the games “Skirmish mode”. This is definitely worth a look, to check out what its all about on this new IP from Iron Galaxy.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – April 11th, 2018 (Xbox)
If you do not own a PS4 and prefer to game on Xbox, then this game is a must-play in April. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice from developers Ninja Theory was truly a masterpiece when it released on PS4 and PC last August. Featuring one of the most in-depth looks into mental illness in such an immersive experience that it was unnerving at times. With a story plunged deep into the roots of Norse and Celtic mythology, follow Senua as she tries to not get lost in her own head and battles demons both physical and mental. Grab a good a set of headphones and pick up this unique title for 10% off if you pre-order it or buy it within the first week of release.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life – April 17, 2018. (PS4)
The Yakuza franchise is one of Sega’s most legendary franchises, and they have found much success in bringing the series to the West with a constant flow of releases. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is the seventh main entry into the Yakuza franchise following the adventures of the infamous Kazuma Kiryu. The game while having been available in Japan since December 2016, with an English version being released on March 20, 2018, in Southeast Asia. Set for an April 17th release date, Yakuza 6 promises to give fans of the franchise what they have always loved about this series. A fantastic story, with over-the-top fighting and humor all delivered in a very polished package are almost certainly waiting.
God of War – April 20th, 2018 (PS4)
God Of War, one of the most memorable franchises in the PlayStation catalog. It feels like it has been a long time since we have had an adventure with Kratos. With the exception of God of War III Remastered, this is Kratos’s first appearance since 2013. In God of War, we see Kratos quite a bit older with a son named Atreus, as he teaches him about essential survival skills in a harsh Norse setting. With endless story possibilities given the depth of Norse mythology, and incredible graphical quality, God of War should not be lightly skipped when it releases on April 20th.
Nintendo Labo – April 20th, 2018 (Nintendo Switch)
Nintendo Labo, a cardboard hybrid gaming peripheral experience from Nintendo. It has two different bundles, one is the Robot bundle which contains all the parts for the robot peripherals as well as the game. The second bundle is a variety pack, which contains the pieces to make. Two Toy-Con RC cars, a fishing rod, a house, a motorbike and a piano. It’s not the easiest thing in the world to describe, so check out this in-depth trailer for a better look at what is included and what Nintendo Labo is all about!
South Park: The Fractured But Whole – April 24th, 2018 (Nintendo Switch)
Many people likely picked this game up back on October 17, 2017, when it released on PS4, PC, and Xbox One. If however, you have not played this game yet, or if you want to play this game on the go, the Switch port seems to be a must-have. If you are a South Park fan, I highly recommend this game, as it channels everything that makes the TV series with hilarious turn-based combat.
April is a crazy month with a wide variety of games for everyone, what will you be purchasing? Let us know in the comments!