April is looking like a pretty quiet month overall for new game releases this year, meaning many of us are likely going to take advantage and catch up on our ever-growing backlog of recent titles. It’s even quiet on the Game Pass front, with very few changes to the service as of yet.
The games that we know so far are hitting Game Pass this April make for a diverse bunch across Xbox consoles, PC and cloud streaming. Whether you’re up for a spot of baseball or cricket, trying to solve crimes in a cybernoir universe or just getting Lost in Random there’s sure to be something here to tickle your fancy. Just a handful few games are leaving this month too that you might want to check out while you have the chance.
Take a look at everything below:
Coming to Game Pass April 2022
MLB The Show 22 (Console/Cloud) – April 5
Experience faster, deeper and more intense moment-to-moment match action on the field, with a variety of game modes for all you rookie players and returning seasoned vets. Every pitch. Every hit. Every win. Make your mark and Own The Show in MLB The Show 22.
Chinatown Detective Agency (Cloud/Console/PC) – April 7
Chinatown Detective Agency is a cybernoir point and click adventure blending stunning retro design with innovative mechanics. Play as Amira Darma, an ex-cop who has just opened her own detective agency. Choose your clients, travel around the world and solve dangerous cases using real world research.
Dragon Age 2 (Cloud) EA Play – April 7
Experience the epic sequel to the critically acclaimed Dragon Age: Origins. You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins soon with cloud gaming via EA Play.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (Cloud) – April 7
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare digs into the trenches with an explosive action experience. Blast zombies, plants and unique characters across a mind-blowing world and enjoy the depth of a traditional online shooter plus the refreshing humour of the Plants vs. Zombies universe, coming soon with cloud gaming via EA Play.
Star Wars: Squadrons (Cloud) – April 7
The New Republic fights for freedom. The Empire demands order. The Galactic Civil War is at a tipping point in a time where ace pilots on both sides could make all the difference. Master the art of starfighter combat in Star Wars: Squadronswith cloud gaming via EA Play.
Life Is Strange: True Colours (Cloud/Console/PC) – April 12
Life is Strange: True Colours, the award-winning entry in the acclaimed Life is Strange series, Alex Chen hides her curse: the psychic power of empathy, the ability to absorb the strong emotions of others. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her power to find the truth.
Panzer Corps 2 (PC) – April 12
Panzer Corps 2is the ultimate strategy game! Enjoy the time-proven gameplay formula which has been appreciated by millions of players over the years, brought to a whole new level of refinement up to the latest technical standards.
The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk (PC) – April 12
Available now on Cloud and Console, and coming soon to PC Game Pass, step into the wacky heroic fantasy universe of the Dungeon of Naheulbeuk. Lead a team of unlikely and clumsy heroes in an epic and challenging tactical RPG. Live an adventure filled with humour, surprises and silly encounters.
Lost In Random (Cloud/Console/PC) EA Play – April 14
Play the odds in Lost in Random, a gothic fairytale-inspired action-adventure where every citizen’s fate is determined by the roll of a dice. PC Game Pass & Ultimate members start their journey with EA Play on April 14.
F1 2021 (Cloud) EA Play – April 19
It’s lights out and away we go! Game Pass Ultimate members can experience a gripping F1 story with cloud gaming via EA Play. Hit the track with their own team and live every Formula 1 fan’s ultimate fantasy as F1 2021 joins a collection of racing games available to play on EA Play.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered (Cloud) EA Play – April 19
Feel the thrill of the chase and the rush of escape in Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered, now available with cloud gaming via EA Play. Unleash a savage sense of speed both as an outlaw and a cop in the world’s hottest high-performance cars. Outsmart the heat or take down lawbreakers with the tactical weaponry at your disposal in a heart-pumping, socially competitive racing experience. It’s time to reignite the pursuit.
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion(Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – April 19
Take control of the titular turnip seeking a way to pay back his debts to a corrupt onion mayor. Featuring a blend of puzzle solving, dungeon exploring, and plant harvesting, Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is a cute, but epic journey to avoid paying taxes and tear down the establishment.
7 Days to Die (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – April 26
Set in a brutally unforgiving post-apocalyptic world overrun by the undead, 7 Days to Die is an open-world game that is a unique combination of first-person shooter, survival horror, tower defense, and role-playing games. Play the definitive zombie survival sandbox RPG that came first. Navezgane awaits!
Research and Destroy (Console and PC) – April 26
Take control of three brilliant Super Scientists in this turn-based action game as you research and develop strange new weapons and gadgets to destroy the Supernatural hordes that have all but crushed humanity!
Bugsnax (Cloud/Console/PC) – April 28
Bugsnax is a first-person adventure game where you collect kinda-bug, kinda-snak creatures and feed them to your friends. You play as a journalist following the trail of lost explorer Elizabert Megafig to Snaktooth Island, where she discovered Bugsnax before mysteriously disappearing. The only way to track her down is to catch tons of Bugsnax and feed them to Lizbert’s scattered band of misfit grumpuses. However, anybody who consumes a Bugsnak rapidly mutates into what they’ve eaten!
NBA 2K22 (Console) – April 28 NBA 2K22 is the latest title in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K basketball video game series, create your own legacy on the blacktop.
Unsouled (Console and PC) [email protected] – April 28
Test your reflexes to the limit and land uber-satisfying combos in Unsouled, a punishingly difficult (yet fair) Action RPG. During the journey, you’ll have to master the ability to execute various skill combos and counterattacks for maximum damage if you hope to survive.
Leaving Game Pass April 2022
MLB The Show 21 (Cloud/Console) – Leaving April 15
Rain On Your Parade (Cloud/Console/PC) – Leaving April 15
The Long Dark (Cloud/Console/PC) – Leaving April 15
Pathway (PC) – Leaving April 15
F1 2019 (Cloud/Console/PC) – Leaving April 18
Cricket 19 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Leaving April 30
Outlast 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Leaving April 30
Secret Neighbor (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Leaving April 30
Streets of Rage 4 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Leaving April 30