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Games to Watch Out For this April

A quarter of the year has flown by us already: we’re in April! It’s Spring! New games are on their way!

April is a little quieter than February and March have been – at least for big, AAA releases. We have some to look forward to, like Dead Island 2, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and the first major DLC for Horizon Forbidden West. But most of our calendar this month – certainly the first half of it -is filled with exciting smaller and indie releases.

We’ve rounded up the best of them below: here are the games we’re most looking forward to playing this April.

Meet Your Maker

Meet Your Maker

  • 4th April
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

From Behaviour Interactive, the makers of Dead by Daylight, comes a brand new solo or co-op experience. Meet Your Maker is described as a “first person building and raiding game”, set in a post-apocalyptic world. Every level is designed by players, and so you’ll need to use your creativity to come up with devious maps filled with traps and enemies, before jumping into one created by someone else.


Road 96: Mile 0

  • 4th April
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

If you’ve played Road 96, this is one you’ll want to keep your eye on. It’s a prequel to 2021’s political road trip adventure, telling the story of two young characters just before the events of Road 96. There’s a similar tone here, but without any randomly-generated elements it tells a more solid story – complete with some really fun skateboarding sections. You can read our preview of Mile 0 here.


Curse of the Sea Rats

Curse of the Sea Rats review body

  • 6th April
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

If you’re up for a new metroidvania, Curse of the Sea Rats is worth keeping your eye on. With a wonderful 2D art style, a colourful world, and a crew of rodent pirates to take control of, it’s shaping up to be a promising adventure. You can read our preview of Curse of the Sea Rats here.


Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakening preview

  • 11th April
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Frogwares continues to impress us with its perseverance to keep making video games despite being based in the Ukraine. Indeed, the team has continued working despite Russia’s ongoing invasion: nothing is gong to stop them. After delving in both games based on Lovecraft and games based on Sherlock Holmes, they’re combining the two together: Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened throws Sherlock and Watson into a horror story this time, and we can’t wait to play more of it. If our preview is anything to go by, it’s going to be great.


The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story

The Mageseeker: a League of Legends Story

  • 18th April
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

You might be more interested in The Mageseeker if you are a League of Legends player, but it’ll also appeal to plenty of other players, too. This is an RPG set in the same world, where you’ll take control of Sylas, a mage who’s just broken out of captivity. As Sylas, it’s down to you to rescue your homeland and fight against the tyrants who have taken it over. We don’t know a huge amount about The Mageseeker, but we’re very intrigued to see more.


Minecraft Legends

Minecraft Legends

  • 18th April
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

Oh yes: a whole new Minecraft game is just a couple of weeks away. Minecraft Legends is an action-strategy game set in the familiar, blocky world of Minecraft. Whether you’re tackling the game by yourself or with others in multiplayer, you can expect to engage in epic battles against familiar enemies. It’s looking like quite a different experience than standard Minecraft, but it’s undoubtedly going to appeal to fans.


Disney Speedstorm

Disney Speedstorm

  • 18th April
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

We took Disney Speedstorm for a spin during a beta test a little while ago – and we were really impressed with it. If you’re a fan of karting-style racing games, this is definitely one to keep your eye on. While it will eventually be free-to-play, it’s launching this month with a Founder’s Pack, offering extra bonuses for paid access. You can read our initial thoughts from the beta here.


God of Rock

God of Rock preview

  • 18th April
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

Do you like fighting games? How about rhythm games? Yeah? Well, how about one that combines both those genres together? That’s God of Rock, a fighting game that invites you to pull off combos by hitting buttons to the rock rhythm. It’s an intriguing concept, and one that could well be a lot of fun. We previewed it earlier this year, so give our initial impressions a read here.

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Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores

Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores

  • 19th April
  • PS5

PlayStation exclusive Horizon Forbidden West is getting a major expansion with Burning Shores. We loved Forbidden West, and so we’re excited to step back into a new adventure with Aloy. Burning Shores sees Aloy wander into a futuristic, devastated version of Los Angeles, which sounds simply fantastic to us. Expect epic mechanical beasts to fight against, and more engaging action.

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Dead Island 2

Dead Island 2 preview

  • 21st April
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

After already playing the first five hours of Dead Island 2, we’ve got a good idea of what to expect. It’s been a long time coming, and it’s had a very bumpy development, but we have very high hopes for Dead Island 2. This feels like a true sequel to 2012’s Dead Island: shinier visuals, a grander setting and story, but the same exciting gameplay. Expect plenty of engaging melee combat, plenty of humour, and oh-so much gore. Read our Dead Island 2 preview here.

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Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp

Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp

  • 21st April
  • Switch

Over a year after its original release date, Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp is finally seeing light of day on Switch. It was put on hold due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Nintendo didn’t think it appropriate to launch a game about war. Fair. But it had to come out sooner or later, and so here it is. If you’re a fan of the originals, or want a new turn-based strategy to dip your toes into, this one’s worth a look.


Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Star Wars Jedi Survivor

  • 28th April
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Cal Kestis is back, and this time he has a beard! We loved Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and so we can’t wait to get stuck into the sequel. It continues Cal’s journey through the galaxy but this time the stakes are higher than ever. Expect exploration, puzzles, intense lightsaber-based combat, and a gripping narrative.

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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Title Update 3

  • 28th April
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Last but not least comes Monster Hunter Rise‘s huge Sunbreak expansion to PlayStation and Xbox. We’ve already had our hands on this on PC, of course, so we know what to expect. We’re looking forward to jumping in again on console, with Sunbreak bringing more monsters, new areas and dozens of hours more enjoyment to get from Monster Hunter Rise. You can read our review of the PC version here.

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.