April looks like a pretty quiet month overall for new game releases this year, which means a lot of us are likely to enjoy it and catch up on our ever-increasing backlog of recent titles. It’s even quiet on the Game Pass front, with very few changes to the service so far.
The games we know about so far are coming to Game Pass in April, making it a diverse bunch across Xbox consoles, PC, and cloud streaming. Whether you’re ready for a game 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. There are just a few games left this month that you might want to check out while you have the chance.
Take a look at everything below:
Coming to Game Pass in April 2022
MLB The Show 22 (Console/Cloud) – April 5
Experience faster, deeper and more intense instant match action on the pitch, with a variety of game modes for all your newbies and seasoned veterans alike. Each location. 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 point-and-click cybernoir adventure that combines 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 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 to have escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to struggle to survive in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest 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 War (Cloud) – April 7
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare dives into the trenches with an explosive action experience. Blast zombies, plants and unique characters in a stunning world and enjoy the depth of a traditional online shooter alongside the refreshing humor of the Plants vs. Zombies, 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 at a time when ace pilots on both sides could make all the difference. Master the art of starfighter combat in Star Wars: Squadrons with cloud gaming through EA Play.
Life is Strange: True Colors (Cloud/Console/PC) – April 12
Life is Strange: True Colours, the award-winning entry in the acclaimed Life is Strange series, Alex Chen hides his curse: the psychic power of empathy, the ability to absorb the strong emotions of others. When his brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace his power to uncover the truth.
Panzer Corps 2 (PC) – April 12
Panzer Corps 2 is the ultimate strategy game! Enjoy the proven gaming formula that has been enjoyed by millions of gamers over the years, brought to a whole new level of refinement to the latest technical standards.
The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk (PC) – April 12
Available now on Cloud and Console, and soon on PC Game Pass, enter the wacky universe of heroic fantasy of the Dungeon of Naheulbeuk. Lead a team of unlikely and bumbling heroes in an epic and challenging tactical RPG. Live an adventure full of humor, surprises and eccentric encounters.
Lost at random (Cloud/Console/PC) EA Play – April 14
Play the odds in Lost in Random, an action-adventure inspired by Gothic fairy tales where each citizen’s fate is determined by a roll of the dice. PC Game Pass and Ultimate members begin their journey with EA Play on April 14.
F1 2021 (Cloud) EA Play – April 19
It’s lights out and let’s go! Game Pass Ultimate members can experience an engaging F1 story with cloud gaming through EA Play. Hit the track with their very own team and live out every Formula 1 fan’s ultimate fantasy as F1 2021 joins a collection of racing games available on EA Play.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered (Cloud) EA Play – April 19
Feel the thrill of pursuit and the rush of escape in Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered, now available with cloud gaming through EA Play. Unleash a wild sense of speed as both an outlaw and a cop in the world’s hottest high performance cars. Outsmart the heat or take down the lawbreakers with the tactical weapons at your disposal in a thrilling and socially competitive racing experience. It’s time to start the chase again.
Turnip Boy commits tax evasion(Cloud, Console and PC) [email protected] – April 19
Take control of the titular turnip in search of a way to repay his debts to a corrupt onion mayor. With a mix of puzzle-solving, dungeon-crawling, and plant-gathering, Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is a cute yet epic journey to avoid paying taxes and tearing 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. Play the ultimate zombie survival sandbox RPG that came first. Navezgane is waiting for you!
Search and Destroy (Console and PC) – April 26
Take control of three brilliant super scientists in this turn-based action game as you to research and develop weird new weapons and gadgets to destroy the supernatural hordes that have practically crushed mankind!
Bugnax (Cloud/Console/PC) – April 28
Bugsnax is a first-person adventure game where you collect bug-like, snake-like creatures and give them to your friends. You play as a journalist who follows in the footsteps of lost explorer Elizabert Megafig to Snaktooth Island, where she discovered Bugsnax before mysteriously vanishing. The only way to find her is to catch tons of Bugsnax and feed them Lizbert’s scattered gang of grumpy misfits. However, anyone who consumes a Bugsnak quickly transforms into what they ate!
Soulless (Console and PC) [email protected] – April 28
Test your reflexes to the limit and land ultra-satisfying combos in Unsouled, an extremely difficult (but fair) action-RPG. During the journey, you will need 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) – Starts April 15
- Rain On Your Parade (Cloud/Console/PC) – Launches April 15
- The Long Dark (Cloud/Console/PC) – Launching April 15
- Pathway (PC) – Departs April 15
- F1 2019 (Cloud/Console/PC) – Starting April 18
- Cricket 19 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Starts April 30
- Outlast 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Departs April 30
- Secret Neighbor (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Departs April 30
- Streets of Rage 4 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Starting April 30