8 Amazing Games You Must Play This April

April is finally upon us! With all the Easter chocolate now gobbled up, you’d be a fool not to pop these dates down in the diary.

Join us as we hop through the biggest releases of the month, from the return of a PlayStation legend in God of War to a creative new use for cardboard in Nintendo LABO! What will your next gaming obsession be?

Extinction

On: PS4, Xbox One

Humanity is being terrorised by giant ogres who want to wipe our race off the face of the planet. As Avil, you’re the last line of defence, which means you’ll be slicing off limbs and heads in this satisfyingly nippy hack and slasher.


Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

On: PS VR

Have you ever wanted a drunk grandpa to belch in your face? Don’t worry, Rick’s cutting jibes aren’t the only thing you’ll experience in this PSVR Rick and Morty spin-off. You’ll travel to distant planets, fight off aliens, and… do Rick’s laundry.


Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

On: PS4

A fitting finale for one of gaming’s most honourable heroes, this open-world adventure follows Kazuma Kiryu’s journey to discover how his adopted daughter, Haruka, has ended up in a coma. The real fun though comes from discovering the many marvellous minigames that are scattered around Kamurocho and Hiroshima.


God of War

On: PS4

Kratos returns to PlayStation, but he’s a (slightly) changed man. The God of War now has a son and is smashing his way through the fjords of Norse mythology. He’s still got the same flair for fighting though, so we can’t wait to unravel the mystery of how the brilliant baldie ended up bashing about in Norway instead of Greece.


Assetto Corsa Ultimate Edition

On: PS4, Xbox One

Looking for a racing sim that feels as close to the real thing as possible? Assetto Corsa uses data from car manufacturers to ensure its range of awesome automobiles handle like their real-life counterparts. This edition of the game comes with every pack of DLC that has been released for Assetto Corsa, which makes for an overflowing package of racing genius.

Don’t Starve Mega Pack

On: PS4, Xbox One

This cult classic tasks you with surviving in an unforgiving wasteland, filled with creatures that want to feast on you. Fortunately, this re-release also includes Don’t Starve Together, which allows you to bring a buddy along to enjoy the unrelenting terror of having a horde of monsters chase you around for hours.


Nintendo LABO

On: Nintendo Switch

Nintendo are known for their innovations, but the unique cardboard creations of Nintendo LABO might be their best yet. Assemble your own cardboard devices and then play bespoke mini-games using them. From a magnificent mini-piano to rad robot kit, there’s a huge range of experiences that can be created!


SteamWorld Dig 2

On: PS4, Switch

This lovely platformer sees you digging underneath an old trading town to try and find out why its been plagued by a series of earthquakes. Discover secrets hidden in the earth below, tricky enemies to best, and the joys of swinging through caverns with your Hookshot! This cartoony crusade will plaster a smile on your face.