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Xbox Game Pass – Games you might have missed: April Edition

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Another month, another great selection of titles added to XBOX GAME PASS! With such a wealth of titles, your friendly neighbourhood bearded gamer’s have once again cherry-picked a selection that you may have missed. This month we have possibly the biggest list of stellar titles we have ever assembled from single-player adventures to multiplayer fun with your friends to keep you entertained indoors, with terror on the high seas, brutal beatdowns, cybernetic organisms, journeys across the stars, indie fun and some kung-fu crime, there is something for everyone so let’s get started.

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Sea of Thieves: Emissaries

The swashbuckling Sea of Thieves has had plenty of new content added since it’s initial launch making now the perfect time to return or experience the pirating world for the first time. Recently the Emissaries expansion, which among other things, adds cats to the pirating world has been added to the mix, full details are in the video above, Sea of Thieves is perfect for groups of friends, hoist the colours, set sail and become the most notorious pirate on the seven seas in this beautifully created adventure.

 

Deliver Us The Moon

Avid gamers are no strangers to saving the world, so saving it one more time shouldn’t be an issue right? Deliver Us The Moon requires you to do just that. In a tale of survival and solitude set in the not too distant future where humankind has once again cocked up and ruined the earth, all hope rests on an energy supply harvested from the moon. Unfortunately, communication and supplies have been cut off so it’s down to you to investigate and save the day while enjoying some rich storytelling and stunning visuals.

 

Bleeding Edge

Ninja Theory, the masterminds behind Enslaved, DmC: Devil May Cry and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice are back with their first Xbox exclusive, Bleeding Edge. This four v four objective-based brawler is not what we are used to from the team but it delivers multiplayer beat downs full of stylish and colourful characters with slick combos and special abilities.

 

Journey to the Savage Planet

For fans of Fallout and The Outer Worlds, we have just what you need, Journey to the Savage planet draws obvious inspiration from both titles and injects them with some vibrant colours and lots of humour. Boldly go where no one has gone before as you explore an uncharted planet in the hopes that humans might be able to settle there, full of all manner of mysteries and Alien lifeforms, it’s time to get exploring.

 

NieR: Automata

NieR: Automata is now available on Xbox and if you have been wondering what all the fuss is about, now is the perfect time to find out. This hybrid hack’n’slash, shooter, RPG takes place in a bleak future where humanity has fled to the moon while an Alien force inhabits the earth. Naturally, it’s up to you to save the day in a story that is so engagingly weird you would think Hideo Kojima had something to do with it.

 

Gato Roboto

Did you ever play Metroid and think to yourself, this would be so much more fun if Samus Aran was actually a Cat in a mech suit? No? Us neither, yet that is exactly what Gato Roboto is all about. As a love letter to the classic Metroid series, you crash land on an Alien planet and take control of an adorable cat who must acquire a mech suit and scurry around a labyrinth-like complex to save the day. Full of charm, this retro throwback is fun for nostalgia seekers and newcomers alike.

 

Totally Reliable Delivery Service

For fans of the slapstick comedy found in Goat Simulator and Human Fall Flat, Totally Reliable Delivery Service provides a similar blend of sandbox fun with purposefully over-exaggerated physics. Best enjoyed with friends and fun for all ages, up to four players can play either split-screen or online and tackle one hundred delivery missions across this colourful island.

 

Wasteland 3

Well, what would gaming be without another Wasteland to roam? But if you are tired of dusting rubble and sand out of every crack and crevace, head into Wasteland 3 which moves the genre to a more frosty location. This isomaetric tactical RPG has notes of X-Com in the gameplay with a heavy emphasis on player choices that will have strong consiquences throughout the story.

 

Yakuza: Kiwami

Recently the much loved Yakuza series made it’s debut on Xbox with Yakuza Zero. Now visit the original Yakuza in this stunning remaster and experience more spectacular violence and belly chuckling comedy as you once again step into the shoes of Kazuma Kiryu who continues to be dragged into the world of crime despite his best intentions.

 

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Coming May 7th)

The third installment of Rockstars Red Dead series really needs no introduction but with a title this acclaimed coming to Game Pass we just had to mention it. Roll into the wild wild west and take down outlaws or become one yourself in this living world of gunslingers. Full of action, memorable characters and a huge multiplayer world to explore, if you are one of the few who haven’t experienced this masterpiece yet, you wont have to wait much longer.

 

What have you been playing from the fine selection on Game Pass? Anything you think we should take a look at and add to next months list? Get in touch via social media or leave a comment below.

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