Top 9 Games of April that You Shouldn’t Miss- Sea of Thieves, Sand Land, Contra and more!

The unofficial “Gamers’ Spring” is here, bringing an assortment of pixelated adventures and voyages that’ll be memorable. Our digital garden has various colourful gaming treasures, ranging from galactic adventures to claymation missions. Prepare to enter worlds where you can fight from the comfort of your couch against empires, make friends with death, and even negotiate with gods. This is our diverse mashup of the best 9 Games of April that you must not miss. 

1. Biomorph 

Release Date: April 5
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S

Swallowing your enemies and getting their abilities sounds much like Kirby, but if you give it a standard metroidvania retro 2D touch, you’ll get Biomorph! With the power of AI in the modern world and this video game, don’t worry about not feeling challenged enough since your enemies shall also improvise, adapt and overcome whatever you throw their way! While this game is a reminiscence of Hollow Knight, we’d like to believe it also has something new! Give it a shot, and let us know what you think about Biomorph coming out on Steam on April 5

2. Tales of Kenzera: Zau 

Release Date: April 23
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S

Another metroidvania game title set to come out towards the end of April, Tales of Kenzera: Zau, is one of those games that have stunning visuals and a great storyline. Live through this emotionally moving tale of a boy named Zau who bargains with the God of Death to resurrect his father. Live through his obstacles and see what fate holds for you. Delve into the mesmerizing visuals and world of this 2D metrodvania single-player game, Tales of Kenzera: Zau, coming out on 23rd April! 

3. Contra: Operation Galuga 

Release Date: April 14
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S

Your beloved platformer is back! Every time there’s a mention of Contra, it’s always tainted with the nostalgia of early 2000s and late 90s gaming. Yet, this is a blast from the past that all retro gamers can look forward to with all-new visuals and a 4 player co-op in the arcade mode. With new levels and an updated arsenal, you’ve got ample to look forward to with this brand new comeback of Contra: Operation Galuga on April 14 for Nintendo Switch! 

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4. Harold Halibut 

Release Date: April 16
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S

With its unique claymation style, Harold Halibut is one of those games we’ve been looking forward to. It is a narrative-driven game crafted by hand that explores themes of companionship and existence aboard a colossal spaceship submerged in the ocean of an alien planet. This retro-future quest makes up for a unique and intriguing addition to your library if you’re looking for something fresh this 2024. 

5. Grounded 

Release Date: April 16
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows

When “A Bug’s Life” met “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids”, the developers at Obsidian Entertainment thought, why not make this a game? Grounded was birthed! This unique multiplayer survival game piqued our interest in terms of a deviation of the studios from their standard RPG experience. With new updates, voiceovers and gameplay elements, Grounded had to make our to-play list this April! 

6. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes 

Release Date: April 23
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S

Never settling for less should be a thing for us gamers! Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes allows you not one but a hundred playable heroes just to rev you up! As a spiritual successor to the Suikoden series, the game unfolds in Allraan. In this world, the Galdean Empire has gained superiority over other nations via the breakthrough of avant-garde technology. With warring nations switching perspectives, experience the thrill and adventure of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes on April 23rd as it comes out for several platforms. 

7. Sand Land 

Release Date: April 26
Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S

If you’ve grown up watching Dragon Ball Z and other works of Akira sensei, then Sand Land, albeit based on a recent anime by the same name, should be among your top picks. Based on the anime’s storyline, this game is perfect for all levels of players, allowing you to experience the anime all by yourself! There’s adventure, action, and a classic retro Japanese touch to this game that makes it among our special picks of April.

8. Stellar Blade 

Release Date: April 26
Platforms: PlayStation 5

This latest and upcoming action-adventure title inspired by the Nier series has made it among the top few games releasing this April. While we’re expecting something similar to the quintessential sci-fi genre, the dystopian setting, the visuals and the storyline are why we’re hooked. The trailer itself created a buzz among the gaming community, making it worth a shot! 

9. Sea of Thieves 

Release Date: April 30 
Platforms: PlayStation 5 

This 2018 classic, after an outstanding performance on Xbox, is finally gracing our PS5 consoles! Sea of Thieves coming to the PlayStation Network is great news for the community, especially after several unanticipated flops this year. While Skull and Bones may need some work to reach even the competitive league of this title, it goes without saying that this remaster is a fresh surprise for us this Spring! 

Summary

This is our ultimate roster for April, packed with adventures ranging from seas to wars unbeknownst. There’s something for every gamer coming out this April, so grab your gear and embrace the quirks and adventures each title brings! Let’s toast to the digital escapades that await us, and may your April be as epic as the games it brings!

If you missed out on the March Madness, fret not; we’ve got you covered! Check out our top titles for March here.