March was taken over by the Coronavirus, and April is shaping up to have the same results. Despite this, developers are still hard at work on making new games we can enjoy while locked in our homes. With that said, here is list 33, going over the releases of April. But first, some rules.
The game has to be released on at least one major systems (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch). I do not count re-releases or remasters, but I may make an exception for remakes. One thing I do count is a game either entering or exiting early access, but that game can only be counted once. If a game does have multiple release dates like Destiny 2 or GTA 5, then I will only count the earliest release date. The exception to that is if the game has a pre-order bonus of entering the game early, in which I will count its normal release date. Finally, it has to be a game, not a DLC. With the rules out of the way, let's look at my top picks for April.
5. Gears Tactics
Gears Tactics is a turn-based strategy game in the Gears universe made by Splash Damage and Coalition that takes place 12 years before the first game. This game was first announced a few years back alongside Gears 5 and a mobile game we don’t talk about, but I remember this one grabbing my attention. I don’t have an attachment to the Gears series, but I do like turn-based strategy; and from the gameplay I have seen, I think the systems in place work well to translate Gears gameplay staples into this genre. Gears Tactics will release on the 28th for Xbox One and PC.
4. Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Square Enix is bringing back the story of Cloud with Final Fantasy 7 Remake. I still haven’t played the original Final Fantasy 7 (or any Final Fantasy in its entirety), but I have wanted to play this game for some time. I’ll probably stick to remake to play this game (or 1/3rd of it, anyways) because of its combat and higher focus on exploration. Final Fantasy 7 Remake will release on the 10th for PS4, and on other platforms a year later.
Ion Lands’ newest game is game is Cloudpunk, an open-world narrative game about a delivery driver in the future. As a fan of the cyberpunk aesthetic, I think this game looks really cool. The world looks like a lot of fun to explore, the visuals look incredible, and I am interested in seeing what the gameplay is like. I also wonder how much of an emphasis there is on a story compared to delivering packages, but either way I am excited. Cloudpunk will release on the 23rd for PC, and on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch later this year.
2. In Other Waters
In Other Waters is the first game by Jump Over the Age that follows a xenobiologist and an artificial intelligence stuck on an alien ocean. I actually got this game for review, so I already have a few hours in it, and I really like what I have played. The gameplay consists of dots and descriptions, but it does a good job at giving you enough info to let your imagination fill in the rest. Plus, I like how relaxing the game is with its atmospheric music and stress-free gameplay. In Other Waters will release on the 3rd for Switch and PC.
1. Resident Evil 3 Remake
Capcom’s Resident Evil 3 Remake follows in the footsteps of Resident Evil 2 Remake and follows Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira as they try to survive the outbreak. I am a fan of Resident Evil, but more specifically the horror-puzzle games more than the action games. Resident Evil 2 Remake knocked it out of the park with its perfect blend of old and new gameplay mechanics, so more of that is fine by me. Resident Evil 3 Remake will release on the 3rd for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
That is going to wrap things up. Thank you for reading, and tune in next month for another set of releases.