9 Best Upcoming Games April 2018 – Our Top Picks

We pick the best of the upcoming PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC games releases for April, which ones will you be getting?


Don’t spend too much on discounted Easter Eggs gamers! There are more great games coming out this month. After some great gaming to enjoy in March 2018 we are ready to end the first quarter of the year with some big titles. Here you have our pick of the best upcoming games April 2018, including a potential game of the year contender.

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This article includes our thoughts on the upcomings games, videos, information and a video accompaniment which you can watch in the header above or down the page. No favourites here so we are covering all formats including PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Want to see the indie games for April? Head to our April Indie Game releases article.

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Format(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: April 3
By: En Masse

This won’t cost you anything to try since Terra is a free to play MMO, full of action. It’s been designed with consoles in mind first too, so expect this one to work really nicely with a controller on any format you pick it up.

Of course, there are packs to buy if you want to but from the reception of the game in Beta you might want to, it all looks really fun to play.

Tera Information

In TERA, you aim, dodge, and time your attacks for an intense and rewarding tactical combat experience. TERA’s expansive content is totally free to play, from character creation all the way to level 65 and beyond.


Team up with friends to take down Big-Ass Monsters in menacing dungeons and open-world hunting zones, or put your PvP skills to the test against other players in one of the many battlegrounds TERA has to offer.


With seven character races and ten playable classes, you can customize your character to match your individual playstyle. You’ll embark on thousands of quests in a game world rich in history and lore, fighting myriad monster types across a variety of landscapes such as arid deserts, icy tundras, sweltering jungles, and many, many more.

Format(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: April 5
By: Bandai Namco, Mojo Bones

Impact winter is coming to console this month too with some additions from it’s time on PC. There are a lot of good concepts in the game and there is some potential here. So far there have been some mixed responses, but mainly due to the game needing some updates.

Hopefully the developers make good on these for the main game launch this month and release a game that meets the promise of the concept.

Impact Winter Information

In 30 days, help is coming…

A mysterious radio transmission claims that help is inbound. You are Jacob Solomon: leader of a makeshift team trying to survive the aftermath of a devastating asteroid collision. The world you once knew is no more – buried deep beneath the constant snowfall. Your goal: keep your companions alive until rescue.


Format(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: April 10
By: Iron Galaxy, Modus

Action game time! And some large beasts to take on too in Extinction coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC. The larger than life enemies, combat and style of this title looks like something any fan of a Devil May Cry or Bayonetta would take a look at.

Coming with a full story mode, horde mode and lots of smaller quests to take on, this could be a good action title to watch in April.

Extinction information

From time immemorial, the world has been at war. For generations, humans have fought one another for land and riches while our true enemies have lurked in the distance: throngs of ravenous monsters standing 150 feet tall that aim to destroy our kind.

Only those trained in the ways of the ancient order stand a chance at defeating these monstrosities, known colloquially as “ogres.” You are one of the world’s last defenders, a warrior named Avil equipped with the skill, speed and strength to oppose the endless wave of Ravenii and prevent a fate worse than death: Extinction.


Protect the human population across an abundant story campaign, rescuing as many civilians as possible and taking down brutal opponents.


Complete numerous side missions with various objectives, earning upgrades to aid you in your campaign.


Travel horizontally and vertically, perform wall runs, and use your whip as a vault to perform devastating air assaults. Master dynamic combat maneuvers to effectively traverse the giant beasts and expose their weak points, progressing along different skill trees to develop a path best suited to your playstyle.


Move freely around a fully destructible environment, and use objects throughout the world to your strategic advantage.


Every battlefield is different from the last, ensuring a unique combat situation each time you play.


Create unique battlegrounds with varied objectives, and challenge players online to compete for the top score.


Fight off a continuous horde of assailants as wave after wave of ogres and their minions attack without respite.

Format(s): Xbox One (already available for PS4)
Release Date: April 11
By: Ninja Theory

What a great game Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice is, truly a must play from 2018. Originally the game is a PlayStation 4 console exclusive but the team at Ninja Theory are now bringing the game to Xbox owners.

So, if you only have Xbox or want to see this great title running at Xbox One X 4K, now is your chance. Either way, make sure you play this, it’s outstanding.

Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice information

Hellblade on Xbox supports HDR and the game is enhanced for Xbox One X, with players having the choice of 3 enhanced modes to select from: Enhanced Visuals mode offers extra FX and visual quality throughout the experience, High Framerate mode runs the game at 60fps and High Resolution mode runs the game with dynamic resolutions up to 4K.

Xbox players can pre-order Hellblade on the Xbox Store from Monday and, as a thank you to the patient Ninja Theory Xbox fans, pre-ordering or buying in the first week comes with a 10% discount on the $29.99/€29.99/£24.99 price.

Format(s): PS4
Release Date: April 17

An interesting one here since all the reviews are in for Yakuza 6 with some really positive feedback. The game itself is going to be an epic conclusion of the story so far, with many of the Yakuza games coming out previously on PS4 for those who missed them.

Fans will be picking this one up for sure, but this could bring a few new Yakuza players to with the quality this title is bringing.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Information

The Dragon of Dojima will find out exactly how much people are willing to sacrifice for family – be those ties through blood or bond – when Yakuza 6: The Song of Life releases in the West.

The game is coming to consoles only on PlayStation 4, and thanks to the new “Dragon Engine,” is the most advanced Yakuza title to date.

From the unparalleled realism of the new setting of Onomichi, a beautiful, sleepy port town in Hiroshima Prefecture, to the latest evolution of Kamurocho, the biggest red light district in Tokyo, Yakuza 6 is the ultimate iteration of the series’ blend of gritty crime story, hyper-explosive combat, and all the vices and distractions those locales have to offer.

Format(s): PS4
Release Date: April 20
By: Santa Monica Studio, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Kratos is back! And we are getting very excited here on MGL with some coverage coming up this week on the title. The question here is over how good the changes to the format of God of War works out.

Everything looks like it’s going to be great, but if it all comes together this could be one of the PlayStation 4’s best games with Uncharted 4, Persona 5 and Horizon Zero Dawn. Is this going to be one of the games of 2018? I wouldn’t be surprised at all.

God of War Information

His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive…And teach his son to do the same. This startling reimagining of God of War deconstructs the core elements that defined the series—satisfying combat; breathtaking scale; and a powerful narrative—and fuses them anew.

Kratos is a father again. As mentor and protector to Atreus, a son determined to earn his respect, he is forced to deal with and control the rage that has long defined him while out in a very dangerous world with his son.

From the marble and columns of ornate Olympus to the gritty forests, mountains, and caves of Pre-Viking Norse lore, this is a distinctly new realm with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters, and gods. With an added emphasis on discovery and exploration, the world will draw players in to explore every inch of God of War’s breathtakingly threatening landscape—by far the largest in the franchise.

Format(s): Nintendo Switch
Release Date: April 20
By: Nintendo

What everyone wants to play with, cardboard! I don’t care who you are, you’ve at some point played more with a giant cardboard box than the thing that came inside it. If you have children of your own, you’ll no doubt have seen it happen.

Here we have the Nintendo version that looks a lot of family fun. There are a number of kits, including the Robot which looks really cool. We can’t wait to try this out here at MGL.

Nintendo Labo Information

Imagine being able to turn a simple piece of cardboard into almost anything: a motorbike, a fishing rod, a piano or whatever you can imagine!

Then, add your Nintendo Switch system to bring it to life! Win a race, catch a fish, perform a song…

Nintendo Labo lets anyone easily pick up and enjoy makingplaying and discovering. Have fun seeing how it all works and you might even invent new ways to play with each Toy-Con creation.

Format(s): Nintendo Switch (already available for PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Release Date: April 24
By: Ubisoft

Not a new title but a great one is coming to the Nintendo Switch this month. Much like Hellblade, the game is already out elsewhere but gamers with a Switch can get into South Park. This RPG really is a great game, funny and really suits being able to take out with you on your commute… maybe bring headphones!

It’s already got a positive reception and I can’t imagine why that would be different on the Switch. Well worth watching.

South Park the Fractured But Whole Information

A new power is rising to combat this evil. An entire squad of superheroes will rise, led by a nocturnal scavenger sworn to clean the trash can of South Park society.

The kids are playing superheroes, and Cartman is determined to turn Coon and Friends into the biggest superhero franchise of all time. However, the villainous Professor Chaos emerges with an evil plan to eliminate Coon and Friends. The heroes need to work as a team to fight the chaos and terror that that grips the town.

Players will once again assume the role of the New Kid. As the newest member of Coon and Friends, you must create your own superhero, build up your notoriety, and use your superpowers to save South Park. Only then will Coon and Friends take their rightful place as the greatest team of superheroes ever assembled, and get the movie deal they so richly deserve. In a city gripped by chaos, Coon and Friends rise to save the day.

1Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition

Format(s): PS4, Nintendo Switch
Release Date: April 27
By: PQube, WayForward

Platforming action makes it way to the PS4 and Nintendo Switch this month in the Ultimate Edition of the excellent Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. There is all kinds of additions in this pack including the original game, expansion packs and and other DLC.

Something for platform gaming fans to really enjoy.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Information

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition is the complete celebration of one of Shantae’s best-loved adventures. Bursting with digital bonus content, the Ultimate Edition contains the game itself, plus all former DLC extras including the Pirate Queen’s Quest story expansion, the Friends To The End story expansion, Hard Core Mode and the upcoming Costume Pack mode, which unleashes the Ninja Shantae, Beach Shantae and Officer Shantae challenge modes.

Additionally, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition also contains all former “Backer-Exclusive” content from the hugely successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign, enabling everybody access to the Tinkerbat Transformation and colour swaps. And, as a final treat for fans, the Ultimate Edition contains an exclusive blue swimsuit costume not available in any other edition.

Pick Your Favourite! (And don’t miss the Indie Games for April 2018)

Now it’s over to you, which games are you going to be picking up this month?

Personally speaking, I’m going to be in lock-down when God of War comes out, but I will certainly try out Nintendo Labo with the family. Let me know yours in the comments below using Disqus or Facebook.

Don’t Miss our April Indie Games 2018 is also something worth checking out along with the table below. Did you find this useful? Other gamers might too! Please Share This on your social media pages.

All April 2018 Video Games Releases – Table

Here are all the video game releases April 2018 for you, correct at the time of publishing. This includes games additional to those featured above.

The Adventure PalsPS4 | Xbox One | Nintendo Switch | PC April 2
TeraPS4 | Xbox One April 3
Impact WinterPS4 | Xbox One April 5
Sling MingNintendo Switch | PC | Mobile April 5
CeforePC Early Access April 6
ExtinctionPS4 | Xbox One | PC April 10
Masters of AnimaPS4 | Xbox One | Nintendo Switch | PC April 10
Robocraft InfinityPC | Xbox One April 11
Hellbalde Senua’s SacrificeXbox One April 11
Rogue AcesPS4 | Nintendo Switch | PS Vita April 12
Yakuza 6: The Song of LifePS4 April 17
God of WarPS4 April 20
Nintendo Labo Variety KitNintendo Switch April 20
Nintendo Labo Robot KitNintendo Switch April 20
South Park: The Fractured But WholeNintendo Switch April 24
SoloPC April 26
Shantae: Half-Genie HeroPS4 | Nintendo Switch April 27
The Thin SilencePC April 27

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