We’re getting into the second half of April 2022 and, as always, in an overview of the new games coming to Xbox Game Pass.
Although we are still in an intermediate period, from waiting for what should be the moment of annual announcements from Microsoft, Xbox Game Pass It continues to provide interesting news also regarding the organization of the service itself, in addition to the games of course, of which we see here an overview of those that will arrive in Second half of April 2022.
After the rather enjoyable first wave, this second part also continues in a linear trend, without certain peaks of interest represented by titles of absolute value but with a lineup that rather indicates the diversity and originality of gaming experiences.
On the other hand, with the backlog that all users have gained quite a bit, sometimes it’s not a bad thing to have a moment of greater relaxation in the front of the output. In the meantime, some very interesting news looms: Microsoft has announced a new collaboration to bring other Ubisoft games to its catalog, which will begin appearing in the next couple of months with the arrival of Assassin’s. For Honor: Marching Fire Edition, but this marks an expansion of the service by the French publisher with a decidedly rich perspective. But for now, let’s move on to the usual overview of the games that will arrive in the second half of April.
F1 2021 (EA Play) – Cloud, April 19
Soon after the release on PC and console, F1 2021 also hits the cloud in the second batch of April. With the start of a new chapter this summer and the tournament just getting underway, it might be a good time to get started F1 2021It can now be accessed from Xbox Game Pass and the EA Play catalog as well via the cloud. Obviously, this is the official simulation of last season, but we can’t complain too much: Codemasters is excellent even if you’re no longer the theme of the new season just starting, and in case you’ve never wanted the latest version, it’s still one of the greatest expressions of car simulation, Moreover the only expression dedicated specifically to this sport in a formal way. You can get to know it better in our F1 2021 review, but if you’re vaguely interested in the sport in question, we invite you to download it as soon as it’s available.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered (EA Play) – Cloud, April 19
Another cloud-specific addition this month is Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit RemasteredIt actually hit EA Play and Game Pass Ultimate last June. This is the remastered version of one of the most famous chapters in Electronic Arts’ historical racing series. By Stellar Entertainment, who is now an expert in the sector after going through the same process with Burnout Paradise Remastered, the game takes back much of the original Need for Speed spirit between underground races and police chases, but with a technical framework. Great thickness as well as the differences and improvements applied to the gameplay between the control system, modes, options and more makes it quite enjoyable, as mentioned in our Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered review a few months ago. There is cross-platform multiplayer on all platforms, and all original and DLC released post-launch, such as Armed and Dangerous and Lamborghini Untamed additional modes.
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion – Xbox, PC, and Cloud, April 19
With what is likely to be one of the strangest titles seen lately, Turnip boy commits tax evasion It can be a very special and interesting game as well. The protagonist of the story is a young boy who has been kicked out of the house for tax evasion and forced to find a way to pay off huge debts that have accumulated. However, behind the whole affair there is a story of corruption affecting the entire “vegetable” administration, starting with Mayor Cipola. Little Rappa then becomes a kind of loose cannon ready to spot bugs and flip the status quo between battles, puzzles to solve and, more or less, grotesque gardening-themed tasks. Strange characters, dungeons, crimes and misdeeds mix in this strange story, organized into a game with complex gameplay: ranging from exploration to combat, to growing vegetables and collecting various items on the screen, all beautifully. Style in pixel art.
7 Days to Die – Xbox, PC and Cloud, April 26
Post-apocalyptic zombie-based survival horror is no longer a truly original concept, but it continues to impress and inspire interesting products, such as 7 days to die. It is a game with a hybrid structure that somewhat invokes the traditions of a state of decay, where players are called to fight in a dynamic first-person shooter style but also to deal with different aspects closely related to survival, as well as some elements of management. Granted by the ability to build and control a base, with tower defense style features. In short, there are a huge amount of different components that make the gameplay rather complex and deep, and thus can be enjoyable for a heterogeneous audience. Unfortunately, the console version in particular isn’t entirely flawless, as mentioned in our review, but in the meantime, something is still improving and the game can be fun.
Research and Destroy – Xbox and PC, April 26
We’re used to seeing, in video games, scientists involved in creating weapons that are provided to heroes to fight off some obscure threats, but in this case we skip a step: just as the title suggests, in Search and destroy It is the scholars who use the weapons they build to sow death and destruction against the enemy hordes. In this sort of post-apocalyptic revenge nerds, we find ourselves engaging in turn-based combat against hordes of supernatural beings of various kinds, with the particularity of also having to research and develop more and more expensive weapons to bring in enemies. Between turn-based strategy and real-time action, Research and Destroy is one of the absolute firsts this month to come live on Xbox Game Pass, staging a bizarre cartoonish battle against possibly mystical ones, to face off in single-player or multiplayer.
Bugsnax – Xbox, PC, and Cloud, April 28
Having become one of the most popular PS5 launch games, bognax It also arrives on Xbox and this is done by appearing live on Xbox Game Pass this month. It is a strange adventure where its protagonist is an intrepid journalist grappling with a mysterious case: he has been invited to Snaktooth Island by explorer Elizabeth Megavig, and disappears into thin air before our arrival, forcing us to solve the mystery by exploring a vast and distant island, divided into different biomes and inhabited by midway creatures. Between insects and snacks, or bosnax.
Not only that: Snaktooth also has a lively community of colorful residents, each distinguished by their own rather strong personality, above all through their own secret side that prompts the protagonist to investigate the different backgrounds of the island. Although it may not be able to fully express its potential, it is definitely a game to try, especially via Game Pass.
Unsouled – Xbox and PC, April 28
According to the proposed name, non-believer It’s about semi-spirits, a very prevalent subgenre now also in the indie field, but he interprets it in a very original way, starting with its graphic representation. The 2D frame framed from above is reminiscent of the RPG classic of the past, which Unsouled actually seems to look at on the game’s interface, suggesting a challenge with a fast pace and a truly indifferent technical rate. The combat system is specially developed and is largely based on the implementation of rather complex combos, with amazing and amazing effects. Clash is actually the central element of Unsouled, which for the rest offers some RPG elements but always with the aim of fast-paced battles, leading us to explore various fantastic environments all featuring 2D graphics that recall the traditions of the genre.