High profile remakes and intriguing indies arrive this month.
It’s a new month, which means a whole new range of games to enjoy. Perhaps you fancy some remakes which have been anticipated for years or just some interesting indie titles. Let’s take a look at the ten games to play in April 2020.
Resident Evil 3
Capcom returns with yet another remake in the Resident Evil series, this time of 1999 PS One classic Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Along with stunning new visuals, the remake includes new designs for Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira, new mechanics for Nemesis (like a flamethrower and increased agility) and expanded story beats. There’s an online mode, Resident Evil Resistance, which sees four players attempting to survive the schemes of a player-controlled Mastermind. Even with some mixed reviews here and there, Resident Evil 3 is still worth checking out on April 3rd for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
The legendary RPG finally gets its remake and thankfully, it’s not far off now. Final Fantasy 7 Remake is only the first part of the story, running till the escape from Midgard. However, it features a completely redone battle system focused on hack and slash combat, gorgeous graphics, expanded interactions and scenes, and gameplay length to rival a mainline game. If the demo was any indication, Final Fantasy 7 Remake will likely, hopefully exceed expectations when it launches on April 10th for PS4.
What happens when Gears of War meets XCOM with executions and snapping to cover? You get Gears Tactics, developed by The Coalition and Splash Damage, which takes place several years before the first game. The objective is to defeat a Locust mastermind, recruiting and customizing squad members over a 40 hour plus campaign. Tactical turn-based fans are advised to keep an eye out for Gears Tactics. It launches on April 28th for PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store.
Predator: Hunting Grounds
4v1 asymmetric multiplayer titles are nothing new but this is IllFonic, known for Friday the 13th: The Game. Predator: The Hunting Grounds breaks up the monotony all the more, seeing four soldiers – who navigate a map and deal with enemy NPCs while completing objectives – surviving against the Predator. With four soldier classes and three Predator classes, a variety of weapons and gadgets, Predator: Hunting Grounds promises a tense experience when it releases on April 24th for PC and PS4.
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories
A new entry in Granzella’s action adventure series, Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories is all about escaping from the city when a cataclysmic earthquake hits. This time around, players will be able to enter different buildings and find survivors. You also need to manage “cleanliness” and keep stress down. As an alternative to everything else, Disaster Report 4 might be worth checking out when it releases on April 7th for PC, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Deliver Us The Moon (Consoles)
Originally released on PC, Deliver Us The Moon is a sci-fi thriller that will be releasing for consoles on April 24th. As an astronaut, your job is to investigate the sudden loss of communication with a World Space Agency colony on the Moon. Where has everyone gone and what ultimately happened? You’ll be managing these mysteries in both first and third person, exploring the colony for clues and solving puzzles. Deliver Us The Moon will be available next month for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Cradle Games’ Hellpoint is a Souls-like sci-fi with a dash of weirdness. Taking place on a ruined space station overrun by threats from another dimension, the player must explore and fight them off. The twist is that various dynamic events can occur – including enemies randomly attacking and bosses appearing – making each playthrough unique. After playing Hellpoint: The Thespian Feast, the free standalone follow-up available on Steam, I’m hopeful for a more fleshed-out and polished experience with Hellpoint. We’ll find out how it fares on April 16th for PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Set in a sprawling futuristic metropolis called Nivalis, Cloudpunk centers on Rania, starting the first day as a delivery agent. Throughout your experience, you’ll meet different characters, make decisions that influence the city’s well-being and encounter different mysteries and secrets. There’s some intrigue over what you’re delivering – about not missing a delivery or asking what’s in the package. All of this just makes us more curious for when Cloudpunk debuts on April 23rd for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Fallout 76: Wastelanders
Sure, it’s actually a free update but Bethesda’s Fallout 76: Wastelanders is still a major release in its own right. It changes the online title in many ways, from revamping the main quest and adding a brand new one to bringing back human NPCs and factions. Players will interact with either the Settlers or Raiders through dialogue trees, complete different tasks for reputation, and ally with one or the other. Over time, you’ll be able to recruit and romance companions, explore new locations, and earn new weapons and armor. Fallout 76’s Wastelanders update is out on April 14th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.