Must Buy Games In April 2017


With another month upon us, there is barely any time to reflect on the great games that were released in March as we look at what games you should buy this April. Some of you may still be playing through the long campaigns of Horizon: Zero Dawn and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild but you will definitely want to make time to play some of the games that are releasing this month!

Yooka-Laylee

Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Release Date: 11th April

Yooka-Laylee looks like the most exciting platformer since the likes of Jak and Daxter, Spyro and Crash Bandicoot. Created by many former employees of Rare Studios, this game will be a sure sign of whether people have been craving a 3D platformer over the past few years or whether they have been few or far between due to a lack of demand. Early signs indicate this game will rival modern day platfromers such as Ratchet and Clank and it may even do a better job. Starting as a crowd funded project, Yooka-Laylee is the most promising title this month and will no doubt, restore nostaglic memories of platforming games of old! A true must buy games for fans of this genre.

Micro Machines: World Series

Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Release Date: 21st April

Anyone who has played Micro Machines will remember just how fun it was to play this game! Racing on top of table tops and snooker tables has never been the same despite some more recent attempts to resurrect this game. At last, Codemasters have decided to revive this franchise for the modern era. Now players across all consoles will be able to relive the old courses with a modern day feel and newcomers will finally understand why this game was considered one of the best multiplayer games of its time! Of course, that is if Codemasters have remained true to the original Micro Machine formula. If they have then this game is a no-brainer!

Outlast 2

Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Release Date: 25th April

Horror games have always been a hugely popular genre for many Youtubers. I mean what is funnier than watching someone getting jump scared from playing a video game from the comfort of your own home. Many gamers go on to try these experiences for themselves after witnessing the horrors of these games. One particular game that has been included in this ritual is Outlast and now, players will be ‘treated’ to another game in the series. Dubbed ‘too scary for Australians’, this game will provide horror game fans a new experience to scream and shout about. Only for the brave!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Release Date: 28th April

I don’t know one person who doesn’t enjoy playing Mario Kart! It has been one of the best arcade racing game franchises in history and now Mario Kart 8 makes its way onto the Nintendo Switch. If you are one of the early adopters of the Switch console then this release is the second biggest game, only behind Zelda, so there will be plenty of hype for this. For those who owned a Nintedno Wii U console and played through the Wii U version of this game then there will be an unerring sense of disappointment that this isn’t a completely new Mario Kart game in its own right but maybe the opportunity to play this with a potentially active online player base, on the go or at home, will make this purchase the best decision that any Switch owner will make all month! Whether you have already played this game or not, there is no denying that Mario Kart will deliver a fun racing experience to all so, if you have the hardware, make sure this is a purchase this April!

Little Nightmares

Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Release Date: 28th April

I have been waiting for the ‘next INSIDE’ game to appear and Little Nightmares looks to follow up the hugely popular puzzle platformer by adding a twist of horror into the game. Bandai Namco look to have a great puzzle platformer on their hands but the dark feel to this game give it a certain edge over other similar titles. There is a real sense of fear for what is lurking in the darkness and I can’t help but feel like that fear of the dark will transpire into reality as the nightmarish nature of this game will lurk in the subconscious. There is some impressive game design in Little Nightmares, mixed with the puzzle platformer game play that has helped other games reach great heights. This is one of the most exciting game releases this month, I cannot wait to play through this game. Fans of INSIDE and Limbo must check out the trailer!

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