As the weather starts to warm up, it’s the perfect time to spend some quality time. If you want to keep your gaming energy up, there are a number of great new titles coming in April and we can’t wait to dive into them. Whether you’re into first-person shooters, RPGs, strategy games, or anything in between, the list below has something for you. Here are our picks for the 10 best new PC games coming out in April.
Here are the 10 best new released PC games of April 2022
Welcome to the best new PC games of April 2022! This month is bringing a whole host of brand-new titles to the delight of gamers everywhere. Whether you prefer single-player campaigns or online multiplayer, there’s something for everyone here. Let’s jump right in!
10. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
This month, the first game on our list, we’ve got Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. This new Lego game has us playing through all nine Star Wars saga films. You get to pick which trilogy you want to begin with from the very start.
So, you could start in episode 7 as Poe fighting back the first order or in episode 1 as Qui Gon escaping this failed negotiation, or go back to episode 4 and play as R2D2 and C3PO trying to save the fate of the galaxies. There are actually over 300 unlockable characters. You’ll play as Jedi, Sith, the rebel bounty hunter, droids, and many other characters. The game features third-person action combat.
They’ve got new mechanics over prior Lego games. They’ve made improvements to blaster combat and there’s a cover system as well. Of course, you’ll get to use force powers to lift objects, attack enemies, and even influence the decisions of others. A skill tree lets you upgrade your attacks and even unlock some character-specific abilities. There will be space combat where you’ll fly tie fighters, X-wings, or the millennium falcon, and you’ll get to unlock new planets as you play traveling through.
Besides like the main story, you can do a bit of exploring and just go check out some famous Star Wars locations. This game looks pretty great, which I’m surprised because I couldn’t imagine myself playing a Lego game in 2022. I don’t have anything against the Lego games, but this looks pretty cool. They really are checking a lot of the Star Wars boxes here.
This will be launching on April 5th and it is currently priced at $49.99.
09. Demeo: PC Edition
This is the next title that I’m very excited about. Demeo is an RPG dungeon crawler that is styled like a tabletop game. Originally this was actually released as a VR-only title back in May 2021 and they are now launching the PC edition that’s been adjusted for mouse and keyboard play without the VR stuff. So, you don’t need a VR headset anymore.
You can play this like a normal PC game and this looks really cool. Numerous mechanical changes for the pc edition. There’s a whole new UI, menu navigation, character selection, and how you move and engage with the environment and interact with them. The game features three unique adventure campaigns where you fight through several floors, navigate traps, solve puzzles, and fight enemies until you reach the very last floor, where you’ll take on a boss.
It’s a turn-based combat system with action points that you’ll have to use to move, interact with things, attack and cast spells. The game features five different playable characters. You’ve got a tank, assassin, mage, hunter, and bard. Also, it features two to four-player co-op. There’s a solo skirmish mode where you can control multiple characters yourself and there’s going to be cross-play with the VR version.
Now, the original VR version of the game is fairly highly rated. The steam reviews currently sit at very positive. I am going to be curious to see what people think about the game without the VR gimmick and just as a pc title.
The Demio PC Edition is launching into Steam early access on April 7th and the VR version is priced at $29.99. So, I’m assuming the PC edition will be priced similarly.
08. Forgive Me Father
Forgive Me Father is a dark retro horror FPS set in a comic book style world inspired by the novels of H. P. Lovecraft. Last year, the game launched into early access and is now getting its 1.0 final update and official release. This game is meant to imitate classic 90s first-person shooters or as the kids call them, Boomer Shooters. It’s got time-lapse animations, elements of 2D and 3D environments. You’ll pick up first aid kits.
There are life points, non-reloading weapons power-ups and it says to have a dynamic combat system with numerous types of opponents. In addition to your various weapons, you’ll also be wielding dark madness inducing powers and you’ll have to kind of balance out your madness level.
The more you use it, the crazier things directly influence the gameplay and have this cool looking audio-visual effect on top of it. We’ve got this dark setting and atmosphere, again all of this inspired by H. P. Lovecraft. There are two playable heroes in the game with their own playstyles and skill trees to progress and this full release version is going to be bringing some new additions.
There will be a fourth and fifth act coming with three new bosses, a new character, new story elements, a new game plus mode, and general improvements like the UI sound controller support and improved localization. Like many of the games on this month’s list, the early access version is highly rated, and it seems like it could be a fun little game.
The full release is happening on April 7th and currently the game is priced at $19.99.
07. Back 4 Blood: Tunnels of Terror DLC
We’ve got some new content for Back 4 Blood. Players will be exploring different dungeon locations filled with these labyrinths of tunnels and a new type of zombies or ridden, land mine setting urchins, monstrous shredders, and these damage dealing rippers. These ridden hives offer a unique play experience but also exclusive loot and rewards.
Two new playable cleaners are coming to the game with eight exclusive character skins, seven new legendary weapons, 12 skins, new cards, and more. This expansion also coincides with an update to the base game adding the “No Hope” difficulty setting, which is a free update coming to the game with an extra level challenge. On top of that, they say there will be no microtransactions of any kind in this DLC cosmetic are otherwise.
The tunnels of terror DLC launches on April 12th and it should be noted this is not a free update. It is a paid update. It is paid DLC, which surprises me as the game still sits at a mixed rating on Steam. Although I should note that steam dB shows the game has a small but fairly active community. They still average around three to five thousand peak daily concurrent players. That is not nothing and certainly enough to keep the game running.
Now they do mention that players will have access to all of the DLC content as long as one person in their party has purchased it. I’m just surprised that they’re selling DLC for how poor the reception was for Back 4 Blood. Maybe the new No Hope difficulty setting will be enough or the fact that everyone can play as long as one person in your party has a DLC.
Uragun is a top-down shooter game where you play as a mech, facing off against endless hordes of corrupted machines. The game features what they call fast-paced top-down combat that tests your skills and reflexes. It’s got handcrafted levels tailored for the intense, tightly measured challenge, an array of deadly weapons and upgrades that you unlock as you progress like the further you get, the more access to different things that you unlock essentially.
This is pretty simple, but it could be a fun game when it comes to early access. It will be launching in early access on April 12th and includes three locations, 25 missions, 10 enemy types, one boss fight, five weapons which have mods for each of them, and four special attacks.
I did some digging they said that they expect the early access launch to contain roughly two hours of gameplay. I feel like that’s a little bit light. From what I’ve seen from the footage, it seems like a pretty simple game. It could be fun to mess around with for a little while but nothing that’s probably gonna hold anyone’s attention in the long term.
GhostLore is a modern take on classic ARPG. Features detailed items and character customization procedurally generated map and 2D isometric art. This game pulls a lot of inspiration from ARPGs like old-school Diablo but also modern-day things like Grim Dawn and Path of Exile.
They’ve got a multi-class system where you can mix and match abilities from three out of these six character classes to make your own unique hero. There are Glyphs, these magical symbols that you’ll inscribe onto your body granting you power, boosting your damage, tankiness, or just general utility. As you level up, you’ll get access and the ability to use more glyphs.
There’s a variety of weapons prevalent in southeast Asian martial arts and it’ll be coming to Steam early access on April 14th. The gameplay features a single-player mode. They say this is a hundred percent implemented all the single-player elements.
Over the course of early access, they’ll be adding more locations, monsters, multiplayer and a procedurally generated endless mode.
04. The Serpent Rogue
The Serpent Rogue is an action-adventure game built around exploring a medieval fantasy world. You play as a mysterious alchemist known as the Warden who will craft, brew, boil, and craft potions all in your stead to protect the realm from the dreaded serpent rogue. There’s a large world for you to explore. You’ll be moving around clearing this bramble unearthing secret passages and access to new areas.
Of course, being an alchemist, you will be using alchemy you can craft an experiment with different ingredients to create unique potions with various effects. You can even shape-shift into different creatures. You’ll come across the inhabitants of this cursed land and will have a quest to complete earning resources in addition to your main story and narrative.
They say that your actions will create these interesting sequences of cause and effect. If you keep too many creatures in one place, this could attract these bloodthirsty reapers. If you forget to bury an enemy, this could attract corpse-eating ghouls. Pretty interesting idea that they have these dynamic elements depending on your actions.
I know a lot of games say that they do this but the way they’re describing this sounds pretty neat. The Serpent Rogue will be launching on April 26th. There’s also a demo currently available on Steam if you want to try this before you buy it.
03. King Arthur: Knight’s Tale
Next up is King Arthur: Knight’s Tale. This is the newest game in this King Arthur series. This particular one is a turn-based tactical game that also mixes in character-centric RPG elements. You’ll assemble this team of heroes, selecting from six different classes, and then you’ll go out on missions moving through these levels and engaging in tile-based turn-based combat.
Your characters will gain experience leveling them up as they progress, you can unlock new skills, there’ll be an equipment system where you can give them weapons and armor. Incur injuries in combat, you’ll have to heal them, cure curses, and try to have them recover from disease and if a character dies, it is permanent and you’ll have to recruit new heroes.
There’s also this interesting interaction where your characters in your party have their own personalities and motivations. So, depending on the things that you do and the decisions you make, it will affect them. They can actually even leave your party and turn against you. There’s also with this morality chart that’s going to adjust based on your choices and that plays into both the narrative but also gameplay elements.
The game features four different difficulty modes. It is very positively rated and it will be leaving and officially fully launching on April 26th. The current price is $44.99.
02. Dorf Romantik
Dorf Romantik is this peaceful building strategy puzzle game where you create and manage an ever-growing landscape of villages and wilderness by placing down tiles. So, you start off with this stack of procedurally generated tiles and then one after the other, you will draw the top tile from the stack and then place it in one of the available slots. Rotating it to try to get the ideal fit based on the tiles next to it.
From this, you will form these groups and combinations of landscapes. There’ll be forests, villages, bodies of water, and then you get rewarded essentially with points depending on how well those tiles fit together. Some tiles will have special objectives or quests. For example, the windmill tile wants to border against six-grain fields, the locomotive wants to be connected with 10 tracks, or a deer wants to inhabit a forest with at least 50 trees in it and if you fulfill the quest and the requirements, you’re going to get bonus points.
Essentially continuing the expansion of your landscape, your game will end once you have fully used up all your stack of tiles. So, as you expand your landscape, you can advance into these new more colorful and diverse biomes discovering pre-placed objectives and longer-term tasks, unlock new tiles, new biomes, and new quests through these tasks. Really chill cool looking game.
This one out of all of the games is the best-rated early access title. It’s got thousands of positive reviews. People really like this game and it’s just super chill because there’s no combat or no resource management. It’s literally just placing tiles but trying to do it well and trying to extend how many tiles you have access to rack up the highest score possible.
It seems if you’re looking for a nice game to just relax and chill with, this Dorf Romantik looks like a good one. This will be leaving early access on April 28th and is priced at $13.99.
01. The Cycle: Frontier
Do you remember The Cycle? The PVPVE battle royale game launched a few years ago. Well, it’s gotten an overhaul and is re-releasing as a game called The Cycle Frontier, which by all accounts appears to be like a sci-fi version of Tarkov. You’ll go out there, you’ll fight different enemies, there are some PVP elements, and there’s a lot of inventory management.
You’re going out completing objectives and then returning to your home base and repeating the process over and over again. It sounds kind of cool. I have played Tarkov and I like this kind of take on that formula. So, this does appear like it is going to be launching in April. I’ve seen a few reports that have it pinned.
There’s no set date at the moment and in fact they’re still going through beta events. They recently actually delayed a beta that they had planned, so it might not hit the April launch but again I have seen it reported that it is potentially coming out this month.
We’ll have to wait and see if nothing else even if we don’t get the full release, there should be some beta in April for you to check out.
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