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The Xbox Games with Gold lineup for April 2021 is meh

The Xbox Games with Gold lineup for April 2021 is fine but uninspiring.

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The Xbox Games with Gold lineup for April 2021 is fine but uninspiring.

We don’t like being mean to games without good reason at Thumbsticks, but it’s hard to get terribly excited about April’s Xbox Games with Gold lineup. There’s nothing fundamentally wrong with any of the four titles, but with Game Pass receiving countless top-tier releases, it’s evident where Microsoft’s priorities lie.

Dark Void is probably the highlight. This Capcom-published jetpack adventure was a bit of a flop when it was released for the Xbox 360 in 2010, but it has an easy-going charm and a stylish retro-future aesthetic. It also includes a fantastic score from Battlestar Galactica and Outlander composer Bear McCreary.

The other Games with Gold for April are Vikings: Wolves of Midgard, Truck Racing Championship, and run-and-gun actioner, Hard Corps: Uprising.

The four titles will be available to download for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers between the following dates.

Xbox Games With Gold – April 2021

Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One

  • Vikings: Wolves of Midgard – April 1 to 30
  • Truck Racing Championship – April 16 to May 15
  • Dark Void – April 1 to 15
  • Hard Corps: Uprising – April 16 to 30

Of March’s gamesWarface: Breakout and Port Royale 3 are available until the end of today, and Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse is downloadable until April 15.


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