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Gaming titles to rule April

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 Video game for April. (Courtesy)

2023 has been shaping up to be a mammoth year for the video game industry. As we start the first month of the second quarter of the year, it comes with a whole new wave of exciting video games.

From the highly anticipated sequels to beloved franchises to brand new IPs, there’s something for everyone to look forward to.

Here’s a look at some of the noteworthy titles to check out this month.


This is a top-down rogue-like action game that combines intense real-time combat with deep game play and high replay value.

It has a unique and engaging story set in a world of high fantasy, with a variety of different races and creatures to interact with.

Players explore a variety of different locations, from the dark and mysterious forests of to the bustling cities of the human kingdom.

Players can choose from a variety of different weapons and armor to customize their character.

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened

This month, a remake of this adventure game will be released for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

The game follows Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson as they investigate a string of bizarre disappearances connected to the Cthulhu Mythos in this novel, which follows a unique plotline. The game’s cutting-edge graphics and action let you take part in a tense journey.

Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores

This is a DLC expansion for ‘Horizon Forbidden West’ that is coming exclusively on the PlayStation 5.

This new developments bring the main protagonist, Aloy, to the Burning Shores, a volcanic archipelago formed from the ruins of Los Angeles, where she pursues a sinister threat in the form of an awakening Metal Devil.

Advance Wars 1+2 Reboot Camp

This turn-based strategy video game is a remake make of Advance Wars,  and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising.

The game controls the tactical advisor of the Orange Star Army, and is needed to defend their homeland.

In addition to the story campaigns of both games, Advance Wars 1+2 also includes a “Versus” mode that supports both local and online multiplayer, and a map maker.

Dead Island 2

This is the third main entry in the Dead Island series, a follow-up to the action role-playing game Dead Island from 2011.

It distinguishes itself from its predecessors by taking place in the metropolis of Los Angeles, which has been quarantined owing to the zombie epidemic, and is set around 10 years after the events of Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide.

The new expansion also includes several features from its predecessors, such as the “rage” and crafting systems.

The Last Case of Benedict Fox

This gothic 2.5D narrative action adventure game follows Mr Fox as he battles demons, investigates his mind, and works out complex riddles in a labyrinthine journey that was influenced by noir pulp literature, early 20th Century jazz music, and Lovecraft’s horrors.

In order to solve the mysteries of a huge, decaying mansion, you must play as Benedict Fox, a self-proclaimed detective bound to his demon companion.

You must use an unholy bond to search the minds of the recently deceased in search of clues as you immerse yourself in a dark, intriguing world full of covert organizations, forbidding rituals, and cold-blooded crimes in an arcane adventure.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

This is another action-adventure game. A sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The game basically maintains many elements of its predecessor but has some new gameplay elements added into it.

The game centres on Jedi Knight Cal Kestis’ struggle to stay one step ahead of the hostile Galactic Empire and its relentless efforts to exterminate the last remaining survivors of Order 66.

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