Microsoft has announced six more games that will be added to the Xbox Game Pass throughout the remainder of April.
The new additions will begin tomorrow, Thursday 11th April, when both Prey and The Golf Club 2 will be added to the service. Prey is a 2017 survival-horror first-person shooter that puts players in the shoes of Morgan Yu, a scientist who wakes up aboard the space station Talos I to discover that an alien race known as the Typhon have taken over the space station. Players must explore the open-world setting of the space station, uncovering clues to learn the secrets of the ship and defeat the alien force that now controls it. Prey is an atmospheric, story-driven shooter that will offer you a very enjoyable 15 hours of play and I would highly recommend it to any shooter fans out there.
The Golf Club 2, meanwhile, is a golf simulation game (obviously) that offers players both single and multiplayer experiences, featuring “realistic swing mechanics, infinite hours of gameplay, the opportunity to become a pro, and prestigious Club Societies”. The game was warmly received when it released back in 2017, with particular praise being aimed at its course editor mode, and will be a welcome addition for any golf fans out there.
A week later, on Thursday 18th April, the very popular Monster Hunter: World will join the Game Pass. Monster Hunter: World, which was developed by Capcom, lets players “enter a living, breathing ecosystem where players become hunters who seek and slay ferocious beasts in heart-pounding battles that unfold across the vast, ever-changing terrain.” The game was very well received on launch back in 2018 and has been well supported since, and it still holds a decent population. Monster Hunter: World can be tackled by both solo players and groups, with online co-op for up to four players supported, so get your buddies to download the game too.
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On the same day that Monster Hunter: World joins the Game Pass, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier will join too. A New Frontier is the third and penultimate season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, and it joins the Game Pass to sit alongside the first two seasons, which have also joined the service over the last couple of months. Players that missed out on The Walking Dead when it first hit the scene will now be able to play the games first three seasons through Microsoft’s subscription service, and I would be amazed if the games fourth and final season didn’t also hit the Game Pass soon.
Sticking with the episodic theme, Life Is Strange 2: Episode 2 will land on the Game Pass on Wednesday 24th April, two weeks shy of the games third episode being released. Life Is Strange 2: Episode 2 only released in January, some four months after the release of Episode 1. If you’re anything like me (I got absolutely hooked on the original Life Is Strange) then the four-month wait between episodes will be too much for you to handle – I’ll be waiting for all episodes to release before I delve in.
Finally, the day following the introduction of Life Is Strange 2: Episode 2, Resident Evil 5 will join the Xbox Game Pass on Thursday 25th April. Unbelievably, Resident Evil 5 first released all the way back in 2009 on the previous generation of consoles, and features Chris Redfield and his new partner Sheva Alomar heading to Africa investigate an outbreak. Anybody who missed out back then, or simply wants a trip down memory lane, will be happy to see the game added to the Game Pass, and I strongly suggest roping in a friend to play through the game in online co-op.
It’s another strong month of additions for the Xbox Game Pass. You can subscribe to the service for £7.99 a month, but don’t forget that you can get your first month for just £1. Bargain.