Xbox Game Pass April Lineup Brings GTA V And More

Published: April 6, 2021 11:17 AM /


The upcoming Xbox Game Pass April lineup

The Xbox Game Pass April lineup has been announced, and there are some huge games coming to subscribers this month. There's a big triple-A sandbox game, a co-op zombie shooter, and Disney adventures galore.

What's in the Xbox Game Pass April lineup?

There are eight games on their way to Xbox Game Pass subscribers this month. As ever, they'll be available across a mixture of PC, Xbox consoles, and Android cloud streaming, with some games available on multiple platforms. Here's your lineup for April!

Grand Theft Auto V - Cloud and console - April 8th

Franklin fleeing an exploding motel in GTA V on Xbox Game Pass

Rockstar's seminal crime sandbox comes to Xbox Game Pass for the first time this April. Split across three protagonists, the story revolves around a series of heists Franklin, Michael, and Trevor must make in order to get various criminal elements off their backs and finally realize their dreams of living the high life.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War - Cloud, console, and PC - April 8th

From the creators of Sniper Elite 4 comes a zombie-infested co-op shooter set in 1940s Europe. You and up to three friends must blast your way through countless hordes of the undead and work to save humanity from an impending zombie apocalypse.

Disneyland Adventures - Cloud - April 8th

Peter Pan and a child interacting in Disneyland Adventures on Xbox Game Pass

This fun little sim allows you to explore major locations across Disneyland. Main Street USA, Critter Country, and more are at your fingertips if you check this one out. You'll be able to team up with iconic Disney characters to take on villains and relive moments from classic Disney stories.

Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure - Cloud - April 8th

Join up with characters from classic Pixar movies to solve puzzles, unearth secrets, and experience what life would be like in Andy's toybox or Dory's underwater paradise. As you might expect, this one will be great if you've got younger kids, but we won't shame you if you love it as an adult either.

NHL 21 - Console (EA Play) - April 12th

A player hitting the puck in NHL 21 on Xbox Game Pass

All Xbox Game Pass subscribers now get an EA Play membership bundled at no extra cost. NHL 21 is coming to the service on April 12th as part of EA Play. The iconic ice hockey franchise returns with new moves, evasive maneuvers, and more.

Rain On Your Parade - Cloud, console, and PC - April 15th

This indie gem casts you as a cardboard cloud determined to, well, rain on everyone's parade. Show everyone why it's bad to cross a cloud in more than 50 levels of mischievous fun, each of which has a unique setting and new objectives to tackle.

Pathway - PC - April 15th

A battle scene in Pathway on Xbox Game Pass

Build your team of adventurers and sally forth into ancient ruins in this Indiana Jones-inspired exploration roguelite game. You'll need to outwit and outsmart your enemies in turn-based strategy combat if you want to prevail.

MLB The Show 21 - Cloud and console - April 20th

As we've previously reported, formerly PlayStation-exclusive baseball sim MLB The Show brings its latest instalment to Xbox Game Pass on day one. You'll also be able to play this one with your PS4 or PS5-owning friends, so there's no excuse not to show them who's boss.

Whew! Lots and lots of games in this month's Xbox Game Pass haul. Microsoft says it's also expanded the number of games compatible with touch controls on Android Xbox cloud streaming, so you should take a look at that list to see if there's anything that tickles your fancy. Games like Dragon Quest XISea of Thieves, and Gears 5 have been updated with touch controls, and there's plenty more, too, so there's bound to be something there for you. There's also an updated Xbox Game Pass experience on consoles, so you'll now see friends joining Xbox Game Pass titles, allowing you to jump into their games easily and quickly.

Don't forget there are also a few games leaving Xbox Game Pass this month, sad as we are to see them go. Here's everything departing the service this month.

  • Deliver Us the Moon (console and PC) - April 15th
  • Gato Roboto (console and PC) - April 15th
  • Wargroove (console and PC) - April 15th
  • Madden 15, 16, 17, 18, and 25 (console, EA Play) - April 16th
  • NHL 18 and 19 (console, EA Play) - April 16th

Will you be checking out April's Xbox Game Pass lineup? Let us know in the comments below!


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