The Xbox Games with Gold April 2021 lineup has been revealed, showing the four games you'll be able to claim for free as part of your Gold subscription - a separate deal from Xbox Game Pass, and also with a lot more seniority.
While Microsoft has officially renamed its overall online service Xbox network, Xbox Live Games with Gold will go on. Starting on April 1, it will begin to offer a fresh selection of four games for the month, starting off with Vikings: Wolves of Midgard and Dark Void then bringing in Truck Racing Championship and Hard Corps: Uprising at the middle of the month. All of these games will be playable on Xbox Series X and S via backwards compatibility.
While the changeover is happening soon, you'll still be able to nab Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse from last month's selection up through April 15. Here's the full selection of Xbox Live Games with Gold April 2021.
Xbox Games with Gold April 2021
Vikings: Wolves of Midgard: April 1 - 30
This top-down action RPG sets you on a journey through the Norse-mythology-inspired Shores of Midgard. You'll battle not only the deadly Jotan but the coming winter itself, expanding your repertoire of weapons and equipment as winter grows colder and the end of the world draws nearer. You can live the Viking life on your own or in two-player online co-op..
Truck Racing Championship: April 16 to May 15
Did you know that semi truck races were a thing? I did not. But after playing Truck Racing Championship, you will be intimately acquainted with all of the ins and outs of the European Truck Racing Championship, complete with 14 worldwide circuits and a total of 45 different vehicles to drive.
Dark Void: April 1 to 15
This pulp-inspired action shooter straps a jetpack on your hero's back to create a unique blend of cover-based shooting and aerial acrobaticism. It also means you can take cover by clinging to the underside of a cliff, which is pretty cool, the hero is voiced by Nolan North, and the guy who makes all of your cool gadgets is none other than Nikola Tesla.
Hard Corps: Uprising: April 16 to 30
This spin-off of the Contra series proudly carries on the sidescrolling run-and-gun lineage, blending action packed 2D art action in the foreground with ever-changing 3D chaos for the background and environment. In true Contra style, it's hard as hell, so bring along a friend for co-op action if you want a more evenly matched fight.
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