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New Xbox Game Pass games for April 2024

Here are April's confirmed new Game Pass games for players on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, as well as a look ahead to what's coming in the future.

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Xbox Game Pass continues to amaze with the value it offers subscribers, and it’s showing no signs of letting up. April 2024’s new Game Pass games lineup continues Xbox’s not only brings some excellent older titles to subscribers, but it’s laden with brand-new, day-one releases too.

The full Xbox Game Pass games library is already bursting at the seams, and it includes some of the best games of all time. But here we’ll bring you the confirmed lineup of new Xbox Game Pass titles for this month and highlight the ones we think you absolutely must play. From charming indies, to first-party Xbox exclusives, to some of the best-selling games of all time, any new additions will be listed here. We’ll also list any confirmed, leaked, or rumored new Game Pass games for next month too.

New Game Pass games – April 2024

The new Game Pass games for April that have been confirmed by Xbox are:

  • Ark Survival Ascended (Console, Cloud, and PC) – April 1
  • F1 23 (Cloud) – April 2
  • Superhot: Mind Control Delete (Console, Cloud, and PC) – April 2
  • LEGO 2K Drive (Console, Cloud, and PC) – April 3
  • Lil Gator Game (Console, Cloud, and PC) – April 4
  • EA Sports PGA Tour (Xbox Series X|S, Cloud, and PC) – April 5
  • Kona (Console and Cloud) – April 9
  • Botany Manor (Xbox Series X|S, Cloud, and PC) – April 9, day-one release
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition (Console, Cloud, and PC) – April 11
  • Harold Halibut (Xbox Series X|S, Cloud, and PC) – April 16, day-one release
  • Orcs Must Die! 3 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 17
  • EA Sports NHL 24 (Console) EA Play – April 18
  • Deep Rock Galactic (Core) – April 23
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (Console and PC) – April 23, day-one release
  • Superhot: Mind Control Delete (Core) – April 23
  • Wreckfest (Core) – April 23
  • Another Crab’s Treasure – April 25 (Console), day-one release
  • Manor Lords (Game Preview) (PC) – April 26
  • Have A Nice Death (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 30

Below we’ve highlighted some of the biggest additions in this month’s lineup that you should definitely pick up and play if you haven’t already.

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Ark Survival Ascended

Ahead of the Ark 2 release date – which should be arriving later this year – you can now get a free taster of the Ark universe with the addition of Survival Ascended to Game Pass. This is the current-gen remake of the original (Ark Survival Evolved) and it’s one of the best survival games you can play right now.

If base building, weapon crafting, dinosaur taming, and brain-bending lore sounds like your idea of a good time, then this is a must-play.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider

She’s one of the most iconic videogame characters of all time, and now Lara Croft’s most recent adventure has found its way to Xbox Game Pass. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the final entry in the 2010’s reboot trilogy, and joins its predecessor Rise of the Tomb Raider in your Game Pass library.

Whether you’re a Crofty or not, this is an excellent third-person action game that’s well worth the 13-15 hours you’ll spend exploring your way through its main story (which will be more like 25-30 hours with side quests thrown in).

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Harold Halibut

April’s Game Pass lineup is stuffed with day-one releases, but the one that has caught our attention the most is Harold Halibut.

With a gorgeous art style that resembles that of a stop-motion film, Harold Halibut is one of the most intriguing narrative-driven games we’ve seen in ages. Harold is one of many passengers on board a spaceship that has crashed and become submerged underwater on an alien planet, and the overarching goal is to become un-submerged.

Talk to other passengers, solve puzzles, or just simply stop and stare at some of the stunning environments if you want, but this looks like one of those hidden gems that don’t come around too often.

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Deep Rock Galactic

We know, we know, Deep Rock Galactic is already on Game Pass. However, from April 23 you’ll finally have the chance to yell ‘ROCK AND STONE’ at the top of your lungs – much to your neighbors’ annoyance – if you’re a Core subscriber.

One of the best multiplayer games out there, DRG will have you and your homies rustling up some primo-tier loot from the planet Hoxxes IV. Unfortunately, mining up a storm will disrupt more than just the local geology, and the alien planet is home to some rather nasty natives.

The good news is that there are shiploads of weapons, diverse classes, and the promise of camaraderie (as long as you don’t all kill each other mid-game) to help you pull through the waves of murderous critters.

Next month’s new Game Pass games

So far, we know of one game that will definitely be in May’s Game Pass lineup:

  • Senua’s Saga: Hellbalde 2 (Xbox Series X|S, Cloud, and PC) – May 21

So, these are the new Xbox Game Pass games that subscribers will be able to enjoy this month at no extra cost. If you’re a new subscriber looking for some recommendations for what games to play first, or you’re simply looking for something new to play, check out our list of the best Xbox Game Pass games. From massive RPGs like Starfield to surprise sensations like Palworld, you’ll definitely find something excellent to play.