Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy

Top Video Games and Release Dates for April 2020

With Coronavirus running rampant and lockdown in full swing, the message couldn’t be any simpler: Stay home! Thankfully, April 2020 is packed full of new games meaning there’s plenty of great content to keep you busy while self-isolating.

Funny thing: the heavy hitters of the month are both remakes. After long absences, Resident Evil 3 and Final Fantasy 7 return from the 1990s to top the charts once again. Fallout 76 will receive its Wastelanders update, hopefully changing the course of this online game and finally meeting the expectations of fans.

With all sport currently halted, the best place to get that baller fix is with AFL Evolution 2. Now, all we need is a new NRL game and it’s almost business as usual. Predator: Hunting Grounds turns the popular 80’s flick into a multiplayer game of humans vs. Predator. Gears Tactics puts a fresh spin on the Gears of War franchise and finally, Moving Out looks like the perfect game to keep families engaged during the lockdown.

These 7 titles complete our list of the best new video games releasing throughout April 2020.

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1. Resident Evil 3

Resident Evil 3 first graced shelves back in 1999, and now it’s reimagined from the ground up following the success of last year’s Resident Evil 2 remake.

A series of strange disappearances are occurring within Raccoon City. A specialist police squad known as S.T.A.R.S. are investigating. However, a “cannibal virus” surfaces and the undead begin roaming the streets. With the viral plague spreading across the city, Jill Valentine must fight to survive. Not an easy task, considering her enemies has unleashed an extremely powerful pursuer who goes by the name Nemesis.

Resident Evil 3 also includes Resident Evil Resistance, a new 1 vs 4 online survival horror experience. Set in the world of Resident Evil, players unleash their inner evil or join the fight as one of the resourceful survivors desperately trying to escape every obstacle in their way.

Be sure to check out the free RE3 demo before you buy.

Platforms: PS4, XB1, PC
Release date: April 3

2. Final Fantasy VII Remake

23 years on, this classic RPG returns next month in a remake exclusive to PlayStation 4. In the Final Fantasy VII Remake, players are drawn into a world where the Shinra Electric Power Company, a shadow corporation, controls the planet’s very life force. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite Soldier unit, turned mercenary, lends his aid to an anti-Shinra organisation Avalanche.

This is April’s go-to game for players who crave those classic characters, an epic story and a battle system that merges thrilling real-time action with strategic, command-based combat. Plus, there are Chocobos. Everyone loves those guys.

A free demo is currently available for eager fans to experience the opening chapter from the game.

Platform: PS4
Release date: Available now (launched early in Australia)

3. Fallout 76: Wastelanders

Fallout 76 had a rough start when it launched in late 2018 with many gamers criticising its lack of content. Thankfully the last 18 months were spent working on improvements, and they’re finally ready to arrive in the free Wastelanders update.

In the new content, players will uncover the secrets of West Virginia through an all-new main quest starting from the moment you leave Vault 76. Befriend or betray new neighbours, take down mutated creatures and earn high tier weapons and armour. Alter the fates of those you meet with new dialogue trees, as decisions affect your standing with the two factions vying for the region.

Fallout 76: Wastelanders is a robust free update for everyone who owns Fallout 76, which is available in most stores for dirt cheap.

Platforms: PS4, XB1, PC
Release date: April 14

4. Predator: Hunting Grounds

You hunt or become the hunted in the immersive multiplayer shooter that is Predator: Hunting Grounds. Set in the remote jungles of South America, join a Fireteam of paramilitary soldiers tasked with taking out infamous drug lords and shutting down their global network. Though you “ain’t got time to bleed,” and to be victorious, you must complete your objective and survive by getting to the chopper!

But there’s something else in the jungle. One player takes on the role of the iconic Predator choosing from a vast array of deadly alien tech perfect for collecting trophies (human skulls) one by one.

Platform: PS4
Release date: April 24

5. AFL Evolution 2

With the 2020 AFL season on hold indefinitely, we’re looking to Tru Blu and their upcoming game AFL Evolution 2 for our Aussie rules fix.

Despite releasing in just a few weeks, there’s still not a lot known about the game, although it’s immediately clear that the graphics are greatly improved over its predecessor. Better player controls and more realistic AI are among the upgrades, plus a deeper career mode, improved player drafting and team management let you live and breath AFL.

Players can jump online to hit up the leaderboards and connect up to 8 consoles to show what you really think of self-isolation. To top off the experience, there’s brand new commentary from Anthony Hudson and Garry Lyon.

Platforms: PS4, XB1, Switch, PC
Release date: Available now (launched early in Australia)

6. Gears Tactics

Set 12 years before the events of the first Gears of War, Gears Tactics is an aggressive strategy game where you command a squad in fast, turn-based battles, advancing and surviving intense and visceral encounters with the unstoppable, swarming Locust Hordes.

Customise your squad and equipment to prepare your troops, upgrade skills and outfit them with loot collected in challenging missions. Then take on and defeat towering deadly bosses that defy strategies and completely change the scale of the battle. Gears Tactics retains the signature Gears of War tone and feel while approaching gameplay in a brand new way.

Platform: PC (XB1 at a later date)
Release date: April 28

7. Moving Out

Are you ready for an exciting career in furniture? As a newly certified Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician, you’ll take on moving jobs all across the town of Packmore. Grow your business to brave new heights, recruit colourful characters, break a few windows and save your town from furniture peril!

Enjoy story mode as an independent contractor or team up with friends to increase productivity. Lift, toss and smash your way to faster times. Move through sleepy suburbs, frenzied farms, haunted houses, virtual reality and beyond. For better or worse, you’re in charge, and that career in furniture removal is far more exciting than you could have ever imagined.

Try Moving Out right now via the free demo available on your platform of choice.

Platforms: PS4, XB1, Switch, PC
Release date: April 28

April 2020 Video Game Release Dates

  • Totally Reliable Delivery Service (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) – April 1
  • Resident Evil 3 (PC, PS4, XB1) – April 3
  • Fallout 76: Wastelanders (PC, PS4, XB1) – April 14
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake (PS4) – April 10
  • Someday You’ll Return (PC) – April 14
  • AFL Evolution 2 (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) – April 23
  • Deliver Us The Moon (PS4, XB1) – April 24
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road To Boruto (Switch) – April 24
  • Predator Hunting Grounds (PS4) – April 24
  • Trials of Mana (PC, PS4, Switch) – April 24
  • Gears Tactics (PC) – April 28
  • Moving Out (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) – April 28
  • SnowRunner (PS4, XB1) – April 28
  • Sakura Wars (PS4) – April 28

General FAQ

What games are coming out in April 2020?

Some of the biggest and best games include Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Resident Evil 3, Gears Tactics, Moving Out and AFL Evolution 2.

When is Cyberpunk 2077 coming out?

Cyberpunk 2077 recently suffered a short delay. Instead of coming out in April, the highly anticipated game is now set for September 17, 2020.