PC Game Releases – April 2016

PC Games Calendar April 2016

PC Game Category   Estimated Release
Quantum Break    Action April 5, 2016
Vanishing Realms RPG April 5, 2016
Dark Souls III RPG April 12, 2016

Indie Games

CHKN – Apr 1

Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure – Apr 1

The Minims – Apr 1

Blueprint Tycoon – Apr 1

Spheria – Apr 1

Forgotten, Not Lost – A Kinetic Novel – Apr 1

Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm – Apr 1

Champions of Breakfast – Apr 1

Binaries – Apr 4

Void 21 – Apr 4

Impulse! – Apr 4

Istrolid – Apr 4

Daughter of Shadows: An SCP Breach Event – Apr 4

Until I Have You – Apr 4

Super Arcade Football – Apr 4

A grande bagunca espacial – The big space mess – Apr 4

Enter the Gungeon – Apr 5

Hover Junkers – Apr 5

Modbox – Apr 5

A Legend of Luca – Apr 5

The Rose and I – Apr 5

Space Pirate Trainer – Apr 5

Job Simulator – Apr 5

CDF Starfighter VR – Apr 5

Light Repair Team #4 – Apr 5

Holodance – Apr 5

A Wizard’s Lizard: Soul Thief – Apr 5

Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades – Apr 5

Toy Plane Heroes – Apr 5

Unseen Diplomacy – Apr 5

Sorcery! Part 3 – Apr 5

Skeet: VR Target Shooting – Apr 5

SculptrVR – Apr 5

Star Wars Battlefront: Outer Rim – Apr 5

Space Bit Attack – Apr 5

Pierhead Arcade – Apr 5

Diorama No.3 : The Marchland –
Apr 5

Beach Ball Valley – Apr 5

Hide & Hold Out – Apr 6

Kill to Collect – Apr 6

SUPER ROBO MOUSE – Apr 7

MXGP2: The Official Motocross Videogame – Apr 7

A Blind Legend – Apr 7

Slime Jumper – Apr 7

Chicku – Apr 7

The Fifth Expedition – Apr 7

Axes and Acres – Apr 7

Warden: Melody of the Undergrowth – Apr 8

Automata Empire – Apr 8

Fortify – Apr 8

Glitchrunners – Apr 8

prog.1 – Apr 8

Tenrow – Apr 8

Silver Bullet: Prometheus – Apr 8

BLEAK: Welcome to Glimmer – Apr 8

Judgment: Apocalypse Survival Simulaiton – Apr 11

Democracy 3: Africa – Apr 12

Stories: The Path of Destinies – Apr 12

Jalopy – Apr 14

Club Life – Apr 14

Secrets of Deep Earth Shrine – Apr 14

Man O’ War: Corsair – Apr 15

Clash of the Monsters – Apr 15

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair – Apr 18

Dr. Spacezoo – Apr 18

The Banner Saga 2 – Apr 19

Artificial Defense – Apr 19

Bolt Riley – Apr 20

Megamagic: Wizards of the Neon Age – Apr 20

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada – Apr 21

CounterAttack – Apr 21

CTU: Counter Terrorism Unit – Apr 22

Abandoned Knight – Apr 22

Wayward – Apr 22

Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim – Apr 26

Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series – Apr 26

The Brookhaven Experiment – Apr 26

King’s Quest Chapter 3: Once Upon a Climb – Apr 26

Kings and Heroes – Apr 26

Buildanauts – Apr 28

Ozmafia!! – Apr 29

Police Infinity – Apr 29

Red Haze – Apr 29

Ira – Apr 29

Cubium Dreams – Apr 29

Elite vs. Freedom – Apr 29

“Good Robot” comes to Steam on April 5 + new trailer

Good Robot is a fast-paced shoot ‘em up with roguelike elements. As the only remaining Good Robot, you must navigate procedurally generated labyrinths and wipe out the berserk robots who have scoured the colony. Find out “What makes a Good Robot?” in the latest trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1sO_VLn8lM

About Good RobotGood Robot is an action packed roguelike shoot ‘em up based in a post-apocalyptic world sprinkled with dystopian dark humor. The protagonist is a floating robot savior pitted against an endless array of plasma-packing battle-armored “programming errors”, fighting for peace, justice, and no lawsuits.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

DEVELOPER: Pyrodactyl
PUBLISHER: Pyrodactyl
GENRE: Roguelike shoot-em-up
PLATFORM: PC
PRICE: 9,99€
LAUNCH DATE: April 5 2016

Esper 2 Launches on Oculus Rift

Today independent UK developer Coatsink announced that its telekinesis-themed first-person VR game Esper 2 is now available for Oculus Rift as part of Oculus’ day one launch catalog. Reprising their role from the original game, players become an agent of ESPR, an organisation set up to deal with the recent outbreak of telekinetic powers among citizens. As they travel to exotic locations, they must solve mind-bending puzzles, discover secrets, foil nefarious plots and probably fall unconscious multiple times. The game has already been released on Gear VR, where it garnered rave reviews from critics and consumers alike.

Watch the launch trailer here: http://y2u.be/Yq-QRYecINc

“We have been working with VR since the DK1, and Esper 2 is the culmination of everything we have learned since then,” says Tom Beardsmore, CEO at Coatsink. “On top of that, we had the opportunity to work with some very impressive voice talent, which really takes the game to the next level, and we hope that the people lucky enough to get the Oculus in the first round of pre-orders will feel the same.”

The game expands considerably on its predecessor, moving beyond the confines of the lab of Esper into exotic locales, as well as offering more and more varying puzzles. Esper 2 also features a dynamic array of new characters voiced by notable actors Nick Frost, Lara Pulver and Sean Pertwee, who join Eric Meyers, the esteemed vocal talent from the original game.

The Wild Eight – PC and XO

Keeping the wolf from the door with a little help from your friends

Wolves get a bad rap in our fiction, assaulting everyone from Red Riding Hood to Liam Neeson in an effort to satisfy their voracious appetites. It seems that a certain fear of these highly-evolved hunters  ru and it’s this instinctive un that 8 Points is looking to exploit in its multiplayer survival debut. Because the Wild Eight essentially takes the premise of lupine-phobic blockbuster The Grey and runs with it, placing you in the aftermath of an Alaskan plane crash that leaves only eight survivors.

With  little more than burning wreckage at your disposal, you’ll be forced to craft makeshift shelters in order to survive the pitiless cold and the howling predators that roam the woods. You’ll have to fend off repeated attacks from these “mutated” canids as you progress, all while attempting to hunt food for yourselves in the thick snow. Co-operation with your fellow networked survivors is key in these pursuits, and your unarmed and exhausted crew will struggle to bag so much as a lowly rabbit should you fail to work together.

Ice try

Surviving isn’t the only order of business, h, and the Alaskan wilderness possesses secrets you’ll need to unravel to escape its icy grip. One such enigma is the source of these preternaturally large predators; another is e significance of all the y abandoned buildings you keep running into. The studio responsible for all this menace and mystery is Russian developer 8 Points, a team based in the subarctic city of Yakutsk, where winter temperatures routinely plummet below -35°C. This studio understands hostile environments, then. All it has to do now is build a compelling game around its daily commute.

Trackmania Turbo – System Requirements & Screenshots

Screenshots & Specs Reviews Need to Know Videos

Rating: 80/100

GameInfo: Trackmania offers and arcade racing universe in which everything is about reaching the perfect racing time. Test your skills in over two hundred tracks, challenge your friends at home (offline splitscreen) or online.

System Requirements:

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card must be 512 MB or more and should be a DirectX 10 – compatible or DirectX 11 – compatible
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers

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Project Resurgence PC Screenshots

INSPIRED BY the classic RPG games of the late Nineties, Project Resurgence is a heavily narrative driven indie title. Featuring a raft of customisation, branching dialogue and combat, Resurgence is being touted as a game based on choice and consequence that blends brawling with stealth. At the time of print it had just achieved funding on Kickstarter, so if the idea floats your boat you may well be in luck.

Kickstarter successes coming this year (indie PC titles)

YOOKA LAYLEE

Yep, it’s already the year of the spiritual successor to Banjo- Kazooie.After a £2 million success on Kickstarter, this ultimate buddy platformer looks packed to the nostalgic gills with fun.And it seems  when the devs say it hasan“arsenal of abilities” it also includes a move involving a giant fart. Mature.

HOME FREE
It’s a dog-eat-dogworld. Not literally – that would beavery different kind of game and we like the visuals for this canine simulator without any need for cannibalism. A procedurally generated city will offer multiple challenges as we learn to take on the world as a lone pup,and it unpawses in November.

THIMBLEWEED PARK
Been craving the point-and-click adventures of old? This is bound to make your pixelated dreams come true.From Maniac Mansion and,more importantly, Monkey Island devs Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, it’s described as “an undiscovered LucasArts adventure game.” Count us in. June isn’t too far away, is it?

FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE GAME
Jason is back in his first game in 27years, with asymmetrical multiplayer that sends shivers down our spines.You can play as Mr Vorheesands talk the staff of Camp Crystal Lake, or as a counsellor and try to escape becoming ingredients in some meatys’ mores.Yum.

Aftershock PC Screenshots

We really liked the parkour in Mirror’s Edge so the announcement that this open world MMOFPS would also have parkour got our attention. Focus Studios have just switched from Unity to using the Unreal 4 engine which they say is “better optimised to making a survival game.” They’ve also  included dynamic looting, basebuilding and are planning to include land, sea and air vehicles and  moving AI missions.

DEVELOPER INDIE
PUBLISHER FOCUS STUDIOS
DUE AUGUST 2016

Hitman – Intro Pack System Requirements & Screenshots

Screenshots & Specs Reviews Need to Know Videos

Rating: 75/100

GameInfo: With the Intro Pack, you’ll get an introduction to the world of HITMAN, with the Prologue and Paris episode. You’ll get full access to Contracts Mode, Escalation Mode, elusive targets and all other live content.

    Minimum:

    • OS: OS 64-bit Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 50 GB available space
    Recommended:

    • OS: OS 64-bit Windows 7 / 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz / AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770 / AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 50 GB available space

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Need for Speed – 2016 System Requirements and Screenshots

Screenshots & Specs Reviews Need to Know Videos

Rating: 72/100

GameInfo: One of the first things you’ll notice when tackling the front of your car is the ability to modify your stance. Whether you are changing the ride height by slamming it to the ground, raising it up, or anything in between, you choose your perfect ride height. Throw in options for rake and both front and rear track width, and you’re on your way to creating something truly unique. Suspension tuning is finished up with your camber. With the angle on both the front and rear wheels being set independently you’ve got the ability to create some truly out of this world looking cars. The PC version has new features, including unlocked framerate with 4K resolution, manual transmission, and steering wheel support for a selection of steering wheels.

The minimum requirements for 720p and 30fps at low settings:

OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later
Processor: Intel Core i3-4130 or equivalent with four hardware threads
Memory: 6GB RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB, AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB, or equivalent DX11 compatible GPU with 2GB memory
Hard Drive: 30 GB free space

And the recommended requirements for 1080p and 60fps at high settings:

Windows 7 or later
Intel Core i5-4690 or equivalent with four hardware threads
8GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB, AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB, or equivalent DX11 compatible GPU with 4GB memory
30 GB free space

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