April’s Free Games Preview

It’s not an April Fool’s joke – there’s some great games this month for free including double the games on Xbox! Let’s crack on and see what’s up…

A month of two halves, half one brings Xbox 360 owners the 2D Minecraft-esque Terraria and Gears of War: Judgment. The first is critically acclaimed and ranks among the top most streamed games on twitch. Judgment is a slightly different and more episodic take on the Gears series – not the longest game but good fun nonetheless. The back end is supported by Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag; in my opinion one of the best (if not the best??) Assassin’s Creed games and Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel. It’s a co-op game and, well, it’s free so worth a punt with a buddy for some mature shooting action.

Xbox One has two games free all month. Ubisoft’s take on a JRPG, Child of Light is available to all gold members which in my opinion is quite frankly a fantastic game. Pool Nation FX is the other; it’s pool, it’s got lovely graphics and it’s free. So go for it.

Playstation has an interesting mix. You know those rogue likes where you die and you have to start all over. Imagine that as a fast paced fps with randomly generated levels and you have Tower of Guns on PS4 and PS3. Also on both consoles is Aaru’s Awakening. A hand drawn, fast paced 2D platformer with two abilities at your disposal to traverse a number of levels (teleportation and charging).


Unique to PS4 is Never Alone. A slower paced platformer with atmospheric puzzles which has garnered much attention and now you can try it for free. The exclusive PS3 title this month is Dishonoured. The stealth fps which many claimed as game of the year has previously been available on Xbox Games with Gold but now Playstation owners get to try it too.


Vita has arguably its biggest title on Plus this month. Killzone Mercenary is a great take on the Killzone universe with some good action and sub-challenges, and a decent multiplayer. Finally Monsterbag completes the offering with a mix of puzzles, platforming, monsters and secrets.

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