PC, April 2021: the best games of the month

PC, April 2021: the best games of the month

PC, April 2021

PC users will be able to try in April 2021 the promising action RPG experience of NieR Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139, the remake of the title directed by Yoko Taro and originally released in 2010.

However, this is not the only release of a certain depth: this month the interesting shooter Outriders, the adventure Oddworld: Soulstorm and MotoGP 21, the latest edition of the Milestone motorcycle racer also arrive.


Outriders, a combat sequence based on special powers. Out April 1st

Developed by People Can Fly, Outriders is a cooperative-based shooter in which up to three players can fight together against the backdrop of a creepy sci-fi scenario. The story is in fact set on a distant planet, Enoch, colonized by the terrestrials so that it could be their new home.

The character we control, a skilled ex-soldier in charge of managing security during the initial phases of the colonization, finds himself involved in an anomalous event and ends up in a cryogenic sleep for thirty years, only to awaken in the middle of a real war, mysteriously in possession of superhuman powers that will allow him to restore peace between the warring factions ... or at least try.

Oddworld: Soulstorm

Oddworld: Soulstorm, the protagonist of the adventure, Abe. Out April 6

Oddworld Inhabitants series returns with Oddworld: Soulstorm, putting us one more vote as brave Abe on a challenging new mission to give its people freedom after the events narrated in New 'n' Tasty. The difference is that this time we will find an even darker scenario awaiting us.

On the gameplay side, the formula recalls the original mechanics in many ways, but in a context of two and a half dimensions, with greater environmental interaction and extra skills for the protagonist, who will be able to perform a double jump and defend himself from any threats as he tries to lead the Mudokons to safety.

MotoGP 21

MotoGP 21, one of the official images of the game. Released on April 22nd

MotoGP 21 once again sees the Italian Milestone team committed to offering motorcycling enthusiasts a racer with wide simulation facets, characterized by a solid and widely adjustable riding model, therefore ideal for any need: from less experienced users to purists of the genre.

A system once again at the service of a traditional structure, with fast races and time trials but also a career mode that promises great numbers and substance, putting us at the command of a rider determined to climb the rankings starting from the minor divisions and then making his debut in the official MotoGP championship.

NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139

NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139, a frenetic combat sequence. Out April 23rd

Remake of the action RPG originally released by Square Enix in 2010, NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139 catapult us into a post-apocalyptic scenario to tell us the story of a formidable warrior who wants at all costs to save his sister, struck by a terrible disease called Necrography.

There seems to be a cure, but to find it the protagonist of the adventure will have to leave on a difficult mission in the company of a talking book and a couple of allies, facing traps and opponents of all kinds thanks to a substantially improved combat system, as well as graphics and sound.

More games out April 2021

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV, out April 9 Ashwalkers, out April 15 SaGa Frontier Remastered , out April 15 Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids, out April 29 Total War: Rome Remastered, out April 29 R-Type Final 2, out April 30 El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron , out in April Praey for the Gods, out in April

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Centre’s fiscal deficit at 76 pc of RE during April-February: CGA

Fiscal deficit is an indication of the government

Fiscal deficit is an indication of the government

Fiscal deficit is an indication of the government's borrowing to meet the shortfall between expenditure and receipts from taxes and other sources.

The central government’s fiscal deficit at the end of February worked out to be 76 per cent of the revised estimate, indicating that it is likely to remain within the projections made by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last month.

The minister had revised the fiscal deficit projections for 2020-21 to Rs 18.48 lakh crore or 9.5 per cent of the GDP from the original budget estimate of Rs 7.96 lakh crore or 3.5 per cent of the GDP, mainly on account of additional outgo to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

As per the data released by the Controller General of Accounts (CGA), the fiscal deficit at the end of February stood at Rs 14.05 lakh crore or 76 per cent of the revised estimates. This compares to 135.2 per cent during the corresponding period of the previous financial year.

Government’s total receipts during April-February stood at Rs 14,13,096 crore or 88.2 per cent of the revised estimates (RE) presented in the Budget on February 1. The collection was 74 per cent of the estimated in the year ago period.

As per the CGA, the Centre’s total expenditure was Rs 28,18,643 crore or 81.7 per cent of the revised estimate. During the same period of the last financial year, it was 91.4 per cent RE.

While presenting the Budget 2021-22, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said the government proposes to bring down the fiscal deficit below 4.5 per cent of GDP by 2025-26.

Fiscal deficit is an indication of the government’s borrowing to meet the shortfall between expenditure and receipts from taxes and other sources.

The deficit had soared to a high of 4.6 per cent of the GDP in 2019-20, mainly due to poor revenue realisation.

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