PS5 and PS4, April 2021: the best games of the month

PS5 and PS4, April 2021: the best games of the month

PS5 and PS4, April 2021

April 2021 marks the arrival on PS5 of an exclusive that is particularly awaited by Housemarque fans, namely Returnal: a roguelike-style third-person shooter that seems to have personality to spare and that will involve us in a disturbing and challenging sci-fi adventure on an alien planet.

The games of the month, however, also include several high-profile productions for PS4, all of which are NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139, which redesigns the 2010 action RPG focusing strongly on gameplay and technical achievement.


Outriders, a combat sequence based on special powers. Released on PS5 and PS4 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 on PS5 and PS4 April 6

Oddworld Inhabitants series returns with Oddworld: Soulstorm, putting us one more vote as brave Abe on a challenging new mission to give his people the 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 PS5 and PS4 on April 22nd

MotoGP 21 sees once again 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 basically, putting ourselves 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. Released on PS4 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.

It seems that there is 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.


Judgment, the protagonist in one of the game's cutscenes. Out on PS5 on April 23rd

The excellent spin-off of Yakuza makes its debut in April also on next-gen consoles: in Judgment we will follow the events of Takayuki Yagami, a former lawyer who has abandoned the profession to become a private investigator and be able to deal personally with the prosecution of certain crimes, without having to comply with procedures and bureaucratic delays.

Born and raised in the fictional Kamurocho neighborhood of Tokyo, Takayuki has learned to defend himself and carries out their investigations together with a trusted friend, using various tools but without disdaining the physical involvement, which becomes necessary when the criminals on duty try to threaten him.


Returnal , a combat sequence of the game. Released on PS5 on April 30th

Returnal is the new PS5 exclusive by Housemarque, the Finnish development team specialized in the shooter genre that this time wanted to aim for a more ambitious experience than usual, with a third person distressing and gloomy sci-fi shooter, with interesting roguelike implications.

In the game we will control Selene, an astronaut who finds herself trapped on an alien world closed in a sort of time loop: every time the woman dies, wakes up as if nothing had happened but the scenario around her has changed and presents new, disturbing threats to be faced using a rich arsenal of different weapons.

More games to be released in April 2021

Star Wars: Republic Commando, out on PS4 on April 6 SaGa Frontier Remastered, out on PS4 on April 15 MLB The Show 21, out on PS5 and PS4 on April 20 Assassin's Creed Valhalla: The Wrath of the Druids, outgoing s u PS5 and PS4 on April 29 R-Type Final 2, out on PS4 on April 30 Terminator: Resistance, out on PS5 on April 30 Praey for the Gods, out on PS5 and PS4 in April

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