It's time for another round of Pick One! With April now behind us, we're looking back at a somewhat busy month for Xbox Game Pass, featuring a couple of first-party additions to the library along with plenty of other day one releases.
This was the month in which we were finally were able to experience Ghostwire: Tokyo on Xbox for the first time, and Microsoft also brought us Minecraft Legends on April 18th as a brand-new Xbox Game Studios launch. Other highlights included The Last Case of Benedict Fox, Coffee Talk Episode 2 and various others.
So, what was the best Xbox Game Pass addition in April? Remember you can only pick one!
Let's take a look at what we're working with:
Best Xbox Game Pass Addition In April? (583 votes)
- Goat Simulator (April 4)3%
- Loop Hero (April 4)5%
- Everspace 2 - PC (April 6)3%
- Iron Brigade (April 6)1%
- Ghostwire: Tokyo (April 12)52%
- NHL 23 (April 13)4%
- Minecraft Legends (April 18)6%
- Coffee Talk Episode 2 (April 20)5%
- Medieval Dynasty (April 20)5%
- Homestead Arcana (April 21)1%
- Cassette Beasts - PC (April 26)2%
- BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Special Edition (April 27)2%
- The Last Case of Benedict Fox (April 27)10%
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Voted for Coffee Talk. Haven’t even started it, but I know it’s got to be better than the other titles I’ve tried on Gamepass in April
Ghostwire Tokyo was good, but actually quite short (I didn't do all the collectible stuff). I did love all the Japanese folklore/mythology.
But The Last Case of Benedict Fox has been great so far (minus maybe the voice acting) and got my vote. I really like the combination of puzzle solving and Metroidvania action.
I voted coffee talk. I think it is just the right game at the right time for me. I started ghostwire and am enjoying, and I played some loop hero, which I already knew I like from Switch. Very much looking forward to Benedict Fox if I can find the time. So, great month for my tastes!
Loop Hero got my vote. Surprisingly addicting game.
Loop Hero without a doubt. Been having a blast with it.
Ghostwire is a great meditation, Benedict Fox is just plain terrible. Didn't play anything else.
Just beat ghostwire today but I played it on ps5 through ps premium.
Still voted for it nonetheless.
Ghostwire Tokyo was trash. It should have 0% on this list.
There is a lot there that I want to play but stuck in a long [beep] replay of Fallout 3…
Benedict Fox, Homestead Arcana, Ghostwire, that coffee talk game also looks interesting but I have not played the fist one so would have to play that first.
Coffee Talk Part 2 is really good so far! need to break away from Jedi Survivor
Good month in almost all fronts.
My vote is for Cassette Beasts this time.
I’m liking Benedict Fox 🦊 a lot.
It’s got some great puzzles.
Minecraft Legends, I did try Benedict Fox at launch and it's going to be the next one I'm playing. But then again there is Redfall in a few days and Ravenlok even before that!
Just impossible to keep up with so many games in Game Pass this month.. I have up on Ghostwire Tokyo because I dont have the time for it all.
Ghostwire really impressed me. I'm playing to many other things to play through it right now but it's a game I ignored originally assuming it's horror, bit what it is is actually fun, kind of a world cross of smt nocturne with a gameplay mix of Metroidvania, doom eternal, far cry and..idk what. Surprisingly fun from what I've played so far and very memorable. But I don't think I'll really get too far for ages with all the big games I'm in the middle of.
I also bought balan wonderworld for $12 on the golden week sale. Am i a bad person?
@somnambulance LOL. I did the same before seeing your comment.
Ghostwire: Tokyo, might be my GOTY yo.
Everspace 2 by far, but of games on Xbox, Minecraft Legends which is a lot of fun. Seeing Trenched / Iron Brigade again was a nice surprise from the past too.
@Hexamex-Tex I know Coffee Talk is going to be like an 8/10 easy. Haven’t tried Benedict Fox yet either, but I’m concerned after reading the Steam comments. I’ve tried about half the list though and wasn’t enthused about most. Minecraft Legends and Ghostwire are both like 6/10 tier titles for me, for instance.
@NEStalgia At this rate, you’ll be singing praises to Forspoken with me soon enough. I’m curious about Balan. Never played more than an hour of it. I look forward to your comments on it.
I played ghost wire and thought it was good. I didn't play long tho. Will continue soon maybe. I've got blazblue and Minecraft legends downloaded but not yet played. But happy to have blazblue.
@somnambulance lol I said back when forspoken launched and played the demo that I thought balan was a better game lol. It's flawed, is dated, but it does have some Dreamcast charm and old school play. Forspoken is just..... Kinda..... There.... At least from the demo. I still believe boring of a more scathing critique of a game than bad though
I've finished Ghostwire, loved the game!
I'm playing Minecraft Legends now and I'm enjoying it too. But ghostwire still #1 for me.
@somnambulance I put Ghostwire at 3/10.
@NEStalgia You know I’m a sucker for anything Square, so I’ll eventually have to jump into Balan and support it against all odds. That’s it. I’m downloading it now. I’m trying it tomorrow. Maybe. If I play anything tomorrow, it’s that one. If not, well… it’ll have to wait til after Redfall, Zelda, FF, and Pikmin (and potentially Starfield because these are some chunky games) pass. I’ll try to try it.
@Hexamex-Tex If anything on Gamepass is a 3/10, it’s Atomic Heart.
I voted for The Last Case of Benedict Fox. I finished it yesterday evening. Aside from a few glitches that required quitting right out of the game to fix, this game was excellent.
I also had a lot of fun playing through the Minecraft Legends campaign.
I was really excited about Ghostwire, but couldn't really get into it, felt dull and repetitive.
Ghostwire Tokyo is the only I downloaded in April
so yeah, Ghostwire Tokyo for me
Loop Hero for me... very addictive, can't stop playing.
@NEStalgia Welp, I can safely say that so far I like Balan Wonderworld more than anything I played on Gamepass in April. You hit the nail on the head by saying it’s got Dreamcast charm to it. It’s also totally designed to be played by children instead of adults. My son’s 5 and he loves it. Clearly not a demographic reviewers contemplate when they evaluate games (unless it’s Kirby). For me, it’s a pretty decent 6/10 tier title so far, which is the same rating I gave Ghostwire and I’m certainly liking Balan more than that one. I also definitely liked it better than the couple hours I’ve slogged through in Redfall. Good recommendation!
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