We're firmly in April, and that means it's time to see what's coming to Xbox Game Pass. The subscription service gives players access to a nice catalog of games, one that grows each month. April is a banner month, because there are at least two major games joining the service.
First up is Capcom's Monster Hunter: World, the company's latest entry in its best-selling Monster Hunter franchise. World surprised people when it came out in 2018, opening up the audience and landing at #4 on USG's list of the Top 20 Games of the Year. If you haven't jumped in yet and you have a Game Pass subscription, you can download it and see what the fuss is about. Monster Hunter: World comes to Game Pass on April 18.
There's also Prey, from Dishonored developer Arkane Studios. Prey was highly-rated by critics and fans when it came out in 2017, but its sales weren't that great. Despite that, Arkane Studios released the intriguing Mooncrash and Typhon Hunter expansions last year, making a good game even better. Prey will be one of the first games coming to Xbox Game Pass this month, with a release on April 11.
Maybe you're hooked on that Telltale-style (RIP) of adventure? Well there are two options in April! The penultimate season of Telltale's The Walking Dead, entitled New Frontier, will be coming to Game Pass on April 18 too. Days later you'll be able to play Dontnod Entertainment's Life is Strange 2: Episode 2, featuring two brothers finding their way across the Oregon wilderness. Can they get to Mexico, while keeping the younger brother's telekinetic powers hidden? You'll see on April 24.
There's also the Golf Club 2, a multiplayer golf experience, coming on April 11. Finally, Resident Evil 5 is available on April 25, placing players in the zombie-stomping boots of Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar. It's a Resident Evil action romp, this time with cooperative play. Resident Evil 2 might be a horror return to form, but Resident Evil 5 is great if you just want to stomp zombies.
Xbox Game Pass is currently $9.99 a month, with access to every current game in the catalog. There are reports that Microsoft will soon be offering a higher tier, combining Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live for $14.99 a month. That's only saving you $5 if you currently subscribe to both, but saving is saving.