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Xbox Game Pass Adds Handcrafted Sci-Fi Adventures And Intense Racing In April

Harold Halibut and Botany Manor will be day-one releases on Xbox Game Pass this month.


The first wave of Xbox Game Pass titles for April has been finalized, and throughout the month, you can raid some tombs, build some Lego, and explore a narrative game years in the making. Kicking things off today is Superhot: Mind Control Delete, an expanded version of the popular first-person shooter where time has slowed to a crawl and only picks up when you move. This isn't the first time it has been available through Xbox Game Pass, but in case you missed it, it offers more story, more action, and a lot more guns to play around with.

On April 3, Lego 2K Drive races onto Xbox consoles and cloud-compatible devices. This is a fun Lego open-world racing game where you can build the car of your dreams, explore a vibrant toybox full of fun activities, and take on rivals as you compete for the prestigious Sky Trophy. On April 4, the Game Pass library expands with the adorable open-world adventure Lil Gator Game and you can tee off in EA Sports PGA Tour.

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Now Playing: Harold Halibut Release Date Reveal

Kona, an investigative game with surreal elements, will be available starting April 9, and it'll be joined by Botany Manor, a day-one release. In this game, you can explore the historic manor home of retired botanist Arabella Greene, admire their collection of rare flora, and earn your green thumb by completing gardening puzzles. Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition arrives April 16, and while the final game in the reboot trilogy doesn't live up to the high benchmark set by the previous two games, it does come with all seven DLC challenge tombs, bonus weapons, extra outfits, and skills.

The highlight of Xbox Game Pass this month is easily Harold Halibut, as this will be a day-one release of the highly anticipated narrative-adventure game. Featuring a retro-futuristic design, this game will see you join Harold as he explores a city-sized spaceship submerged in an alien ocean. 14 years in the making, Harold Halibut features some of the most visually striking art direction of the year, thanks to almost every element having a handmade origin before it was digitally scanned and converted into a 3D object.

A few games will be departing Xbox Game Pass on April 15, including one of the best Left 4 Dead spiritual successors and some gnarly horror games. As usual, you can save up to 20% off your purchase to keep them in your library.

Xbox Game Pass April 2024 Wave 1 Additions

Available Today

  • Superhot: Mind Control Delete (Cloud, Console, and PC)

April 3

  • Lego 2K Drive (Cloud and Console)

April 4

  • Lil Gator Game (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • EA Sports PGA Tour (Cloud, PC, Xbox Series X|S via EA Play)

April 9

  • Kona (Cloud and Console)
  • Botany Manor

April 11

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC)

April 16

  • Harold Halibut (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S)

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