Second Extinction, Fable, Destroy All Humans!, and more join Xbox Game Pass in April

Xbox Game Pass April 2021
Xbox Game Pass April 2021 (Image credit: Xbox)

What you need to know

  • Xbox Game Pass is a Netflix-like gaming subscription that offers gamers access to hundreds of titles on Xbox and PC.
  • The service adds and removes games once or twice a month, and April 2021, isn't any different.
  • The second wave of games coming to Xbox Game Pass has been revealed, and it includes titles like Second Extinction, Destroy All Humans!, and two Fable games.
  • There are also new titles heading to Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox Game Pass for PC is celebrating 100 new recent additions, and more.

We're already halfway through April, which means it's time for the second wave of games heading to Xbox Game Pass in April 2021. Some awesome titles are coming to Xbox Game Pass in the next few weeks, so players will have even more to look forward to. Most notably, the Xbox Game Pass additions include gems like Second Extinction in Game Preview, the Destroy All Humans! remaster, Fable Anniversary, and Fable III.

New games are also heading to Xbox Cloud Gaming with integrated touch controls, making those games even more accessible while on the go. In case you missed it, Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) is heading to iOS and PC soon, giving even more players access to these great games on their phone or computer.

The games on this list can head anywhere that Xbox Game Pass is available, so you're in luck no matter where you play, be it Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Some of these games may hit the already-packed best games on Xbox Game Pass list, so invest in one of the best external SSDs for Xbox Series X|S to have room for all these games.

Finally, bookmark our ultimate guide to all the games coming to and leaving from Xbox Game Pass, so you never miss a thing.

Coming soon

You can check out all the titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud gaming below:

MLB The Show 21 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & PC) — April 20 (Available now)

Now available on Day One! Experience faster, deeper, and more intense moment-to-moment action on the field on Xbox One and in 4K 60FPS on Xbox Series X|S consoles. Lead your ballplayer to the pros in Road to the Show as a two-way star or aim for Diamond Dynasty glory and face your friends on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 with cross-platform play.

Phogs! (PC) — April 22

In Phogs! you play as a duo of dogs on a captivating, puzzle-filled adventure. Linked by a stretchy belly, you'll need to bark, bite, and bounce your way through obstacles set across the themed worlds of Food, Sleep, and Play. Play through your entire fun-filled adventure in co-op or single-player exploring 24 fantastical levels stuffed with exciting challenges and creatures to play with.

Second Extinction (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — April 28

Second Extinction tasks you and up to two friends with fighting bloodthirsty mutant dinosaurs in a bid to reclaim Earth. But be warned: These carnivores have an appetite for war. The game takes place on a large-scale map where each region has a unique threat level. As the community lowers the threat level, the dinosaur menace retreats. Fail to keep the hordes at bay, however, and you'll face increased threats, more dangerous enemies, and the chance of emergence events that will test your limits.

Destroy All Humans! (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — April 29

The cult-classic returns! Invade 1950s Earth in the role of the evil alien Crypto-137. Harvest human DNA and bring down the U.S. government in the faithful remake of the legendary alien invasion action-adventure. Annihilate puny humans using an assortment of alien weaponry and psychic abilities and reduce their cities to rubble with your flying saucer!

Fable III (Xbox Cloud Gaming) — April 30

Lead a revolution to take control of Albion, fight alongside your people, and experience love and loss while preparing to defend the kingdom against a looming threat. Your choices as ruler will lead to consequences felt across the entire land.

Fable Anniversary (Xbox Cloud Gaming) — April 30

As the best-selling RPG on the original Xbox, Fable pioneered every player's choice having a consequence. With Fable Anniversary, a spectacular HD remaster of the original Fable, players will be reminded of why the franchise is so special and unique. All-new textures and 3D models, an entirely new lighting system, a slick new interface, achievements, and all the content from The Lost Chapters, make Fable Anniversary the definitive Fable experience for faithful fans and new players alike!

Leaving soon

You can check out all the titles leaving soon from Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming below:

April 30

  • Endless Legend (PC)
  • For the King (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Fractured Minds (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Levelhead (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Moving Out (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Thumper (PC)

Xbox Cloud Gaming touch controls

You can check out all the titles gaining touch controls on Xbox Cloud Gaming below:

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • Killer Queen Black
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Wreckfest
  • Double Dragon Neon
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