Xbox game releases — April 26th to May 2nd

By Sean Carey,
Next week, 14 games make their way to the Xbox platform, including Second Extinction and the Windows 10 release of Destroy All Humans! — both of which are also coming to Xbox Game Pass. R-Type is also making a return with R-Type Final 2 on April 30th.

From this page, you can view a game's achievement list if it's been released, subscribe to a game for news updates, add them to your wishlist, and even click through to the Microsoft Store to preorder or purchase. Here's a breakdown of everything coming to the world of Xbox next week. Let us know which of these you're planning on picking up in the comments!


April 28th

Crime Opera: The Butterfly Effect — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Explore a tale of loyalty, deceit and murder through the eyes of a Mafia family’s children.

Following the sudden death of a mafia family’s matriarch, her sons Gerald and Xander are put on the defensive as former partners threaten to take over their collective business ventures for themselves. See through the eyes of the Gallo children as they witness murders, kidnappings and other crimes wrought upon their households by their own fathers.

Crime Opera explores both the strength and frailty of familial bonds, presenting its narrative in beautifully illustrated style. Customize your experience by deciding to read straight through it like a kinetic novel or make choices that impact the story like a visual novel. Either way, this complex and effectual tale is bound to grip you from beginning to end as a life of crime spirals out of control.

Cymatically Muffed — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Don't you hate it when you wake up and some scientist has experimented on you and stolen your headphones? Muffed is a fast-paced top-down shooter where you and your friends can find that guy and make him pay. Or fight everyone you know in the best 2-8 player PvP games around, your call.

Ladders by POWGI — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Make new words by changing one letter at a time. The goal is to turn one word into another using only a limited number of steps.

Your reward? A free dad joke with each puzzle solved!

Second Extinction — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows

This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game.

Big map. Big dinosaurs. Big guns. Face an ever changing threat level with your friends. Second Extinction is an online FPS with a bite.

The Sinking City — Xbox Series X|S

The Sinking City® is an adventure and investigation game set in an open world inspired by the universe of H.P. Lovecraft, the master of Horror. The half-submerged city of Oakmont is gripped by supernatural forces. You're a private investigator, and you have to uncover the truth of what has possessed the city… and the minds of its inhabitants.

- An oppressive atmosphere and story inspired by the universe of H.P. Lovecraft.
- A vast open world that can be explored on foot, by boat, in a diving suit…
- High replay value thanks to an open investigation system: each case can be solved in a number of ways, with different possible endings depending on your actions.
- An arsenal of weapons from the 1920s with which to take on nightmarish creatures.
- Manage your mental health to untangle the truth behind the madness.

April 29th

Before I Forget — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

A woman alone in a house. A mystery and a love story.
Explore the present to uncover the past, in a short story of love and loss and a life well-lived.
A narrative exploration that examines a world where memories are constantly fading and jumbled. A game about dementia and what happens when you can't hold onto the things you've done or the people you've loved.

Destroy All Humans! — Windows

The cult-classic returns! Terrorize the people of 1950's Earth in the role of the evil alien Crypto-137. Harvest their DNA and bring down the US government in the faithful remake of the legendary alien invasion action adventure. Annihilate puny humans using an assortment of alien weaponry and psychic abilities. Reduce their cities to rubble with your flying Saucer! One giant step on mankind!

WarDogs: Red's Return — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

After a catastrophic plague almost sweeping the world, The remnants of humanity have turned to genetic engineering to survive. Unrecognizable, humans now strive to recover in the few cities that still exist.

April 30th

Angels with Scaly Wings — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

After the discovery of a mysterious portal, you are selected as one of the few humans to travel to the world of dragons.

While you serve as an ambassador, you learn more about this strangely familiar place, and discover that your human colleague knows more than he’s letting on…

It will be up to you and the friends you make to uncover the conspiracy that threatens the newly discovered world. In the process, you may even find love.

Features:
* Epic, mind-bending story with 175,000 words
* Cultivate friendships (or maybe more) with dragons including 5+ character routes.
* Make meaningful decisions that affect the story with more than 13 unique endings.
* Unlock exclusive images of the main cast.
* Solve crimes and uncover the secrets of the world of dragons.

BORIS THE ROCKET — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

As a moustached Soviet nuclear missile operator, you’re the last frontier of your Motherland’s defense. Survive a freezing Siberian winter, untangle a nasty web of bear intrigues and adapt to the always changing environment in this Cold War simulator.

Mystic Fate — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Help young Aris to solve the mystery of the fall of Asfand and It’s guild of alchemists, avenge the death of her brother, discover the limits of her powers all of that and more inside a 3D voxel action adventure game where you control weapons made of metal.

Aris has been training for all her life due to her special powers and skills along with her brother to go inside the Alchemists Dungeon and recover the long lost orbs to restore the peace in Asfand long thrilled by Koltors which after the fall of the alchemists guild has been winning the war. Recovering the orbs means Aris will have to discover what happened to her world many generations ago.

Features

- Play as Aris and control her powers over Coins and Swords master them and Fly over the Alchemists dungeon.
- Get to know all the History THrough many NPCs and Collect all the Scrolls to know exactly what happened to Asfand.
- Enjoy the Detailed Environment and rich enemy variety.

Protocol — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

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R-Type Final 2 — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

R-Type has returned! The legendary side-scroller is back and better than ever with beautifully rendered 3D graphics, exhilarating shoot-'em-up gameplay, and a multitude of stages, ships, and weapons that will allow you to conduct a symphony of destruction upon your foes.

Ultimate Custom Night — Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Welcome to the ultimate FNAF mashup, where you will once again be trapped alone in an office fending off killer animatronics! Featuring 50 selectable animatronic characters spanning seven Five Nights at Freddy's games, the options for customization are nearly endless. Mix and match any assortment of characters that you like, set their difficulty from 0-20, then jump right into the action! From your office desk, you will need to manage two side doors, two vents, as well as two air hoses, all of which lead directly into your office.

This time you will have to master other tools as well if you want to complete the ultimate challenges, tools such as the heater, A/C, a global music box, a power generator, and more. As if all of that weren't enough, you'll also need to set up laser traps in the vents, collect Faz-Coins, purchase items from the prize counter, and as always, keep a close eye on not one, but two, Pirate Cove curtains!
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.