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April’s Biggest Video Games, Ranked By Metacritic Score

A certain God dominated the charts during the month of April, but a few other titles were up to the challenge, as they muscled their way into a favorable position amongst April’s top-rated games.

In our on-going monthly feature, we take a look at some of last month’s biggest games as ranked by Metacritic score.

God of War

Metacritic Score: 94 / User Score: 9.2

God of War took the top spot in April, receiving glowing reviews from both fans and critics alike. In fact, the Playstation 4-exclusive became the highest rated title of all-time for the console. This statistic is news that even the mighty Kratos can smile about.

Owlboy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STHYSmiSyIo

Metacritic Score: 89 / User Score: 6.7

Owlboy - a vertical 2D platformer that took ten years to make - was a delightful surprise in April. While its user score was a notable bit below its Metacritic score, the game continues to draw in players with its whimsical world, story, and music.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (On Xbox One)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL2RhY2vJes

Metacritic Score: 86 / User Score: 8.5

Game studio Ninja Theory showed that it has what it takes to hang with the big kids with Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. Xbox owners finally got the chance to play this game formerly PlayStation-exclusive game, which means they got their own Norse-theme critical hit this month. Senua’s imperfections and journey make her a strong character, while the game shares an impactful story surrounding mental health that should not be overlooked.

Frostpunk

http://www.frostpunkgame.com/

Metacritic Score: 85 / User Score: 8.8

Frostpunk is a real-time city-builder for PC that puts players in charge of surviving within a completely frozen world. Cities run on steam-powered mechanisms, while citizens cope and adapt to living life amongst the harshest of elements.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

http://totalgamingnetwork.com/showthread.php?209154-Review-Yakuza-6-The-Song-of-Life-(PS4)

Metacritic Score: 83 / User Score: 8.9

Fresh off of a three-year prison sentence, Kazuma Kiryu is immediately thrown back into the thralls of the violent world of organized crime, embarking on a journey for the well-being of himself and those closest to him. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life continues the franchise’s trend of receiving favorable reviews from fans and critics of the series.

Minit

https://devolverdigital.itch.io/minit

Metacritic Score: 82 / User Score: 6.6

Minit is one of 2018’s quirkiest indie-games so far. Players adventure into the world to help those in need and uncover secrets, each venture taking place one minute at a time. The minimalist game is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and is a title that should not be overlooked - especially by those with a minute or two to spare.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/skyrim-vr-coming-to-rift-vive-april/

Metacritic Score: 81 / User Score: 7.6

It’s time to once again journey back into the land of Skyrim, this time in VR for the PC. While the VR controls leave something to be desired, the game does a solid job of putting players into the immersive, virtual world.

YS Origin

http://www.psnation.com/2017/05/23/review-ys-origin-ps4/

Metacritic Score: 81 / User Score: --

YS Origin, for the Xbox One, is touted as an instance classic amongst the JRPG genre. With a great story, enchanting music, and memorable battles, what’s not to love?

Solo

http://es.ign.com/solo-1/113458/preview/asi-es-solo-lo-nuevo-de-team-gotham-primero-en-ign

Metacritic Score: 81 / User Score: --

Solo, available on PC, provides and introspective gameplay experience that centers around the theme of love. The game does well to not be too sappy in that regard, and while it may not be a perfect game, Solo is one of those titles that will likely stick with you long after completing the game.

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