After a few months of intense gaming April is a relatively mellow month during which you could catch up on the huge backlog of games you missed out on. Or you could check out some of the titles coming up this month that just may pique your interest.

Splinter Cell Conviction

So Sam Fisher is back in an all new action packed avatar tracking down those responsible for the death of his daughter. The game’s created a minor furor amongst fans with the huge dependence on action as opposed to the good ol’ fashioned stealth this series was well known for. Either way we’ll get to know how it plays out this month – finally!

GTA IV: Episodes from Liberty City

The very same DLC Xbox360 owners enjoyed last year now makes its way to the PS3 and PC in the form of two distinct episodes – The Ballad of Gay Tony and The Lost and Damned. I seriously hope the PC port of this game is not as broken as GTA IV itself.

Lead and Gold

At first glance Lead and Gold looks like a variant of Team Fortress 2 set in the Wild West and it could very well be so since we haven’t played it yet. But unlike Valve’s multiplayer behemoth, Lead and Gold is tad more stripped down, comparable to DICE’s Battlefield 1943. It still looks like good ol' class-based multiplayer mayhem that’s thankfully releasing on PCs via Steam as well.

Dead to Rights Retribution

If you’re craving some old school Max Payne-esque action you could get your fix from the latest Dead to Rights game, a franchise that’s always branded the “Poor Person’s Max Payne tag”. You play as a hard as nails cop Jack Slate who along with his faithful dog Shadow cleans up the streets of Grant City using his fists, a plethora of weapons and copious amounts of slow mo.


An action- RPG from Square Enix, Nier puts players in the boots of an aged warrior known as –wait for it – Nier who’s on the lookout for a cure to the Black Scrawl virus that’s infected his only daughter. Honestly speaking the game really doesn’t look too tempting but we’ll reserve our judgment till we get our review copy in hand.