Games with Gold April 2021 free Xbox One and Xbox 360 games COUNTDOWN

Microsoft’s Major Nelson has revealed the Games with Gold free line-up for April 2021.

The next batch of free Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games with Gold releases will go live on April 1, 2021.

The headline new game is Vikings: Wolves of Midgard for Xbox One, which is also playable on Xbox Series X.

Developed by Games Farm, the action role-playing game will be available from April 1 until end of play on April 30.

It will be joined by Capcom’s Xbox 360 release Dark Void, which is free from April 1 until midnight on April 15.

The free games line-up will be updated on April 16, when Xbox One release Truck Racing Championship joins the service, alongside Hard Corps: Uprising.

The truck racing game will be available from April 16 until midway through the following month.

Hard Corps: Uprising, meanwhile, is free from April 16 until the end of the month, at which point it will be replaced by a different Xbox 360 release.

Konami’s Contra spinoff – and sequel to the original game – is the pick of the bunch, scoring a solid 75% on Metacritic.

Read on for a closer look at the April 2021 Games with Gold line-up for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Vikings: Wolves of Midgard

“Journey to the shores of Midgard, a world based on mythology with a fantasy twist. Join a notorious band of Viking warriors and take up the fight against the fearsome Jotan and the beasts of Ragnarok.

“Master mighty weapons including sword and shield, two-handed hammers, axes, and bows, and vanquish the fiendish creatures of Fimbulwinter which threatens to end all life.”

Truck Racing Championship

“Take the wheel behind giant 5-ton, 1,000 horsepower semi-trucks in a completely new racing experience. Featuring all the unique challenges of the European Truck Racing Championship, drive 45 different vehicles in 14 worldwide circuits.

“Consider the weight of the truck when cornering, monitor tire wear, and find the best tactics to win the race.”

Dark Void

“Step into the Void, a sinister parallel world full of hostile aliens and deep mystery. Dark Void showcases powerful weapons, where a combination of ground-based combat and jetpack powered dogfights bring a thrilling dynamic.

“Experience the seamless transition between fight and flight in this epic adventure.”

Hard Corps: Uprising

“Play the retro run-and-gun action title, Hard Corps: Uprising. Write your own legend in the grueling trenches of Arcade mode or upgrade and build up your soldier in Rising mode, where only the best of the best can survive and achieve ultimate victory.”