Top games to play in April on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U

April is nearly here, which unfortunately means that almost everything you read tomorrow will be some sort of gag. But thankfully the upcoming game releases are no April Fool's joke. Today we'll take a look at some of the most-anticipated games coming out next month.

Quantum BreakApril 5 – Xbox One, PC

Quantum Break has been a hot topic for the past couple of months. It's the first game that Microsoft has decided to release with a cross-buy option. If you pre-order the game for the Xbox One, you'll still get a free copy for the PC.

You'll take control of Jack Joyce, a man with the power to manipulate time. You'll have abilities such as Time Rush, Time Dodge, Time Shield, and Time Stop. You'll use these to take on the evil Paul Serene, who has also been granted a series of time-bending powers. The whole game is a fight for the future, in a very wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey sort of way. If you like time travel, action, and guns, then this is a game you'll want to pick up.

Dark Souls IIIApril 5 – PS4, Xbox One, PC

Brutal. If there's any single word that can describe the Dark Souls franchise, that's the one I'd pick. This game is set to continue the tradition of putting the player into a seemingly-impossible situation, where death lurks around every corner. The first two games have attracted a cult-like following of masochists that enjoy fighting their way through the toughest of situations.

Expect a very similar experience to the previous two games, with one little difference. The one big new addition is the magic meter. This is something that we haven't seen in the Dark Souls games, though it was present in the earlier Demon's Souls game, which was also produced by FromSoftware.

Ratchet & ClankApril 12 – PS4

Ratchet and Clank are two names that go with PlayStation almost as well as Crash Bandicoot. You'll notice that the game bears the same title as the original. That's done on purpose, as it's a "re-imagining" of the 2002 classic. The release is timed to be released just a little before the movie, which also bears the same title. Expect a lot of the same sort of gameplay that you loved in the original, but in a whole new way.

Star Fox ZeroApril 22 – Wii U

The Evil Andross is once again threatening the Lylat system, and it's up to Star Fox and friends to fight off his armies. Like the Ratchet & Clank game, this is another re-imagined game. This time they're re-imagining the classic Star Fox 64. It's the first time Star Fox has seen a release on a home console in more than a decade. I'm sure you're a little rusty, so just remember to do a barrel roll!

Fallout 4: Wasteland Workshop (DLC)April – PS4, Xbox One, PC

While it isn't a full game, plenty of people are excited for this piece of DLC, myself included. We don't actually know a whole lot of information about this add-on. We do know that there will be a focus on the workshop feature (the name is a dead giveaway), as well as the ability to build arenas and train various creatures.