The Best Ever Video Games April Fools Day Jokes in History

April 1st is the strangest day of the year. Anything you read, or watch, or even say yourself is probably absolute garbage. Do not believe a single word of any it!

Best Ever Video Games April Fools Day Jokes – EVER!

However it is a day for laughter, funny stories, crazy videos and wacky prototypes especially in the world of video games. We’ve decided to round up the best video games April Fools Day jokes we’ve ever seen, beginning with 2016’s brilliant efforts and going back through the years to re-live the top gaming gags:


The Witcher 3 – Behind the Scenes of Roach’s Bugs Development
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was brilliant in many ways. One aspect that wasn’t quite perfect however was that of Geralt’s trusty steed, Roach.

A few too many times Roach would glitch in some particularly strange ways, or not appear when you wanted her or just generally fail in hilarious ways. CD Projekt Red have revealed today that this was indeed all part of the plan though! Have a look at how they managed to pull off all these bugs and glitches, requiring months of preparation in the video below:

Armello: Fury Road
It looks like the role-playing strategy board game featuring anthropomorphic animals is getting a sequel based on Mad Max! Look out for it later in the year:

Hearthstone: The MMO
Possibly my favorite video games April Fools Day joke today! Ever wondered what it would be like to play as all the characters from Hearthstone in an actual MMO? Imagine an actual world full of incredible Warcraft where your favorite cards come to life! How cool would that be!? Well wonder no more, as Hearthstone: The MMO has been revealed today by Blizzard:

Dark Souls 3 Movie
Ever dreamed of seeing Dark Souls hit the big screen? Dream no longer as FromSoftware are transforming their brutal RPG into a full-feature length movie! The only catch being it’s solely available on the now-defunct medium of VHS. Check out the trailer:

Asus MeowVR
Virtual Reality is all the rage at the minute! Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Playstation VR are all releasing soon and will capture the imaginations of players all over the world.

Asus have now thrown their headset into the ring though with the innovative Cat VR, made exclusively for your feline friends. Check out more information on MeowVR here.

Cat VR

Sonic The Hedghog’s Big Fishing Adventure
If you’re interested in some fantastically random fun this April Fools Day then look no further than Big’s new adventure featuring all sorts of characters from the Sonic universe, as well as plenty of minigames including a Flappy Bird spin-off

Black Desert Online Sexy Pose
Following Overwatch’s controversial butt shot from one of the female characters, Black Desert Online have decided to introduce new victory poses in their Crimson Battlefield PvP mode that may or may not reference Blizzard’s recent mis-hap. Decide for yourself:

black deset online butt pose

The Best of the Rest

D5 – Dark Dreams Don’t Die with Deadly Premonition
D4 – Dark Dreams Don’t Die was an Xbox One Kinect game that was actually pretty good! It gained a cult following and many people clamored for a sequel or follow-up considering the ambiguity of the game’s ending.

Their prayers were seemingly answered last year until they realized what day it was – and that the promised sequel was a mash-up with the open-world survival horror game Deadly Premonition.


World of Warcraft T.I.N.D.R
Last year also looked like being a promising one for lonely gamers thanks to a new T.I.N.D.R. feature added to World of Warcraft with the help of Pleasure-Bot 8000. No longer will the confusing world of Azeroth dating be a concern for you! For one day at least…

wow tindr

Call of Duty: Ghosts playlists
In 2014, ActiVision decided to add some new, rather interesting modes into Call of Duty: Ghosts. ‘Do you even cap, Bro?’, ‘Tic Tac Fo’ and ‘PEW PEW’ are personal favorites of mine. Shame I never got to play them. Ah well, YOLO!

Ghosts april fools

Apple iPlay
In 2013, Apple announced their brand new games console. The Apple iPlay was their latest, sleekest and most accessible gadget to date.

Finally we could play ‘Angry Birds: Fast and the Furious’, ‘Angry Birds: Rio’, ‘Angry Birds: Space’ and even the one-of a kind ‘Angry Birds: Seasons’ all in one place. Most fascinatingly, every feature on the iPlay could be controlled exclusively with the iPad Mini.

Gear of War for Playstation 3
Again in 2013, Gears of War Series Head Cliff Bleszinski was up to his usual tricks. The Xbox-exclusive series was officially announced for Playstation 3 with the specially designed Gears of War: Collection coming to Sony’s console that year.

Despite not even working for Epic Games anymore at the time of the tweet, ‘CliffyB’ still had the power to announce such a momentous reveal!

cliffyb gears tweet

Assassin’s Creed Kinect
Ever wanted to truly feel like an Assassin like Ezio Auditore? Well in 2012 that dream could become a reality with Assassin’s Creed Kinect. Hang from buildings, glide from Da Vinci’s latest creation and even hide in haystacks with the state-of-the-art technology.

League of Legends 3D
Ever longed to play the most popular game in the world in 3 magnificent dimensions? Well in 2012 this was a possibility thanks to incredible new eye-popping technology and a pair of red and blue 3D glasses. Check out the trailer below:

Ultraviolent Super Smash Bros
Back in 2009, IGN went behind the scenes to have a look at a new gory take on one of Nintendo’s most beloved series. Super Smash Bros went ultraviolent with blood spewing from characters such as Mario, Link and Sonic.

Personally I think this actually looks a lot better and it’s a shame it never made it into later versions of the game.

Seen anything we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments below as well as any video games April Fools Day jokes you may have played or had played on you personally!