Xbox Live Gold subscribers sign up for the subscription service primarily to play online games, but another benefit of the service is the free games players receive each month. For nearly a decade at this point, Xbox Live Gold subscribers have been treated to two free Xbox 360 games and two free Xbox One titles each month, and May 2022 will be no different. Now, with just a few days left in April, Microsoft has lifted the curtain on Xbox Free Games with Gold for May 2022.
As always, the Free Games with Gold for May 2022 will be staggered, meaning subscribers will have access to two of them on May 1 and the other two on May 16. On May 1, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can claim Yoku Island Express and Hydro Thunder Hurricane for their digital libraries, while The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk and Party Animals Viva Pinata will be free on May 16.
Available from May 1 to May 31, Yoku Island Express is a well-reviewed game that combines platforming and pinball elements. Hydro Thunder Hurricaneavailable from May 1 to May 15, is an Xbox Live Arcade boat racing game that also received mostly positive reviews from critics and was generally well received by audiences. The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk will be available from May 16 to June 15, and it’s a point-and-click adventure game that has earned accolades for its fun story and fun puzzles.
Free Xbox Games with Gold for May 2022
- Yoku’s Island Express (May 1 to May 31)
- The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk – (May 16 – June 15)
- Hydro Thunder Hurricane (May 1 to May 15)
- Viva Pinata: Party Animals (May 16 – May 31)
And finally, Viva Pinata: Party People will be available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers from May 16 through May 31. A spin-off from Rare’s Viva Pinata series, Viva Pinata: Party People is a board game developed by Krome Studios. Often compared to mario party, Viva Pinata: Party People is the lowest-rated free game coming to Xbox Live Gold subscribers in May 2022, but it still might appeal Viva Pinata fans who missed it the first time.
Thanks to the way free Xbox Games with Gold games are distributed, subscribers will still have time to claim one of the free games with Gold for April 2022 when May begins. Tint will remain one of the free Xbox games with Gold games until May 15, so anyone interested still has a few weeks to claim it for their collection if they wish.
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