What you need to know
- Xbox Games with Gold is a special offer that gives Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Members access to four free games every month.
- During January 2022, NeuroVoider, Aground, Radiant Silvergun, and Space Invaders Infinity Gene will be free to download for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Members.
One of the perks of subscribing to Microsoft's Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate services is the opportunity to download four free games every month with the Xbox Games with Gold special offers. To ring in the new year, Microsoft has announced the lineup for January 2022's Xbox Games with Gold.
Below is the list of games announced for Xbox Games with Gold in Jan. 2022:
- For the entirety of January (Jan 1. to Jan 31.), Xbox users will be able to freely download NeuroVoider, an intense, cooperative, twin-stick shooter set in a cyberpunk world.
- Between Jan. 16 and Feb. 15, Aground will be available to download for free. This is a retro-style, survival game where you go from exploring ancient lands and hunting dragons to traveling into the vast reaches of space.
- Between Jan. 1 and Jan. 15, Xbox users can download Radiant Silvergun for free. This is a classic arcade shoot-em-up from the 1990s that got re-released on the Xbox 360 in 2011 and eventually onto modern Xbox consoles via Xbox Backwards Compatibility.
- From January 16-31, Xbox users can download Space Invaders Infinity Gene, a re-imagining of the iconic arcade space shooter, Space Invaders. This game offers over 140 levels to blast enemies in, new power-ups to play with, and stunning new visuals which give the classic Space Invaders aesthetic a modern make-over.
These free games are just one of the many features of being a member of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. You can play with your friends on online multiplayer across Xbox consoles, PC and the Cloud, play Xbox games on mobile devices via Xbox Cloud Gaming, gain free access to hundreds of the best Xbox games for a limited time with Xbox Game Pass and much more.
All these benefits are available for Xbox users who subscribe to either Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Xbox Live Gold subscriptions cost $9.99 a month for home consoles and Xbox Games Pass Ultimate subscriptions cost $14.99 a month for home consoles and PC.
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Alexander Cope is a gaming veteran of 30-plus years, primarily covering PC and Xbox games here on Windows Central. Gaming since the 8-bit era, Alexander's expertise revolves around gaming guides and news, with a particular focus on Japanese titles from the likes of Elden Ring to Final Fantasy. Alexander is always on deck to help our readers conquer the industry's most difficult games — when he can pry himself away from Monster Hunter that is!