What you need to know
- Games with Gold is a complimentary service included within Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
- The service provides four free Xbox games to subscribers a month, and has been criticized for lack of quality or big-name offerings.
- Microsoft has now revealed the four games heading to Xbox Games with Gold in April 2022.
- Totaling approximately $75 in value and 3,200 Gamerscore, April's offerings include titles like Another Sight and Hue.
Every month, Microsoft rewards Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers with a selection of four free games from the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and original Xbox catalog of available games. However, the Xbox Games with Gold service often feels unwanted by subscribers, thanks to the seemingly lackluster offerings announced every month. Nevertheless, Microsoft has unveiled the four new games heading to Games with Gold in April 2022.
Xbox Games with Gold in April 2022 follows a familiar formula by offering two Xbox One-era and two Xbox 360-era games. Any players subscribed to Xbox Live Gold can add the four games to their library for free over the course of April, and play them for as long as they're subscribed. This month, Xbox is offering four games valuing approximately $75 and 3,200 Gamerscore in total. The four games include:
- Outpost Kaloki X: Available from April 1 until April 15
- Another Sight: Available from April 1 until April 30
- MX vs ATV Alive: Available from April 16 until April 30
- Hue: Available from April 16 until May 15
It's no wonder Xbox Games with Gold have fallen in popularity, when you compare the aging service to the constantly evolving and growing library offered by Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft adds new games to Xbox Game Pass all the time, including day-one launches from indie developers, Xbox Game Studios, and more.
With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you gain access to all of the best Xbox Game Pass games through Xbox and PC Game Pass, mobile streaming through Xbox Cloud Gaming, exclusive perks, and all the benefits offered from Xbox Live Gold (including Xbox Games with Gold!). With all of this included, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate makes a case for itself as the best value in gaming, and makes many in the community feel Xbox Games with Gold is lackluster in comparison.
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Is the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate the best value in all of gaming? It's possible. Ultimate bundles your Xbox Live Gold subscription, Xbox Game Pass for Xbox consoles and PC Game Pass for Windows devices, and Xbox Cloud Gaming for on-the-go fun. That means access to hundreds of games, with more added all the time, for a single monthly subscription cost.
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.