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Xbox Games with Gold for May 2022 include Yoku's Island Express and Viva Piñata Party Animals

Games With Gold May
Games With Gold May (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft shared the May 2022 Games with Gold.
  • Games with Gold brings four games every month for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.
  • Games with Gold titles are regularly criticized for being much older or irrelevant titles.

Every month, Microsoft shares four new games that are added to Xbox Games with Gold, a monthly drop of games for anyone subscribed to Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

With Xbox Live Gold, which is included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, players continue to get four new games every month. The games are often seen as weaker titles when compared to what's included in the growing Xbox Game Pass library. As shared on Xbox Wire, here's the four games coming in May 2022:

  • Yoku's Island Express: Available May 1 to 31
  • The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk: Available May 16 to June 15
  • Hydro Thunder Hurricane: Available May 1 to 15
  • Viva Piñata Party Animals: Available May 16 to 31

If you have an active membership, you'll want to grab your games during the window of time mentioned above for each particular game.

Xbox Game Pass, which is also bundled into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, is by contrast widely seen as a must-own for Xbox players. In addition to a library of third-party titles, Xbox Game Pass gets day one titles from Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also includes PC Game Pass, EA Play, and Xbox Cloud Gaming, making it the best option for anyone interested in getting every gaming subscription possible across the Xbox ecosystem.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

7 Comments
  • I feel they are recycling titles now.
  • Anyone know the two Xbox One titles and have any opinions?
  • Yokus is a cute fun game, The. major banger here is Hydro Thunder Hurricane, but I say that as a fan of the original Arcade game from Midway
  • Turns out Hydro Thunder Hurricane is not in GwG. It's some other game instead.
  • Maybe it is a regional license issue? I haven't checked on the box yet, but the XB wire page still shows it.
  • Possibly, there have been a few times I've had something different to what's advertised.
  • Confirmed, it must be your region. It is Hydro Thunder for me in the US. Interesting, I wonder why. I don't believe there are music or boat issues with it.