Xbox Games With Gold Lineup for May 2022 Revealed

Microsoft has unveiled games with the Gold Series by May 2022. As usual, Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to claim four games: Yoku’s Island Express, The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk, Viva Pinata: Party Animals, and Hydro Thunder Hurricane. Freebies start going live on May 1st.

If you’re a fan of metroidvanias and pinball games (who is not?), Yoku’s Island Express will be a treat. Yoku’s Island Express, released in 2018, combines beautiful pinball mechanics with metroidvanias’ adventures rolling around. You play as a dung beetle arriving on a relaxing tropical island to become the new courier. Unfortunately for Yoku, things do not go quite as planned and he has to save the day. The smartly designed world is filled with platform tests as well as pinboard boards that Yoku uses to jump around and make progress. It is a charming adventure with colorful pictures and a pleasant atmosphere. It got a 9/10 in our Yoku’s Island Express review and will be available throughout May.

The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk is a point-and-click adventure set in Asposia, a world ruled by the “whistle-nose dynasty”. Not surprisingly, it’s a quirky game filled with eccentric characters. The Last Wind Monk has been praised for its humorous writing, interesting characters and hand-drawn art. If you’re looking for a narrative-focused game with some easy puzzles, The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk is worth a try when it’s up for grabs on May 16th. It currently has a “Very Positive” user rating average on Steam.

Viva Pinata: Party is a Mario Party-like game that was originally released for the Xbox 360. Designed as a game show, you compete against friends in fast-paced mini-games to see who can earn the most candy. It’s a solid multiplayer game to play with family and friends. In the meantime Hydro thunderstorm was an Xbox Live Arcade boat racing game. It aims to be chaotic rather than realistic as it offers power-ups and crazy obstacles.

Do not forget that you can also claim one of the April games with gold-free, Hue, until May 15th.

Xbox game with gold May 2022

  • Yoku’s Island Express (May 1-31)
  • The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk (May 16-June 15)
  • Hydro Thunder Hurricane (May 1-15)
  • Viva Pinata: Party (May 16-31)