Update 05/06/2022: It looks like these games were given away by accident, as they are no longer free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.
The original story follows.
Each month, Microsoft gives its Xbox Live Gold subscribers four games to claim for their digital libraries, with two Xbox 360 generation titles and two Xbox One games up for grabs. There are exceptions to this rule, as Microsoft sometimes offers free games as bonuses. That’s the case for May 2022, with Microsoft offering three additional games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers to claim for the month of May.
In addition to the previously announced Xbox Free Games with Gold Games for May 2022, Microsoft has added braid, Clone Clydeand Joe Danger 2: The Movie to the mixture. out of these, braid is by far the most notable, as even though it’s an older game at this point, it’s still garnered critical acclaim and won numerous awards. In reality, braid is often called one of the best indie games ever made, so any Xbox Live Gold subscribers who have never played it have a great opportunity in their hands.
That doesn’t mean that Clone Clyde and Joe Danger 2: The Movie have no interest. Clone Clyde is an obscure puzzle platformer with local 4-player co-op. It didn’t set the world on fire when it was first released, but it has a full 5-star rating in the Microsoft Store, and since it’s free, anyone interested in the genre or co-op games should definitely consider To give it a try . Joe Danger 2: The Moviemeanwhile, is a generally well-received platform game developed by Hello Games, the same studio behind No Man’s Sky. Drop dates have not been announced for any of the three games at the time of this writing, so subscribers should grab them ASAP.
Xbox Free Games with Gold for May 2022
- Clone Clyde
- Hydro Thunder Hurricane (May 1 to May 15)
- Joe Danger 2: The Movie
- The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk (May 16 – June 15)
- Viva Pinata: Party Animals (May 16 – May 31)
- Yoku’s Island Express (May 1 to May 31)
These three free games join the previously announced Xbox Free Games with Gold Games for May 2022. From now until May 15, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can claim Hydro Thunder Hurricane and Yoku Island Express. Hydro Thunder Hurricane is an XBLA racing game that received mostly positive reviews at the time of its original release, whereas Yoku Island Express is a well-received platform game with pinball game elements.
Later in the month, Xbox Live Gold subscribers will have even more games to look forward to. From May 16 through May 31, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can claim Viva Pinata: Party Peoplewhile The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk will be up for grabs from May 16 to June 15.
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