New Games with Gold for May 2022

by John Stapel

It’s time to announce the May Games with Gold lineup! On the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, flip and bump your way thru Yoku’s Island Express, and solve mind-bending puzzles in The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk. And for our classic lineup via Backward Compatibility, race across waves in Hydro Thunder Hurricane, and have loads of fun in Viva Piñata Party Animals .

Xbox Live Gold members will have exclusive access to these games for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. So will Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, who receive all the fantastic benefits of Gold plus access to over 100 high-quality games with Xbox Game Pass.

  • Yoku’s Island Express ($19.99 ERP): Available May 1 to 31
  • The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk ($19.99 ERP): Available May 16 to June 15
  • Hydro Thunder Hurricane ($9.99 ERP): Available May 1 to 15
  • Viva Piñata Party Animals ($9.99 ERP): Available May 16 to 31

Yoku’s Island Express

All Yoku wants to do is soak up the rays delivering parcels in his new job in a tropical paradise. But first he must traverse the island helping others and try to waken an ancient deity trapped in a restless sleep. Explore the colorful open world of Mokumana, test your pinball skills, and earn wild new power-ups to help the friendly locals.

The Inner World – The Last Monk

Embark on an adventure thru Asposia to find the last wind monk and fulfill Robert’s destiny as the heir to the flute nose throne. Switch seamlessly between playing as Robert, Laura, the rebel who flies off the handle, or Peck, the pigeon who doesn’t fly at all. This charming adventure game is filled with brainteasers, humor, beautiful music, and lots of heart.

Hydro Thunder Hurricane

Speed through eleven mysterious race environments like Monster Island and the Bermuda Triangle, each one packed with massive jumps, drop-offs, secret shortcuts and destructible objects. Unleash aqua anarchy as you try out various modes and compete to be the first to cross the finish line.

Viva Piñata Party Animals

Get ready for lots of fun for everyone! Compete as Hudson Horstachio, Franklin Fizzlybear, and others across over 40 minigames mixed with race events. Combine your wins and bonuses to get the most candy and be crowned the victor

Read more about our Games with Gold program here and stay tuned to Xbox Wire for all the latest news on Xbox. Like we said before, if you’re an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member, you get all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, over 100 high-quality games you can play on console, PC, and across devices from the cloud, and access to EA Play at no extra cost. New games are added all the time, so you’re never without something new to try when you’re looking to find your next favorite game. If you’re new, or if you’re an existing Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass for Console member, join or upgrade today for just $1.