(Pocket-lint) – Each month, Xbox gamers can download and play a selection of free games as part of an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
Xbox Live Gold is more than just free games though. It also gives Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One X, Xbox One S and even original Xbox One owners the chance to play multiplayer games online and discounts on many digital games on the Xbox Store.
Membership in the UK usually costs £17.99 for three-months or £49.99 for a whole year’s membership when paid up front. Alternatively, you can choose to pay monthly for £6.99 a month.
In our opinion though, the best way to subscribe is through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. For just £10.99 per month, you get Xbox Live Gold membership, Xbox Game Pass with access to over 300 games to download and play, EA Play, Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, plus Xbox Game Pass for PC with more than 200 Windows 10 titles.
Free Xbox Games with Gold list for June 2022:
- Available 1 to 30 June 2022
Sci-fi city builder Aven Colony tasks you with building an environment on the alien planet Aven Prime. There are plenty of different types of terrain to get to grips with, as well as the local species.
Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition
- Available 16 June to 15 July 2022
Another strategy simulation although this one has you build a skyscraper and maintain it from the ground up. You can play it in gentle sandbox mode or take on the campaign.
Super Meat Boy
- Available 1 to 15 June 2022
One of the best (and hardest) 2D platformers in modern times. A sequel has since released, but you get more than 300 levels here to get you into the mood.
- Available 16 to 30 June 2022
This action-platformer can be played in multiplayer online or with friends sitting on the same couch.
Super Meat Boy and Raskulls are Xbox 360 games, available through backward compatibility. They are also available to Xbox 360 owners with Xbox Live Gold.
Of last month’s free games, The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk will still be available for download until 15 June 2022.
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Writing by Rik Henderson.