It’s New Year’s Eve, and many fans are likely looking forward to everything coming in the next couple of months. 2022 is completely stacked with games, including early releases in January, February, and March such as Elden Ring and Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. Of course, a new month also means new free games from subscription services like Amazon Prime Gaming, PS Plus, and Xbox Games with Gold.
However, fans should be aware that Xbox Live has apparently already taken the dive and made two of the games available now (a day early). These two titles, specifically, are NeuroVoider and Radiant Silvergun. The former will be available until the end of January, while the latter is only available until January 15.
NeuroVoider is a twin-stick shooter RPG in a cyber futuristic world, where players must battle robots, improve their character, and end the war by defeating the master NeuroVoider. It’s also co-op up to four friends. Meanwhile, Radiant Silvergun is a classic shoot ‘em up arcade game with a special mode for fans. Both games can be accessed either via the Microsoft Store or directly on Xbox consoles.
Of course, two more games will join these later in January. Aground will be available from January 16 until February 15, and it’s a crafting/mining RPG, complete with magic and technology, where everything is connected to an overarching story. It’s not just a sandbox and it has some in-depth systems to really bring out the RPG possibilities of its core elements.
For the latter half of January, Space Invaders Infinity Gene will follow Radiant Silvergun. Infinity Gene takes the arcade classic Space Invaders and adds a newfound emphasis on evolution and evolutionary concepts, where new movement options, weapons, and more are unlocked as players collect DNA and “evolve.” Right now, it would seem that many Xbox Live subscribers are split on these games, but it’s understandable—many have argued that Xbox Games with Gold has become redundant in the era of Xbox Game Pass.
No doubt, Xbox Game Pass is one of the best values in gaming today. It’s low price access to hundreds of games, including exclusive day one titles. This year has really catapulted the service forward, but 2022 isn’t going to be any slouch. Beyond the games that are confirmed every two weeks or so, it’s already known that Xbox Game Pass already has 31 day-one games confirmed for next year so far.
Xbox Live subscribers typically get a handful of free games every month.