May Games with Gold has Yoku's Island Express, Viva Piñata Party Animals, and more

With April Games with Gold now largely out of the way, Microsoft has revealed what is next for the bi-weekly bonus games program in April.

Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate users are gaining an Xbox One and an Xbox 360 game each in the two waves of May. All games also tout backward compatibility, ensuring they are playable on Xbox One and also Xbox Series X|S consoles.

The announced games are detailed below:

Yoku’s Island Express: Available May 1 to 31 (Xbox One)

yokus island screenshot

Yoku has arrived on Mokumana and he’s ready for the easy life, soaking up the sun and delivering parcels on a tropical paradise!

However, an ancient Island deity is trapped in a restless sleep - and it’s all down to Yoku to traverse the island using a unique blend of pinball mechanics, platforming and open world exploration, in an amazing adventure to help those in need!

The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk: Available May 16 to June 15 (Xbox One)

Inner World screenshot

Solve mind-bending puzzles in a world full of mystery and save the family of the flute-noses! Their dynasty has been watching over Asposia for centuries on end. In secret, they fill the roly-poly world with light and life. But when their existence is discovered, they become hunted.

Hydro Thunder Hurricane: Available May 1 to 15 (Xbox 360)

Hydro Thunder screenshot

The adrenaline-soaked sequel to Midway’s legendary arcade racer, Hydro Thunder Hurricane features high-powered speedboats rocketing through over-the-top themed environments, gorgeous visuals, and amazing dynamic water physics.

Viva Piñata Party Animals: Available May 16 to 31 (Xbox 360)

Viva Pinata paradise screenshot

Play as your favorite character from the Viva Piñata television series.

Interestingly, there is a repeat Games with Gold title this month, mirroring April. This time it is Hydro Thunder that has returned for another run.

With only a couple of days to go before new games take their place in the Games with Gold bonus game slots, don't forget to grab the remaining April titles before they go away. Another Sight, Hue, and MX vs ATV Alive are all available for claiming for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate holders.

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