Microsoft has announced that June 2022’s Games with Gold are Aven Colony, Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition, Super Meat Boy, and Raskulls.
As revealed on Xbox Wire, the four Games with Gold offerings will be available to anyone with Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, with Aven Colony and Super Meat Boy available starting on May 1.
Aven Colony is a single player city-building game set on an alien planet called Aven Prime, with the player tasked with building humanity’s first extrasolar settlement. First released on PC and later reworked for consoles, the settlers will need fed, watered, and generally kept happy, even amid the bizarre conditions and landscapes of Aven Prime.
Also available on June 1 but only until June 15 is Super Meat Boy, a chaotic platformer known best for its fast-paced and addictive gameplay loop. IGN said it was amazing in our review 9/10 review, as “Super Meat Boy is one of the best modern platformers around. It’s infuriating, exasperating, and arduous, but it’s also delightful, thrilling, and hilarious.”
Available later in the month on June 16 is Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition, a 2D tower-building simulation game that tasks players with building revolutionary skyscrapers hosting tons of moving pieces. The Architect’s Editions includes the base game plus five expansions taking the game all over the world to Las Vegas, London, Miami, and more.
In our 7/10 review of the base game, IGN said Project Highrise is “a compelling management sim with strong systems, but few customization options make for a visually bland experience.”
Last but not least, Raskulls is available on the same day but only available for two weeks until June 30. This 2010 puzzle game was originally released on the Xbox 360 and features an extensive single player campaign alongside multiplayer modes. Players must work their way through each level by smashing the environment and reaching the end in the most efficient way possible.
Be sure to redeem May 2022’s Xbox Games with Gold before they leave the service, which includes Yoku’s Island Express, The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk, Hydro Thunder Hurricane, and Viva Piñata: Party Animals.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.