Two new free games are available now on Xbox as part of June 2022’s Games with Gold lineup. Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can now claim Aven Colony and Super Meat Boy. Later this month, Project Highrise Architect’s Edition and Raskulls will be free for subscribers. As usual, the four freebies include a pair of modern titles and two older games playable on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One via backwards compatibility. You can also claim one of May’s freebies, The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk, through June 15.
Aven Colony is a city-building game that asks you to build a home for humans on an alien planet. You can control every aspect of the experience, from infrastructure decisions to the health and well-being of your colonists. Aven Colony has multiple difficulty levels, so you can tailor the experience to your skill set. It’s available to claim throughout June.
Project Highrise is a different type of management sim than Aven Colony. It’s a 2D tower-building game that solely revolves around building and managing skyscrapers. Project Highrise is a spiritual successor to the 1994 PC game SimTower: The Vertical Empire. You can claim it for free from June 16 to July 15.
If you somehow haven’t played Super Meat Boy yet, now’s your chance to play one of the early massive success stories of Xbox Live Arcade. Super Meat Boy is a challenging precision-platformer that remains every bit as great today as it was when it released in 2010. It’s worth noting that this version of Super Meat Boy has the original (and better) soundtrack, as opposed to the one featured in subsequent releases of the game. Super Meat Boy is free until June 15. Meanwhile, Raskulls is a zany action-platformer with cartoon visuals and more than 60 side-scrolling levels. It will be free in the second half of June.
In other news, Microsoft has announced the lineup of games coming to Game Pass in the first half of June. You’ll also want to check out the list of games leaving the service this month.
Xbox Games with Gold June 2022 lineup
- Aven Colony (June 1-30)
- Super Meat Boy (June 1-15)
- Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition (June 16-July 15)
- Raskulls (June 16-30)
Editor’s Note: Article updated on June 1, 2022