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Xbox Games with Gold for February 2022 gives out running action and old-school adventure

Aerial_Knight's Never Yield
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The new lineup of Xbox Games with Gold for February 2022 has been confirmed, with four free games going up for subscribers throughout the month.

The latest selection of Xbox Games with Gold spans Xbox history, with release dates spanning from just last year to all the way back in 2010. Once you claim them, they'll be yours to keep - just make sure you do claim them, since they won't be added to your account automatically. Here's what's coming up this month, along with what Microsoft put on offer for January.

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse - February 1 to 28
Still the final chapter of developer Revolution's prolific adventure series, Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse returns players to the twin roles of American insurance assessor George Stobbart and French journalist Nicole Collard on a globetrotting mystery sparked by a deadly art heist. If you enjoy classic point-and-click adventures, this is the perfect way to give Broken Sword a try.

Aerial_Knight's Never Yield - February 16 to March 15
What if an endless runner had an end, and it took you on a stylish, cinematic journey of an alt-future Detroit soundtracked by a local artist on the way there? That's the idea behind Aerial_Knight's Never Yield, a passionate and driven creation from developer Neil Jones. Better yet, it's set to get even more content via an upcoming free update, so this is the perfect time to grab the game.

Hydrophobia - February 1 to 15
Hydrophobia is a third-person action shooter driven by surprisingly in-depth water physics, and it's a rare window back to another era of the so-called "AA" action game - too small to be a AAA blockbuster, but too big to be an indie. It's worth playing just to see all the splashy water effects, at the very least.

Band of Bugs - February 16 to 28
Speaking of windows to another era, Band of Bugs is one of those games where you play as your Xbox avatar. Remember when that was a thing? Band of Bugs sends you straight into tactical, turn-based battles against bugs, which is a great opportunity to show them what the bottom of an avatar's shoe looks like. 

Xbox Games with Gold for January 2022

  • NeuroVoider - January 1 to 31
  • Aground - January 16 to February 15
  • Radiant Silvergun - January 1 to 15
  • Space Invaders Infinity Gene - January 16 to 31

Make sure you have plenty of space for all these free games with our guide to the best Xbox Series X hard drive.  

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