Thursday, December 23, 2021

Xbox Games with Gold for January 2022 Revealed

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Games with Gold for January 2022 are NeuroVoider, Aground, Radiant Silvergun, and Space Invaders Infinity Gene.

As detailed by Xbox Wire, these games will be available to all Xbox Live Gold members and those who are subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. NueroVoider and Radiant Silvergun will kick off the month on January 1, with Radiant Silvergun staying on the service until January 15 and NeuroVoider staying on until January 31.

On January 16, Aground and Space Invaders Infinity Gene will join Xbox Games with Gold, with Space Invaders Infinity Gene sticking around until January 31 and Aground staying on until February 15.

Originally released in 1998 in arcades and on SEGA Saturn, Radiant Silvergun was restored by Treasure and brought to Xbox 360 in 2011. Now, those with access to Xbox Games with Gold will be able to try the beloved vertical-shooter for themselves.

In our review, we said, "Radiant Silvergun has a lot to offer: you can play it like a manic shooter and enjoy the weapons and skillful dodging, or you can make it more cerebral and go for the ridiculous color combos. Either way, you're getting one of the very best 2D shooters ever made."

NeuroVoider takes players to a cyberpunk world with original music from Dan Terminus and tasks them with battling through "hordes of vigilante robots using endless combinations of nuclear-powered weapons." To make it even better, NeuroVoider supports co-op with up to four friends.

Space Invaders Infinity Gene is another take on the "game that defined video games for generations." This version comes packaged with 143 stages, countless modes, new power-ups, new features, and much more.

In our Space Invaders Infinity Gene review, we said, "The game’s standard mode and its endless emphasis on leveling up will keep arcade fiends coming back for more, while its multiple ancillary modes will please those looking for a little diversity in their experience."

Aground is a mining and crafting RPG that places you in the shoes of one of the last human survivors and asks you to not only survive, but to thrive. To do so, you'll be able to unlock new technology, raise dragons, launch into space, and much more.

While you wait for these games to go live, be sure to download the games still available in December 2021's lineup, including The Escapists 2, Tropico 5, and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.


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