Microsoft has announced that July 2022’s Games with Gold are Beasts of Maravilla Island, Relicta, Thrillville: Off the Rails, and Torchlight.
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 Beasts of Maravilla Island and Thrillville: Off the Rails available starting on June 1.
Beasts of Maravilla Island is a Pokémon Snap-esque game where players take on the role of a wildlife photographer exploring a mysterious island. Players will solve puzzles and interact with the wild and wacky creatures of Maravilla island in the two to three hour adventure.
Also available on July 1 but only until July 15 is Thrillville: Off the Rails, an Xbox 360 game from 2007 that lets players manage their own theme park and build their own rollercoasters. Though it’s relatively simple overall, the myriad mini-games sprinkled in led IGN to call it “a fun little package” in our 7/10 review.
Available later in the month, on July 16, is Relicta, a first-person, physics-based puzzle game where players must creatively combine magnetism and gravity in order to proceed. Taking on the role of a physicist stranded on a derelict moon base, solving puzzles is the only way to save your daughter and perhaps all of humanity in these eerie sci-fi adventure.
Finally, Torchlight is available on the same day, but only until July 31. This action-RPG comes from the creators of Diablo, and brought a fresh take to the genre when it was released in 2009. In our 8/10 review, IGN said: “That quest for loot is a lonely, solitary affair, but if Torchlight grabs you, it might be a while before it lets go.”
Be sure to redeem June 2022’s Xbox Games with Gold before they leave the service, which include Aven Colony, Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition, Super Meat Boy, and Raskulls.
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