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Xbox Games With Gold January 2022 free games lineup

Here is the lineup of of four free games that was offered to players through Xbox Games With Gold in January 2022, as well as our early predictions.

Xbox Games With Gold January 2022: A mechanised robot can be seen.

Xbox Games With Gold’s January 2022 free games lineup offered a decent selection of titles for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S players to claim. It included a couple of retro hits from the Xbox 360 era, as well as some newer games too.

Read on to find out what the Xbox Games With Gold January 2022 free games were and see which games we had tipped to be in the lineup with our pre-announcement predictions.

Xbox Games With Gold January 2022 games

The Xbox Games With Gold January 2022 games were:

  • NeuroVoider (Xbox One) – January 1, 2022 – January 30, 2022
  • Aground (Xbox One) – January 16, 2022 – February 15, 2022
  • Radiant Silvergun (Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility) – January 1, 2022 – January 15, 2022
  • Space Invaders Infinity Gene (Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility) – January 16, 2022 – January 31, 2022

As is tradition, we took a punt at predicting the lineup ahead of the official announcement from Microsoft. We came close with a Void-related guess, but unfortunately we went 0-4 this time around!

Xbox Games With Gold January 2022 Predictions

Xbox Games With Gold January 2022: Multiple enemies can be seen in a piece of art for Void Bastards

Void Bastards (Xbox One)

The uniquely stylised strategy-shooter Void Bastards is our pick for the first Xbox One game of the month. Well received by both critics and players, Blue Manchu’s action game asks you to infiltrate a number of ships and clear them of aliens.

Solid first-person shooting, deep RPG mechanics, and the possibility for each run to be different than the last adds to Void Bastards’ unique tone and comedic flavour.

Xbox Games With Gold January 2022: The game's protagonist can be seen, with a large figure behind them.

Valkyria Revolution (Xbox One)

As a revolution awakens, you and your Vanargand will need to band together to defeat the Ruzi Empire with a blend of real-time combat and tactical strategy.

Released in 2017, SEGA’s RPG offers up dozens of magical weapons, unique spells and combat opportunities for both you and your team.

Xbox Games With Gold January 2022: multiple ninjas can be seen in a forest.

Mini Ninjas (Xbox 360)

A cult-classic from 2009 rebuilt for modern platforms, Mini Ninjas comes from IO Interactive, the studio behind the Hitman series and are currently hard at work on a new entry in the James Bond game.

Blending stealth and action, with exploration that appeals to players both old and young, you can choose how to approach each situation through a variety of opportunities and approaches.

Xbox Games With Gold January 2022: A gladiator can be seen swinging a sword at a demon-like creature.

Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (Xbox 360)

Bundled together in one package, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, brings together two of Capcom’s D&D games: Tower of Doom and Shadow Over Mystara.

With support for up to four players, you can drop in and out with your friends to take on challenges, unlock collectibles and loot, as well as climb the leaderboards to become the best slayer around.

Other games you can claim

At the same time as the January games were announced, four games were still available to claim from the previous month’s lineup.

  • The Escapists 2 – 1 December to 31 December (Xbox One)
  • Tropico 5 Penultimate Edition – 16 December to 15 January (Xbox One)
  • Orcs Must Die! – 1 December to 15 December (Xbox 360)
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet – 16 December to 31 December (Xbox 360)

All of these games will be available throughout the month and you can read more about the December 2021 Games With Gold games here.

That covers everything you need to know about Xbox Games With Gold’s January 2022 line-up. If you are looking for more great games to play on your current-gen console, why not browse our list of the best Xbox Series X games.