Xbox Games With Gold July 2022 Lineup Features Thrills, Kills And More

The Xbox Games with Gold July 2022 haul has been revealed, and it includes a cult theme park classic, an ARPG stalwart, and more fun

Published: June 28, 2022 12:02 PM /


The Xbox Games with Gold July 2022 lineup

Microsoft has announced the Xbox Games with Gold July 2022 lineup. There's a relaxing photography game, a first-person physics puzzler, a theme park sim, and a beloved ARPG to sink your teeth into, so if you're an Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member, you've got lots to look forward to.

What's in the Xbox Games with Gold July 2022 lineup?

As ever, you're getting four games in the Xbox Games with Gold July 2022 lineup. All four of them can be played on either Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One, with two of them being backwards-compatible Xbox 360 games. Let's take a look at what you're getting in this month's haul.

Beasts of Maravilla Island (July 1st to July 31st)

Marina Montez looking out at creatures sitting on vines in Beasts of Maravilla Island

Beasts of Maravilla Island is a beautiful, if somewhat insubstantial, photography sim. You are Marina Montez, a young lady who sets off to the titular Maravilla Island in an attempt to continue her grandfather's legacy of documenting its many wondrous beasts. As you do so, you'll also learn about your grandfather's involvement with the island and be given a chance to correct his mistakes.

Relicta (July 16th to August 15th)

If you like first-person physics puzzlers like The Talos Principle, then you'll feel right at home with Relicta. You are a scientist who crash-lands on a derelict moon base, and it's your job to unravel the mysteries of the base. To do so, you must take on physics puzzles that utilize both gravity and magnetism, combining these forces to find solutions.

Thrillville: Off the Rails (July 1st to July 15th)

Thrillville: Off the Rails is a theme park sim with a difference. It asks you to build death-defying rollercoasters, then ride them and watch in amazement as they loop on themselves, throw you across chasms, and generally do all the terrifying things rollercoasters do. It's also got plenty of multiplayer minigames and a single-player story to enjoy as well.

Torchlight (July 16th to July 31st)

The player destroying a horde of enemies in Torchlight, one of the Xbox Games with Gold July 2022 titles

The second backwards-compatible Xbox 360 title in the Xbox Games with Gold July 2022 lineup is action RPG Torchlight. Although Torchlight 3's Early Access debut wasn't much to write home about, the original game arrived on the Xbox 360 fully-formed, and you can check it out for yourself as part of this month's haul. If you love games like Diablo and Path of Exile, this should be right up your alley.

As with previous months, this month's Xbox Games with Gold range seems designed more to encourage Xbox Live Gold users to sign up to Game Pass than to provide a satisfying game lineup in and of itself. You'll get access to the Xbox Games with Gold July 2022 lineup if you're an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member, and you'll also be able to play them if you're only signed up to Xbox Live Gold. If you want to know more about the Games with Gold service, it's well worth reading Microsoft's official FAQ on the subject.

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