Grab this Xbox indie gem before it drops off Games with Gold this week

By Luke Albigés,

It's your last chance to get beloved Xbox indie adventure Yoku's Island Express before it disappears from Games with Gold this week to make way for a new selection of games, along with 360 title Viva Piñata: Party Animals.

Both Yoku's Island Express and Viva Piñata: Party Animals are only available with Games with Gold until May 31st, so don't forget to grab them while you still can if you're a subscriber!

Reminder: Yoku's Island Express and Viva Piñata: Party Animals leave GwG on May 31st

Yoku's Island Express

Yoku's Island Express

Meet Yoku, the pint-sized postman protagonist of Yoku's Island Express!

Use a unique blend of pinball mechanics, platforming and open world exploration to unlock the secrets of Mokumana Island, help the locals, awaken ancient deities and much more in this amazing new tropical adventure!

Party Animals

Party Animals

This game supports English, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Portuguese or Norwegian. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on and selecting “See Game Manual". Play as your favorite character from the Viva Piñata television series. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see

An inventive and entertaining hybrid of platforming exploration and pinball-style mechanics, Yoku's Island Express is an adventure like no other. It did a year-long stint on Xbox Game Pass between 2019 and 2020, so chances are many of you got the completion back then (it's not too challenging). If you didn't, though, be sure to make use of this second chance to experience this indie gem with your subscription.

We haven't yet heard about June's Games with Gold lineup, but we'll be sure to update you when we do!
Luke Albigés
Written by Luke Albigés
Luke runs the TA news team, contributing where he can primarily with reviews and other long-form features — crafts he has honed across two decades of print and online gaming media experience, having worked with the likes of gamesTM, Eurogamer, Play, Retro Gamer, Edge, and many more. He loves all things Monster Hunter, enjoys a good D&D session, and has played way too much Destiny.
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