Every month, Xbox One gamers can download and play a selection of free games, as long as they subscribe to Xbox Live Gold.

Xbox Live Gold is more than just free games though. It also gives Xbox One X, Xbox One S or even original Xbox One owners the chance to play their games online and discounts on many digital games on the Xbox Store.

Membership in the UK usually costs £17.99 for three-months or £49.99 for a whole year's membership when paid up front.

Alternatively, you can choose to pay monthly for £6.99 a month.

Here is the free Xbox Games with Gold line-up for May 2019:

Outcast: Second Contact

  • Available 16 April to 15 May 2019

Still available as a roll over from last month, this is essentially a remake of the 1999 classic action adventure, Outcast. This version remasters the graphics superbly, giving it fresh life for the current console generation.

Marooners

  • Available 1 to 31 May 2019

Marooners is a party game for up to six players competing on couch or online. There are 25 games and arenas to play across, so plenty of fun for everyone.

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon

  • Available 1 to 15 May 2019

We love the Earth Defense Force games for crazy, non-stop action and Insect Armageddon is as full on as any other.

Comic Jumper

  • Available 16 to 31 May 2019

Play through the adventures of Captain Smiley as he attempts to fix different comic books in order to earn enough cash to save his own title. That includes books across multiple genres, from silver age superheroes to manga.

The Golf Club 2019 including PGA Tour

  • Available 16 May to 15 June 2019

The online golfing game sequel introduced the official PGA Tour, so you can play a career on some of the best courses around.

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon and Comic Jumper are Xbox 360 games that have been resurrected through backward compatibility.

The latter two games are also available for Xbox 360 owners who have Xbox Live Gold membership.