The latest game from the Xbox 360 era that will be available as part of Microsoft’s Xbox Live Games with Gold program is now available for download. Earlier this year, Microsoft preemptively informed fans that its Games with Gold service would discontinue new Xbox 360 additions beginning in October 2022. And while many Xbox Live Gold subscribers weren’t thrilled with hearing about this change, Microsoft at least sends the Xbox 360 up a high with the addition of one of the console’s best games.
Starting today, Valve’s Portal 2 is now available as a free download for Xbox Live Gold members. Released in 2011, Portal 2 became one of the most beloved games of all time. Not only does it represent a high point in its own genre, but the game is widely regarded as one of the best ever made in a general sense. Portal 2 still boasts an astounding score of 95/100 on Metacriticmaking it one of the highest rated video games ever released.
It should be pointed out that if you are looking to download Portal 2 for yourself via Xbox Live Games with Gold, you don’t have long to act. Unlike PlayStation Plus which releases new free titles for the entirety of a given month, Portal 2 will only be refundable until the end of the month. That means you have just over two weeks to add the game to your own digital library on Xbox.
At this time, we don’t know what Games with Gold might look like without these new Xbox 360 additions. While Microsoft has said it will narrow its offerings to just Xbox One games, it remains to be seen if the titles that will be distributed free of charge will improve the quality of notoriety. Either way, we don’t have long to wait and find out considering October is right around the corner.
Are you looking to download Portal 2 for yourself now that it’s on Xbox Live Games with Gold? Or do you already own this classic puzzle game for yourself? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on social media at @MooreMan12.