For years at this point, most Xbox Live Gold subscribers have generally been pretty disappointed with the service’s monthly free games offer. As Microsoft began supporting Xbox Game Pass more heavily, the free titles that come with the Xbox Games with Gold program began to dwindle. Now that disappointment has only gotten worse as Microsoft is set to discontinue the service’s free Xbox 360 games soon in early October. Luckily, many Xbox Live Gold members have at least seen these 360° additions release on a high note in September.
This week, Microsoft revealed that Portal 2 would be the last game to come to Games with Gold as an Xbox 360 title. First released in 2011, Portal 2 is not only one of the most popular puzzle games of all time, but it is also one of the most critically acclaimed games ever released. To this day, he still holds a staggering 95/100 score on Metacriticmaking it one of the highest rated games of the Xbox 360 era. And while many people have probably already played Portal 2that didn’t stop a number of fans from celebrating its addition to Games with Gold.
Shortly after Microsoft revealed that these would be new September 2022 additions to Xbox Games with Gold, social media began to fill with a number of responses from fans who were more than happy to see Portal 2 arrival at the quay. A number of subscribers have pointed out that those who have not yet played Portal 2 now need to do it since its free. Others were simply surprised to see that Games with Gold finally offered a very good title.
Are you going to look to hang Portal 2 for yourself when it becomes part of Xbox Games with Gold on September 16? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter at @MooreMan12.
Also, be sure to keep reading if you want to see more fan responses regarding Portal 2 arrived as a free game for Xbox Live Gold members.
Official announcement from Xbox
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy Gods Will Fall, Double Kick Heroes, Thrillville, and Portal 2 as part of September’s Games with Gold! Details here: https://t.co/0INDgdHKQv
— Xbox Wire (@XboxWire) August 30, 2022
Classic games live up to the name
Now portal 2 is a classic game
— Aidanmatt72 (@Aidanmatt72) August 30, 2022
W for Xbox
very very rare xbox gold W, portal 2 is a W
— Follower of Chad Chiaki (Rando) (@rando9292) August 30, 2022
Please play Portal 2 if you haven’t already
Portal 2 is free with Xbox Gold, yeah that’s a no-brainer: “Go get it if you don’t have it”. https://t.co/5kDjGmSPtV
— The Mad Killer💀|♱Lord Of Madness♱|N7|Spartan| (@TheeMadSlayer) August 30, 2022
Hope the Xbox One lineup improves
And here they are…
The latest Xbox 360 games to be given away through Games with Gold.
Thrillville & Portal 2
It’s going to be extremely weird next month to see the announcement only have 2 X1 games.
Hoping that with the discontinued 360 games they add an extra X1 or bigger titles. pic.twitter.com/gDVRqZLKPb
—Anoki (@xAnoki) August 30, 2022
Portal 2 remains one of the GOATs
If for some reason you haven’t played Portal 2 yet, do yourself a favor! It’s in Xbox Games with Gold for the month of September. It’s not just one of the best puzzle games of all time. It’s just one of the best games of all time pic.twitter.com/EfuNKC2EsO
— JayWood2010 (@JayWood2010) August 30, 2022