For years at this point, most Xbox Live Gold subscribers have been generally pretty disappointed with the service’s offering of monthly free games. As Microsoft has started to more heavily support Xbox Game Pass, the free titles that come to Xbox’s Games with Gold program have started to dwindle. Now, that disappointment has only become greater as Microsoft is soon set to discontinue free Xbox 360 games from the service at the start of October. Luckily, many Xbox Live Gold members have at least found that these 360 additions are going out on a high note in September.
As of this week, Microsoft revealed that Portal 2 would be the final game coming to Games with Gold as an Xbox 360 title. First released all the way back in 2011, Portal 2 isn’t just one of the most popular puzzle games ever, but it’s also one of the most critically-acclaimed games ever released. To this day, it still holds a staggering 95/100 score on Metacritic, making it one of the best-reviewed games from the Xbox 360 era. And while many people have likely already played Portal 2that hasn’t kept a number of fans from celebrating its addition to Games with Gold.
Not long after Microsoft unveiled that it would be new September 2022 additions to Xbox Games with Gold, social media began to fill up with a number of responses from fans who were beyond happy to see Portal 2 arriving on the platform. A number of subscribers stressed that those who still haven’t played Portal 2 now need to do so since it’s free. Others were merely surprised to see that Games with Gold was finally giving out a truly great title.
Are you going to look to snag Portal 2 for yourself when it becomes part of Xbox Games with Gold on September 16th? Let me know either down in the comments or reach out to me on Twitter at @MooreMan12.
Additionally, be sure to keep reading on if you’d like to see more responses from fans regarding Portal 2’s arrival as a free game for Xbox Live Gold members.
Xbox’s Official Announcement
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 Living Up to the Name
Now portal 2 is one classic game
— Aidanmatt72 (@Aidanmatt72) August 30, 2022
W for Xbox
very very rare xbox gold W, portal 2 is a W
— Chad Chiaki enjoyer (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 haven’t gotten it”. https://t.co/5kDjGmSPtV
— The Mad Slayer💀|♱Lord Of Madness♱|N7|Spartan| (@TheeMadSlayer) August 30, 2022
Let’s Hope the Xbox One Lineup Improves
And there they are…
The last Xbox 360 games to be given via Games with Gold.
Thrillville & Portal 2
Its going to be extremely weird next month seeing the announcement only have 2 X1 games.
Here’s hoping that with the dropped 360 games they add an extra X1 or bigger titles. pic.twitter.com/gDVRqZLKPb
—Anoki (@xAnoki) August 30, 2022
Portal 2 Still One of the GOATs
If for whatever reason you haven’t already played Portal 2, do yourself a favor! It’s in Xbox Games with Gold for the month of September. Its not just one of the best puzzle games ever. Its just one of the best games ever pic.twitter.com/EfuNKC2EsO
— JayWood2010 (@JayWood2010) August 30, 2022