Microsoft has revealed September 2022’s Xbox Games With Gold, including Gods Will Fall and the gaming classic, Portal 2.
As revealed over at Xbox Wire, next month’s offerings include some stone-cold classics with the likes of Portal 2 leading the lineup. Gods Will Fall is also included alongside Double Kick Heroes and the theme park designer, Thrillville.
The four Games With Gold titles will be available in September for anyone with Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Starting on September 1, Gods Will Fall and Thrillville to kick things off.
Gods Will Fall is available for Xbox Series X|S – a dark fantasy action game allowing you to lead a band of Celtic warriors against the gods themselves, taking on monsters and deities alike in each of the gods’ realms.
Thrillville is only available until September 15 but allows you to build your very own theme parks. Design roller coasters and go-karts, mini golf courses – the whole nine yards. Check on your guests and make sure you keep them happy to keep your theme park profitable. It’s an original Xbox title available via backward compatibility. A must for retro gamers.
Double Kick Heroes and Portal 2 will arrive midway through the month on September 16.
Rock adventure Double Kick Heroes combines shoot ‘em ups with rhythm games for a whole new experience on Xbox Series X|S. There are 30 levels of madness and metal… so get out your axe and prepare to shred.
Portal 2 needs no introduction – it’s the classic sci-fi puzzler that pits its silent protagonist against the maniacal computer system, GLaDOS. An all-time classic with hours of gameplay and an excellent co-op mode, you’ll want to pick up this one for sure.
IGN’s Portal 2 review gave it 9.5/10 saying: “The original Portal benefitted from its brevity. It had a concise story paired with inventive first-person puzzle mechanics that challenged you to be creative while pulling the trigger. Portal 2 makes the original look like the prototype it was. It’s filled with a larger cast of characters vividly brought to life through brilliant writing and some of the best voice acting in video games. Its puzzles are challenging without being unreasonable, and, once you’re finished with the single-player mode, one of the best cooperative experiences on the market awaits.”
As previously announced, Xbox Games With Gold will no longer include Xbox 360 games from October 2022, so be sure to grab Portal 2. It’s an excellent game to see off the Xbox 360’s Games With Gold offerings.
Be sure to check out what’s headed to Xbox Game Pass in August.
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