For many, it’s one of the greatest games that have ever been created. For more, it redefined the puzzler forever. For others, it’s just damn funny, hugely intriguing, and an utter joy to play. Yep, it’s Portal: Still Alive, and it’s now free to download on Xbox One and Xbox 360 thanks to the Xbox Games With Gold scheme for June 2019.
Stripped of the usual £9.99 price tag until the middle of June 2019, Portal: Still Alive is the latest title to make the most of the love given by the Xbox Games With Gold scheme, ensuring that Xbox One and Xbox 360 gamers around the world can have access to free moments of gaming glory. Obviously in order to enjoy the free stuff, a full Xbox Live Gold membership is required, but as we have learnt over the years, if you’re an Xbox gamer who wants to make the most of everything the service offers, a Gold sub is a gimme.
Anyways, from now until mid-June, Portal: Still Alive is free to download, allowing access to one of the greatest puzzlers of all time. First released on Xbox way back in 2008 – after stunning the world with inclusion in The Orange Box – the Still Alive edition of Portal bring the iconic base game plus numerous additions – namely more challenges, and those super addictive achievements.
This ensures that Portal: Still Alive on Xbox 360 was perhaps the best puzzler of its time, still holding up to this day as we attempt to make our way through the most sinister of labs. It is in here where we are tasked with taking the laws of physics, and throwing them out of the window, utilising portal technology in order to solve the puzzles ahead. Throw in a brilliantly scripted narrative and just enough challenge to keep you on your toes, and it’s easy to see why Portal is one of those must play gaming experiences.
Whether you have played it to death before, or are just now getting the opportunity to experience the puzzling madness of Portal for the very first time, the opportunity to do so for free thanks to the Xbox Games With Gold scheme for June 2019 isn’t one you should pass up. And whilst this may be a native Xbox 360 titles, the brilliance of the Xbox Backwards Compatibility program ensures that those on Xbox One can play it too.
Now, with E3 fast approaching, surely it’s time for another Portal to be announced? Let us sit and hope but in the meantime, head over to the Xbox Store and grab this icon of gaming right now.
As unwilling test subjects in a sinister laboratory, players must break the laws of physics using ‘portal’ technology to solve puzzles and survive. Featuring a darkly comic story that weaves adventure with brain-bending puzzles; ‘Portal: Still Alive’ also introduces 14 brand new bonus puzzles to challenge even the most skilled test subjects. Players can also get a glimpse into the making of ‘Portal: Still Alive’ with commentary from the developers.