Free Portal 2 DLC out October 4

Complimentary Portal 2: Peer Review add-on arriving Tuesday for PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PS3; new co-op test track, Challenge mode included.

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Following the release of the well-received Portal 2 in April, Valve marketing director Doug Lombardi said the puzzle game would receive free downloadable content over the summer. However, summer has come and gone without further word on the DLC.

Portal 2 gets more co-op content next week.

Valve ended its silence today, titling the complimentary DLC "Portal 2: Peer Review" and scheduling it to arrive simultaneously on the PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 next Tuesday, October 4.

The pack continues the cooperative adventures of P-Body and Atlas, who will ultimately take on GLaDOS in a new test track. The pack also includes a Challenge mode playable both in single-player and co-op, as well as leaderboard support.

Portal 2--which has shipped 2 million units--is the continuation of the 2007 Orange Box pack-in Portal. The single-player portion of the new title continues the travails of human lab rat Chell, who in the original game used a portal gun to create interdimensional openings on ceilings, walls, and floors in an effort to escape the Aperture Science labs and thwart the diabolical artificial intelligence known as GLaDOS.

For more on the title, check out GameSpot's review of Portal 2.

Discussion

112 comments
Marasca2
Marasca2

Valve>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>EA, Activision, Ubisoft.

urysohn
urysohn

@ShurmNoaks I know, right? I did not expect a news story about DLC to reveal to me the LAST BOSS in the DLC. Smoooooooooth.

ShurmNoaks
ShurmNoaks

I would've like to have found out on my own who they fight at the end.... thanks for the damn spoiler ass.

Taha009
Taha009

valve is so nice ^-^

The_Dragon_Born
The_Dragon_Born

Makes me want to buy their next game just because they don't make a habit of nickle and diming like everyone else. Respect Valve.

krelmmaster
krelmmaster

This is how DLC should be done. Thank you Valve.

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

...and Half Life 2 episode 3 / Half Life 3 is how complete now? Honestly, as nice a game as Portal 1 and 2 are, I am really missing the main Half Life series here.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@John_Read Yep.. Activision and EA may as well coin a new word.. 'LOC' Left out content.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

You see how P-Body and Atlas are hugging on that little picture right there? That's totally what I'd do to Valve it were possible. Such an awesome company. Nothing comes free nowadays!!

Triton
Triton

This is what DLC should be. Free or couple of dollars. Instead of the milk we are feed with stuff left out of games at launch time. All hail Valve.

Slash_out
Slash_out

Cdprojeckt, and Valve rock lately :). Let's go back to the era of non-milking of the customers with free DLC paradise. (Bouh Activision !)

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

That's tomorrow! YES! I LOVE the Portal games!Thank you Valve! By the way,why is anyone surprised that this DLC is late? It's kind of a Valve thing to do it that way. But you know it's going to be a quality product.

zpluffy
zpluffy

I'm Filipino, I like free stuff

Frankenstrat247
Frankenstrat247

Valve, I love you for being one of the better gaming companies, but I don't like your deadlines :(

Dante200X
Dante200X

@adtn64 Hard to say about CDProjekt Red though. They've only PC games and there are soooo many PC games with free updates (or DLC, whatever you wish to call them).

adtn64
adtn64

@John_Read Valve only developer who releases free DLC other publisher and developers have kill the word "DLC" CD Projekt REDtoo

strayfies
strayfies

Ugh I just uninstalled this after three fun-filled playthroughs. Guess I'm gonna just have to promote it to perma-installed. I less than three Portal 2.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Now I'm gonna have to play this again...thanks guys.

zzamaro
zzamaro

Ok, the quality and the fact this DLC will be free puts most others' DLC on shame.

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

nice with im totally getting the game regardless of the current price

John_Read
John_Read

valve only developer who releases free DLC other publisher and developers have kill the word "DLC"

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@Philly1UPer Too bad Cold Stream is a terrible map.Infinite zombies, the radio still doesn't work, bots still won't pick up weapons ont he second part and so on.It took them MONTHS to even fix really small things.They refuse to address the bigger things.What is even worse is that it went on beta for months.Ya....pathetic. Oh and btw most of L4D2's problems still have not been fixed since its released.I love valve and all but they did a crappy job on L4D2.At least bug and glitch wise.

nanorazor
nanorazor

Me:Count to three, Valve Valve: One...Two...Free!! Me:...Dmn...Wait Did you say three!! Valve:No,I said the word Free as in no cost. Me: ---___---

Ferrets_one
Ferrets_one

Valve is the best at giving DLC for free! And because of that I will go to steam first to buy games they offer!

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

@LpcWarrior They have added a lot of DLC for L4D2 actually, with Cold Stream being the latest.

punisher111085
punisher111085

Yes cause October is still summer valve. Get it right!!!!!

Jebril
Jebril

Valve is awesome screw the haters I've got patience.

Shrankenhiemer
Shrankenhiemer

@LpcWarrior L4D2 has had a fair bit of DLC since its release. I'm just glad that Valve is amazing enough to add on for free!

LpcWarrior
LpcWarrior

Valve is like a dad that never comes around, but when he does he brings gifts so you forget about how absent he's been. Thank you for free, but I hate the timelines they set. Still waiting on L4D2 DLC.

GarGx1
GarGx1

Thanks Valve, nice that some companies still ahve respect for their customers

max_1111
max_1111

F... Fuh.... Free? What? Oh... i think... i might cry...

MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

Oh you silly people on this comment page, everyone knows Valve can't count to three!

Braveheart42
Braveheart42

@Blackheart_RE: Why the heck did you uninstall it in the first place? /:( Anyways, awesome to hear that the DLC is finally coming out! :D

t0taldj
t0taldj

Long live Valve. But seriously...where's my Episode 3?

Grimkillah
Grimkillah

EA, Activision, this is the reason why people stay loyal to this company for so many years, but doubt you guys will ever get it.

conkerton
conkerton

Free DLC for a fun game makes me wet my pants. Having said that I wish I was reading this at home and not at work.

quantumtheo
quantumtheo

Now if Ep. 3 would just come out..................

Grovilis
Grovilis

Free DLC? What? That's unheard of!

nyte_byte
nyte_byte

Still haven't finished the original coop mission. I'm playing LAN coop with the wife and I guess we'd better finish before this DLC comes out! Great game!

Too-DementeD
Too-DementeD

Finally! Been waiting for this for months :D

metalkitten
metalkitten

oh i wish it will be out in pal regions too - i hate when i miss out on added content - especially when its free

mtait01
mtait01

you have just got to love valve, most developers would be charging at least 400 M$ Points for this