Xbox 360 Games Left 4 Dead 1 and 2, Portal, and Half-Life 2: Orange Box are now Xbox One X Enhanced

Xbox 360 Games Left 4 Dead 1 and 2, Portal, and Half-Life 2: Orange Box are now Xbox One X Enhanced

Still alive.

Four classic Valve games return to the Xbox as part of the Xbox backward compatibility program. Not only that, but Half-Life 2: The Orange Box, Portal: Still Alive, Left 4 Dead, and Left 4 Dead 2 are Xbox One X enhanced.

Four classic Valve games, three of which part of the classic Orange Box, are now available on the Xbox One and Xbox One X through backwards compatibility. If you haven't yet played any of these games they are certainly worth it, especially the first-person puzzle platformer Portal.

Other games from Valve available today include the modern classic Half-Life 2, and the two co-op zombie games Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 which pits up to four players against a horde of zombies as they fight to survive.

Xbox backwards compatibility continues to be a killer service for the platform. As more and more games become locked away to previous generations the openness in the Xbox system is proving to be a good deal for gamers who might have a backlog of games from previous generations.

Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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