Reviews for Portal 2

98

A gaming masterpiece, if a bit short

Mattiebo | Aug. 7, 2012 | See all Mattiebo's reviews »

Before Portal 2 I had not fully played through or owned a Valve game. Somehow throughout my many years of gaming I had dodged Half-Life and Team Fortress, but Portal 2 was a game that changed all that.

This game is incredible, mixing puzzles of increasing difficulty with a funny, interesting and compelling story which you will actually care about. Not to mention the co-op mode which you can play with a friend over PSN or even with someone on a PC over Steamworks.

My only criticism for the game is that it is too short. Completing the single-player game the first time will probably take you around 9 hours with co-op taking around 5 hours, and as the puzzles don't change you probably won't play it through again unless you're looking for trophies or one of the many secrets within the game.

Despite its length, Portal 2 is an incredible game which everyone should play. Buying the PS3 version also scores you a code for a downloadable PC version, so you're getting two games for the price of one.