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Portal™ is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.
The game is designed to change the way players approach, manipulate, and surmise the possibilities in a given environment; similar to how Half-Life® 2's Gravity Gun innovated new ways to leverage an object in any given situation.
Players must solve physical puzzles and challenges by opening portals to maneuvering objects, and themselves, through space.
Who says videogames don't make you think?reginleifx | July 4, 2014 | See all reginleifx's reviews »
Portal is an awesome game. Sure, it's short, but it's fun to play, and quite challenging. Portal's plot might not be one of the best ever made, but I still felt like getting to the end and see its outcome: You basically are a girl trapped in Aperture Science's test chambers, and there's an insane AI (GladOS) who makes you go through different tests. There are lots of jokes in the game, some of them are actually quite grim, yet funny. The main gameplay mechanics are physics. You have to solve puzzles using physics and portals. Some of them require a lot of thought, while some of them have really easy solutions that make you feel bad about yourself once you see how easy they were to get through. Portal's soundtrack, even though it's kind of hard to pay attention to, is quite good. And I think most player will remember the credits' song for quite a long time. Overall, I think this is a game everyone who hasn't tried it out should get as soon as possible, as well as its sequel.
Absolutely Brilliant884okeoJ | July 2, 2014 | See all 884okeoJ's reviews »
Portal was initially presented as an appetizer in the Orange Box, and emerged as possibly the best game in the deal. The puzzles are well-made, creative, and, when you finally finish them, incredibly rewarding. The pitch-black humor presented by the main antagonist, GLaDOS, makes Portal one of the funniest games I have ever played.
The premise of the game is intriguing, putting you in the shoes of Chell, a test subject for the rogue robot. The rest of the game is a humor-filled and satisfying experience. While Portal is short, the quality makes it well worth it. Portal is an absolute must-play for anyone.
A Fun Puzzle Game by Valvealanmaz567 | June 29, 2014 | See all alanmaz567's reviews »
This game is pretty short as in 4 hours of gameplay short. The gameplay is very unique, short and fun, because you get to shoot portals. This game is 2.3 GB in size. The graphics are OK for a game that came out in 2007. The Requirements are low. There will be a Robot in the game named GLaDOS and he will guide you throughout the whole experience. The things GLaDOS says during certain moments are very dark yet funny. I would definitely recommend getting this game on a sale.
Short but very enjoyableRyuuSix | June 22, 2014 | See all RyuuSix's reviews »
This is one of the best puzzle games I ever played. The game makes pshysics fun to play for everyone and that's an achievement.
This game also reminds us that it is not necessary to have a gun with the purpose of killin for enjoying a first person game.
The only thing I don't like about this game is that it is very short. You can beat the main story in just two hours as long as you don't get stuck in one of the chambers. But atleast the Advance maps and the challengues are a good distraction.
If you don't care about lenght and want to have a great time, buy this game. You are going to love it.
Short but sweetmugaro | June 15, 2014 | See all mugaro's reviews »
Even if you've never played the game, everyone's heard "the cake is a lie" by now. Great, quotable dialogue, fun & varied gameplay, a unique take on the puzzle genre. The portal gun revolutionized a lot of things.
Give this game a try if you haven't, it's a can't miss for anyone.