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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.
A great puzzle game with an interesting mysteryphoenixwarrior0 | June 4, 2015 | See all phoenixwarrior0's reviews »
Portal is still a fun game to play, the puzzles can be quite challenging as you do, as the game states, have to 'think with portals'. The in-game commentary is also very funny as slowly throughout the game, GLADOS becomes more condescending to you. Slowly throughout the game, you may find secrets and hidden rooms showing the facility you're in may not be all it seems to be. You will also find yourself asking, 'Why can't I eat the cake?'
Different type of puzzlerShaide | May 10, 2015 | See all Shaide's reviews »
This game is mind blowing. Seriously, I'm not even that far and my brain is hurting. This is a puzzle game unlike others before it. The idea is to make your way from point A, to point B. However to do this, you use a gun which can open up a "Portal", which is basically a hole ripped in space leading to different locations of the room. Often times you can pop out of a portal, just in time to see yourself running in. The idea is simple, but the rooms get progressively difficult, and no matter how good at puzzles you are, there is going to be occasions that require you to sit and ponder while you wear your thinking cap. A must own for those who like to push their minds to the limit.
The younger brother of the greatest 3D puzzle game!Ho0pz4sho | May 6, 2015 | See all Ho0pz4sho's reviews »
A masterpiece itself, the first installment of the Portal series comes with awesome graphics and a never-before-seen idea for puzzles: the use of a portal gun that creates 2 types of portals, allowing you to complete the puzzles in the most fun and amazing way I've ever see. Taking into consideration that the game offers only single-player, 8-9 hours of gameplay for completing the game 100% + extras is quite good. The fact of the matter is, the story is so great, that you will probably end up completing the game without even noticing that time flies so fast!
The cake...Obsessor | May 2, 2015 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
...is a lie. By now, probably every gamer knows these words. Portal is short, fun. and somewhat challenging. It's a 3D FPP puzzle/platformer with a crazy story, and even crazier arch enemy. I've finished the game in less than 3 hours. There are challenge maps and hard mode though, so if you find the game too easy, you can try those, and it's bound to give you some challenge. Portal is a very good game, one of those "must play" ones.
Great puzzle platformerhoward195 | April 17, 2015 | See all howard195's reviews »
I played this through with keyboard and mouse. Due to this, some techniques like the long jump became unnecessarily difficult. I definitely recommend a game pad. I made it through most of the challenges without having to check a guide. Usually, it just comes down to your timing and speed. The dialogue from the AI is great, as is the song at the end. Beyond the main game, There are many challenges and modes. You can even play with friends. Definitely a thinking game, not always for the impatient gamer. While it is first person, you're not going to be slaying robots left and right.