Portal for PC
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Oct 9, 2007
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Content Rating: Teen


The player controls the protagonist, Chell, from a first-person perspective as she is challenged to navigate through a series of rooms using the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, or portal gun. The portal gun can create two distinct portal ends, orange and blue. The portals create a visual and physical connection between two different locations in three-dimensional space. Neither end is specifically an entrance or exit; all objects that travel through one portal will exit through the other. An important aspect of the game's physics is momentum redirection. As moving objects pass through portals, they come through the exit portal at the same direction that the exit portal is facing and with the same speed with which they passed through the entrance portal.

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Feb 27, 2021
Portal is a simple game, deceptively simple at times build around a genius set of mechanics to create physic based puzzles that are satisfying to solve as the game gives you everything you need and eases you in at the begining. Placing one portal with a left click and the exit portal with a right click is a simple concept but the way it is utilised here keeps you on your toes throughout the campaign and had me anticipating every challenge. The game's writing is it's second biggest strength glados has become legendary for good reason as the wit present always put a smile on my face. The portals are the games bread and butter and it never deviates from them. There are no gimmicks present for better or worse which leads to it's consistent but short run time. The game took about four hours on my first run but after finishing it I just wanted more. Unfortunately the games advanced labs are just harder versions of the same puzzles present in the campaign and while the challenges on each room may appeal to some it didn't appeal to me. That being said those fours hours were a joy as the gratification gained from playing portals in the right place and clearing the puzzles is incredibly satisfying. Portal is undoubtedly a great game that anyone with even remote interest in physic based puzzles should play. It's a brilliant foundation but there's room to build and it seems like valve thought the same thing
Feb 13, 2021
The most inventive and mind boggling came of its era, and undeniable masterpiece. The cake aint half bad either
Nov 19, 2020
Better played with friends!


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Critic Reviews

5 Reviews
Wesley Yin-PooleOct 16, 2007
The simple ideas are often the best, and Portal, quite simply, is one of the best ideas for a game we've ever seen. It's fantastically realised, brilliantly executed, and had me wrapped around its computerised finger for two-and-a-half unforgettable hours. Don't let it become The Orange Box's forgotten son - this is gaming in its purest form.
The main portion of Portal will last you a few hours at best, and unlockable challenge maps will further extend the gameplay. When all is said and done, Portal will leave you wanting more, but that's not a bad thing. It's a hilarious game that offers a completely unique first-person experience and forces players to use their brains rather than their blasters.
Christopher WakefieldNov 12, 2008
As soon as I got my copy of the Orange Box, I tore open the packaging, installed the games and I was soon busy playing Half Life 2: Episode 2. Several hours later I emerged, pleased, then loaded up Team Fortress 2 which I played solid for a few days. Then a week or so later, I decided to load up Portal and give it a go.

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