Portal for PC
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Portal

Oct 9, 2007

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About this game

Content Rating: Teen

Summary

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.

Critic Reviews

5 Reviews
8.10
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.
NATHAN MEUNIEROct 09, 2007
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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