Portal 2 draws from the award-winning formula of innovative gameplay, story, and music that earned the original Portal over 70 industry accolades and created a cult following. For more information on Portal 2 click here.
User reviews: Very Positive (342 reviews)
Release Date: May 17, 2011
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Buy Portal 2 - The Final Hours

Portal 2 - The Final Hours is a digital book that takes you deep within the top-secret offices of Valve for an unvarnished look at the creative process behind Portal 2. Now with a free bonus chapter added!

 

Free Bonus Chapter Added

The Final Hours of Portal 2 has been updated with a chapter on the making of the "Peer Review" DLC and the first details on the future of Portal 2!

About the Digital Book

The Final Hours of Portal 2 takes you deep within the top-secret offices of Valve for an unvarnished look at the creative process behind the new video game Portal 2. Journalist Geoff Keighley was granted unprecedented “fly on the wall” access to Valve to create this staggering 15,000 word multimedia experience. From the hush-hush Portal prequel that was shelved to the last minute scramble to complete the game’s story, The Final Hours of Portal 2 is a gripping and dramatic story brought to life by exclusive photos, videos, interviews, interactive experiences, and other surprises.

Key features:

In The Final Hours of Portal 2 Valve reveals:

  • That Portal 2 actually began as a prequel to the first game without portals or GLaDOS.
  • The Directed Design Experiments created after Half-Life 2: Episode 2, including video of a never-before-disclosed project, Two Bots, One Wrench.
  • How the story of Portal 2 evolved during development. See images and read surprising details.
  • How it worked with Jonathan Coulton to create "Want You Gone," the closing song to the game.

Interactive Highlights Include:

  • Play with portals in an interactive diagram where you learn how portals work.
  • 360 degree panorama photos of the Valve office and design labs.
  • Listen to the songs that inspired the Portal 2 development team.
  • Hear Jonathan Coulton's Portal 2 song in various stages of development.
  • Puppet Wheatley in an interactive experience
  • Destroy Aperture Science by wiping your fingers over the screen.
  • Interact with fans and voice your opinion via polls and a feedback form.

About This Game

Portal 2 draws from the award-winning formula of innovative gameplay, story, and music that earned the original Portal over 70 industry accolades and created a cult following. For more information on Portal 2 click here.


System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X

    Minimum:

    • OS: • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 3; Windows Server® 2003 or 2008; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64-bit editions) with Service Pack 2; or Windows 7
    • Processor: • 2.33GHz Intel® Pentium® 4, AMD Athlon® 64 2800+, or faster processor
    • Memory: • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)

    Minimum:

    • OS: Mac OS X v10.4.9
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo or faster processor
    • Memory: 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
    • Other Requirements: Adobe Air needs to be installed
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
IT'S NOT A GAME! But it's a very interesting reading if you are interested in the creative process behind Portal and how everything in Valve works. Some things i already knew, but i learned many after reading it. The interactive features also turns it more easy to read. I'll recommend it only if you are a Portal/Valve fan and you want to know more about how it was made, but it worth the low price it has. (if you are a fan, BUY IT NOW)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
This is such a treat! Portal 2 is one of the most visually beautiful games I have ever played. It tanks up there with Metroid Prime in terms of level design and ambiance. To have an interactive book show the design and art of the game is simply incredible. It shows how every step of the way Valve was cautious about nailing why this game deserved to be made and ensuring it wasn't completed till it has its modus operandi. I'll probably end up reading it a second time in the near future. I highly recommend getting this 10/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
A book with interactive features, a must buy if you loved Portal 2 or want to find out more about valve.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Review Type: Normal

A digital book that talks a little bit about the development of Portal 2. Features some nice interactives. Excellent for Portal 2 fans out there!
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63 of 66 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
First of all, this is no game but a virtual interactive book, and a very good one as a matter of fact.
To everyone who is interested in the behind the scenes of Portal 2, and how a development of a game works at Valve, you're in for one hell of a ride. I absolutely recommend it, it shows the everyday routine of an employee at Valve, some very enlightening points of view on their known delays and some videos plus slideshows too keep you interested while reading. If you read it all calmly and with some attention it will take you a bit less than an hour to go through it all, but I assure you, it's absolutely worth it.
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