Rexaura is a modification for Valve's Portal containing a new 20-chamber campaign centered around high energy pellets and many new testing elements. It is recommended for players who are familiar with Portal but want an extra challenge.
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Mostly Positive (11 reviews) - 72% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (247 reviews) - 89% of the 247 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 10, 2014

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“It’s utterly delightful, probably the best chunk of non-Valve Portal modding I’ve played. It’s consistent with the tone, nicely paced and rewarding to play.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

About This Game

Rexaura is a modification for Valve's Portal featuring a single-player campaign through an alternate world of Aperture Science. It contains 20 new chambers centered around high energy pellets. Players familiar with Portal and Portal 2 will once again be put to the test because Rexaura introduces a wide array of new testing elements that will force you to sharpen how you think with portals.

Rexaura is designed for those who have completed Portal. The puzzles are intended to be challenging to solve but easy to execute once you know the solution.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE)
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
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Mostly Positive (11 reviews)
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Very Positive (247 reviews)
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floyddebarber
4.8 hrs
Posted: August 23
If you like Portal's puzzles but felt they were too easy, this challenge is for you.
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Blanners
3.6 hrs
Posted: August 19
Great mod, really challenging at times. Some puzzles can be harder than the original game's puzzles.
Definitely worth your time if you liked Portal.
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BV502
9.2 hrs
Posted: August 15
it was grate benter maet
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Hero_in_darkness
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 11
This mod is fun at first but once you get past level 5 or 6 it gets hard as freaking h*ll. theres no story line at all and the end of the game (which i HAD to cheat to get to) was completly ubrupt and unsatisfying.
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Mr.Shampow
6.1 hrs
Posted: August 7
Have you ever thought, "Gee, I sure do miss the Aperture Science High Energy Pellet." Then this mod is for you, because it is 100% energy pellet.
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DUNHA #SurvivorMen
0.7 hrs
Posted: July 31
Hard and cool
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Scruffygamer
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 31
This gives me no motivation. No inspiration to continue playing this mod.

The voices are terrible.

It gives me no "portal" feel at all. Even if some of it's elements are there.

I do not recommend playing this.
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Hudbus †<CC><
2.0 hrs
Posted: July 23
A free mod for Portal owners that's... rather difficult.

The new mechanics work well, but they can be a little confusing at first.

Some of the later puzzles are just brutal though, requiring quite a bit of knowledge about these new mechanics.

I kinda feel a bit more time to learn the systems would have helped.
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Kento Ratt
4.7 hrs
Posted: July 19
Super hard puzzles and clever dialog! Ending was flat. Enough good in it to recommend.
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asynartesies
19.5 hrs
Posted: July 18
Hope you like energy pellets.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
This gives me no motivation. No inspiration to continue playing this mod.

The voices are terrible.

It gives me no "portal" feel at all. Even if some of it's elements are there.

I do not recommend playing this.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
This mod is fun at first but once you get past level 5 or 6 it gets hard as freaking h*ll. theres no story line at all and the end of the game (which i HAD to cheat to get to) was completly ubrupt and unsatisfying.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
41 of 43 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
If you like original Portal game, but you think the puzzles are too simple, you will love Rexaura. It's probably the best Portal mod in terms of puzzle design. The new testing elements are used up to their full potential (and each test chamber shows you a different consequence of their use).

The difficulty slowly increases and each time you figure out the solution, you get that satisfying aha-moment. The layout of the chambers is clear and the solutions are hard to figure out, but easy to perform.

The voice acting has been done with text-to-speech, but I don't mind that (it's a computer voice, so it makes sense). Another great thing about the dialogues is that they are funny. Seriously, they made me chuckle a few times (and I think that Portal 1 atmosphere is very serious). It's also a nice reward for completing a puzzle.

The soundtrack of Rexaura is pretty average, but it captures the mood of solving puzzles in isolation quite nicely. It certainly isn't disturbing, so you can solve puzzles without interruption.

In conclusion, Rexaura is a great mod, and because it's free, you can't really lose that much by trying it out. Beware though, some of the puzzles are real brain teasers!
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2015
Pretty cool Portal Mod. First you start with a half functional Portal Gun. Lateron you'll get the normal one. 19 new testchambers + bonus (all in Portal like quality).
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Rexaura is a very good Portal mod. It takes place after the original game, with two new characters which speak with us. It introduces a few new testing elements, such as Green Energy Pellets, which don't explode after a certain time, but you control when they should explode. Or the Hydromagnetic Cube Stability Unit, remember when you used cubes in the original Portal to change the path of the Energy Pellets? Well, the Stability Unit's do all the hard work for you.
The new tests are great, and challenging to solve. But after you carefully check the whole test chamber, and learn the solution, executing it should be very easy. It's a lot of fun to solve them.
The soundtrack is amazing as well, it feels like Portal, but it's completely new.
The story is also great, fits nicely into the portal universe.

I suggest you to try it out if you liked Portal, it's a great mod, and it's free.

10/10.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2015
This is a fantastic Portal 1 mod. It got a bunch of very challenging puzzles that are extremely satisfying to figure out!
All in a mod every Portal fan must have played!
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2015
It does what it promises.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2015
(Note: Rexaura is a free mod for Portal).

GOOD
  • New puzzles as good as the ones in the original game. Varied and challenging but not too complex or tedious.
  • New mechanics and puzzle elements.
  • New dialogues (monologues) from a new character and from Glados, with good voice acting.
  • Hidden cake and achievements.
  • It's a free mod.

BAD:
  • Not Portal 3. Valve pls.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
this mod has lots of balls
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Fantastic *freee* Portal mod by the Mevious we've all heard of from Portal Pro and Portal 2's EotM. Contains 19 entirely new and impossibly hard stages. If it took you 4 hours to finish Portal, it will take you 4 days to finish Rexaura :)

And you thought Portal was going to be easy. Ha. Ha ha. Portal and Portal 2 are cakewalks compared to some of the community made level packs and mods, this one being one of the hardest.

The chambers themselves focus on high-energy pellets. If you didn't like pellets in Portal 1, you might still like how they are used in Rex, because the puzzles focus on new elements as well, such as flux fields, pellet vaporizers, and the ever-important cube deflector. A new and pretty exciting mechanic is that weighted boxes dissolve and respawn when hit with a pellet, opening the door to hundreds of new chamber concepts and puzzles.

This Steam re-release contains small bug fixes, graphics improvements, three Steam achievements, and overall polish. And it's totally free, so you have literally no excuse to not try it. If you've already played the ModDB version, don't skip Rex here on Steam, because the two 100% new bonus levels by camerson1313 of Portal 2 fame will challenge and excite.

Speaking of Portal 2, if you like Rexaura's testing elements, try installing the Bee2 mod. You can add the same elements you know and love from Rex into your Portal 2 Puzzlemaker levels with (relative) ease. They are still a bit buggy, but workable :)
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