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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Very Positive (227 reviews) - 90% of the 227 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.”
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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

Windows
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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Very Positive (227 reviews)
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The Black Swordsman
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Great Portal mod with challenging, yet not frustrating chambers. Completing this without any walkthrough gives you very satisfying feeling.

The soundtrack made by Ben Bryant is very good and is comparable in quality to Kelly Bailey's.
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wildgoosespeeder
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
I held off playing Rexaura because my past experiences playing Portal 1 mods have been a punishing endeavor (I'm looking at you Portal: Prelude). Then I thought to myself this is Mevious, the best Portal 2 mapper out there (the Portal 2 workshop)! I then played Rexaura. Yes! It's not a punishing Portal 1 mod! All the puzzles can be solved casually because they are all logical tests instead of ninja reflex or "get murdered a bunch of times before you finally survive" tests. I highly recommend this mod! Mevious did a good job creating the tests in a cohesive order. He also did a good job working within Portal 1 limitations as Portal 2 is better optimized as it feels better to control. This mod is just puzzles.

There is dialog, but not much of a story. If you are looking for a custom story, you are out of luck. Doesn't bother me because it's hard to create a decent story that a lot of people can enjoy and not feel too annoyed by. Also a lot of other mods tend to repeat the Portal 1 tutorial storyline but in terrible ways. Rexaura doesn't do this, excluding the mono-portal and dual-portal device retrieval. The rest feels like an extension of Portal 1. It is moderately difficult. Novice players will probably be occupied for hours on end while more advanced players will finish within a few hours.
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firegodjr
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
A good mod. Really adds a lot to the default energy ball mechanics, and is a lot of fun to play through.
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Rezalon
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
This mod requires ownership of Portal. This review also assumes you already own and have completed Portal, my review of which can be read here.

Mod: Rexaura
For the game: Portal
Developer and publisher: Benjamin "Mevious" Bryant
Released: 11 December, 2014
Genre: First-Person Puzzler with Comedy
Setting: Between 2003 and 2010, Aperture Science Enrichment Center, Upper Michigan, U.S.A., Earth
Canon status: Non-canon
Spoiler-free plot summary: After a section of the mysterious science facility was destroyed and had all power reserves shut down, GLaDOS awakes and tasks you, an unnamed female test subject, with completing several test chambers designed to restore power to different parts of the facility.

Full review: Rexaura is a mod roughly the same length as Portal, but also far more difficult, and can thus can take longer to solve several test chambers (I needed help from Mevious's video walkthroughs for the last few chambers).

Like other Portal mods, Rexaura's main game mechanic (or gimmick, if you prefer) is based on expanding a mechanic seen in the original Portal game. In this case, it's manipulating High Energy Pellets and directing them through the test chambers, into their respective "catcher", and activating other parts of the test chamber which will lead to your eventual continuation into the next test chamber.

Similar to Portal, Rexaura also includes two advanced maps and four bonus maps. However, these require being unlocked by finding secrets in the campaign.

Also similar Portal, Rexaura has very little plot. When there is any plot development, it is in the form of dialogue with GLaDOS, which is as equally comically dark as the dialogue in Portal 2 (my review of which can be be read here).

A short, simple review for a short, simple mod. Do I recommend Rexaura? Yes, but only if you're pretty brainy at solving tests in the Portal games and their mods. Rexaura isn't as difficult as, say, Portal: Prelude, but it comes pretty close.
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francesco.finucci
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Excellent mod, definitely more difficult than basic chambers on Portal (something players were asking for, as I remember). It still maintains the original ironic/sarcastic mood of testers, but now you have two of them. Some key and brilliant elements are missing, but the excellent design of chambers and of the screenplay make it enjoyable. Only, be ready with YouTube, as 19 chambers are many, and some quite challenging. You may need some walkthrough not to get stuck.
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CipherCraft618
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Vairly chalanging and interesting, not the best Portal mod I've played, but definetly worth a look.
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JavaDog
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
I game that makes you feel dumb no matter how smart you might think you are
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Blaze Theil
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Easily one of the best Portal community-made mods. Difficult. Addictive. Frustrating. Fun.
Do not get unless you've played Portal and Portal 2 a lot. By that I mean a ton.

This mod was so good, it's a shame it'd not very popular...
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ArrowFlint22
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
The game is a very brilliant one. It does not have much of a story, but the tests really test your brain power. I am very generous and I will give this 9/10. Very interesting idea, but the ending gave me a headache...
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Shrodu
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
From the Portal fan who brought you advanced portal maps in the past, Mevious rises from the ashes to bring another expert challenge to the table with new features. These new features include: energy balls that destroy your box, the returning "Never-dying" energy ball, and stationary anti-energy balls.

These are not master-level difficulty levels that require portal ninjas to play, but you will end up looking at guides between Rooms/Chapters/Levels 10-19. And you won't be dealing with turrets for once (Thank goodness).

These maps seem to be harder than Portal Stories: Mel (Story Mode), which would be considered Advanced difficulty, but easier than Portal Stories: Mel (Advanced Mode), which would be considered Expert difficulty.

Overall, it was somewhat interesting, but I my reaction in the end was as indifferent as when I first heard about it. If you have Portal and want more achievements, as well as more gameplay by using classic vanilla Portal with a few new mechanics, feel free. Just be aware that it's nowhere near as easy as classic Portal.

6/10 Nothing stellar. A harder Portal game by a Portal modder who loves to torture portal fans with tough maps.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
I held off playing Rexaura because my past experiences playing Portal 1 mods have been a punishing endeavor (I'm looking at you Portal: Prelude). Then I thought to myself this is Mevious, the best Portal 2 mapper out there (the Portal 2 workshop)! I then played Rexaura. Yes! It's not a punishing Portal 1 mod! All the puzzles can be solved casually because they are all logical tests instead of ninja reflex or "get murdered a bunch of times before you finally survive" tests. I highly recommend this mod! Mevious did a good job creating the tests in a cohesive order. He also did a good job working within Portal 1 limitations as Portal 2 is better optimized as it feels better to control. This mod is just puzzles.

There is dialog, but not much of a story. If you are looking for a custom story, you are out of luck. Doesn't bother me because it's hard to create a decent story that a lot of people can enjoy and not feel too annoyed by. Also a lot of other mods tend to repeat the Portal 1 tutorial storyline but in terrible ways. Rexaura doesn't do this, excluding the mono-portal and dual-portal device retrieval. The rest feels like an extension of Portal 1. It is moderately difficult. Novice players will probably be occupied for hours on end while more advanced players will finish within a few hours.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Excellent mod, definitely more difficult than basic chambers on Portal (something players were asking for, as I remember). It still maintains the original ironic/sarcastic mood of testers, but now you have two of them. Some key and brilliant elements are missing, but the excellent design of chambers and of the screenplay make it enjoyable. Only, be ready with YouTube, as 19 chambers are many, and some quite challenging. You may need some walkthrough not to get stuck.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This mod requires ownership of Portal. This review also assumes you already own and have completed Portal, my review of which can be read here.

Mod: Rexaura
For the game: Portal
Developer and publisher: Benjamin "Mevious" Bryant
Released: 11 December, 2014
Genre: First-Person Puzzler with Comedy
Setting: Between 2003 and 2010, Aperture Science Enrichment Center, Upper Michigan, U.S.A., Earth
Canon status: Non-canon
Spoiler-free plot summary: After a section of the mysterious science facility was destroyed and had all power reserves shut down, GLaDOS awakes and tasks you, an unnamed female test subject, with completing several test chambers designed to restore power to different parts of the facility.

Full review: Rexaura is a mod roughly the same length as Portal, but also far more difficult, and can thus can take longer to solve several test chambers (I needed help from Mevious's video walkthroughs for the last few chambers).

Like other Portal mods, Rexaura's main game mechanic (or gimmick, if you prefer) is based on expanding a mechanic seen in the original Portal game. In this case, it's manipulating High Energy Pellets and directing them through the test chambers, into their respective "catcher", and activating other parts of the test chamber which will lead to your eventual continuation into the next test chamber.

Similar to Portal, Rexaura also includes two advanced maps and four bonus maps. However, these require being unlocked by finding secrets in the campaign.

Also similar Portal, Rexaura has very little plot. When there is any plot development, it is in the form of dialogue with GLaDOS, which is as equally comically dark as the dialogue in Portal 2 (my review of which can be be read here).

A short, simple review for a short, simple mod. Do I recommend Rexaura? Yes, but only if you're pretty brainy at solving tests in the Portal games and their mods. Rexaura isn't as difficult as, say, Portal: Prelude, but it comes pretty close.
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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
6 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
22 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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