Portal™ is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (397 reviews) - 97% of the 397 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (27,394 reviews) - 98% of the 27,394 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 10, 2007

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Includes 5 items: Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal, Team Fortress 2

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"A first-person physics puzzler developed by Valve. Use a Portal Gun to navigate a series of tests as a human lab rat, guided by the friendly A.I. GLaDOS"

About This Game

Portal™ is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.

The game is designed to change the way players approach, manipulate, and surmise the possibilities in a given environment; similar to how Half-Life® 2's Gravity Gun innovated new ways to leverage an object in any given situation.

Players must solve physical puzzles and challenges by opening portals to maneuvering objects, and themselves, through space.

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    Minimum: 1.7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX® 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE), Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Recommended: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better), 1GB RAM, DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card, Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Minimum: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, 1GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
34 of 37 people (92%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
49.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
DON'T BUY THIS GAME!

Buy the portal 1 and 2 bundle instead
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Not playing Portal is a big mistake
No seriously. What are you doing with your life? How could you ignore this masterpiece for so long? You probably think your efforts will be rewarded with cake. It won't. The reward is the game itself.

Positive:
- One of the most memorable gaming experiences of my life
- Hilarious, incredible, and amazing script and voice acting. Shout-outs to GLaDOS. It still amazes me that the one and only spoken-character will entertain, anger, surprise and sadden you throughout the game.
- Companion cube loves you <3
- Puzzles are well throughout out and designed
- Very friendly learning-curve.
- This game is perfect for both gaming beginners and veterans. Beginners are taught how to handle gradually-tougher puzzles, making Portal very non-frustrating. Veterans on the other hand will encounter challenging puzzles along the way.
- Replay value to the max
- Great ending-credits song
- Graphically the game still holds up

Negative:
- There is no cake.

Conclusion:
What are you still reading this for? Play Portal already!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
150/10!!!!!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Portal was my first experience with a puzzle game. Initially, I didn’t like it very much. I found it a bit boring and I felt locked up in this environment, unable to explore. Only after my third attempt to get back to the game I realized I was approaching it with the wrong perspective. I changed my attitude and decided to roleplay the character. It became a puzzle, horror, comedy world for me and I love it. The visuals are great for its time, the physics are well implemented and the puzzles were just hard enough to push me to beat them all. It took me less than ten hours to complete the game, but I enjoyed my frustration, discovery and success moments equally. I’m looking forward for the sequel.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
It's like Portal 2

But less crazy british man

And more psychopath murderous woman
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
It's Portal. Do I need to say anything.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Product received for free
One of the best games I ever played ever. Gameplay, story and atmosphere were all amazing.
10/10 would eat cake again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
One of the best experiences I have encountered in PC. Intuitive mechanics, enthusiastic visual design and awesome narrative.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
My short review:

Its a great game with good puzzles and the humour is on point.

However, it is a little bit short. Both my review and the game.You should buy this game! You'll be GLaD that youve played it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
I can't believe I waited so long to play this.
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WaterMelon199
4.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
I really loved this game 10 out of 10. The story of the game was amazing and really keeps you playing this game until you finish the story
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MasonX
4.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
Got the game from the Valve pack and honestly didn't know it before then. It just
BLEW
MY
MIND
Amazing story, soundtrack and gameplay, including diverse puzzles each level. Only bad thing is the fact that it's not too long, but hey, there's a sequel so it's cool :)
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BonesOfGaming
2.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
Product received for free
Very fun and challenging
I love how it uses the gary's mod system its simple to use! I will most certainly be buying portal 2 when I complete this one! Great job valve!
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Ocelot
0.9 hrs
Posted: September 28
Almost a decade later and it still plays great. Classic.
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Cheez Grater
3.7 hrs
Posted: September 28
Definitely worth a playthrough if you've only played Portal 2. Lots of story to catch up on.

+ Unique first-person gameplay.
+ Great graphics.
+ Story is funny and entertaining.

I beat it in 3.7 hours so it's a pretty short game.
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Barrfind V.
2.7 hrs
Posted: September 28
Portal is a new single player set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories. The game is designed to change the way players approach, manipulate, and surmise the possibilities in a given environment. Similar to Half-Life 2 Gravity Gun create new ways to leverage an object in any given situation. You must solve physical puzzles and challenges by opening portals to maneuvering objects, and themselves, through space.
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iraqlabama
7.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
Awesome game!
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BlivetWidget
10.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
In One Sentence:

Solve well-designed puzzles with a unique game mechanic while listening to an artificial intelligence come apart at the seams.


My Opinion:
***** A top pick
**** I like it
*** I like it (with caveats)
** This wasn't for me
* I cannot recommend this to anyone


Gameplay:

In Portal, you solve first-person, three-dimensional puzzles with the aid of a Portal Gun. This device can make temporary connections between points on walls, ceilings, and floors. Momentum is conserved when an object passes through these portals, allowing for interesting solutions to puzzles. You begin the game under the pretense that you are a test volunteer, performing a series of spacial intelligence tests. However, it soon becomes clear there is something wrong with the artificial intelligence guiding you through the tests. Primary game content took me about six hours to complete.


What I Like About This Game:

+ puzzle design (challenging without ever being obtuse)
+ puzzle progression (tests build on each other)
+ Portal Gun mechanic
+ dark, deadpan humor
+ sufficient mastery of psychological manipulation to make me feel deep-seated attachment to a cube, simply because they can
+ ties into the Half-Life universe
+ cake


What I Don't Like About This Game:

- I did not find the extra challenge content to be very engaging
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mrtagnan
4.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
10/10 THE CAKE IS A PIE
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S1ushiΞ NΞ1S0n
6.0 hrs
Posted: September 27
Good but bad ending
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