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 (549 reviews) - 98% of the 549 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (25,516 reviews) - 98% of the 25,516 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 10, 2007

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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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Overwhelmingly Positive (549 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (25,516 reviews)
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Eblahblahblah
( 13.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
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AdamoftheApes
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
So Portal... It's brilliant.

You'll glide through the earlier levels, you'll feel comfortable and then... Well play it and find out.

Psst. The cake is a lie.
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Rexsky
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
So this game is fantstic. I bought both portal games in a mid week madness sale some time ago and I have no regrets. To me it defines what most games should be. Relatively cheap with a achievable yet challening gameplay. I went in to portal expecting an in depth story and plenty of customisation, which is something you really shouldn't as you won't get it, however I was still deeply impressed by the game. It was short with a simple concept and characters that though only breifly described I felt a great deal of empathy for them. My only complaint however is the fanbase. If you get this game, DON'T run around making unfunny cake refrences.

9/10
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[eXPerim] ToastyTREY
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
GlaDOS is a ♥♥♥♥. Just saying
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thomas.green
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Great game, always meant to play it but absolutely joy to play. With the feeling of loneliness and the fantasic voice and sound effects made the game as atmospheric as it could be. Just wished I played it earlier.
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Tyranosaurous
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
definatally worth the $10
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ThyPredator
( 31.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Awesome thinking/puzzle solving game from valve. Single player, good storyline but pretty short and easy to finish. There are extra advanced chambers not associated with the story but again these are quite easy. How ever you can redo test chambers with challenges such as "least number of portals used to complete" and others, to gain gold on all of them is quite challenging.

The basic puzzle solving for the game is to get from the start of a chamber to the exit by using portals you pass through while getting around obsticles and getting things to work to help you get there. Not as simple and easy as it sounds but fun. The laws of physics are in play and the angle or speed at which an object or you eneter the portal is how you will come out the otherside and not every surface can have a portal created on it. Have fun testing!!!
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CipherCraft618
( 16.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
If I told you why it was so great, that would spoil it. Play it and enjoy every penny you spend.
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Jackson
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
fun but hard
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Lirion_Belmont
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
she want to kill you but its so funny
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djswnsn17
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
I really enjoyed this game until I got to level 15 which I could not complete. I researched and watched the process where you jump, fire an opening, fall through the opening and fire again before landing. I forget what you were supposed to hit but I must have tried it 500 times without success so I finally gave up and haven't played it again. I've had it for about a year and a half.
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Scrubub
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
A short but sweet puzzler that easily captures your complete and undevided attention.
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KIPGAST
( 22.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
nice game
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AnEpicTrollMan
( 40.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
The best game ever. End of story.
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502_MANN
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
Although this game was short (I have only a little over 6 hours of time clocked), this is the greatest puzzle game I've ever played.
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Border Control
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Good game. I refunded it for portal 2.
This has over 98 precent positive.
Don't look at negatives, and the fkin game m89

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JoJoBossTimes
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
Too awesome to not be awesome.
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MUTANT OVERLORD
( 18.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Of course it's a positive review. This is a freaking Portal.
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Robofrosty
( 18.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
I like this more than Portal 2. I think this game is just the right length, and a great speed running game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
I enjoy puzzle games, so I bought Portal expecting some puzzles, and that's exactly what i got. It really makes you think, and challenges your brain to solve complicated problems. There's 19 main levels, a long escape level, and an ending boss fight. It only takes a few hours to complete, but it's worth your money. The game isn't just a puzzle game, though. It has an interesting storyline, too. The ending of the game makes you wonder, "Well, what happens next?" I bought both Portal and Portal 2 in a bundle, expecting that I would want to play the second game too, and I was right! Lots of people play only Portal 2 and not Portal, but I would highly reccomend playing Portal before even opening Portal 2. Fantastic game!
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
The cake is not a lie, Gabe N. ate it. It is Known. Other than that it's a cool game filled with puzzles that you solve by using a portal gun and some cubes.
First, you will be baked, and then there will be cake.

...
This a thumbs up review, not really a review ;P
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Short but nice game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
A real classic which needs to be played!






#TheCakeIsn'tALie
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
AWESOME!
Pros:
Amazing graphics!
Quite easy, (I like easy puzzles)
Love GLADOS voice.
It is set in the furture. "The future starts with YOU"
Cons:
Short
Overall rating: 10/10!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
This game is very well made and I think Valve has done a great job porting Nubecular Drop to the source engine, as well as making a whole different game with a complex storyline and unique characters. They've also benifited from it well. 5/5
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
I was looking at this game, played it, loved it, and even though im really, really late and stupid, i looked at the old valve complete package at the bottom and saw ricochet, and i was like, gaben, plz, release ricochet 2, aka, HALF LIFE MOTHER ♥♥♥♥ING 3.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Portal is a funny game. it gives you the knowladge that graphics isn't everything. The game tells an interesting story; a very good one at that, and the gamepllay is brilliant. Maybe, at times, not the most fast story, but he eerie hints at what is going on behind youre back, the graffiti that- Oh wait. Spoiler alert.

Anyway, Portal is a great game. The narative is good, as is the gameplay, and there's a sequal, so it clearly did well.

10/10 Worth 7 quid.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
A game where you shoot holes through walls, but this game lied to me because I thought it was going to be a protal to another dimension, ♥♥♥♥ing hate valve.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
It's a delightfully clever physics FPS puzzler. It's not particularly hard nor particularly advanced, and it's pretty short, but at this price it's a no-brainer: if you haven't played it yet, buy it, play it, and discover why it's such a classic of the genre.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Classic; must play.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
The little demo thing that sparked an international phenomenon, and it's still great.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
pretty fun but too easy. chamber 16 was hardest and chamber 18 is easy. its alright
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Start of something great...
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Good game. But only a day i complete this game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
One of the best games ever concieved. Elegantly simple, the game and its puzzles would have been clever and enjoyable, on their own, but the devious, wonderfully awful G.L.A.D.O.S imbues the game with tremendous personality. An absolute wonder!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Portal is a fun puzzle game where you make portals to navigate through test areas in order to eat cake!!

Pros:
- Nice Graphics for its time!
- Fun Puzzles!
- Cool characters

Cons:
- Felt a bit too short (Quality>Quantity)

10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Incredible story and smooth game play. Definitely worth the $10
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