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 (395 reviews) - 96% of the 395 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (27,406 reviews) - 98% of the 27,406 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
38 of 41 people (93%) found this review helpful
21 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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9 of 9 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
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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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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
A First Person Puzzle Game
https://youtu.be/E6IBnRJizHI
+ Very fun and unique gameplay. You receive a Portal Gun which lets you create two portals that you can pass through at any angle to get to various out of reach places or to quickly navigate from one place to another. You can even use your momentum from falling to slingshot yourself across a stage by placing portals beneath you.
+ The puzzles are challenging but not "too difficult". Most consist of getting from point A to B, some require you to move cubes on top of buttons to open doors. Others require you to redirect energy balls with your portal gun to activate various switches. These puzzles continue to get more difficult as you get near the end by including obstacles like turrets but the game really makes you think outside the box.
+ I personally feel like the story is what makes Portal "great" especially near the end of the game where you are trying to escape from the facility and kill GLaDOS a robot who controls everything in the lab who tries to kill you multiple times.
+ GLaDOS makes a lot of funny jokes and remarks throughout the entire game which keeps things interesting and enjoyable.
+ Quite a few easter egg type rooms with some humerous drawings and writing
+ The ending is fantastic which involves an awesome boss fight, lots of craziness, cake, and the best credits song I've ever heard. :)

- Some levels (especially in the second half of the game) are a bit too lengthly and sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. It took me many years to finally have the willpower to push myself to get past them and finish the game. (In 2016 lol)
- I felt like some parts of the game were a bit unclear...a new player can find themselves getting lost or stuck for quite a long time without using a guide. I did not use any guides on my playthrough and struggled during various parts, often thinking "uhh....that can't be right..." or "umm...what do I do now?" Be prepared to get stuck multiple times on your first playthrough.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 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
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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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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Posted: September 28
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i liked this game it was so good so new to me and other people
to short but amizing replay value also best villian ever!!
Glados very interisting and that song still alive so cachy cant wait to play portal 2.

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WaterMelon199
4.3 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
2.7 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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