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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.
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, Team Fortress 2, Portal

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Includes 2 items: Portal, Portal 2

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Includes 24 items: Counter-Strike, Team Fortress Classic, Day of Defeat, Deathmatch Classic, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Ricochet, Half-Life, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, Left 4 Dead, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Team Fortress 2, Portal, Left 4 Dead 2, Portal 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

About the 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.

PC System Requirements


    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



Mac System Requirements

    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
Helpful customer reviews
116 of 133 people (87%) found this review helpful
266 products in account
40 reviews
11.2 hrs on record
This game gives you the basic training on how to use the portal gun and to find the introduction of GLaDOS's true colours, or rather AI glitches that makes any threat to human kind. Start with this game and do buy Portal 2 when you are comfortable on how to problem solve in the test chambers.
Posted: March 23rd, 2014
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157 of 217 people (72%) found this review helpful
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8 reviews
2.8 hrs on record
i don't mean to give the entire plot away but i seriously felt like saluting the ♥♥♥♥ing flag when jfk used the portal gun to redirect the cuban missiles to chernobyl seriously get this game its the only historically-accurate biographical game i've actually enjoyed
Posted: June 13th, 2014
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35 of 36 people (97%) found this review helpful
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148 reviews
2.4 hrs on record
"The cake is a lie!"

It is, but Portal does not lie as it truly is a good game! While short, its puzzles make it an interesting game so much so that you'd immediately want to do a 2nd walkthrough. Also, there is a way to replay several of the so-called "chambers" but in a more difficult version.

I'm not sure if this has mods like its sequel - nevertheless, it's worth completing this one before moving on to the next as the puzzles are even more difficult and diverse in Portal 2.

I like how the game has a background story while it would not be necessary, at all. It has an excellent antagonist in the form of an A.I. called GLaDOS.

Portal is a memorable experience and if you liked Half-Life you should pick up this Valve product, as well.

Oh, you didn't like Half-Life? Then, please go and have a cake. :)

PS: I'm not sure why I have zero hours logged for this game. Probably because the logging system was introduced after I completed Portal. In any case, my review is based on a gameplay time of roughly 15-20 hours.
Posted: July 23rd, 2014
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
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2 reviews
45.5 hrs on record
This is truly the best game I have ever played, fun,unique, hours of challenging fun. I would recomend this to all ages...
Posted: April 8th, 2014
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
55 products in account
2 reviews
16.0 hrs on record
Portal is definitely a one-of-a-kind. It's quirky at best, but it also remains clever, resolute and perfectly presented to those with a quick-wit and a scientific explanation for including physics in a well-thought out and intelligent game, all with a touch of dark humour.

You awaken in the deserted Enrichment Center of Aperture Laboratories; a fictional science research corporation, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Known for the creation of the handheld portal gun, as well as the heavy rivalry the complex has between the Black Mesa Research Facility. (The scientific complex focused in Half-Life. Half-Life and Portal both share the same universe.) in Portal, you play as the silent protagonist, Chell, from a first-person perspective as you are challenged to navigate through a series of cryptic chambers, all the while being accompanied by the voice of the Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System (GlaDOS for short.) which the sociopathic robot subsequently reveals the rest of the plot to the player, through various and long-winded narration throughout the game.

What strikes me most surprised is this game's ingenius concept and profound knowledge of linear momentum and physics. Your only weapon in the game, if you can call it a weapon, is the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device. It's main and only ability is to create two distinct portals, an orange and blue portal, which both create a visual and physical connection between two different locations in three-dimensional space. Keep in mind that neither portal are both an entrance or an exit; all objects that travel through one portal will exit through the other. This unique concept will soon be taken to the test, as you explore, solve and escape through 19 mind-wrecking chambers. And what is this reward you get for all this mind-wrecking work? Why it's none other than cake!

While on the subject of sweet chocolate butter-milk frosting, assembled with maraschino cherries on top, this all turns out to be a crude lie, and you're sent to be burnt to a crisp by GlaDOS. As you narrowly escape death, you navigate through the many things that Aperture Laboratories would have wanted to keep as a secret to the rest of the world. You soon (or later, as this game has a way of messing with your head.) find yourself exploring the air vents, the sewers of the facility, as well as the abandoned, deserted offices of those who mysteriously left, along with empty food supplies and crude drawings that uncover a darker history of the Laboratories.

But you're not alone in this deranged prison of a laboratory, your square-buddy (and probably only buddy) known as the Companion Cube, will accompany you throughout a few of these chambers, as it has a handful of most needed traits; involving you using it as an extra step for those hard-to-reach places, using it as a shield against deadly lazer spheres and deflecting them into switch mechanisms, and even going as so far to hold out weight-activated button switches. Sadly, with every chamber completed thanks to your Companion Cube, you will have to eventually abandon it and leave it for trash, in the Emergency Intelligence Incinerator. What a true friend to the end!

When cracking down to the lifespan of this game's story, it's actually pretty short. But, with each new chamber you progress through as well as the differculty beginning to rise at a much faster pace, the longer the chambers will begin to mess with your head and could leave you stuck for a good couple of hours, stumped. I'm guilty to say that I even needed a walkthrough to deal with a couple of these cryptic and twisted chambers. But then again, that really ruined the experience for me a little, considering I like to figure things out much more independently. So, if you can unwrap things around your mind quick and efficiently, you may experience the amazement and ingenuity for yourself. I'm pretty jealous in fact!

This game is a massive recommendation for me, the scientific aspect of portal and three-dimensional space used in this game is best described as baffling. Valve must have been truly blessed to ever release this game, as it touched the hearts of kids, adults and professional scientists alike.
Posted: August 30th, 2014
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427 of 499 people (86%) found this review helpful
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120 reviews
3.3 hrs on record
for some reason the tf2 lady turned into a robot so you have to kill her
Posted: September 22nd, 2011
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