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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (12,712 reviews)
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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Includes 2 items: Portal, Portal 2

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

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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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X

    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
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
35.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Set in an old and abandoned Apple store from hell, Portal is the game that you think it's as easy as it sounds at first, but then realize you feel like an idiot for thinking that the levels are impossible when really you could clear them in a few minutes each. You're promised a cake from Valve's idea of if Shodan from System Shock 2 and HAL 9000 had a baby girl and almost die for it

the only con to this game is that it's too *&%^$(! short

15/10
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Kinda short but worth the ten bucks I was gonna use on ramen and soda.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
I love portal! I'd forgotten how much until I got this new steam account and could finally play it again! Brilliant game, challanging but brilliant!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
The cake is a lie.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Portal is probably the most unique game that I've ever played. It's really funny and adddictive but it's a bit too short so I give this game a 9.2/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Portal is a wonderful game! People have said it was horrible. I didn't listen to them. I give Portal a big thumbs up!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Portal is one of two games I consider perfect. There is nothing wrong with this game, really, nothing. The game may be short, but that means it doesn't over stay its welcome. Portal is a puzzle game, and a complex one at that. You have two portals which you can shoot at walls, you go through one, you come through the other. Simple? Not really.

Portal has some of the hardest puzzles I have played in a long time. You have to start from point A and get to point B. This game also is very funny, I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.

Buy Portal!

-MandatoryAlcatraz
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
funny fun and AMAZING. thats all of it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Awesome, exactly as i was told it would be :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
One of the best first person games ever made in the history of video gaming. Amazing idea which was executed brilliantly. A completely different approach to puzzles which requires a lot of thinking and patience of course. Don't waste your time on walkthroughs. That's the beauty of this game. You might spend hours on some test chambers but trust me, this game's worth every second you spend on it. Puzzles have never been so fun.

10/10 will shoot portals again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
If you like witty puzzle games this one is king. Although because it can be considered a cult game, (Aka some people might not find the humour all that appealing) you might find it overrated. Even so, you will either find the game brilliant, or at the very least, interesting.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
It may be short, but boy is it sweet. Portal is one of those rare, perfect games.

Playing through Portal, you'll be treated to delightfully subversive dark humor, which slowly gives way to a creepy, sinister atmosphere. the gameplay is rock-solid, too - challenging, but not unfair to the player. And without spoiling anything (like there's anyone who doesn't already know) I can tell you that Portal has one of the best video game characters this side of 2000.

Long after you've finished it, this game will stick with you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Great game. Kinda short, but still a very good game. Loved the mix of puzzle and FPS, not a combination you usually see, but it works here, and quite well at that.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Portal is an absolute classic, it's sequel even better. The storyline is perfect, little bits of humour, puzzle, action, even some mysterious horror. You play as Chell, the only human known to have survived the events prior, where the scientists at Aperture Laboratries all got poisoned by GLaDOS, a robot they had built, which went insane. Now GLaDOS uses you as her guinea pig and puts you through a load of tests, each one solvable using the famous Portal Gun and the many contraptions available in the particular testchamber. This game is surely one of my favorite games. If you're a Half Life fan as well, there's a few mentions of Black Mesa and the Borealis in this game so it's worthwhile getting. I highly reccomend this game! Thanks for reading!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
This is an amazing puzzle game fun to play, but, it cost 10$ for a two hour game. Buying this game by itself would be a waste of money because for only 10$ more you can get the Orange box which has many amazing Valve games. Overall because its overpriced, i rate it a 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
is it normal to cry in the end?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Was forced to incinerate my only friend in this game, comanion cube,
10/10
Would incinerate again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
This tantalized my brain and I liked it. Wish I had found this awesome game sooner than I actually did. Highly recommened.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
One of the most atmospheric games I've played. It's funny, and just the right amount of creepy to make you wonder what actually happened to everyone at Aperture Science. Some of the puzzles get really frustrating towards the end, but it's all worth it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
amazing game really nice
but this game is fun and full of puzzles.if youre dumb i dont recomend this game
you first start off in a test chamber then running fr youre life with a portal gun witch shots portals.shot a orange
then a blue go through and win life.
9.8\10
cons/goods
you can get confused | lots of fun
a bit hard |good puzzles
|good story
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