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 (23,672 reviews) - 98% of the 23,672 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.

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
230 of 242 people (95%) found this review helpful
98 people found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2015
The credits are worth the entire cost of the game. Trust me.
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105 of 113 people (93%) found this review helpful
59 people found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2015
Portal, rather than a game, can be considered a metaphor of life. We wake up every morning with a commanding voice that, like it or not, pushes us to face trials increasingly difficult to get a prize. A voice that we find strange and that we don't know if we could trust. A voice that can come from the outside but also from our own unconscious. We never know if the final prize is real but we are armed of portals. But what are the portals if not the ability to be able to see the world from different perspectives? The portal is the human ability to abstract being able to immerse himself in aspects of the world that had been hidden by the limitations of the senses.

Ok, if you're already confused, I understand.

Just buy the damn game.
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90 of 96 people (94%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2015
Summary (TL;DR)

Portal is among one of the best games in my library, I am honestly suprised I didn't play this game sooner given how much I've heard about this game before. The storyline was very enjoyable, the graphics are great (even compared to the graphics for games in 2015) and the mechanics were probably the most fun to play around with.

This game is well priced, and there's a ton of mods to enhance your game experience even further!

Pros
  • Great storyline
  • Great graphics
  • Amazing mechanics
  • Progressively gets more challenging
  • A pretty universal game, there's something here for every type of gamer.
  • Challenging achievements
  • Controller support
  • Has subtitles

Neutral Points
  • I felt the storyline was a bit short, but I'm not counting that against it.
  • Cake song was awesome- See end credits.

Cons
  • The first game to ever make me feel motion sickness from messing around with the portals

Rating
9/10
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59 of 68 people (87%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2015
Anyone else agrees that valve make really depressing games? The source engine has great physics but always looked strangley dull to me. Anyone else realise no matter what game you play, there is always some sort of nature involved. In 99% of games you will at least see grass, trees, plants, the sky, the sun or at least other characters. But not this game. Portal has no life in it at all, and no one else in the game at all (the only enemies you will see are the turrets which are only in very few segments). You can't even see the sky, you are completely trapped and deprived in a colourless building which is why the companion cube, turrets and glados are so memorable because they are the only things you are exposed to in the entire game. Now if this was not done the right way, Portal could have been a very boring game, but since the innovation of the portals and glados and all the other highlights are added in, those things are going to get full attention from the player since nothing else is in focus since everything else is so bleak, which also why the escape sequence is so much fun, because you want to get out of this place and back outside That is ♥♥♥♥ing genius!!! Analysis OVER!
10/10
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40 of 41 people (98%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2015
Portal is a unique puzzle game that will bend your mind in ways you never thought were possible. Although it is a short game, Portal will have you at the edge of your seat just waiting to see what crazy experiment GLaDOS has in store for you. Don't let the 3 hour main quest deprive you from buying this game. Portal is a enjoyable experience that I will come back to.

And yes you will be baked and then there will be cake.
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