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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Very Positive (479 reviews) - 94% of the 479 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (27,357 reviews) - 98% of the 27,357 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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KlaxMaster
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 28
This was a Triumph.

I'm making a note here: "Huge Success."
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Discreet Noob
2.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
Amazing puzzle fps with great mechanics and engaging narrative.
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overlordzorgon
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
Product received for free
- start game
- wakeup
- go threw my first portal
- does 1st puzzle
- goes to second
- third
- forth
- fith- 19th ♥♥♥♥ all this
- breaks free
-kills glados
-loves it

10/10 played it 27 times on ps3
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The Ultimate Doge
11.9 hrs
Posted: August 28
My Opinion

This is one of the best, challenging, and fun puzzle game I've ever played. With interesting challenges and a lot of thinking, this game is one of my personal best games ever.

A Quick Summary of the Game (SPOILERS)
Before we start, anything covered in black is SPOILERS. If you want to be spoiled, just hover over the black boxes. If you don't, then don't hover over them. Okay, back to the point. You wake up from your Relaxation Vault and solve basic puzzles. Once you get the single Portal device, you can now use the blue portal. Then, the puzzles ramp up in difficulty a little, for example, The chamber where you get the dual portal device requires some thinking compared to the past ones. When you get the Dual portal device now you can use both portals. By that time, the tests get hard and require a lot of thinking (well some of them). MAJOR SPOILERS! DO NOT HOVER OVER IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR EXPERIENCE RUINED! On the last test chamber, GLadOS tries to kill you by burning you. She said it was a "joke", but she actually wants to burn you to replace human testing with robot testing. If you're quick enough, you can portal up to the "secret" place, which GLadOS keeps on saying "You are going the wrong way, just turn back and have some cake." If you keep on going, GLadOS gets fed up and she tries to kill you using rockets. If you do it all correctly without dying, you will be sent to GLaDOS's room, where you have to fight her. There is a set timer until neurotoxin fills the room, killing you. If you portal in the right places and put all the cores in the incinerator, the neurotoxin production stops, and GLaDOS blows up and so does the facility. Then the credits roll and game over? Well, if you thought testing was over, it wasn't. There is also Portal 2, but you need to play Portal to understand Portal 2. I think I did a review on Portal 2, but I'll check on that.

Conclusion

That's it for the review. I hope you like this game once you buy it. It will definitely be a fun and adventrous experience.
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Bean Bean Mr. Clean Hashbriwn
8.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
10/10 nothing to say except slightly worse than the second.
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Moodi:Mourning
5.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
Great game.I do love a good puzzle game.Some parts it took me 5 seconds to figure the puzzle out,and other took me 5 minutes or even longer!This is an amazing game for those that like puzzles,and sci-fi.Well done VALVe.
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Jabbah14
2.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
The games been out for while now and if you havent played it i recomend you do. its such an inovative idea that works, if you havent played portal or portal 2 i recomend you do (nuber 2 is my fav)
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Rokaz
18.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
No words (10/10)!!!!!!!!!!
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Lassious
4.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
A classic game. Orinal and entertaining
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foolofatook
14.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
Awesome game. One must simply play it to understand what they have achieved here. I was blown away by the concept, story, dialog, level design and execution.

This game was a truimph... indeed.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Thanks to the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, the impossible is easy! Now, start thinking with portals.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 15
A great 1st person puzzle game, and a great example of how glimpses of something behind the scenes can add up to a story with desirable emotional content. (That's all I say because spoilers.) Portal's content, graphics, sounds, story, tech deserve a firm thumbs-up with both hands.

Portal is a great example of non-Euclidean geometry in a game (you enter a hole in the wall, but you don't end up on the other side of the wall, and best of all what you see behaves accordingly).

Narbacular Drop by Nuclear Monkey Software was the prototype game with user-placeable portals that lead to the creation of Portal, and (most of?) that team ended up on Valve's Portal team. That game is also worth a play.

But the first game I know of that used portal technology was Prey (2006), a *really good* 1st person shooter. Incidentally, I bought it for €1 in a German retail store a few days ago (but had played it before; those were the days when you installed a DVD without having to download anything else), so I know that it's sadly not available on Steam. With little config file editing, it runs on 1920x1080, at least that's what I set in the file, but what I saw on screen rather looked like 4K for some reason. Maybe because for arbitrary resolution, you also have to set a screen mode variable, and maybe this leads to the game using desktop resolution. I had to turn off anti-aliasing because the graphics were not fluid even though my machine can't be the reason - must be the old engine. Is fluid without AA, and I didn't miss the AA which supports the 4K assumption. Config file editing also allows to set arbitrary FoV. I played a few minutes on Windows 10 with August 2016 anniversary update on GTX980.

So, if you can get your hands on Prey today (2016), you can still play it very well, and it's still a great game. And even though it's the first non-Euclidean-geometry game I know of, it's very well done.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
An expertly designed game with balanced puzzles, a great story, memorable characters, and overall just a fantastic game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Amazing game that I recommend for everyone, but most of all to those who like puzzles. One of the bests of the kind. Unmissable.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
I have no words...

It's too solid as game, the mechanic is something that I had never seen in my life and I love it, it's the more original Valve's creations,The history is absolutely 10/10 You can't hate the main villain, in fact is now my waifu, but whatever, if you're thinking about buying this, JUST DO IT.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
One of the best games i've played.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
This is one of the most incredible and clever games to have ever been made. The humor and the puzzles are both stellar. And the presentation is excellent. I will say that this entry in this series is a bit short, it felt like a test run of the mechanics to see if Portal 2 could be made. But I'd still argue it's worth the money, it's just that good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Amazing, The game is short but if you do the advanced chambers, challenges, get achievements and replay the game a thousand times like me then it never gets boring
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
10/10 would murder giant AI robot hell-bent on testing forever again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
One of the best puzzle games out there:

This game is really fun. The puzzles are unique, and the final boss is tense.
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