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 (426 reviews) - 96% of the 426 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (27,373 reviews) - 98% of the 27,373 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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wm
4.4 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 25
Must play if you own steam.
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WildHobbits
5.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
A timeless classic that anyone who has a steam account should own. The gameplay is unique and fun, and GLaDOS (The robot that talks to you the entire game) has a ton of great lines that make me laugh every time. Also, the end credit song "Still Alive" is absolutely wonderful.
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Juju
2.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
One of the best puzzle games you can get. Great visuals, but easy to run on any computer. Campaign is short, so you might wanna get Portal 2 as well. Doesn't matter what genre you favor, you will like this game.
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Desharpie
3.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
It's so delicious and moist :)
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funwithaportalgun™
15.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
A very good game takes about an hour your first time through. ♥♥♥♥ing crazy good. Literally inspired me to get a steam account.
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ianbrobin
34.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
Let's stop joking. GREATEST PUZZLE GAME OF ALL TIME.
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aaronfranke
26.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
The classic Portal game. Still fun.
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LAKingsHockey
6.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
This is a great game! Love the story and idea behind it and the graphics are great! It is a very enjoyable game to play although, it is rather short. I finished the game in about 3 hours. I would like it more if there were more levels to play.

4 out of 5 pieces of cake
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Errorname
1.8 hrs
Posted: September 24
Literal Masterpiece, from start to finish.
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infinitygamer
78.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
BEST. GAME. EVER.

This is an amazing game. Portal was my first pc game, and it was a great introduction to pc gaming.

I definitely reccomend this game for anybody.

I seriously hope portal 3 comes out soon. Learn how to count to 3 Valve!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
31 of 34 people (91%) found this review helpful
15 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 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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6 of 6 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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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
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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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
I can't believe I waited so long to play this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
It's Portal. Do I need to say anything.
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