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Release Date: Apr 18, 2011

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About This Game

Portal 2 draws from the award-winning formula of innovative gameplay, story, and music that earned the original Portal over 70 industry accolades and created a cult following.

The single-player portion of Portal 2 introduces a cast of dynamic new characters, a host of fresh puzzle elements, and a much larger set of devious test chambers. Players will explore never-before-seen areas of the Aperture Science Labs and be reunited with GLaDOS, the occasionally murderous computer companion who guided them through the original game.

The game’s two-player cooperative mode features its own entirely separate campaign with a unique story, test chambers, and two new player characters. This new mode forces players to reconsider everything they thought they knew about portals. Success will require them to not just act cooperatively, but to think cooperatively.

Product Features
  • Extensive single player: Featuring next generation gameplay and a wildly-engrossing story.
  • Complete two-person co-op: Multiplayer game featuring its own dedicated story, characters, and gameplay.
  • Advanced physics: Allows for the creation of a whole new range of interesting challenges, producing a much larger but not harder game.
  • Original music.
  • Massive sequel: The original Portal was named 2007's Game of the Year by over 30 publications worldwide.
  • Editing Tools: Portal 2 editing tools will be included.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card must be 128 MB or more and with support for Pixel Shader 2.0b (ATI Radeon X800 or higher / NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or higher / Intel HD Graphics 2000 or higher).
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • OS: MAC OS X 10.6.7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher / Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

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"A challenging, hilarious, and mind-expanding puzzle experience for one or two—treasure your first time through."
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
33 of 45 people (73%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Steam should provide a free copy of this game to everyone.
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27 of 40 people (68%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
41.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Valve's Swan Song.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Valve made so epic games i can say that. But, come on guys it is 2016. We need another games. Its time to release new games half-life 3, portal 3, left 4 dead 3 etc.
So we need third games. Am i wrong guys?

Few minutes later;

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Just get it. Thats all I have to say. It has a great story line and some great mods that are out now and are being made. The game could be played over and over and challenge your friends with challenge mode recording your time and portals for indivual levels. There are some great easter eggs and funny moments. You should play Portal:Staying alive before you play this game, but is not required. Some of the story makes no sense because you havent played the first game. This game has community levels which makes it fun after you have played the whole game over and over. I would defiently get this game in a bundle but Ive got both Portal and Portal 2 on xbox360. It is currently $8.74 for a bundle which is totally worth it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
The greatest puzzle game ever invented
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
such a good game i just replayed it and am still waiting for portal 3
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
My favorite video game ever.

Buy it.

Even if you won't play it.

Just give devs money for this masterpiece.

Reasons: This game is hilarious. This Game is Fun. GG

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! i played it twice kek
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
65.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Great game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Fell off course 3 platform in co-op hub.

GLaDOS immediately booms, "How did you fail? It's not even a test!"

But I really couldn't figure out a way to get down. ._.

Anyways 10/10 great game that still plays well and looks good in 2016, with wonderful dialogue. A must have for your library.
For achievement hunters, I took about 26.2 hrs to get everything, but according to GLaDOS I'm not that bright and I've seen other people take less time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Product received for free
Portal 2 is a decent first-person puzzle-platform game, developed and published by Valve Corporation, and honestly this game is really... VERY DECENT, and the story is really awesome, but i won't talk about it in my review, i want to let you discover it if you buy it ;)

About the game engine: The game is running on the Source Engine, yes the same engine of Half-Life 2, Left 4 Dead 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, But Portal 2 run much better then CSGO, so any pc basically can run it without problem.

Positive Thing about this game
- Nice Graphics
- Like i said above the game can run on any pc basically
- The Story is very decent, but you need to use your brain in it since it's a puzzle-platform
- Possibility to play in Coop with one of your friends :)
- We have a real story mode, instead of the first Portal which the story mode can be beat in 2 hours, When portal 2 is 7 hours long, but it's worth it

Bad things about this game

- Nothing i didn't encountered any bugs or found negative thing to say here

To finish

This game is a must have, like i said, the story mode is really awesome, and brain intensive LOL,
So you need a puzzle-platform game ?! GO AHEAD with Portal 2 ;)
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Gideon3704 | Trade.rl
5.6 hrs
Posted: October 27
Oh my, Portal 2, sucessor to Portal 1, this game is amazing, I haven't really played it much but I did spend about 3 hours in the co-op and about 3 hours in the campain. Amazing game 11/10
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10.3 hrs
Posted: October 27
if you've played portal 1, you know what to expect here but they've also added more elements to spice things up.

good old portal mechanics that are amazing
new elements that are really fun
a really good fun story

quite a big section of the game dragged on for too long and did not have good puzzles design compared to the rest of the game

8/10 for me (only because of that section i mentioned)
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6.3 hrs
Posted: October 27
Recommended for couples to play, crack your brains, sometimes get a little dizzy and praise each other on their wittiness.
Nothing is ever too easy or too hard, sometimes is just plain funny when we realize that things are that simple but we overthink it.

good for couples
brain work
quick play

some times it gets a little dizzy
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Hell Tonight 🎃
22.7 hrs
Posted: October 26
Great game, huge addition to the Portal story. Portal has been one of my favourite games so far and my fav game story-wise. Even though this one was much longer and better than Portal in many ways, I don't know why, but I prefer the story of the first one better, the ending almost made me cry.
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25.1 hrs
Posted: October 26
What's this game like? Well, to keep it simple, Portal 2 is almost identical to the orignal Portal.... except everything is significantly better. The mechanics are smooth, the puzzles are challenging and fun, the story is pretty good, and it looks very nice! Valve took many of the concepts of the first game and REALLY expanded on them, delivering one heck of a game.

Visually, the game is pretty great. While not exceptionally beautiful, the animation in Portal 2 is a good-looking game. The design and art direction are consistent, even through the different stages of the Aperture Laboratories.The old laboratories were probably my favorites, with the blending the futuristic ideas of Aperture Science and the architecture of the 1960s-70s. Many of the character models have also been updated, and the animators did a great job of portraying emotion on their relatively simple faces. We can also thank the voice actors for bringing their characters to life; their performances were excellent! While I'm talking about sound, I need to say that the soundtrack is nothing short of awesome!

Like its predecessor, Portal 2 really pushes itself when it comes to the puzzles. This game introduces a ton of new mechanics, faith plates and gels to name a few, that add onto the already awesome gameplay. The mechanics are a lot smoother this time around, and sometimes, they require more critical thinking in order to keep up. Of course, with those additions, the puzzles have gotten much more complex. You're not confined to as many test chambers as in the first game. A lot of the puzzles require you to race around Aperture Laboratories and really think outside the box. Observing your surroundings is key/i] to solving these puzzles, so you'd better keep your head on a swivel. The puzzles can get tricky at times, and even obnoxious after a few attempts to solve them. But, the shifting surroundings and constant narrative from GLaDOS keep it from getting boring. This is definitely something Valve improved on; the first Portal game really struggled with keeping me interested.

Another thing worthy of mention: this game has some cool expansions! It has an online multiplayer mode, so there are even more puzzles for you and other players to solve. It also comes with a test chamber builder, so you can count on new challenges to pop up all over the place!

The story of the Portal world is expanded a LOT in this game. Now, there are multiple characters involved, and each of them has an interesting story to tell. GLaDOS receives a great deal of character development in this game, and we get to learn about her backstory in the later half of the game. Her story isn't mind-blowingly deep, but it does make her much more interesting as a character. Too bad she throws all that out at the end of the game. Wheatley is another great character in this game. He is written in a way that makes him feel very genuine, and that makes him a great companion throughout the game. He's involved with a lot of the humor in this game, so expect a few good laughs from him. The overall story of Chell and Aperture Laboratories aren't taken into too much detail, but they are touched on more, which gives the game a stronger story element than the first Portal.

Portal 2 is the perfect example of what game sequels should be. Take everything great you did before, and turn it into something even better, without all the overkill of trying to hard. Well done, Valve. Well done!
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119.5 hrs
Posted: October 26
i like it
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4.5 hrs
Posted: October 26
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14.0 hrs
Posted: October 26
it is the BEST puzzle game i have ever played i definitely recommend buying it! i say 12/10
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12.5 hrs
Posted: October 26
in one year out the other ear
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62.0 hrs
Posted: October 26
Another mind-exploding Valve game. I love it.
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