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    Game » consists of 8 releases. Released Oct 10, 2007

    A first-person puzzle game developed by Valve and graduates of DigiPen, Portal forces a human test subject to run a gauntlet of grueling spatial experiments administered by a malfunctioning, psychotic artificial intelligence named GLaDOS.

    sin4profit's Portal (PC) review

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    Short but very sweet.

    Portal isn't a very long game. In fact, after you know what you're doing you can probably beat it in 2 hours. I know this because i have played the game to completion more then a few times. This is a testament to how sweet those 2 hours are.

    Portal is a first person puzzle game in which you play a test subject for Aperture Science. The game starts you out as you'd expect slowly going over simple puzzles but mid way through takes a very interesting turn and breathes story telling life into what could have just been a collection of puzzle levels.

    The gameplay itself is like nothing you've ever played before (...or at least i haven't ) as you use your FPS skills to get yourself around puzzling levels. From simply teleporting yourself from one wall to another, teleporting objects to crush enemies, and teleporting off of high places to fling yourself through the air there are many different ways to approach some situations and later makes you feel like you're apart of something bigger then simple puzzle level progressions as you use the skills you've learned in "real world" situations..

    After you're done with the Story more there are also time challenge levels and stand alone highly challenging levels for you to complete.

    Portal is a must play game and if you haven't played it it's available in The Orange Box ( a collection of Valve software developed games ), a stand alone retail product, or even as a download via Valve's steam service.

    Greatest game ending ever...EVER!

    Other reviews for Portal (PC)

      The Cake is a Lie. 0

      Valve really do not do much to innovate any genre of games they make, at least in the gameplay aspect. Sure, they may have created the most innovative gaming service when they released Steam, and created a great way of story-telling in first person, but how the games they create play haven't really been something they've been too inventive with. Well, now, that Portal has been released, you can no longer say that. Portal is genius. Pure genius. If you jump into the game not knowing or have seen ...

      12 out of 13 found this review helpful.

      Mind-bendingly clever, superb fun, and hilariously funny. 0

      Tucked away within The Orange Box, Portal at first doesn't appear to be anything particularly special. Considering that Half-Life 2: Episode Two and Team Fortress Two got most of the press coverage beforehand, it is somewhat surprising that Portal has been the most well received and critically acclaimed game included in the package. However, it deserves every bit of credit it has got. The game may be short, but is incredibly sweet, in a humorously dark and twisted kind of way.Set somewhere withi...

      6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

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