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Portal

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Genre: Platform, Puzzle, Racing, Shooter

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Mac, Linux, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Live Arcade

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Waking up in a seemingly empty laboratory, the player is made to complete various physics-based puzzle challenges through numerous test chambers in order to test out the new Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, without an explanation as to how, why or by whom.


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janosbiro
23 reviews

Great 100%

Portal is a contemporary version of Chaplin’s Modern Times. The main character is a woman stuck in the machine, but the contemporary machine is no longer constraining the individual through repetitive body movements in order to produce material goods. The contemporary machine plays with our emotions in order to create science. What kind of science? It is probably neuroscience. GLaDOS is not really testing a gun that makes portals. It is testing C... Read More

Positive points
GLaDOS is memorable
The atmosphere of tecnofobia is perfect
Makes you feel smarter
Negative points
Some people may find it too short
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SFStar
4 reviews

Fair 70%

Interesting gameplay, which makes your brain to work a little

Positive points
Original gameplay
Good game engine
Negative points
Similiar stages
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snabdy
2 reviews

Alright 80%

Very good game. Not hard, but interesting puzzles. Every "gamer" certainly must play it

Positive points
Memorable
Different experience
Negative points
Short
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bundito
19 reviews

Great 100%

It's a legend. It spawned a thousand memes. Cake jokes STILL turn up, 12 years later. That aside, it's one of the most surprising and awe-inspiring games I've played. Is it just a simple physics-based puzzle game? PLAY IT AND FIND OUT.

Positive points
Master creativity on display here. Play this.
Negative points
It's too short? But then there's Portal 2...
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Shawndroid
22 reviews

Great 100%

A really fun first-person ray-gun based puzzle game. Best one I've played so far. The setting and dark humour really work to make the game enjoyable. The cake is a lie.
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