Rated 10 out of 10
by gamefan4564 the sequel you wanted
portal 2 is a huge step forward form the original, with new puzzles. I really like the new opening, but you have to get this to see why. the new multiplayer is also fun and challenging, but still creative. but the ps3 version is the best version because it has a code that allows you to play on your ps3 and use steam to play on your computer. I could recommend this game to anyone.
Rated 4 out of 10
by invalid I really don't know what to rate this...
First off this a puzzle game, not a shooter. GameStop, Why are you calling this a shooter? Smart people, please don't get this. The whole game will only take you 2-4 days or 10 hours (MY GUESS NOT ACCURATE), VERY short. Even though GLaDOS is funny and the puzzles are great and the story is 100% awesome, this game has absolutely NO replay value. Why? Because you already solved the puzzle and you cant make new ones. The characters have a lot of.. well, character. They have their own personality's, except for you. You don't talk, ever.The puzzles are never repetitive or boring, they require quick thinking and carefully planning your strategy. Unfortunately smart people will zip through the game faster than it can load. The environments are changing literally and the backgrounds. GLaDOS is rebuilding each chamber as you solve each chamber. The chambers go anywhere from on fire to shiny new. The game play also changes up a bit but i wouldn't want to spoil the game. The sound is great ,the explosions, the beep-boops, the motor whirs.... i could go on and on. GLaDOS's funny comments make any frustrating time funny. Co-op is VERY fun but sadly short and easy-medium. The last chambers can be hard but cooperation makes it a breeze. None of the chambers are hard, they just take a while. Unfortunately if you don't have friends co-op may result in rage quits. There is chat but if you don't have a microphone things may go downhill. Even though valve did a great job on making picture commands (they are exact such as pick up a block), you may have your bot flailing its arms to tell the other bot to aim a laser through a portal. This can be EXTREMELY frustrating when some move require fast moving or doing things at the same. Even though the countdown timer may be useful, everyone perceives time differently. EXAMPLE: 3,2... on one you pull your lever but your co-op buddy pulls it .5 seconds later resulting in franticly pulling it. Not good. Basically co-op requires timing.The graphics blew me away. Done. I never encountered one glitch or bug. EVER. I will say it again I REALLY don't know what to rate this...
Rated 10 out of 10 by JoeyBaumbachProd THIS GAME IS FUN
Exactly. I hadn't played the first game when I bought this one, and I didn't need to. Portal 2 is a game that is simply fun! I expected it to be difficult to learn, with all of the portals and such, but Valve made this game easy to learn, with slowly more difficult levels. The characters are amusing and fun, the storyline is great, the gameplay is perfected, the the soundtrack is amazing (downloadable online for free), and the final boss battle is awesome. And the game doesn't stop there. There's a co-op mode where you can play online with another player in a seperate story. I ended up playing the first Portal. It was shorter (by a long shot), less difficult, and.. fun, but not as fun and great as Portal 2 is. To make a sequel that improves on it's predecessor can be hard to do. I congratulate Valve for making this game. I recommend this game to anyone that's looking for a great game. Period. :) also... If you're looking for other great games, check out Uncharted 2. It's in my recommendations.
Rated 9 out of 10 by KoolAidChicken4 Already "Best Game of 2011"
We're only five moths into 2011, and already a masterpiece that we call a game came out, Valve showing us what they can do better to a already excellent game (Portal, 2007). You, Chell, the silent protagonist of Portal, wake up from a very, VERY long sleep. You wake up and find Wheatley, a personality core, introducing himself, and then tries to escape with you, but he ends up waking GLaDOS, the occasionally muderous AI computer system that YOU mudered in the first game. You end up finding yourself running tests again, but this is where the fun starts. You are rejoined by the Weighted Companion Cube, along with new inventions. My favorite one is the Aerial Faith Plate, which propels you to place that you previously couldn't access, even with the portals. The game runs even smoother than the first one, (an improvement), and feels more gritty (due to the decay of the Aperture Science Enrichment Center). This would definitely make the cut for the best game of 2011.
Rated 9 out of 10 by poopywar29 Best game in 2011 so far....
I love this game. I haven't beaten it yet I'm trying to take my time with it. So far the gameplay is excellent. It's nice to play a game that is different it's a breath of fresh air. The game is challenging it will probably take you 8 hours to complete the single player and maybe another 2 to finish the co-op but that depends on how intelligent you are. The storyline is really good and I didn't expect that. The game is funny usually I don't laugh at jokes in a game but this is different I found myself laughing. The graphics could be better they're not all that good but good graphics does not make a good game it's the gameplay and the gameplay in portal 2 is outstanding. The controls are super easy to learn. The co-op to me is fun but not very replayable and that's disappointing. I would play with friends and find myself getting bored. This game is really good I do recommend you buying it. So far this is the best game of 2011 but this year isn't over yet and there is still a lot of great games coming out. Overall 9.3
Rated 9 out of 10 by daSMELLofdaFEET Do you love puzzles??
If you do, this is the game for you. It's so much fun trying to figure out how to get out of these testing chambers. The story, the characters, the puzzles are all so rich and full. You'll spend some much time thinking about where to shoot your "portals" and how this action affects that. If you haven't played the original Portal...do that. It's on the Orange Box game in my recommendations below. The story in Portal 2 is more involved. And you use more elements in Portal 2. The puzzles in the first Portal are (at times) more difficult. They are more timing-based in that game. So, if you don't shoot the portal in the right place, at the right time, you're toast. In Portal 2, the puzzles are longer and have more steps involved to complete them. But, both of the games are awesome. The only bummer in Portal 2 is when you realize the game is coming to an end. But, good news!! There's a ton of online and coop stuff to do. Yipeee!!
Rated 4 out of 10 by Sammysal Not for me
I bought this game a couple of months ago when it first came out hoping that it was going to be awesome. It didnt quite live up to my expectations. The game has great gameplay and is easy to master the controls. However i found that once i got past the first 10 levels that it became just to hard for me. I found myself stuck on almost every level and ended up looking up how to finish the level. That is not something that i want to have to do in a game. I want to be able to go through a game by myself and finish things on my own without to much help from others. Also the story was not very compelling because your character never actually speaks at all. Its like what the heck! Why isnt my character the main character having any speaking role what so ever. The only things that talk are the robots. The co-op is equally challenging but you have two minds working together to solve the puzzle so this makes is a little easier. I am sad to say however that i can not give the game high marks like everyone else seems to be! Just a dissapointment for me unfortunately.
Rated 9 out of 10 by JIG2000 An FPS where you can't actually shoot people
After playing The Orange Box and playing the legendary Half-Life Series (and still waiting for Half-Life 3) so I decided to start the Portal Series. After really enjoying the first one I borrowed Portal 2 and if you want more of Portals, Portal 2 satisfies. Story (9/10): Portal 2 has a really good story with funny characters and sequences. Although the Portal 2 is longer than Portal 1 it still felt short and like Valve should've made it longer. Gameplay (10/10): Portal has a unique gameplay that no other game (besides Portal 1) has it all feels realistic thanks to the physics of the Source Engine and just to see it all in First-Person really adds the icing on the cake. Graphics (8/10): The Graphics look better than Portal 1 from the rings around the portals to the detail of the portal gun. However, the graphics haven't changed much since The Orange Box so don't expect that much of a difference. Overall, Portal 2 is really fun although I recommend that you play Portal 1 first to get use to the settings and the co-op will have you coming back for more. Now time to wait for Half-Life 3, Portal 3, Left 4 Dead 3, and Team Fortress 3
Rated 10 out of 10 by Shadow4308 Awesome Job Valve
This game is now in my top games ever played seemingly taking 1st for now. It was a nice break from the shooters i play 90% of the time leaving room open for these games and RPG's as well. Since i used to be a pc gamer and soon will be again, i know all about the valve from half-life to half-life 2 episode 2 and so on and am a huge fan. They really out did themselves on this game. Awesome sarcastic and great humor you find in most valve games especially in portal, brilliant graphics, as well as awesome easter eggs with music and so on that i loved. All and all an incredible game and awesome experience with brain racking puzzles that really get you thinking with the new gadgets and a multi-player experience where teamwork is a MUST. And Single player campaign with the same difficult puzzles with a jaw dropping end and a great musical finish as portal does.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Taneral Err on the side of caution.
For many people who have reached this page, you have played the original Portal, and it was probably when you got the Orange Box. For anyone else who hasn't experienced Portal and wants to jump right into the sequel, I need to draw attention back to the original for both senior players and those new to the series: Portal was a brilliant game, but it was short. It lasted about 6 hours, and a replay could be accomplished in 3 or 4 once you knew how to solve the puzzles. Additional challenges and handicaps could replace the original level design with something harder, which would then add more time spent playing. Though Portal was short, even with the additional challenges, it didn't matter because it was only 1 of the 5 games which came with the Orange Box. If you recall the release of The Force Unleashed 2, many reviewers complained that although it was a "complete" game, it only offered somewhere between 5-8 hours for $60. Portal 2 is being released as its own game: there is no Orange Box here to help it this time, and if it has length times similar to TUF 2 or the original Portal, then it might be wiser to pass on it at the beginning.