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Score Breakdown Based on 8336 ratings
  1. 10 (4384)
  2. 9 (2957)
  3. 8 (605)
  4. 7 (181)
  5. 6 (40)
  6. 5 (22)
  7. 4 (19)
  8. 3 (16)
  9. 2 (17)
  10. 1 (95)

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  • Rating:8

    Thinking with Portals

    This is an amazing game! I have beat the game. the boss fight is awesome, and I have a feeling, even though I haven't played it, I have a feeling the sequel is even better. Many people I know haven't played the game, and... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    A simple but smart game is fun, you need to use Brain,

    Portal was introduced in the Orange Box Package, which had Half-Life 2 plus its expansions, Team Fortness 2 and Portal itself, and a lot of people, including myself positively surprised by the game, even though it's simp... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    A simple but smart game is fun, you need to use Brain,

    Portal was introduced in the Orange Box Package, which had Half-Life 2 plus its expansions, Team Fortness 2 and Portal itself, and a lot of people, including myself positively surprised by the game, even though it's simp... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Unique

    Portal is simply unique, one of kind game.It seams like a FPS, but your gun fires Portals. The puzzles are awesome and will find yourself mastering the game to achieve that final reward. I've completed the game too fast.... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Even with harsh hindsight, it is difficult to deny that Portal was refreshingly entertaining for its time.

    INTRO:It is no secret that Valve’s product managers have a knack for recognizing talent when they see them. After all, games like Team Fortress and Counter-Strike were first conceived by people who were not employe... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Review of Portal (PC)

    Portal (PC) is definitely a great game, and without a doubt there were some difficult puzzles-- no-- quite a lot. Most of GlaDOS' tests for me were hard, yet I was able to pass them. Then there was this one room that wa... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    The Cake Was A Lie... Or Was It?

    Very rarely does a game like this come out. A game that not just stuns one with its wits or smarts, but quite possibly creates its own genre. What other game lets you create a portal anywhere, then lets you place another... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    The puzzles are not as creative as I hoped but still an awesome puzzle game with great characters.

    I finally got around to playing Portal and no doubt my large base of fans (*tumbleweed bounces by in the wind*) is dying to know what I thought of it.I like good puzzles in games. My messed up (don’t ask) brain ten... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Not that fun and nearly not as impressive as they would like you to believe

    you wake up in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar clothes tools and a computer to guide you through it. just you and your computer and no one else... you just go around pushing yourself forward without any hope of under... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    This should be the standard by which all puzzle games are measured.

    It is one of the most well designed games in recent history. Everything makes sense and is a challenge at the same time. I had been putting off trying this game as I thought it was all just hype. I finally decided to giv... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful