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Score Breakdown Based on 8384 ratings
  1. 10 (4393)
  2. 9 (2971)
  3. 8 (622)
  4. 7 (187)
  5. 6 (42)
  6. 5 (22)
  7. 4 (19)
  8. 3 (16)
  9. 2 (17)
  10. 1 (95)

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  • Rating:9

    A finely-tuned puzzle game with a sense of humor.

    Portal is known for setting the standard for modern 3D puzzle games. The gameplay revolves around the ability to shoot out portals which can be traversed in both directions. It is a simple concept yet the game pushes wh... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • 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

    2 of 2 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