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8.4 out of 10

Portal

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8.0

Portal

Adventure Classic Gaming
15 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Portal was inspired by a student game project named Narbacular Drop that was created in 2005 by a team of students at the DigiPen Institute of Technology. That game attempted to combine the gameplay style of first-person shooters with physics based puzzle elements. Valve took notice of the project and eventually hired the team to create a similar game that would fit into the Half-Life universe.
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Overall 9
9.0

Physics Are Your Friend

Game Debate
25 January 2009
  • Excerpt: Barmy computers with a penchant for destruction are not an original concept in video games.  Many gamers will fondly remember taking on the psychopathic and sadistic SHODAN in System Shock and its excellent sequel.  Older gamers may even recall Durandal from the first-person shooter Marathon, who harboured a rather deep grudge towards humans, branding them 'slow, stupid and irritating'.
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Overall 9
9.0
Graphics 8
7.8
Sound 9
8.6
Control 9
9.0
Addiction 8
8.0

Portal Review

Cheat Code Central
16 September 2008
Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

Adventure Gamers
12 May 2008
  • Conclusion: It's all too rare for a game to come along that makes you realize you've never played anything quite like it, but this is just such an occasion. Portal is truly one of a kind, and while its scope is perhaps a little too limited for its own good, what we do get is delivered with nearly flawless execution and an unforgettable personality that more than compensates for its shortcomings.
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Overall 9
9.0

Portal

Thunderbolt Games
3 November 2007
  • Excerpt: It’s very hard for anything to come by and revolutionise a genre, mainly because such ideas are either few and far between, or some other clever bugger has already taken them. It’s also extremely rare for gamers these days to witness something so bewildering, so downright head-scratchingly genius that you feel your brain melting just by thinking about it.
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Overall 10
10

Portal

AV Club
22 October 2007
  • Conclusion: Just as Valve's Half-Life 2 is the moody loner to Halo 3 's high-school quarterback, Portal is smarter, cooler, funnier, and more sinister than almost any game this year.
  • Pros: The hilarious credits sequence.
  • Cons: Portal has been thoroughly playtested, and it offers several stumpers, but few moments that feel unfair: It's perfectly paced to teach you, lesson by lesson, how to think with portals.
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Overall 9
9.4

Portal Review

Strategy Gaming Online
10 October 2007
  • Excerpt: . While many have been looking forward mostly to the other games in this excellent package, I highly recommend that all FPS fans give
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Overall 9
9.4

Portal Review

AtomicGamer
10 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Out this week is The Orange Box , a new package of games from Valve Software that includes the classic first person shooter Half-Life 2 , its two "episodic" mini-sequels, a long-awaited multiplayer shooter called Team Fortress 2 , and finally, the focus of this review, Portal . While many have been looking forward mostly to the other games in this excellent package, I highly recommend that all FPS fans give Portal a shot.
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Overall 9
9.2
Value for money 7
6.5
Gameplay 10
9.5
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
8.8

Portal

impulsegamer
1 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Portal is one of those rare, beautiful, amazing experiences in gaming that come along only once in a blue moon, and pass by you thrice as quickly as they come. Yes, this game is short.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

BigPond GameArena
15 November 2008
  • Conclusion: People will try to write off Portal’s bid for Game of the Year, stating it is “too short”. They’re right, really. The game is too short, in the sense that 3 seasons of “Arrested Development” is too short because you never want it to end. If anything, however, this is a testament to how great the game is. It’s so excellently constructed that you want to continue playing it all the time.
  • Pros: The best writing I’ve seen in a game for a very long time, Great level design and excellent puzzles, An amazing game at a budget price
  • Cons: All good things must come to an end
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