Portal 2 – pc

9.6

Portal 2 picks up hundreds of years after the events of the first Portal. Once again, players will fill the nonexistent shoes of Chell, who has been kept in stasis since the end of the original game, having recently been “re-acquired” by an unknown party. Portal 2 will feature a brand new single player story along with the new addition of co-op multiplayer.
Source
GenrePuzzle Games
Platforms
pc


DEVELOPER Valve | PUBLISHER Codemasters | RELEASE DATE


Portal 2 Reviews pc


9.6

g4tv.com review
We live in an era when game journalists can cynically nitpick faults, or forgive a favorite franchise for multiple sins. I see the temptation for both approaches. A game can be riddled with flaws but still somehow be fun, and a game can be perfectly polished yet a total bore. When you review, you need to think about your predilections and your preconceptions. I admit I am a gamer who loves strategy – I am happiest when I am being mentally challenged by my games, and I strive to be smarter and faster than everyone else. I put more value in beating someone in Starcraft than I ever did in my kill/death ratio.
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9.6

gamexplain.com review
Whereas Portal 1 engaged my mind, Portal 2 captured my heart. A fantastic sequel to a benchmark game and serves as the most effective argument against the annualization trend burdening many popular series. I *companion cube* Portal 2.
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9.6

eurogamer.net review
Portal is perfect. Portal 2 is not. It’s something better than that. It’s human: hot-blooded, silly, poignant, irreverent, base, ingenious and loving. It’s never less than a pure video game, but it’s often more, and it will no doubt stand as one of the best entertainments in any medium at the end of this year. It’s a masterpiece.
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9.6

videogamer.com review
I think you knew all along this was going to be great. Fantastic, even. All the same, I don’t think you’ll be prepared for it being this good. I may have buttoned my lip in terms of concrete spoilers, but a mere ten minutes here will yield more memorable moments than you’re likely to squeeze out of the entirety of most other games this year. In all aspects of its design, Portal 2 is genius.
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9.6

giantbomb.com review
Valve falls further down its own rabbit hole with this expansive sequel that retains the cynical heart of the original Portal, while blowing out the scale on virtually ever aspect of the execution.
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9.6

strategyinformer.com review
Portal 2 never rests on its laurels either. Each new chapter brings entirely new concepts, not of which are gimmicky, and all of which made us say ‘oh yes please’ each time. It feels like you’re constantly being punched in the face with a fistful of goodness and euphoria.
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9.6

gameinformer.com review
Valve caught us all a little off guard with the original Portal, but the game’s clever gameplay and dark humor sent the franchise in the meme stratosphere. While jumping through portals is no longer as novel as it once was, Valve keeps the series fresh by introducing a mix of new mechanics. Portal 2’s puzzles are more varied thanks to the fact that you can send lasers, tractor beams, and energy walkways through your portals, and I absolutely loved how the gels affected the world around me. The game’s simple, portal-based mechanics are so addictive that you’ll probably catch yourself placing imaginary portals all over your house.
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9.6

ign.com review
The original Portal benefitted from its brevity. It had a concise story paired with inventive first-person puzzle mechanics that challenged you to be creative while pulling the trigger. Portal 2 makes the original look like the prototype it was. It’s filled with a larger cast of characters vividly brought to life through brilliant writing and some of the best voice acting in video games. Its puzzles are challenging without being unreasonable, and, once you’re finished with the single-player mode, one of the best co-operative experiences on the market awaits. Valve cuts no corners and finds ways to make you care about everything from the major characters to the cubes used to solve puzzles. From the beginning of the single-player story to the end of the co-op mode, Portal 2 is a novel, unforgettable experience.
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9.6

pcgamer.com review
We’ll definitely remember all of Portal 2 fondly, though, and as one of the best-written and finely polished gaming experiences in recent memory.
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9.6

gamefront.com review
Once I got through Portal 2, I loved it — but I had to learn to love it, and it took a while for me to really commit to it. The original Portal really was a video game that was so much more than just a game, reaching beyond the barriers of narrative or video game conventions to become something no one expected. Much of Portal 2 can’t make the same boast: the game’s opening levels feel too elementary and run-of-the-mill for it to achieve perfection.
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9.6

vgchartz.com review
Portal 2 is one of those rare games that makes its predecessor completely obsolete. There are more puzzles, more characters, better graphics and sound, more variables in the puzzles, and a surprising story that went above and beyond my expectations. Unfortunately, once you’ve beaten both campaigns, there’s nothing left to do. Even with that shortcoming, however, Portal 2 is one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences I’ve had for quite a while.
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