released on Oct 10, 2007

Waking up in a seemingly empty laboratory, the player is made to complete various physics-based puzzle challenges through numerous test chambers in order to test out the new Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, without an explanation as to how, why or by whom.

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portal 2 but slightly worse

for 17 years I've avoided this GEM

Such a short, simple game that I didn't touch until very recently... And yet it was absolutely an amazing experience, really makes me remember why short games are so much more my style. I like getting a nice, compact experience that I can get through in a short time while feeling satisfied, that is gaming to me. Anyway the puzzles are just fun, nothing too difficult which I'm pretty thankful for, most of the bits I got stuck on were imaginary puzzles I made for myself, like when I didn't know I could pick up the drones... The atmsophere is incredible, just incredible. Of course I heard of 'the cake is a lie' but it didn't undermine any of the build up to the moment, just so much fun and I can't wait to check out the sequel.