Portal 2 is a 1st person 3D puzzle game by Valve Corporation. It’s an excellent sequel of Portal with more missions and jokes. You play as Chell, the navigator of Aperture Science Enrichment Center. You have to travel through testing facilities solving multiple dimensional puzzles using a portal gun. You can download Portal 2 for your PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox 360, and PS3.
Portal 2 game is made on Valve’s Source engine, so it looks very smooth, bright, and saturated. Unlike the original chapter, in this game, you will see not only clear white test chambers but also abandoned dirty and verdurous ones. During the game you will see new levels and aged chambers from the original chapter. Though the game is 8 years old, it’s still quite impressing.
Portal 2 gameplay is based on solving of perspective puzzle games using a portal gun. This tool allows you to create two portals to enter in one place and exit in another.. You can place them anywhere you need. In the game, you cannot die from falling on the ground. You can only receive penalties for getting into bottomless pits or toxic waste products. If Chell dies, she returns to the latest checkpoint. For the ease of play, portals are made visible through obstacles.
You can play the game solo or in cooperative with a friend. In the first mode, you play as Chell and experience the main campaign. The second tells a separate story of two robots Atlas and P-body. Every level of the game offers you to experience testing of different puzzle-solving techniques, so there are no repetitive gameplay elements. Co-op campaign levels require you and your partner to use both portal guns to solve puzzles.
It’s important to say in this Portal 2 review that this chapter is much longer than the original. Non-stop walkthrough (with mistakes) takes about 10-12 hours. The whole game is overfilled with sparkling dark humor, unobvious puzzle solutions, and nontrivial mechanics.
Controls in this game are straightforward and similar to all traditional 1st person 3D shooters. You have to use WASD for moving and a mouse for aiming and shooting the portal gun. Entering a portal you don’t have to perform any particular actions. Portals push you out with the same speed and trajectory you enter them.
Replay Value 5/5
Portal 2 full game includes 6 hours of plot and about 6 hours of gameplay (with an average amount of deaths). There are two highly immersive campaigns for a solo and cooperative walkthrough. A few evenings of pleasurable play are guaranteed!
The Bottom Line
Portal 2 is a legendary game that deserves the attention of every gamer. Perhaps it’s the best game ever made by Valve Corporation since Half-Life. It presents an impressively detailed and exciting plot with incredibly relevant dark humor, multiple unique gameplay mechanics, and fine graphics.
- Graphics 5
- Gameplay 5
- Controls 5
- Replay Value 5
Greatly worked plot;
No self-repeating scenarios;
Two campaigns for solo play and cooperation.
No remastered version for PS4 and Switch.
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Very interesting singleplayer mode.
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Portal 2 FAQ
Q1. Can I download Portal 2 Linux?
A1. Yes, you can install the version for Linux and enjoy the game.
Q2. Which platforms the game supports?
A2. Portal 2 download is available for the most popular platforms such as Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
Q3. Do the developers plan to add Portal 2 free download option?
A3. No, Valve, game’s developer, didn’t announce about such plans.
Q4. Can I play Portal 2 game online?
A4. Yes, you can play with your friends in real time but only via local cooperation. For this, you need to select a new mode - two-player cooperative.
Q5. Where can I find Portal 2 demo version for Android? Does Steam sell it?
A5. No, Steam doesn’t sell demo version. Moreover, the developers have never released demos for the game.
Q6. So, Steam sells only Portal 2 full game?
A6. Yes. You can install the full game from Steam.
Q7. Are there ways to get Portal 2 unblocked version? Maybe, I can translate something or report about bugs?
A7. For now, there are no bounty programs. The only way to get the game is to buy it.
Q8. I heard about torrents. Does it exist Portal 2 torrent?
A8. You can find it on different pirate sites, but it is illegal and risky.
Q9. Will Portal 2 free to play option ever be available?
A9. No, the game is too expensive in terms of development. Therefore, it is not possible to make the game free to play.
Q10. What is the Portal 2 price?
A10. The current price on Steam is $6.50.
Q11. Are there plans to make a sale? Or can I leave a request to a Portal 2 pre-order list to get the game cheaper?
A11. There are no pre-orders but you can follow the game’s Steam page to get the discount even more than 90%.
Q12. Does the Portal 2 gameplay continue the story of the first part?
A12. Yes, Portal 2 is a sequel to the original Portal. But it has more features like lasers, tractor beams, light bridges, and more.
Q13.What are the Portal 2 cheats?
A13. We know that there are a lot of ways to cheat in the Portal. So, the developers removed all these bugs in the second version of the game.
Q14. What the Portal 2 mods are available to play?
A14. You can choose a single-player or multiplayer mode.