Challenging cooperative mode extends the story.
Excellent expansion of original concept.
Hilarious writing, voice acting.
Fun cooperative mode.
Terrific writing and voice acting adds two new memorable personalities to the Portal cast.
New environmental elements including hard light bridges and super ability gels create fresh space-time-bending twists.
That it eventually comes to an end.
On the short side.
Limited post-game extras.
Cooperative mode expansions get expensive quickly.
No competitive play.
Loading screens are a bit too frequent.
No Half-Life Easter eggs this time.
Second act is a bit aimless inbetween stages.
New ending theme is no "Still Alive."
By eTeknix on October 09, 2011
So here we are again. Portal 2.Firstly, let me apologise for this not being in our usual format. With it not being a full/large game, how much can one say?When Valve announced Portal 2, people were over the moon. After playing Portal people were left...-
By eTeknix on July 04, 2011
Portal 2 was a long awaited game for a lot of us with delays pushing it back further and further and within that slightly annoyed, highly anticipated group was an eager yet impatient me. I was one of those who pissed and moaned about things being pushed...-
By Atomic MPC on June 20, 2011
A blockbuster title from one of our favourite developers that’s sure to...-
By Game Observer on May 16, 2011
Anyway, to round things up, I know that overall my review was more concentrated on surface stuff and seldom went deep into boring analysis, and there are a few reasons for that: firstly, it is because the only thing I wished Id done while playing...91
By TechSmart.co.za on May 06, 2011
Portal 2 is a game quite unlike any other out there, offering players a glimpse at that hard-to-define "essence" of gaming. There aren't any mindless shooting sprees, burly space marines or overused clichés here, instead Portal 2 eloquently...-
By Computeractive on May 06, 2011
Portal 2 is one of the most consistently enjoyable and entertaining games we've played for a long time...100
By CNET Australia on May 04, 2011
Portal 2 is an accessible, clever and downright hilarious adventure into the eccentric world of Aperture...90
By itreviews.com on May 03, 2011
Every designer's nightmare - making the sequel better than the original - has become a glorious triumph with the introduction of more characters, more gizmos, more humour and a fiendishly clever co-op mode that will leave you begging for Portal 3...100
By New Game Network on April 29, 2011
Valve has an undeniable knack for creating compelling and intriguing game worlds, and the massive underground complex of Aperture Science is certainly no exception. The relative lack of context and background information paired with the seemingly rich...89
By The Lobe and Mail on April 29, 2011
A strong contender for 2011 game-of-the-year, this spatial puzzler is as instantly addictive and engaging as its predecessor. It’s essential gaming. Fresh and imaginative ways to play with the space-time continuum come with each new chamber, and I...-