• Portal 2
95
Based on 49 scores, 68 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    48
  • Good:
    1
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Challenging cooperative mode extends the story.
  • Excellent expansion of original concept.
  • Hilarious writing, voice acting.

Cons:

  • That it eventually comes to an end.
  • On the short side.

Expert reviews and ratings

By eTeknix on

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

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

A blockbuster title from one of our favourite developers that’s sure to...

By avforums.com on 100

The gaming world has seen somewhat of a slump of late, what with Sony's servers being hacked and the post-Christmas rush leaving many gamers gasping for one or more games to re-ignite their passion for gaming. But fortunately we can rely on developers...

By Game Observer on 91

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 I’d done while playing...

By Computeractive on 100

Portal 2 is one of the most consistently enjoyable and entertaining games we've played for a long time...

By TechSmart.co.za on

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 delivers a...

By CNET Australia on 90

Portal 2 is an accessible, clever and downright hilarious adventure into the eccentric world of Aperture...

By itreviews.com on 100

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 and...

By New Game Network on 89

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...

By theglobeandmail.com on

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...

By GamePlanet on 95

Once again Valve manage to infuriate and delight with exceptional pacing, storyline, dialogue and puzzlers in each level. This is one you won't want to...

By firstpost.com on 95

Portal 2 is a clever game. That doesn’t mean it wears a monocle, sips on tea and appreciates contemporary art (because that would make it pretentious). Portal 2 is a game that makes you think long and hard (totally refrained from a “that’s what she...

By Game Observer on 93

It’s a testament to Valve’s ability to craft such an inspiring sequel out of a game that was, more or less, a very polished tech demo. There are few who would argue against them being the premier developer for the PC market, but with the release of...

By FiringSquad on 95

This was a triumph.I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS.It's hard to overstate my satisfaction.Aperture ScienceWe do what we mustbecause we can.For the good of all of us,except the ones who are dead.Little-known development studio Nuclear Monkey...

By PC Mag on 80

Valve's sequel to its groundbreaking 2007 brain-bender lives up to the wildness and whimsy of its predecessor. Buy it...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 100

Last week I previewed Portal 2, and at that point what I had seen was brilliant. I finished the game over the long weekend, and all I can say is, "wow".Portal 2 has received unanimous critical acclaim thus far and while some people may think...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 98

What are the odds of an FPS becoming the 2011 Game of the Year? Now what are those odds if that game is rated E10+ and you never fire a single bullet or kill a single alien or living person? And what if that game were “educational”, teaching core...

By Gameplay Monthly on 92

Portal introduced us to our silent protagonist Chell and her fight to escape the deserted Aperture Science facility controlled by the insane AI GLaDOS armed only with her portal gun. Portal 2 picks up roughly 300 years after the first game where...

By Hooked Gamers on 100

There are so many moments in Portal 2 similar to the spoiler above that you may or may not have read, moments that surprise and astonish. All of them made me think Valve was in my head while I played the game. They knew what I was going to do before I did it. They knew how I would react to certain situations, what I would think and feel,...