Portal (2007)

Video Game  -  Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  10 October 2007 (USA)
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A test subject wakes up in a scientific facility controlled by a sadistic artificial intelligence and must escape with the help of the only instrument she has--a gun that makes portals.

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You wake to find yourself in a small, square, glass room containing a futuristic-looking tube-like bed, a toilet, and a table with a radio playing a tune on it alongside a mug and a clipboard with data on it. A timer is counting down from a minute just above the closed door leading out of the small room. A voice sounds from a speaker in the ceiling of the room. After some things are said, the voice becomes distorted for a second, sparks come out of the speaker, and the voice returns to normal. It counts down from five, synchronized with the timer above the door. At zero, the door opens, and you are released from your cell.... Written by mboharsik

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GLADoS' voice has the same tonality as the voice of the computer system in the science fiction cult film The Thirteenth Floor (1999), a film about alternate realities. See more »

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Timers that are counting down in the game aren't counting down to zero correctly. When the timer reaches 00:01:00 it immediately resets to zero, instead of counting the last second as well. GLaDOS is also saying the numbers at the wrong moment, for example, she says two when the timer says 00:02:59, when she should have said it when the timer read 00:02:00. (However, these errors were corrected when the game was released for Mac OS X.) See more »

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GLaDOS: That thing you burned up isn't important to me; it's the fluid catalytic cracking unit. It makes shoes for orphans... nice job breaking it, hero.
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Referenced in Portal: No Escape (2011) See more »

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Still Alive
Written by Jonathan Coulton
Performed by Ellen McLain
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Amazing game!
21 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This game is awesome; on the short side, but still amazing. It's basically a puzzle game with state of the art graphics and physics. You're a test subject in an "Enrichment Center" and you're using this "Portal Gun" to clear various obstacle courses; for example if you're standing in front of a pit of acid, you can shoot a portal on the wall on your side, then shoot the connecting portal on the wall on the other side, and simply walk through your portal to get to your goal. It gets much more complex as the game progresses; it's a first person game, but really tests your intelligence and reasoning abilities. It also has a simple but excellent plot, and great characters which you may find cute, creepy, funny, or all of the above. Totally original, and exceptionally fun, you have to play it!


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