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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Credited cast:
Chell (as Alésia Glidewell)
Ellen McLain ...
GLaDOS / Turrets / Curiosity Core / Intelligence Core / Herself - Commentary (voice)
Anger Core (voice)


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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The development team was quite small and because of this the team utilized assets from the Half-Life universe. To avoid confusion the team decided to integrate the story of Portal into the Half-Life story. See more »


At the end of the testing chambers, GLaDOS states that the equipment "can withstand temperatures of over 4000 degrees Kelvin," however, Kelvin is not measured in degrees, it's measured in Kelvins. See more »


Curiosity Sphere: Ooooh, that thing has numbers on it.
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Spun-off from Half-Life 2 (2004) See more »


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Written by Jonathan Coulton
Performed by Ellen McLain
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30 June 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

First for my 3D review - 3D via nVision works absolutely beautifully actually so well that I cannot pick a fault - even the cross-hair is fully 3D! When this game first game out I gave it a try and enjoyed it

  • well sort of but got stuck on about the fourth level and just gave

up. A couple of years later I picked up where I left off and ended up playing this game and the sequel all the way through it was that good! It seems that once you work out the physics to the portal gun you can easily work out any puzzle and as usual I am going to give my standard reason for loving this game so much as 'You simply cannot put it down also its the sort of game that you will want to come back to time and time again. The variation in environments, the temperamental gLAdos character who is some sort of malevolent being watching your every move
  • whats not to love? The graphics are superb and even today look quite

up to date. Give Portal a go but don't give up part way through - if you can get past the moving/floating panels the rest of the game picks up and super enjoyable. Please email me at ratct17@hotmail.com for any 3D game review requests.

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