Portal (Video Game 2007) Poster

(2007 Video Game)


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Followed by 

Portal 2 (2011) (Video Game)

Version of 

Spun-off from 

Half-Life 2 (2004) (Video Game)


Quantum Conundrum (2012) (Video Game)
Unused Portal 2 (2011) ideas were used to make the game Quantum Conundrum.


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
GLaDOS's erratic, and possibly insane, behavior is very similar to HAL9000's unravelment, especially when she starts to try to destroy the protagonist...
Half-Life (1998) (Video Game)
In a meeting room, there is a presentation with a series of slides comparing Aperture Sciences with Black Mesa, the setting for Half Life.
Half-Life: Opposing Force (1999) (Video Game)
Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device whose initials are ASHPD, are a reference to A.Shephard the protagonist from Opposing force.

Referenced in 

Half-Life 2: Episode Two (2007) (Video Game)
Aperture Science features in both games.
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 5: 8-Bit Is Enough (2008) (Video Game)
After being disappointed that the ladder doesn't lead to anywhere Strong Bad says "The ladder is a lie".
Emergency 411: Surviving in Outer Space (2008) (TV Episode)
Chowder: My Big Fat Stinky Wedding (2009) (TV Episode)
In one scene Chowder shouts "the cake is a lie!".
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) (Video Game)
One of the unlockable titles is called "Companion Crate", a possible reference to Portal's famous "Companion Cube".
Pimp My Rullator (2010) (Short)
the use of cake when you win
Nostalgia Critic: The Pebble and the Penguin (2010) (TV Episode)
He imitates a character from the film reviewed and says, "Next you'll be telling me the cake is a lie!"
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (2010) (Video Game)
Another knight in another level mentions starving, and hoping to find food. At the end of his note he says "The 'Cake' is not a lie".
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
The lap dancer at the beginning of the level promises a lap dance and cake for completing a task.
RiffTrax Live: Jack the Giant Killer (2011)
"And we'd play Portal all day long"
Portal: No Escape (2011) (Short)
Unofficial (?) short based on character/idea featured in Valve's game Portal
Beyond Aperture (2011) (Short)
XXX finds a portal gun from Aperture Science.
How It Should Have Ended: Super Mario Bros. (2011) (TV Episode)
GLaDOS makes a cameo.
The Walking Dead: Pretty Much Dead Already (2011) (TV Episode)
The character Glenn describes to Maggie that being in the farm house water well felt like playing the video game Portal to him. "Portal" is a first-person-puzzle-platform video game that consists of primarily solving puzzles through teleportation.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: 'Twas the Night Before Bumpy (2011) (TV Episode)
South Jersey Sam holds an Aperture Laboratories clipboard for Subject #042
Saturday Morning RPG (2012) (Video Game)
The Powertron drug is comprised of cubes that look like a mix of the Energon cubes from "Transformers" and the Companion Cube from "Portal".
Crash Course: World History: Christianity (2012) (TV Episode)
John Green mentions Internet arguments over whether the cake is a lie.
Aperture: Lab Ratt (2012) (Short)
This is the interconnecting story of Portal and Portal 2.
Deadpool: A Typical Tuesday (2012) (Video)
Numerous quote references
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Vanellope calls Ralph GLaDOS prior to making her kart.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2012 (2013) (TV Episode)
Todd says, "The cake is a lie."
Double Rainboom (2013) (Short)
There is a small companion cube in the rubble of Twilight's laboratory.
Guacamelee! (2013) (Video Game)
For a moment, Juan goes through blue and orange swirling portals.
Poker Night 2 (2013) (Video Game)
GlaDOS is the dealer.
Eminem: Rap God (2013) (Video)
Eminem goes through portals in a similar fashion to this video game.
Honest Trailers: Thor: The Dark World (2014) (TV Episode)
GlaDOS's voice is used
South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014) (Video Game)
The female announcer voice on the nuke inside Mr. Slave is patterned after GLaDOS.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Blink creating a series of horizontal and vertical portals, turning Colossus' drop into forward momentum.
Only If (2014) (Video Game)
A note is seen next to a cake that reads: "I told you the cake wasn't a lie".
Doctor Who: Mummy on the Orient Express (2014) (TV Episode)
The computer cheerfully offers grief counseling for the passengers.
Previously Recorded: Alien Isolation (2014) (TV Episode)
Portal is mentioned when both Rich and Jack agree that Alien Isolation should have been shorter (4-6 Hours)
Honest Game Trailers: Kingdom Hearts (2015) (TV Episode)
GladOS mentioned
Christian Weston Chandler Documentary (2015) (Video)
The song "Still Alive" is played during the end credits.
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire (2015) (TV Episode)
Glad0s mentioned
Honest Game Trailers: Five Nights at Freddy's 3 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Game Theory list
Atop the Fourth Wall: Homestuck, Act 1 (2015) (TV Episode)
"That's what happened to the cake from Portal: Zoosmell stole it."
Ar-k: The Great Escape (2015) (Video Game)
The graffiti on the sewer walls reads "The cake is a lie".
Studio C: Episode #6.1 (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Season 50" cold opening.
Nostalgia Critic: Dragon's Lair (2015) (TV Episode)
When Dirk drinks from a bottle reading "Drink Me" and is killed from it, the Critic exclaims, "Who's running this goddamn place, GLaDOS?!" and displays the phrase "The drink is a lie"
Hitman (2016) (Video Game)
In the "Situs Inversus" mission, an easter egg can be triggered which causes an AI named "Ayakashi" to appear, which is a direct reference to the "Cores" in Portal.
Honest Game Trailers: Battleborn (2016) (TV Episode)
Glad0s mentioned
Honest Game Trailers: Overwatch (2016) (TV Episode)
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (2016) (Video Game)
Portal's companion cube with hearts on the sides can be found in basement of Future-Past Antiky in Prague
Previously Recorded: Dishonored 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Supergirl: Supergirl Lives (2017) (TV Episode)
Winn says "You just hit a button and you're thinking with portals"

Featured in 

The Orange Box (2007) (Video Game)
The entire game is playable on this game.
Troldspejlet: Episode #38.9 (2007) (TV Episode)
PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 versions reviewed + footage used
Aperture: A Triumph of Science (2011) (Short)
Clip from the GLaDOS final boss fight shown.
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Educational Games (2012) (TV Episode)
The #8 pick.
Did You Know Gaming?: Portal (2013) (TV Episode)
Game is discussed.
The Stanley Parable (2013) (Video Game)
The first test chamber from this game is used in one ending.
Honest Game Trailers: Portal (2014) (TV Episode)
Used in the trailer
Outside Xbox: The 9 Catchiest Songs About Games Inside Games (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips from the video game are shown while the cast comment on the song 'Still Alive'.
Brows Held High: Gerry Redux! (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown comparing design elements to Thor: The Dark World.
Honest Game Trailers: Half-Life 3 (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Previously Recorded: SUPERHOT (2016) (TV Episode)
gameplay is shown

Spoofed in 

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Mo' Money, Mo' Card Games (2008) (TV Episode)
the computer tells Kaiba there will be cake if he wins
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 4 - The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood (2009) (Video Game)
When Judge Grindstump asks Guybrush on what grounds he is not guilty of spreading the Pox, one of the four reasons listed, besides "The Pox isn't my fault!", is "The Pox is a lie!", which is a spoof on the catchphrase "The cake is a lie!" from the 2007 video game "Portal"
My Little Portal (2012) (TV Series)
Based on events and technology from the game.
How It Should Have Ended: How Portal Should Have Ended (2013) (TV Episode)
How "Portal" should have ended.
Sunset Overdrive (2014) (Video Game)
One of the respawn animations parodies the portal gun.
Portal Before Chel (2015) (Short)
Situation parodied
Descent Into Madness (2015) (Short)
Situation parodied (segment "Portal Before Chel")
Soleburia 2: Return of the Film Crew (2015)
Situation parodied (segment "Portal Before Chel")

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