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One of Cave Johnson's prerecorded lines is "If you're hearing this, it means you're taking a long time on the catwalks between tests. The lab boys say that might be a fear reaction. I'm no psychiatrist, but coming from a bunch of eggheads who wouldn't recognize the thrill of danger if it walked up and snapped their little pink bras, that sounds like 'projection'."


This game is technically a first-person-shooter, but it is rather about using a portal gun to solve puzzles and get from one area to another. Any violence is very mild, and in some of the ways you can get hurt, no blood can be seen.

The player may be damaged by various sci-fi obstacles in the environment such as lasers, turrets guns, fire etc. But the game is designed in a simple, comical manner that reduces the intensity and nature of the violence.

The main villain, GLaDOS makes frequent references to death and violent ways of killing. Often times, she attempts to kill the player, but it is easy for the player to escape these situations.

Some robots can be destroyed.

The player can be shot and killed.


Mild obscenities such as "Damn", "Hell", and "Crap" are used infrequently. "Bloody" is sometimes used by Wheatley


It's implied that Cave Johnson was poisoned in one part of the game.


The atmosphere of some areas, especially the area underneath the facility and GLaDOS's chamber, may be a bit unsettling for some players.

The sequence in which Wheatley and Chell must escape the facility amid crashing and falling objects may be frightening to some players.

The scene in which Wheatley betrays Chell may be surprising/unsettling for some players.[spoiler]

[spoiler]At the end of the game, Chell fires a portal at the moon, which begins to suck her and Wheatley into space. Wheatley yells for help, but the space core detaches and smacks him into the vacuum of space. Later, we see him floating in space lamenting and apologizing to no one in particular. Though this scene is comical, it may be upsetting.

GLaDOS allows Chell out of the facility during the game's finale, complete with a series of turrets singing a happy/sad farewell tune. Chell comes out of a small shack, followed by a Weighted Companion Cube that is sent up. The door to the shack then slams shut and the screen cuts to black. This scene may upset or disturb some, as it is both comical and a bit emotional.

Do note however that most of the frightening/intense content is diluted by the adventurous nature and comical design of the game. This game has a lot of dark humor that may offend some audiences. The game has generated controversy due to a scene where Wheatly mocks the player for being adopted calling him/her "fatty fatty, no parents". This may offend families with adopted children.

Total Explicit Content: 8/50

if this was a movie it would be PG-13 for Sci-fi action violence. Its ESRB rating is E10+ (Everyone 10 and up).


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