When Half-Life first came out it was budnled with Team Fortress classic and Counter Strike. Who knew those games would become so popular. Well, they did it again with Half-Life 2, releasing the Orange Box bundled with Team Fortress 2 and Portal. It is said that Portal was released with the Orange Box to get the name out, rather than make it a stand alone game. A puzzle game where you are locked in a training facility at Aperture Science Labs with an A.I. system named GlaDOS.
Portal is one of the most creative puzzle games to have come out in a long time. It was released with Half Life 2, part of the Orange Box set in Oct 2007. It is Available for Windows, Xbox 360 & PS3. Being an add on package for Half Life 2 it was short in length, and with its amazing success Valve has been working on releasing a second full version Portal 2, due to release in late 2010.
Using a Portal Gun you can create openings or Portals on flat surfaces that can teleport you between the two. You can only create 2 portals at a time, an entrance and an exit (in theory), though you can step in and out of either to move back and forth between them. They maintain gravity and speed, so if you have a portal on the floor, and one on the wall above you, jumping into the floor portal will propel you with the same speed out of the exit above. By doing this you can propel yourself horizontally across objects by falling down vertically into a portal.
PORTAL 2 is being released Dec 31, and will contain many new levels. You can view the trailer in the link above. You can preorder the game now for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.
Now thanks to Ido Tal & Hen Mazolski we can all play a great flash version of the game to play throughout the day while we should be working! Portal Flash version is just as great as the actual game, minus the fancy graphics of course.
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