Portal 2 - Standard Edition
- UPC: 014633098808
- Weight: 86 grams
- Platform: Windows Vista / XP, Mac OS X
- ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Portal 2 draws from the award-winning formula of innovative gameplay, story, and music that earned the original Portal over 70 industry accolades and created a cult following. The single-player portion of Portal 2 introduces a cast of dynamic new characters, a host of fresh puzzle elements, and a much larger set of devious test chambers. Players will explore never-before-seen areas of the Aperture Science Labs and be reunited with GLaDOS, the occasionally murderous computer companion who guided them through the original game. The game's two-player cooperative mode features its own entirely separate campaign with a unique story, test chambers, and two new player characters. This new mode forces players to reconsider everything they thought they knew about portals. Success will require them to not just act cooperatively, but to think cooperatively.
Portal 2 is a unique first-person Action-Puzzle-Platforming game that tests player's ability to think and act creatively as they use the game's ingenious wormhole creating portal gun to produce their own paths through otherwise sealed surfaces and across the open spaces of the game. Sequel to the original Portal game -- the surprise add-on hit included in Valve Corporation's 2007 release The Orange Box -- Portal 2 continues the storyline from the first game, featuring both new and returning characters, and poses a range of new challenges making for a much deeper game. Additional features include a new two player co-op mode and an original soundtrack.
Welcome Back to Aperture Laboratories
In Portal 2 players awake in the Aperture Science Labs as Chell, the heroine of the original game. A great expanse of time has passed since the conclusion of the first game and the gameworld has fallen into visible disrepair, but placed in suspended animation, Chell has survived intact and is revived. With the help of a robotic entity the concluding events of the past game are revealed and you escape your initial confinement, but in doing so GLaDOS, the the AI computer antagonist from the previous game is also reawakened. Just as fickle as ever, GLaDOS' motives are unknown. Insisting on testing you, it may assist you but may also be planning something more sinister.
Like the original game, Portal 2 is a first-person Platform-Puzzle game. In the single player campaign players assume the role of Chell, a former test subject trying to gain her freedom from the Aperture Science facility and GLaDOS, the AI controller of the facility. Set in the test chambers of the facility your goal is to make your way through the game levels using your portal gun (the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device). The portal gun creates temporary passages through solid surfaces, allowing for creative platforming and multiple possible means of clearing a level. The game also requires the player to solve puzzles at times to clear sections of levels. In addition to point-to-point movement through portals, players can also utilize other means of movement of themselves and various objects. These include: using the momentum of portal movement to make jumps to open positions like ledges; tractor beams; and special propulsion/repulsion gels that can be carried or stored.
New Cooperative Mode
Portal 2 contains a multiplayer option in the form of a two-player co-op mode. This is playable both locally and online, with split-screen functionality available in local play and in select places during online play. Players assume the role of one of two robotic characters, Atlas or P-body, both new to the franchise. These two have separated from the control of GLaDOS and so must survive its anger, divvied out in the form puzzles, obstacles and misdirection. Each player has control of their own portal gun, which they use to platform through the game levels, avoiding its dangers and relying on each other.
Minimum System Requirements
- OS - Windows 7, Vista, XP
- Processor - Dual Core 2.0 )or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
- RAM - 1 GB of RAM on Windows XP, 2 GB on Windows Vista or Windows 7
- Hard Drive Space - 7.6 GB hard disk space
- Video Card - DirectX 9 graphics card with 128 MB RAM Sound card DirectX 9.0c compatible
- OS - Mac OS X v10.6.6 or later
- Processor - Intel Core Duo processor (2.0 GHz or better)
- RAM - 2 GB (or more)
- Hard Drive Space - 7.6 GB hard disk space (or more)
- Video Card - GeForce 8600M or ATI Radeon HD 2400 or higher
Key Game Features
- Extensive single player game featuring next generation gameplay and a wildly-engrossing story
- Complete two-person cooperative multiplayer game featuring its own dedicated story, characters, and gameplay
- Advanced use of physics allow for the creation of a whole new range of interesting challenges, producing a much larger but not harder game
- Original soundtrack
- A massive sequel to the title named 2007's Game of the Year by over 30 publications worldwide.
- Win/Mac software is PC and Macintosh compatible
New gameplay challenges.
Creative Puzzle Platforming.
All-new 2-player co-op mode.
Exciting first-person action.
Top Customer Reviews
Great thought provoking puzzles(with much greater volume and variety than the first game).
Great comedy and character development.
Additional unique co-op multi-player campaign.
This game was developed by Valve; this company has a great reputation for supporting and updating their games with new features/content long past any amount of time that would be considered reasonable to most other developers.
Wife and I are enjoying the co-op mode, though it would nice if it was longer than just the five + bonus chapters.
two weeks later I got a reply that was so technical I doubt
that a true Geek would be able to follow it. Lesson
learned....Don't buy games on-line.
Most recent customer reviews
Some might disagree, but for me, this is the best game I've ever played. Seamlessly both draws upon the first game, whilst simultaneously adding on to it. Thanks again, Valve.Published on Oct. 21 2013 by Wonko
This game is not compatible with my computer or my friends computer. I purchased it for my son, who loves the Portal games, but he can't use it. What a waste of money!Published on June 21 2013 by lisa
This puzzle game was excellent all the way through the single player but really shines in co-op. The downside is you learn who your analytic friends are and those who are... Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2013 by TheSpam
I received the game with no instructions at all. I don't know what the difference is between the orange and blue portals, and what the dots are supposed to mean. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2012 by Car Pin