Portal 2 - PlayStation 3 Standard Edition
- Free PC/Mac Digital Copy - Portal 2 for PS3 includes free access to PC and Mac versions via Steam
- Cross-Platform Play for PS3 Only - Play cooperatively across PS3 and PC/Mac with cross-platform gameplay support.
- Platform: PlayStation 3
- 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 Hand-held 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.
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.
New gameplay challenges.
Creative Puzzle Platforming.
All-new 2-player co-op mode.
Exciting first-person action.
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It also allows you to unlock the Steam achievements alongside the Trophies. Sadly, you can't earn the Steam achievements and unlock Trophies. In a similar fashion, you can't continue a PS3 save on the PC/Mac version. It's still worth it, because you get to play Portal 2 on 3 different platforms all for the price of one. It's an amazing deal.
Now on to the game itself. If you've played the first Portal, then you know what to expect. It's more of the same at first, and then it adds so much more. For those who haven't played it, you get a Portal Gun. Which allows you to create two portals, like on the cover art. They're connected, so when you walk/fall/jump through the blue one you come out the orange, and vise versa. [there are different colored portals in co-op, but we'll get to that later]
You use these portals to get through test rooms and other environments. Not all surfaces are able to have a portal put on them, but you'll be surprised by one that can. ;3 You use them to move around lasers to light up switches, you use them to grab boxes and get them onto buttons, you use them to make huge leaps, you use them for everything.
The story is much more interesting and fleshed out than the first Portal. If you haven't played the first, DO IT.Read more ›
To those who have no idea how this game plays, read along.
After going through a small tutorial, you will eventually end up with a portal gun. This gun will shoot 2 different kinds of portals that are connected. Imagine this - if you shoot a portal at a wall in your room, and a 2nd different portal in the basement wall, then you can go through the portal from your room and end up in the basement, and vice versa! That is basically the entire gameplay. The challenge comes from the amazing puzzles Valve has set up for you.
Besides being extremely fun, addicting and challenging, this game also offers lots of humor and sarcasm in the story. I'll say this now, you DO NOT NEED to have played the first Portal game to enjoy this game. However, I HIGHLY recommend you do to understand the backstory of this game.
For Portal 1 veterans, if you're thinking this is more of the same as the first Portal, well think again. Only 50% of the puzzles involve what you saw in the first Portal game. The second half is entirely different. You will be introduced to 3 different kinds of gels which complicates puzzles even more. The first gel allows you to jump high when standing on it, the 2nd is a slippery one that gives speed, and the 3rd allows you to shoot portals at it. Another great addition is Co-op! You can now play with another person (online or local splitscreen) and solve puzzles. The co-op mode is almost just as long as the single player, but this time you have 2 heads thinking.Read more ›
It cleverly written, genuinely funny, and offers tons of fun navigating puzzle after puzzle. It's a solid one player experience, you'll get your moneys worth.
Oddly enough though I think the multiplayer experience is where the game really shines. I haven't had so much fun in ages. The puzzles are much harder, and you need to rely on teamwork to accomplish them. If you have a buddy that plays the game, please don't miss out on it. Valve even released free DLC which added another multiplayer campaign, which was great.
Buy it, you won't regret it. It really is the rare kind of game everyone can enjoy.
Portal 2 has the tough position of being the follow-up to a complete home-run of a game. Portal 1 was hugely popular, surprisingly being the most lauded part of a Half-Life oriented game collection released by Valve called The Orange Box. It unexpectedly become for many the game of the year for 2007. Its relatively short length (about three hours) was densely packed with savage wit and ingenious puzzles, with its central antagonist, the evil AI GLaDOS, stealing the spotlight. Its jokes spawned many memes, including the lovable Weighted Companion Cube and the truth about the much-promised cake.
How do you follow that up? Valve makes the game much bigger, for one thing. Although itself not a long game, particularly in single-player mode, Portal 2 spreads its testing chamber puzzle rooms out with interlinking story moments. The puzzles are as open-ended and include many new twists on the "create one portal here, place the exit portal elsewhere" mechanics of the first game. There are also completely new ideas at play as the game progresses.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Brilliant but I wish it was longer! Loads of puzzling sections, lots of discoveries, some surprisingly-dark humour and the cleverest bit of fun you ever used up a long weekend... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Book Fan
One of the ver best video games of all time. A three dimensional puzzle game that never becomes tedious or boring. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mike J