Game details

Portal 2
Sub Genre:
First Person
Release Date (US):
April 19th, 2011
Release Date (UK):
April 21st, 2011
Online Players:
Nuclear Monkey Software / Valve
E10+ [Everyone 10+]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also on Xbox 360, PC, and Mac (Steam)

About Portal 2

Valve's unique take on puzzle gameplay returns with this second entry a storyline originally begun in The Orange Box. Will there still be cake?



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Creative, funny, and utterly absorbing, Portal 2 is the best puzzle-platformer game on the planet.

We like

  • Strong storyline and great characters
  • Incredible level design and absorbing puzzles
  • Smooth Steam integration and an immersive co-op mode for two players

We dislike

  • Guess work required in some of the more open environments can be frustrating

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You always know where you stand with Valve — well, most of the time. Granted, Portal’s developer lied about rewarding us with cake for completing its puzzle-platformer, but with the likes of Left 4 Dead and the genre-defining Half-Life series already under its belt, you can guarantee that the studio will always try to inject something a little extra special into every project it undertakes. Portal 2 is no different...

Portal 2 News

  • PS3 Portal 2 getting free DLC today

    The PlayStation 3 version of Portal 2 will receive a free dose of content today in the shape of the ‘Non-Emotional Manipulation’ pack. This PlayStation Move-compatible co-op mission follows on from 2011’s In Motion DLC, which first introduced Sony’s waggle-stick to the cri...

  • Portal 2 In Motion DLC trailer released

    Valve released a new trailer detailing its upcoming downloadable content for Portal 2 called simply In Motion. Players will have to utilize the PlayStation Move controller in order to conquer this DLC campaign for Portal 2. The campaign is developed by Sixense, which has worked on previous Val...

  • E3 2012: New Portal 2 DLC announced

    Valve has announced a fresh chunk of DLC for the PlayStation 3 version of Portal 2, specifically designed for Sony’s PlayStation Move peripheral. Called Portal 2: In Motion, the content will feature 20 extra test champers, which was previously made available on PC via the Razer Hydra motion...

  • We know you want this steampunk Portal gun

    Every once in a while, someone builds something in their basement that we just want to… steal. Sorry, but there’s no real legal way to get something like this without making it ourselves; this thing won’t be mass-produced. While we attend our weekly kleptomaniac intervention, tak...

  • PSU: Best Puzzle/Platform Game of 2011

    The puzzle genre isn’t strong enough to hold its own category, and neither is platformer, but that’s not why we merged them. Take a look at the nominees and you’ll notice that almost every game on this list is both a puzzle and platformer in genre. That being said, we’ve seen...

  • VGA 2011: Portal 2 wins collection of VGA awards

     Portal 2 was awarded with a fair amount of awards so far at the Video Game Awards this evening.  Portal 2 has one a fair few awards, such as Best DLC, Best Performance by a Female Human, Best Performance by a Male Human, and Best PC Game. Portal 2 is still nominated for Game of the Year...

  • Second piece of Portal 2 DLC incoming, includes map editor

    Valve has today announced that Portal 2 will be seeing its second downloadable add-on targeted for release “early next year.”  This “major” update will add in level creation tools and functionality to the already great Portal 2. The level editor will let players design ...

  • Golden Joystick Awards results, new Battlefield 3 expansion confirmed

    Valve’s critically lauded puzzle Portal 2 has nabbed the Ultimate Game of the Year gong at the 2011 GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards. The awards bash, held at London’s Park Plaza, also played host to the announcement of a new Battlefield 3 expansion pack (full details of which have ye...

  • Portal 2 Peer Review DLC coming to PS3, is free

    Valve has announced that Portal 2 will be expanding on October 4, with the new 'Peer Review' DLC, coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Peer Review will include a brand new set of tests and challenges for players to solve in co-op, using Atlas and P-body; Portal 2's co-operative robots built f...

  • Gamescom 2011: Portal 2 getting first DLC in September

    Portal 2’s first batch of downloadable content will be available next month, Valve has confirmed. Speaking to Kotaku, Valve’s head of marketing Doug Lombardi revealed that the DLC will arrive in mid-September, which Lombardi noted is “still technically summer.” In case it ...

Portal 2 Features

  • Game of the Month - April 2011

    Blimin’ heck, what a month. Indeed, while April’s been the gaming equivalent of a sumptuous smorgasbord of mouth-watering treats, I have a feeling that anyone will have a hard time casting a reflective glance back on this period without being drawn to the PlayStation Network hacking ...

  • Portal 2 Video Interview: Back in the Laboratory

    After playing the first few minutes of Portal 2 at EA's recent "Swing Into Spring" event in New York City, I had the opportunity to speak with Valve's DJ Powers about the studio's brain-bending first-person puzzler. Topics touched upon include single-player and co-op details, the game'...

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