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8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 218 Ratings

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  1. TjThegamer
    Nov 26, 2008
    5
    If you've already played this game in "The Orange Box", don't buy this game. It's the same game other than 14 easy challenge rooms. If you never bought "The Orange Box" and wondered about "Portal"... then buy "The Orange Box". You'll get 4 other amazing games for an extra $30. This is just a sad attempt to milk the money out of the "Portal" bandwagon. 1,200 Microsoft If you've already played this game in "The Orange Box", don't buy this game. It's the same game other than 14 easy challenge rooms. If you never bought "The Orange Box" and wondered about "Portal"... then buy "The Orange Box". You'll get 4 other amazing games for an extra $30. This is just a sad attempt to milk the money out of the "Portal" bandwagon. 1,200 Microsoft points for a game I already played, and some extra stuff that took me maybe 2 hours to complete. 1,200 Microsoft points for this is a joke. Go buy "Psyconaunts" or "San Andreas" they're much longer and funner games for the same price. Expand
  2. Aug 1, 2012
    6
    Original good concept, but not much meat to it. Single player can be completed in one hour.
  3. PeterW.
    Nov 3, 2008
    7
    Perse Pappa has absolutely no idea what he's talking about, so don't take anything he says seriously.

    Honestly, I love Portal, and I always will. But this game is basically just an expansion to the full game (with the full game included), made up of maps that can be downloaded for free on the PC version, which costs less. I'd say just go for the actual Orange Box
    Perse Pappa has absolutely no idea what he's talking about, so don't take anything he says seriously.

    Honestly, I love Portal, and I always will. But this game is basically just an expansion to the full game (with the full game included), made up of maps that can be downloaded for free on the PC version, which costs less. I'd say just go for the actual Orange Box itself, especially since it just got a price reduction.
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  4. BlueZero4
    Oct 23, 2008
    5
    Portal was great with the Orange Box, yes. However, despite the extreme originality, the game is so old it's stale. Valve's re-release Portal for more profits is just a bad idea. At the end of the day, Portal was great as a change of pace from Half-Life and TF2. The only possible reason you'd want Still Alive is if you don't have the Orange Box, but you should probably Portal was great with the Orange Box, yes. However, despite the extreme originality, the game is so old it's stale. Valve's re-release Portal for more profits is just a bad idea. At the end of the day, Portal was great as a change of pace from Half-Life and TF2. The only possible reason you'd want Still Alive is if you don't have the Orange Box, but you should probably just go out and buy the Orange Box instead. Expand
Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
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  1. Clever humor that'll have you chuckling for months. [Dec 2008, p.93]
  2. X-ONE Magazine UK
    90
    It's easily the best puzzle game to come along in quite some time and arguably up there with some of the best we've seen within the world of videogames. [Issue#38, p.114]
  3. 92
    Part of what makes the main Portal experience so successful is that the game draws you in quickly, subtly creates a believable world with every new room and then begins to slowly draw back the curtain. Much like a fine malt liquor, Portal sneaks up on you.