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  • Summary: Including Portal and Portal 2, the Companion Collection comes to Nintendo Switch™ with all the groundbreaking gameplay, dark humor, and exploration that earned the series hundreds of awards. In Portal, you’ll use a highly experimental portal device to solve physical puzzles and challenges.Including Portal and Portal 2, the Companion Collection comes to Nintendo Switch™ with all the groundbreaking gameplay, dark humor, and exploration that earned the series hundreds of awards. In Portal, you’ll use a highly experimental portal device to solve physical puzzles and challenges. Maneuver objects--and yourself--through space to puzzle your way through the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories.

    Return to Aperture Laboratories in Portal 2 where you’ll once again face off with the lethally inventive, power-mad A.I. named GLaDOS. Meet an expanded cast of characters as you think your way through dangerous, never-before-seen areas of the laboratories and a wider variety of portal puzzles. Plus Portal 2 also includes a co-operative game mode with local, split-screen and online multiplayer so you and a friend can think with portals.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 9, 2022
    100
    Even after 11 years Portal 2 remains one of the most original, clever and funny video games we ever had the joy of playing. The Switch port does an outstanding job delivering this masterpiece to a whole new audience, both looking great and running at 60 fps most of the time, with very little trade-offs. Co-op works as great as ever and the first game, which is still a fun experience, is included as well. This is a must buy for every Switch owner.
  2. Jul 10, 2022
    100
    Portal Companion Collection is exactly what you want from a Switch version of anything. Two great timeless games that are almost flawlessly in a complete package with online, local multiplayer and even split screen. If you played this back in the day, it's time to play it again. If you've never played these games, then the Switch port is among the best ways to experience them. I'm making a note here; "Huge success".
  3. Jul 10, 2022
    100
    Portal: Companion Collection contains two of the greatest games of all time, which run at 60fps and are still incredible in 2022.
  4. 95
    The Portal Companion Collection simply offers two of the best games from the last twenty years at an affordable price on Switch. While they have been offered on multiple platforms, it’s great to finally have both Portal games on a Nintendo console. The ports run flawlessly on Switch and make for an excellent overall experience. If you’ve played them countless times before or are jumping through a portal for the very first time, Portal 1 and 2 make a fantastic addition to the Nintendo Switch line-up.
  5. Jul 20, 2022
    95
    Portal: Companion Collection is a great collection in which I very much enjoyed and enthusiastically replayed the iconic first person puzzle games from Valve.
  6. Jul 10, 2022
    90
    It's hard to overstate our satisfaction with Portal: Companion Collection. Portal and Portal 2 felt incredibly fresh when they first released, and the years since have not diminished their immense impact. To now have two of the most unique and mind-bending puzzle games on a Nintendo console, and on-the-go if you choose, is a pure joy. If it weren't for the frequent load screens punctuating the experience, we'd have absolutely nothing to complain about here. The motion controls work like a dream, the games run at a near-rock-solid 60fps, and the writing remains as funny now as it did all those years ago. If you haven't played the Portal games before, this should be a no-brainer. If you have... well, just play them again.
  7. Jul 15, 2022
    90
    Portal Companion Collection is an indispensable pack for lovers of puzzles and the most biting dialogues. Two games in one that remind us of the potential of the most creative Valve in a practically impeccable adaptation that takes advantage of the possibilities of Nintendo Switch. An experience recommended for everyone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Jul 11, 2022
    10
    A surprising, but excellent port of two of the most unique and best games ever made. Don't go in expecting a first-person, guns blazingA surprising, but excellent port of two of the most unique and best games ever made. Don't go in expecting a first-person, guns blazing shooter type of game or one that holds your hand through all the story beats because this game is all about world-building, exploration, and puzzle solving. As you progress, the levels get harder, the story starts to take a more sinister turn, and the uniqueness of it all gets even better. Also, the co-op mode for Portal 2 is its own thing that's easily one of the best co-op experiences out there.

    About the only downsides to these games are that, if you're at least somewhat decent at puzzles, you can easily blow through them in 2-4 hours (maybe a little more with regard to Portal 2 because it is a more expansive game than the first) and being built off the Source engine means the controls can feel a bit wonky at times, but tbh these are nitpicks in the grand scheme of things. The fact of the matter is, Valve commissioned a port of two their best games for the Switch, updated things where they needed to be updated (resolution, framerate, etc.), and unlike so many new-gen ports, left the rest alone and messed nothing up in the transition. Here's hoping this is but the start for them and that we see future ports of the Half-Life and Left 4 Dead series because there's a reason why so many have such great memories of Valve games.
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  2. Jul 15, 2022
    10
    It really takes the cake...

    This was a triumph. I'm making a note here: huge success. It's hard to overstate My satisfaction. Aperture
    It really takes the cake...

    This was a triumph.
    I'm making a note here:
    huge success.
    It's hard to overstate
    My satisfaction.
    Aperture Science.
    We do what we must
    Because we can.
    For the good of all of us.
    Except the ones who are dead.

    But there's no sense crying
    Over every mistake.
    You just keep on trying
    Till you run out of cake.
    And the Science gets done.
    And you make a neat gun.
    For the people who are
    Still alive.

    I'm not even angry.
    I'm being so sincere right now.
    Even though you broke my heart.
    And killed me.
    And tore me to pieces.
    And threw every piece into a fire.
    As they burned it hurt because
    I was so happy for you!
    Now these points of data
    Make a beautiful line.
    And we're out of beta.
    We're releasing on time.
    So I'm glad. I got burned.
    Think of all the things we learned
    For the people who are
    Still alive.

    Go ahead and leave me.
    I think I prefer to stay inside.
    Maybe you'll find someone else
    To help you.
    Maybe Black Mesa...
    THAT WAS A JOKE, HA HA, FAT CHANCE.
    Anyway this cake is great
    It's so delicious and moist
    Look at me still talking when there's science to do
    When I look out there
    It makes me GLaD I'm not you
    I've experiments to run There is research to be done On the people who are Still alive. And believe me I am still alive I'm doing science and I'm still alive I feel FANTASTIC and I'm still alive While you're dying I'll be still alive And when you're dead I will be still alive Still alive Still alive.
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  3. Jul 29, 2022
    10
    The Portal Companion Collection was my first introduction to a franchise I had heard so much about. From lying cakes to singing robots, theThe Portal Companion Collection was my first introduction to a franchise I had heard so much about. From lying cakes to singing robots, the cultural significance of these games is not to be understated! I loved every second of both Portal 1 and Portal 2 and would highly recommend anyone even remotely interested in the games to pick them up.
    The level designs and progressions are remarkable and are only coupled with a gameplay mechanic so unique and entertaining that I couldn't help but getting completely sucked in every time I turned them on.
    In my opinion, no true review of these games could be complete without a special mention of the voice acting. This was, hands down, some of the best voice acting I've heard in any game currently on the Switch. Portal 2 especially has stellar moments with unforgettable and often hilarious lines delivered by Ellen Mclain, Stephen Merchant, and the legendary J. K. Simmons.
    For only $20, the Portal Companion Collection is a must have for anyone who has hasn't played them before, and a must have for anyone looking for some of the best third party games the Switch has to offer.
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  4. Jul 11, 2022
    10
    Never played it before and i am really enjoying it! The diffrent levels are really well desined and its very satisfying solving them. The portNever played it before and i am really enjoying it! The diffrent levels are really well desined and its very satisfying solving them. The port is also topnotch, high frame rates all the way! Expand
  5. Jul 21, 2022
    9
    Quite lovely ported and should be played by everyone, hell - I even bought and played it again after playing it few times on PC. The only fewQuite lovely ported and should be played by everyone, hell - I even bought and played it again after playing it few times on PC. The only few minuses are:
    1) The controls are different when you jump to the 2nd one after completing the 1st one, so you might find yourself pressing the wrong buttons for a while before adjusting to new ones - but eh, it's not that big of a problem.
    2) Can't change language in the settings. I quite love the English VA for Glad0s and others, and you can even see the option in settings, but alas - can't do anything about it, language seems to be locked behind console's language settings, so if you wanna English VA - you need to change console's language in settings.
    But it's just a few small problems, the game is really worth it, especially for this price. Maybe it might go on discount sometime, who knows!
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  6. Jul 29, 2022
    9
    It really is a good port, but still - it is missing the level editor and it does not have the Peer Review DLC for multiplayer. Both games areIt really is a good port, but still - it is missing the level editor and it does not have the Peer Review DLC for multiplayer. Both games are over a decade old, and they still are a blast to play even today. I played both games in the past and I still love them. Valve really did a good job.

    I would give the game 8/10 just because of the missing editor, but I give 9/10

    The games are sold for a really affordable price for what they are and Portal features 14 lost "Still Alive" test chambers. I think they were available on some XBOX back in the day and then simply disappeared. I'm GLaD that people who missed it can enjoy it now as well :)
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  7. Aug 2, 2022
    0
    this game is boring and you have nothing to real do here. soundtrack is annoying and gameplay is terrible

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