Portal

Portalfor Mac

Rating
5
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App info

LAST UPDATED:
2022-08-24
DEVELOPER:
Valvesoftware
LICENSE:
Free to try
VERSION:
2007.10.10
DOWNLOADS:
218
OPERATING SYSTEM:
Mac
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Gabriela Haynes
Gabriela Haynes
Appsitory Reviewer

A three-dimensional puzzle game with an exciting plot

What is Portal?

Portal is a puzzle game in 3D space. In this game, you have a first-person view, which allows you to immerse yourself entirely in the game's atmosphere. The events begin with the fact that your character was awakened by a robot that manages the Aperture Science laboratories and sends you to scientific tests. Most of them are dangerous, and you must think carefully to pass the game. You can create portals instead of moving up a regular ladder. The process is fascinating, and you will definitely like it.

The game is available as part of The Orange Box, through the Steam digital distribution system, and as a standalone software product. Portal has a high rating and many awards and is worth paying attention to due to its plot and implementation.

What is the essence of the game, and how to manage it?

The main mechanics of the game is the use of portals. You can easily open a pass between two locations and thus move between tasks. You can open only one outlet at a time with an entrance to it and an exit. When creating a new portal, the old one disappears, so you need to manage them wisely. Portals store the kinetic energy of the body passing through them. This is quite an interesting possibility that would be useful in real life. You will learn more about using portals when you play.

The main game consists of 19 test rooms. Gradually, the tasks become more and more difficult, but thanks to the learning curve, you will be ready for them. After passing nineteen test rooms, the puzzles continue "behind the scenes" of the testing center.

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  • Extended maps. After the primary levels, you can learn additional maps. These are modified test cameras from the main game. They have different elements that make them difficult to pass. These are concrete walls on which it is impossible to open a portal, labyrinths, and acid surfaces. This dramatically complicates the task and makes the passage more interesting.

  • Cards for competitions. Challenge cards offer you challenges for a medal. You can choose the type of challenge: the minimum number of steps, open portals, or time of passage. After completion, the game will show the result comparable to the value of bronze, silver, and gold medals.

Should I download Portal for Mac?

If you have much free time that you can spend with pleasure - try playing Portal. This is an exciting game with its creepy atmosphere and incredible plot. The view is from the first person, which makes you feel in the place of the hero. In addition, the game develops your thinking, as you will have to solve different puzzles. If you are creative enough to solve the problems, you will be able to complete the game to the end.

You can download a demo version before purchasing it on Steam. After that, a game with incredible adventures, excellent graphics, and sound awaits you. You can also expect a continuation of this game since the developers do not plan to close the project.


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Pros
  • Original version
  • High quality sound and graphics
  • Interesting puzzles
Cons
  • You can go through it quickly
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