Review of Portal 2 for Xbox 360

Being one of the most highly anticipated games of 2011, Portal 2 has a lot of high expectations to live up to. Does it succeed in being the sequel to 2007’s most original game, or does Portal 2 let down fans of the series? Read on to find out!

Aperture Laboratories are back in action, as you and your new sidekick Wheatley set out to escape! But when GLaDOS is accidentally awakened, you’re back to constantly testing.

Sound: The music of Portal 2 is downright epic, and the voice acting is just as good. GLaDOS is back and with more insults than ever. Sound: 10/10

Presentation: One of the best looking Xbox 360 games I’ve seen yet, and I didn’t encounter any lag whatsoever on-screen, to boot. Presentation: 10/10

Gameplay: With everything the original Portal had and more, the variety of things to do is endless. Between a multitude of paints with various powers, light-bridge platforms and blue aura teleports, the gameplay never gets dull. The puzzles themselves can be extremely difficult at times making you scratch your head constantly, but that only makes it even better when you finally figure them out. Some of the puzzles require unreasonable amounts of looking around and backtracking though, making some of the difficulty seem cheap. Overall, Portal 2 does manage to provide an extremely fun gameplay experience. Gameplay: 9.5/10

Multiplayer: With a whole new story line, new characters and new puzzles, this game has one of the best multiplayer modes in any game yet. Multiplayer: 10/10

Length: I blazed through the single player campaign in seven and a half hours or so, and the co-op took about four. Altogether, that provided me with eleven quality hours of puzzle solving. Length: 9/10

Overall: Portal 2 gets 9.7 Companion Cubes out of 10! One of the best games I’ve ever played, and I highly recommend this crazy, out of the box puzzle-solver.

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2 Responses

  1. I liked Portal 2 a lot (played on PC), but I think the original was a lot more difficult, and a whole lot better in terms of actual gameplay. Portal 2 has great environments, but the puzzles are much more directed (they literally have arrows to help you solve them!).

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