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Portal: Companion Collection Switch

A set of two installments of the cult puzzle game series Portal, developed by Valve. In Portal: Companion Collection we play as Chell, who explores the Aperture Science labs and solves puzzles under the watchful eye of an AI called GLaDOS.

Puzzle | FPP | science fiction | humorous | package | arcade elements | for 2 people | co-op | splitscreen

Portal: Companion Collection Release Date Switch

28June2022

developer: Valve Software publisher: Valve Corporation

English language game language: English

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Portal: Companion Collection is a two-part set of the bestselling puzzle game series called Portal. It was developed and published by Valve.

Plot

The games that make up the Portal: Companion Collection take us on a journey to a science fiction universe, to be precise, to the Aperture Science Enrichment Center.

In the first game in the series, Chell, the protagonist, takes part in testing a prototype of the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, commonly known as the Portal Gun. This is a device capable of creating the portals, which function as passageways between any two points in space. The whole experiment is supervised by an advanced artificial intelligence - GLaDOS - which constantly comments our actions. Although the AI promises that a delicious cake awaits us at the end, it does not seem to have very friendly intentions.

Portal 2, on the other hand, takes place a few hundred years later. Chell is awoken from her cryogenic sleep by Wheatley, one of the artificial personalities created by Chell's previous actions. They are thwarted in their escape from the ruined lab by none other than GLaDOS, who comes back to life and begins another phase of testing while trying to rebuild the facility. Soon, things take such an unexpected turn that GLaDOS and Chell must form an alliance...

Game mechanics

In Portal: Companion Collection we observe the action from a first person perspective (FPP). During the subsequent missions we mainly solve logic puzzles.

In the first part of the series, the puzzles consist mainly of placing portals in such a way that Chell can get to new, seemingly inaccessible places. She also uses the portals to neutralize automatic cannons.

Portal 2 not only introduces much larger locations, but also significantly expands the game mechanics. First and foremost, the game increases the capabilities of the portals themselves, through which beams of energy can be transmitted, creating bridges or streams of air that repel or suck in objects that come within their range. In addition, there are special gels that change the properties of the surfaces covered with them. We can also manipulate lasers reflecting from selected objects.

Game modes

While the first Portal allows only for solo play, the second installment of the series also allows for cooperative play. For this purpose, a separate campaign was designed, in which we play as robots together with another person and, equipped with Portal Guns, solve complex puzzles. The game offers the possibility to play over the Internet or in split-screen mode.

Technical aspects

The games that make up the Portal: Companion Collecion feature good quality graphics. Time has been kind to them, which is due to the style and the fact that the largest part of the game takes place in sterile, laboratory rooms.

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1-2  

Age restrictions Portal: Companion Collection: 12+

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