Valve released Portal 2 in 2011, and that’s the last time players returned to the Aperture Science Enrichment Center, except as a backdrop for demoing new VR tech. The dream of exploring beyond the end of the second game has been kept alive, though, thanks to mods.
Portal 2’s GLaDOS, the game’s coolly sadistic robot narrator, wanted me to hate my co-op partner. In corporate lingo pulled from a dystopian HR manual, she warned that Portal 2’s levels are lethal unless my teammate and I trust, respect and communicate with each other. “Naturally this will pose an interesting…
Doug “Rat Man” Rattmann is one of the most important characters in Portal, though he didn’t appear in either game. The message-scrawling scientist made his video game debut in Lego Dimensions’ Portal level pack, though he’s so well hidden it took more than a year to find him.
It’s probably the perfect item to scare off guests from the living room. Modder Evie Bee built a replica of Portal 2’s AI companion that moves and sounds just as annoying as the original one.
Portal Stories: Mel was not made by Valve, but it’s probably the closest thing we’ll get to Portal 3 for a while.
There’s been a couple of takes on shock-absorbing feet-tech in the Portal-verse. Now, someone’s trying to make impact absorbing footwear for real.
Portal Stories: Mel, an upcoming mod for Portal 2, is starting to less like a mod in this new trailer, and more like a straight-up official Valve entry in the series.
Portal Stories: Mel is a mod for Portal 2 that has been three years in the making. With a whole new story, new gear and new missions, it'll hopefully feel like a whole new Portal, only it's one you don't need to pay for.
How do the infamously talkative turrets from Valve's puzzle phenom Portal express their love of Game of Thrones? Why, through song, of course. Glorious harmonies, soaring shotgun blasts of sound. And ineffectual wiggling. I want to see Companion Cubes next.
Hey, it's Penny! The last time we saw Penny, she was playing Dark Souls II. This time around, she's playing something a little more suitable for three year-olds.
Thinking With Time Machine is a new and grammatically dubious Portal 2 mod that lets you record and play back time loops to solve puzzles. Considering the trouble some people had with just the portals I’m imaging a few Scanner-style head pops here.
I was poking around for interesting Portal 2 maps to play, and instead found an entire mod that replaces the portal gun with a gun that shoots the blue and orange gel from Portal 2. Even better, it has an entire storyline with a new character.
Is this... The Valvengers? The Hulk, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America and Thor (poor Thor) all transformed into Valve characters. With the Scout and the Soldier from Team Fortress 2 and a zombie from Left 4 Dead, teaming up with Gordon Freeman, this team probably wouldn't function smoothly.
Considering the fact that it's a fan-made short put together for under $500, Portal: Survive has some truly incredible moments.