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The State (and Stats) of the Portal 2 Gamer

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If you ask us, Portal 2 is a great game. However, a few weeks after its release we took a look at its Steam Achievements and discovered that only half of its players had actually finished the game—and we also found that even less had played any of the game's co-op campaign.


We decided to check back now that the game has been out for a couple months to see if what we found was still true.

The answer? Yes, mostly. While more players are completing more of the game since we checked the numbers on April 28, there hasn't been a dramatic change in percentages. Co-op is still being ignored by a lot of people.


As of July 1, 86.5% of people who own the game have started it—about 2.5% less than before. However, 64.3% of of the players tracked by Steam actually finished the single player campaign, up from 55.7%. Put simply, the people who beat the game increased in ratio from one in two to almost two out of three.


For co-op, the situation remains roughly the same as we had last seen; 58.3% had started the co-op campaign (as opposed to 51.1% last time) while only 26.9% actually complete co-op (as opposed to 21.7%).

So on the co-op front, it remains that only half of all Portal 2 players connected to Steam actually try co-op while only one in four actually complete it. More people have finished the single-player campaign than have started co-op.


What about you, readers? Finish Portal 2? Give the co-op campaign a whirl? Feel free to sound off below!