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byggarebob Dec 31, 2013 @ 9:20am
how many levels are there in portal?
and also wich one is the best, portal 1 or 2?
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Klizzma Dec 31, 2013 @ 9:34am 
smeagol Dec 31, 2013 @ 9:49am 
19 plus ;)

Also, you definitively need to have both. There is no "or".
Derry Out Dec 31, 2013 @ 10:40am 
19 + 5(?) edited levels.
nerdochaos Dec 31, 2013 @ 10:41am 
19 levels, Portal 2 has a better plotline
Golden Jan 1, 2014 @ 7:52am 
Some people would disagree, but I think the humor and plot of Portal 2 fits the puzzle-style aspect of the game more than the dark humor of the first game.
Yazite Jan 1, 2014 @ 10:30am 
I personally prefer the first Portal. But hey thats just me.
Matty J Jan 1, 2014 @ 11:28am 
The first portal is the better game, the second one expands on the first so you need to get both but if you can only get one then it has to be the first. As you wouldn't properly understand the second without it.
ZabCos Jan 1, 2014 @ 2:31pm 
There are 19 levels in portal 1. Portal 2 is a better game just because of the sheer fact that it is extremely longer.
Sapero Jan 1, 2014 @ 7:06pm 
Both are great!
Second one is a bit more polished.
Getting both is the best solution! :D
tylernours Jan 2, 2014 @ 2:03am 
i got portal 1 as a gift so im sticking to it
Kazitor Jan 2, 2014 @ 5:17am 
Portal 2 definitely has a better story, but Portal seems a lot more polished, i.e. the look of things just seems better.
Bradypus Regis Jan 2, 2014 @ 5:25am 
I like portal 2 more.
Garnco Jan 2, 2014 @ 7:58am 
19, I prefer Portal 1 but they're both very different games. Portal 2 just feels a lot more random and disjointed with most of the areas and new game mechanics not truly being connected. Generally it's more of a matter of opinion though.
Last edited by Garnco; Jan 2, 2014 @ 7:58am
CH3AZAY Jan 2, 2014 @ 6:03pm 
pertal 2 has multiplayer and a great story, so thats my favorite. But deffinitely get both, best way to go!
Bellomy Jan 2, 2014 @ 8:43pm 
19+ is a good way to put it. The plus is...well a surprise. A REAL surprise! With real confetti this time. The good stuff!

(Okay, I'm sorry, but I just couldn't help it.)

Portal and Portal 2 are both great, but in different ways. The original is very minimalistic and very streamlined. The humor is extremely sarcastic and passive-aggressive, but it is definitely hilarious. The game lasts exactly long as it has to last and no longer, so it's a short experience (2 and a half to four hours depending on your skill level). And the boss battle at the end is one of the best of all time.

Portal 2 has more over the top, laugh out loud humor. It has three characters as opposed to one, all with their own unique character arcs. Where the original was minimalistic Portal 2 goes in the opposite direction and becomes really BIG. The original Portal showed us what we had to see; Portal 2 shows us everything. The game has a very different "feel" from the original Portal. The original was a very isolating experience, but Portal 2 makes you part of a partnership, in one sense. The boss battle isn't as good, but the final cutscene is absolutely amazing and hilarious and makes up for it tenfold. The game is probably a little over twice as long as the original Portal. Some people say it's easier too, but I never noticed.

Portal 2 does have one big advantage over the original, and that's the co-op. It is definitely one of the greatest co-ops of all time, with its own original campaign and story and new dialogue by GLaDOS made specifically for the co-op. Portal 2 also has the Perpetual Testing Initiative, which is a workshop where you can make and download community-built test chambers, and it features new dialogue by Cave Johnson. This immediately changes the game from one with next to no replayability to one with almost infinite replayability, and that in itself is a huge mark in its favor.

Basically, it comes down to personal preference. There's really no wrong answer here.
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