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Saffers Sep 8, 2012 @ 6:18am
Why action?
Why is Portal classified as an action game on steam?
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kasskl௵ff Sep 8, 2012 @ 6:22am 
Depending on how you view it, it is very action packed.
Saffers Sep 8, 2012 @ 6:24am 
Originally posted by TrueCoppa:
Depending on how you view it, it is very action packed.

True but shouldnt it be puzzle and then action?
xevious Sep 8, 2012 @ 6:30am 
youre right it is puzzle a lot but then theyre's running from turrets
Occupy Chat Sep 8, 2012 @ 7:04pm 
Haha yeah there's running, jumping and you get threatened by Glados so its tense at times- puzzles aren't normally so...well...action packed!! :D
-=(.::Chembro::.)=- Sep 8, 2012 @ 10:27pm 
Well the solution is that the game contains blood half the time you don't have a f****** clue what's happening so yeah action puzzle fps.
Jordan Blackadar Sep 9, 2012 @ 10:25am 
If you've played the whole game, you should know why!
Saffers Sep 9, 2012 @ 2:49pm 
Originally posted by JordyB423:
If you've played the whole game, you should know why!

Yea I get why but it does not say puzzle anywhere so a person who does not know anything about this game may think its a shooter or something
question man6 Sep 10, 2012 @ 1:56pm 
Well normally Portal is a very "famous" game, so to speak. So I think many people familiar with Valve will certainly recognize the game for its unique gameplay and the very large amount of awards it has recieved. Many people might also read what the game is and look at what you actually DO in-game, so I think people may realize it is not a shooter.
The Mechanic Sep 11, 2012 @ 4:26am 
You have a good point. In my account, I manually labeled it as a "Strategic Platformer."
The Mechanic Sep 11, 2012 @ 4:27am 
Everyone else has a good point, though. It definitely contains more elements that aren't directly controlled by you. If you don't move, you die. That wasn't normally the case in Portal, except in the case of rocket launchers.
Saffers Sep 11, 2012 @ 5:00am 
Originally posted by The Mechanic:
You have a good point. In my account, I manually labeled it as a "Strategic Platformer."

I like your term "Strategic Platformer"
Waffalz-sama Sep 12, 2012 @ 4:21pm 
I think it's more of a lot of action going on in your head, I mean, there's running, panicking (Incinerator, much?), and a whole lot of running.
RedKiller Sep 30, 2012 @ 4:09am 
it has blood and you have to kill glados and you can get shot by a rocket and there are turrets. and she threatens you in the game sometimes. free steam games!!!! {LINK REMOVED - Please don't spam, and be wary of scams.}http://steam-games-free.com/?i=pZYNN2sVb
Túrin Turambar, son of Húrin Oct 19, 2012 @ 8:32am 
Originally posted by (.:Чемицалбро:.):
Well the solution is that the game contains blood half the time you don't have a f****** clue what's happening so yeah action puzzle fps.
FPS? Fps is first person shooter
Saffers Oct 19, 2012 @ 5:04pm 
Originally posted by Bucket O`Lard:
Originally posted by (.:Чемицалбро:.):
Well the solution is that the game contains blood half the time you don't have a f****** clue what's happening so yeah action puzzle fps.
FPS? Fps is first person shooter

Portal is arguably an FPS, only instead of shooting bullets, you shoot portals
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