All teen and kid member reviews for Portal 2

Teen, 13 years old Written bymatty7890 August 1, 2015
 
LEARNING

Makes you think

This game really puts your brain to work! It is a fun game that is funny and has a quite good storyline. It's not just another video game that has no educational value it really makes you think!
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Kid, 11 years old July 13, 2015
 
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Rated 10 for difficulty.

Parents need to know that this game is not very violent. Turrets will try to shoot you, but there is no blood. I gave it a 10 and up rating because it is kind of hard. I got stuck on it quite a few times. It swears a little bit. (D*mn, Oh my g*d) but it is very infrequent. It is very easy to pick up and play. There is a first game, so mild consumerism. Glados learns a good lesson at the end.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Kid, 12 years old July 12, 2015
 
LEARNING

Not good for young children, very fun game,

There is violence and words like "hell" so it's not good for young children. Other wise the story is entertaining and it is fun to figure out the secrets and past of the characters. To me this is a re playable game, and the second time you play it is more fun because you have an easier time with the puzzles. The first time you play it may be frustrating, but just hang in there. It's a really good game. The villain is a very good villain. She does say some violent things, but they aren't too bad. She is also creepy while being sarcastic and funny at the same time. I believe I have replayed it at least 10 times and it's on my to do list.
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Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written byMavrah333 June 21, 2015
 
LEARNING

Although not as exciting as Half Life 2, or as outlandishly hilarious as TF2, Valve's third best game does deliver sutble humour and innovative gameplay.

By far superior to the imaginative but mediocre Portal, Portal 2 combines more of the humour of the first game with interesting puzzles and a proper story. Although Portal 1 has a story happening around you (much like Half Life 1, Valve's sci-fi horror shooter which shares the same story), Portal 2 explores the game's backstory more (unlike Half Life 2, which has you driving the story. A bit more like Half Life 2 episodes 1 and 2, which mention those games backstory). Although Portal 1 is a recommended purchase to understand what is happening, Portal 2 is by far the best game. This goes into my top 5 favourite Valve games, and is easily their most intelligent game. For older fans of the portal series, try out Team Fortress 2 (iffy 13-) for more subtle humour, or the Half Life series (iffy 14- to 15-) to explore more of the Half Life - Portal world (the setting of the first game, black mesa, is referenced to on occasion in this game). In conclusion, this is a very different shooter, and a much better addition to your steam library than Portal 1.
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Too much consumerism
Teen, 13 years old Written bygun gaming May 25, 2015
 

ok

the game is really good but the robots allways says you are a loser and ugly
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Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byClover Song May 20, 2015
 
LEARNING

Good game

It's good but there is mild swearing. mostly the da- word but aside from that, it's hard but fun, and worth playing. Oh and some name calling mostly moron, idiot and some times the word hell too.
Teen, 16 years old Written byTheTeenWhoPlaysGames May 18, 2015
 
LEARNING

IT WILL MAKE YOUR KIDS SMARTER

Parents, DO NOT get turned away by "First-Person Action Game". If your kid asks you to buy it for them, BUY IT. It WILL make them smarter. Portal 2 is a game about placeing "Portals" (which are basicly magic doors) to solve puzzles. There are "Turrets" which are little robots that shoot you, but they are really just obstacles. So if your kid asks you about Portal 2 OR Portal, BUY IT.
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Teen, 13 years old Written bythe2hotrods May 17, 2015
 
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First game that can be good without creators adding gore

Its a fun puzzle game that can be enjoyed by kids, and best of all no blood or gore. If you want that, play Mortal Kombat.
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Kid, 11 years old May 15, 2015
 
LEARNING

Lemons i dont want your dang lemons

mostly easy to play, you can get stuck on some levels, but still best game ever, and the language isnt much, cave johnsans qoutes smetimes include swearing but it is not a big effect for the whole game
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Teen, 17 years old Written byParadox451 May 11, 2015
 

Fantastic Story- Frightening Backstory

The story of the game itself as it's presented is totally acceptable for children 10 and up- but the backstory of the game as hinted during play and in the online web comic "Lab Rat" is really aimed for an older audience. The comic follows the story of GLaDOS's creation and the one surviver of the "GLaDOS Accident-" where she flooded the room with neurotoxin upon her activation. To make matters worse, this was on Bring Your Daughter to Work Day (Hence Wheatley's remark of "'Bring Your Daughter to Work Day...' That did not end well."). The comic itself is brilliant in my opinion, but one of the most obvious traits of the protagonist is his Schizophrenia. The artists express this conditions by making the artistry scribbly- almost like the ranty drawings included on the walls of the test chambers drawn by him. Many of the panels are frightening in design, and look like something out of a horror film if I'm being completely honest. It takes an astute gamer to appreciate the full story, if they have the ability to sit through the comic.
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Teen, 13 years old Written byWheatleyCore45 April 24, 2015
 
LEARNING

Spectacular; My all time favorite

Portal 2 is one of the best games out there (kudos to Valve). Parents need to know that there is some cursing at times, and the "turrets" actively shoot real bullets. Other than that, it's an amazing game with great gameplay and funny dialogue.
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Teen, 13 years old Written byfrozen hater101 April 8, 2015
 
LEARNING
Valve does it again the best game they did since half life 2
Kid, 11 years old March 28, 2015
 
LEARNING

Best Game Ever Made

This game isn't only good for kids-it's amazing for anyone. The graphics are extravagant and the humor is hilarious! Some parts in the game are a little preteen-only, such as the curse words d--m and h--l, and the game could give you chills down your spine, like the easter egg where you could hear Rattmann basically going insane and speaking gibberish, or when GLaDOS yells that horrid scream. If you/your kid is over sensitive, you should probably watch at all times because the enemies have a ball insulting you. Overall, this game is beautiful and unique. The storyline is perfect and the levels can get very mind picking. This game has a huge amount of educational value, such as math, physics, and science. The multiplayer mode has a nice pinch of competition, which makes it exciting and fun. There isn't much violence, despite the turrets shooting bullets at you and being incredibly annoying, and there isn't any blood. This game is PERFECT for children and adults. You should totally buy this, the game and storyline is totally worth it. Plus, the two little songs at the end add a nice little vibe to the game. Hope I helped!
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Teen, 15 years old Written byThatHobbit March 19, 2015
 
LEARNING

Great for all

Not much violence, hardly any blood. Fantastic game, a must buy.
Kid, 10 years old March 6, 2015
 
LEARNING

Studies say, It's even better than lumosity!

Portal 2, This game never gets old. Seriously, I've played it for 237 hours total.
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Teen, 14 years old Written byVicia February 14, 2015
 
LEARNING

GladOS may not be the best for kids

This game is great: humor, puzzles that are amazing, great gameplay and story... But GladOS(the main annemy) can be really harmful for little children. I quote one of his phrases: "You're going to see your parents.(One minute after in an empty room with confetti on the floor) Surprise! THe surprise is nothing. YOur parents don't love you. Why do you think they abandonded you?" This comments are scattered all over the game, but otherwise, awesome game, buy it for your children.
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Kid, 11 years old February 13, 2015
 
LEARNING

Has some bad content, some isn't VALVe's fault.

This is a great game. But at least watch videos of portal 1 before playing this, the story might not make sense otherwise. Good puzzle content, makes you think. There is some talk of robots killing Chell, the protagonist. There are bombs, turrets, neurotoxin, deadly goo, being crushed, and not-so-deadly lasers. But, you don't die for real, you respawn. There are some minor curse words such as damn and hell. Also, there was some controversy regarding a comment that says, "You are adopted, and that's terrible". You can also create your own test chambers and play other people's , and it shows the author of that test chamber. One person has the username, "d--kbutt".
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Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byswagasaurusrex January 8, 2015
 
LEARNING

light hearted and comedic puzzle game earns itself a spot in one of my favorite games

Teen, 14 years old Written bySmileNerd December 21, 2014
 
LEARNING

Amazing Game, Great For Learning

Portal 2 is an amazing game that improves upon the original in almost every way. Portal 2 introduces so many new mechanics that make the game so much more hard on your brain it might even feel overwhelming and you might need to take frequent breaks. Portal 2 is an excellent educational tool, and one that is actually used in some schools. It teaches kids problem solving skills, math, cooperation, and more. The only field that Portal 2 falls short in is it's length. Around the 10-12 hour mark, it's going to start to become more of a chore, and less of a fun puzzle game. The original Portal had this sweet little charm to it because of how bite-sized it was, but Portal 2 just seems to never end. Portal 2 is also hilarious! If you start getting tired of the game itself, at least you'll have some comedy lines in between (and sometimes during) the puzzles to keep you entertained. There really isn't much bad language here except for a few uses of "damn" and "hell". A robot in the game also keeps talking about how he wants to kill you. I should mention that you WILL need help with this game. This game eventually gets extremely difficult and your child will probably ask you for help. Overall, this is an amazing game, and one that I think everybody who likes video games should play.
Teen, 13 years old Written byAllCanadian December 12, 2014
 
LEARNING

Innovative FPS

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