- Year of Release: 2011
- Developer: Valve
Portal 2, as one could imagine, was the sequel to an interesting first Portal game from 2007. The original was fine, with critics enjoying it enough to warrant a second game. Yet Portal 2 really landed well among gamers. Like the first game, you’re responsible for solving puzzles and teleporting between portals. Portal 2, however, added light bridges, lasers, tractor beams, and gels that altered how you moved through the levels. Players control Chell and navigate through the Aperture Science Enrichment Center as it is being reconstructed.
It is mostly a single-player game, but the developers also formed a co-op mode for friends to play together. Due to the creative opportunities fans wanted, Valve formed a simplified map editor that allowed you to share the maps with others. Plus, downloadable content came later on. Plus, while you might assume gameplay was all they could do well with, the team surprisingly formed impressive stories with great writing and dark humor. Due to doing so much well, gamers have named it one of the greatest video games ever.