A first-person action/puzzle video game, developed by Valve Corporation. It is the sequel to Portal.

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Where is the “impossible space” in Portal 2?

One of the commentary nodes by a Portal 2 developer, Eric Tams, said they used "world portals" to quickly reconfigure maps and puzzles during testing, which allowed them to create rooms that were ...
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Does GLaDOS say anything meaningful when she “gives us the fast version” in Test Chamber 8?

When we enter the testing area, GLaDOS informs us that she has to go attend to the turbines; before she leaves, she sarcastically gives a radically sped up "explanation" of the test we face in the ...
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How do I take the companion cube with me after the level “Cold Boot” in Portal 2?

In "Cold Boot", on GLaDOS 7 -- the first time I encounter a companion cube -- the Material Emancipation grid is broken. GLaDOS makes a point of pointing this out, and saying don't take anything with ...
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Does Wheatley actually look for my dead body after an hour?

Near the beginning of the game (Test Chamber 02 to be precise), right before you find the single-portal gun, you fall down a shaft and into some water. Wheatley asks Can you see the portal gun? ...
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What are the lyrics to the Turret Opera at the end of Portal 2?

So after you beat the main game and the finale movie starts to run, Chell's upward elevator-ing is abruptly halted by a quartet of turrets. Rather than shoot at you, they start to... sing? What are ...
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What's the story behind the drawings on the wall in Portal 2?

While playing Portal 2 I encountered several drawings on the walls: Something about someone getting shot, companion cubes, people choking on poisonous gas and Chell doing nasty things to GLaDOS. ...
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What happens if I catch Wheatley?

Near the beginning of the game, when Wheatley (your companion, the robot personality sphere) jumps off his rail, what happens if you manage to catch him? I slipped and missed him, and I'm a little ...
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Who is GLaDOS's “only friend”?

At the end of Portal 2, GLaDOS sings "goodbye my only friend", but then follows up with "oh, did you think I meant you?" Did she really mean Chell, or was is Caroline? The Companion Cube? Wheatley? ...
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What happens if you choose GLaDOS' way in Portal 2?

Spoiler warning! During the first escape attempt in Portal 2 (when GLaDOS is still in charge) she opens a door for you which you can choose to go through instead of following Wheatley (the blue-eyed ...
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How to unlock the achievements related to hidden areas in Portal 2?

Portal 2 features a number of achievements that are related to "hidden" areas: Door Prize Final Transmission Ship Overboard Portrait of a Lady Party of Three How can I unlock them?
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What determines which character I play in Portal 2 co-op?

There are two characters in Portal 2 co-op: Atlas and P-Body, but there appears to not be a character selection screen before you start playing. Are the characters randomly assigned to each player or ...
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How do I achieve “Smash TV”?

Which eleven monitors do I have to break to obtain the Smash TV achievement? I'm assuming it's the monitors that appear throughout Chapter 8? But, having just run through Chapter 8 and trying to ...
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How can I extract the full audio or get subtitles of GLaDOS's sentences in Portal 2?

I started playing Portal 2 and GLaDOS voice and dialogs are simply amazing. I would like to hear or read again some of her sentences. Is it possible extracting them in audio or text form, from some ...
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What is Caroline's fate at the end of Portal 2?

At the end of Portal 2, when something in the building makes an announcement that Caroline is deleted, how much of her was really deleted? Maybe this is intended to be open-ended, but it seems a ...
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Does GLaDOS hate Atlas, the blue robot?

While in multi-player GLaDOS only seems to compliment Orange (P-Body) for winning and says that Blue (Atlas) is "Dead weight". I'm pretty sure this is standard because she says it when Orange is just ...
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Flashing blue “error” - is this part of the game, or a fault?

This is what I get when I start Portal 2, after the introduction "Look Up" "Look Down" screen. Is this part of the game, or is there something wrong with my installation?
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How can I clear Steam achievements for Portal 2?

My brother has played Portal 2 on my account and got a decent chunk of the achievements without specifically trying for them. Shamefully, I haven't yet played it, but I want to of course. I really ...
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How does Wheatley recover after GLaDOS's crush?

How does Wheatley reassemble himself after GLaDOS crushes him when she awakes? I have looked all over chapters 2 and 3 but I must be missing something.
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What maps correspond to what test chambers in Portal 2?

Short of running through and dropping save points on every chamber, the easiest way to get wherever is to just map or changelevel sp_a4_stop_the_box (chapter 8, chamber 6, as an example) in the dev ...
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Is progress in the coop campaign in Portal 2 saved?

I've started playing the coop campaign of Portal 2 during launch break today, and had to stop because of time constraint. I didn't find an option to save the game, so we just disconnected. Is there a ...
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What are all the facts that Core 3 babbles about in Portal 2?

I just finished Portal 2 and found the facts by Core 3, the "fact" core, quite humorous and informative (I don't believe him). Since time was short, I couldn't listen to all the facts he might say. ...
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What does GLaDOS mean with “One day they woke me up”?

A few days back I completed Portal and Portal 2. I had a lot of questions about this awesome game, like who Caroline is, why there's no personnel and other things that I didn't understand. I am ...
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Portal 2 Co-op with a single Steam account?

I picked up Portal 2 and wanted to try co-op with my son. We have two computers, but just one Steam account. Usually this is fine since I just leave the family computer in offline mode. Unfortunately ...
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Does the order of playing the single player or co-op campaigns matter?

In terms of plot, player training and (most importantly!) any potential spoilers between the two "branches", does it matter in which order the single player and co-op campaigns in Portal 2 are played ...
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How do you reset saved multiplayer progress in Portal 2?

Multiplayer progress in Portal 2 is saved to Steam Cloud: Is progress in the coop campaign in Portal 2 saved? How do you reset your progress to zero and experience the game from scratch with someone ...
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What are the names of the Portal 2 co-op robots?

Does anyone know the names of the Portal 2 coop robots or even if they have names?
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Turning on Aerial Faith Plate trajectory display?

In the Advanced Aerial Faith Plate room, the commentary node shows you trajectory lines for the Aerial Faith plates and talks about some of the implementation details of them. I was wondering if all ...
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Are the posters within Portal 2 available as a resource?

I would like a copy of some of the safety signs/posters within Portal. Are they available within the Portal 2 folder somewhere? Example poster: "Know your paradoxes! In the event of a rogue AI ..."
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Where is the Portrait of a Lady achievement?

Where do I need to go in Portal 2 to get the Portrait of a Lady achievement? I thought it would've been the portrait of Chell I found (the one that was on the cover of the comic) but that apparently ...
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Is there any point to breaking the surveillance cameras?

I believe in the original Portal there was an achievement for knocking down all the cameras. It doesn't look like there's a related achievement in Portal 2. Does knocking down the cameras have any ...
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Was GLaDOS initially “too mean” for Portal 2? [closed]

I just read a Youtube comment saying that the developers canned some of GLaDOS dialogue because she was "too mean" for players initially. Is there actually additional GlaDOS dialogue that didn't make ...
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The Lone Turret

Early in the game, when you're walking with Wheatley (holding him, I think), you pass by a turret on a stopped conveyor belt. Wheatley reacts unusually, urging "don't make eye contact" and the like. ...
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Is there a cake in portal 2?

I have been wondering if there is a cake in portal 2 or not. I've seen this question raised on quite some forums but nobody seems to be able to answer it correctly. Some say there is, some say they ...
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What do the numbers in the end credits mean?

If you look carefully at the Portal 2 end credits (found here, spoiler warning), you'll see the following numbers at the top of the screen: 2.67 1002 45.6 Is there meaning behind these numbers, or ...
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After beating the Portal 2 single player campaign, how do I listen to the ending song again?

Is there a way to listen to the ending song again after I have beat the game? Other than the obvious way of beating it again.
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What is shown outside of the elevator at the end of Portal 2?

At the end of Portal 2 you take an elevator ride and a bunch of small rooms flash past with turrets and other things in them. I've been through it a few times but I still couldn't make out what was in ...
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Can we play Portal 2 co-op on one PC or Mac?

Is there a way to play Portal 2 co-op on a single PC or Mac? If so, do we need two keyboards, or two mice, or what? Do we need to buy two copies of the game? Note: The wireless XBox 360 controller ...
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Can Portal 2 co-op be played between PC and PS3 Steam linked accounts?

The PS3 version of Portal 2 comes with a code to link it to a Steam account. Apparently this allows you to play on both the PC and PS3 with one purchase. Can this be used to play co-op between the ...
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Is it possible to create a portal through another portal in Co-op?

With the introduction of the co-op levels I thought it would open up the possibility to send one of my portals through my partner's already established portals. This would allow me to create a portal ...
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What is the redacted lyric in Portal 2's credits?

In the credits song "Want You Gone" of Portal 2, there is one line where the text is [REDACTED]. The lyric is either "I'll stop feeling so bad" or "I'll stop feeling so glad", but after listening ...
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What is the difference between a Steam game on CD and a download?

I bought the Orange Box on Steam as a download about a year ago. I really like being able to log into my account on any computer and being able to re-download the game and play it without keeping ...
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Is there any way to escape the “good listener” room?

In Chapter 4, after Wheatley busted me out and I did a bit of running, Glados opened up the "final" test chamber and asked me to complete it. (This is the room with the heart on the wall, and you get ...
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How do I enter the Aperture Science Innovators initiative?

Hurray! I'm stuck again in chapter 6, after the announcement from Cave. There is a bridge to enter the next section but I'd need to be a TF2 scout to cross it. There obviously must be a solution with ...
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Can I use challenge mode to get achievements?

I have completed the Portal 2, but still want to get all the achievements. On the PS3, the only way to go to individual levels is challenge mode. Can I still gain achievements in this mode, or do I ...
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Easter Eggs in Portal/Portal 2 [closed]

Since Valve makes numerous games that are quite popular, I was wondering if anyone had a good resource for listing the Easter Eggs in Portal and Portal 2. I've seen some web pages that list a couple, ...
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Portal 2 Closing Scene Does Not Fit With The Rest of The Story [closed]

At the end of Portal 2, There's a cut scene which shows your ascent to the surface and to safety. However, this scene doesn't seem to line up with the rest of Portal or Portal 2. At the end of Portal ...
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How do I actually start the Peer Review DLC on Portal 2?

I just downloaded and installed the Peer Review DLC as well as a game update for Portal 2 on PS3. How do I actually play the new co-op mode, though? When I select co-op, all it lets me choose is Co-Op ...
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Is there a way to keep the Portal 2 game completion background?

I want to be able to keep the Portal 2 game completion background: Is there a way to keep it? It seems to go away every time I close the game.
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Is it at all possible to install Portal 2 purely from retail DVD?

Does anyone know if it is at all possible to install Portal 2 purely from retail DVD? I purchased my copy just yesterday and after going to about 4% the installer has now begun hogging my bandwidth by ...
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Is there an achievement in Portal 2 like Portal's Transmission Received?

Similar to the previous Portal's achievement, do you get an achievement in Portal 2 for bringing a radio along to certain points?