Comparing Portal 1 and Portal 2

portal-logoNOTE: In this article, there may be some spoilers for the games Portal 1 and Portal 2.

A lot of people may have played the original Portal game that came in the orange box, but have not played the sequel, Portal 2. In this post I will be comparing Portal 1 and Portal 2.

In Portal one you start in a strange room and you hear a robotic voice that says,

“Hello and, again, welcome to the Aperture Science computer-aided enrichment center.”

“We hope your brief detention in the relaxation vault has been a pleasant one.”

“Your specimen has been processed and we are now ready to begin the test proper.”

“Before we start, however, keep in mind that although fun and learning are the primary goals of all enrichment center activities, serious injuries may occur.”

“For your own safety and the safety of others, please refrain from– [bzzzzzt (end of text)]”

From The Portal Wiki

You don’t really experience a storyline in Portal 1.

SPOILER ALERT: GLaDOS (the robot that greets you in the beginning), tries to kill you, and you don’t really know why.

Portal 2 is MUCH different. Unlike Portal 1, Portal 2 has a storyline.

In the beginning of Portal 2, you wake up in a bedroom and you do not know why. Once again, you hear a robotic voice (which is not GLaDOS), that tells you to look at the ceiling and the floor. The voice also tells you to stare at a painting. Once you are done with that, you go to sleep again.

Here is a video walkthough of the very beginning of Portal 2.

Another difference is that the graphics are better in Portal one than Portal 2. Here is an image comparison that came from Portal 2’s page on WikiPedia.


For whatever reason you have played Portal 1 and not Portal 2, you should play Portal 2 and find all of the differences for yourself.

What was your favorite part of Portal 1? What was your favorite part of Portal 2?

About Angel Flores

I'm 12-years-old and hope to make video games when I get older.
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