User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Commodore 64 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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PORTAL ist ein Spiel, dem man, will man seinen Eindruck in Worte fassen, nur mit Superlativen gerecht werden kann. Als ein herausragendes Beispiel dafür, daß ein Programm auch ohne Action-Sequenzen und übertriebene grafische Staffage durchaus spannend, fesselnd und unterhaltsam sein kann, sucht PORTAL meiner Meinung nach zur Zeit auf dem deutschen Markt seinesgleichen. Selten ist es so gut gelungen, den Spieler in die Handlung und die Hintergründe des Geschehens miteinzubeziehen, In nahezu perfekter Weise ist es geglückt, eine gute Idee in ein Computerspiel umzusetzen. Zu dieser meisterhaften Programmierleistung kann man eigentlich nur gratulieren. Die Gefahr jedoch: Wer PORTAL einmal eingeladen hat, wird von dem Spiel sobald nicht wieder loskommen!
Commodore User (Mar, 1987)
Portal is not only an impressive piece of programming, it's shaping up to be a reasonably good sci-fi yarn, too. And it is surprisingly good value for money, considering you get no less than three disks. Dip into it a couple of nights a week and you'll still be sat there when the daffodils bloom.
Zzap! (Mar, 1987)
Portal is not a game, it is a computer novel. It would be unfair to compare it in any way with the type of program we normally review - thus there are no ratings. There is no Sizzler or Gold Medal award either, as we felt that Portal didn't reach a high enough standard.
If you enjoy reading good science fiction and want to participate in the reality suggested by the science fiction of less than fifty years ago, that of using computer to tell a story as it could never be told before; then Portal is for you. If you enjoy computer text adventures for their stories, but don't really enjoy their puzzles; then Portal is for you. If you want to see outstanding computer graphics and sophisticated computer programming; then take a look at Portal.