This list of games like Portal for PS3, XBOX 360, iPhone and PC contains the best puzzle-solving action titles in the known universe. With these games your brain will be properly teases, you’ll be hooked on spatial puzzles and you won’t stop playing for hours.
You can select games by common genres and themes, or see our personal choices of the best games like Portal below.
Games like Portal by Themes and Genres
FPS: Obviously Portal is a FPS game. Well, let’s be honest, it’s the FPS game, the best ever. But there are tons of other amazing FPS games that we think you’ll enjoy. Check out our selection of the best FPS games.
Let’s Play Portal
Puzzle: One of the most popular elements of Portal is its puzzles. You need to navigate the game world solving puzzles and using various items and weapons to find your way to the end of the game. There are many games with similarly excellent puzzle element. See our selection of the best Puzzle Games.
Physics: Portal was one of the first FPS games to incorporate physics. Many of the weapons in the game make use of the physics engine to create unique effects. If you love games with clever, physics-based gameplay, see our list of the best Physics Games.
The Best Games like Portal
Finally, here’s our choices of the best games like Portal. In this list we’ve selected first person shooter games that incorporate elements of physics and puzzles. If you love Portal we’re sure you’ll love these games too. . .
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Drunk Robot Pornography
Drunk Robot Pornography is crazy—as though the title didn’t make that clear. It’s an arena based single-players FPS which is insanely chaotic and unrelenting. It’s going to kick your ass, and you’re going to like it, like some fetishist who can’t get enough Drunk Robot Pornography.
Rise of the Triad
An arena shooter in which you’ll find plenty of freedom to explore and to get lost. It’s a less streamlined affair than most modern shooters, where corridors direct you purposefully from one objective to another. This all makes for speedy action and a lot of replay value that will keep players hooked.
When you first begin playing Hard Reset it promises everything you could ever want from a shooter. The futuristic guns pack a punch, the graphics are beautiful, the plot gets you hooked into the story. You play as CLN, who is working for an extremely powerful corporation. When the Sanctuary is breached you are forced to down your whisky and head out to fight some robots who are trying to rob some artificial intelligence that could threaten the human race. Typically, there’s more to the story than meets the eye and you soon learn the truth about the corporation you’re working for.
Half Life is a first person shooter from video game developer Valve Software and was originally released in 1998. In the game you play as Dr Gordon Freeman, a physicist and MIT graduate. After a multi-dimensionsal experiment foes wrong and generated a resonance cacase, Freemand is forced to escape the Black Mesa Research Facility. You must battle your way through soldiers, alien invaders and an elite Black Ops detachment in order to save the world from the invasion.
Team Fortress 2
Team Fortress 2 is a team based first person shooter. Made by video game developer Valve and released in 2007, Team Fortress 2 received excellent reviews and very quickly became a popular game. Team Fortress 2 is about two opposing teams who go to war and compete for for a combat-principle objective.
Fallout games are set in a post apocalyptic world that has been ruined by nuclear war. The original games in the series were very different to the more shooter-based gameplay of the more recent games. Games in the series are loved for their amazing stories, their fantastic worlds, the role playing game mechanics and their sense of humor. They are the sort of games that you can get completely engrossed in, spending hours playing through all the side quests and exploring every nook and cranny in the game.
Ghost Recon is a franchise of first person and third person shooters based on books by writer Tom Clancy. The games are specifically designed to create a realistic simulation of military combat. In the game, Ghosts, a special operations team of elite troops, fight their way through a corrupt government hell bent on creating war throughout the world. The games are slow, methodical and tactical, creating a more realistic sense of combat than most shooter games. In the first five games in the series, players controlled a team of elite soldiers
Limbo is an artistic 2D sidescrolling puzzle platform game that uses an integrated physics engine to allow for realistic movement of objects and of the player character. In the game you must guide an unnamed character over levels full of dangers and traps, eventually finding your sister. The game is difficult and players will die many times as they try to solve each puzzle.
Metroid is a classic and highly popular series of Nintendo games in which you play as Samus Aran as she journey’s through space. There have been tons of different games in the Metroid series, with many of them being critically acclaimed. The original Metroid games began as a cross between Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda, merging the platform and puzzle genres. These were heavily improved upon when Metroid Prime was released for Gamecube.
STALKER is a series of games that began life in 2007. The games centre around incidents of the Chrnobyl power plant which created a bizarre zones around the planet known as The Zone; it’s a place full of zombies, mutants, factions and the military.
Bioshock is one of the most popular and most highly rated series of FPS games of all time, combining classic FPS elements with RPG and a strong story to create a truly unforgettable experience.
Bioshock became one of the most highly rated games ever because of its unique combination of shooter and RPG elements. This has left many gamers searching for more games like Bioshock. Since the original game was released in 2007 the series has seen a few iterations each of which improves on the formula, with the best and most recent game being Bioshock Infinite.
To call NaissanceE a platfomer is to do a disservice to the developer. NaissanceE is a platformer with a difference—several difference, actually. It starts with the artistic design. Dark rooms of twisted geometry create an abstract architectural world, the likes of which we’ve never seen before. It’s like taking a trip to the Fundació Joan Miró museum in Barcelona—inspiring, mind-bending stuff.
Our latest indie game review is for the action packed Super Splatters by independent game develop SpikySnail Games. Review: Super Splatters by Indie Game Developer SpikySnail Games Spiky Snail Game’s Super Splatters is a fast paced arcade game full of mayhem, destruction and combos. It’s the update to XBLA game The Splatters and is available on Linux, Max and PC. For most, Super Splatters will be reminiscent of Angry Birds and similar physics-puzzlers. But at the same time, the game does plenty to ensure a unique feel. It’s full of personality, has its own unique charm and is extremely well polished. A physics puzzler, Super Splatters tasks you with launching gooey blobs at walls in order to watch them explode over fireworks which, in turn, detonate. Explode every firework and you’ll complete the level. Each level contains its own challenges and you’ll spend a good deal of time learning new moves in training stages. On some levels you’ll be firing your splatters freestyle, where other levels require the use of preset stunts. The stuns include splattering above the target or sliding along walls. You’ll also be performing combos by chaining stunts. Super Splatters has tons of moves that offer a [...]
A hilarious physics based puzzle game.
Intro: Fancy Fish Games’ new title, I Can’t Escape, freely invites you to experience the pleasure of being trapped in darkness in a flash / horror game. But is it worth paying nothing to experience the horror? Why yes, yes it is. I Cant Escape Review I Can’t Escape begins innocently enough with a beautiful and cheerful meadow in spring beneath a relaxing blue sky. Then smash, you’re grabbed from out of nowhere and pulled down a hole into blackness. Now trapped behind a locked door, you can see a ladder you can’t reach, a ladder that might lead to freedom. If only you had the key to the door. As you search for freedom you’re pulled deeper into a labyrinth full of traps and horrid creatures. Though at times the puzzles will aggravate, it’s the fear that gets to you the most. Fancy Fish Games pull at the strings of your mind, building dread and trepidation. The further into the labyrinth you go, the more your mind is torn into suspense and horror. Adding to the suspense and horror of the title is a chilling score composed by sound designer Chase Bethea. Approaching monsters are marked by rumbling bass [...]
Game design school students at the Digipen Institue of Technology have created a new platforming experience with their title Perspective, a game with a unique and very intriguing first person puzzle twist: the way in which you look at the world influences how you can move.
Candy Crush Saga is a puzzle game made by video games developer King in 2012. It has grown to be one of the most popular online puzzle games of all time. It’s also caused tons of people to smash their phones against a wall in frustration as they try to complete a level for the 200th time. But whatever it is, whether it’s the quality of the game or the massochism of its players, Candy Crush has become a phenomenon.
In our list of games like Scribblenauts we’ve included the best creative titles, games that let you use your creative brain to solve the puzzles. Of course, Scribblenauts is a highly unique game so these games aren’t exactly the same as Scribblanauts, just similar. If you’re a fan of Scribblenauts you should check out this new list of games too. Games Like Scribblenauts Frotz LittleBigPlanet 2 Kingdom Rush HD Professor Layton And The Unwound Future Theme Park™ Coco Loco™ Beat Hazard Ultra Professor Layton And The Curious Village Pokémon Ruby And Sapphire Rhythm Heaven Earthbound Monster Hunter Beautiful Katamari Fluxx Elite Beat Agents Scribblenauts Fez Paper Mario Kirbys Epic Yarn Super Scribblenauts New Super Mario Bros. Animal Crossing Animal Crossing: Wild World Nintendogs >>>> MORE GAMES LIKE SCRIBBLENAUTS <<<<<<
Anrew Gleeson’s new game Melodisle casts you out at sea on a lonely island. You play as a little character who looks a lot like Fez. As this little guy, you’ll be running and jumping in typical platform-game style but, uniquely, you’ll also be engaging in some singing, hence the title “Melodisle.” That’s right, this is a music platformer in which you affect the environment by using your voice.
Tomorrow Corporation, the team behind World of Goo, brew up a new gem of a game with Little Inferno. In Little Inferno, you find yourself in a little abode with little more than a fireplace to play with. Short messages from a friend give the impression that some sort of plot if adrift and that you ought to start tossing things in the fire. Tossing items in the fire garners you coins and stamps to collect which enable you to buy unlockable items that you then, in turn, burn. You may have noticed from the description that Little Inferno isn’t a typical game. It’s really more of a physics simulation with a plot and some humour. It is a heck of a lot of fun though and you ‘ll find time flying by as you sit there burning things. It’s certainly not wasted time though as Little Inferno is immensely relaxing. It’s the sort of game that allows you to drift away from life, to escape in a dreamy state of mind. As such, it’s a perfect game to play when you’re tired of work and when you need to chill out. Speaking of chilling out, the humour is [...]