The modding community for the iconic puzzler Portal 2 is still thriving with new fan-made contributions. The latest is Portal: Revolution, which just released after missing its original January 5, 2024 launch date due to a delay with Valve’s review process. Nonetheless, the huge eight-hour mod is available now.
What is Portal: Revolution?
Developed and published by a volunteer team from Second Face Software, Portal: Revolution is a mod that takes place between the events of Portal and Portal 2. In it, you’ll take on the role of a test subject who embarks on a mission alongside Stirling, a personality sphere, to restore Aperture from its dilapidated state to its former glory. And it’s massive.
With 40 puzzles, it includes new test mechanics, laser cube variants, and advanced portal tricks, offering anywhere between five and seven hours of playtime. However, many players have already noted you can spend a lot more time with it, especially since the extra difficulty provides some genuine head-scratching moments. As you can tell from the trailer, it also features fully-voiced characters.
How to Play Portal: Revolution
To start Portal: Revolution, you’ll need to purchase Portal 2, if you haven’t done so already. From there, you can download the mod for free from its Steam page. Once you’re done downloading it, you can dive right into its first chapter, “The Human Resource.”
If you’re like me and absolutely loved Portal 2, Revolution is a great reason to jump back into Valve’s puzzle-solving universe. The developer noted that the mod is utilizing a modified version of the Portal 2 Community Engine, allowing the team to introduce new mechanics and make improvements to the experience.
Mods have become a staple in the Portal community over the years, revamping and reimagining Valve’s creation time and time again. If you’re interested in more mod-related topics, check out our best Lethal Company mods list and our best Minecraft mods right here at GameSkinny.