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

Let's Play Portal - Part 1 (Gameplay & Commentary)

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. . .





Half Life

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.



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.



Hard Reset

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.



Super Splatter

Cute physics based puzzle game with truly exceptional gameplay.



Bad Piggies

A hilarious physics based puzzle game.




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.




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.



Ghost Recon

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



Little Inferno

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.



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Paul Harrison

Paul M Harrison is an entertainment journalist, novelist, and blogger, and a specialist in the theory of storytelling. Paul Harrison can be contacted via his personal website or on Twitter or Facebook.


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