Achievements - Portal Wiki (2024)

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This is a complete listing of all achievements available in Portal, Portal: Still Alive, Portal 2, and their mods.

Achievements are sets of challenges or goals (from finding a secret room to finishing a test chamber in a certain time or with a limited number of portals) that give a acknowledgement to the player for this special action while playing the game. When a player obtains an achievement, a HUD notification will be shown on-screen.

Achievements can be completed at any time in the game, as long as cheats are not turned on. However, certain achievements are story-related and can only be unlocked when reaching a certain point in the scenario.

  • 1 Achievements
    • 1.1 Portal
    • 1.2 Portal: Still Alive
    • 1.3 Portal 2
    • 1.4 Rexaura
    • 1.5 Portal Stories: Mel
    • 1.6 Portal Pinball
    • 1.7 Bridge Constructor Portal
  • 2 Trivia
  • 3 Gallery
  • 4 External links



See also:Obtaining Portal achievements

Aperture Science
Earn gold medals on all Portal challenges.

Basic Science
Earn bronze medals on all Portal challenges.

Camera Shy
Detach security cameras from the walls.

Beat two Portal advanced maps.

Do whatever it takes to survive.

Friendly Fire
Knock down a turret with another turret.

Beat four Portal advanced maps.

Complete Portal.

Lab Rat
Acquire the fully powered Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device.

Long Jump
Jump 300 feet.

Make the correct party escort submission position decision.

Rocket Science
Earn silver medals on all Portal challenges.

Terminal Velocity
Fall 30,000 feet.

Transmission Received

Vanilla Crazy Cake
Beat all six Portal advanced maps.

Portal: Still Alive

See also:Obtaining Portal: Still Alive achievements

A Feeling Like Floating
Dissolve a turret.

Beat 5 advanced chambers.

Beat 10 advanced chambers.

Go for the Gold
Win a gold medal on a challenge map.

Is Anyone There?
Complete the game without ever taking a bullet.

Like a Rat
Trap yourself in a test chamber so that GLaDOS has to help you continue.

Out of the Blue
Once you have control of both portals, only enter the orange portal.

Rat's Tale
Find all the Ratman dens.

Saw That One Coming
Cause a rocket sentry to destroy its own rocket when the rocket has been redirected back towards it.

Tests Like Chicken
Find the chicken's test results.

The Camera Adds 10 Pounds
Knock a turret over with a security camera.

Vanilla Crazy Cake
Beat all advanced chambers.

Portal 2

See also:Obtaining Portal 2 achievements

Bridge Over Troubling Water
Complete the first Hard Light Bridge test

Door Prize
Examine all the vitrified test chamber doors

Drop Box
Place a cube on a button without touching the cube

Dual Pit Experiment
Do the same test twice

Final Transmission
Find the hidden signal in one of the Rat Man's dens

Good Listener
Take GLaDOS' escape advice

That just happened

No Hard Feelings
Save a turret from redemption

Complete Test Chamber 10 in 70 seconds

Pit Boss
Show that pit who's boss

Portrait of a Lady
Find a hidden portrait

Preservation of Mass
Break the rules in Test Chamber 07

Use an Aerial Faith Plate to launch a turret

Make a break for it

Scanned Alone
Stand in a defective turret detector

Schrodinger's Catch
Catch a blue-painted box before it touches the ground

Ship Overboard
Discover the missing experiment

Smash TV
Break 11 test chamber monitors

Stalemate Associate
Press the button!

Stranger Than Friction
Master the Propulsion Gel

Tater Tote
Carry science forward

The Part Where He Kills You
This is that part

Complete the first Thermal Discouragement Beam test

Vertically Unchallenged
Master the Repulsion Gel

Wake Up Call
Survive the manual override

White Out
Complete the first Conversion Gel test

You Made Your Point
Refuse to solve the first test in Chapter 8

You Monster
Reunite with GLaDOS

Air Show
Perform 2 aerial gestures before touching the ground in co-op

Asking for Trouble
Taunt GLaDOS in front of a camera in each of the five co-op courses

Bridge Building
Complete all test chambers in the Hard-Light Surfaces co-op course

Can't Touch This
Dance in front of a turret blocked by a hard light bridge in co-op

Confidence Building
Complete all test chambers in the Mass and Velocity co-op course

Empty Gesture
Drop your co-op partner in goo while they are gesturing by removing the bridge under them

Four Ring Circus
Enter 4 different portals without touching the ground in co-op

Friends List With Benefits
While playing co-op, hug 3 different people on your friends list

Perform all 8 gestures of your own volition in co-op

High Five
Celebrate your cooperative calibration success

Iron Grip
Never lose a cube in Chamber 6 of the Mass and Velocity co-op course

Narbacular Drop
Place a portal under your co-op partner while they are gesturing

Obstacle Building
Complete all test chambers in the Excursion Funnels co-op course

Party of Three
Find the hidden companion cube in co-op test chamber

Portal Conservation Society
Complete Chamber 3 in the Hard-Light Surfaces co-op course using only 5 total portal placements

Professor Portal
After completing co-op, complete Calibration Course online with a friend who hasn’t played before

Rock Portal Scissors
Win 3 co-op games of rock-paper-scissors in a row

Still Alive
Complete Course 4 with neither you nor your co-op partner dying

Talent Show
Never lose a cube in Chamber 6 of the Mobility Gels co-op course

Team Building
Complete all test chambers in the Team Building co-op course

Triple Crown
Solve 3 co-op chambers in the Mass and Velocity course in under 60 seconds each

Tunnel of Funnel
Master the Excursion Funnel

You Saved Science
Complete all test chambers in all courses of co-op


See also:Obtaining Rexaura achievements

Aperture Diet
Find all the secret cakes.

Full-Time Employee
Complete Rexaura.

Intentionally Out of Reach
Acquire the fully powered Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device.

Portal Stories: Mel

See also:Obtaining Portal Stories: Mel achievements


Back off Track
Get off the track again

Back on Track
Enter Virgil's testing track

Beyond your Range of Hearing
Refuse to Listen

Burned in Goo
Get burned whilst in the goo

Get crushed in the door

Find all the Vitrified door messages

Solve the same test three times!

Solve the broken test

Get electrocuted

Firefighting 101
Discover a new way to turn down the heat

Forever Alone
Try to bring the cube with you

Ignore good advice

In the Vents
Get into the vents

Into Darkness
Mind your Step

Long-Term Relaxation

Organic Complications
Hide from AEGIS

Check that all doors have been locked for the night

Get shot on the turret range

Single Rainbow
Not even all the way!

Story Shutdown
Shutdown AEGIS in Story Mode

System Shutdown
Shut down AEGIS

Testing the Waters
Super Drowning Skills

Under the Stairs
Find the radio under the stairs

Voices from Above
Who is that?

Welcome to Aperture
Enter the main lobby of Aperture Science Innovators

Welcome to my Domain
Reach AEGIS's Domain

You Shouldn't be Here
Experience a Deeply Unimpactful Moment

Portal Pinball

See also:Obtaining Portal Pinball achievements

Escape to the Surface
Complete all 6 Test Chambers and then defeat GLaDOS on the Portal ® table. (Single player only)

Bridge Constructor Portal

See also:Obtaining Bridge Constructor Portal achievements

0% Non-Delivery
60 Convoys delivered

66% Delivery
40 Convoys delivered

66% Loss
20 Convoys delivered

Advanced Tunneling
Finish every test chamber in Chapter 2 of "Portal Proficiency".

Aerial Mobility Support System
Bounced 25 times on the repulsion gel with the same vehicle

Centrifugal Convoy Adjustment System
Passed through the same portal 15 times

Condolence Letter Delivery Boom
50 test vehicles destroyed in "Portal Proficiency"

Convoyability 10
10 convoys delivered in the Portal Proficiency initiative

Convoyability 20
20 convoys delivered in the Portal Proficiency initiative

Convoyability 30
30 convoys delivered in the Portal Proficiency initiative

Deliverance from Non-delivery
First job for the Condolence Letter Delivery Fleet provided.

Entry-Exit Relay Repeater System
30 times back and forth through the same portal

Extended Testing Opportunity
Finish every test chamber in Chapter 1

Food and Artificial Sunlight
Finish every test chamber in Chapter 2

For More Science!
5,000 Portal Transitions

For Science!
1,000 Portal Transitions

Full Chief Custodian candidate
Finish every test chamber in Chapter 5

No Hard Feelings
First turret decommissioned

Official Pre-Admittance
Finish every test chamber in Chapter 4

Portal Deficiency Certificate
10 times tried to start a test run with an uncorrectly placed portal.

Finish every test chamber in Chapter 3

Principals of Portalability
Finish every test chamber in Chapter 1 of "Portal Proficiency".

Profound Portal Proficiency
Finish every test chamber in Chapter 3 of "Portal Proficiency".

Spectacularly Lonely
Finish every test chamber in Chapter 6

Tunneling at Full Capacity
Maximum amount of portals successfully used in a test run.

You monster.
100 Test Vehicles destroyed


  • The "Transmission Received" achievement for Portal was added on March 1, 2010, and began the Portal ARG, eventually leading to the announcement of Portal 2. The update on March 1 also added 26 hidden clock radios to Portal test chambers that delivered coded messages, further hinting toward the announcement.
  • The "Talent Show" achievement for Portal 2 was added on July 7, 2011; completing the achievement would earn you a ticket for the Steam Summer Camp.
  • The "Pit Boss" achievement for Portal 2 won the "Most Original Achievement" award on the website, at the 2011 Achievement Awards.
  • The "Narbacular Drop" achievement for Portal 2 is a reference to a game of the same name, which the Portal series is based on.


The Talent Show achievement, as seen at the Steam Summer Sale Prize Booth.

External links



Portal·Portal: Still Alive·Portal 2

Obtaining achievements

Portal·Portal: Still Alive·Portal 2


Mod Achievements

Rexaura·Portal Stories: Mel

Obtaining achievements

Rexaura·Portal Stories: Mel

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Achievements - Portal Wiki (2024)


How long does it take to fall 30000 feet in portal? ›

It takes about 5-10 minutes. Just go do something else for a few minutes and check your achievement list. You get it before you touch solid ground, so if you don't have it yet, just let it go and keep falling. Getting the portal achievement fall 30,000 feet.

How many achievements are in Portal? ›

Portal has 15 achievements on Steam.

How long do you have to fall for the portal achievement? ›

How to obtain: Once you have acquired the dual portal gun in Test Chamber 11, you must be in a test chamber where you can place Portals on both the ceiling and the floor. Place a portal above and below you, then jump in and wait for around 5 minutes.

Where is the companion cube in Portal 2 co op? ›

Location: Co-op: Any course. Instructions: The Companion Cube is in the final chamber of the course, to the left of the building containing the security disk.

How long does it take to 100% Portal 1? ›

Very Low 1.9% Retirement
PC8.8K10h 49m
PlayStation 373--
Xbox 3602718h 34m
Xbox One367h 45m
3 more rows

Is Portal 1 shorter than Portal 2? ›

Portal 1 was way better because it was even shorter! And that's not even taking into consideration that you learned a lot of the mechanics in Portal 1; how long would it take someone who had never played the original?

How long does it take to 100% Portal 2? ›

Success will require them to not just act cooperatively, but to think cooperatively. How long is Portal 2? When focusing on the main objectives, Portal 2 is about 8½ Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 22 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

How many years between Portal 1 and 2? ›

The exact amount of time is unclear, but, according to the Portal 2 Wiki, “Portal 2 takes place an indeterminate amount of time, somewhere between 50 and 50,000 years, after the events of Portal”.

Did Portal 2 get GOTY? ›

Valve's widely admired sequel Portal 2 was voted Ultimate Game Of The Year at the 29th annual Golden Joystick Awards.

How long would it take to fall 30,000 feet? ›

The freefall time from extremely high altitude jumps like the 30,000 ft HALO jump mentioned above is around 170 seconds or 2.5 minutes. A more typical, although still fairly rare, high-altitude skydive from 18,000 feet has a freefall time of 80 seconds or 1 minute and 20 seconds.

How do you get the last core in Portal 1? ›

Wait for the last core to drop look for it in the middle in the air. Fire a portal on the wall near the core (as high as you can). Put a portal near yourself. Wait until you are going about to go past the core and pick up the core.

Can the Companion Cube stab you in portal? ›

The Companion Cube stabbing the player is a reference to a line spoken by GLaDOS in Portal, in which she states "The Enrichment Center reminds you that the Weighted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you and, in fact, cannot speak." This line is also directly quoted in the buff's tooltip.

How rare is Companion Cube? ›

The chance of the Travelling Merchant selling the Companion Cube is 1/150 making it a raletively rare item to attain.

Does Portal 2 coop still work? ›

Portal 2 is still active. You can also see it by how much post this forum gets daily. Regarding co-op play, there is a pinned thread for partner search in this forum.

How fast do you fall from 30000 feet? ›

The freefall time from extremely high altitude jumps like the 30,000 ft HALO jump mentioned above is around 170 seconds or 2.5 minutes. A more typical, although still fairly rare, high-altitude skydive from 18,000 feet has a freefall time of 80 seconds or 1 minute and 20 seconds.

How long does it take to skydive from 30,000 feet? ›

Freefall. On a standard skydive of 14,000 feet, you'll likely be in freefall for around 60 seconds. If you jump from 30,000 feet, though, you'll be falling for an amazing 2.5 minutes.

How much time between Portal 1 and 2? ›

What year does Portal 2 take place? According to Valve in Portal 2 - The Final Hours, they say the game takes place roughly 50,000 years after Portal 1. You can see this in the overgrowth that's infested pretty much most of even the deepest depths of Aperture Science: What happened to Wheatley at the end of Portal 2?

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