Gabe Newell: Portal 2 is Valve's best single-player game

According to our Lord and Savior, GabeN, Portal 2 is Valve's best single-player game.

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Gabe Newell was on-hand for his Reddit AMA a few hours ago, where he was asked a slew of questions - with one of them asking what was his personal favorite Valve game/series.

Gabe Newell: Portal 2 is Valve's best single-player game |

Newell's response: "I think Portal 2 is our best single-player game. I play Dota 2 the most of our multiplayer games". Surely you're thinking 'but what about Half-Life', and I would agree. Newell continued: "The issue with Half-Life for me is that I was involved in a much higher percentage of the decisions about the games, so it's hard for me to look at them as anything other than a series of things I regret".

Our Lord and Savior GabeN continued: "There's no information in my response about what we'll do in the future. It's simply easier for me to be a fan of things that in which I was less directive. If you are involved in a game, everything ends up being a set of trade-offs. Anything in a game is a sacrifice of things not in the game. I just feel those more personally about Half-Life for a bunch of reasons".

Wrapping up that question, Newell concluded: "And Xen".


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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