An experimental, "open-world" Portal 1 map inspired by images of "Elegiac" or "Liminal Space" vibe. The map has no real 'end', the player is encouraged to explore as much as they wish.

Install Instructions: Extract the BSP and place it into your "maps" folder in Portal 1, then load up the game and load the map via the console, play for as long as you wish.

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Portal: The Companion Collection has just come out on the Switch, which gives some Nintendo fans their first try of the seminal Valve puzzlers. We're still no closer to a third entry in the series - at least, as far as we know - but with a recent tech demo also reviving some people's Portal fanaticism, and mods, who needs another game? So - here's five mods Switch players might want to consider making the jump to PC for!


Blue Portals

By Rhubarb & Rhubarb

New Blue Portals


Blue Portals is a unique Portal mod that has players traverse through new test chambers using only the single portal device and many new test elements. Usually dependent on the player having both portal types, this mod instead limits players to, well, the blue one, and then creates a whole new set of puzzles testing your ability to solve problems with only half your 'arsenal'. Style also receives a new spin in this mod - giving you plenty of new ways to think with, er, portal.

Portal Pro

By Mevious

Portal Pro


Portal Pro is a set of test chambers focusing on solving puzzles locally rather than using complex fling techniques. The goal here is that the solutions are hard to come up with but easy to actually do. A lot of Portals later engagements can look like elaborate ballet to outside observers, flying across vast distances in a carefully choreographed dance of puzzle-solving. Sometimes it's better to get your brain into gear instead of your reactions, and this mod aims to reward more cerebral concentration.

Portal: ISOLOPHOBIA

By OssyFlawol

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An experimental, "open-world" Portal 1 map inspired by images of "Elegiac" or "Liminal Space" vibe. The map has no real 'end', the player is encouraged to explore as much as they wish. One of the things that makes Portal so memorable is its atmosphere and presentation - a lonely, dry experience that borders on horror at times. Many of us wished we could simply explore Aperture at our leisure, and if that's you, then this mod's tailor-made to channel that atmosphere and give you the freedom to peruse.

Cosmogony: Packed

By DRey

Heart to Heart


Cosmogony is a mod taking place during GLaDOS activation in the Enrichment Center. You are some of the few survivors of the neurotoxin disaster and with some help, you try to find a way out of Aperture. The map pack features custom content, a story deeply immersed in the Portal and Half-Life universe and more. In Portal, we got a glimpse at survivors with the Rattman dens, expanded upon in a Portal 2 prequel comic. This map pack gives you a more direct role in that kind of surviving, and channels Portal's horror well.

We Haven't Met

By StanleyLikesCyan

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Young budding scientist Dr. Mark Paint from Luzerve Inc. assigns a test subject to try out something the world has never seen before. A machine that can simulate dreams. What he doesn't know is that a lot will go wrong...as is usual in the case of any good Portal mod. "Inspired by a dream" is the kind of thing people attribute to art, writing, even music, but it's great fun to see mods also become a manifestation of some minds' unconscious file-sorting and with a tag like that, this mod promises some interesting action!


Speedy Thing Goes In

Portal is the Valve puzzle franchise that doesn't really need an introductory sentence - not on this site at any rate - and for many it's one of the most important puzzle series' in all of gaming. Chilling players with a mix of grim atmosphere and confounding them with complicated navigational and logical problems, the sequel doubled down with a more in-depth story, dark humour, and even more mechanics to confuse the hell out of novice puzzle solvers. One of the great franchises of PC gaming, it's now available for players who grew up with Nintendo's consoles instead - tapping into a whole new audience of gamers.

Companion Collection

The Companion Collection contains Portal and Portal 2, optimised for the Nintendo handheld Switch


Making Lemonade

Though Switch titles and the console itself don't officially support modding, it's still great to expose more people to the Portal franchise - and even better when they learn there's plenty more Portal to be had in the modding scene. Plus, there's always a few hardware enthusiasts who manage to get mods like the above working in the most unusual places - so who knows? Maybe the Switch will become the next big hotbed for Portal modding. Maybe.

Check out more Portal mods here!

You can also check out more Portal 2 mods here.


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The ISOLOHPOBIA map, it is known as 'stillalive_3_dream" ingame, use the console to play it.

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oyqea-ntrtaynmnt-llc
oyqea-ntrtaynmnt-llc

Consider me terrified.

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cruelty076
cruelty076

I loved playing this map. 10/10

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Idontknow9
Idontknow9

Cool Map I Loved Exploring It! :)

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LiminalTeam
LiminalTeam

great job ;)

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Greenyred
Greenyred

I wanna try to make either a full on mod with Liminal style, or multiple maps with the Liminal style
Thanks to CamBen to have started it, it looked so cool, im so inspired, just need to find the motivation to start this lil project of mine, cuz i so much love Liminals Spaces/ Backrooms and every other themes around those main themes :3

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Daburubareru
Daburubareru

Look awesome!

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Valla-Chan
Valla-Chan

***** ****** yo. will play sometime on stream for you maybe :)

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