“Cake – and grief counseling – will be available at the conclusion of the test.” – GLaDOS
The cake is a lie. The cake is a lie. The cake is a lie.
Or is it? Weren’t the leftover personality cores enjoying a cake at the end of Portal? Was it real, or was it only a shared hallucination? What the hell was Aperture Science really testing? Were those companion cubes just objects, or something more? Was it okay to incinerate one? And what about the end of Portal 2? Did Chel really escape, or was it just an illusion?
These are questions that will never be answered. Unless Portal 3 is ever made, we’ll never know, and that’s the point. The beauty of the Portal series was that it posed more questions than it answered. It messed with your mind. You were right there in the madness with Chel, listening to GLaDOS mock you through your headphones while you tried to escape that deathtrap of a testing center. The game tested your willpower, your patience, and your ability to be creative and resourceful. It stretched your problem-solving skills to their limits. There’s never been a game series like it.
In tribute to this awesome series, we’ve compiled all the best Portal-related tees from around the web. Below, you’ll find hallmark images, quotes, and inside jokes that you love from Portal and Portal 2. The cake might be a lie (or is it, really?), but these tees sure aren’t. If you don’t believe us, just keep scrolling. Oh, and if you know of any Portal-related tees and don’t see them here, go ahead and submit it so we can add it to the collection.
And remember, “bring your daughter to work” day is the perfect time to have her tested!