Team of Speedrunners Set a New Record by Finishing Portal in 8 Minutes

Whenever I watch a speedrun like the one embedded in this post, I think that the people involved don’t get the credit they deserve. Just think about the precision, concentration, practice and planning that a speedrunner needs to go through in order to complete a given game as fast as possible. With that in mind, then proceed to watch the video at the top of this article in which a couple of guys managed to successfully finish portal in 8 minutes.

It’s worth pointing out that this isn’t the first Portal speedrun, prior to that the best run stood at 10 minutes. Although that seemed pretty impressive back then, it was only a matter of time before someone managed to break that record.

There were no cheats, hacks, or modifications made to the game while the speedrunning took place. Everything you see in this video can be done on a current Steam version of Portal without using any console commands. Any part where the video “stutters” or when a “console box pops up” signifies a segment. The console box is a demo artifact, and we couldn’t fix it from popping up. If you don’t believe us, download the demos below, and check them out for yourself,” the team said.

For more information about Portal read my review.