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do you have to be on steam to play portal 2?

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If you own the PC version, you must own steam to play Portal 2. Portal 2 cannot be played without running Steam, as the game requires the client to be open to run. This is the same to both the physical and direct download copies.
answered 8 years ago by ashrua Journeyman (643 points)   8
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On the pc version Yes all steam games need steam to be running to play them
answered 8 years ago by dark788 Soldier (2,610 points)   7 15 36
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yes, you need steam to play portal 2, you can play it on offline mode though
answered 8 years ago by drakaenae King (41,339 points)   5 9 79
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Only on the PC version.
answered 8 years ago by l4d2bob Grandmaster (11,115 points)   5 10 48
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You must be on steam for the PC version, but not for the console versions (PS3 or XBOX360)
answered 8 years ago by asdf Mercenary (1,154 points)   10 15 22
edited 5 years ago by chronodev
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Yes, Steam has to be running for you to run Portal 2 or any other Valve developed game, for that matter.
answered 8 years ago by Muthoe Journeyman (716 points)   7
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Yes. As with all Steamworks game, Steam have to running in order to play it.
answered 8 years ago by xboxer King (32,462 points)   6 11 48
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If you place on PC, then yes. You have to be logged in to steam to play. You can still play without an interent connection though. You can do this by starting steam in offline mode.
answered 8 years ago by BobDorian Hero (3,769 points)   2 7 34
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You have to if its the PC version.
answered 8 years ago by thor40000 Champion (7,055 points)   2 6 41
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Unfortunately you have to for the PC version
answered 8 years ago by shoricsmat Grandmaster (12,671 points)   6 11 46
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Yes, you do. The PC version requires Steam, and requires you to be logged into it to play, even if you play offline.

I guess you could say yes to the PS3 version also, since it has Steam functionality built in.
answered 8 years ago by mrtowel Prince (27,434 points)   8 18 41
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yes because its steam game
answered 8 years ago by Haloweeboe Champion (5,146 points)   2 8 19
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Yes you have to be because you can't run it without steam
answered 8 years ago by GmodderDude Mercenary (1,731 points)   1 7
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I have portal 2 for the PC, installed and running just fine WITHOUT STEAM... Never had steam, I think it's garbage and will NEVER use it. And for all you computer noobs out there... there is no such thing as a game that REQUIRES a launcher, such as steam, to run. If there is an .exe, then there is a client workaround... Lets not forget to mention the private servers for online play.
answered 6 years ago by brainwhirlwind Newbie (125 points)  

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