Portal: Still Alive

Portal: Still Alive Achievements

Rat's Tale

Find all the Rat Man dens.   

There are five Rat Man dens in the game. They appear as scribbling and handprints on the wall.

1: Test Chamber Sixteen:
After you pass three turrets and you’ll find a platform with two cubes stacked on top of each other. Move the two cubes, duck down, and go into the space behind them. You’ll find the writing on the wall to the left.

2: Test Chamber Seventeen:
Once you’ve passed by the two energy balls, fall over the edge and shoot a portal behind the projecting wall panel. Shoot the other portal on the wall next to the portal and pass through to find the writing on the wall.

3: Test Chamber Eighteen:
Use the portals to get onto the platform across from the first one. Once there, crouch down and slip into the alcove on the left. You’ll find the writing on the wall.

4: Test Chamber Nineteen:
Fall down the deep pit that you crossed on a giant pipe earlier and then go right into an alcove.

5: Test Chamber Nineteen:
After the fourth Rat Man’s Den, you’ll find three turrets. Pass them and then go into an alcove to access another room with a turret. When you dispose of the turret, walk to the back of the room and look to your right to find the alcove with the den.

Below is a video showing the location of all five Rat Man Dens:

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User Comments
Comment #1 by andreeeeeww
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 05:38:03 PM

To check progress on this (make sure they count as you get them) you can hit start and go to achievements.

Comment #2 by TRUESALT
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 07:47:54 PM

If you missed this acievement on your first play thru. After you finish the game you can replay starting from Chapter 8 and collect the rooms pretty quickly from there on...

Comment #3 by scottucker
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 @ 01:23:28 AM

With help from achievement hunter, I found all five rooms, but along with "Out of the Blue", I can't seem to get these two achievements for the life of me. Five play-throughs and no luck. I can't tell what I'm doing wrong. Anyone else have the same problems?

Comment #4 by xXAKill3rTacoXx
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 03:16:42 PM

i am in the second room and it wont mark any progress on the achievement screen help

Comment #5 by JKay 95
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 12:05:40 PM

I didnt get it on my first playthrough so I dont what TRUESALT #2 said and it worked like a treat. Just make sure if you die and didnt save it after you entered the den you will need to go back and get it again. Doesnt take that long either :).

Comment #6 by FoxViper1
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 10:37:44 PM

the rat man dens are in chambers 16,17,18 and 2 in 19(the escape!)

Comment #7 by Muppet May Cry
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 02:06:41 AM

To who's having trouble with the den's, here's how i got it after i got stuck in with 4/5.

Have a save from Chapter 16. Delete Cache and start from there.

Did it that way and had no problem.

Comment #8 by chickentrout
Saturday, May 21, 2011 @ 11:17:20 PM

I got this on my first play through of the campaign. Basically all I did was use the forums to locate them and then went into each one, looked at every wall, every piece of writing, everything. I usually spent about 30 seconds in each one. As soon as I stepped into the last one the achievement popped up.

Good luck everyone.

Comment #9 by Lyle912
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 03:38:30 PM

i'm also having trouble with the second den. I'm in the den, i've read everything, but it still won't mark my progress. any suggestions???

Comment #10 by SoaponaRope
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 08:07:55 PM


Comment #11 by OperationQuip
Friday, August 02, 2013 @ 11:12:19 AM

this was the most annoying achievement ever. i definitely was in all of these rooms but because i died, they didnt save. im sure at some point ill revisit the story mode, but until then, this pissed me off
make sure it saves after you reach a room

Comment #12 by JacksonAzalea
Sunday, September 27, 2015 @ 06:05:40 PM

For anyone having trouble with this one, you're not alone. The times you visit a den do NOT stack, I was personally confused as well. So that means you're going to have to get it all in one play through. Start at test chamber 16, and work your way through the dens. Make sure to constantly check the achievements option in the pause menu (not the actual achievement button accessed through the home button) and make sure that once you enter a den it counts and saves.

Hope this helps!

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Game Info
Valve Software


US October 22, 2008

Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
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