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The Talos Principle almost staged a last-minute Game of the Year upset on PCWorld last December, and for good reason—it's one of the best puzzle games ever made. And Road to Gehenna is that most boring and yet occasionally most earnest of compliments: "More of the same."
Road to Gehenna is perhaps not as deeply thought provoking as what I've experienced in the main game, but it's no less fascinating to visit a little commune of rejected thinkers, bringing with you the news that the world is coming to an end. And there's some excellently crafted puzzles, too.
Ultimately, Road to Gehenna serves as a fantastic addition to an already-great game. Fans of The Talos Principle should definitely pick it up, though I'm not sure it works as a reason to throw down the $39.
For players who enjoyed The Talos Principle, Road to Gehenna is exactly what it should be – more, harder puzzles and another opportunity to dig into a deep and interesting narrative.
The Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna is more of the same variety of puzzles to pleasingly tax your brain… taking you to the point of frustration before finally clicking how you need to place that connector gem to release the next android. I am very happy to have more of this wonderfully realised world and existence… the Matrix for Androids!
While The Road to Gehenna may not be as expansive as its parent game, it provides exactly the kind of devious challenges its fans are wanting more of. The difficulty starts at the same level The Talos Principle had in the latter half of the game and doesn't let up, although it doesn't get much harder either.
But if you are only interested in the puzzles, then you will only enjoy half the game. At its heart, Road to Gehenna carries forward both the original game's thoughtful examination of how we interact with the world and its engaging brainteasers. But it is saved from becoming more of the same by examining how we interact with the world now, and how that world's end might be understood.