The Talos Principle

Rating Summary

Based on 58 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

89%

Critics Recommend

Based on 58 critic reviews
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5 / 5.0
Nov 18, 2014

The Talos Princple succeeds in many ways, with smooth controls, a gorgeous environment, and an engaging backdrop of thought-provoking story and theme. The puzzles begin simply, and slowly evolve with new elements to test your mettle; since you can tackle any open area in any order, there's a certain freedom that goes well with the thematic overtones.

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Oct 12, 2015

The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition is unlike anything else out there. The expertly crafted puzzles will give any gamer a mental workout, while the humanity-questioning storyline is the type of philosophical tale that has been sorely lacking in the current gaming landscape.

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Shael Millheim

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5 / 5.0
Oct 22, 2015

The Talos Principle Deluxe Edition is a must play title on the PlayStation 4

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2014

The Talos Principle may spend a bit too much time stroking its beard and showing off how deep it is, but the fact remains that it regularly deserves to posture. Not only is it a highly accomplished puzzle game, it's a genuinely fascinating collection of reflective notions.

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95 / 100
Oct 8, 2015

While some graphical issues keep the PS4 version from matching its PC counterpart, The Talos Principle remains one of the most interesting, intelligent, and inspiring video games ever made. Absolutely essential gaming.

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9.5 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2015

The Talos Principle on PS4 lives up to the hype of its PC cousin. It's a genre masterpiece that anyone with the slightest interest in puzzles or philosophy should pick up as a matter of priority.

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2014

The Talos Principles manages to be both a great game and a contemplative piece of art, and the world is a richer place for it.

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 19, 2019

EXCELLENT - Amazingly detailed Greek architecture world with intentional glitches, haunting music, and a brilliant story make up for one of the best puzzle games to ever grace the Switch or any system.

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9.2 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2014

Games that are this thought provoking and enjoyable are rare. Rarer still are those that imbue this level of pride and honor upon completion.

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9 / 10
Dec 8, 2014

The Talos Principle is a game of challenges and conundrums and philosophical wonderings, filled with logic puzzles and cerebral mysteries. Its chunky mechanical processes are underpinned by a compelling breadcrumb-trail narrative that tackles the intangible notion of humanity and consciousness. Consequently, despite playing a robot that interacts with computer terminals and takes instruction from a disembodied voice in the sky, it exudes personality and charm; its mechanical precision complementing its aesthetic qualities. For an experience bereft of human contact it boasts a very big heart indeed.

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