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The Talos Principle

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Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 13, 2015
PCDec 11, 2014
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Croteam

Publisher: Devolver Digital

Genre: Puzzle

The Talos Principle is a first-person puzzle game in the tradition of philosophical science fiction. As if awakening from a deep sleep, you find yourself in a strange, contradictory world of ancient ruins and advanced technology. Tasked by your creator with solving a series of increasingly complex puzzles, you must decide whether to have faith or to ask the difficult questions: Who are you? What is your purpose? And what are you going to do about it?

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8.3 / 10.0
Leif Johnson

Much like Portal, The Talos Principle makes you feel smart just by playing it, as the bulk of the puzzles hit that sweet spot between too easy and near-impossible.

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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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An adept and satisfying puzzle game with a narrative that requires a bit of player investment to yield its biggest rewards.

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With its relaxing atmosphere, pretty environments and interesting theological dilemma, The Talos Principle is PS4's best puzzler to date.

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