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The Talos Principle

Rating Summary

Based on 56 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

89%

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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 13, 2015
PCDec 11, 2014

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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IGN

8.3 / 10.0
Leif Johnson

The Talos Principle includes excellent puzzles and heady philosophy, but stumbles where the two intersect.

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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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