The Talos Principle is a philosophical first-person puzzle game from Croteam, the creators of the legendary Serious Sam games, written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (The Sea Will Claim Everything).Read full description
"Best described as Medieval Portal with a deeper narrative, The Talos Principle is able to provide a challenge for veteran and rookie puzzle-solvers alike." [- Hardcore Gamer ]
"The Talos Principle is a philosophical puzzle game that’s as smart as it is beautiful." [- Gamespot ]
"The Talos Principle feels inspired, a calm, thoughtful experience in the midst of the same sorts of video game madness we’ve always had." [- GameFront ]
The Talos Principle is a philosophical first-person puzzle game from Croteam, the creators of the legendary Serious Sam games, written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (The Sea Will Claim Everything).
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?
Overcome more than 120 immersive puzzles in a stunning world.
Divert drones, disable turrets, and even replicate time to prove your worth - or to find a way out.
Explore a story about humanity, technology, and civilization. Uncover clues, devise theories, and make up your own mind.
Choose your own path through the game's non-linear world, solving puzzles your way.
But remember: choices have consequences, and somebody's always watching you.
© 2014 Croteam. All rights reserved.
The Talos Principle is a rare gem. Polished to near perfection, it is like an onion, with multiple layers of story and secrets, interweaved to create a cohesive whole, that encourages players to think and leave no stone unturned in search of greater truth. The puzzles are almost universally easy and fun to solve, with a few exceptions that initially seem very hard but eventually turn out to be easy as well. Considering how many tools the player has at his or her disposal, the puzzles felt uninspired and somewhat repetitive and could have used more work, but this is only obvious in contrast to some of the more original puzzles that require smuggling tools between chambers or using some of the more rare tools. In the end, this is a drop in the ocean of what is the most brilliant and intelligent game to come out in years. The mere fact that the player can leave messages behind for future players to find is a neat touch that fits into the narrative and makes the game stand out from the rest. When all else turns to dust, this would be the game worth preserving for future generations.
This game is a piece of art. All the questions that you encounter within the game just leaves you contemplating until your mind breaks. Easily one of the best plots in any game. The puzzles are challenging and fun as hell. The soundtracks and visuals are downright gorgeous and serene.
This game is the best puzzle 3d game I have played. I mostly like puzzle platform games. This game is great. Makes you think about the challenging puzzles. I didn't really follow the story much. Just went through the levels solving the puzzles. Rewarding to finally have it click and realize what needs to be done to solve the problem in front of you. I managed to pick it up on sale so it was well worth it.
Many are not big fans of the text-based storytelling. I believe that for a game that tackles solipsism and other big philosophical questions it is perfect to express it in this way. The puzzles are incredibly diverse and the game evokes strong emotions from loneliness to fear and even awe. Think portal 2 with a greater story as well as better puzzles and environment.
Excellent puzzle game, showing that a small number of game mechanics is possible to create a wonderful world that would delay a few tens of hours. Separately, it should be noted wonderful optimization on the PC that has become a rarity in our time. I recommend to everyone.
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