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.
In spite of being a sucker for FPS shooters somehow I never cared about the Serious Sam franchise, so I didn't follow Croteam's projects. When I learned about this game I was quite surprised to see that they made such a big change from fast-paced adrenaline-pumping shooters to a bit more chilled and thought-provoking theme and genre. The puzzles are well designed, satisfying to solve, I often had this "aha!" moment finally finding the solution; the lore is interesting, you can have philosophical discussons about life and creation on the terminals; the soundtrack creates a wonderful atmosphere to immerse in. If you like puzzle games I absolutely recommend this one, because for me this is game of the year material. Congratulations Croteam!
When the Portal was simply a series of interconnected rooms with logical puzzles, it always felt the producers were guiding you without asking the player to think too much. The Talos Principle looks like boxes in boxes packed in an even bigger box. The whole experience is dressed in a great graphics and music, although the game can be a bit boring after a while. Besides puzzles, we get a philosophical sphere, which raises difficult questions and gives us doubts about our beliefs about existence, death and humanity. Overall, very interesting title.
Buy this game. This is one of the most interesting and entertaining puzzle/adventure games I've ever played. It got everything: interesting mechanics and puzzles, engaging story with multiple (and meaningful) endings, tons of secrets and easter eggs. I just couldn't play other games until I fully beat it. You can even indirectly interact with your Steam friends in singleplayer! This game has a lot to say to you, it's surprisingly full of philosophical themes that forced me to question my own reality. I got seriously scared when the game managed to . The only real downside is the lack of replay value (except for achievement hunters). I recommend The Talos Principle game to all fans of Puzzles and even Adventures. You won't regret it, the game is well worth its money.
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.
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