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Reader reviews for The Talos Principle

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Rating by Nico2021 posted on Jan 15, 2022 | edit | delete

Finished in 28 hours, not including the dlc road to gehenna.

An excellent puzzle game that will have you scratching your head. I had played the game originally back when it came out and decided to replay it because i had good memories of the puzzles. I consider this game a classic by now. If you like puzzle games you should definitely play this one. Puzzles are original, unique and vary from medium difficulty to very hard. There is a very interesting story with many endings that will keep you hooked. There is also a lot of philosophy about human kind and artificial intelligence.

People comparing this with portal make it like this game is inferior but i would say that this is a completely diferent game. Its not like portal is the only good puzzler out there.

My only criticism is that some puzzles are very hard, especially those involving getting the stars and there isnt a real hint system. There is one that gives you 3 advises throught the game but its hard to unlock and the advise was vague and general and didnt find it helpful.

If you havent played it yet and you like puzzles you should get it and enjoy the experience.

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Time Played: Over 20 hours
Difficulty: Hard

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Rating by Trypes posted on Oct 11, 2018 | edit | delete

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Rating by cygma posted on Mar 19, 2016 | edit | delete

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Rating by Khan4 posted on Aug 5, 2015 | edit | delete

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Rating by smulan posted on Jun 22, 2015 | edit | delete

Arcadia and old Egypt Valve style

A lackluster variation on Portals puzzle mechanics. Laser beams, companion cubes and jumping through air but far from the production values of Valve. The puzzles themselves are fairly interesting at times but the environments dull and repetitive and the minimalist story a pretentious and rather thick discussion on artificial intelligence.

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Time Played: Over 20 hours
Difficulty: Hard

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Rating by Antrax posted on May 30, 2015 | edit | delete

Simply superb

Steam says it took me 27 hours to fully complete The Talos Principle. It was time well-spent.

It’s a very well-designed puzzle game, teeming with secrets upon secrets and many challenging optional conundrums. I have some minor nitpicks, but they’re too petty to list and all have to do with either things that could be more challenging, or some overly difficult secrets.

All in all, if you like puzzle games at all and can manage 3D FPS controls, this game is an absolute must.

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Time Played: Over 20 hours

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Rating by charmer posted on Jan 11, 2015 | edit | delete

Philosofical sci-fi puzzler with a surprisingly complex story

The Talos Principle (TTP) stands on the shoulders of giants. Among those being Portal, Myst, and Antichamber. That’s not to say TTP does not bring its own stock of new ideas to the table. Discovery in TTP plays a major role so the less details you know in advance, the better. Enter the world of impeccable visuals, music, and voice acting; the world full of ingenious 2D and 3D puzzles; the world with a mysterious story only revealed to you in glimpses if you care to follow them; the world of thought-provoking philosophical undertones so rare in video games; the world with tons of secrets, extra content, and Easter eggs; and finally, the world when you don’t need guns and weapons to make progress. Even if you are not a completionist, TTP will provide you with around 20 hours of gameplay. The game is extremely polished, well-tested, and rewarding and satisfying to play. I would not expect such a gem coming from the creators of Serious Frikkin’ Sam :-) This is a complete paradigm shift and I’m very glad Croteam took this turn to expand their horizons - and everyone else’s.

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Time Played: Over 20 hours
Difficulty: Just Right

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Rating by zane posted on Dec 16, 2014 | edit | delete

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Rating by joethetimelord posted on Jul 23, 2018 | edit | delete

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Rating by Hristovski posted on Oct 23, 2018 | edit | delete

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