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The Talos Principle

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The Talos Principle is awakening from a deep sleep, you find yourself in a strange, contradictory world of ancient ruins and advanced technology.
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About The Talos Principle

About this game

Developed by Croteam and published by Developer Digital and Croteam.

In The Talos Principle, you'll wake up to a clashing world: around you, there are ancient ruins and advanced technology. Your creator has tasked you with solving a series of increasingly complex and challenging puzzles, and you have two options: you either have faith in the process or you question — who are you and what is your purpose?

A True Challenge

In The Talos Principle, you'll have a whopping 120 challenging puzzles to tackle! All the while experiencing the stunning world around you, specked by bits of ancient ruins.

Use the Tech

You'll have some technology at your disposal — divert drones, manipulate laser beams, and even mess around with time to finish the puzzles... or find a way out of it all.

Uncover the Story

There is a deep story between what's left of the ruins and the technology — a story of what was once this civilisation! Uncover the clues, theorise, and find out what happened in these lands!

Your Choice

The Talos Principle is non-linear, meaning you are in control of where you go and what puzzles you choose to solve! Just remember: there's always somebody watching, and your choices will have consequences.

Steam Deck

The Talos Principle is playable on the Steam Deck, so go ahead and take your puzzle-solving with you everywhere! 

Game Details

Release Date:
December 11, 2014
Developer:
Croteam
Publishers:
Devolver Digital
Croteam
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genres:
Puzzle
Adventure
Themes:
Sci-fi
Difficult

Mystery
Play Style:
First-Person
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Workshop

Steam Cloud

Includes level editor

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Dual-core 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 11 class GPU with 1GB VRAM (nVidia GeForce 480 GTX, AMD Radeon HD 5870)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad-core 3.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Fury or NVIDIA GTX 1070
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: OSX version Lion 10.7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GT 9600M/320M 512MB VRAM, AMD Radeon HD 4670 512MB VRAM (Intel integrated GPUs are not supported!)
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: OSX 10.5.8 and 10.6.3 can run the legacy version of the game, but it is no longer being updated.

Recommended:

  • OS: OSX version Lion 10.7
  • Processor: Intel Quad Code 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 480 GTX 1GB VRAM, AMD Radeon HD 5870 1GB VRAM (Intel integrated GPUs are not supported!)
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
  • Processor: Dual-core 2.2 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT 512MB VRAM, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 512MB VRAM
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
  • Processor: Quad-core 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 480 GTX 1GB VRAM, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5870 1GB VRAM
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

Critic Reviews

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Destructoid

80 / 100
"The Talos Principle has some important things to say, but more thoughtfully, it wants the player to have important things to say as well. Even those who do not bother to think...

GamesBeat

90 / 100
"You’ve got to be in the mood for Talos. It’s demanding of your time and attention, especially if you’re the type that wants to finish most things you start. And you’ve got to...

IGN Italia

92 / 100
"The Talos Principle is a masterfully executed first person puzzler, with a thought provoking narrative that delves with class into profound philosophical questions. Once you...
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The Talos Principle Statistics

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0.49% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

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Simple
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Easy
1.09%
Just Right
28.1%
Tough
66.79%
Unforgiving
4.01%
Don't Ragequit! 66.79%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
6.1%
Played It
10.98%
Halfway
13.11%
Beat It
42.38%
Conquered It
27.44%
Completionist! 27.44%  of players have Conquered It

The Talos Principle User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 4 ratings
75% of users would recommend this.
5.0

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One of the verygreat narrative puzzler on par with the portals

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One of the very narrative puzzler, on par with the portals. Special mention to road to geneha , everything a dlc should be
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you ready for a challenge? 28% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 71% of GameFAQs users said The Talos Principle is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, The Talos Principle is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Dual-core 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 11 class GPU with 1GB VRAM (nVidia GeForce 480 GTX, AMD Radeon HD 5870)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad-core 3.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Fury or NVIDIA GTX 1070
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
Minimum:
  • OS: OSX version Lion 10.7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GT 9600M/320M 512MB VRAM, AMD Radeon HD 4670 512MB VRAM (Intel integrated GPUs are not supported!)
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: OSX 10.5.8 and 10.6.3 can run the legacy version of the game, but it is no longer being updated.
Recommended:
  • OS: OSX version Lion 10.7
  • Processor: Intel Quad Code 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 480 GTX 1GB VRAM, AMD Radeon HD 5870 1GB VRAM (Intel integrated GPUs are not supported!)
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 25 hours. 97% of users played The Talos Principle for over 12 hours.
Yes, The Talos Principle has broad critical consensus. 95% of critics on Metacritic recommend The Talos Principle. The Metascore is 85 out of 100.
The Talos Principle was released on December 11, 2014
Yes, The Talos Principle supports MacOS.
Yes, The Talos Principle supports Linux.
The Talos Principle is published by Devolver Digital and Croteam
The Talos Principle was developed by Croteam
Fanatical users tagged The Talos Principle as Sci-fi, Difficult, and Mystery
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Talos Principle as Puzzle
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Talos Principle as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Talos Principle as Sci-fi

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