The Talos Principle
The Talos Principle

The Talos Principle is a first-person puzzle game in the tradition of philosophical science fiction. Made by Croteam and written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (The Sea Will Claim Everything).

About The Talos Principle

Philosophical Puzzler

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?

Epic Player Ratings

Captured from players in the Epic Games ecosystem.


  • 89%
    Critics Recommend
  • 87
    Top Critic Average
  • Mighty
    OpenCritic Rating
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by Leif Johnson
8.3 / 10
“Much like Portal, The Talos Principle makes you feel smart just by playing it, as the bulk of the puzzles hit that sweet spot between too easy and near-impossible.”
PC Gamer
by Chris Thursten
84 / 100
“An adept and satisfying puzzle game with a narrative that requires a bit of player investment to yield its biggest rewards.”
Game Informer
by Ben Reeves
9 / 10
“If you love brainteasers and philosophy, then The Talos Principle is better than a night at the movies”
Reviews provided by OpenCritic


OSWindows 7
OSWindows 7 64-bit
CPUDual-core 2.0 GHz
CPUQuad-core 3.0 GHz
DirectX DirectX 11 class GPU with 1GB VRAM (nVidia GeForce 480 GTX, AMD Radeon HD 5870)
DirectXVersion 9.0c
Storage5 GB available space
Storage8 GB available space
Languages Supported
  • English, French, Italian, German, Spanish (Spain), Russian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
  • Text: Czech
© Croteam 2019