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

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?

Key Features

  • Overcome more than 120 immersive puzzles in a stunning world.
  • Divert drones, manipulate laser beams, 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.

Epic Player Ratings

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The Talos Principle Ratings & Reviews

  • 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
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The Talos Principle System Requirements



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
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