The Talos Principle - You will lost in solving puzzles

Pros & Cons of The Talos Principle

  • Many hours walker puzzle
  • Music can be annoying in the game

The Talos Principle is a puzzle video game developed by Croteam and published by Devolver Digital.

The game has received numerous praise for its narrative and references to various philosophical ideas (the name Talos actually comes from Greek mythology). It’s considered to be one of the best puzzle games of all time. It’s available on Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, PlayStation 4, iOS, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch platforms. 

The Talos Principle can be played from a first- or third-person perspective. Once in the game, you’ll find yourself playing as a nameless robot, guided by a being called Elohim. The player has to explore the world divided into several sections. Each section has a number of doors that lead to puzzles itself. Some of the doors, allowing the player to progress through the game, can only be opened after all the required keys\sigils are collected and assembled in the right order. The sigils can be collected by solving the puzzles. In each puzzle, you'll be challenged with picking up a Tetris-shaped floating piece, protected by guns, sensor orbs, gates, etc. 

The player is provided with a tool kit, which is quite useful for solving the puzzles. The further you progress, the more tools become available. Once you’ve obtained a few of them, cracking some of the puzzles might be an easy task. However, the game’s not only about puzzles - it’s narrative attracts a lot of attention too. You’ll be given clues and asked to develop your own judgment of Elohim, who claims to be the creator of the world in front of players’ eyes. Whatever decision you come to, will eventually affect the game’s outcome. 

The Talos Principle gained its success thanks to its’ the well-thought premise, puzzles quality as well as visuals. It will definitely make your brain buds feel ticklish for a while, but the feeling of being able to solve the game’s puzzles will be extremely rewarding. If you’ve ever played Portal, you’ll probably enjoy The Talos Principle too. Give it a try!