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  • Summary: In The Talos Principle, players assume the role of a sentient artificial intelligence placed within a simulation of humanity?s greatest ruins and linked together through an arcane cathedral. Players are tasked with solving a series of increasingly complex puzzles woven into a metaphysicalIn The Talos Principle, players assume the role of a sentient artificial intelligence placed within a simulation of humanity?s greatest ruins and linked together through an arcane cathedral. Players are tasked with solving a series of increasingly complex puzzles woven into a metaphysical parable about intelligence and meaning in an inevitably doomed world. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 31
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 31
  3. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Oct 22, 2015
    100
    Even with high expectations going in The Talos Principle still blew me away. Through excellent puzzle design and a thought provoking narrative this easily stands among some of my favorites games this year.
  2. Oct 22, 2015
    95
    The Talos Principle is an essential game that every video game lover needs to add to their collection. Intrusive puzzles, a mysterious story and some philosophical questions about consciousness and being a human.
  3. Oct 6, 2015
    90
    The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition is a fantastic package of two great first-person puzzlers.
  4. Oct 7, 2015
    90
    There are a few performance issues here on console but that aside Talos Principal is an excellent puzzle based game that keeps players engaged and perplexed, a winning combination all around in my book.
  5. Nov 11, 2015
    90
    If you're in the market for a fulfilling, well-paced puzzler on the PS4, look no further than this one.
  6. Oct 19, 2015
    84
    Few philosophers have told their theories as well as this game. The Talos Principle is a challenge to your mind but also it’s a challenge to your thinking. In PS4 it has some framerate issues or popping, but it gets to be as magical as the original title a year ago.
  7. Oct 7, 2015
    80
    The Talos Principle is a fun puzzle game that also makes some strong philosophical points. The puzzles can sometimes be frustrating and the heavy amount of text to read in the files can bog down the pace, but it’s still a memorable adventure that players will undoubtedly want to discuss and dissect with their friends.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Oct 16, 2015
    10
    One of the best games I've ever played. Unfortunately, everything is a spoiler, so I'm going to skip the awesome story, music and atmosphereOne of the best games I've ever played. Unfortunately, everything is a spoiler, so I'm going to skip the awesome story, music and atmosphere and will concentrate on the technical state of the game on the PS4. I've played both PC and PS4 version of the game for more than 100 hours. The good news is - the PS4 version is on par with details and resolution with the PC version, it also has a decent amount of AA and not the most terrible FOV as well. The bad news - the PS4's framerate needs improvement badly.
    I hope this get addressed. Other than that - I have no issues whatsoever.
    In summary, I'd like to say something which is more likely directed towards the developers instead of the game, but since I consider it very important in this day and age, I'd like to point it out. The game and the expansion are now sold for less than $50. Very good price for the content IMO. And lastly, the game was NOT available for preorder which is a huge point earned in my eyes by Croteam. It revived that long forgotten sense than not everything is about the money.
    Keep up the great work!
    Strongly recommended!
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  2. Feb 19, 2016
    10
    God I honestly don't know what to say about this game, all I can say is its one of my favourite games of all time and is truly worth a 10. TheGod I honestly don't know what to say about this game, all I can say is its one of my favourite games of all time and is truly worth a 10. The puzzles as well as the story and philosohpy involved are all very intriguing and it is a wonderful experience. Would HIGHLY recommend. Expand
  3. Nov 5, 2015
    10
    Juego de puzzles con muy buen acabado, engancha desde el principio excelente ambientacion, graficos, opciones, narrativa, musica,Juego de puzzles con muy buen acabado, engancha desde el principio excelente ambientacion, graficos, opciones, narrativa, musica, traducido...en fin muy recomendable, para mi lo mejor de su genero en ps4 Expand
  4. Jul 30, 2016
    9
    Do you have some time? Are you a bit bend towards the philsophical in the first place? And do you like games and/or fables?

    If you have two
    Do you have some time? Are you a bit bend towards the philsophical in the first place? And do you like games and/or fables?

    If you have two of the three, then pick this up. If you have three of the three, you're already behind the curve. (As I was). There is still time to catch up hah.

    Long I wait. Looking for the thought-provoking bits...

    Here is one. You don't play this, you experience it. But only if you have eyes to see and ears to hear.
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  5. Oct 13, 2015
    9
    The game has really great gameplay, great graphics and a interesting Story. But I noticed some performance issues which hopefully will beThe game has really great gameplay, great graphics and a interesting Story. But I noticed some performance issues which hopefully will be fixed. Also the DLC is included which is nice. Expand
  6. Oct 11, 2017
    7
    The Talos Principle is a story driven first person puzzle game that tasks the player with completing a series of challenges in order toThe Talos Principle is a story driven first person puzzle game that tasks the player with completing a series of challenges in order to collect the puzzle pieces required to progress through the game.

    The puzzles themselves, obviously the most important element in this genre, are (with a couple of exceptions) more logical than many other similar titles I’ve played but by about the half-way point virtually all the new elements had been introduced and they started to become a little repetitive. Fortunately the central story, which I won’t spoil here, is interesting and told in a non-intrusive way that allows the player to delve as into it as much or as little as they want and this helped keep me playing to the end when I might have otherwise given up.

    The Talos principle is certainly no Portal beater but if you’re a fan of the puzzle genre this is well worth checking out.
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  7. SH1
    May 2, 2016
    3
    There does not seem to be any real storyline and the puzzles are repetitive. I lost interest after a few hours. If they had more story (likeThere does not seem to be any real storyline and the puzzles are repetitive. I lost interest after a few hours. If they had more story (like the Portal games) I would have given a higher rating. Also: I would have preferred story with some animation and sound, rather than reading everything. Expand

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