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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: 28 out of 36
  2. Negative: 3 out of 36
  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 6, 2016
    10
    One of my favorite games. Love the puzzles, story, atmosphere. It's very well done. If you enjoyed Portal, this is a must. I don'tOne of my favorite games. Love the puzzles, story, atmosphere. It's very well done. If you enjoyed Portal, this is a must. I don't platinum very many games, but this is one I am working on. Expand
  3. Oct 27, 2015
    10
    Great game. Well generated effective enviroments and a good narrative behind it. The puzzles are challenging and don't normally requireGreat game. Well generated effective enviroments and a good narrative behind it. The puzzles are challenging and don't normally require highly skilled use of the controller once you worked out how to do it. So this should suit a wide variety of users with different skill levels.
    In summary a great game, highly recommended!
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  4. Apr 29, 2019
    9
    A very clever game with top-notch puzzle gameplay and a fantastic presentation and concept. Almost deserves a 10/10, but ultimately it's notA very clever game with top-notch puzzle gameplay and a fantastic presentation and concept. Almost deserves a 10/10, but ultimately it's not super inventive with the gameplay (Braid is an example of super inventive). Expand
  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 10, 2016
    9
    I enjoyed the puzzles, atmosphere, and music. I didn't focus on the story. The graphics was great. The game reminds me of portal and I wouldI enjoyed the puzzles, atmosphere, and music. I didn't focus on the story. The graphics was great. The game reminds me of portal and I would love to see more games like this. Expand
  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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