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  • Summary: 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?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?

    The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition brings players all mind-bending puzzles and the deep psychological story told through both the main game and the critically acclaimed expansion The Road to Gehenna.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  1. Dec 30, 2019
    90
    Although I can’t fully pinpoint exactly one thing that made The Talos Principle great, there was something about the game that just felt incredible while playing. It provides such an amazing puzzle-solving experience that’s backed by an overall strong story that I can’t recommend this game enough.
  2. Dec 16, 2019
    90
    Croteam, the creators of The Talos Principle, were previously known primarily for their silly (but fun) Serious Sam titles. The Talos Principle shows a remarkable maturity and depth of scope that's perhaps surprising, but in a very good way. It poses interesting questions, allows the player to progress at their own pace - mostly in a non-linear fashion - and is a hugely satisfying piece of game design. Utterly entrancing and highly recommended.
  3. Nintendo Force Magazine
    May 1, 2020
    80
    The experience is definitely different than most and is worth exploration. [Issue #45 – March/April 2020, p. 25]
  4. Dec 17, 2019
    70
    What it mostly comes down to is whether or not you need this game on-the-go. The Talos Principle is great and absolutely worth it for puzzle fans, but the Switch port doesn't present it in the best light. If you can set aside performance issues, however, this is a wonderful game to play portably.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Feb 17, 2020
    10
    Imprescindible, lo mejor de lo mejor en cuanto a juegos de puzzle en primera persona en Nintendo Switch. Una pena que haya tardado tanto enImprescindible, lo mejor de lo mejor en cuanto a juegos de puzzle en primera persona en Nintendo Switch. Una pena que haya tardado tanto en llegar, pero el port es realmente bueno. Expand
  2. Jan 31, 2022
    9
    Talos principle is a great 3d puzzle game, based on manipulation of few simple objects like blocks and coloured beams. There is an overarchingTalos principle is a great 3d puzzle game, based on manipulation of few simple objects like blocks and coloured beams. There is an overarching plot with kind of religious hints here and there as well as AI future and few other plotlines that you basically have to piece together from text messages and communicating via computer. The puzzles are really good, like it's been years since I've found game challenging but not unfair like this, very few puzzles have any running or platforming components, they are generally solvable by just figuring it out. Closest game I can think of is maybe portal 2. Music is ok in the background, not very memorable but appropriate. The switch port specifically suffers from lot of slowdowns which is a bit annoying since the graphics aren't really that amazing or anything. Expand
  3. Mar 5, 2022
    9
    "Having played many excellent Portal clones throughout the years, including the wonderful Superliminal, I can honestly say that this one is my"Having played many excellent Portal clones throughout the years, including the wonderful Superliminal, I can honestly say that this one is my favourite of the bunch. Even though it can’t take the mantle from the two Portal games, it’s still a tremendous game that puzzle fans should adore. Heck, I’m not even much of a puzzle fan and I absolutely love it! Buy it now, or wishlist it and buy it on a sale. Either way, buy it."

    https://theeliteinstitute.net/2021/07/03/the-talos-principle-deluxe-edition/
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  4. Jul 7, 2021
    0
    I love puzzle games, Zelda, Rime, Brothers, Lara Croft Go,, but this game just wasn't fun to play. After a couple of puzzles it alreadyI love puzzle games, Zelda, Rime, Brothers, Lara Croft Go,, but this game just wasn't fun to play. After a couple of puzzles it already felt repetetive. I normally get the kids to help with puzzles but they were pretty uninterested and after a bit, I just thought I'm not intersted either. How could I expect them to hold interest when I'd lost interest. I got it in the sale and it was a complete waste of money. It was £6, I have bought games for 89p that have been much better. My Brother Rabbit albeit mostly hidden object, still has puzzles and it was way more enjoyably and was about £1.30.

    This is one of those games that just gets raved about for nothing.
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