The Talos Principle (2014) is a narrative driven puzzle game, praised for its cerebral and philosophical nature, where you play an android with a human conscience. You explore environments to complete complex brain-teasing puzzles to collect "sigils".
You navigating the terrain, which is a blend of the ancient and the far-future, and evade deadly traps. Collecting the sigils allows you to assemble jigsaw-like puzzles which allows you to progress to the next area. In addition, you can find computer terminals and other information sources which can give you clues and add to the lore of the world.
Initially, a mysterious voice called Elohim tasks you to explore the world, but warns you not to climb the central tower. You discover that you are in a simulation and that humanity was wiped out by a deadly virus unleashed onto the world when global warming melted the permafrost. Your world is a testing ground for AI that will make a new species to carry on humanity's legacy. In this way the game explores the concept of human responsibility and free will, allowing you to choose the way the game ends.
Our examiner, Ben Kendall
, first checked The Talos Principle 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson
and updated 4 weeks ago.