The Talos Principle for PC
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The Talos Principle

Dec 11, 2014
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Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Croteam
Content Rating: Teen


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?

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad-core 3.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 11 class GPU with 1GB VRAM (nVidia GeForce 480 GTX, AMD Radeon HD 5870)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX9.0c Compatible Sound Card


  • OS: Windows Vista 32-bit
  • Processor: Dual-core 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 10 class GPU with 512MB VRAM (nVidia GeForce 8600 series, AMD Radeon HD 3600 series, Intel HD 4000 series)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX9.0c Compatible Sound Card
  • Additional Notes: Windows XP 32-bit (with service pack 3) can run the legacy version of the game, but it is no longer being updated.

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Critic Reviews

31 Reviews
Heather NewmanDec 08, 2014
You’ve got to be in the mood for Talos. It’s demanding of your time and attention, especially if you’re the type that wants to finish most things you start. And you’ve got to have a love affair with words. But if that describes you … this game can be magical. The result is a little melancholy, a little melodramatic, but one of the better puzzle game presentations I’ve ever played.
Ian HinckDec 19, 2014
The Talos Principle is a lofty and intellectual game, requiring dedication and attention to see it through to its fullest rewards. A person could play through just doing the puzzles, skipping the many logs and audio recordings, and enjoy the game well enough. But the weight that comes from understanding the narrative is more than worth the effort. Games that are this thought provoking and enjoyable are rare. Rarer still are those that imbue this level of pride and honor upon completion.
James CunninghamDec 08, 2014
The large, beautiful worlds of The Talos Principle are filled with lovely ruins and pretty weather effects, making the time you’ll spend ramming your head against its stone walls and locked energy-doors a pleasantly relaxing experience despite its many periods of momentary frustration. ...The Talos Principle expects you to be smart and knows you’ve got the brain to figure it out, and the reward for it being right is the a sense of satisfaction at solving something properly tricky.

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