The Talos Principle Review
Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.
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.
Players: This is a single player game.
The Talos Principle
The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. There are several extra pieces of downloadable content for the PC and Mac versions, which can all be bought separately, or in a bundle called the Deluxe Edition, which costs £55. The full list is as follows:
- The Talos Principle Soundtrack (£4).
- The Talos Principle Bonus Content (£4), which includes behind the scenes footage and a list of writing found in the game.
- The Talos Principle- Prototype (£4), which includes prototype levels.
- The Talos Principle: Road To Gehenna (£11), Which is a continuation of the main story.
- The Talos Principle- Serious (£2), which replaces the dialogue with humorous dialogue voiced by John J. Dick, as well as a new character model for use in the game.
Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence
Rated ESRB TEEN for Mild Language, Mild Violence and Mild Sexual Themes. Robotic drones can be destroyed, resulting in mild explosions; realistic gunfire is heard as turrets fire at players. The text occasionally references suggestive material (e.g., "you make love like a rocket launcher”; "'...our porn too I guess"; “Autoeroticism”; “Prisons are built with stones of law, brothels with bricks of religion.”). The word “a*s” also appears in text.
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