The Talos Principle is a first-person puzzle game in the tradition of philosophical science fiction. Made by Croteam and written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (The Sea Will Claim Everything).
User reviews:
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Very Positive (275 reviews) - 94% of the 275 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (11,395 reviews) - 95% of the 11,395 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 11, 2014

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April 14

The Talos Principle - Update 300763

Build 300763 for The Talos Principle is released.

Here are the changes:

Bug fixes:
- Fixed an issue with wrong refresh rate being set in fullscreen mode on Vulkan and OpenGL APIs on Windows.

Improvements:
- Improved auto-detection of GPU quality.
- Fixed popping artifacts due to occlusion queries on Vulkan API.
- General stability and performance improvements on Vulkan API.

If you experience serious issues, you may switch to "previousversion" branch.
Here's how:
- locate the game in the Steam's "Library" panel
- right click and invoke "Properties"
- select the "Betas" tab
- choose "previousversion"

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April 11

Gold Edition now available, DLCs are 75% off!



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Reviews

“The Talos Principle is going to be something very, very special for you.”
9.5/10 – Jim Sterling (Jimquisition)

“The Talos Principle is an absolute joy to play.”
9/10 – Gamespot

“One of the best games of the year.”
4.5/5 – PCWorld

About This Game



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?

Features:

  • Overcome more than 120 immersive puzzles in a stunning world.
  • Divert drones, manipulate laser beams and even replicate time to prove your worth - or to find a way out.
  • Explore a story about humanity, technology and civilization. Uncover clues, devise theories, and make up your own mind.
  • Choose your own path through the game's non-linear world, solving puzzles your way.
  • But remember: choices have consequences and somebody's always watching you.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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.
    Recommended:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX version Lion 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GT 9600M/320M 512MB VRAM, AMD Radeon HD 4670 512MB VRAM (Intel integrated GPUs are not supported!)
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: OSX 10.5.8 and 10.6.3 can run the legacy version of the game, but it is no longer being updated.
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX version Lion 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Quad Code 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 480 GTX 1GB VRAM, AMD Radeon HD 5870 1GB VRAM (Intel integrated GPUs are not supported!)
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Dual-core 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT 512MB VRAM, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 512MB VRAM
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL: 2.1 or higher; Ubuntu 12.04 can run the legacy version of the game, but it is no longer being updated.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Quad-core 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 480 GTX 1GB VRAM, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5870 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL: 2.1 or higher
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