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).
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (116) - 93% of the 116 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (15,696) - 95% of the 15,696 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 11, 2014
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February 22

The Talos Principle Build 418338 is available in open beta!



Hey everyone!

We've got some cool news for you today. As some of you might know, behind the scenes we have been working on updating The Talos Principle to the latest version of our engine. Now, this is not an easy task, but we were adamant to make it happen.

The current Serious Engine is vastly upgraded comparing to the one that was used back when The Talos Principle was released on Steam. There are some huge under-the-hood changes that made their way to this build of the game, but we won't bug you too much with those.

What we will say is that The Talos Principle now defaults to x64 executables, has full support for Vulkan and DX12 (OpenGL and DX9 are no longer supported) and is full of various other optimizations, fixes, and tweaks that will make your gameplay experience better without you knowing why that is. If you don't notice anything has changed — we did a good job, because changes are there. It's magic, trust me.


Mind you, this update is currently available only as an open beta update. To play it please follow the steps below:
— right click on The Talos Principle in your Steam library
— go to properties > betas
— opt-in by picking the "publicbeta" branch in the drop-down menu

After you do this, your game will update, and you're good to go.

Please make sure you backup your progress before playing the updated version, as you won't be able to use the saves from the newer version of the game in the current live build.

Please let us know if you are having any issues running this version of the game and we'll get on it ASAP. You can do so by starting a new thread in the Steam discussion boards.

Much love from Croteam!
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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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