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The Talos Principle

Does The Talos Principle leave the critics puzzled?

Puzzle games can be fun, or very, very frustrating – the latter of which I’ve found to be the case many times over the years! PC hit The Talos Principle has finally made its way on to the PlayStation 4 this month – does the world of puzzles put the critics in a world of hurt? Let’s see:

God is a Geek: 85

“If I had to compare Talos to other games, I would say it blends Portal with Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture and adds a dash of The Stanley Parable. The Talos Principle is chock full of content and the Road To Gehenna content is even harder than base game. If you’re a fan of puzzle games and enjoy getting mentally tested, The Talos Principle is for you.”

PSNStores: 100

“I loved how each puzzle seemed to unravel as I discovered different ways to look at the problem. The way perspective would change my approach or how air vents allowed for more vertical solutions. In many cases I solved puzzles in ways that I’m not sure the developer intended. I imagine there are multiple solutions to some puzzles or perhaps there are things placed intentionally to throw the player off. Either way every puzzle, even the easier ones, were really fun to solve and never took more than 5-10 mins. That alone helps with just how brisk a pace the game moves in.”

GamesRadar: 80

“The writing is exquisite: smart but funny with it, and deep enough to keep you intrigued, and hungry for the next batch of lore. Meanwhile, the serene environments and soundtrack put you in the perfect mood for puzzle-solving. This would be a great game to unwind with after a stressful day.”

Brash Games: 80

“While the disconnect between gameplay is prevalent in The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition, it does not detract from the enjoyment of either aspects of the game. While the story may definitely not be for everyone, the gameplay alone makes this worth a look. If you’ve already played through the game on PC, there’s nothing in particular about the PS4 version that makes it worth buying and playing again. However, if this is your first time through, then it certainly is a great way to enjoy the game.”

So it certainly seems that this puzzle-solver is one you should purchase soon, if you haven’t already. The reviews are great, but if you’re still on the fence, take a look at the story trailer below and see if it can push you over the edge…