The Talos Principle last edited by Nes on 09/01/18 09:38PM View full history

Overview

The Talos Principle takes place across a series of environments which resemble the buildings of ancient civilisations but peppered with modern technological elements such as PCs and QR codes. Within these spaces the player takes control of a robot, instructed by a god-like figure to complete the puzzles available to them. Common gameplay elements include "Jammers", devices which can be used to disable enemies or open doorways, and "Connectors", devices which can be used to create rudimentary circuits. Using these and other tools, players must collect the "Sigils" hidden in each stage. When all of a certain class of Sigil are collected, the player must connect them together in a Tetris-like grid puzzle to unlock new areas or items. Throughout levels, players can also find messages left across the walls by what seem to be older participants in the puzzles. They can also periodically access a computer system which contains cryptic texts, messages from the developers of a computer program, and a simple AI. The AI often challenges the philosophical beliefs of the player, using rationalist and Socratic lines of thought.

DLC content, titled Road to Gehenna, was released 23 July, 2015. The DLC is available on Steam for 14.99USD and features support for Steam Cloud, Steam achievements, full-controller, and Steam Workshop.

System Requirements

PC

Minimum

  • OS: Windows XP 32-bit (with service pack 2 or 3)
  • Processor: Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 7800/7900/8600 series, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 or 1800/X1900 series
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX9.0c Compatible Sound Card

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad-core from Intel (i5/i7-series) or AMD (Phenom II) at 3.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 480/580 GTX, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5870/6970
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX9.0c Compatible Sound Card

Mac

Minimum

  • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GT 120/9600M/320M, or ATI (AMD) Radeon HD 4670. Intel integrated GPUs are not supported.
  • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space

Recommended

  • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
  • Processor: Intel i3/i5 Quad Code 2.7+ GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8800/9800/260, or ATI (AMD) Radeon HD 4870
  • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space

Linux

Minimum

  • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04
  • Processor: Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11)
  • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
  • Additional Notes: OpenGL: 2.1

Recommended

  • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04
  • Processor: Quad-core from Intel (i5-series) or AMD (Phenom II) at 3.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 280/460 GTX, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 4870/5770 (Graphic drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11)
  • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
  • Additional Notes: OpenGL: 2.1
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