The Talos Principle

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"If you're yet to experience one of the most intriguing puzzle games of its generation, then picking it up for your iPhone or iPad is pretty much a no-brainer."
9/10 & Gold Award - Pocket Gamer

"The Talos Principle is an excellent open-world puzzle adventure that is just jaw-dropping beautiful on your iOS device."
9/10 - AppAdvice


As if awakening from a deep sleep, the player finds himself in a strange world of ancient ruins and advanced technology. Tasked by his creator with solving a series of increasingly complex puzzles, he must decide whether to have faith or to ask the difficult questions: Who am I? What is my purpose?

With the innovative tap-and-swipe control system that immediately feels natural, an engaging story and challenging puzzles The Talos Principle is a full-fledged game with over 20 hours of content and entertainment, be it a short challenge for the brain or an entire afternoon filled with exploration and excitement. To round the experience out - the combination of Metal API and the cutting-edge Serious Engine ensures jaw-dropping graphics and amazing performance on iOS devices.

• Enjoy jaw-dropping graphics, harnessing the power of Metal API and Serious Engine
• Use the innovative and intuitive tap-and-swipe control system (or opt for gamepad emulation, available in options)
• 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

The Talos Principle App Description & Overview

The applications The Talos Principle was published in the category Games on 2017-10-11 and was developed by Devolver Digital. The file size is 1.80 GB. The current version is 1.3 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

- fixed occasional issues on some older iOS 9 devices
- improved language detection in localized versions
- performance improvements and other minor enhancements

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The Talos Principle Reviews


More check points  Nazz1949  3 star

It’s a fun game however as you progress the puzzles do get increasingly more difficult. I’m at the end of the floor b and the puzzles are getting very difficult and there are no check points within a level so if you mess up you go all the way back to the beginning of the level the developer should put checkpoints halfway through each level it would make it much more enjoyable to play.


A little bit Myst, a little bit Portal  Lumbergh  4 star

A very enjoyable game! Well paced and designed. I concur with other reviewers that the default control scheme doesn’t work much beyond the first few levels. Virtual joystick works well, except for a maddening bug where the view will suddenly snap to staring at the sky or the ground and turn you around 180°. If the developer fixes that, this will be a five-star game.


Beautiful setting; difficult to control  Ununhubdnh  3 star

I made it level b-7. After numerous failures on a certain puzzle, which causes it to jump back to checkpoint, making you repeat mundane steps, I gave up and deleted the app. I buy games to be entertained, not frustrated. There are better puzzle games out there that are just as engaging and visually appealing.


Talos Principle won’t download  Straussmonkey  1 star

I have read other reviews and I understand that it is not your fault but wouldn’t it be a great idea to maybe be proactive and work with the App Store to get this fixed? Just asking. I gave you money but have nothing to show for it. I am understandably upset. Thanks for listening.


Good  panda1306  4 star

Thank you will give it a try 😬


Not a puzzle game  Sissy2017!  1 star

The game description is misleading. This is not a puzzle game. I hate these kind of games and wasted $4.99 on what I thought was going to be puzzles. I have yet to see one. Somebody else might enjoy this game. The graphics are great, but it’s boring as hell. I wish I had never paid for this. That’s the problem with these games. It would have been better to offer a free version with in-app purchase to full version. I wish I could get my mom new back. I will never pay this.


Love the game, but...  Midnight3831  4 star

The graphics are beautiful, I personally own an Iphone 5, and its nice to see some beautiful graphics and well developed game on such a small device, but for some reason, it is not allowing me to download it on my IPad mini. Is this an error, or is there a different process for downloading it, or is it not available for it yet? Just curious.


Awful game, untrustworthy developer  reedsg  1 star

I wrote a review previously, highlighting my immense disappointment with this game. It is presented As a puzzle game, yet is little more than a short sighted point and drop waste of money. My review was not posted, nor was my complaint dealt with. This is my biggest problem with mobile games. Truly awful.

Ian's Nana

Finally!  Ian's Nana  5 star

This has been a game that I have been wanting to play since it came out, but because my pc wasn't powerful enough I just couldn't do it. I have to congratulate you for even taking on this task and I hope for many great apps in the future.

NYC User

Love the game. Frustrating controls  NYC User  4 star

I’m probably more than halfway through and so far have moved the game. Great storyline. Pretty impressive graphics on my iPad Pro 10.5, great puzzles. Biggest gripe is with both modes of control. In puzzles that rely on precise and quick movements while being able to see around you, tap and swipe fails miserably. And the virtual joystick has no way to enable running that I can tell. Maybe I’m missing something. This is the first time I’ve felt I needed an MFI controller on an iPad. I think it may be the only way to really enjoy the game.


Suggestion  Oooooopppoooooooo  5 star

This is just a suggestion but in the future could you add a control stick type of input. I feel like that would be easier and faster to use. Thanks


Will not download on IPad Air  Supawitchming  4 star

After multiple attempts at downloading, I have given up. Plenty of space, latest iOS,connections good, half an hour later it’s past the 50% mark and just stops? Frustrating +++. I did eventually manage to download onto my IPhone 6s but I really wanted to play it on my IPad. Pretty disappointing.*****UPDATED REVIEW******** After clearing a few more apps I finally got it to install with 4.2G of room. Very pretty game,taking a bit of getting used to controls but really enjoying it.


Amazing puzzle game  Carcass222  5 star

It takes a small while to understand and get into but once overcome, the controls and challenging nature of the puzzles is amazing. Whilst the “piece” puzzles are reasonably logical and can be worked through, I challenge you to decipher and find the much more complex “star” puzzles and that is assuming you even realise that there is a star to be found... There are some that are so deviously hidden that I do not know how they were ever deciphered (I must admit to using a cheat for the diabolical one on level A) 20 hours of play does not do this game justice. The multitude of levels and number of puzzles is extraordinary for the cost of the game. If anyone can work through this whole game and solve all puzzles in 200 hours then they are a genius


Awkward controls, pixelated graphics  s_mcleod  2 star

Expected a bit more for the $8


Cool puzzles but heavy on battery  camaljar  3 star

The game and puzzles are interesting and challenging so far and the backstory is intriguing. Battery drain is an issue.


iPad Pro 10.5  Zaaron26  5 star

So cool


Visually stunning and intellectually challenging  Talos1963  3 star

I’ve been watching this game on Steam for sometime and considering purchasing. As it released to iOS this week at a very reasonable price, I dove in. Graphics and sound are delightfully immersive. Some visual elements are recycled frequently, but overall the game looks great. The puzzles seem to well set as difficulty goes. Challenging without being interminably frustrating. The story, revealed in pieces through computer terminals scattered through the levels, is intriguing and keeps me wanting more. The touch controls tend to be a bit sensitive, but I suspect with some tweaking, that could be cured. My only real gripe is that there is no way to enter the QR codes from the ‘Sigils of Elohim’ companion game. These seem to be for the Steam version only. A bit silly as both games game are now playable on iOS. That needs to be rectified.


Thumbs up with reservations  Foodylefayak  4 star

Great game however I cannot play it for more than 5 min. due to iPad running hot. Running iOS 11.0.2 not sure if it’s the game or the iOS upgrade.


Great...  r10k  5 star

I have Talos on the PC, but never got around to finishing it. This is the full experience on the iPad and it’s great! Edit: not sure what the other reviewer is taking about- after the last update it looks better and runs better on my 9.7.


Fantastic.  Walksky32  5 star

Great concept, great backstory, and great graphics. For the 'thinking gamer', but also fun. Just get it. 5/5


Bummer!  Milddavis  3 star

Bought this yesterday and had a smash time playing for the first few hours. Then in about the 8th or 9th mission the screen goes black and I have to close and restart. Anybody who has played some of these tricky levels knows how annoying that is. My phone is new and my iOS is updated. Really hoping they identify the bug and get it fixed or I just spent $5 for a broken game. Bummer!


Good game, but my iPad Pro overheats after just minutes  Fsutvicnic  2 star

I was really enjoying this game, but then I got a message on my iPad Pro that it had to shut down due to excessive heat. I took off the back cover and, when I played it again, noticed how quickly it heated up. Not going to risk damaging my iPad with this game.

Bob the gameplayer

Broken  Bob the gameplayer  1 star

This game is *literally* unplayable if you set your Hint options set to None. There is no way to use items unless the Hints are set to “Only Use”. Doesn’t seem right to me.


Download error  SergioMM18  4 star

I have purchased this item but it just won’t install. I’ve tried to download it about 25 times or more but it just won’t install, and I have much more than enough space for this game.


Please give us better textures  alehb7  3 star

I played this game on PS4 and the game is great. My problem is mostly with the iOS version. I think there should be an option for better textures on iPad Pro, because though it isn’t a problem on my iPhone 7, it is on my 10.5” iPad Pro. The floor is too blurry, and I’m sure the new iPad Pro is pretty capable of better textures considering those 4gb of ram.


Wish I continue a game I started on iPhone to my iPad  InstaJefff  5 star

Wish I continue a game I started on iPhone to my iPad. Maybe you can add a login. Or save progress on iCloud.

Trevor Ferrando

NOOO I ACCIDENTALLY BOUGHT IT  Trevor Ferrando  3 star

NOOOOO THIS BETTER BE GOOD, how do I give the game back, I don’t want to waste money


Holy horrible controls!  MSC1121  3 star

The controls make this game fairly maddening for me. The touch controls are a mess. Especially when the objective in time critical. The d-pad control scheme doesn’t work so well. I would only recommend downloading this version of the game if you have a controller that is compatible with you iPhone or iPad. Otherwise the game and its premise are incredible.


Crashes on my iPad mini  Mrbenniebeans  1 star

Looks great for a few minutes until graphics crash out on my iPad mini. Game doesn’t crash completely but graphics go black and I can only see the control dashboard and feet icon for jumping. Don’t buy it unless you have a newer device. I’m bummed. Looks like it would be fun but I can’t play and I’m out $5 for nothing. Check your hardware before you buy.


Good, but no sound  987654321000  4 star

Sound isn’t working. iPad Pro, iOS 11

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