- Format: Android, PC, PlayStation 4
- Release date: 2014
Another prime example of how to combine narrative and puzzles, The Talos Principle is one of the more cerebral games out there. It’s a thinking person’s game, one for the players who want to have their play with a heaping helping of philosophy.
In terms of basic gameplay, you navigate mazes to collect sigils. These sigils unlock the different areas you, as a sentient android, explore at the behest of a mysterious character named Elohim, who has set you on a journey to enlightenment. The paths become increasingly treacherous, with drones and turrets out to end your trip. You might be adjusting light refractions or using jammers in different sections. The Talos Principle manages to blend the high-tech with the natural, the confusing and the thoughtful into one compelling and unforgettable package.