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The Talos Principle VR PC

Special version of 2014 first-person puzzle game that consists of the base title and the official expansion named Road to Gehenna. It has been developed for virtual reality sets, resulting in different controls.

Logic | FPP | science fiction | Oculus Rift | HTC Vive | virtual reality

PC / Windows
The Talos Principle VR cover

developer: Croteam

publisher: Devolver Digital

Official website

Game mode: single player

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

17October2017

The Talos Principle VR is a†title of Croteam studio (known from popular Serious Sam series) and a†special version of The Talos Principle, a†2004ís puzzle game. It has been released for PC and requires virtual reality headset along with dedicated motion controllers.

Plot

The Talos Principle VR consists of both base version of The Talos Principle and an official expansion named Road to Gehenna. The game tells story of a†protagonists awakening in unfamiliar world, where ancient ruins are mixed with futuristic technology. Soon he is contacted by Elohim, a†voice from the heaven belonging to a self-proclaimed god. He informs the character of many challenges (namely puzzles) that await him in three words that surround a†mysterious tower. The hero has no choice, but to use their brain and solve every puzzle.

Game mechanics

PCís version of Talos Principle VR uses first-person perspective (FPP). Players must solve over one hundred and twenty diverse puzzles located in several locations. Some might be about moving Tetris-like blocks, while others might include air blasts created by huge windmills, recording and playing characterís moves, controlling drones or reflecting laser beams off mirrors. Most puzzles require certain tools (like a†prism for said laser), unlocked with seals that can be collected throughout the game.

The plot plays a very important role as well, with hints being hidden in Elohimís enigmatic language, and notes and messages scattered throughout the game. Philosophical debates with artificial intelligence calling itself Milton, during which the game confirms playerís beliefs also shed a different light on the whole story.

With the addition of virtual reality, the developers had to prepare a new control scheme. Players turn their head to look around and move smoothly with teleportation system. Hand movements are responsible for interacting with surroundings, thanks to motion controllers.

Technical aspects

Three-dimensional visuals of Talos Principle VR are taken from the original game. As a†result, it offers high quality graphics, especially when compared to other virtual reality titles.


Game score 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 30 players' votes.  

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i7-4590 3.7 GHz
  • 6 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970/Radeon R9 290 or better
  • 6 GB HDD
  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-6800 3.4 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 1070/Radeon R9 Fury or better
  • 6 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
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