The Talos Principle is a first / third person puzzle game with a sci-fi setting and philosophical story. Players navigate over 120 3D puzzles to gather sigils, which progress the story and unlock more puzzles. Tools include lasers, drones, doppelganger recorders, and more. The story focuses on what it means to be human, the experiences of consciousness and death, and the remnants of those who came before. Short text documents, QR messages, and audio logs are scattered throughout the game for the player to experience.