You can play the much-awaited sequel to the underground indie hit The Talos Principle in just a month's time. The Talos Principle 2 is coming out for PC (via Steam and Epic Games), the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on November 2, and you can get the sci-fi puzzler with a 10 percent discount if you pre-order it before its launch date. If you haven't played the original game yet, you can also get it with its Road to Gehenna DLC from Steam at 90 percent off until October 3.
In The Talos Principle 2, humankind is already extinct, and robots made in our image capable of thoughts and emotions have already taken our place in the world. The machines explore a mysterious megastructure in the story, and as the player, you'd have to solve complex laser riddles to move forward while engaging with in-game dialogue about consciousness, love and the future of our species.
We described the game as "warm, welcoming and slow," when we previewed it a few days ago. Unlike most other sci-fi games and media, The Talos Principle 2 offers an optimistic story, perhaps more thought-provoking than heart-racing, which you may enjoy if you feel like you need a break from the challenges of the real world.
While it's good to know that the game is coming out this year, its publisher, Devolver, also recently pushed back several other titles' release to 2024. Skate Story, a stylized skateboarding game set in its version of the underworld with a demon made of glass as the main character, is one of those games. The Plucky Squire, Stick it to the Stickman, Anger Foot and Pepper Grinder had also been delayed and are now scheduled to become available next year.