The Talos Principle is a first person puzzle video game. The Talos Principle is a narrative-device puzzle game, played from a first-person perspective. The player takes the role of a robot with a seemingly human consciousness as they explore a number of environments that include over 120 puzzles. These environments interlock greenery and stone of ruins with futuristic technology.The puzzles require the player to locate tetromino-shaped "sigils" by navigating mazes and overcoming obstacles within them.
The unnamed protagonist - a robotic android - gains consciousness in a serene environment. A disembodied voice, identifying itself as Elohim, informs the robot that it has created several worlds that it should explore and collect the sigils hidden within various puzzles as part of a path to enlightenment.