VGChartz's Lee Mehr: "2023 was a stupid year for smart puzzle games. While 2022's final voting round presented more options, thus implying a wider net of favorite puzzle games from the community, I'd argue those didn't consistently reach the sheer quality seen in 2023. That's not to take away from those finalists' superlative achievements either; hell, making engaging brainteasers is hard enough on its own. But it really says something when even some choices that didn't make this list could still go on to be considered "classics" in due time. So, it says something impressive about the final four that did."
A philosophy-laden puzzler, The Talos Principle 2 is an exceptionally accessible example of the genre and essential for fans.
TheGamer spoke with Jonas and Verena Kyratzes, writers of The Talos Principle 2, about their recent game and the state of the sci-fi genre.