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The Talos Principle is a first-person puzzle game. It has a storyline of philosophical science fiction.

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Ending - Missing QR-codes of AI's

I've tried to make a title without spoilers, but my real question is: what happens to the other AIs in the ending? In the final level we saw the ending of Shepperd and Samsara, but what about D0G and ...
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QR codes visible in “The Talos Principle” that shouldn't be

Apparently you're supposed to be able to "leave your mark" for anybody in your steam friends list, which they can then read. Having just joined, I have yet to add anybody. Yet, somehow, I'm seeing QR ...
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What are the phrases that I can paint?

What is the full list of phrases, which I can paint with the Paint Can in The Talos Principle?
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Are Sigils of Elohim “relic” codes tied to a Steam account?

Sigils of Elohim is a game released as promotional material for The Talos Principle. By solving enough puzzles you get a "relic" reward for the game. I have no interest in playing through SoE. Can the ...
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Is there a reward if I find all stars in The Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna?

Same as before with the original game: is there a reward if I find all of them? Does it make a difference?
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Is there a reward if I find all stars in The Talos Principle?

I've noticed that each world has a number of stars (secrets). I was wondering whether there is a reward if I find all of them?
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Talos Principle - Road to Gehenna, how to convince the admin?

In Talos Principle - Road to Gehenna, I managed to free the admin, but when I ask him to sacrifice himself to upload me, he just declines. How do I convince him to upload me to get the last ending?
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Are the stars in map A obtainable during your first time in the map?

I'm in Map A on my first time through. I've encountered a couple of stars that are behind a force field that's controlled by a red connector, however there are no red power sources in that puzzle. ...
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What are the charts routes of failing and passing the bot tests?

I have took the two part tests of the terminal to check that I'm not a bot for creating new account. I passed the test and I took it again to see if there is any way to fail at it. Out of curiosity, ...
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Do your choices with MLA affect the game at all?

During the course of the game, you will be prompted by the MLA (Milton Library Assistant) who discusses philosophy with you. Often he makes you choose one of several options and eventually twists your ...
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Is it possible to see all three endings in one playthrough?

The Talos Principle has three different endings depending on whether you If I do one of these endings, is it possible for me to continue the game where I was just before, and do the other endings?
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What triggers the missing yellow sigil in the Talos Principle?

I've already finished the Talos Principle (at least up to the second ending), but my friend hasn't, so we've been comparing notes. I remember in my play through that I was missing a yellow sigil for ...
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Road to Gehenna: What are the statue pieces for?

In the #1 hub in Road to Gehenna, I've found a number of statue pieces lying around. I was wondering what these were for. Is it possible to put the statue back together? When I'm carrying pieces ...
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Are paint buckets removed permanently after use?

By permanently, I mean:
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Are some areas impassable until late game?

I've read that there are certain areas that seem to be impassable early, only to become possible after returning much later. Do I just have to go back later, or is there always a way to complete each ...
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Does the silver block at the end of demo have any use?

At the end of Talos Principle demo playthrough (22:11), there is a silver block rewarded to the player. Does this one have any use, either in the demo or in the later part of the game?
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What does the diamond Minecraft sword do?

I found a diamond Minecraft sword hidden in the back of the Circumlocution puzzle in C-6, but I couldn't find anything to use it on. Is there anything I can use it on? What can I do with it?
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What's the point of the glass cases?

Some of the sigils correspond to glass cases containing various items, which sink into the ground when completed. However, since activating a few of them, I haven't noticed any sort of change. What ...
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How to get extra achievements at the talos principle?

I finished the game and reached all 3 endings, but there are still quite a lot achievements, which I haven't got (in order of "i have no idea how to get it"): LOL (Laugh at the pointlessness of ...
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Why there is a key at B2 of The Talos Principle?

There is a key at the puzzle "Man on the Moon" of world B2 of The Talos Principle. You can "use" it and it disappears immediately. What does this key open?
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Where are the easter eggs in The Talos Principle?

Where are the easter eggs in The Talos Principle and how do you obtain them? These are the easter eggs I have found: and I think there should be more.
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Where are the text/audio-logs located?

Where are all the text/audio-logs located? If there's a puzzle related to finding it, just the general location is fine - no puzzle-spoilers :)
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“No messenger will aid you until you have discovered their resting place”

Sometimes at the beginning of a puzzle, there is a white-board I can click on. When I click on it, my character leaves a message asking for help. The reply is always the same: No messenger will ...
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Where are all the stars located?

In The Talos Principle, there are stars hidden around the levels. The game tells you when you're missing stars, but it doesn't give you any indication of where in the level to find them. So, where ...
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How many puzzles are at the talos principle?

How many puzzles are at the talos principle? I mean how many "tetris-pieces" and stars one can/need to collect? Are there other type of puzzles? I would like to know the size of this game before ...
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What is the purpose of paint baskets in The Talos Principle?

Have finished this amazing game, but didn't ever understood, what paint baskets were for? Was meeting them in various worlds with no direct purpose...
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What is the cracking sound?

Through the game, seemingly randomly a short cracking sound is heard during the game. What is it? Is it related to something?
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How to get the star in A1?

While there's a YouTube video showing how to get the star when you've started a new game, I don't know how to get the star afterwards. The video shows a hidden switch which I flipped as well, but then ...