Crashes on iPad 5/5
Every time I’ve played it, the screen goes black after a few minutes. Want my money back!
Just as the developer said, the bug appears to have been fixed in the latest update. Excellent game! If you like Portal, you’ll love this. Best game I’ve tried on iPad.
Awesome game 5/5
This game is just beautiful and very challenging it makes you think, and the developers are are fantastic in their response to any issues. Thank you for a very fun game hope more comes out.
Horrible controls. Astoundingly horrible. 2/5
I couldn’t possibly imagine the tap and swipe being any less intuitive.
Best IOS game graphically so far 5/5
First off, this game is stunning. From the graphics to the dialogue it blows other mobile games out of the water. Also I love how you include philosophy in this game. I love to philosophize myself and listening to the narration and reading the interesting text hidden throughout the maps I have a truly enjoyable time with it. I haven’t quite finished the game and the puzzles are most definitely increasing in difficulty but there’s nothing a little downtime won’t fix. This game is very large so don’t expect to finish it in one sitting. I’ve given this game 5 stars however as just an idea, the first person touch/look controls can be finicky at times and I often find my screen has done a 180 for an unknown reason. Hopefully this can be resolved in the future. Otherwise GREAT WORK!
Version 1.2 on iPad Pro 11.0.3 works for me 5/5
No issues at all installing and playing. Like another reviewer, I would like some in game help info having never played this on another platform. Game is fantastic and challenging!
Perfect port of a terrific game 5/5
This is an extremely playable mobile version of the PC masterpiece. Developer very quickly resolved graphical glitches from iOS 11. I still very occasionally see objects flash primary colors but it’s not a distraction or something that happens regularly. The game looks and plays great on my old iPhone 6. Curious how the controls hold up in the later levels where puzzles require fast complicated movements. Play this game, it’s fantastic!
Won’t download 1/5
The game won’t download at all. I wasted money on it and iv had downloading for like two days
Motion sick 1/5
The tap and swipe controls make me extremely motion sick after a few minutes of play.
On iPad so far so good...Updated 4/5
Update - I was able to download on iPhone by going to my account and touching Purchased - there the app was with download arrow. So the “glitch” is when you go to the app page on another device to download after purchasing on first device it shows $4.99 - go to your account (touch the face icon on upper right and go to Purchased - there it is to download.
Developer was quick to respond with suggestions on how to resolve which didn’t work so I figured it out on my own.
Increased Star Rating to “4” - thanks.
After seeing Meet the Developers and App Store ad about the game I bought it on my iPad Pro - loads A-OK and enjoying the initial gameplay.
When I went to download onto my iPhone the App Store indicates not a download arrow but another $4.99 to purchase for the iPhone on same Apple ID - Huh? Hope this is a glitch and not expecting us to pay for the app by device.
By riley da german shepherd
Good quality for a game on an iPad/iPhone. screen is to sensitive. Try looking around and you end up walking there.
My favorite game on the computer, but on my iPhone SE the sound seems to be completely silent and not working :/
Love it! But how do I access the menu? 5/5
This is a fantastic puzzle game! Strange that one of the biggest puzzles is how to access the game’s menu or options once you are in the game! lol. Any help is appreciated.
Game refuses to launch iP 6S+ 9.3.2 1/5
I bought this game having never heard of it until now. Hearing how great this game was & how much the console versions costed, I bought the iOS version w/out hesitation. However, the game crashes at the splash screen & have not been able to get past that yet. Deleted & reinstalled the latest 1.2 version but still the same issue. Hoping they fix this issue or else I just spent $5 on a broken game.
Fantastic game!!! 5/5
I played this game on my PC and loved it. It’s been a while since I’ve played, so when I saw it on the App Store I immediately bought it. It’s just as challenging as the first time I played! I’m a huge fan of puzzles and philosophy so this game is perfect to me. I do get a bit frustrated with the tap-to-move occasionally, like when trying to place a device to freeze a floating orb but I accidentally tap on the ground next to it and get blown up :) Otherwise fantastic! Side note: I hope Sigils of Elohim gets updated for iOS 11
Excellent puzzle game 5/5
By Boo Dizzle
I love the mood and atmosphere. The developers did a good job with the controls for a touch screen game. The game progresses with tougher puzzles and there’s a satisfying feeling of accomplishment when you solve them. Definitely a must buy. Also the developer was very quick to address initial launch bugs and seems committed to the success of the app. Keep up the great work!
CANT INSTALL 1/5
Please please game devs read this I’ve tried literally everything to download this app and have paid the five dollars yet every time I try to install it it stays at 2/5s loaded and then gives me the pop up The Talos Principle could not be downloaded please please contact me or help return the money so I can do a re-purchase
Easier with a actual controller! 5/5
By Ghostxo ||
Thanks croteam they quickly emailed me back & with the new update my issue was resolved!! Now I'm playing with ease!! :)
Won’t download. Don’t waste your money. 1/5
By Ewinner W
I have tried to download this game at least a dozen times over the last three days.
- the App Store says it is compatible with my phone.
- I am downloading over a strong wifi connection.
- I have disabled auto lock and leave it on the App Store screen while trying to download it.
- I have 2x+ the 1.9 gig required for the game. (This should be PLENTY of space for the install.)
- I am not using any other apps while downloading (to my knowledge).
- I have iOS 11.
- I have seen that there was an update in the last 24 hours, but I tried to download before the update, and have tried several times since the update.
- it gets to about 60% complete and fails.
- I have tried turning my phone off and back on again, turning WiFi off and on, and doing both of those things back-to-back.
Nothing works. I’d love to play, but I can’t.
Save your money and wait until the devs clear this up.
The control is so bad 1/5
The control is too bad. I can’t properly navigate and always find myself moving randomly. I feel dizzy after 10mins play. Graphics is okay but not great. And it seems they don’t issue refund. I won’t trust this developer anymore.
This is what became of the island in The Witness. Similar games, to some extent. I wonder if Tetris gets royalty fees?? Anyway, the game is fun, no black screen or control issues at all. I am running iOS 11.0.3 on an iPad Pro 9.7 with no issues at all. Devs thanks for the game. It is beautiful and challenging. Well done!
New update 5/5
Was having a problem with my screen going black on my iPad the latest update seems to have fixed that
Can't get it to download... 1/5
Seems a few folks are having the same problem?
Doesn’t work on IPad Air 1/5
The game looks fun, but after 5 min or so the screen goes completely dark & does not come back on-don’t waste your money!!
Bug with sound. 4/5
Chinese sound sometimes are not right sentence:said before, and not corresponding to subtitles.
Please add graphics settings in game! 4/5
By Mick jaggis
That's my only gripe.
Help plz 3/5
By FMAniac (haha get it? haha)
Love the PC game and was so excited to see it was coming to iOS! But when I purchased it, it kept on telling me the app couldn’t be downloaded despite having a decent WiFi connection and clearing a good 3-4 gigabytes of space. Looking at some other reviews, I see that I am not alone. Can y’all help me?
As Good as it Gets! 5/5
EDIT: After updating to iOS 11.0.3 the game was broken. Within a day, the Developers contacted me and have worked to resolve the issue. Now the game is running amazing again with no lag or stuttering and controller is working again! 5 stars for the game and 5 stars for the Developers for the quick turnaround!
Original Review: This was one of the best games of the year on PC and console so I am ECSTATIC to see it come to iOS! I originally bought this on Steam for my MacBook Pro and paid $60 and it was worth every penny. So to see this for $5 and play it on my iPad Pro 10.5 inch (which BTW runs the game better than my MacBook did) was an insta-buy for me.
I am often skeptical about PC ports to iOS, but I have to say I’m truly amazed at how good a job the developers have done at porting this game! The graphics are the same as they are on PC with all the lighting and bloom effects. I have not had a single dropped frame on the 120hz iPad. The sound and music are enchanting coming from the quad speakers. It features full controller support which I highly recommend if you want the best experience. (The touch controls were a little wonky for me but they work.) The responsiveness from the controller is tight and on-point, just like you’d expect on a console.
This game truly showcases what can be done on the iPad and I hope more PC/console developers will realize this and follow suit. This is like having a portable PC or PS4 that you can take anywhere! If this is the future of iPad gaming then I am very excited! This is best gaming experience you can hope to get on the iPad right now. It doesn’t get any better than this. If you haven’t bought this already, what are you doing still reading this?
Thx developer 5/5
Finally downloaded, phenomenal game👌🏼
A beautiful game that is frustrating at times 3/5
This game is beautiful to play but also frustrating at times. I’m using the default controller settings (touch and swipe) but the deeper I get into the game the more frustrating the experience, especially when I need to move quickly. Also, i don’t mind figuring stuff out on my own but there is little to no guidance on what to do or where to go next and, if you get stuck you’ll need to look for an iOS walkthrough for support. Lastly, it seems access to menu settings/options is only available at certain points in the game, like after completing a section, but not when you are working on obtaining an item. Maybe I’m missing something but it would be nice to have access to menu/settings/options at any point during game play to adjust sound, tweak controls, etc.
Otherwise this is a fun and interesting experience that is enhanced by great visuals and intriguing premise. I installed the recent update and have no issues with graphics or gameplay on my iPhone 7+. I think the lack of guidance is intentional but would also appreciate a bit more in-game help or some next step hints as it sometimes feels like I’m not sure what I should be focusing on or what the current mission is.
By Shera Mankiller
The controls are garbage. No matter what setting I try them on, the problem isn’t figuring out the puzzles, it’s controlling one’s own movements. A total waste. I would like my money back, honestly.
Switch controls to gamepad 4/5
To get the best experience with this switch the controls to gamepad, it should be the default. The swipe controls were not very good.
Bought this yesterday and had a smash time playing for the first few hours. Then in about the 8th or 9th mission the screen goes black and I have to close and restart. Anybody who has played some of these tricky levels knows how annoying that is. My phone is new and my iOS is updated. Really hoping they identify the bug and get it fixed or I just spent $5 for a broken game. Bummer!
Good game, but my iPad Pro overheats after just minutes 2/5
I was really enjoying this game, but then I got a message on my iPad Pro that it had to shut down due to excessive heat. I took off the back cover and, when I played it again, noticed how quickly it heated up. Not going to risk damaging my iPad with this game.
By Bob the gameplayer
This game is *literally* unplayable if you set your Hint options set to None. There is no way to use items unless the Hints are set to “Only Use”. Doesn’t seem right to me.
Download error 4/5
I have purchased this item but it just won’t install. I’ve tried to download it about 25 times or more but it just won’t install, and I have much more than enough space for this game.
Please give us better textures 3/5
I played this game on PS4 and the game is great.
My problem is mostly with the iOS version. I think there should be an option for better textures on iPad Pro, because though it isn’t a problem on my iPhone 7, it is on my 10.5” iPad Pro. The floor is too blurry, and I’m sure the new iPad Pro is pretty capable of better textures considering those 4gb of ram.
Wish I continue a game I started on iPhone to my iPad 5/5
Wish I continue a game I started on iPhone to my iPad. Maybe you can add a login. Or save progress on iCloud.
NOOO I ACCIDENTALLY BOUGHT IT 3/5
By Trevor Ferrando
NOOOOO THIS BETTER BE GOOD, how do I give the game back, I don’t want to waste money
Graphic glitches 3/5
I loved this on the PC and am happy to see the port. The graphics glitches are just too painful. Look the wrong way and your likely to get a screenful of chunky blocks and flashing light in the renders. It hurts my eyes, frankly. I’m running on a new iPad Pro 10.5 BTW - no slouch. Maybe wait a few month for patches before spending your bucks here. Once visuals are fixed, this will be a lovely game to show off your new tablet or phone.
Holy horrible controls! 3/5
The controls make this game fairly maddening for me. The touch controls are a mess. Especially when the objective in time critical. The d-pad control scheme doesn’t work so well. I would only recommend downloading this version of the game if you have a controller that is compatible with you iPhone or iPad. Otherwise the game and its premise are incredible.
Crashes on my iPad mini 1/5
Looks great for a few minutes until graphics crash out on my iPad mini. Game doesn’t crash completely but graphics go black and I can only see the control dashboard and feet icon for jumping. Don’t buy it unless you have a newer device. I’m bummed. Looks like it would be fun but I can’t play and I’m out $5 for nothing. Check your hardware before you buy.
Good, but no sound 4/5
Sound isn’t working. iPad Pro, iOS 11
Major glitch please fix 1/5
I kept seeing this app pop up on the App Store seems like a good game but the screen goes black every couple of minutes and plus the graphics are either not loading all the way or they just are not that great to begin with. Very disappointed hopefully the app developers will fix this soon.
Unplayable on IPad Pro 1/5
Brand new iPad Pro, 195gb free memory. Game video stutters and colors flash etc... right at the start. Unplayable. Fix it now or give me my money back.
What the HE Double hockey sticks??? 1/5
I have a top of the line 12.9 pro. Game was running fine up until i installed the update today !
Now screen is freaking out and even causing audio stuttering.
Controls are a bit hard to use using touch. But now game is totally unplayable !!!
Graphics isn’t that good 1/5
So laggy on iPhone 7 Plus
Incredible game 5/5
Played on pc/Mac before this. Such a fantastic game!
Great game 3/5
The sound doesn’t work most of the time
Wont download 1/5
Game just says “waiting”. Wont download
no sound, crappy graphics 1/5
ipad pro 10.5, please fix