Psychonauts

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Description

"In a world where one of the most common gamer laments is there's no originality in gaming anymore, Psychonauts is an incredibly enjoyable breath of fresh air." - GameSpy.com

"Psychonauts doesn't reinvent the platformer, but it still delivers an experience that feels wholly original in every aspect of its execution." - GameSpot.com


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A Psychic Odyssey Through the Minds of Misfits, Monsters, and Madmen.

This classic action/adventure platformer from acclaimed developers Double Fine Productions follows the story of a young psychic named Razputin. In his quest to join the Psychonauts--an elite group of international psychic secret agents--he breaks into their secret training facility: Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp. But this is no average psychic summer camp! A mysterious villain has kidnapped Raz’s fellow campers and stolen their brains. Now he must use his psychic powers of Telekinesis, Levitation, and most of all his ability to project himself into the minds of others--to find the loose noodles and keep them from falling into the wrong hands. Fight mental demons! Uncover hidden memories! Sort emotional baggage! Explore the fantastic realm of the inner mind! Join the Psychonauts!

Customer reviews

65

Good game, let down by awful controls.

RedFlames | June 1, 2015 | See all RedFlames's reviews »

I would love to gush and rave about Psychonauts, about the art style, characters, dialogue, humour and level design. I would love to, but I can't. I can't because of the god-awful controls. In fact, describing them as god-awful is being kind, they were so bad playing with a mouse and keyboard borderline impossible and playing with a controller, whilst vastly improved things, still wasn't great. Playing Psychonauts is like being sat at the cinema with some hyperactive toddler poking you in the eye every minute or so. No matter how good the film is, you can't enjoy it due to being constantly poked in the eye. Which is a genuine shame as Psychonauts is a great game, it's funny and weird and well-designed in terms of level design, character design and story. But just as you're in the middle of enjoying all that, along comes the poke in the eye and the controls overshadow the whole thing. There is simply no escaping the poke in the eye that is the controls. So, as much as I'd love to shout from the rooftops and tell the world to buy and play the game. I simply can't recommend it, I can't recommend that people endure being poked in the eye.

86

Double Fine's Magnum Opus

MadDemon64 | Dec. 30, 2014 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »

Every game developer has a magnum opus, a game by which all others they make are judged. Psychonauts is one such game. You take the role of Razputin, an acrobatic psychic attending a summer camp for psychics. Using your acrobatic and various psychic skills you will overcome all manner of obstacle, both in the real world and in the mind. The game might look dated, but just like the characters in the game, there is more to it than just what you see on the surface. Characters are far more complex then they appear, the story balances the silliness with the serious with glorious results, and the comedy is some of the best you will ever hear. Psychonauts is a gem of a living fossil: it was made a long time ago when platformers ruled the gaming industry and was so well made that it holds up today as a standout game that must be played.

85

Stand So Original Of its Own

DDEMOLITOR | Nov. 17, 2014 | See all DDEMOLITOR's reviews »

Psychonauts is a 3d platformer with a very familiar control layout playing.Also there are some psychic power to have through the game and some collectibles to collect.But what makes This game unique is definitely its level and character design.Having an adventure in somebodys mind is a clever idea especially if this person has an distinct persona.Games levels are twistedly designed and really shines.Unfortunately game is not a very lengthy game and doesn't have both some type of multiplayer and much replayability and collectibles don't help much.Psychonauts is one of rare platform games avaible for pc.Playing this game with a gamepad is recomended.

85

Insane and Good

Jericho417 | July 31, 2014 | See all Jericho417's reviews »

Psychonauts is a kind of psychic platformer. You enter various characters minds and interact with their subconscious. The main character, Raz, is voiced by Richard Horvitz. Once you hear the voice, it'll probably click. The game takes place at a psychic summer camp where you're being trained to use your abilities. Things start to get strange(stranger) when people start acting strange. You're tasked with solving the mystery and saving your fellow campers.It's a Tim Schafer game so expect some great weirdness. I've played this game through quite a few times. I have to say, my favorite mind is definitely Linda's. Quirky platformer+Tim Schafer+ Zim? That's a yes in my book.

80

In short: gem.

Furrek | June 27, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »

Let me say at first one thing. I haven't played Psychonauts as kid, I haven't played it when it was out in 2005. I did heard about game, but never cared to check what it is. Well, I think I would have much more fun than nowadays, but this game is still simply gem as platformer. It's really well done, challenging and simply fun. It's one of these games with awesome experience while playing. It's not only platformer, but it's mix called puzzle platformer. And puzzles in this one are not easy. Maybe I did get old, but trust me, some of them will really make your brain hard work. The story is great, characters fun to talk to. If I'm not mistaken, it have some little tutorial at beggining, but after you are on your own. Maybe because of how games are made nowadays, I felt sometimes lost on the map. If you are looking for good platformer, some game where you could use some thinking, or simply for some great game from old school - get it and play it. It's a game for long time, you won't finish it in one sitting or one night.