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

100

perfection

damienjameswebb | Feb. 3, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »

this game is nothing if not weird. its a crazy trip into the minds of some of the weirdest people ever imagined... wait, what?

the art style is amazing and works perfectly with the twisted mind melting story that it goes with. the character designs and levels are just so ridiculous, you couldn't even imagine how they were dreamed up in the first place. this all makes sense though seeing as all the levels take place in the minds of the characters that are in them.... uuuugh head hurts... the gameplay is a simple platformer. you collect items, buy upgrades, fight monsters and try and defeat an evil genius boss monster. there's also some ridiculous jokes added in for good measure. don't be fooled though because this is NOT a little kids game. the enemies and puzzles can be very hard, and some of the subject matter that they deal with can be very dark and deranged, but that's really who double fine is when you think about it. Loved this game, and i think everyone at some point should play it. not just for the cultural references, but for the amazing experience that it provides.

86

My psychic powers tell me you'll love this game

sonicchaos | Jan. 31, 2014 | See all sonicchaos's reviews »

What is it about? Our hero is Raz (short for Razputin), a psychic little boy who runs from his carnival life and his strict father to join a camp for psychic children. Within the camp we find an amazing cast of charming little characters and their teachers, but we also find adventure. There's something about Tim Schafer's games that always draw me in, and this game being one of the first that I played from him, I have to say I might be a bit too biased. I just love Taz and I love his friends. The story is interesting, you have the feeling that you move the plot forward, you have total control of what you do in the game and the world is just fantastic. It's simply a beautiful game.

How does it look? It's cartoony to the core. It's like playing through a tv cartoon in which you are the main character of the show. The world is beautiful and complex, yet simple enough to make you feel familiar with every corner very quickly. The single drawback are the cutscenes, which are very different rendered as the in-game engine and they completely remove the immersion from the rest of the game. However, the game looks like it never ages, it still has nice graphics at every resolution and it will probably always remain as timeless as the first day it came out.

How does it sound? The soundtrack shines at every tune, the music might not be as catchy or memorable as other classics, but when you're in the game, everything sounds perfect. From the menacing tone that alerts the incoming of a giant monster to the rhythms of Spanish tango, every level has its own theme. And the voices are just fantastic.

How does it play? Many complained that it's not that original, that it's a action-adventure puzzle platformer that doesn't reinvent the formula and that it's not challenging. I completely disagree with all of the above. The gameplay might not be as original or as challenging as other games, but in its own way it feels natural, it feels like it's supposed to be and there are some instances when challenge becomes frustration, mostly because the camera keeps changing the way it wants. If you want my advice, go for completing all the achievements and you'll get plenty of challenge.

100

Interesting game

silviapuiu | Jan. 25, 2014 | See all silviapuiu's reviews »

The game Psychonauts offers a great experience for all kind of players. The image is impressive, colours lead you to a wonderful world, but what is more amazing is the main character. Achievements are very challenging and some of them are really hard to get. But after you get them, you feel satisfied about the challenge offered by this game. Its great advantages are graphics, story, achievements, colours, voices. It is not a game for kids, it is a game for different ages and sometimes it becomes scary, because you do not know how to solve a puzzle like that. I will give it a 10.

91

Play it!

kwadracik | Dec. 21, 2013 | See all kwadracik's reviews »

Psychonauts is a fantastic game. I will repeat. Psychonauts is a FANTASTIC game. Double Fine made a fantastic, timeless masterpiece. If you haven't played it yet, and you aren't sure, should you buy it, the best recomandation is that Psychonauts fans are still waiting for a sequel. PLAY. IT. NOW.

95

A timeless masterpiece

Neonberry | Dec. 19, 2013 | See all Neonberry's reviews »

I played Psychonauts about 4-5 years after its original release and it was clear from the very start that I am facing a timeless classic. The game did manage to merge a strange story with original gameplay within the frames of the classic 3D platformer genre and create something unique. This game is one of those that make a strong argument for videogames being more then "just" games, being the next generation of storytelling. I do not really want to go into details about the story or the gameplay - I didn't know anything about either when I first started to play and I was just amazed so I hope others will get the same experience. But just that I don't leave you empty handed the game is a cartoonish story in every aspect about kids but not at all only for kids.