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"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!
Fun to playgforcesa | Nov. 19, 2013 | See all gforcesa's reviews »
I don't know how I've never heard of this game before.I only picked it up a few days ago and i cant stop playing it.The humor and the characters are just so amazing and funny and i love it.The pc port is kinda buggy because its a xbox port after all but i found a patch which made it all better.The boss fight are unique and fun to play as well as the levels.One of my favorite levels was the one in which i in some city and i was like a monster and destroyed everything in my path.For a 2005 game it's well worth the money and time to play.
A classic of this agejlazamy | Nov. 18, 2013 | See all jlazamy's reviews »
Psychonauts is probably one of my most favourite games. Every computer I've had, I always had it installed (I've gone through 3 or 4 computers, and it was not always a legitimate copy...). While the PS2 version was good (except for the abominable loading) the computer port is pretty much perfect: graphics are great (all the better to see the zany characters and environments), load times are minute, no bugs at all (that I've encountered). The only downside is that the cutscenes are noticeably grittier/pixelated, but at least for me, it was not a big issue in the slightest.
Getting to the actual game, it's your typical platformer, with puzzles, powers and a pretty solid plot. The puzzles (for the main gameplay) are not too difficult. There are quite a number of collectibles too, and getting these (I'm thinking particularly of the scavenger hunt) can be challenging on the outset. So in this regards, it's fairly easy to pick up and play. The powers are incorporated well, and none feel useless. Even Clairvoyance, having little use in combat, is a source of humour when you know when to use it. And the plot, settings and characters are simply awesome. Each are detailed and unique. The characters are pretty fleshed out - a lot is revealed about each character if you choose to dawdle with them. The humour is sharp and witty. The sights are engaging. It is easy to immerse yourself in this game and to endear yourself to the characters. It is not difficult to see why this game is so popular!
So it's a pretty outstanding game, and it's very reasonably priced. The art is fantastic, plot is engaging, humour is quick. The beginning may throw you off with its pacing, but bear with it. It gets a lot better, crazier and engaging. A fantastic game.
Magnificent gametuptus9 | Oct. 19, 2013 | See all tuptus9's reviews »
I bought Psychonauts after I was amazed by storyline and everything of Brutal Legend, another game by Double Fine. And even though I wasn't so enthusiastic at the beginning, I can tell that it's probably the second best game I played this year (well, I mostly play older games, nevermind), after aforementioned Brutal Legend. The story is just fantastic, there are tons of collectibles (which I really like in every game) and intelligent humor. Even graphics is quite good as for game released in 2005, but it's the least important thing. Oh, and I forgot to mention the voices are just epic (Sheegor voice is masterpiece). Game is almost perfect, then why not 100? Well, the controls are definetely not perfect, I used mouse and keyboard, but still it was sometimes hard to move between menus. I also had some problems with camera, especially in narrower places, like small rooms or caves. Everything else is perfect. Except the fact that after 8 years there's still no Psychonauts 2. I still hope that cash I spent on this game will one day make my dream of Psychonauts 2 come true.
Very Entertainingaznsnsn | Sept. 12, 2013 | See all aznsnsn's reviews »
This game is designed towards younger kids, but it is really rated e for everyone. The storyline is very dynamic and interesting. The combat system is also well developed, with many different techniques to use to get around. The graphics are of a somewhat cartoonish quality but the textures are kind of nice. Sometimes, it can be confusing on what to do to continue on to the next level. There were many funny gags in the storyline that draw quite a few laughs. The controls with a keyboard are smooth and work out very well for those used to it.You should try it out yourself!
Good Gamepswan77 | Sept. 10, 2013 | See all pswan77's reviews »
Psychonauts was a lot of fun. There are a lot of interesting game mechanics. There's a solid variety of weapons to use. The writing was well done. There is a lot of platforming and that isn't always easy in a 3D game. Still, it's mostly handled well. The graphics look decent for how old it is now. I definitely recommend Psychonauts.