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.Read full 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!
Psychonauts was a cute idea - N64 platformer with a hub and collecting stuff, with really good graphics and some interesting stage ideas, but like many Double Fine games, the good part ends here. You can see they know how to make the game look good with interesting idea, but execution is poor. Camera in this game is horrible and your worst enemy, but the worst part of this game are controls. It feels very floaty and stiff at the same time, at times even unresponsive/delayed and in regard of horrible camera work and controls and idea of roaming around mind and stages based on it, this game reminds me a lot of Earthworm Jim 3D, which was also plagued with these problems. While some of the jokes are funny in this game, most of them at the time of release were like beating a dead horse or so contrived it is unbearable. Voice-acting quality is fine, because it doesn't sound forced, but problem is some, if not most, of the characters are punching bags and this game will make you consider muting it and putting something else. Platforming itself is incredibly meh and nothing to write home about, but bosses are horrible - boring and some of them cheap. Overall, good idea, but extremely poor execution with awful cliffhanger ending. Grab it on sale or wait for a bundle, because it is not worth "full" price.
Uniquely entertaining game that for some off reason reminds me of Invader Zim. It has off the wall humor and strange looking animations akin to Zim, yet it has a charm all it's own. Ever wanted to see what a fun summer camp would be like? Well, now you can! It easily earns it's 5 stars from me and with recent news that there maybe a sequel incoming, there's no better time to check out this great game as it's only $2.50 on sale right now.
When I look bact at the 2000's when I did play on a PC I think of three games, GTA:SA, Beyond Good and Evil and Psychonauts, this for me is the best trio that summarize term fun in early 2000s. Starting from original and funny character mixed together with withy dialogues gives a nice combination full of charm. Despite the fact it had been released so many years it may be still visually attractive as it ages really well. Now if only the sequel was out already!
I remember years ago when Psychonauts originally came out it was one of those unique and quirky games with it's own charm and a concept of entering other people's minds and using psychic powers with inherently drew me to it... None the less to say I sucked at it... Many years later I see psychonauts on steam, out of nostalgia I decided to give it a shot and I was mesmerized. Pshychonauts is a master piece made by double fine which combines 3-D platforming, puzzles, a bit of combat and a lot of humor and charm packed into one game. Appropriate and enjoyable by all ages, Psychonauts is a must play for anyone whether they normally play platformers or not.
A challenging platforming romp though the subconscious! This is by far THE ONLY GAME I've played that lets you fight a dentist that's busy harvesting brains while setting fire to squirrels. The Storyline is amazing and it really deserves a playthough!
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