Psychonauts [Download]

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ASIN B007XWH75O
Release date April 19, 2005
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4.5 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
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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!

System Requirements
  Minimum Specifications:
OS: Windows 98 SE/2000/XP
Processor: 1.0 GHz Pentium(R) III and AMD Athlon(tm)
RAM: 256 MB
Hard Drive: 3.75 GB Hard Disk space
Video Card: 64 MB GeForce (tm) 3 or higher or ATI(R) Radeon 8500 or higher (except GeForce 4 MX and Go series)
Additional Info: DirectX 9.0 or higher compatible sound card, compatible with Mac and PC

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By S. Kennedy on May 6, 2012
This is one of my favorite games of all time. I've gotten to level 100 four times (collecting everything). I own it on PS2, Steam, and XBOX 360. When I played it on steam I used an xbox wired controller with my computer. I'm personally not a fan of computer controls.

The story:
Rasputin is a misunderstood kid who longs for adventure. He knows he has psychic abilities, but his father refuses to allow him to pursue them due to a gypsy curse put on his family. You begin your adventure at a camp, filled with interesting campers and bonuses to unlock. As you traverse the brains of camp counselors, you earn psychic merit badges (pyrokinesis, telekinesis, levitation ball, etc.). But your summer camp fun gets disrupted when you realize their is plot to steal everyone's brains. You must team up with a mentally unstable, retired psychonaut, Ford Crueller to save your fellow campers and potentially the world.

Pros:
Each of the worlds is original and different
The psychic worlds really help you understand each character's emotional complexity.
10-15 hours of gameplay
A lot to collect, ranging in difficulty to find.
Leveling Up is useful - extra fire-power, regenerating health, etc. - but not necessary in the grand scheme of things

Cons:
A couple levels take forever to beat if you don't know what to do. Especially the last level can be really irritating if you are trying to collect everything.
The bonus for reaching level 100 is a 30 second clip... it's a funny clip, but probably not worth trying to collecting every figment.

This game was written and designed by Tim Schafer (Grim Fandango, Monkey Island Trilogy, Brutal Legend, etc). If you enjoy original games and gameplay with over the top story and characters I would highly suggest this game.
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This is a great game. Check out the reviews on Amazons page for the XBOX version if you want some in depth information on it.

I just wanted to let everyone know that this game can be activated on Steam with the code Amazon gives you in your Digital Library. (purchased 5.6.12 - Amazon deal of week $1.99)
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Although it isn't perfect. Some of the platforming hasn't aged well. And some of the platforming wasn't that good to start with. In spite of that, this game is one of the best platforms of its generation.

It's an older game, but it runs fine on modern systems. There's some quirks when it comes to controls and graphical configurations, but nothing that can't be fiddled with until it works. For being an older game, the graphics still hold up quite well. Though it owes a lot to its really well designed and realized art style. It still looks like a beautiful game well over a decade after release.

At it's core, this is a 3-d platform's with a really outstanding graphical and story aesthetic. You basically get to traverse through people's psyches. And the level design as a result is varied and almost always spectacular.

The platforming feels good, and the controls are great.There's one particular section of game that's weaker than the rest. But as a whole this game is just awesome all around.

It's goes for pretty cheap, considering its age. But it doesn't feel like an old game. And as a result, I can't help but recommend this heartily, especially for as cheap as it is. It's just a fun game, and a fun experience to boot.
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By DanV on September 6, 2012
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This is an incredible game in a time where innovation loses out to the every year triple-a titles. It is obvious from the start with the art direction, voice acting and overall design that this game is a winner, and is deserving of five stars.

As a bonus, if you use the Steam client, you can enter the game code from Amazon, and the game will be added to your Steam library.
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This game has fun, intuitive game play, with characters that are well-built and a storyline that is deliciously silly at times. The variety of powers is incredible, and the snarky take on various tropes is hilarious. While many of the boss battles have a 'required' mechanic of some kind, the game also frequently provides multiple options for handling various challenges. You might go invisible to dodge an attack, use levitation to bounce away, use a shield to block it, or simply dodge the attack 'by hand'.

In short, it's a brilliant, wonderful game that deserves five stars in it's own right. Unfortunately, the controls were clearly designed primarily for consoles. The result is a sometimes frustrating response to expected PC-based controls. Additionally, the game mechanics sometimes struggle a bit, most notably at the very end of the game, where either the difficulty takes a massive leap, or they simply didn't have the time to fine-tune the game as well as they did everything leading up to it.

I may have docked one star for the control related issues, but I still highly recommend this game. Buy it, enjoy it, and have a really good time.
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This is one of the most unique and fun video games I have ever played! One of my favorites now - and I don't consider myself a fan of platformers. The story is interesting, the characters are varied and hillarious, and best of all the gameplay is not repetitive. Each level is different enough that you never feel like the game is a chore.

10/10
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