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- Enter people's minds and use your powers of levitation and Psi-Blasts to face people's worst fears
- Rise up in rank as you collect figments of other people's imaginations, sort their emotional baggage, clear out their mental cobwebs, and crack open their Memory vaults
- Complete special training missions to earn new powers like telekinesis, pyrokinesis and more
- Fully interactive environments - use tightropes, trapezes, ladders, poles, ledges, trampolines, climbing walls and rail slides to your advantage
- Multiple paths and sub-challenges - the nonlinear gameplay offers greater depth and better gameplay
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I've been PC gaming since the early Sierra days on an Apple IIC, and by far some of the most imaginitive, inventive, and hilarious games I've come across over the years were created by Tim Shaeffer (Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, and Grim Fandango to name a few). Well he's done it again with Psychonauts, a platform title which lives up to the unique humor and spirit of his previous creations.
With the cancellation of recent titles, such as the axed sequel planned for the great Sam and Max, its time to send the industry a message:
THERE IS AN AUDIENCE FOR THESE TYPE OF GAMES AND IF YOU DEVELOP THEM THEY CAN BE SUCCESSFUL!
I encourage everyone out there who who remembers the imaginative grand ol' days of gaming to pick up a copy. This really is a game which is truely unique and has something to offer everyone of every age group - plus at $30 its a steal.
And if you pass on this title? Well no more complaints as you're running, gunning, and lobbing frag grenades in different, but really not so different, settings in all of your future games. I put in my ante.
P.S. To really enjoy the game you should get a gamepad...there are some control issues with the keyboard mouse combo.
Everytime Tim Schafer creates a game, I know it will be a blast. Having been on a roll starting with The Day of the Tentacle up through The Grim Fandango, each game has been delightfully intelligent, creative and an overall wonderful experience. Psychonauts is no different. In fact, it is one of the best games I have played not only this year but in a long time.
The setup is that there is a camp for psychic children who feel different in the outside world. At the camp, the counselors teach children how to harness their power to become Psychonauts, psychics who actually enter people's minds and sort out their problems.Read more ›
Though surreal, "Psychonauts" has it's own internal logic which makes sense within the realm of the game. Your character is a psychic explorer which dives into the mental landscapes of some really weird characters. While there you literally sort out their psychological baggage and clean their mental cobwebs discovering what makes them tick in the process. Which is cool because--did I mention they were weird? Imagine psychoanalysing Yosemite Sam or Daffy Duck and discovering the events that shaped their personalities. Piecing together their back history is strangely satisfying in a way blasting monsters can't match. Not that you don't blast monsters. You blast them and sometimes YOU are the monster and they blast you.
There are some niggling technical issues which I should mention. The graphics, while appropriate, are obviously several years old (this game has been in production forever). And there's a patch you'll need to get to fix some sound stuttering problems.Read more ›
The world of Psychonauts bright and expressive, even in the darkest corner or the most warped scene. Since the theme of this game deals directly with yours and other characters psyche, there is no way to explain just how strange and wonderful things get as you move from mind to mind. On that note there is more creativity and style stuff into one level of Psychonauts than most games have from begining to end. The only way I can explain it is as a mix of the Muppets, Ren & Stimpy, Monty Python and Disney.
If I were to buy games simply by the merit of its audio qualities, this would be one. It shines in every respect, whether its excellent voice acting or smallest ambient noise that brings you further into the world.
At this point I really dont need to talk about the actual game play. It is a multi-platform port so there are some quarks (that Ive explained below) but nothing detracting. The action and movement is as smooth and fluid with a M/KB as youd get from a gamepad (which you can add to a PC if you want, or just buy the console versions). Performance wise it ran like a charm (P2.2Ghz, 1Gb Ram, GF6800 OC).
If youve ever doubted that a video game can be on par with a great movie or book, please buy this game and see how far things have come.
An important thing to remember is though this game looks like something for a child it is not.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The game and story progress quite well from Basic Braining (the first mission) to saving the world at the end of the game. Read morePublished 3 months ago by K. Stuart
I am a workman, here is my sign. This game is fantastic. I was so sad when it ended. I'm looking forward to playing it again and being more thorough. Read morePublished on September 16, 2013 by Laura Young
I have wanted this game since the first time I saw the review for it way back in the day. It's a fun adventure/puzzle game, and I highly recommend it! Read morePublished on September 5, 2013 by Legion
Lots of fun! Excellent graphics, even by today's standards (IMO). I appreciated the voice of Richard Horwitz right away. Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by Josh Hill
I bought this game for my son. It is another "mission"
game in which you have to complete tasks in order to
advance. Read more
This is the best game i have ever played. It is creative, funny, well designed, and just fun in general. Read morePublished on March 5, 2012 by Godot
Product was as advertised. No complaints. It works. I bought this for my son, who had lost his copy of the game. Even though it is an older game, he really enjoyed playing it.Published on February 3, 2012 by Larry Cox
Tim Schafer producing and Clint Bajakian doing the music are two HUGE reasons to buy this game alone. Next come the graphics which are VERY colorful and ummm "inspired"! Read morePublished on December 11, 2010 by K. More