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Psychonauts

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Also on:PS2
GF Rating
8.6

2899 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

You shouldn't miss this one

posted by JCDenton (FREEDOM, NH) Apr 20, 2006

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Member since Mar 2006

31 out of 32 gamers (97%) found this review helpful

Most people overlooked Psychonauts... and I was one of them. But since playing it, I can say that this is a fun, innovative, engaging platformer with real creativity behind the scenes. It's a humorous, enjoyable game that will have you putting other games aside through it's completion. The story is a strong point, moving the game briskly along a 15 hour quest. The graphic quality is nothing to write home about, but the graphic design is, creating worlds that you will remember well after the game is over. Sound fairs well, but not much stands out, except for the ambiance of the music and some voice and effect work. The real draws here are the psychic powers you acquire (which are just plain fun to use) and the worlds of experience. Jumping into people's heads and treating their psyche's like levels is something maniacally brilliant and very entertaining. Whether it's a city of terrified lungfish, a living board game or conspiracy-laden suburbia, these levels have tons of character. It's the kind of game that will remind you why you play games.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

The One That Got Away

posted by TheBauc1 (MOBILE, AL) Jun 19, 2007

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Member since Jan 2006

6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is the best overlooked game ever. It's really too bad it didn't get the recognition it deserved. You play as Razputin, a powerful youngster with a dark past and a dream of becoming a psychonaut. This game is really funny and the graphics are creative and the voice acting is great. The levels are really trippy, in a good way, and there are a lot of cool powers. the boss fights were interesting and the story was cool. The only reason I didn't give this game a 10 is because there were parts when I got really annoyed at a level or boss fight. Other than that its a great game. I give it a 9, out of 10.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Creativey Exciting!

posted by interfab (RIO RANCHO, NM) May 28, 2006

Member since May 2006

6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

From the moment I fired up this game I knew I was gonna like it.. the concept & storyline are unique, the gameplay is fun and all the characters have great humor. The graphics are kinda tame, but I think it was intentional. I'm only 5 hours into the game, but can tell I will be hooked until the end.. a definite must try!

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