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.
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Very Positive (50 reviews) - 90% of the 50 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Apr 19, 2005

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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

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Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 98 SE/2000/XP
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Pentium(R) III and AMD Athlon(tm)
    • Memory: 256 MB of RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB GeForce (tm) 3 or higher or ATI(R) Radeon 8500 or higher (except GeForce 4 MX and Go series)
    • DirectX®: version 9.0 or higher (included with game)
    • Hard Drive: 3.75 GB minimum hard drive space
    • Sound: DirectX&reg 9.0 or higher compatible sound card
    • Controls: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse
    • OS: Windows 2000/XP
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Pentium(R) IV and AMD Athlon(tm)
    • Memory: 512 MB of RAM
    • Graphics: , 128 MB GeForce FX 5600 or higher or ATI(R) Radeon 9600 or higher
    • DirectX®: version 9.0 or higher (included with game)
    • Hard Drive: 6.0 GB minimum hard drive space
    • Sound: DirectX&reg 9.0 or higher and Sound Blaster Audigy 2 series sound card
    • Controls: Game Pad (optional)
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB of RAM
    • Graphics: ATI X1600 / NVIDIA 8600GT / Intel HD3000 or better card with at least 128 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 4GB minimum hard drive space
    • Controls: Keyboard and Mouse
    • Leopard is not supported
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core i Series Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI HD 3870 / Nvidia 8800GT or better with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 4GB minimum hard drive space
    • Controls: Game Pad (optional)
    • Leopard is not supported
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[TPG] cRiSPy
9.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
Travel to people's brains and give them mental issues at summer camp.
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Ajdewey
43.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
The game was built for use with a controller so if you have one it is an excellent game. If you don't have a controller it is still a good game but controls can be a little frustrating with a mouse and keyboard.
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Argo
37.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
Product received for free
Awesome game! Funny dialog, enjoyable gameplay and a world I spent time just walking around in and admiring. Really fun game that lingers with you long afterwards... Last level was super tough, though. Still, highly reccomended!
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Jhelton2847
4.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
meh I couldn't really get into it.I guess it's all right though.
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kuddlinkyle116
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 23
One of the greatest games I have ever played!!
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Skit i: Arrorn
43.1 hrs
Posted: September 23
Yeah have a great time.
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Frostlord1
43.8 hrs
Posted: September 23
One of the best games in the 3D Platform genre!
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Coxyofnewp
0.9 hrs
Posted: September 23
Damn - i forgot how much fun i had playing this game the first time around on the XboX.. Well worth a trip down Psycho-memory lane... If you not played it before, check it out, great fun and what games used to be out - PLAYABILITY !!!
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Cathulhu
34.3 hrs
Posted: September 21
This is my favorite of all games ever.
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TheSoakUltimatum
30.6 hrs
Posted: September 20
Words cannot describe the amount of fun I've had playing this and I can't believe this is quite an underrated title
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
What a rush of nostalgia. Psychonauts brought me back to my childhood. To be more specific the era where 3D plaformers (with RPG elements) became the norm for videogames. It is a refreshing, quirky, amusing, and very satisfying game overall. It also strengthens the argument that great graphics are not necessary for games to be great.

Positive:
- Creative, original story
- Quirky art-style that perfectly fits the game
- Great voice-acting
- Controls are responsive and feel natural
- Plenty of silly jokes
- Many unique levels/worlds which force you to think differently
- Fantastic difficulty curve - the game gradually expects more out of you
- The game feels fair. If you die it was probably your own fault
- Plenty of side quests and collectables (adds to replay value)
- Levitation = wheeeeee

Negative:
- As expected of most 3D plaformers: camera angles can sometimes be terrible
- The mechanism for rail grinding can be awkward
- There is a lot of information thrown your way when you begin. It can be overwhelming for new gamers
- Not always clear what you are expected to do
- Where is Psychonauts 2?!

Conclusion:
Well? What are you waiting for. This game is a must for anyone who has fond memories of fantastic 3D platformers. With such a low price tag there really are no excuses (especially when it goes on sale: only 1 euro!). If you are concerned about the graphics, don't be. You will have such a great time that it won't even matter. After a while you will grow to appreciate the art-style.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
This game was a blast (sometimes literally). Stumbled onto this one by accident, really. Saw a youtuber talking about it, and got curious. I'm glad I did.
I have a bad habit of starting games and not finishing them at times (you can ask any of my gamer friends). This one, however, gets a a good place in my finished game list (kind of a short list).
Would I reccommend this game? absolutely.
10/10 would go inside someone's brain again.
now if you'll excuse me, I think I'll go blast some censors. They've been creeping on the blacksmith's roof again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Amazingly original and captivating, especially to you 90'ies kids. Still relevant!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Very fun platformer. Still holds up well in 2016. Some settings needed to be tweaked to get it to work, but once it works, it still looks really great. 360 controller support also works great. The story is fun, the environments are all creative and original. There aren't a ton of great 3d platformers these days, but Psychonauts still cuts it today.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
56.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
This is truly one of the most unique platformers (should it even be called that though?) that I've ever played. The game may start out a bit slow and feel like any 3D platformer from the era, though once you start entering other peoples minds and exploring their mental worlds you'll start to notice just how different and unique this game is. Through great storytelling and voice-acting it manages to build up a great big world for you to explore with a huge variety between worlds.
The music and graphics are also great and helps build up the atmosphere, though it feels a bit outdated.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Awesome PS2 era platform game! Great gameplay and story, I really enjoyed it. Also, in my experience the port was good in terms of performance and controls although some slight changes to my GPU settings were needed to prevent visual bugs.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
a large ♥♥♥♥ing glitchfest with annoying achievments and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ saving features.
frustrating last level.
would still buy tho, but prepare to freak out a dozen times or more
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
DISCLAIMER: This is a full review, and NOT a first impressions review like all my other reviews, if you want a better full review, then please read better reviews then mine

Psychonauts is a puzzle action game developed and published by none other than Double Fine Productions, the same people behind the fantastic Grim Fandango Remastered and Brutal Legend amongst other games. Psychonauts follows a summer camp for 'children' who are training to become Psychonauts, a special team who enter into the minds of people and fix the issues that one brain may possess

The game's graphics are like that of early Pixar and Laika (Coraline and Paranorman) stop-motion films with it's weird art style. The game's story is enjoyable although some of the missions are sometimes repeated and can get boring after a while

Although the game is pretty old, Psychonauts ran really well on modern day systems (Windows 10) with hardly any crashes or bugs. The game's voice acting is superb and the actors really made their game counterparts really come alive in the game

Psychonauts' length is good, clocking in at around 10-11 hours, the game was satisfying and the ending was nice. Psychonauts is a good puzzle action and for any fans of Double Fine's games or people who like puzzle action games then Psychonauts is the game for you!

RECOMMENDED :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
It holds up to the test of time. I consider it a must have.
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