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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (2,745 reviews)
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

PC
Mac
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
69.2 hrs on record
How do I describe this game? It's like summer camp if your summer camp was all about Psychically training your mind to burn stuff and shoot lazers. Each Level is based on Mental Disorders/Traumas such as PTSD, Paranoia/Conspiracy, Losing a Parent at a young age, Having an orphanage you worked at burn down while you're out buying groceries, Bipolar Disorder, Napoleon Complex, LITERAL NAPOLEON COMPLEX, etc. It's also written by the main guy on Full Throttle and Grim Fandango and the current owner of Double Fine Productions inc. Tim Shafer.
Posted: October 2
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
"Inception" the game
and the BEST GAME DESIGN EVER!
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.4 hrs on record
This game is a lot of fun, and despite being nearly 10 years old, it still holds up really well and plays great. Most of the game is fun and not frustrating (except for the second to last section of the entire game, right before the final boss; try not to punch your screen there ;) ). This may look like a kids game and may even be meant to be a kids game, but I think anyone of any age who enjoys gaming will have fun with this.

The only negatives are mainly due to its age: low resolution cut-scenes are ugly, yeah the graphics and character models are a bit blocky, the invisible walls you encounter don't seem to conform to the shape of the environment, etc. And that second to last bit of the final level just before the final boss will be an exercise in frustration and anger management. But really, none of these things are bad enough to be a dealbreaker in this game.

Worth getting at its usual price; absolute no-brainer when on sale. :)
Posted: September 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
JUST DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND ACQUIRE THIS MASTERPIECE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND PLAY IT.
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
A rough haiku for Psychonauts:

Brains stolen
Boy becomes Psychonaut
Kisses everyones brains
Posted: September 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
ONe of th best games I have ever had the pleasure of playing. I can't believe it took me this long to finally get around to playing it. Ras is probably the coolest protaganist I've ever seen.

Peace.
Posted: September 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
If this game has anything, it's style. Each level takes place within the psyche of a character. The level design in themselves are just tons of fun to play, vibrant, and creative, but if you dive even deeper into Psychonauts, you can find so much more. Each character however subtley has their own incredibly unique story to tell. Take the time to piece these stories together.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
One of my favorite games! Great art, story and mechanics. All aspects of the game have aged beautifully, and it looks better than ever.

I've played it on the Playstation2, Xbox 360, and now on Steam with a synched controller. Works great with the controller, but there are some minor issues navigating the options menu. Easily solved if you have your keyboard handy. The only problem I've found is that the game frequently crashing when loading levels from fast travel locations. While inconvienent, the quick load times keep the delay to a minimum.

This is the third time I've bought this game, and I'll do it again to put this on as many systems as I own.
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.1 hrs on record
this game is amazing thats all yo need quit everything and make psychonauts 2 you dumbo
Posted: October 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Best. Game. Ever. Thats all you need to know. NEED MORE!!!!! *Looks up psychonauts 2 game and release date* NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! NO PSYCHONAUTS 2!!!!!! :(
Posted: October 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.0 hrs on record
aside from wonky camera from time to time this game is killer
Posted: October 16
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
One of the best adventure games out there.
Posted: October 5
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Beautiful areas, great characters, fantastic writing. Terrible, awkward, dull game play. Watch someone play through this on YouTube!
Posted: October 17
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
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5 of 17 people (29%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
Okay, so before all u Psychonauts lovers condemn me to hell, listing first.

I think Psychonauts is probably one of the greatest comedy platforms of all time. The characters are amazing, The story is goofy and silly, the soundtrack is F**king amazing and the graphics, while dated, are still pretty impressive. The game is a great example of an amazing classic video game.

now for the bad :D:

The game has aged like ♥♥♥♥, gameplay wise. The controls are clunky as f**k, this really doesn't help when trying to platform through some of the amazing level designs. Also speaking of Level Design, some levels are absolutely amazing (milk-man being a stand-out) but then their are levels that just feel so empty. Also the mouse is awful (at times it pans right behind the scenery) and the glitches in the game, random crashes, are just F**king irritating.


Finally Verdict: Psychonauts was a masterpiece, and with all respect is. But if you are a modem gamer and are trying to get in to the platform genre i can not recommend this game. Go back to playing Mark Of The Ninja or super-meat boy.

Yet for them old-school gamers Psychonauts is a most have. :D
Posted: September 24
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1 of 13 people (8%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
I guess this game was fantastic in 2005. Not so fantastic anymore.

There are too many and too long cutscenes. When you launch the game you have to endure 10 minutes or so cutscenes before you have any control. I mean, you can't switch to another window, you can't adjust volume etc.

You are collecting all these things that give you psi-this and psi-that but you don't have powers yet, except for your ridiculous punch. It would make sense to introduce these gradually.

Characters are original and sometimes funny as well. But their dialogs are somewhat childish. It makes me think the whole design is for a younger audience (6-12 year olds).
Posted: October 11
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0 of 11 people (0%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Endgame is so ♥♥♥♥ing tedious
Posted: October 8
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0 of 13 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Don't support fraudsters Tim Schafer and Double Fine.
Posted: September 29
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1 of 16 people (6%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Dont buy anything from double fine they are crooks and Theifs
please look what they are doing with space base df9
Posted: October 15
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12.5 hrs on record
absolutely stunning game. can't believe I've waited this long to give it a try. it's a must have for anyone who's looking for a humorous platformer (kinda like "conkers bad fur day").
Posted: September 28
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