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:
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Very Positive (62 reviews) - 98% of the 62 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (5,090 reviews) - 95% of the 5,090 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

Windows
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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Very Positive (62 reviews)
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dylanharvey1992
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
I am the milkman. My milk is delicious. My milk is true milk. 11/10.
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Famix the Zetan
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
This game has a part where I can run around as Godzilla and fight my coach.

I love it
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gudenau
34.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
An amazing game, great scripts and an interesting visual stlye.
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The Darker Knight
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This, the Rare N64 games and Super Mario Galaxy the pinnacle of platforming.
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Meat
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
I have a copy of this game on PS2. Even on PC, this game feels huge. The PS2 put's the ♥♥♥♥ station 4 and Xwife one to shame. Drink bleach you filthy COD plebs, this is what a real game looks like.
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SlyCooper319
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Gets cheered on by two random kids, only to see they're doing drugs behind my back...
IS THIS.... REAL LIFE
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apply directly to the forehead
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Psychic Kid Name Rasputin shoot the monster with his Psychic Blast, Get Em Rassy boy!
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B a l l a g e
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Good game.
The gameplay is good and the graphic too. Funny game. You can do achievements.
And you can get trading cards.
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johnarcher1998
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
This is an amazing game. It controls well, it has some fun special abilities, and it's like Inside Out in the sense that it deals with what goes on in people's minds in an entertaining way.
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Sylum
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
played it on the first xbox back in the day- rented it at some blockbuster and was pleasantly suprised. still reppin double fine to this very day. Psychonauts is a must play adventure/platformer; the genre is incomplete without it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
This game is one hell of a trip.

Like, it starts off decently normal, where you're in a strange world, at a camp. And you think to yourself, "Huh, well this is an interesting game, sort of weird but oddly addicting too." You expect it to be like other games that you have played. Then all of a sudden, as you continue playing, it just gets weirder and weirder, until you finally except that either you, the game, or both are insane somehow.
You delve into the mind of multiple characters, learning about them, and conquering their fears or "inner demons", freeing them from a bigger problem.

And along the way, you grow pretty attached to the main character of the story. And at the end you just sit back, staring at the main menu of the game, silently saying to yourself, "What the hell just happened?"

11/10 would play again.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Good game.
The gameplay is good and the graphic too. Funny game. You can do achievements.
And you can get trading cards.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
TL;DR
BUY THIS GAME! If you have a controller, I'd recommend it over the keyboard and mouse as I've found it to be much easier to control Raz with a controller instead of the keyboard.

Over a decade and the game still holds up.
Psychonauts is truly a testament to great game design — released over a decade ago and still holds up well. The game features one of the most original stories this side of Spec Ops: The Line, and the humor is on-point though subtle. The characters are unique, and most importantly, human. Each one has their own problems, motivations and quirks. As the story progresses, you'll get to see characters' lives unfold, each one a different arc. I think the true achievement of Psychonaut's storytelling is that you, the protaganist, is never the main character of the story, but simply a conduit. Your actions move the story forward, but it's the lives of others that draw your attention and empathy.

And my god, the level design. Instead of filling the game with gimmicky tricks that are used once (and never again, I'm looking at you Assassin's Creed, Bioshock, Dishonored, etc.), the levels in Psychonauts is designed in such a way that each ability will undoubtedly be used over and over again (except for Clairvoyence). The levels also do not feel repetitive. Even though the core mechanics never change from the first mission to the last, every mission has it's own little gimmick that makes that one particular level feel different than every other level.

The soundtrack is on point, and even though the graphics undoubtedly feel a bit dated, when a game is this good, it doesn't really matter.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
You can burn small woodland creatures WITH THE POWER OF YOUR MIND. Then feast on their charred corpses.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Bow down to our lord Tim Schafer!

....oh, and something about the milkman.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
It's like the console adventure games I would play as a kid but for PC. The story is unique and I was hooked to the game from beginning to end. Even though it's old (2005), it's still a great game to play through any given weekend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Psychonaughts is one of those fun games that never get old, however many times you play it. The story is a methodical journey into people's minds. The battlefield is the imagination. Lots of hidden secrets, hidden collectables and funny moments. Lots of funny moments.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
44.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
I'm not very articulate when it comes to explaining why I like the things I do. This game is no exception but ill give my best shot.

This game is by far firmly seated in my #1 favorite game I have ever played. Sure it has its flaws, its gameplay is a bit sluggish, it has no replay value, the lv design is a tad unorthodox to say the least, and the camera is pretty bad at times, but what it does have is truly a 1 of a kind experience that I probably won't ever relive flaws and all.

Just play it, its cheap and you won't forget it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
This game makes me miss my PS2. This 3D puzzle platformer from Double fine is joyous, the controls are tight, the combat is fun, and the art is good. This game took a decent amount of time to finish, considering it's price, and had fantastic writing. A controller is highly recommended, as there are some precision platforming segments that can be difficult to do with only the eight digital WSAD directions. My only main gripes with this game is that some checkpoints can be placed in quite sadistic places, like near an enemy, and sometimes the camera will move itself into awkward angles. I totally recommend this for anyone who likes a good 3D platformer, even those with potatoes can run this game at lower settings too.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
One of my favorite games of all time. Creative gameplay, amazing art, great action, and a fun to follow story line. This game had it all and still holds up today. A true classic.
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