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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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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smileyraged
( 26.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
best 99cents spent on steam sale hands down
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mildhighclub 廱
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This is a very very enjoyable platformer.
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thurla72
( 33.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game revolutionized my childhood. It will take you into the minds of several people ranging from an old soldier, to an old actress. The dialogue in this game is almost always hilarious, even if I have heard it enough times to have it memorized.

Explore the campgrounds of Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp and pick up a burger at the main lodge...if they ever get done cooking.
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Excruciate
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I got this in a humblebundle deal that I paid $1 for to get something else. I tried it anyway and I stood this as long as I could which was about two hours + some more from leaving it running while I slept to get the card drops to sell. It was just way too boring and kiddy. I started falling asleep while running around the town because it just never seemed like anything I was doing was for any purpose and was just dull as fk. The boring gameplay, extreme goofiness, and god awful country backwoods background music drilling into my brain were quite enough for me. If I could sell this and only got five cents out of it, I would consider that fair. So many classic games that are way, way, way better than this exist if you just take a minute and look. Actually it wouldn't even take a minute. You could find a better game than this in literally a matter of seconds.
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somniasnivy
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
While an objective look at trailers make its visuals look to straddle the line between "stylized" and "hideous", in practice they take second seat to a thematically solid and inventive platformer and its fun characters, competent voice cast, and, most of all, impressive level design.
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Sonnington
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This game is great. It's magical and whimsical and the graphics hold up pretty darn good. This is a must-have, all-time classic 3d platformer.
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MLG PRO GAMER IN THE WORLD
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
11/10 PERTTY GOOODOODODEFHSHDKFSDf
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Weebaloo
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Nostalgia Review
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Solely Sophie
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Psychonauts is easily one of the most unique games available. It's the right combination of quirk, sass, eye-candy, and humor bundled with phenomenal (while corny, in several respects) storytelling and a particular sense of fervor that's difficult to come by, pertaining to character development and sentimental value in the setting.

Psychonauts is a game that you can forget the world with. Sit down, relax with a controller, and immerse yourself. Definitely recommended.
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Drubie
( 21.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This game rules. The psi mechanics are fun and open-ended, and every level feels great in its own unique way (except for that theater level). The writing is also really memorable: Very darkly comic, like some sort of demented Saturday morning cartoon. Actually everything about this game is like some sort of demented Saturday morning cartoon. If you like 3D platformers at all, you should definitely check this out.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
75 of 81 people (93%) found this review helpful
44 people found this review funny
Recommended
36.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
If you think the graphics suck, then:
1) You're wrong.
2) Buy the game.
3) Obsess over the characters and plot.
4) Buy all the merch.
5) Cry until Psychonauts 2 comes out.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Product received for free
I'm not normally a fan of platformers; I get frustrated far too easily.

Psychonauts, though, is different.

It's easy enough to be entertaining, well-written (silly dialogue and nods to pop-culture abound), and the voice-acting is amusing and well-performed.

On some video cards, the background and some scenery may flicker, but it's not bad enough to affect play.

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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
A decent 3D platformer for children aged 1 to 92.

Psychonaut's strength is its charm - you play as Raz, a psychocadet, training to be a psychonaut. Psychonauts travel through others minds - an inception-like endeavor - often helping the individual reach some closure. Adults will appreciate the intricacies - you collect mind fragments, clear mind webs, and open emotional baggage. Every mind/level is unique, a reflection of the individual's personality with each introducing interesting mechanics.

Honestly, I feel like Psychonauts is an interesting piece which tries to illustrate the uniqueness of the mind. It tries to get us to take another's perspectives - to, like Raz, explore their mind.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Buy it. It's an amazing game starring the voice of Zim from Invader Zim.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Firts let me say that I never played this game back in 2005, I only heard of it back in 2006 when I bought the game JAWS Unleashed because the game had a promotional video on the extras section, I regret not playing this master piece a of game back then because it is one of those games that leaves you a hearthwarming feeling when you complete it, let it be the story or the world design (thinking about Mario sunshine or Starfox Adventures), anyway I really liked the game and it deserves all the recognition it did not have back in the early 2000's.

10/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
This is easily one of my favourite games of all time. Not only is it funny and quirky, the plot is fantastic, the ideas are brilliant and it's one of those games that is never frustrating, it's always a pleasure to play and very rewarding. I would happily pay £20 for this game, it's definitely worth getting
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
33.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Bias: I am a dino. I like to dream I have super psychic powers.

Review long time coming. One of the first games I got on steam. If you have not played this game. You should
Quirky, funny, and involves a lot of brain stealing shenanigans. Totally worth playing this. To be honest, I have enjoyed all the Double Fine titles I have played - This one led to me playing Brutal Legend and Costume Quest.

Your quest is to allow the power of your untapped mind to save the kids of Whispering Rock from having their minds stolen and used by the mad man.

This is a fun puzzle platformer with a lot of imagination and creativity. A lot of interesting backgrounds and imagery to suck you into the world of psychic powers. It was an enjoyable experience solving puzzles and fight bosses throughout the game

I do hope a sequel is released. It would definitely go to the top of my to play list.

10/10 from me. Though the game is from 2005, it is still enjoyable and quite playable. With strong story, good puzzles, and fun boss fights.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I had this in my library for over a year and a half before I finally finished it. I regret to not have done so much earlier, because this is truely an outstanding game. I'm really envious of the amount of creativity. There are so many details and humorous easter eggs. It's pretty lengthy as well. Much content. Lots of good!

What makes this game special first and foremost is the jarring design - that makes the characters, the voices, the dialogue, the level architecture + gimmicks and naturally the humour. What I like about it is, that it takes itself serious enough to not become a total joke. It's not constantly funny and that's a good thing.

I also like the structure and all the little conveniences. You have a Hub-world with multiple screens where you can free-roam to collect goodies. You have a transit system for fast travel and can get information at every moment so you never have to leave the game if you're stuck. The actual levels are in people's mind, and boy, did they make sure everyone feels unique. They are thinking out of the box more that in the box if you know what I mean. There is also a level select screen, the collective unconscious - another means to give you quick and easy control over where to go.

Psychonauts is a blend of different genres. It's a 3D-Platformer but also an Action-Adventure game. These elements are served in rotation and there are long stretches where one of these takes a backseat. For example, sometimes you are significantly jumping around more and collecting stuff, Other times it's more about item management and problem solving and then there is straight-out combat. Very good pacing, both gameplay-wise and visually.

And there is a lot to do... the feature list of the game mechanics are staggering. It could be tedious at some point or the other to collect all figments, say like 243 in a huge screen, but most of the time it feels very good to get everything. In some places it is a little glitchy and frustrating. You eventually get annoyed in your attempt to conquer all of it. Like, when you set the enemy on fire and he runs into you and passes in on, making you run around uncontrollably. Or when you can't get enough momentum to jump high enough off off a trampoline. Or when you're trapped in a tight space and jiggle around to get free. Yeah... be prepared for this. At that point you're probably willing to forgive more easily when the game has won you over.

A little tip to prevent you from having the same start as me: As soon as you reach level 3 (from 10) you get a new mode of transport and that changes everything.

Play with a gamepad!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Psychonauts is easily one of the most unique games available. It's the right combination of quirk, sass, eye-candy, and humor bundled with phenomenal (while corny, in several respects) storytelling and a particular sense of fervor that's difficult to come by, pertaining to character development and sentimental value in the setting.

Psychonauts is a game that you can forget the world with. Sit down, relax with a controller, and immerse yourself. Definitely recommended.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful