User Reviews

What a great, underrated and overlooked game! PlayStation 2 EboMike (3138)
Essentially, you'll only love this game for its "psi" abilities. PlayStation 2 Reborn_Demon (136)
With great power comes a great... amount of fun! Xbox Tiroloco (24)

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Windows 12 3.8
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Combined User Score 20 3.8


Critic Reviews

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XboxGame Freaks 365 (Jun 19, 2004)
How long is Psi Ops going to last you? I clocked in at about ten odd hours, but the average gamer would beat it in about twelve. This, like Freedom Fighters, is a game that I would willingly play completely through a second time. That's an accomplishment in and of itself that Midway should be proud of. Psi Ops is this summer's hottest game.
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XboxGame Informer Magazine (Jul, 2004)
Psi-Ops may sound like Generic Action Game Number 2,540, yet it's unlike any title you've seen before, and will likely leave you breathless and craving more when the credits roll.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine (Jul, 2004)
Psi-Ops may sound like Generic Action Game Number 2,540, yet it's unlike any title you've seen before, and will likely leave you breathless and craving more when the credits roll.
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XboxKombo.com (Jul 13, 2004)
The subject of this evaluation is “Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy”… let’s just dwell on how lame that sounds for a minute. That has got to be the most cliché and tacky name for a video game ever. Unfortunately, the lame name of the game, along with the hit-or-miss track record of the developer, will probably discourage thousands of people from ever purchasing or renting Psi-Ops. I say “unfortunately” because Psi-Ops is the best game I’ve played all year. Psi-Ops does what some thought would never be done: it stands up against Halo and GTA on all levels. If you are looking for something equally enjoyable, playable, and lasting, we have a gift from the video game gods in Psi-Ops.
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PlayStation 2GameZone (Jun 23, 2004)
When I was a little kid I only had two wishes, world peace and having super powers cool enough to take over the world. Through the years, I've grown wiser and realize it's ridiculous to wish for something that will never happen, world peace. Finally, I have got my hands on a game that presents a solid action/adventure base with powers everyone wants to have in real life, Psi Ops. This is the closest anyone will ever get to having real Psi powers...or will it?
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XboxGameZone (Jun 21, 2004)
The mind can be the most powerful weapon around and if you just happen to get on Nick Scryer’s bad side then don’t expect his wrath to come from a mere pistol but rather the power of his dangerous mind. At a moment’s notice you can find yourself floating across the room and being dropped from enormous heights or perhaps you’d lose all control of your own mind and decide to attack your friends in a suicidal rage. In Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy, you’ll come to discover that Nick’s mind powers aren’t just parlor tricks but unique weapons--and boy are they fun to unleash.
85
PlayStation 24Players.de (Oct 16, 2004)
Selbst ohne die PSI-Fähigkeiten stellt Nick Scryer viele seiner Genre-Kollegen in den Schatten. Doch zusammen mit Telekinese, Pyrokinese, Geisteskontrolle usw. ist Psi-Ops einer der ansprechendsten Third-Person-Titel, der derzeit zu haben ist. Explosiv in Szene gesetzt habt ihr jederzeit zahlreiche Möglichkeiten, die nicht gerade clever agierenden Gegner auszuschalten und die sporadisch auftauchenden Rätsel zu lösen. Natürlich werden sich einige an Second Sight von Codemasters erinnert fühlen, doch die knalligere und actionhaltigere Welt von Psi-Ops zieht einen einfach stärker in den Bann. Technisch ebenfalls sehr gut bleiben nur die sich schnell wiederholenden Soundeffekte und die ab und an merkwürdig unpassende Musik hinter der hohen Qualität zurück, die sich durch das Spiel zieht. Der Wiederspielwert sinkt nach dem Ende allerdings in den Keller, da es nicht all zu viel ohne Cheats freizuspielen sowie abseits des durchwachsenen Koop-Modus keinerlei Mehrspieler-Möglichkeiten gibt.
85
WindowsShooterplanet (Aug 14, 2005)
Abgefahren! Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy bietet wirklich alles, was das Shooterherz begehrt. Die Schlachten sind actionreich, die Fähigkeiten des Helden einfach nur cool. Atmophärisch und spielerisch ein absoluter Toptitel, nur der fehlende Koop-Modus und einige kleinere Fehler verhindern hier eine höhere Wertung. "Bombastisches Actionspektakel!"
85
XboxExtreme Gamer (Jun 28, 2004)
Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy really surprised me and turned out to be more than 'just another action game'. Psi-Ops will keep your attention start to finish; and you'll have a blast with the games physics and psi-abilities. The great thing about the game is that you can take it on at your own pace, with your own style. Pick this sucka Up, and enjoy a bowl of brain soup.
85
XboxGame Over Online (Jul 09, 2004)
A mind is a terrible thing to waste, especially when it can be erased and manipulated. Imagine if you will, an army of mindless zombies overrunning military and industrial complexes. Soldiers that attempt to fight these hordes off are not only powerless to stop them, but fall and rejoin the fight on the side of the enemy. No, I’m not laying out an episode of the Twilight Zone or a schematic for Resident Evil 5. Instead, I’m describing Midway’s latest action game, Psi-Ops. Much more than a simple adventure with fictional elements, Psi-Ops makes a case that your brainpower is often more dangerous than your bullets.
85
XboxIGN (Jun 14, 2004)
With Psi-Ops, Midway has managed to create a well-rounded third-person shooter with an optional stealth component. It's a game that necessitates the use of its initially gimmicky psionic slant, but also provides gamers the option to approach situations with a little more finesse than its mundane competitors would.
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PlayStation 2IGN (Jun 14, 2004)
With Psi-Ops, Midway has managed to create a well-rounded third-person shooter with an optional stealth component. It's a game that necessitates the use of its initially gimmicky Psionic slant, but also provides gamers the option to approach situations with a little more finesse than its mundane competitors would.
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PlayStation 2Softpedia (May 21, 2006)
Psi-Ops is a surprisingly good game and a breath of fresh air in the crowded action genre. If the idea of psychic powers tickles your fancy, this one's a keeper.
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XboxGamesmania.de (Sep 08, 2004)
Knapp vorbei ist auch daneben! Wäre das Ende nicht so verhunzt worden, hätte Psi Ops die 90% geknackt, denn das Gameplay ist schlicht und ergreifen Award-Trächtig. Auch wenn es makaber klingt, selten hatte ich als Tester so ein böses Grinsen auf den Lippen als bei Midways Action-Streich - und neben schnellen Reflexen wird auch noch das Hirn gefordert. Wer Spiele ohnehin nicht immer durchzockt oder auch mal frustige Stellen wegsteckt, der sollte auf alle Fälle zugreifen! Verwöhnte Spieler hoffen derweil auf einen zweiten Teil.
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PlayStation 2Gamesmania.de (Sep 08, 2004)
Knapp vorbei ist auch daneben! Wäre das Ende nicht so verhunzt worden, hätte Psi Ops die 90% geknackt, denn das Gameplay ist schlicht und ergreifen Award-Trächtig. Auch wenn es makaber klingt, selten hatte ich als Tester so ein böses Grinsen auf den Lippen als bei Midways Action-Streich - und neben schnellen Reflexen wird auch noch das Hirn gefordert. Wer Spiele ohnehin nicht immer durchzockt oder auch mal frustige Stellen wegsteckt, der sollte auf alle Fälle zugreifen! Verwöhnte Spieler hoffen derweil auf einen zweiten Teil.
84
WindowsGamesmania.de (Sep 08, 2004)
Knapp vorbei ist auch daneben! Wäre das Ende nicht so verhunzt worden, hätte Psi Ops die 90% geknackt, denn das Gameplay ist schlicht und ergreifen Award-Trächtig. Auch wenn es makaber klingt, selten hatte ich als Tester so ein böses Grinsen auf den Lippen als bei Midways Action-Streich - und neben schnellen Reflexen wird auch noch das Hirn gefordert. Wer Spiele ohnehin nicht immer durchzockt oder auch mal frustige Stellen wegsteckt, der sollte auf alle Fälle zugreifen! Verwöhnte Spieler hoffen derweil auf einen zweiten Teil.
84
XboxGameSpot (Jun 14, 2004)
Sometimes great gameplay mechanics or a simple but effective twist on an existing formula is enough to turn what would otherwise be a run-of-the-mill experience into a fresh-feeling, well-conceived game. Take Midway's latest release, Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy. For the most part, the game is your average military-themed third-person action adventure, complete with locked doors, navigation puzzles, and pattern-based boss battles against a variety of colorful foes. But Psi-Ops sets itself apart incredibly well with its series of well-implemented psychic abilities.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot (Jun 14, 2004)
Sometimes great gameplay mechanics or a simple but effective twist on an existing formula is enough to turn what would otherwise be a run-of-the-mill experience into a fresh-feeling, well-conceived game. Take Midway's latest release, Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy. For the most part, the game is your average military-themed third-person action adventure, complete with locked doors, navigation puzzles, and pattern-based boss battles against a variety of colorful foes. But Psi-Ops sets itself apart incredibly well with its series of well-implemented psychic abilities.
80
PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK) (Aug 23, 2004)
The player is gradually presented with a whole pile of new toys and effectively told to just get on with it, which makes every level something you can tackle the way you want to. Throw in tons of bonus content, extra unlockable levels (nice isolated one-off challenges, as opposed to full on missions), co-op play (a very welcome addition that comes highly recommended if you have a likeminded buddy...) and you've got a decent value package that will be irresistible once it's brought down from its lofty full price perch. Not quite essential, but the very definition of solid, and the flashes of originality reflect a refreshing spirit of adventure from Midway right now.
80
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru) (Mar 04, 2005)
Девять часов кряду мы сооружаем баррикады из ящиков, вселяемся в глупых техников, чтобы открыть секретные хранилища, подсматриваем шифры в наглухо запертых кабинетах, обманываем автопушки и участвуем в интерактивных "глюках". Игра, чертовски скоротечная даже по современным меркам жанра, крепко держит нас вплоть до уходящей в потенциальный сиквел концовки. Развлекать тут умеют, причем без привычного в консольных шутерах бешеного "респауна" — он начинается тогда, когда кто-то нажимает на кнопку тревоги, а это происходит не чаще, чем, допустим, в NOLF 2.
80
XboxXbox Nation (XBN) (Aug, 2004)
As a veritable demolitionist's playground, Conspiracy proves a most promising affair, that rare release so packed with potential that the inevitable sequel is actually an already exciting prospect. Deftly illustrating what deliberate design, midcycle console familiarity, and ample development time can do for a game, it's an impressive debut-still, it could have been great.
80
WindowsJoystick (French) (Feb, 2005)
Un bon jeu, bien fait, d'une durée de vie correcte, sans bugs, avec une trame intéressante. Du genre qu'on aimerait voir plus souvent, en somme. De son passé console, on hérite malheureusement de textures en basse résolution un peu désagréable et de contrôles parfois chaotiques.
80
PlayStation 2UOL Jogos (Jun 07, 2004)
"Psi-Ops" surpreende por incorporar uma mecânica diferente que expande a gama de opções do jogador para ultrapassar seus desafios, dando não apenas uma sensação de poder, mas permitindo muita variedade na jogabilidade. Com um pouco mais de cuidado no design das fases, o game poderia ser um clássico.
80
PlayStation 2videogamer.com (Sep 30, 2004)
If this were just a regular shoot-em up, it would struggle to be seen from within the pack. By throwing some new ideas into the mix, it represents one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences in recent memory. It does something different, and it does it well. Hell, this game makes me want to be a Jedi a whole lot more than Jedi Knight ever did. This game is recommended to anyone, and offers a refreshing tonic to the usual standard 3rd person shooter. The physics revolution starts here.
80
Xboxvideogamer.com (Sep 30, 2004)
If this were just a regular shoot-em up, it would struggle to be seen from within the pack. By throwing some new ideas into the mix, it represents one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences in recent memory. It does something different, and it does it well. Hell, this game makes me want to be a Jedi a whole lot more than Jedi Knight ever did. This game is recommended to anyone, and offers a refreshing tonic to the usual standard 3rd person shooter. The physics revolution starts here.
80
XboxGamePro (US) (Jul 01, 2004)
You?re deep inside the enemy base, surrounded by five heavily armed soldiers. Nearby, there are three wooden crates and two combustible tanks, but you?re dangerously low on ammo, and your life gauge is near empty. Do you use telekinesis to toss the soldiers around and take their guns, or do you squash them with crates and immolate them with the tanks while grabbing health packs from across the walkway with your mind? Or, do you possess the guard nearest you and open fire on the rest before taking a nosedive through the window?
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XboxGameSpy (Jun 10, 2004)
While Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy doesn't break a lot of new ground in the action or stealth fronts, the addition of psychic powers adds a boatload of entertainment value. Thanks to some of the best ragdoll physics ever seen on a console, you'll be happily tossing burning enemies into walls or off bridges for hours.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy (Jun 10, 2004)
While Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy doesn't break a lot of new ground in the action or stealth fronts, the addition of psychic powers adds a boatload of entertainment value. Thanks to some of the best ragdoll physics ever seen on the PS2, you'll be happily tossing burning enemies into walls or off bridges for hours. Hmmmm, maybe this IS more fun than peeping on my neighbor.
80
PlayStation 21UP (Jun 13, 2004)
In the making of video included on the Psi-Ops disc, the developers mention that because of the free-form nature of the different psi powers, they have essentially given players ways to break the game. For example, one of the powers you can use in the game is telekinesis. If you walk into a room and the enemy is ducking behind a crate while shooting at you, it may be difficult to pick him off with your gun. But if you use telekinesis, you can easily grab him with your mind and throw him around the room. Or, you can pick up the crate he is hiding behind and smash it, also using your mind while you stay hidden away from harm. Or, you can pick up the crate and throw it at him for a quick knockout. If you are near a cliff, you can even throw an enemy off the side in about three seconds -- it's a simple process that makes it very easy to clear a room.
80
PlayStation 2Armchair Empire, The (Jul 14, 2004)
All in all, Psi-Ops is a great looking and sounding game that has a few flaws in execution but is a pretty fun way to waste a few hours.
79
WindowsPC Action (Apr 11, 2005)
Ich finde John Scryers Abenteuer super. Keine nervigen Rätseleinlagen - stattdessen Action pur. Nach der Hälfte geht dem Titel aber ein wenig die Luft aus. Durch das ausgegorene Spieldesign tobt die Motivation allerdings stets auf Rauschniveau.
79
WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Apr 09, 2005)
Was ist passiert? Als Nick Scrayer in einer Gefängniszelle aufwacht, kann er sich an nichts erinnern. Weder wer er ist noch wie er dorthin gekommen ist. Immerhin scheint er in netter Gesellschaft zu sein. Eine süße Blondine beugt sich über ihn. Doch statt eines Kusses gibt sie ihm eine Pistole und öffnet die Tür. Jetzt haben Sie nicht nur das Schicksal des Muskel-pakets in den Händen, sondern - wie die schöne Unbekannte verlauten lässt - auch das der Erde. Ihr Peiniger, ein wahnsinniger General, will nämlich die Weltherrschaft an sich reißen. Aus der Verfolgerperspektive bahnen Sie sich in bester Metal Gear Solid-Manier den Weg durch ein weit verzweigtes Tunnelsystem und versuchen, die Pläne des Spinners zu durchkreuzen.
75
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com (Sep 28, 2004)
Concurrent direct de Second Sight sur un terrain pratiquement vierge il y'a encore peu de temps, Psi-Ops tient ses promesses avec panache, et propose une aventure riche, au gameplay attirant et à l'ambiance prenante. Sans égaler le côté "torturé" de son confrère de chez Codemasters, le dernier titre de Midway met lui plus en avant l'utilisation des pouvoirs psychiques face à l'inconnu, et privilégie l'action. A vous de choisir votre camp. Une dernière chose, vous aurez parfois à faire avec de la violence assez gratuite qui nuit un peu au plaisir pris.
75
XboxJeuxvideo.com (Oct 01, 2004)
Concurrent direct de Second Sight sur un terrain pratiquement vierge il y'a encore peu de temps, Psi-Ops tient ses promesses avec panache, et propose une aventure riche, au gameplay attirant et à l'ambiance prenante. Sans égaler le côté "torturé" de son confrère de chez Codemasters, le dernier titre de Midway met lui plus en avant l'utilisation des pouvoirs psychiques face à l'inconnu, et privilégie l'action. A vous de choisir votre camp. Une dernière chose, vous aurez parfois à faire avec de la violence assez gratuite qui nuit un peu au plaisir pris.
75
WindowsGameplay (Benelux) (Apr, 2005)
Psi-Ops is een verrassend 3D Actie Adventure dat terecht met de titel 'Beste consoleport van de maand' gaat lopen.
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XboxDreamStation.cc (Sep 19, 2004)
Can’t argue with gameplay that is revolutionary, simple, and fun. Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy is a great way to use the powers you’ve wanted to use since you were eight. Unfortunately the game is dragged down by a combination of laughable scripting and horrible voice acting that has me reaching for the mute button every time I feel plot development coming on. Also lack of replay value means the gameplay experience is short. Sure the mini-games are well thought out but really won't have you playing them once the game is done. And the co-op mode, in which one person controls the psi powers and shooting while the other controls movements and aiming, is more confusing then entertaining. Of course Psi-Ops’ two main flaws are fixable and with great core gameplay a sequel could really make some noise.
75
PlayStation 2Game Revolution (Jun, 2004)
At their best, video games are playable daydreams. You flip on your system and suddenly go from Ordinary You to Buff Government Experiment who can throttle enemies with your mind while a skinny, psychic blonde coos and purrs about how potent you are. In this sense, Midway’s new Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy is a dream come true.
74
WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Apr, 2005)
Psi-Ops weckt zu Beginn wenig Begeisterung: Die Wände sind grau, die Waffen unspektakulär, und coole Psi-Kräfte lerne ich erst nach und nach. Auch die an sich gute Handlung kommt nur langsam in Fahrt. Doch das Spiel steigert sich.
70
XboxX-Power (Oct 17, 2004)
Al bij al is Psi-Ops dus een vrij geslaagde game te noemen. De cadeauverpakking is misschien niet de beste die we al op XBOX tegen gekomen zijn, maar de gameplay is goed genoeg om menig speler aan zijn scherm gekluisterd te houden. Je zult ongeveer 10 à 12 uur nodig hebben om je doorheen de game te ploegen. Voor de echte fans blijft de game een must want er zijn nog een hele hoop extra's te unlocken die je ongetwijfeld nog vele uren zullen bezig houden. De game heeft bitter weinig minpunten en alleen het verhaal is een beetje de zwakke schakel van de game te noemen, maar voor de rest is het een game die menig gamer zal kunnen bekoren. Misschien niet de beste game die je ooit gespeeld zult hebben, maar het is zeker de moeite waard om op z'n minst is een keertje gaan te huren.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com (Feb 21, 2005)
Même s'il essaie de s'ouvrir un peu laborieusement à l'infiltration, Psi-Ops reste avant tout un jeu d'action plutôt primaire qui doit essentiellement son charme à la présence des aptitudes paranormales du héros. Avec plus de travail dans le game design, voilà un jeu qui aurait pu frapper plus fort encore.
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XboxYahoo! Games (Jul 15, 2004)
Although "rag-doll" physics have appeared in many action games recently, they're usually added for superficial reasons. Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy is different. Thanks to a central character with the power to move things with his mind, manipulating the physics system is crucial to success.
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XboxDiehard GameFan (Jun 22, 2004)
Psi-Ops is a highly original game bogged down with some serious issues, but it still worth playing to see how creative the developers of this game were. There are aspects of Psi-Ops you have never seen before in gaming and it boasts a magnificent physics engine. However, it’s still better off as a rental instead of a purchase due to the fact it can be quite boring for lengthy periods of gaming and also is rather quick to beat. Too bad, as high sales will equal a sequel and get the developers to fix the issues this game sorely needs repair work on.