Eric Fox is a psychic who lives in San Francisco and earns his living performing magic shows in seedy nightclubs. This changes when Eric meets Laina, a mysterious woman who trains him to venture inside other people's minds. Laina then hires Eric as a private detective to travel into the minds of the people who attend a wake held in honor of her father, which has died under unclear circumstances.

Psychic Detective is an interactive movie with adventure elements. The player can choose people whose minds Eric is able to read, and also interact with objects for further insight into the storyline. Many of these decisions and interaction choices branch the storyline, leading it to different endings; one of these endings is reached if the player chooses not to interact at all and let the movie unfold by itself.


Psychic Detective 3DO Let's touch the murder weapon and do some psychic detecting.
Psychic Detective 3DO Opening credits
Psychic Detective 3DO Eric can also touch some objects as he passes.
Psychic Detective 3DO Title screen

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User Reviews

A stunning achievement - quite possibly one of the worst games ever made... DOS Colin Rowsell (45)

Critic Reviews

Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jul, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS Feb, 1996 79 out of 100 79
PC Player (Brazil) DOS May, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play DOS Feb, 1996 70 out of 100 70
Video Games 3DO Jan, 1996 59 out of 100 59
Mega Fun PlayStation Apr, 1996 56 out of 100 56
PC Player (Germany) DOS Feb, 1996 46 out of 100 46
Quandary DOS May, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Video Game Critic 3DO Nov 11, 2013 D+ 33
High Score DOS Aug, 1996 1 out of 5 20


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Playstation version

There are a number of suggestive scenes (including a softcore sex scene) that are absent from the Playstation release. The PC and 3DO versions have these scenes intact, however.


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    • April 2001 - #7 Weirdest PC Game Ever Made
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