Psychic Detective

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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 Eric's a scumbag who can see visions when touching objects.
Psychic Detective 3DO Multiple streams of videos (one for each person) means the disc gets filled quickly.
Psychic Detective 3DO Is this vision a clue? What does it mean?
Psychic Detective 3DO Touching objects shows related visions; not usually pleasant.

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

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) 3DO Jan, 1996 80 out of 100 80
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
Entertainment Weekly DOS Feb 16, 1996 B 75
Player One PlayStation Apr, 1996 70 out of 100 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation Dec 28, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Playmag PlayStation Apr, 1996 59 out of 100 59
PC Player (Germany) DOS Feb, 1996 46 out of 100 46
Defunct Games 3DO Feb 12, 2006 41 out of 100 41
The Video Game Critic 3DO Nov 11, 2013 D+ 33


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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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