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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 Title screen
Psychic Detective 3DO Erik is hired to accompany this lady to a wedding and probe the minds of the guests.
Psychic Detective 3DO Let's touch the murder weapon and do some psychic detecting.
Psychic Detective 3DO The story kicks in when this guy is mysteriously killed.

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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
GamePro (US) 3DO Feb, 1996 4 out of 5 80
PC Player (Brazil) DOS May, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
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
Video Games PlayStation May, 1996 57 out of 100 57
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 4.7 out of 10 47
PC Player (Germany) DOS Feb, 1996 46 out of 100 46
High Score DOS Aug, 1996 1 out of 5 20


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Listed "#7 Weirdest PC Game Ever Made" in the April 2001 PCGamer issue.

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