Description

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.

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Psychic Detective 3DO Title screen
Psychic Detective 3DO Jump to their minds and see the real-time event from their perspective.
Psychic Detective 3DO Multiple streams of videos (one for each person) means the disc gets filled quickly.
Psychic Detective 3DO Erik is hired to accompany this lady to a wedding and probe the minds of the guests.

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Player One PlayStation Apr, 1996 70 out of 100 70
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
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation Dec 28, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Defunct Games 3DO Feb 12, 2006 41 out of 100 41
Quandary DOS May, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Video Game Critic 3DO Nov 11, 2013 D+ 33
Game Players 3DO Mar, 1996 28 out of 100 28
High Score DOS Aug, 1996 1 out of 5 20
Score DOS Feb, 1996 1 out of 10 10

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Trivia

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.

Awards

  • PCGamer
    • April 2001 - #7 Weirdest PC Game Ever Made
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