Psychic Detective

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
3DO
57
4.7
DOS
58
2.9
PlayStation
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2.7

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 Eric's a scumbag who can see visions when touching objects.
Psychic Detective 3DO Opening credits
Psychic Detective 3DO Basic gameplay concept - we see these ladies through Eric's view.
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

Joystick (French) 3DO Jan, 1996 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) 3DO Feb, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Entertainment Weekly DOS Feb 16, 1996 B 75
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
Video Games PlayStation May, 1996 57 out of 100 57
Defunct Games 3DO Feb 12, 2006 41 out of 100 41
The Video Game Critic 3DO Nov 11, 2013 D+ 33
Game Players 3DO Mar, 1996 28 out of 100 28

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Trivia

A few of the actors in Psychic Detective are no strangers to the video game world. Jarion Monroe, who played "Lexi Golitsyn" (a.k.a. "Max Mirage") in the game, has done voice work for several games, including Silent Hill, American McGee's Alice, and most recently, Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo. Zachary Barton, known as "Monica Pozok" in the game, played "Commander Jenn" in Star Wars: Rebel Assault II and provided voice work for Full Throttle. Finally, Marcia Pizzo ("Sylvia Bourget") went on to star alongside esteemed actor Malcolm McDowell in Mummy: Tomb of the Pharaoh.

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