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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 Is this vision a clue? What does it mean?
Psychic Detective 3DO Title screen
Psychic Detective 3DO Jumping into the minds of others lets you listen in on their conversations.
Psychic Detective 3DO Basic gameplay concept - we see these ladies through Eric's view.

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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
Joystick (French) 3DO Jan, 1996 80 out of 100 80
Game Zero 3DO Mar, 1996 39 out of 50 78
Entertainment Weekly DOS Feb 16, 1996 B 75
Power Play DOS Feb, 1996 70 out of 100 70
Playmag PlayStation Apr, 1996 59 out of 100 59
Mega Fun PlayStation Apr, 1996 56 out of 100 56
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

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Trivia

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

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