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 Erik is hired to accompany this lady to a wedding and probe the minds of the guests.
Psychic Detective 3DO Basic gameplay concept - we see these ladies through Eric's view.
Psychic Detective 3DO Jumping into the minds of others lets you listen in on their conversations.

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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
PC Games (Germany) DOS Feb, 1996 79 out of 100 79
Game Zero 3DO Mar, 1996 39 out of 50 78
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
Playmag PlayStation Apr, 1996 59 out of 100 59
PC Joker DOS Mar, 1996 57 out of 100 57
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 4.7 out of 10 47
Quandary DOS May, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
High Score DOS Aug, 1996 1 out of 5 20

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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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