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Psychic Detective

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MobyRank MobyScore
3DO
57
4.3
DOS
58
2.6
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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 Eric plods ahead regardless of whose mind you're in.
Psychic Detective 3DO Jump to their minds and see the real-time event from their perspective.
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)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) 3DO Feb, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jul, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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
NowGamer PlayStation Nov 30, 1995 6.1 out of 10 61
Playmag PlayStation Apr, 1996 59 out of 100 59
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 4.7 out of 10 47
Defunct Games 3DO Feb 12, 2006 41 out of 100 41
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

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

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