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 Basic gameplay concept - we see these ladies through Eric's view.
Psychic Detective 3DO Eric's a scumbag who can see visions when touching objects.
Psychic Detective 3DO Multiple streams of videos (one for each person) means the disc gets filled quickly.
Psychic Detective 3DO Touching objects shows related visions; not usually pleasant.

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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
NowGamer PlayStation Nov 30, 1995 6.1 out of 10 61
Mega Fun 3DO Feb, 1996 59 out of 100 59
Video Games PlayStation May, 1996 57 out of 100 57
Mega Fun PlayStation Apr, 1996 56 out of 100 56
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 4.7 out of 10 47
Quandary DOS May, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Video Game Critic 3DO Nov 11, 2013 D+ 33
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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