DescriptionEric 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.
Part of the Following Groups
- Gameplay feature: Multiple endings
- Theme: Psychic powers / Psionics
- Visual technique / style: Live-action cutscenes
|A stunning achievement - quite possibly one of the worst games ever made...||DOS||Colin Rowsell (45)|
|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|
|Entertainment Weekly||DOS||Feb 16, 1996||B||75|
|Power Play||DOS||Feb, 1996||70 out of 100||70|
|PC Player (Brazil)||DOS||May, 1996||70|
|NowGamer||PlayStation||Nov 30, 1995||6.1 out of 10||61|
|Playmag||PlayStation||Apr, 1996||59 out of 100||59|
|Defunct Games||3DO||Feb 12, 2006||41 out of 100||41|
|High Score||DOS||Aug, 1996||1 out of 5||20|
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TriviaA 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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- Wikipedia: Psychic Detective (Information about Psychic Detective at Wikipedia)