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Psychic Detective

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Developed by
Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
3DO
57
4.3
DOS
58
2.6
PlayStation
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2.2

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.

Screenshots

Psychic Detective 3DO Eric's a scumbag who can see visions when touching objects.
Psychic Detective 3DO Is this vision a clue? What does it mean?
Psychic Detective 3DO The story kicks in when this guy is mysteriously killed.
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)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) 3DO Feb, 1996 4 out of 5 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
Power Play DOS Feb, 1996 70 out of 100 70
Playmag PlayStation Apr, 1996 59 out of 100 59
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
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

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.

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Contributed to by Adam Baratz (1353), Terok Nor (17855) and curacao (246)