Psychic Detective

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Released
Platforms
Critic Score User Score
3DO
57
4.7
DOS
58
2.9
PlayStation
60
2.7

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 can also touch some objects as he passes.
Psychic Detective 3DO Title screen
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.

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User Reviews

A stunning achievement - quite possibly one of the worst games ever made... DOS Colin Rowsell (45)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) 3DO Feb, 1996 4 out of 5 80
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
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation Dec 28, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Playmag PlayStation Apr, 1996 59 out of 100 59
Video Games 3DO Jan, 1996 59 out of 100 59
Mega Fun 3DO Feb, 1996 59 out of 100 59
PC Joker DOS Mar, 1996 57 out of 100 57
Mega Fun PlayStation Apr, 1996 56 out of 100 56
PC Player (Germany) DOS Feb, 1996 46 out of 100 46

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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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