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Psychic Detective

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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 The story kicks in when this guy is mysteriously killed.
Psychic Detective 3DO Multiple streams of videos (one for each person) means the disc gets filled quickly.
Psychic Detective 3DO Eric plods ahead regardless of whose mind you're in.
Psychic Detective 3DO Title screen

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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

Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jul, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePro (US) 3DO Feb, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Entertainment Weekly DOS Feb 16, 1996 B 75
PC Player (Brazil) DOS May, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Player One PlayStation Apr, 1996 70 out of 100 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
PC Player (Germany) DOS Feb, 1996 46 out of 100 46
The Video Game Critic 3DO Nov 11, 2013 D+ 33
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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Contributed to by Adam Baratz (1353), Terok Nor (17865) and curacao (246)