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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 Let's touch the murder weapon and do some psychic detecting.
Psychic Detective 3DO Multiple streams of videos (one for each person) means the disc gets filled quickly.
Psychic Detective 3DO Title screen
Psychic Detective 3DO Jumping into the minds of others lets you listen in on their conversations.

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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

Game Zero 3DO Mar, 1996 39 out of 50 78
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
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation Dec 28, 2005 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 4.7 out of 10 47
PC Player (Germany) DOS Feb, 1996 46 out of 100 46
Defunct Games 3DO Feb 12, 2006 41 out of 100 41
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

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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