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Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy (Windows)

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Description

Psi-Ops is an action game with a twist: no longer do you have to rely solely on big weapons and explosions to progress through it - you also have the aid of psychic powers to take down army after army of enemy soldiers.

In the game you take the role of Nick Scryer, a secret agent who had his face reconstructed and mind wiped clean in order to infiltrate a growing psychic organization calling itself The Movement. Nick, however, is captured, but manages to free himself and continue his mission to stop The Movement, regaining his psychic abilities along the way.

The game mixes regular weapons with the weapons of the mind. You'll have access to a series of mind powers, such as Telekinesis (the ability to fling object and soldiers around), Pyrokineses (the ability to set things on fire), Mind Drain (for draining Psi power out of foes' minds) and Remote Viewing (leaving your body behind and exploring the level).

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Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy Windows The machines on the right can be used as traps
Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy Windows The power of telekinesis will help me to cross the broken bridge
Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy Windows With Mind Control, I can possess the mind of that worker (Just like in Oddworld and Messiah)
Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy Windows Remote View lets you leave your body and see through doors

Alternate Titles

  • "超能力战警" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Psi-Ops: Врата разума" -- Russian spelling
  • "Psi-Ops: Psychic Warrior" -- Japanese title
  • "ESPionage" -- Working title

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The Press Says

Shooterplanet Aug 14, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Gamesmania Sep 08, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Mar 04, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Joystick (French) Feb, 2005 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Apr 09, 2005 79 out of 100 79
PC Action Apr 11, 2005 79 out of 100 79
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 2005 75 out of 100 75
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2005 74 out of 100 74
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 21, 2005 14 out of 20 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

German version

There a number of changes when playing the game with German language settings:
  • All blood and gore effects were removed. However, there are a few scenes which are still bloody.
  • The ragdoll effects on corpses were removed.
  • When using the PSI ability mind control, it is no longer possible to force enemies into committing suicide.
A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

Japanese version

The cover for the Japanese version of the game features artwork by the former SNK artist (who later joined Capcom) Toshiaki Mori, known by fans as Shinkiro.

References

Nick Scryer's last name was originally going to be "Geller." This is a reference to Uri Geller, a famous magician who claims to be psychic.

Music

An instrumental version of "With my Mind" can be heard in the elevator of the fifth stage.

Target release

A "bonus" version of the game can be found at Target stores. It contains a music CD featuring the game's theme song, "With My Mind," and three other songs by Cold.

Information also contributed by Karthik KANE and M4R14N0

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