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Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy (Xbox)

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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 Xbox My first objective: disabling the generators.
Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy Xbox Whenever you gain a new Psi ability, you're taken back to when you trained in a flashback to learn about the ability.
Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy Xbox Each mission has multiple objectives, and maybe some tips.
Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy Xbox Making an enemy hover using telekinesis.

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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User Reviews

With great power comes a great... amount of fun! Tiroloco (24) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars

The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2004 9 out of 10 90
IGN Jun 14, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Over Online Jul 09, 2004 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Jun 14, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
Gamesmania Sep 08, 2004 84 out of 100 84
GamePro (US) Jul 01, 2004 4 out of 5 80
videogamer.com Sep 30, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Xbox Nation (XBN) Aug, 2004 8 out of 10 80
DreamStation.cc Sep 19, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
X-Power Oct 17, 2004 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

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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PhoenixFire (83) added Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy (Xbox) on Jun 15, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Karthik KANE (460) and PhoenixFire (83)