developer: Double Fine Productions, Inc.
publisher: Majesco Entertainment
Game mode: single player
Psychonauts originally debuted in 2005 on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. The PS4, PC and etc. version is available only in digital form that can be bought through PlayStation Store. The new edition features graphics scaled up to 1080p and supports Trophies.
Psychonauts is a surrealistic platform game with action presented by using a third-person perspective.
The main protagonist of Psychonauts for PS4, PC and etc. is Raz – a young cadet of the summer camp for kids with paranormal abilities. During the preparations to winning the levitation badge he discovers that someone is kidnapping other recruits and stealing their minds. Raz must fight against the madman in the minds of various people. There he must face nightmares and demons of the owners of the minds. In order to stop the evil madman the protagonist must obtain all psychic skills, thus becoming a powerful paranormal warrior – a psychonaut.
The game features thirteen varied levels. Three of them take place in the real world. The remaining ten takes place in the wacky minds of various characters. The protagonist must save them from crazy thoughts. In order to do it, he must solve many weird riddles.
Luckily, Raz knows many ways to beat the obstacles on his way. The young adept can swim, run, climb and sneak up. Additionally, he can take advantage of various parts of his surroundings like trampolines, walls and slides. He can eliminate his opponents with Psi-Blast, a psychic energy that removes nightmares. After some time the protagonist gains new psychic powers like telekinesis, levitation, invisibility and pyrokinesis.
Psychonauts can be completed in various ways. Each level features many paths to choose from. Additionally, there are many surprises, bonuses and minigames (like looking for missing brains, telekinetic canoeing, hunt for psychic scavenger) waiting to be discovered.
The game was developed by Double Fine, a studio founded by Tim Schafer – the creator of the cult adventure games Grim Fandango and Full Throttle. Other people involved in the project include creators of Maximo, Diablo II and Jedi Knight series. Thanks to that, Psychonauts features many references to these games, a completely unique characters, unforgettable game world and large dose of humor.
age requirements: 12+
Sony PlayStation 2
Uses: memory card
PC / Windows
Recommended: Pentium III 1 GHz, 256 MB RAM, graphic card 64 MB (GeForce 3 Ti300 or better), 3.6 GB HDD, Windows 2000/XP
Sony PlayStation 4
Uses: PlayStation Store