Second Sight GameCube

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
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  1. Nintendo Power
    94
    One of the most creative games to come along in quite a while, and with a bang-up story to boot. [Nov 2004, p.129]
  2. Play Magazine
    91
    Fantastic little touches abound, adding up to a firmly cohesive, engagingly structured, marvelously imagined setting to explore. [Oct 2004, p.67]
  3. AceGamez
    90
    A gaming experience that's hard to describe; it's like going to your favourite band's concert, seeing them live and coming out gob-smacked - you know that you've enjoyed it and you loved every minute of it but you're stuck for words on how to convey the experience.
  4. The game is full of good, original ideas that allow you to tackle familiar situations in a fresh way, and despite flaws that we'll discuss later on, playing through it proved to be an immensely enjoyable experience.
  5. If you're looking for a fresh game with a nice story, look no further, Second Sight tells a good story but doesn't let it get in the way of good gameplay.
  6. Even with some unpolished technical aspects, the way the story unfolds is innovative and engaging, and the number of ways around every problem is impressive. [Sept 2004, p.106]
  7. 85
    It's just fun, in an admittedly creepy way, to telepathically grab guys by the throat and slam them into walls and ceilings!
  8. While its engine handles combat well enough, the targeting crosshair was not made for human eyes. It'll lock onto somebody's chest effectively enough, but it's got a sense of humor. You'll often aim at a crate or barrel when you really want to be aiming at the chest of the guy who just stormed into the room.
  9. The fact that you are left trying to finish off each level just to see what happens next as the conspiracy unravels is a testament to the game's producers.
  10. 80
    It's a bit rough around the edges, but powerful psionics, extensive gun combat, and a great story make up for whatever polish the game is missing.
  11. A sleeper hit. The game tells a very engaging story through a pretty good game.
  12. Second Sight's absorbing plot and high-quality cinematic presentation are backed up with tight and entertaining gameplay.
  13. Second Sight brings us one of the best console game stories of the year. It's beautifully scripted and acted, with twists and turns that will leave you guessing, surprised, and desirous of playing to the next step.
  14. It's a nice title with a good story, especially for GameCube owners who have played the limited number of outstanding games the Cube has to offer and might be looking for what else is out there.
  15. Our hero is usually equipped with a sniper rifle, complete with a brilliant targeting scope.
  16. 79
    Boasts a great story and characters with little to no down time. You're constantly laying the smack down through mental powers and well-placed sniper rounds. Definitely recommended.
  17. 78
    A very solid, if slightly unspectacular title. It's not amazingly long, but unlike some of its contemporaries it hangs together well.
  18. 77
    The storyline progresses in an entertaining manner, to keep the gamer glued to the TV for hours. Despite the short length of the game, which is on average 15 hours, Second Sight packs a lot during that time.
  19. It's got some flaws and it's not very long or replayable--you'll probably finish it in 12 to 15 hours, without much incentive to go back to the beginning--but it's fun while it lasts.
  20. Though quirky and enjoyable, slight hiccups in the game's challenge, physics and firearms system let this title down somewhat, although a varied raft of psychic powers and an accomplished narrative go some way towards compensating.
  21. Midway's "Psi-Ops" does do a better job of implementing psychic powers and building gameplay around them, but Second Sight's characters and story make it worth your time.
  22. 75
    With some nice powers and a good blend of stealth and action, topped off a great story, Second Sight is a good venture into the unique from Free Radical.
  23. Good graphics, interesting abilities and an absorbing storyline make this one of the more involving titles of the year.
  24. I personally like "Psi Ops" better as it was faster paced, had a more realistic look, and easier to control. Some gamers may like Second Sight for its open ended-ness and better-written dialog.

Awards & Rankings

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#32 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
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#14 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 28, 2012
    5
    Game was decent.
  2. Oct 16, 2017
    5
    I remember playing Second Sight in my teenage years, and I looked back on it fondly. However sometimes Nostalgia just straight lies to you.I remember playing Second Sight in my teenage years, and I looked back on it fondly. However sometimes Nostalgia just straight lies to you. There’s next to no redeeming factors in this title made by Free Radical, the creators of the TimeSplitters Trilogy. Despite my efforts to like this game, I found myself hating the shoddy camera controls, the lack of fun gameplay, and the over-reliance on the psychic abilities you gain throughout the game. With a plot as convoluted as B-rated spy movie; it was really hard to follow or even give a damn about what was being presented in front of me. In the end, I learned that sometimes you should just leave Nostalgia alone.

    Second Sight gets a 5 / 10
    -Das_Dood
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  3. Mar 26, 2017
    9
    The definition of a hidden gem. Great controls, story, level design, abilities, etc. All the different psychic abilities are a blast to use,The definition of a hidden gem. Great controls, story, level design, abilities, etc. All the different psychic abilities are a blast to use, especially when you get to possess people! Play this game! Full Review »