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  • Summary: Join John Vattic, a man endowed with psychic abilities, as he attempts to escape a US medical facility. As you discover more and more of John's psychic powers, you'll slowly uncover the events that landed him in the hands of the researchers. You'll gain access to a variety of psionic abilities (such as Psi-Blast, Telekinesis, Projection, and Charm) and powerful weapons (including handguns, tranquilizers, and machine guns). Complete your objectives using a combination of shooting action and stealth tactics. Expand
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  1. 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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The auto-targeting control scheme simplifies things greatly, but it's a nuisance in the heat of combat.
  7. It looses out to "Psi-Ops" in the battle for 2004's greatest psychokinesis-3rd-person-action-adventure in a big way, taking a solid idea and inventive story-telling then butchering it with wayward controls, lame combat and weak as piss gameplay.

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  1. DylanP.
    Jun 7, 2007
    10
    Second Sight is one of the true overlooked gems of the most recent console generation. An innovative, realistic targeting system was implemented alongside useful, diverse psychic powers. All of this is used to tell one of the best, most coherently-told stories ever to grace a videogame. When thinking about the future of games as a storytelling medium, this is the game that comes to mind for me. A true gem. Expand
  2. CraigJ.
    Jul 28, 2004
    10
    If you like your paranormal, and you like mutant abnormalities combined with 3rd person perspective..........you are going to like this game!
  3. GuillaumeT.
    Nov 18, 2004
    9
    Short and easy, but enjoyable all the way through. The psychic powers are fun to use, and unlike IGN's review seems to convey, they are great and useful weapons, instead of being gimmicky. The story, while borrowing many clichés and being confusing once at mid-point, will make much more sense once the game is finished, and will have any hard sci-fi litterature fan revel in delight. Graphics are high-average for the Gamecube. A few textures look bland, but the, at times, creepy atmosphere makes up for it. Open-ended approach to puzzles is an appreciable addition. The enemy AI, is, unfortunately, dissapointing. While the game encourages you to play it stealthily, there are many ways to abuse some design flaws to have very cheap shots at the enemies. To make the game fairer, the designers made the enemies spawn when you are detected, which breaks the illusion of realism (Where did those guys come from?!? The area's closed off and I cleared the whole place!). The mundane weapons are your normal shooter arsenal; pistols, machine guns, assault rifles, sniper rifles, shotguns... Expand
  4. Aug 11, 2012
    9
    An fantastic game that gives you an awesome selection of psychic powers and guns for you to use. The story alone makes this worth picking up, and the excellent gameplay makes this a must play title. And the game allows you to play it the way you want to. You can blow through the enemies with your psychic powers and guns, or you can sneak your way past enemies without them knowing you were even there. The controls are also fantastic and tight, although the lock on system is sometimes a tad annoying locking on to items scattered around and not your enemies, but those problems are few and far between. An engrossing plot will have you dying to see every new cutscene. Some of the voice acting is kind of cheesy/bad, but that doesn't detract from the story at all. This is a must play game that's so fantastic it needs to be experienced by any and all gamers. Collapse
  5. May 28, 2012
    6
    Game was decent.