Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
Buy On
  1. More troubling is the fact that, while it’s easy to aim your crosshair at any part of a locked-on enemy’s body, it’s much harder to switch between multiple targets be they men or explosive barrels.
  2. If you like the sound of Second Sight, make sure you play it on a console. It is possible, we suppose, that you might get on with the PC version, but in truth we just can't see it.
  3. 70
    Second Sight's visuals are more balanced than its gameplay.
  4. 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.
  5. Clunky controls and an average presentation prohibit this game from being any better than it is.
  6. Those are the game’s main transgressions, but you do get used to them and learn how to avoid most of the major problems. You’ll want to take the effort too, because at its heart Second Sight is a good game whose rewards outweigh its frustrations.
  7. PC Format
    66
    So nearly entertaining, but the controls are just too crummy. [March 2005, p.96]
  8. PC Gamer
    65
    If feats of mind over matter were really possible, this game would be a lot better. [May 2005, p.72]
  9. 68
    The camera, AI and dreadful respawning conspire to cause great damage to an otherwise enjoyable yarn.
  10. Although the storyline and the graphics are still up there, the fact that the control system seems to be insistent on gamers using a keyboard/mouse combo does actually ruin the responsive feel that a console/PC controller gives you.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
  1. Nov 9, 2012
    0
    Typical PC port. I can't comment on the story because after an hour of dicking around trying to figure out how to make s*** work I finallyTypical PC port. I can't comment on the story because after an hour of dicking around trying to figure out how to make s*** work I finally gave up, said "screw it" and deleted the damned thing. I have no patience for this kind of crap. I might have persevered if I could just have found one, lousy walkthrough specific to the PC. Full Review »
  2. Mar 17, 2014
    10
    This is personaly one of my favoruite games,the object controling,stoping people and stuff,become invisible,it's all just amazing.Oh and theThis is personaly one of my favoruite games,the object controling,stoping people and stuff,become invisible,it's all just amazing.Oh and the story,it's really awesome I'd love to see second sight 2.This game is just perfect for me! Full Review »
  3. Jul 31, 2011
    10
    Extremely great game, I loved it when I had it for X-Box years ago, and still love it. It can get a bit tricky, but with all of the availableExtremely great game, I loved it when I had it for X-Box years ago, and still love it. It can get a bit tricky, but with all of the available options to deal with tricky situations, it makes it extremely fun. The ability to posses your enemies and use them to attack one another so that you don't wind up getting slammed is quite a unique ability that I have seen very few other games add in. Between being able to utilize sniper rifles, assault rifles, sub machine guns, pistols, tranquilizers and psychic abilities, this game hands down beats even many modern games in my opinion. It is well worth the money. Full Review »