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Generally favorable reviews - based on 48 Critics

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

Summary: Combining an atmospheric, psychological thriller narrative with stealthy exploration and intense shooter action, Second Sight gives players control of a character endowed with incredible psychic abilities. The game offers multiple approaches to completing levels either via stealth, dramatic gunplay, psychic powers or a combination of all three. The ability to psychically influence characters and remotely manipulate objects and individuals provides for a totally fresh gameplay dynamic. Second Sight opens with John Vattic, the player-controlled lead character, as he awakens from a coma in a U.S. medical facility where he has been subjected to traumatic surgery and experimentation. He doesn't know his name, he can't remember his past, all he knows is that his only hope for survival is to escape and unravel the mystery that has led to his imprisonment. Haunted by flashbacks, which are experienced as fully playable episodes within the game, and shocked by the discovery of his own psychic powers, the player takes Vattic on a search for his past and uncovers a fatal chain of events leading to a sinister conspiracy. As Vattic explores his present and past, the game weaves between these two different time periods, which run through the game as a dual-narrative. The player-controlled actions of the past Vattic have consequences in the present -- allowing a unique interaction between the player and the narrative of the game as Vattic's destiny is changed. [Codemasters]
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Rating: T
Developer: Free Radical Design
Genre(s): Action Adventure, Sci-Fi
Number of Players:1 Player
ESRB Descriptors:Blood Mild Language Violence
Cast Credit
Les Spink Character Artist
James Cunliffe Lead Animator
Graeme Norgate Music & Sound
Ben Newman Lead Character Artist
Paul Hanshaw Additional Programming
Thomas Houghton Design/Programming
James Hubbard Programmer
Sarah Mennell Voice Talent
Laurence Bouvard Voice Talent
Martin Sherman Voice Talent
Doug Cockle Director Hanson's Voice
Mike Armstrong Team Leader
Derek Littlewood Design/Programming
Andrew Rayson Additional Programming
James Bamford Design/Programming
Richard Lord Lead Artist
Peter Norris Artist
Curtis Fell Animator
Andrew Lawson John Vattic's Voice
Andrew Lawson John Vattic's Voice
Michael Adamson Tester
Andrew Wincott Professor Grienko's Voice
Tom Clarke Hill Colonel Starke's Voice
Peter Banks Voice Talent
Miles Clapham Additional Programming
David Conley Additional Programming
Andrew Birdsall Programmer
Tim Furnish Design/Programming
Jake Gumbleton Character Artist
Mark O'Kane Character Artist
Stephen Davison Character Artist
Stephen Cooper Artist
Damon Tasker Animator
Chad Ellis Animator
Javier Moratinos Animator
Christian Marcussen Additional Music
Mac Macdonald Voice Talent
Melanie Bond Voice Talent
Lynsey Beauchamp Jayne Wilde's Voice
Alex Weighell Programmer
Mark Tully Programmer
Marc Stewart Artist
Russell MacLean Artist
Javier Tejada Artist
Gary Cox Additoinal Art
Nicholas Carver Character Artist
Alexander Crowhurst Animator
Salvador Young Animator
Martin Wakeley Project Manager
Andrew Jackson Character Artist
Andrew Hunt Animator
Simon Scott Animator
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Awards & Rankings

#83 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#23 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004