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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 2 out of 17

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  1. Jan 1, 2011
    10
    I still look back at this game years from now when my dad told me to buy it, best money ever spent on a game...free radical really did a good job on this game honestly I liked the storyline and the gameplay had just enough action.
  2. Jun 8, 2013
    8
    Released at about the same time as Psi Ops (that also featured the use of physic abilities) Second Sight is the superior of the two largely thanks to the quality of its storytelling. The player takes on the role of John Vattic who awakes from a coma to find himself trapped inside a government facility with no memory of who he is or how he got there.

    As the game progresses he gradually
    discovers that he has a number of psychic abilities and these of course play a huge part in the gameplay whether it be in solving puzzles or defeating enemies. The fact that these powers can be used pretty much as often as you like does arguably make the game a little easy but since it is such fun to test out each new power it doesn't really matter. Aside from the odd difficulty in highlighting the correct target when using your abilities the controls are also well implemented and after a bit of practice become quite intuitive.

    Alongside the psychic abilities the game also features a selection of high powered weaponry such as shotguns and machine guns. These are a little too easy to come by at times and the game can often be played as a straight first person shooter but that would really defeat the purpose.

    In the end while Second Sight may have the odd flaw the interesting story and excellent implementation of the psychic powers makes it a game that is certainly worth playing.
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  3. Jun 6, 2012
    7
    i played this on xbox which took me 2 days to complete really loved it..... i decided to play again only wish it would reboot this game on ps3 and xbox 360 with Better graphics
  4. Jul 26, 2013
    8
    Second Sight is about a bald man with a red eye waking up in a secure facility, John Vattic finds he has these mental powers, he must search for clues; info on what happened and work out how he ended up in the state he's in, and he knows he was on a mission in Russia. So, this is also what the game's about: Vattic was on a mission with a squad a while ago, to get to a base under Dubrensk, find this old man called Professor Grienko, who has spent the past 50 years researching, I can't really explain it though, it's to do with psy though, related to psychic powers, and he has children with them. The team Vattic was in was not the only one looking for him, but also the Russians, and whatever happened in the mission, it went wrong and Vattic ended up where he his. The story is amazing! and the voice acting is excellent. There are times where you have to work out what to do, sometimes you will play a more stealth approach to avoid the alarm going off, there are computers that you will use in most levels, you will change the past as you get flashbacks as you play through the game. Also the way the game is amazing and the levels. I do have some problems with this game though, what they did need to work on more though was the levels, some of them are short, "Conspiracy" for example, they have put a lot of effort into the quality of it, the setup, design and music, but all you do is a couple of things and that's it, and physically not big. When you finish the game, you just won't really comeback and play this game much, and you don't get any rewards for example not having to wait to recharge your psychic powers, have all powers in the levels where Vattic hasn't worked then out yet, nor is there a survival mode. There are times where you have to work out what to do, sometimes you will play a more stealth approach to avoid the alarm going off, there are computers that you will use in most levels, you will change the past as you go through flashbacks as you play through the game and freak out security guards with your mind bending powers, there is also a possession ability, where you can take control of other people, which is fun. Second Sight is a very unique game, unique story amazing plot, awesome psychic gameplay a must play game, download if it's available on PlayStation marketplace. Expand
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. 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.
  2. A little more polish and gameplay balance could have made Second Sight a classic gaming experience. This really is too bad since it contains a story that puts Psi-Ops to shame.
  3. If you're looking for a finely crafted, thought-provoking story to go with your psychic phenomena, look no further than Second Sight. [Nov 2004, p.128]