Psychonauts Xbox

Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 54 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
Buy On
  1. games(TM)
    70
    It's not revolutionary by any means, nor is it particularly long, but thanks to some clever creative control the game delivers a funny, engrossing and downright weird experience unlike most other platform adventures. [July 2005, p.104]

Awards & Rankings

#14 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
#5 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2005
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. ChristopherH.
    Jul 7, 2007
    10
    One of the top 3 greatest games I've ever played. And I don't like platformers.
  2. DanielP.
    May 26, 2007
    10
    This is the best game i have ever played. It's not the longest, but it has great gameplay. If you dont like platforms you wont like it This is the best game i have ever played. It's not the longest, but it has great gameplay. If you dont like platforms you wont like it that much, but i absolutely LOVED it. Full Review »
  3. UweP.
    Oct 11, 2006
    4
    Definitely overrated. Maybe because it's an 'underdog' of a game by Schafer, and people wanted it to be a return to form for Definitely overrated. Maybe because it's an 'underdog' of a game by Schafer, and people wanted it to be a return to form for him. It's just not anywhere close to delievering the clever humour and characterizations of, say, Grim Fandango. And, unfortunately, it does feel like a point'n'clicker shoehorned onto an average platformer. What ticks me off the most, though, is the amount of rubbish you have to collect. It's like Rare's worst platformers/collect 'em ups multiplied by ten. Full Review »