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8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 66
  2. Negative: 5 out of 66

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  1. Apr 5, 2012
    8
    Certainly doesn't have amazing graphics but it does have a good art style. The gameplay is... a bit bland and clunky. I can't give this more than a 8, it's just not that well. Fun.
  2. Jan 26, 2013
    10
    A quirky, original and astounding platformer, and it holds up 8 years later. It's got the most clever, funny writing I've seen in a game, and with innovative ideas, like sortings ones literal emotional baggage and jumping into peoples brains that match their personality, that are executed perfectly. Granted, the platforming itself is a bit off, as this is Tim Schafers first stab at puzzleA quirky, original and astounding platformer, and it holds up 8 years later. It's got the most clever, funny writing I've seen in a game, and with innovative ideas, like sortings ones literal emotional baggage and jumping into peoples brains that match their personality, that are executed perfectly. Granted, the platforming itself is a bit off, as this is Tim Schafers first stab at puzzle platforming, but the characters, writing, aesthetic, adventure and story are completely pitch perfect, and it's one of the best 3D platformers of all time, even though the platforming isn't as tight as other platformers. It's a shame this didn't sell well, because if it did, more developers would be focusing on story and characters than xenophobic shooty-fun. Expand
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88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 54 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. Weird, funny, immensely playable, and has that nigh-unclassifiable thing we can only call charm.
  2. Loading screens can stall the action on Xbox and especially PlayStation 2, and there are some rough platform encounters late in the game, but Psychonauts is still easily one of the best titles of this, or any other, year.
  3. 90
    Simply beguiling, a must-experience game, which will firmly cement itself in the mind of the player long after the system has been switched off.