Psychonauts Xbox

User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 72
  2. Negative: 6 out of 72
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  1. 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 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, 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. Collapse

Awards & Rankings

#13 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
#5 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2005
Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 54 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. 90
    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.