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  • Summary: Razputin Aquato, trained acrobat and powerful young psychic, has realized his life long dream of joining the international psychic espionage organization known as the Psychonauts! But these psychic super spies are in trouble. Their leader hasn't been the same since he was kidnapped, andRazputin Aquato, trained acrobat and powerful young psychic, has realized his life long dream of joining the international psychic espionage organization known as the Psychonauts! But these psychic super spies are in trouble. Their leader hasn't been the same since he was kidnapped, and what's worse, there's a mole hiding in headquarters. Raz must use his powers to stop the mole before they execute their secret plan--to bring the murderous psychic villain, Maligula, back from the dead. Expand

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Psychonauts 2 Launch Trailer | Xbox Gamescom Showcase 2021
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 36
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 36
  3. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 17, 2022
    100
    Psychonauts 2 is a bizarre. It's a graphic bizarre, under the tripoid shell of which there is a surprisingly dark core, which forms a great counterweight to humor and lightening of gameplay.
  2. Aug 23, 2021
    100
    It's an improvement on its already beloved predecessor, hilarious, heart-filled and left me wanting more.
  3. Aug 23, 2021
    94
    The very existence of Psychonauts 2 demonstrates that good ideas have to overcome a thousand difficulties before being realized, but in the end they somehow impose themselves. It took years for the first chapter to overcome people’s skepticism but, day after day, it has built up a fan base so large that we were finally able to play with a full-fledged, high budget sequel. And it's beautiful. Pleasant, original, colorful, compelling. Do you need more adjectives to be convinced?
  4. Aug 23, 2021
    90
    Psychonauts 2 is absolutely fizzing with ideas in gameplay, story, and presentation. Its story is emotional, its characters are hilarious, its worlds are huge and imaginative, plus I had a fun time actually playing the dang thing. Apart from some minor issues with the optional dialogue, it's clear Double Fine went all out developing this title. Nothing feels rushed, nothing feels unfinished, and nothing feels like padding. This is a fabulously well-made game, and a perfect game for lockdown. If you’re looking for some extra joy from your video games, you need to play Psychonauts 2. If you’re a fan of the original, I suspect you’ll like it even more.
  5. Aug 23, 2021
    89
    Improved platforming underpins a glorious return to one of gaming's most inventive and empathic universes.
  6. Aug 23, 2021
    85
    Platformers have technically advanced a lot since the original Psychonauts, though they’ve never really grown up. Despite animated films from the likes of Pixar addressing depression, grief, and even dementia for a younger audience, games rarely explore hard-hitting topics in a way that’s palatable for kids. Psychonauts 2 not only does a terrific job of exploring mental health without the confrontational heaviness of the M-rated The Last of Us 2, while diving in deep enough to warrant lengthy conversations about its themes long after its credits have rolled. While its old-school nature can lead to frustration, I was far too enamored by its characters and their heart-warming empathy for one another to let it dampen my enjoyment of this long-awaited sequel.
  7. Aug 23, 2021
    80
    It took sixteen years, but Psychonauts 2 is worth the wait.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 289
  1. Aug 28, 2021
    10
    game is fantastic has some glitches on UI but apart that it is best games comes out this year lately.
  2. Aug 26, 2021
    10
    A real wonderful piece of art, enjoying almost every bit of it , definately worth a look.
  3. Dec 6, 2021
    10
    Truly a great sequel, more impressive than expected for sure. Great graphics
  4. Sep 11, 2021
    10
    Game of the year, sorry russian folks yall just crying over something that doesnt have nothing to do about the quality of the game
  5. Aug 26, 2021
    10
    Jogo incrível!!!!
    Continuaram as histórias do 1 jogo de maneira sensacional.
    Ótimo lançamento para o Gamepass :D
  6. Oct 13, 2021
    9
    Here's how good the original Psychonauts was and still is: Psychonauts 2 is a very pale imitation and is still game-of-the-year material. NowHere's how good the original Psychonauts was and still is: Psychonauts 2 is a very pale imitation and is still game-of-the-year material. Now to offer some fair criticism: the overworld does not play into the story at all. We visit Psychonauts headquarters and some of the surrounding area, but there's little-to-no significance to anything that happens outside of a character's head. That's the biggest failing of Psychonauts 2. It turns every character problem or conflict into an unearned, weightless one-two punch. 1. Here's a character with a problem/conflict. Better go in their head. 2. Now that you've gone in their head and gotten some context on the problem, their problem is solved. Once you pop back into the real world, any relevant connected characters will immediately walk on-screen and express that any related conflicts or problems are also solved. It's impossible to shake the feeling that nothing happens in Psychonauts 2, despite a lot of very plot-heavy stuff going on. The gameplay has its quirks and rough edges, but frankly it's the story, characters, humor, and world design that we're here for. And much of it succeeds, despite its flaws. It's just sad to consider that the original Psychonauts' summer camp adventure felt like 10 times the high-flying spy adventure than we got when we actually went to the spy headquaters and met a ton of other spies embroiled in a big spy conflict. Psychonauts 2 ultimately spreads itself a bit too thin, sometimes in the wrong places. But again, it stands to be emphasized: Psychonauts 2 could have twice this many flaws and half as many strengths while still being twice the game that any AAA studio has put out in the last 10 years. Expand
  7. Jan 23, 2022
    0
    We need a full-fledged Russian localization. Not these subtitles. The price of a subscription in Russia costs a lot of money, and the attitudeWe need a full-fledged Russian localization. Not these subtitles. The price of a subscription in Russia costs a lot of money, and the attitude towards users as people of the lower race. Expand

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