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Generally favorable reviews- based on 1635 Ratings

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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 67
  2. Negative: 0 out of 67
  1. Oct 4, 2021
    100
    Psychonauts 2 managed to restore my faith in the genre of 3D platformers. This is a creative volcano spewing ideas left and right - it can make you laugh, it can make you cry, it can make you think. And it will definitely make you have fun.
  2. Aug 23, 2021
    95
    There are moments when elements jarringly clash, though. It can occasionally feel weird combing the environment for collectibles in the midst of a dramatic scene, or having minor dialogue loop incessantly, taking away from the otherwise impeccable and engrossing world. Such minor complaints truly sizzle into nothing though when compared to the gigantic achievements of Psychonauts 2. It's the kind of game that feels like it only comes around a scant few times per console generation. In an industry that can sometimes feel like it's just regurgitating the same cynical product repeatedly, Psychonauts 2 is a beaming ray of unbridled imagination. One that will hopefully get the love it’s due.
  3. Aug 23, 2021
    90
    A decade and a half on from the original, Psychonauts 2 is a worthy successor to Double Fine's cult classic. The platforming and combat gameplay is tighter, the world design is as varied and inventive as ever, and while the story is full of twists, turns and comedic moments, there's also a wonderful sense of empathy and tenderness throughout. Simply put, Psychonauts 2 has been worth the wait.
  4. Sep 7, 2021
    90
    Psychonauts 2 is an absolute hoot from start to finish. It showcases a lot of what makes video games great, combining skillful and emotive storytelling with inventive gameplay that above all else, is loads of fun.
  5. Aug 31, 2021
    85
    We may have been waiting a decade and a half for a sequel, but Double Fine’s efforts haven’t been in vain - Psychonauts 2 is an energetic, imaginative, and excellent 3D platformer, with brains and heart to spare.
  6. Aug 23, 2021
    83
    Psychonauts 2 is easily one of the best games on Xbox Game Pass and a must-play for the subscribers. It's a safe and traditional second entry in the franchise, but nonetheless a new gem in Tim Schafer's crown.
  7. Sep 1, 2021
    60
    16 years after the first Psychonauts, the long-awaited sequel is here. A sequel that feels familiar, yet time improved in every way. Just like its predecessor, we get clever platforming, imaginative worlds, and wonderful characters. Unfortunately, we also get substandard battles, uneven level design and a somewhat unpolished package. It is quite noticeable that Psychonauts 2 is a grassroots-funded indie game at its core, but in the end its not all that hard to forgive the faults.

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  1. Aug 26, 2021
    10
    Uno de los mejores juegos del año y de la octava generación probablemente.
    Se merece realmente el GOTY
  2. Aug 26, 2021
    10
    What an amazing game, he can make creative and intuitive phrases, I recommend it to everyone who likes a 3D platform game
  3. Aug 27, 2021
    10
    It is rare to see a platformer with such attention to detail, great writing, and fun gameplay. This is a must play for all platformer fansIt is rare to see a platformer with such attention to detail, great writing, and fun gameplay. This is a must play for all platformer fans regardless of whether you've played the first. Expand
  4. Feb 19, 2022
    10
    Incrível o como em meio a jogos tão genéricos nasceu o psychonauts. Honestamente eu não conhecia o primeiro jogo mas tive vontade depois deIncrível o como em meio a jogos tão genéricos nasceu o psychonauts. Honestamente eu não conhecia o primeiro jogo mas tive vontade depois de conhecer este. Expand
  5. Aug 28, 2021
    9
    The game is amazing! the gameplay and the ideas of the game are awesome and you just can playing in Game Pass if you don't really know if theThe game is amazing! the gameplay and the ideas of the game are awesome and you just can playing in Game Pass if you don't really know if the game will like you, but it is very good Expand
  6. Aug 28, 2021
    0
    It didn’t feel great as a platformers. Plus the story and the jokes didn’t really land for me.

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