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Generally favorable reviews- based on 1694 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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  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
    Dear double fine productions! Thanks for the amazing game! From Russia with love
  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
    16 years later, it didn’t disappoint. Same original cast, same craziness… Bravo!
  4. Jun 14, 2022
    10
    An original game where you can enter in the mind of people and fight with the emotions of the person, but this situation will soon be biggerAn original game where you can enter in the mind of people and fight with the emotions of the person, but this situation will soon be bigger and problematic. This game rapresents the aspect of old games but reasembled in a new one. Expand
  5. Aug 26, 2021
    10
    Muito bom esse jogo. Ridiculo o Sonystas dando 0 para esse jogo. Vão ter que paga 320 reais no jogo, e estão nervosinhos. kkkkkkk
  6. Aug 28, 2021
    9
    This game is a blast, good platforming, great fast paced combat and even better story I'm hooked. Honestly can't wait for the next game andThis game is a blast, good platforming, great fast paced combat and even better story I'm hooked. Honestly can't wait for the next game and thank god for GamePass. Expand
  7. 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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