Psychonauts 2 Video Review – A Mind Trippin’ Masterpiece

Psychonauts 2 Video Review

The first Psychonauts game suffered from what seems to be a curse surrounding many Double Fine games; really great and creative but do not sell well enough or get the acclaim they deserve. After years of a hardcore base of fans crying out for a follow-up, Double Fine has released Psychonauts 2, and here is our review.

Psychonauts 2

2005’s Psychonauts was charming, interesting, and thoughtful but was limited by the technology of its time. Sixteen years later, the power of current consoles and computers allows Psychonauts 2 to achieve the polish and scope that the series has strived for all this time. When approaching a subject matter of the human mind and mental health, it is easy to be critical and judgmental about what you may see, but Psychonauts 2 treats the topic with compassion and understanding. That’s not to say that it is a super-serious game. It is steeped in humor and clever jokes without making fun of the subject matter.

Not only does Psychonauts 2 offer a unique perspective on mental health and the human psyche, but the gameplay and creative puzzles and platforming. While the combat and platforming are not entirely perfect, it is still a competent action/platformer in its own right and the art direction and personality more than make up for its shortcomings. Psychonauts 2 is available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S, and don’t forget to check out our full written review here.

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