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Reviewed: Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy
Producer: Midway
Required System: PS2
Overall Rating:
Author: Michael Ahlf
Date: July 8th, 2004


One of the more common genres in gaming recently is the third-person action title. Games like the Devil May Cry series blow people away with intense close-up action; games like the Tenchu series cover the sneaking aspect; and then there are games that are in between, like the Metal Gear Solid series.

Psi-Ops is a game along the lines of Metal Gear Solid; you're a special-ops agent named Nick Scryer, who had his mind wiped clean in order to sneak you into an enemy army that "recruits" people by turning them into brain-controlled zombies, led by the nebulous "General". Your double agent inside the area rescues you and shoots you with a drug to reawaken your ace in the hole, psychic powers that allow you to toss items around, pull things to you, see through walls, and even cause enemies' heads to explode just by touching them. It's a cool premise and well thought out.

The trick? Of course, Mindgate (your employer) isn't as clean as they claim... especially since the General used to run the place.

But is it a good game? Yes, it is - surprisingly so, even with elements like the guns and "stealth" idea that in reality are used very little throughout the levels, especially the later ones.

Added:  Thursday, July 08, 2004
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
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