Psychonauts Takes Another Swing As A PlayStation 2 Classic Next Week

By Ishaan . August 23, 2012 . 4:10pm

Double Fine are busy hammering away at The Cave and their Double Fine Adventure game, but if you’re in the mood for playing one of their older (and most well-known) games, you’ll soon have an excuse to try it out. Psychonaughts is headed to the PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3.


Released in 2005, Psychonauts will be available as a PlayStation 2 Classic in North America next Tuesday. The game has you playing as a young boy named Raz, who runs away from the circus to become a “Psychonaut” alongside others who share his psychic abilities.


While Psychonauts was a critical darling, it wasn’t exactly a huge commercial success upon release. Over time, however, the game has managed to move about 400,000 copies, with several of those purchases having been made digitally on Steam, according to Double Fine co-founder, Tim Schafer.

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  • This game is amazing, but I hear the PS2 version isn’t recommended…

    • James Beatty

      Nope. The game was good but it felt pretty bad on the ps2. I would imagine the pc version should be better

  •  And no announcement for EU as usual, we’re still waiting on Persona 3 to come to the store

  • Ben Sylvia


  • Solomon_Kano

    Nice, nice, nice. I always wanted to play this, so I finally have a chance.

    Small as the selection is right now, I’m pretty damn happy about the games Sony has in the PS2 Classics section. For the most part, at least. Bought Odin Sphere as soon as it was up, and I’ve got God Hand, Shinobi, Gungrave: Overdose, and Psychonauts as games I need to get.

  • Carlos Daniel Flores Loreto

    YES, I only needed this and Atelier Iris 3 to consider my PS2 collection complete. Guess digital version for Psychonauts will have to do.

  • Psychonauts is an amazing game, but I would highly recommend purchasing this on another system. I played the PS2 version, and although I still enjoyed the game after seeing it run on Xbox and PC I regret playing it on PS2, and this is coming from someone who considers the PS2 their favorite console.

    If you’ll never be able to play this game on Xbox/Xbox 360 or PC, then you should get this version because this game should not be missed, just me warned that the PS2 version looks significantly inferior and has some frame rate issues.

  • James Beatty

    The ps2 verison is dreadful. This seems like it is the same exact game, go buy it on steam or something. It’s a good game, but my experience with it on the ps2 (which was recently) was really bad with bad frame rate, loading times, ugly textures, etc. 

  • Nemesis_Dawn

    Never played this. May download it on the PS3, since I like the choices Sony has made in the PS2 classics section. A lot of companies would’ve played things safe, but Grim Grimoire, this, Shinobi. I think they deserve my $10.

    I don’t play PC games, so the Steam version is out. 

  • Covnam

    I have this for the PC, but if you haven’t played it yet this is as good a time as any. This game is very funny with a lot of memorable levels/locations. Highly recommended.

  • Alphabet Soup

    Glad to see this game getting another port.  

    This game continues to taunt me, I should have played it when I had Gametap back in the day.  It has haunted me ever since – I bought it for my 360, then when I went to play, it wanted a hard drive installed (about 100 bucks).  So I looked at the Steam version but it said my Mac would need some updating.  Maybe the stars have aligned for this new release. :)

  • Its funny how i still remember when i first saw it on Game Informer and was confused by the name of the game and then when i randomly picked it up….I never regret doing that at all

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