Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC have been updated with one of 2021’s newest and best games. More specifically, all Xbox Game Pass subscribers, regardless of level or platform, can now enjoy themselves Psychonauts 2, which was just released today, but because it’s released by Xbox, it’s a day with an Xbox Game Pass game. And judging by Metacritic, Xbox and PC gamers have a treat.
Over at Metacritic, Psychonauts 2 has an 87, which makes it one of the higher-ranked new releases in 2021. It will not win the Game of the Year, but in a light year like 2021, it may well be in the mix in December.
For those who do not know anything about the game, it is a 3D platform game from the legendary game studio Double Fine. Announced back in 201
“As a longtime fan of the original Psychonauts and developer Double Fine Productions, Psychonauts 2 has turned out to be everything I hoped it would be, “read the opening of our official and glowing review of the game.” Despite the fact that this sequel comes about 16 years after the first part, Double Fine has found a way to turn on the same energy and charm that made the franchise a cult classic in the first place. And at a time when 3D platform players are less common than they were in the early 2000s, Psychonauts 2 turns out to be video game comfort to the highest degree. “
Psychonauts 2 was especially crowdfunded at Fig, where it raised almost $ 4 million back in 2016. At the time, Xbox did not own the studio – and would not until 2019 – so it was crowdfunded. That said, when Xbox bought Double Fine, it gave the game more resources, which certainly contributed to the impressively critical reception.
It is also worth noting that the game is available on PS4, but not PS5. And of course, it will not be available via PlayStation Now or PlayStation Plus, which means that the only way to play it without paying full price is the Xbox Game Pass, which is not available on PlayStation consoles, only Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and PC.