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Second Sight

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer: Free Radical Design

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'Second Sight' Coming In February - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 20, 2005 @ 8:00 a.m. PST

Delivering a gripping playing experience, Second Sight combines an atmospheric, thriller narrative with paranormal psychic abilities, stealthy exploration and intense shooter action. Lead John Vattic, a former researcher, as he attempts to unravel a mystery that led to his imprisonment in a maximum security Medical Research Facility. As he makes his escape, Vattic discovers that he is empowered with amazing psychic abilities, capable of manipulating people and the surrounding environment.

Delivering a gripping playing experience, Second Sight combines an atmospheric, thriller narrative with paranormal psychic abilities, stealthy exploration and intense shooter action.

Lead John Vattic, a former researcher, as he attempts to unravel a mystery that led to his imprisonment in a maximum security Medical Research Facility. As he makes his escape, Vattic discovers that he is empowered with amazing psychic abilities, capable of manipulating people and the surrounding environment.

Providing a totally fresh play dynamic, gameplay offers multiple approaches to completing levels either via stealth, dramatic gunplay, psychic powers or a combination of all three.

Thanks to an incredibly realistic freeform physics engine, Vattic's psychic powers enable him to perform supernatural moves. Levitate an unconscious guard, using telekinesis to send him flying across the room or use Psi Pulse to send a ball of psychic energy hurtling towards opponents.

For a subtler approach there are abilities such as Projection: send an ethereal version of Vattic, invisible to enemies, ahead to scout areas. Use Possession to take control of a guard's body and make him do the hard work for you!

Vattic can even Charm opponents, tricking their mind into believing he's not there. Throughout, however, keep a careful eye on the balance of Vattic's health and psychic power – the more you do, the more it dissipates.

As a new landmark in stealth action and an exceptional project from Free Radical Design, Codemasters will publish the PC edition of Second Sight in February.

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