Psychonauts 2, being one of the best platformers, in the block brings lots of improvements over the previous games in the series. It’s natural many of the new features might be a bit confusing at the start. No matter if you are a new player or a returning one to the series, we got everything to get you started right away. So here are all the basics including how to Wall Run, Glide, Ground Pound, and more controls in our Psychonauts 2 Beginners Guide.
Psychonauts 2 Control Bindings
These are Psychonauts 2 controls across all the platforms:
|Actions||PlayStation Buttons||Xbox Buttons||PC Buttons|
|Attack||Square button||X button||LMB|
|Interact||Triangle button||Y button||F key|
|Jump||Cross button||A button||Space|
|Lock On||R3 button||Press Right Stick||Z key|
|Look||Right Stick||Right Stick||Mouse|
|Manual||Touch Pad||View button||M key|
|Move||Left stick||Left stick||W, A, S, D|
|Otto-Shot Camera||D-Pad Right button||D-Pad Right button||Hold V|
|Pause||Options button||Menu button||Escape key|
|PSI Pop||D-Pad Down button||D-Pad Down button||Hold C|
|PSI Power 1||R2 button||Right trigger||RMD|
|PSI Power 2||R1 button||Right bumper||E key|
|PSI Power 3||L2 button||Left trigger||Q key|
|PSI Power 4||L1 button||Left bumper||R key|
|Radial Power Menu||D-Pad Up button||D-Pad Up button||Tab key|
|Thought Tuner||D-Pad Left button||D-Pad Left button||Hold T|
|Toggle UI||L3 button||Press Left stick||~ key|
|Tumble/Cancel||Circle button||B button||Shift key|
Psychonauts 2 Beginners Guide with Basics
Here’s everything you need to get started with Psychonauts 2:
How to Use Raz’s Journal or Intern Field Manual
In Psychonauts 2, Raz’s Journal, also known as the Intern Field Manual, you may find a list of all objectives, a map of all areas Raz can visit, a record of any collectible, and even customize & upgrade PSI Powers. All these various activities are divided into pages. Here is the list of pages you can access in Raz’s Journal or the Intern Field Manual:
Shows Raz’s intern info and unlocks new Psychic Powers.
Upgrades Raz’s PSI Power as his intern rank increases.
Check and equip all of your available Pins once purchased from the Otto-Mattic.
Maintains a Map of all of the possible destinations Raz can visit in both the physical and mental realms.
Keeps track of Raz’s active objectives and provides a thorough breakdown. From here, you can also alter your active quests.
What is Otto-matic and How to Use It?
The Otto-Matic is a multipurpose machine found in Motherlobe, where Raz can buy supplies, improve abilities, create PSI Challenge Markers, get skill points by Ranking, upgrade PSI Powers and get more inventory space in Psychonauts 2.
How to Lock on to Enemies
To lock on to enemies in Psychonauts 2, you need to use the R3 button, Press Right Stick, or Z key on PS, Xbox, and PC respectively, while looking at an enemy. You can press the same button game to unlock from the current enemy too.
How to Save
Psychonauts 2 saves periodically as you progress through the story. Apart from this, you have no option to save your game manually. Also, there are no in-game locations or save slots or to save your progress from the pause menu.
How to Wall Jump
In Psychonauts 2, wall jumping involves jumping back-to-back in an environment with two tightly positioned walls close to each other. To do this first approach such an area and then perform a normal jump to one side. Raz will attach to its surface automatically. When Raz’s feet make contact with the wall, a silhouette forms under his feet. It means you may now start jumping between the walls before sliding down automatically. To leap from the wall and onto the adjacent wall surface, hit the jump button once more.
How to Heal
Use Positive Mental Health, Half-a-Minds, and PSI Pops to heal your Mental energy or Mental health in Psychonauts 2. Positive Mental Health is represented by green-colored containers. You must assault these in order to release green-colored health symbols. You will heal a portion of your Mental health bar if you pick them up. These objects can be found in both mental and physical realms.
How to Get More Health Bar or Health Points
Half-A-Mind is an item that may be collected when in the mental realm. If you can find the second half of these Half-A-Mind objects and complete them, you’ll get one additional pink brain. A PSI Pop, which can also replenish and cure your health in Psychonauts 2, is another collectible you may locate in the mental world. PSI Pop is also accessible in Otto-Matic, which is quite beneficial if you are unable to achieve Positive Mental Health in a timely manner during a level. If you eat two Half-A-Mind collectibles, you will receive extra health bars (Mental health brains).
How to Glide in Psychonauts 2
To glide in Psychonauts 2, you need to assign Levitate ability to any one of the PSI Power buttons, by pressing D-pad Up button. This will allow you to glide anytime you press the button you assigned to, while in mid-air.
How to Ground Pound
To ground pound in Psychonauts 2, press the Attack button while in mid-air, that is Square button, X button, and LMB on PS, Xbox, and PC respectively. So press the respective Attack button, while in the air to smash and deal lots of damage to enemies right below you.
That’s everything you need to know about all the basics in our Psychonauts 2 Beginners Guide. If you are interested in knowing more about such secrets in Psychonauts 2, then make sure to check out our Psychonauts 2 Guides right here on Gamer Tweak.