'Psychonauts 2': How Long to Beat and Full Area List

After waiting 15 agonizing years for the follow-up to arrive (if we discount the 2017 VR-only experience), fans will understandably expect Psychonauts 2 to be a lengthy offering that justifies the hold-up.

How Long Is 'Psychonauts 2'?

Although Psychonauts 2 might not be the longest game in the world, it comprises absolutely no filler whatsoever. Every single area in the sequel is bursting with the signature creativity and humor that players have come to associate with Double Fine Productions.

One minute you will be exploring a casino-themed hospital that represents the mind of a doctor turned gambling addict, the next you will be embarking on a psychedelic tour through the five senses in a colorful Beatles homage.

What's more, each of these levels contains its own unique mechanics, with no ideas being rehashed or overused. As such, while there is only a finite amount of story content to get through here, you will likely want to prolong your stay in the imaginative world of Psychonauts 2 to see everything that it has to offer.

Like with its predecessor, there are a few optional side quests that you can complete to extend the game's duration. Meanwhile, there are plenty of wittily scripted conversations that you can have with NPCs, and you can always comb the environments for hidden secrets.

Regardless of how much time you spend on these optional activities, it will be difficult to make this a particular epic undertaking. Indeed, Psychonauts 2 is in no way comparable to the 100-hour experiences offered by the likes of Assassin's Creed Valhalla or Cyberpunk 2077 (although it is significantly less repetitive than both of those).

In fact, Psychonauts 2 is of a roughly equivalent length to the first game, with a story that takes approximately 11 hours to beat. However, if you are more thorough then a playthrough could easily be inflated to around 15-16 hours.

Psychonauts 2 Hollis’ Hot Streak
“Psychonauts 2” has you exploring a variety of creative environments, including a hospital-casino mashup. Double Fine Productions

Does 'Psychonauts 2' Have a Post-Game?

After the end credits, there is also a post-game state that acts as a kind of narrative epilogue for Raz's journey.

Here, you can check in on the various side characters and get closure on any lingering subplots. It also provides you with the opportunity to revisit older areas (with your newly upgraded power set), so that you can 100-percent them, vacuum up all the missing collectables and get to the highest rank possible.

On that note, certain locations will be totally inaccessible until after you have finished the story and unlocked the "projection" ability. This makes it impossible to get every figment or to complete the scavenger hunt quest, without first wrapping up the main missions.

Depending on how efficient you are at finding everything, a completionist playthrough of Psychonauts 2 (including the post-game) could take you up to 24 hours or maybe more.

Psychonauts 2 The Questionable Area
The Questionable Area is one of the more open environments that players can explore in "Psychonauts 2." Double Fine Productions

How Many Levels Are There in 'Psychonauts 2'?

Throughout Psychonauts 2, Raz will infiltrate 13 different brains and visit five real-world locations.

'Psychonauts 2' Brain List

Below is a list of every brain that you visit in Psychonauts 2's story in chronological order. The levels are not of equal size, with "Cassie's Collection" taking several hours while "Tomb of the Sharkophagus" is essentially a linear corridor that can be run through in 10 minutes.

Please note, some of the titles here might constitute spoilers.

  1. Loboto's Lab
  2. Hollis' Classroom
  3. Hollis' Hot Streak
  4. Compton's Cookoff
  5. PSI King's Sensorium
  6. Ford's Follicles
  7. Strike City
  8. Cruller's Correspondence
  9. Tomb of the Sharkophagus
  10. Bob's Bottles
  11. Cassie's Collection
  12. Lucrecia's Lament
  13. Fatherland Follies

'Psychonauts 2' Places List

The real-world locations in Psychonauts 2 are open hubs that you can explore at your own pace. All of the game's optional side quests take place in one of these areas.

  1. The Motherlobe
  2. The Quarry
  3. The Questionable Area
  4. Green Needle Gulch
  5. Old Colony

You do also momentarily visit the Lady Luctopus casino, but you cannot return to this area and it has no collectables.

Psychonauts 2 is available now on Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PC, PS4 and PS5. As announced at this year's E3 conference, it is also one of many new releases that is heading straight to the Xbox Game Pass service at launch.

Psychonauts 2 PSI King’s Sensorium
Reaching the end credits of "Psychonauts 2" can take up to 16 hours, but there is post-game content. Double Fine Productions