Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 1: The Hangman

Developer Release Year Platforms
Phoenix Online Studios 2012 iPad, Mac, PC

Erica Reed, an FBI agent in Boston, lost her brother years ago to a serial killer who was never caught. In the high-stress hunt to save him, she began developing the strange and uncontrolled power of post-cognition: by touching an object, she can see its past, events that happened on, to, or around it. When she comes across a crime scene that has clues that were left specifically for someone with her abilities, a new hunt is on. Who knows her secret? How? And what do they want from her?


Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 1: The Hangman review

3.5 stars: "A solid adventure that is generally enjoyable, though it lacks enough polish or ambition to recommend without caution."

Though a bit uneven, this gritty paranormal adventure series gets off to a thought-provoking start and leaves you dangling in anticipation at the end.

PC Mac

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Game Information
Platform iPad, Mac, PC
Perspective Third-Person
Control Point-and-click
Gameplay Investigative
Genre Thriller
Theme Psychological
Graphic Style Stylized art
Presentation Realtime 3D
Action (Compulsory) -
Red Flags -
Media Internet download


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