Psychic Detective is an interactive movie in which the player assumes the role of Eric, the self pronounced 'Psychic Flash'. After meeting a mysterious woman, who is also psychic, Eric is paid to psychically jack the minds of others to help solve the murder of the woman's father. The basic gameplay consists of watching film scenes and switching perspectives to gain clues. The film is entirely first person, and the switching simply changes the camera between characters. If a person is near, Eric can 'mind jack' them and then switch between people that they may come in contact with. The story centers around research done by the Soviet government in an effort to control the clairvoyant and use them as weapons.