Memory Vault Psychonauts 2 trailer

A Memory Vault as seen in a trailer for Psychonauts 2.

Memory Vaults are creatures found in Mental Worlds in Psychonauts and Psychonauts 2.



Artwork of the Memory Vault in Psychonauts.

They look like sentient safes that run around, attempting to avoid being caught by the player. Razputin can open these with a PSI-Punch. Once opened, memories are revealed of the character whose mind the vault is in. Each Mental World has two memory vaults, with the exception of the Meat Circus, which has only one, for a total of nineteen in the game.

In each Mental World, one of the two vaults is generally in Raz's path when playing through the story. The second vault is in a less obvious spot. The combination of these memories provides insight into the backstory of each character.


The memories are viewed in a slideshow of images, as if in a Viewmaster. Once a memory is unlocked, it can be accessed at any time from Raz's Journal.

The Psychonauts Vault Viewer app for iOS provides a way of viewing the memories outside of the game along with developer commentary.


  • Using Clairvoyance on any Mental Vault will reveal they see Raz as a dog catcher.
  • As first shown by Oleander's Pride, Mental Vaults can represent false or manufactured memories.

List of Memory VaultsEdit

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruins Edit

A memory vault is seen in Dr. Caligosto Loboto's mind.

Psychonauts 2Edit

A Memory Vault is shown in a trailer for Psychonauts 2.

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