Take on the role of Erica Reed, a Boston FBI agent with the power to see the past, as she follows the trail of four different serial killers, and a series of clues left for someone with her specific ability. Who’s leaving the clues? How do they know her secret, and what do they want from her? In Episode 2, someone close to Erica is kidnapped by the Wise Monkey, a serial killer fixated on the gruesome mutilation of their victims. and she's in a race against time to save his life. With the Wise Monkey case in her hands and the FBI’s resources already stretched thin, she’s on her own to find the killer before it’s too late - again. Developed by a true “indie dream team”, the line-up includes comics artist Romano Molenaar (Batman, Witchblade, Tomb Raider, X-Men) as Art Director and renowned adventure game designer Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight, Gray Matter, and the upcoming Moebius) lending her expertise as Story Consultant.

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4 comments by POStudios on May 10th, 2013

On Thursday May 16th, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller continues in Episode 3: The Oracle! In this episode, you won’t just be playing as Erica, but also as the killer who’s been playing games with her. Meaning we’ll finally know the answer to one big question: Who is the killer?

Plus! Join us on May 16th at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST for a launch day livestream! We’ll be on Google Hangout, taking your questions, talking about Episode 3, and doing some exclusive giveaways at our YouTube channel. Just go to to Youtube.com and hangout with us!

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Scytharia Apr 2 2013, 11:37am says:

Game sure is great, tho I didn't play the 2nd episode yet. But I am sure it's just as good as the first one was, which kinda left me behind speechless tbh. Still a bit sad, the german subs/translation didn't/wont make it into the other episodes as the first one was really smoothly done imo. But oh well, can't have everything I guess. Despite that fact Cognition sure is one of the best crime adventures I ever played so far, hopes are high for the following episodes. Keep it up guys/gals o/

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POStudios Apr 7 2013, 7:25pm replied:

Thanks Scytharia! We do want to add the German translation back in--probably after the rest of the eps have been released we'll be able to. :)

Enjoy Episode 2!

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vmp0514 Feb 21 2013, 6:08am says:

Hey folks, I just wanted to share my review and play session, located here:




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POStudios Feb 22 2013, 6:50pm replied:

Thank you! We've posted it on our site :D

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vmp0514 Feb 22 2013, 7:10pm replied:

Thanks! I appreciate that.

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Cognition Episode 4: The Cain Killer, Released Sep 18, 2013
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Cognition Episode 2: The Wise Monkey, Released Jan 28, 2013
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