You can't hide your past from her.

Use your precognitive powers to find the serial killer before another innocent life is destroyed.

Platforms: PC, Mac, iOS



FBI agent Erica Reed has an uncanny talent: she can see the past and piece together how a crime unfolded. But not even this sixth sense could save her younger brother, Scott, from a brutal serial killer. Three years later, the investigation into Scott’s murder has gone cold -- but Erica’s work has only just begun. A serial killer is loose in Boston -- one who seems to be leaving deliberate clues that only Erica, with her unique post-cognitive abilities, can uncover. Is she finally on her way to solving Scott’s murder? Or, blinded by vengeance, is she falling into a trap that could cost Erica her life? And how does this new killer know her secret? Cognition is a thrilling adventure that grips you and won’t let go.

  • Use Erica's post-cognition ability to explore crime scenes and find the clues
  • Track down four different serial killers over four episodes
  • Gorgeous, gloomy and atmospheric hand-drawn graphic novel style
  • A thrilling episodic adventure game with a gripping storyline and plenty of twists
  • Award-winning soundtrack by Austin Haynes and featuring the Scarlet Furies
  • From the creators of the The Silver Lining, with Story Consultant Jane Jensen and Art Director Romano Molenaar


Thank for voting Cognition the Best Adventure Game of 2013–and more!

Check out some of the news about Phoenix Online Publishing!

Today Adventure Gamers opened the Reader’s Choice poll, and once again we were lucky enough to make the list, though this time Cognition is accompanied by Face Noir as both games are eligible for nominations. This time around both titles are included in every category with the exception of Best Comedy and Best Console/Handheld Exclusive. [...]

Cognition: Episodes 2-4 have been nominated for the Best Gameplay Aggie Award at Adventure Gamers.  Back when Erica herself was nothing more than a draft on a sheet of paper, we didn’t know what to expect, it was going to be Phoenix’ first commercial title! Will it resonate with the community? Or will it be [...]


February 27, 2014 - Cognition Wins 6 Reader’s Choice Aggie Awards!


We want to take a moment to send a huge THANK YOU to our community–you voted Cognition for an amazing SIX Reader’s Choice 2013 Aggie Awards! Including the top honor of Best Adventure Game of 2013! You can read more about the awards over at the Phoenix Online Studios tumblr.

We are incredibly touched by your support and honored by this. 2013 had a lot of strong adventure games, and it’s a thrill to be recognized like this by the adventure gamers out there.

To celebrate, we’re having a sale on the Cognition Season Pass–$5 off for the next week in the Phoenix Online Store and on Steam!

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"It's a breathless ride."

- Adventure Gamers, 4/5

"Simply gripping."

-, Top 10 Indie Adventure Games of 2012.

"Hits the ground running with a great opener and well-executed twists."

- Rock Paper Shotgun

"Phoenix Online is in it to win it."

- RPGFan, 8.5/10

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