Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller

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Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller
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Phoenix Online Studios
Phoenix Online Publishing
Unity 3[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows September 19, 2013
macOS (OS X) September 19, 2013
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Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Each of the four episodes is a separate game with its own set of settings and saves.
System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Phoenix Online Studios\Cognition - Episode 1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Phoenix Online Studios\Cognition - Episode 2
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Phoenix Online Studios\Cognition - Episode 3
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Phoenix Online Studios\Cognition - Episode 4
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242780/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\242780\remote\cognition _ episode 1\
<Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\242780\remote\cognition _ episode 2\
<Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\242780\remote\cognition _ episode 3\
<Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\242780\remote\cognition _ episode 4\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242780/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher video settings.
Launcher video settings.
In-game display settings.
In-game display settings.
In-game gameplay settings.
In-game gameplay settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9, black bars on other aspect ratios.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and use the -popupwindow parameter (or see the glossary page).
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, 2x, 4x, 8x
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Keys are hardcoded despite launcher having key remap tab. The only keys used are Esc for menu, Space for displaying active spots and F for displaying frame rate.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, Voices
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI or Nvidia
512 MB of VRAM


  1. Unity engine build: 3.5.7f6[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/242780/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (242780) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Vetle on 2018-03-19