Figments are brightly colored collectibles scattered throughout Mental Worlds that when collected contribute to Razputin's PSI Cadet Rank. They are, quite literally, figments of their owner's imagination. Each mind contains heaps of figments, all of which fit in with the environment they are found in, and come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. Because they are flat and transparent, they can sometimes be hard to spot at certain angles.
Each unique figment has a number to it, which shows how valuable it is. When figments are collected a number on the screen will progressively climb to 99, and then when it exceeds 99 the counter is reduced by 100 and Razputin will earn an extra level to his PSI Cadet Rank. As the game progresses, the worth of figments will slowly rise.
In his journal, Razputin keeps a thorough record of each and every individual figment he collects. They can all be viewed from the collection tab.
- Waterloo World contains the most figments in the game, with a total of 243, whereas Sasha's Shooting Gallery has the least with only 69.
- The Meat Circus has figments shaped like Double Fine's mascot, the Double-headed baby, and one shaped like the Strongman from Scott Campbell's comic series.
- Not all figments are stationary. Some can be seen moving about, and observing the patterns in which they move can help you catch them.
- A few of of the levels, including: Milla's Dance Party, Black Velvetopia, and the Meat Circus have figments in difficult areas to reach while playing the level through the first times. Therefore, each of these levels may require the player to come back to each of them after completing the game, in order to get all of the figments.