A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Violence & Scariness
Players will use bullets and explosives to kill humans and monsters alike. Dead enemies sometimes leave splashes of blood against a wall. Dead monsters leave a puddle of goo.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A female character is shown taking a shower, although carefully placed bubbles obscure any nudity.
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Some crude language, but no intense swearing.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that players use bullets and explosives to blast through humans and monsters in this first-person shooter. There is some light cursing and partial nudity as well. Also, the gameplay features a unique spirit-possession dynamic, though the supernatural action is never scary.
Is It Any Good?
Puzzles become predictable, and it seems arbitrary which objects can be possessed and which are off-limits. With a few exceptions, the shooter levels will likely be routine and dull for anyone familiar with the genre. The violence also is typical of the genre: Players blast enemy humans and monsters with guns and explosives, although these scenes are not very graphic. In many ways, the game's attempts to create a gritty, mature atmosphere fall flat.
Geist includes an offline multiplayer mode that conforms to many first-person-shooter conventions. Players will blast friends or computer-controlled bots in deathmatch and capture-the-flag-type contests. The final problem?: Blocky, dated graphics and choppy slowdowns. Ultimately, players will find this to be an original first-person shooter haunted by repetitive gameplay.
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