A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
While Nick's mission may be heroic, its value is clouded by the violence
Violence & Scariness
Players start enemies on fire, cause their heads to explode, shoot them, or hurl them into objects leaving blood stains.
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Promotion of band/music
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this first-person shooter gives players an additional weapon: psychic mind control. However, by allowing players to smash enemies into walls with their minds, essentially beating them to death, or burning them in a rush of "pyrokinesis," any potential creativity is lost in violence.
Is It Any Good?
Many factors make PSI-OPS: The Mindgate Conspiracy a poor choice for kids. Most obviously, the game contains a great deal of violence, blood, and gore: Players can smash enemies into walls, leaving bloodstains, or throw them into electrical generators until they burn into a smoking corpse. Scariness is also a factor for younger players. And strong language is scattered throughout the game.
The addition of psychic powers may make this more interesting from a gameplay perspective, but it does nothing to make it more kid-friendly. It only magnifies the violence.
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