Geist GameCube
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  • Summary: As a spectral operative, you must search for your physical body, which is mysteriously being kept alive somewhere in an expansive complex. While exploring, you must collect the energies of indigenous spirits to help unravel a mystery and build your own power. You can possess a variety ofAs a spectral operative, you must search for your physical body, which is mysteriously being kept alive somewhere in an expansive complex. While exploring, you must collect the energies of indigenous spirits to help unravel a mystery and build your own power. You can possess a variety of creatures from human soldiers to dogs. You'll see the world in different ways as you travel through cracks, interfere with electronics, move objects, and more. Be careful--while some spirits are helpful, others are not. Defeat evil spirits with an array of weapons, equipment, and skills. Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 43
  2. Negative: 2 out of 43
  1. The unique multiplayer modes offer a different type of multiplayer experience and can be a ton of fun for long term FPS fans. In addition (I reiterate this point), the style of gameplay is so rarely seen that I suggest everyone at least try it out before turning away from it.
  2. Fun, original and edgy, Geist is an action-packed ghost story that attempts go well beyond the usual shoot-um-up fare. It's a rare blend of bullet-fueled action and puzzle-solving that involves spiritual possessions of souls and objects.
  3. The shooter portions of Geist aren't all that special, but there's a lot more to this game than meets the eye.
  4. Thanks to some new mechanics tossed into an old (and some would say dying) genre, Geist delivers a FPS experence that you've never had before and that definitely counts for something.
  5. 60
    If you are willing to forgive some of the niggles with the engine, then underneath lurks a program full of idea, invention, wit and life (although the motorcycle section seems somewhat out of place).
  6. Playing as a ghost who can possess people, animals and inanimate objects is a definite novelty, but a lot of the game's action sequences have a been there, done that feel.
  7. Unfortunately, no sooner does Geist suggest it can blossom into something fresh and exciting that it's undermined at every turn by a frustrating insistence on being nothing more than a mundane firstperson shooter. [Oct 2005, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. BernhardS.
    Aug 16, 2004
    10
    This game´s gonna be huge! I hope the controls get better and the graphics --> I want a "Riddick" graphic on gamecube!!!
  2. DavidL.
    Jul 9, 2005
    10
    I have an advanced copy, and this game is absolutely incredible. If you buy once game this year, make sure it's Geist, even if it means I have an advanced copy, and this game is absolutely incredible. If you buy once game this year, make sure it's Geist, even if it means skipping out on the new Zelda. Collapse
  3. bradwicker
    Jul 26, 2005
    10
    This game has great sound and cool graphics. Crank it up and start the killin.
  4. Leonardo
    Aug 17, 2005
    9
    Very inteligent, a great game, you need play.
  5. ChristophH.
    Jul 16, 2006
    8
    I like this Game, and I don't understand, why everyone criticizes it.
  6. RogerKeibler
    Aug 13, 2005
    8
    The game is better than you might expect. The GFX are above average (better than the MOH titles) with much love for details. The Sound is The game is better than you might expect. The GFX are above average (better than the MOH titles) with much love for details. The Sound is spooky good. The overall gameplay is a bit choppy but well solved and refreshing new because of the Ghost-Feature. If you`re searching for a game that is a bit different and no mainstream at all, try this !!! Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Jan 28, 2008
    4
    The graphics are average, the puzzles are boring, and the game is just totally uninteresting. There are also lamer mags than EGM and the The graphics are average, the puzzles are boring, and the game is just totally uninteresting. There are also lamer mags than EGM and the preview of Geist was pretty much the same as the final product. Oh, and before people get angry at me for giving Geist a 4/10, I have actually played through the game. Get Metroid Prime instead. Expand

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