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Geist (GameCube)

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Description

John Raimi is assigned to infiltrate the Volks Corporation in Southern France. This corporation specializes in weapons but has been conducting bizarre experiments. John becomes a part of one of those experiments, and his spirit is separated from his body. As a ghost, he must possess other beings to find out what happened to his body. John has to find his body before it perishes.

Players start the game as John Raimi in human form. The game plays as though it is a regular first-person shooter. Players in human form can strafe, aim, run, and shoot enemies. In spirit form, they must possess people or animals to keep from being pulled into the afterlife; they can also drain the life from plants. To possess a being, first players have to frighten it. Players achieve this by possessing objects in the environment and making them do strange things.

Screenshots

Geist GameCube Using a laser to cause some destruction...
Geist GameCube You can possess various animals, too, such as this dog.
Geist GameCube People can see right through you when in ghost form.
Geist GameCube Plenty of narrow corridors to blast your way through...

Alternate Titles

  • "Fear" -- Working title

User Reviews

Geist- It Will Possess You...if you give it a chance STU2 (72) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars
Fun, but not without its flaws Matt Neuteboom (941) 3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars

The Press Says

GameZone Aug 18, 2005 8 out of 10 80
N-Zone Nov 11, 2005 79 out of 100 79
4Players.de Oct 20, 2005 78 out of 100 78
IGN Aug 12, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
Netjak Sep 20, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Cheat Code Central 2005 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpy Aug 17, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Game Chronicles Sep 22, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Game Critics Sep 27, 2006 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

References

  • In the infamous "shower room scene," after you inhabit a body and can go around opening lockers, one of the lockers contains a red bathrobe as well as a Samus Aran (of Metroid fame) helmet. Another locker contains a purple GameCube.
  • Later in the game, in the Officer's Lounge, there are two flatscreen TVs set up, each with their own NES and SNES.

Title translation

Geist means ghost or spirit in German.

Information also contributed by STU2

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gamewarrior (5065) added Geist (GameCube) on Aug 18, 2005