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  • Summary: The Ghostbusters are back in an all new story penned by the original creators. With Manhattan newly overrun by ghosts and other supernatural creatures, it's up to you to take on the role of a new recruit joining the original film cast of the famous Ghostbusters team. Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, you will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of uncanny phantasms and demons in an all new funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague. To deliver a special gaming experience to the tremendous Ghostbusters’ fan base around the world, the game features the original film cast from the classic Ghostbusters films, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson, back again for the first time in more than 20 years. Supporting the ghost busting crew are the talents of Annie Potts, Brian Doyle Murray and William Atherton. [Sierra Entertainment] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. If there’s something strange … then it is the fact that there is nearly no story in this game. But fans will still have a good time with the game due to the gameplay that simply entertains.
  2. An above-average handheld movie tie-in. Half of the game plays well, and keeps you coming back for more with missions that don’t take too long, and offer a nice level of challenge. The other half, however, is a tremendous chore that seriously hurts the experience as a whole.
  3. 65
    The concepts, overall design, and multi-character system works great. It’s just a bit too rough all-around for this first Ghostbusters endeavor.
  4. It's suffering from similar feelings of neglect. [Dec 2009, p.94]
  5. Some busted mechanics and picky controls will make you think twice before bringing these Ghostbusters on the road.
  6. Ds version of Ghostbusters does not entertain like the home console versions.
  7. The gameplay shows a few signs of quality in the story missions, but it falls apart in the horrendous driving sections and bland side missions. Ghostbusters die-hards who only have a DS should look into this game, but everyone else should steer clear.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. JesúsM.MartínezG.
    Oct 13, 2009
    8
    I have read only regular an bad reviws of this game, yeah It has some flaws, bot the concept is quite good, the gameplay is not so easy, but intuitive, Ypu can ugrade certain habilities on the Characters, research new weapons and stuff, the cut scenes are OK. and the graphics are quite over the average on the DS; the names on the habilities of the characters, the music, even the lousy siren of the " Ecto-1" are just in the right place to make You feel inside the Ghos Busters Movie; the driving parts is not as good, I continue crashing with everithing, but still in time for the job, a game to pass those idle hours, to remember the 80's music or even to take a revenge to the ghost that used to haunt yor childhood's dreams. Expand
  2. Will
    Jun 23, 2009
    7
    I don't know what kk is talking about, but the option to switch between lefty and righty mode is in the options screen. I'm also suprised this game is getting slammed so hard in reviews, the combat is a little sketchy but the game has a lot of depth with an inventory system, upgrades to your equipment, character skills/stat growth, mission-based game play, and the ability to drive the ecto-1 around downtown hunting down ghosts. It also has some free roaming aspects to it, which makes the game a lot better than a 5 in my opinion. My only real gripes with the game are the camera and AI. Expand
  3. kk.lok
    Jun 21, 2009
    0
    This game deserves a zero. I rented it because they didn't have ps3 or xbox 360 copies at blockbuste, and when i brought it home i nearly barfed. I mean sure the graphics are great for the ds but did they really have to bring back the driving stages. You can't even switch the controls to lefty. I'm a lefty and i could barely play. Even if i was a righty i would wish i was a lefty! Expand
  4. AnonymousMC
    Aug 28, 2009
    0
    Wow, this is possibly the worst game ever!

    Between the driving and the fact that you can't retry anything that you fail in attempting,
    I'm not sure which bothers me more.

    This game needs serious work to reach the level of Journey to the Center of the Earth or Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings, which were only so-so games, much less the better games.

    A total waste of money!
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