Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Spooky ghost hunts, intense battles, and rewarding captures all make Ghostbusters one fine gameplay experience.
  2. Final words? Ghostbusters the video game definitely recreates the franchise perfectly and everything from the story to music and characters makes you feel like you are part of this supernatural world.
  3. There are some flaws, including the lack of a local co-op mode, however there is just so much that was done right that you can't help but have a blast. It may not be everything you ever wanted out of a Ghostbusters game, but it's as close as you're going to get to perfection at this point.
  4. One of the better uses of movie license. [Dec 2009]
  5. What can I say - Ghostbusters: The Video Game succeeds in being a proper Ghostbusters game with a good storyline and gameplay that fits the setting and gets a thumbs up for that. On the other hand, it is embarrassingly linear with almost zero replayability and the PC version omits multiplayer modes found on the consoles. At least it is priced accordingly, offering reasonable value.
  6. Ghostbusters old and new, rejoice. Your time has come.
  7. An outstanding and thoughtfully assembled title.
  8. Fans are going to love it, but for everyone else this is just a good shooter with a different setting. But come on - who isn't a fan of the Ghostbusters?
  9. Ghostbusters: The Video Game largely accomplishes what it set out to do by telling a humorous tale and bringing fans back into the fold on the franchise's 25th anniversary.
  10. If you know the movies you'll feel right at home. Egon Spengler still talks like a scientist, Ray Stantz still has his love handles and Peter Venkman can't walk past a woman without trying to flirt. The game is also full of insider jokes regarding the movies. But it's to short and the PC version lacks the co-op mode.
  11. Worth a bash, but lacks the multiplayer support to hold your attention throughout. [Oct 2009, p.90]
  12. 77
    Still – there is a lot to be said for the ability to sling on a proton pack and stand shoulder to shoulder with the four members of the Ghostbusters, to catch a ghost in your beam and drag it down towards a trap.
  13. 76
    I felt that the game's ending was a bit flat and the romantic interest was forced, but Ghostbusters was fun -- too bad you don't get the multiplayer action the home consoles do.
  14. For Fans of the Ghostbusters movies is Ghostbusters - The Video Game a must have. It is definitely one of the better movie adaptions. Even so the humor is like the movies and shows off in some very good cutscenes you can not deny the fact that it would have been a better movie, than a video game.
  15. Remarkably entertaining, if limited and repetitious, thanks to the comedy spark of the original movie cast and writers. [Aug 2009, p.76]
  16. Ripped straight from the movie, you warm up your Proton Pack and do battle with some of the film icons, plus a few new ones. A heap of ectoplasmatic fun for anyone who still smiles at the siren sound and the iconic “who you gonna call” theme song.
  17. Despite the control system and the lack of an online coop, Ghostbusters - The Videogame, on the PC, is a good tie-in.
  18. Ghostbusters celebrates its anniversary and brings delightful fun to your living room – if you are a fan.
  19. Despite some drawbacks, this satisfying adventure is just what you'd want from a Ghostbusters game: it's funny and it's fun.
  20. In a disappointing move, we don't get to play any of the Ghostbusters. [Oct 2009, p.64]
  21. Finally a movie-game developers do not need to be ashamed of – action and adventure parts are well balanced so missing multiplayer is the only pain this game suffers. [Dec 2009]
  22. Terminal Reality did well to capture the atmosphere of both Ghostbusters movies, but failed to include captivating gameplay. On the other hand, it’s way better than the Riddick game sequel from the same publisher.
  23. I just wish that there weren't so many frustrating problems to go along with these enjoyable parts … and it would have been nice to include the multiplayer version of the game in the PC release.
  24. It's the game any fan could want, but the obstacles involved can turn even the most faithful fan against it.
  25. A competent, entertaining single-player experience true to the franchise but marred by the shoddy port to PC. [Issue#26, p.48]
  26. Another victim of the curse of the port, but the golden Ghostbusting heart still shines through. [Christmas 2009, p.58]
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 112 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
  1. TobyD.
    Jun 19, 2009
    8
    You'll notice that the word 'fun' is used a lot in reviews of this game, and for good reason: they nailed that part. From the You'll notice that the word 'fun' is used a lot in reviews of this game, and for good reason: they nailed that part. From the hilarious writing (the cut scene with the TV toward the end killed me), to the voices, to all the details and destruction you unleash upon it all...WOW. Definitely worth the wait. The bad points are so overshadowed by the good ones, they're almost not worth mentioning. But I will. ;) The ending felt rather hasty...or rough. Or rushed? Not sure. Something felt off, at the very least. Venkman's "love interest", Ilyssa Selwyn was utterly superfluous and her voice actress (Alyssa Milano, I believe) was uninspiring and felt out place. At least some sections of the game (sewers of the Lost Island, and large swaths of the Central Park Graveyard) were verging on being mind-numbingly uneventful. Again, thankfully, these things are relatively minor in the face of all that went right in a product from an industry where these things almost universally go south. Oh, and one additional thing I feel the need to bring up... These people who are marking the game down for not including the multiplayer of the console? Get over it. They didn't have the funds to get multiplayer going on the PC (so I read in an interview). Given the circumstances, they should be PRAISED for doing the right thing and bringing the price down instead of shafting us. Full Review »
  2. DevinS.
    Jun 19, 2009
    8
    Excellent game play .. very fun and a sure win for any ghost busters fan .. graphics are wonderful story line enjoyable and video clips are Excellent game play .. very fun and a sure win for any ghost busters fan .. graphics are wonderful story line enjoyable and video clips are of outstanding. However... there is no multiplayer so no ghost busting co-op with friends and the story line is very linear. still worth a good play through everyone should enjoy this game. Full Review »
  3. JohnT.
    Jun 18, 2009
    10
    THose who loved the movie or cartoon in the 80's will find this game to be absolutely fantastic. If you are unfamiliar with the show in THose who loved the movie or cartoon in the 80's will find this game to be absolutely fantastic. If you are unfamiliar with the show in general it may not be your thing. The gameplay fantastic and the recreation and immersiveness is beyond anything I expected. This was well worth the wait. Full Review »