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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 136 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 136
  2. Negative: 12 out of 136
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  1. WilliamR.
    Jun 20, 2009
    0
    It is a travesty and an insult to PC gamers everywhere that Atari and Terminal Reality would release a PC version of this game that does not support multiplayer, while they do support it on every other current gen system. It is a slap in the face and as a PC, PS3 and Wii owner, I will not be buying this game on ANY of the platforms, and I will be thinking long and hard before purchasing It is a travesty and an insult to PC gamers everywhere that Atari and Terminal Reality would release a PC version of this game that does not support multiplayer, while they do support it on every other current gen system. It is a slap in the face and as a PC, PS3 and Wii owner, I will not be buying this game on ANY of the platforms, and I will be thinking long and hard before purchasing any other games from Atari or TR. Expand
  2. Rad
    Jun 18, 2009
    4
    For whatever it does right, PC gamers interested in Ghostbusters: The Video Game, got shafted. The multiplayer co-op that is in every other version of Ghostbusters [PS3, XBox, etc...] is disabled in this game. What's more? Game distributor Atari did not announce this change at all. They had advertised multiplayer co-op for months as a feature, and no one found out about the lack of For whatever it does right, PC gamers interested in Ghostbusters: The Video Game, got shafted. The multiplayer co-op that is in every other version of Ghostbusters [PS3, XBox, etc...] is disabled in this game. What's more? Game distributor Atari did not announce this change at all. They had advertised multiplayer co-op for months as a feature, and no one found out about the lack of it in the PC version until the game shipped. Though Atari lowered the price of the PC version, presumably as a form of compensation, they ultimately caused thousands of fans to cancel their pre-orders of the game. Atari's lack of warning on this issue assures an even greater wrath of fans worldwide and, of course, damning grades to Ghostbusters: The Video Game, regardless of its single-player virtues. Expand
  3. Nov 14, 2010
    3
    Kinda cheap on the publisher to not have multiplayer in the PC release. It is a cool game otherwise, funny plot, good graphics, and great voice acting from the kings of ghostbusting themselves. That is, if your computer can actually play the game. If you visit the official forums you will see horror stories of gamers that have never been able to get past the loading screen because it willKinda cheap on the publisher to not have multiplayer in the PC release. It is a cool game otherwise, funny plot, good graphics, and great voice acting from the kings of ghostbusting themselves. That is, if your computer can actually play the game. If you visit the official forums you will see horror stories of gamers that have never been able to get past the loading screen because it will crash their rig, among other things. Worst of all is that there is no support for the PC game as a patch hasn't been released yet, and this game is nearly a year and a half old. With these kinds of gameblocking bugs and no show of support from the publisher or devs, one can only say that this game is nothing but a bargain bin item. Expand
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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.