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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
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  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. 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. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. Despite the control system and the lack of an online coop, Ghostbusters - The Videogame, on the PC, is a good tie-in.
  6. Despite some drawbacks, this satisfying adventure is just what you'd want from a Ghostbusters game: it's funny and it's fun.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35
  1. JohnT.
    Jun 18, 2009
    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. Expand
  2. MkkeKelley
    Jul 15, 2009
    As a long time fan of the movie who even wrote his own Comodor 64 (Basic) version of the movie this game entertained me on all levels. Many have decried the lack of multiplayer or co-op mode on PC. I didn't mind at all. I thought it was well scripted, well animatedm abd the gameplay flowed smoothly. I'm just grateful it was released for the PC at all since I won't go near a console. Collapse
  3. Mar 30, 2012
    From the perspective of a video game, the interface is clunky at best and the rinse repeat of catching x amount of ghosts and moving to the next area can get old quickly.

    From the fan's perspective, this game is a dream come true. Do I care about the above? Not in the slightest. In between fighting ghosts you are listening to the well written, well voiced acting of all the major characters involved in the movies. The one-liners are fantastic. Fighting said ghosts is an absolute blast, and the included damage meter really shows how destructive fighting ghosts can be. There are escort missions, iconic boss fights, dimensional travel, etc, ie: all the stuff you would expect being a paranormal investigator. The graphics are fantastic and the control scheme works for what it is. This game is a far cry than its predecessor on the NES. Must buy for any real Ghostbuster fan. This is essentially Ghostbusters 3, and will bring a smile to your face.
  4. Feb 12, 2013
    i wasn't expecting much since games off movies are terrible. but this one was pretty good. its a 3rd person shooter type gameplay but instead of guns, you will use some type of suction device to get ghosts. interesting and new form of gameplay. you play as a new recruit, a rookie. and you follow the other members or the ghostbuster crew to capture ghosts terrorizing the city. Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2013
    Surprisingly good but far from perfect. There are no issues with the game mechanics and the actual act of catching a ghost in a trap is fun, challenging and appropriate to the movies. Weirdly the problem lies in the linear content which rarely points you in the right direction, locks you in place and has some rather rum dialogue choices. Expand
  6. Apr 25, 2012
    I absolutely loved the Ghostbusters movies when I were younger, and I still think they hold up pretty good. My personal opinion is that even though the game is quite good, and is written and voiced by some of the original actors, it's not as good as the movies. But with it's own, original story it's not too bad either. If you're a fan - GO! If not you can just as well let this game slide. Expand
  7. WilliamR.
    Jun 20, 2009
    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

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