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  • Summary: The Ghost Rider feature film follows superstar motorcycle stunt rider Johnny Blaze as he strikes a deal with the vile Mephistopheles for the most precious of commodities – his immortal soul. Now Johnny Blaze is forever destined to ride night after night as the host to the powerfulThe Ghost Rider feature film follows superstar motorcycle stunt rider Johnny Blaze as he strikes a deal with the vile Mephistopheles for the most precious of commodities – his immortal soul. Now Johnny Blaze is forever destined to ride night after night as the host to the powerful supernatural entity known as the Ghost Rider. The video game continues the storyline, dropping players into the role of Blaze as he is transformed into a super hero with powers to avenge any evil he encounters. Featuring many of the characters and motorcycles from the comic book and movie, Ghost Rider engages gamers in an immersive, supernatural third person world with a seamless blend of hand-to-hand combat and high-speed motorcycle action. [2K Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 37
  2. Negative: 10 out of 37
  1. 79
    Climax was really onto something here. If it only decided to sway a little from the constant arena-like battles and introduced some more exploration and puzzle-solving, with much more downtime, it could have been one of the great PS2 action games. [Issue #150, p.66]
  2. Simplistic gameplay is no bad thing when it's as fun to play as this. [Mar 2007, p.68]
  3. It's just too bad that the game gets so repetitive and has some rather unengaging story sequences. [Apr 2007, p.86]
  4. 50
    The level design and longevity just isn't there to make this more than a rental or a bargain-big pick-up -- especially with God of War II's release closing fast. This rider is anything but the leader of the pack.
  5. If you have the sort of disposable income that allows you to spend thirty quid on a short-lived and rather bland diversion, or if you have an intensely adolescent fondness for flames, skulls and chains, then I dare say you'll find Ghost Rider to be 'not that bad'. And it's not.
  6. The levels that had the most polish and the enemies that went along with them were on display at E3 a year ago. Everything else is not nearly so well rendered or animated.
  7. Combine the terrible gameplay with overly dark and grainy visuals, a horrible story and voice acting and bad audio editing – cut scenes are far quieter than the in-game sound – and you get one awful package.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 8, 2014
    9
    It's easy to shun Ghost Rider as a lazy movie tie-in game that steals from other games to get any substance. But on closer inspection GhostIt's easy to shun Ghost Rider as a lazy movie tie-in game that steals from other games to get any substance. But on closer inspection Ghost Rider is one of the best hidden gems out there on the PS2.

    Technically the game is excellent, you can tell a lot more work went into this than the usual tie-in game. Graphically the game is one of the best on the system for the action-adventure genre, excellent frame rate and art design make this a perfect example of how much more could be milked out of the PS2's capabilities long after the PS3 and X360 had stolen away many gamer's attention.

    There's no hiding it, Ghost Rider takes a lot of inspiration from God Of War and Devil May Cry in it's action sequences. But unlike some sloppy knock offs in the past, the developers actually make it just as good as those games but unique enough to cater to the license. Also on top of a game that is almost spot on with those classics, Ghost Rider adds on a fully fleshed out driving mode, that does not fill tacked on and actually is as fun as the action sequences. Add on some challenging boss fights, and no long distracting cut-scenes and you have yourself not only one of the best movie licensed games in existance, but one of the unsung heroes of the later period of the PS2's lifespan.
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  2. MASTERCLA55VENGEANCE
    Feb 15, 2007
    9
    I love this game, its derivative, but all aspects of the gameplay are executed excellently. I've been a fan of Ghost Rider for ages and I love this game, its derivative, but all aspects of the gameplay are executed excellently. I've been a fan of Ghost Rider for ages and I love this game. It captures the essence of Ghostie really well. Expand
  3. MattL.
    Feb 15, 2007
    6
    The first 5 minutes were really enjoyable, but that was about it. I spent the whole time thinking 'ohh they nearly got it right, The first 5 minutes were really enjoyable, but that was about it. I spent the whole time thinking 'ohh they nearly got it right, nearly' - a classic missed opportunity. Expand
  4. Feb 8, 2011
    6
    This game is admittedly an enjoyable game but it achieves this by ripping off games like God of War and Devil May Cry, graphically it's goodThis game is admittedly an enjoyable game but it achieves this by ripping off games like God of War and Devil May Cry, graphically it's good but not one of the ps2's better looking titles, the sound is good and voice acting is passable, the story is really boring though, and it has some good extras to unlock, the controls are a straight rip off of God of War as is the combat and the camera is fixed just like God of Wars, it borrows features from Devil May Cry also like its sound effects and the shotgun,the only unique thing about this game are the motorcycle levels, the problem with this game is that it is HIGHLY repetitive beat a fighting level and you get a motorcycle level, and some times it will be the same level in reverse, this is a game I wouldn't really recommend unless your looking for more God of War and you don't want to play through those games again, but it would be more fun to play through those again than to play this. Expand