On the whole, Ghostbusters is an impressive production most fans should eat up. We had a fun time with the game, though we were also left with serious reservations due to glitching that might cause less-experienced gamers to hang up their proton packs well before the journey ends.
Ultimately, this game is a true celebration of all things Ghostbusters, and fans shouldn't wait to get this if the PlayStation 2 is all they have. For those with little love for the series, it's still a good action game, even if the no-frills levels and abbreviated campaign are bound to leave you feeling like you're sitting at the kids' table while the adults feast.
Being able to blast everything off the wall, listen to Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, as well as exist in the firehouse is definitely cool; plus, the story is solid. Still, the graphics and framerate are disappointments, the load times are too long, and wrangling can boil down to being a chore.
Playstation Official Magazine UKThe decent script and original cast won't disappoint. [Sept 2009, p.106]
Awards & Rankings
#11 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2009
#8 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2009
Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 0 out of 1
Mixed: 1 out of 1
Negative: 0 out of 1
Dec 15, 2016Ghostbusters the Video Game
Decent but dated.
It’s so rare to find a licensed game actually worth playing through... and thankfully this isGhostbusters the Video Game
Decent but dated.
It’s so rare to find a licensed game actually worth playing through... and thankfully this is one of them.
In Ghostbusters the video game you play as a nameless and voiceless recruit…
Perfect opportunity to have a customizable character... but no... You’re just some generic dude that joins the ghostbusters squad.
Your journey starts checking out a hotel and ends up in a chase to shut down this giant ghost portal by taking care of different points across Manhattan.
This game is about 7 and a half hours long, and is varied and well-designed preventing repetitiveness to kick in…
You’ll visit spooky libraries, different dimensions, and a graveyard just to name a few...
But this game is from 2009 and it definitely shows with its grainy texture…
It’s very hard on the eyes after being so used to the graphics and textures of modern day games 7 years later…
The actual gameplay here is engaging enough to force your eyes to just deal with it…
You have a proton pack and a scanner..
As you progress through the story you’ll gain new abilities and modes for the proton pack which tie into level progression itself, like being able to make a slime tether to pull items, and you of course have attacks and ways to capture the ghosts you run into…
To capture a ghost you have to weaken it, shoot out your capture stream and try to wiggle it into your ghost trap…
There are also possessed creatures that you can just straight up kill and not have to capture.. which I found to be way more fun to deal with…
The ghost capturing sections of the game for me were by far the worst…
they take way too long to complete and bring the game to a crawl… they are spaced out more the deeper you get into the game, but are still an eye roll when they pop up…
And with the scanner you can scan a ghost or enemy to learn its weakness so you know which mode to use... but it also rewards you with cash, as do the collectibles in the game, giving true incentive to capture stats and seek items out to upgrade your proton pack modes…
And at the end of each spooky location is a pretty awesome boss battle.. all of which feel unique from each other, and the game does a great job of hyping them up with their story as your progress through the levels
there wasn’t one I didn’t have fun trying to defeat or capture…
most if not all being fan favorites as I’ve never really seen a ghostbusters movie.
There is a game save bug here though so be cautious…
I Turned my ps3 off right before the final 2 bosses and when I woke up in the morning the game wasn’t reading my save.. Thankfully it did after I reinstalled... but be warry of this glitch going in…
And this games multiplayer is lost in time, it’s no longer works.
Other than dated grainy textures, this is a really solid game worth checking out if you’re a ghostbusters fan.
I give ghostbusters the video game
a 7/10… Full Review »