• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Aug 17, 2004
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 44
  2. Negative: 2 out of 44
  1. It's almost as though the team forgot that games are meant to be fun, because Ghosthunter isn't. Quite simply, you can't do anything (honestly, anything) or go anywhere the game doesn't want you to; it's almost an insult to your intelligence. [Christmas 2003, p.112]
  2. Regardless of the strong visuals and design, Ghosthunter only feels like a half-hearted attempt, and a flawed one at that.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jan 16, 2013
    7
    There was allot of hype prior to this game's release. A real shame that it didn't fully live up to it. But I will say the game is stillThere was allot of hype prior to this game's release. A real shame that it didn't fully live up to it. But I will say the game is still extremely good none the less. Just a real shame that it isn't what it could be. The first few levels are really done well and the level design is superbly detailed. Camera can be extremely irritating at times, particularly in the enclosed areas. So many good and unique idea are introduced but just barely implemented. The last few levels do feel like they were rushed and I got the distinct impression that the developers were pushed into releasing a game that wasn't fully complete. Ghost texturing is a bit poorly done at some points. Overall: It is a REALLY good game that really feels like it is the BETA version of the game. As if they still needed to polish it off and a few more things. Full Review »
  2. Chris
    Jan 5, 2009
    9
    To be completly honest, I really enjoy this game. Its been a while since I played it, but what scares me is that I actually remember everyTo be completly honest, I really enjoy this game. Its been a while since I played it, but what scares me is that I actually remember every level with great detail. This for me is a good thing, because in most games its all a bit patchy in memory. This game, for its time was a benchmark for someone that was unique and quirky to qoute some other people on here. It was frustrating at times (following a certain ghost) but apart from that it was solid. Combat, interesting and unique. Story, solid, to be honest for modern day game stories it was great.
    If you STILL have a PS2 buy it or rent it, either way TRY it, trust me and the general public. Critics try too hard to nip pick about certain graphical issues/technical issues simply because they know how the industry works. But anyway Im hoping they create a similar game for XBOX 360 in the near future
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  3. JoshP.
    Nov 27, 2007
    10
    Great Game fun and scary with surprises. Don't let the so-called professionals discourage you at looking at this great game.