Ghost Squad Wii

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 20, 2007
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42
Buy On
  1. 90
    It has nigh-on perfect aiming, hilarious and fun levels, longevity through skill progression and variety not normally seen in an arcade game.
  2. Games Master UK
    84
    A really pleasant surprise. The Wii is fast becoming the home of unpretentious thrills. [Jan 2007, p.73]
  3. As long as you're prepared to get nothing more than a very good, very short arcade shooter, you'll find a lot of value in this package. It's quick, it's explosive and it's great fun.
  4. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    83
    Better than being in the arcades and with more extras than an all-you-can-eat buffet, Ghost Squad gets a high five from us. Future shooters take note: the bar has been set high. [Feb 2008, p.68]
  5. Most first-person shooters are over after 10-15 hours. It'll be at least twice that before you see all that Ghost Squad has to offer. Its brevity on paper is not a curse, but a blessing.
  6. 80
    It would have been improved immensely by true, accurate aiming, but even without it's always a good time blowing away terrorists and earning new weapons for the next play-through.
  7. games(TM)
    80
    With so many ways to customise your experience, and the addictive allure of the online high-score tables, Ghost Squad is a game you’ll return to long after more epic adventures have been and gone. [Feb 2008, p.124]
  8. An addictive arcade port with loads of unlockables which works perfectly with the Wii Zapper.
  9. Fun and nostalgic, Ghost Squad delivers hardcore action at a sweet $30 price tag.
  10. n-Revolution Magazine UK
    76
    Great, throwaway fun. Ghost Squad won't last forever, but you'll return for a quick blast on multiplayer. [Issue#17, p.70]
  11. 75
    For light gun fans Ghost Squad is a must play though, and at $30 it won’t break the bank to purchase this one. At the end of the day, Ghost Squad is simply a fun arcade experience, and certainly worth a look.
  12. 75
    While it lasts, though, the game is a fun and enjoyable way to blow off some steam; light-gun junkies should definitely take a look at this one.
  13. I've always been a fan of bringing the arcade experience home; it's how our gaming industry started. Ghost Squad does a great job of letting you play the classic arcade shooter and even throws in a few extras no one saw coming.
  14. Whether you'll like Ghost Squad or not comes down to how you enjoy light gun games.

Awards & Rankings

#31 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Oct 13, 2015
    5
    Very short: only 3 levels. Also keep in mind that it's an arcade-style rail shooter. It has some replay value because there are differentVery short: only 3 levels. Also keep in mind that it's an arcade-style rail shooter. It has some replay value because there are different routes you can take. You unlock new routes and guns by playing over and over again. There's supposedly a bikini mode that you unlock by maxing out your weapon levels to level 99 or something, but nobody should ever want to play this game for that long. My brother was obsessed with this game but even he couldn't bring himself to get even halfway there.

    But this game is fun to make fun of. I have a lot of inside jokes with my brother about this game.
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  2. Nov 24, 2011
    9
    A faithful console port of a good arcade game, Ghost Squad is an enjoyable way to spend some time either single player or multiplayer. DespiteA faithful console port of a good arcade game, Ghost Squad is an enjoyable way to spend some time either single player or multiplayer. Despite being a rail shooter, Ghost Squad breaks the typical mold in a few ways. First, there are several rails, and the game gives the player the choice. At key points in each mission, the player is able to choose which direction or strategy to take, and the choice does affect the game. With the Wii version, as you complete more playthroughs, you will unlock additional decision points and/or options for existing decision gates. The other way in which Ghost Squad differs from the usual rail shooter is the existence of multiple pseudo-minigames, such as disabling mines or disarming bombs. The variety of missions available keeps the game from getting boring, and the various training and competition modes available, combined with co-op multiplayer for the main game, mean that there are tons of fun to be had with friends. The only negative mark for the game is that the missions replay exactly -- enemies always appear in the same places and attack in the same patterns. With enough repetition, these patterns will be learned and reduce some of the fun of the game. Even considering that weakness, though, Ghost Squad is definitely worth the purchase, particularly as it is now generally bargain-bin material. Full Review »
  3. JohnS.
    Jun 2, 2008
    9
    A good on the rails shooter - it will play through once for an afternoons fun but the unlockable extras will keep you coming back. Even A good on the rails shooter - it will play through once for an afternoons fun but the unlockable extras will keep you coming back. Even better was the 2player mode. Can't wait to see what happens with 4. Full Review »