Ghostbusters: The Video Game Wii

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
Buy On
  1. 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.
  2. Overlook the odd glitch and this is a fitting tribute to a cherished movie franchise.
  3. Overall, this is a fun game that is a worthy entry into the Ghostbusters franchise. While there are complaints to be had with the controls and A.I., thankfully neither of these issues ruin the game nor make it unplayable. Fans of the series with a Wii should pick it up. Others might want to rent before to be safe.
  4. A nice alternative version of Ghostbusters, with a more relevant role of environment puzzles and a sweet control scheme. Too bad the cartoon-graphics aren't that good.
  5. Ghostbusters comes to Wii in a short and repetitive adventure, but it still sticks to the original. Very suitable for fans looking for a trip to the past.
  6. The camera lock-on and Wii-exclusive split screen co-op are nice additions, but the simplified combat and truncated levels ultimately leave this game a little flat. [July 2009, p.81]
  7. Ultimately, this game is a true celebration of all things Ghostbusters, and all the fans shouldn't wait to get this if the Wii is all they have.
  8. Another merely serviceable theme park ride; a brief, unchallenging jaunt through linear corridors decorated with just enough "official merchandise" appeal to mask the threadbare design.
  9. t's just a shame that, where the Wii version is concerned, bustin' didn't make me feel good.

Awards & Rankings

#47 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
#17 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 30, 2016
    9
    Definitely a hidden gem for the Wii. Ghostbusters on the Wii has a more unique visual presentation than it's console counterparts, lookingDefinitely a hidden gem for the Wii. Ghostbusters on the Wii has a more unique visual presentation than it's console counterparts, looking very pixarish. It fits right in with the goofy nature of the series, though there are a good mix of darker, claustrophobic, and spooky areas as well. The levels are varied in locations, gameplay elements, enemy types.

    I enjoyed using the Wii remote to control the proton pack. There were a number of different attachment used to handle different ghosts. One of my favorite parts about the gameplay was the money counter. New York City not only pays you for handling the Ghost properly, but also for DESTROYING everything your path! Apparently the rational is that damaged property shows that you had to struggle to fight the ghosts, so the city pays YOU for destroying public property. It's goofy as hell and weirdly satisfying because many of the objects in the environment have goofy physics.

    The presentation is also excellent. There's great voice-acting from new are returning members of the original film. You will also ghost bust in familiar locations, fight iconic characters (yep the marshmallow man is here), and there is plenty of lore/side objectives along the way. Oh, and you can walk around the Ghostbusters iconic fireman headquarters. How sweet is that!
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  2. Dec 19, 2015
    10
    Excelente jogo, recomendo a todos, utiliza muito bem o Remote. Excelente jogo para 1 ou 2 jogadores, belo visual, excelente jogabilidade eExcelente jogo, recomendo a todos, utiliza muito bem o Remote. Excelente jogo para 1 ou 2 jogadores, belo visual, excelente jogabilidade e controles precisos, apesar do visual cartunesco o jogo chega a assustar rsrs Full Review »
  3. Jun 20, 2012
    10
    A very good wii game its definitely worth the money i bought it release day i had so fun playing this game i have the pc version and i thinkA very good wii game its definitely worth the money i bought it release day i had so fun playing this game i have the pc version and i think the wii game is better Full Review »