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  • Summary: Sanctum of Slime is a top-down action adventure following the star of 2009's Ghostbusters revamp.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 38
  2. Negative: 23 out of 38
  1. Mar 24, 2011
    70
    Sanctum of Slime presents us the new ghostbusters as they must defeat an old demon. A fun arcade game, full of action and many interesting moments, that feels kind of repetitive and falls flat in many areas, but a fun experience overall. Highly recommended if you play with three friends.
  2. Mar 29, 2011
    60
    I recommend that if you are thinking of getting this game, try and get three of your mates to get it as well. Then, get your Ghostbusting ass online for some co-op. That way, you may feel like its money well spent.
  3. Dec 12, 2011
    55
    Had this not leveraged the Ghostbusters license, we'd probably not even be talking about this game.
  4. Mar 24, 2011
    40
    Even more mind-boggling, why would Atari release this pile of drivel when they had such a good thing going with Ghostbusters: The Video Game? It's a crass, extremely rude money grab that's designed to suck $10 out your pocket while simultaneously giving the middle finger to our aging Ghostbusters. I cannot recommend Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime to anyone, even the most dedicated fan.
  5. 40
    Unless ghostbusting is in your very marrow, Sanctum isn't worth the headaches. [June 2011, p.88]
  6. Mar 31, 2011
    40
    The absence of the original cast, along with some poor gameplay mechanics and dated graphics, make Sanctum of Slime almost unworthy even for its 10 euros price tag.
  7. Mar 27, 2011
    16
    You'll find Ghostbusters: SoS to be more of a matter of endurance than enjoyment, even if you and the three biggest fans of Ghostbusters sat down to play while drunk. It's a huge fumble and an exercise in lazy game development in almost every facet of the game, with heavy repetition, very little content, and a not anything else to do after you've played through it once...Listen to the advertising: Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime sucks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 5 out of 6
  1. Dec 15, 2013
    5
    Ok so sanctum of slime. Cheesy yet ok for the price of $2.00 off xbox live. I played this entire game and it brought back memories of playing with my brother when we were kids on the sega genesis, a juvenile play. Although the gameplay and graphics were all too close to the retro system. The game for me was a little short and they just kept on repeating maps and ghouls over and over. The cutscenes were lame and poor taste for comics. 5 Expand
  2. May 17, 2012
    3
    I'm a huge Ghostbusters fan and even I hate this game. It's so boring. The story is awful and the characters are so lame. They talk via text and the things they say are so darn stupid and seem like they were written by a 5 year old. The "cut scenes" are done via comic style panels and suck. They are drawn poorly and add nothing to the game. My basic summary of this game is you go to one room and shoot ghosts then a door opens, go to next shoot ghosts and so on until you fight a stupid boss. The only cool levels are the driving ones but there are only two and they are short. Expand
  3. Feb 19, 2013
    3
    While it has some OK-ish background visuals at some points, overall this game is just terrible. It's repetitive, the animation is just bland and unimaginative and the narrative is almost nonexistent. A real shame, because with a bit more care and love it could have been something of note. RIP SoS. Expand
  4. Apr 6, 2011
    3
    The initial announcement of Sanctum of Slime got me excited. Iâ
  5. Mar 25, 2011
    1
    When I first read about another Ghostbusters game, I was stoked. Then I read a little more, it was to be a top-down download-only arcade shooter. Why? The first current-gen Ghostbusters game was both a critical and commercial success, why not give the Ghostbusters fans more of what they want, a proper sequel. Instead we get this garbage, a shoddy attempt to grab quick cash from the pockets of fanboys like myself. The game is a four-player co-op shooter with an isometric view. There is no drop-in drop-out gameplay so if someone wants to quit, and they will, you have to start the level you are on over. You fight different ghosts using different settings on your proton-pack that correspond to the color of the ghost you are battling at the moment. Basically you move from room to room, get locked in, battle a set of ghosts, lather, rinse, repeat. Your character is controlled via the dual-stick method like in Geometry Wars or similar games although to a less successful extent. When a player gets knocked out another must come over and quickly mash buttons to revive him, which works ok if you are playing with friends, but if you're alone depending on the AI get used to restarting a lot. The AI is terrible here, standing in corners, running in circles and generally not doing any of the things they should be doing to help you bust ghosts and stay alive. Graphics are terrible, last-gen bad and sometimes worse, and believe it or not, a game that looks this bad has framerate issues. The story is told through poorly drawn comic book style static panels. I have a large 1080p LCD TV and I found it hard to read the text sometimes, I can imagine how impossible it must be for someone with an SDTV to play this game. The theme song is there, that's a plus, and its about the only thing cool about this game. You play as four new paranormal exterminators, not the original cast which makes this game even less exciting than it could have been. All in all this game fails on all levels. It is boring, has a terrible story, terrible graphics, broken gameplay and is a slap in the face to the fans. Don't waste your money, while the game is relatively cheap, its not worth it. Expand
  6. Apr 29, 2011
    0
    This is a broken game, that repeats it environments over and over again. This is nothing more then an attempt to make money on the Ghostbuster Franchise. Forget about even trying to play by yourself, and just a few minutes into the game will leaving you wanting to pull out your hair. The collision detection is atrocious, the controls are broken, along with a myriad of other problems that plague this game. Do yourself a favor and send a message to the Developer and Publisher with your pocket book by voting NO, and not buying this game! Expand