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3.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 15 out of 21

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  1. 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 pocketsWhen 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
  2. Apr 6, 2011
    3
    The initial announcement of Sanctum of Slime got me excited. Iâ
  3. 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 problemsThis 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
  4. 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 oneI'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
  5. 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.
Metascore
45

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 38
  2. Negative: 23 out of 38
  1. Dec 12, 2011
    55
    Had this not leveraged the Ghostbusters license, we'd probably not even be talking about this game.
  2. games(TM)
    May 22, 2011
    50
    A fairly competent twin-stick competitive shooter. [Issue#109, p.122]
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    May 22, 2011
    50
    A distinctly sludgy shooter. [June 2011, p.102]