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  • Summary: The Ghostbusters are back in an all new story penned by the original creators. With Manhattan newly overrun by ghosts and other supernatural creatures, it's up to you to take on the role of a new recruit joining the original film cast of the famous Ghostbusters team. Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, you will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of uncanny phantasms and demons in an all new funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague. To deliver a special gaming experience to the tremendous Ghostbusters’ fan base around the world, the game features the original film cast from the classic Ghostbusters films, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson, back again for the first time in more than 20 years. Supporting the ghost busting crew are the talents of Annie Potts, Brian Doyle Murray and William Atherton. [Sierra Entertainment] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 43 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
  1. It is a great deal of fun with only a few instances where you feel like you are in over your head.
  2. The dedication to translating the finest qualities of the Ghostbusters franchise into a great video game shows through in every facet of the game, making it easily one of the best licensed games to arrive in years.
  3. From the solid graphics and sound, enticing gameplay, to the great presentation, Ghostbusters fans should eat this up, and those not familiar with the movie should feel free to do so as well.
  4. Ghostbusters was almost the game we’ve spent twenty years waiting for, but it isn’t. The gameplay is just about there, the presentation is spot on, and the script has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, but the lack of cooperative play seems downright wrong.
  5. Despite some of the flaws the game has I had a really great time going through it.
  6. Despite some drawbacks, this satisfying adventure is just what you'd want from a Ghostbusters game: it's funny and it's fun.
  7. Perhaps most baffling to me about my experience with Ghostbusters: The Video Game is, as problematic as I found the single-player experience, how much I found myself enjoying the multiplayer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
  1. LozzyC
    Jul 10, 2009
    10
    Absolute blast! I was excited for this game and got it imported from the US (damn Sony and their Europe PS3 tripe!!!) and I must say I am not disapointed one bit. Great game, good story (beats oblivion/fallout 3 which are shockingly poor) and the graphics are charming, especially the little details that have gone into it. I'd recommend this game to anyone who loved Ghostbusters as a kid. Expand
  2. MichaelB
    Jun 16, 2009
    10
    To me this game really delivered a great third chapter to Ghostbusters. Great voice work and a fun game. My kids have never watched Ghostbusters before and in the hour that they player it so far they are already hooked! Expand
  3. DanielC
    Jun 22, 2009
    10
    Any Ghostbusters Fan's wet dream. I think this, in my opinion, as well as being an amazing game, is probably the best Film to game transfer I've ever played too. Something makes me feel all warm and fuzzy every time I trap a ghost, and I'm still not tired of doing it - Time for some replay! Expand
  4. DickieC
    Mar 25, 2010
    9
    Based on physical game play, the game didn't break any new ground. It's like an FPS with a constant machine gun. The movement controls can be a little wonky, especially since there is no jump (explained away by the weight of the proton pack). And forget about engaging multiple targets. The thing is this, nobody (and I mean, NOBODY) bought this game to PLAY Ghostbusters: The Video Game. No, everyone bought this game to WATCH Ghostbusters 3. And the story is inventive, imaginative, and has just the right amount of campy class to be a cult classic alongside the movies. And there are plenty of classic comic moments in this gem. If you didn't buy it new, do invest in it used. Expand
  5. Jun 11, 2013
    9
    do do doo do do doot doo doo doo do do do doo doot is the song i love and that is what i get
    the game has great graphics but sadly i never
    got past the hotel bit because the disc didn't work properly;( Expand
  6. Apr 1, 2011
    8
    Actually better than what I thought it was going to be. A lot of fan service, actual moments of genuine comedy. Though at times the difficulty spike went from breezy easy to outright teeth gnashing. But all in all a good game. Expand
  7. DavidC
    Feb 22, 2010
    4
    Total disappointment. I've now given up trying to finish it. Enemies are cheap, NPC AI is borderline retarded and having to depend on them (which the game forces you to) is a nightmare, controls are stiff and sluggish and the difficulty spikes are ridiculous. The game will go from tediously easy to insanely hard and back again for no apparent reason. The whole thing is desperately lacking in fun and enjoyment. Beating a level or boss is met only with a feeling of relief rather than satisfaction. The levels themselves are suffocatingly linear with invisible walls everywhere and no sense of exploration. We get get the odd puzzle here and there, but nothing genuinely challenging. The only reason I didn't rate it lower is because the high production values and the game is especially pretty on Xbox 360 with some genuinely imaginative and vivid environments and creatures. I won't go so far as to say that the script and cutscenes are great. Sure, the voice cast do their best, but the script leaves a lot to be desired compared to the quality of the Ghostbusters movies and the laughs are few and far between. Even a Ghostbusters fan wouldn't be missing out on much by avoiding this game. Some may even feel the Ghostbusters canon has been slightly tarnished by this game. Peter Venkman has gone from the cheeky wisecracker with a soft spot for one lady to a downright letch who slavers over girls less than half his age and Janine has gone from being a nerdy receptionist to a dumb receptionist. The bottom line is, Ghostbusters is no fun. Expand

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