Illfonic completely understands what it takes to fulfill every player’s wish of being a Ghostbuster in Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed. While some of the gameplay elements could be tweaked a bit better to provide a bit more of a responsive experience, I truly felt like a Ghostbuster the entire time. With awesome story beats placed throughout to keep the leveling-up experience worthwhile and exciting gameplay to keep every job feeling fun, Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is the realization of the perfect Ghostbusters experience.
Ghost Busters SU is the Game Ghostbusters fans have waited for and deserve for multiplayer. The visuals are excellent with no frame loss experienced on my PS5 despite 4 busters and ghosts spewing out VFX, destruction and slime everywhere. Its mind blowing how intense this game gets as matchmaking does a good job at pairing up the group. Impressive visuals can go unnoticed because the gameplay is so extremely fast pace and addicting. Matches are not long, and honestly, I am done writing this review as I am hooked. You need to try and play this game, fan or not.
Without a doubt about it, Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is the best asymmetrical multiplayer experience made by Illfonic and a good example of how to make good use of a famous film franchise. Hunting ghosts and haunting buildings is extremely fun especially in company, but in the long run it could be boring due to the presence of only one game mode.
Ghostbusters fans will no doubt appreciate the ability to create their own Ghostbuster, upgrade their kit, and hunt ghosts, but once the nostalgia wears off and the only thing that matters is winning, the game may start to show its flaws. Playing as the ghost, on the other hand, has its own inherent challenges of finding the balance between being outmatched and doing the steamrolling. Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed has all the right pieces when it comes to making a GB game that feels authentic – it's bringing those pieces together in the right way every time that can hurt its fun factor.
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed has its positive points and could be an option for fans of the franchise and those who like asynchronous multiplayer. Other than that, the lack of content, evolution and variation reaffirms a shallow and uninteresting game to dedicate several hours to.
Ghostbusters Unleashed feels like great potential but most of it is wasted because the haunts are too repetitive and the story is short and rather uninspired. I feel this game could be a lot fun as a single player story-driven game but in this version the story is a mere extended intro with dialog that is unnecessary complex while being uninteresting. All story dialogs together probably fill a word page or two which is not even exagerrated.
The multiplayer part which of course is the focus can be a lot of fun and the graphics look and work well. The mechanics are a bit wonky at times but do their job once you got into the game a litte bit. Haunting is fun but against a good team it is a hard job to prevail.
After all I lost interest early in this game. Other genre-like contenders did a way better job offering more variety and overall a better content mix. The price tag on a sale is okay-ish. Bottom-line for me is that I wouldnt recommend the game. If you feel an itch to try it out - wait for a sale and enjoy the fun while it lasts. The game can be enjoyed solo but it feels rather boring. Even on a sale I regret my buy because I feel the game didnt give me much. It stays true to the original and I want to give it that credit. Bugs are still present in this game.
Balanced gameplay that can be really fun with friends; plenty of varied maps.
Some design frustrations such as lack of mini-maps; the blending of single-player story and multiplayer content ends up being a gimmick.
In conclusion, Ghostbusters: Spirit Unleashed can make for some great chaotic fun with friends. The core gameplay loop is simple yet enjoyable, and Illfonic has made a game that’s pretty balanced on both ends. Mixing the single-player narrative with the PvP multiplayer is an interesting prospect, but it ends up being a gimmick more than anything else. Furthermore, some annoying design oversights such as the lack of mini-maps and additional game modes can make the game frustrating at times. All in all, it’s a decent experience that might be worth looking into for Ghostbusters fans, but it could have been a lot better had it spent more time in the oven.
This game has good vibes. graphics are ok. there is a nice effort to make you feel you are a ghostbuster. but, unfortunately, the gameplay loop is so paper-thin and half-baked. There is almost no skill involved outside of simple knowledge of game mechanics and maps. this is far too casual to enjoy this game more than a couple of hours...
Game has been broken since day 1. Developers state they fixed with patches. It’s exactly the same. EXACTLY. Game crashes. Contracts don’t save progress. Unlockables items are not available due to this. Response from developers is lazy. Lack of effort or sense of urgency when thousands of players have reported these issues. Waited a few weeks to give them a chance. It’s best to let another company give it a shot. Someone that actually cares.
SummaryGhostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is coming to a platform near you. As a Ghostbuster, join with other Ghostbusters to chase and trap ghosts in museums, prisons, hotels, and more, and capture the ghosts before they can fully haunt the areas. Or, as the Ghost, hide, sneak, surprise, scare, and of course, slime Ghostbusters and civilians unti...