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  • Summary: Grim spectres, mischievous gremlins, howling banshees, things that go bump in the night... and that's just your starting team! As an afterlife civil servant sent to Gravenville by the Haunter Committee, frighten lowly mortals from their homes and places of work in a game that puts you inGrim spectres, mischievous gremlins, howling banshees, things that go bump in the night... and that's just your starting team! As an afterlife civil servant sent to Gravenville by the Haunter Committee, frighten lowly mortals from their homes and places of work in a game that puts you in charge of legions of ghosts, ghouls and spirits! Your mission: manage resources to scare and manipulate people, then discover the secrets behind Gravenville... [Empire Interactive] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 100
    One of the most creative and enjoyable games to come around in a long time. Its mixture of creativity, solid gameplay, and sense of humor make it a game to die for.
  2. PC Gamer
    90
    Lighthearted humor and creative story elements are unveiled at every turn, pushing this simulation to the head of its genre. [Dec 2003, p.96]
  3. It's a great novelty, first of all, but it's also a real success in terms of gameplay, thanks to outstanding scenario design and an irreverent sense of humor.
  4. If you've ever wanted to enter the puerile world of your Sims with a team of bizarre spirits, then this is the game for you.
  5. 80
    Sick Puppies' Ghost Master has turned the whole horror genre on its head, though, and come up with an ingenious anti-mix of "The Sims" and "Beetlejuice"... An original and entertaining idea that has been excellently implemented.
  6. The gameplay is easy to master and there were no evident bugs in the game. The only thing we could’ve asked for is a little more variation to the overall game.
  7. The puzzle elements are more like extremely simple exercises that you have to complete, rather than challenging problems that need solving, and the same is sadly true for the strategy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Nov 2, 2010
    10
    An amazing game. Great idea, very nice atmosphere, also contains a lot of references and parodies. It starts so simple, yet grows harderAn amazing game. Great idea, very nice atmosphere, also contains a lot of references and parodies. It starts so simple, yet grows harder later, the tasks also range from simple scare-them-all-away at the beginning to rather complex as the player advances in the game. Too bad that there are no plans to make a sequel as far as I know, it could use modern graphics and more missions. Expand
  2. Jan 6, 2017
    10
    Ghost Master is definitely the definition of a video game cult classic. It's similar to the Sims in style, but with ghosts. And instead ofGhost Master is definitely the definition of a video game cult classic. It's similar to the Sims in style, but with ghosts. And instead of living the life as a person, you scare the sh*t out of people as ghosts. It's fun and cheap, go pick it up on Steam today. Expand
  3. LauraB.
    Mar 28, 2004
    10
    This game is GREAT and im not kidding.
  4. [Anonymous]
    Sep 13, 2003
    8
    Finished it in under 3 days tho.
  5. Mar 25, 2011
    8
    Although it could have used a few more locations and levels, as well as being a little less puzzle intense towards the end it`s a great title.Although it could have used a few more locations and levels, as well as being a little less puzzle intense towards the end it`s a great title. Well worth the budget price on Steam. Expand
  6. Apr 6, 2017
    7
    Very good idea, atmospheric (especially befitting the Halloween mood), good tutorial, and a smooth learning curve. However, with so much goodVery good idea, atmospheric (especially befitting the Halloween mood), good tutorial, and a smooth learning curve. However, with so much good going on in the game - there is no strategy, and the tactics are one-dimensional. For example, set your ghosts to scare, wait for 15 minutes, and the tenants will run away screaming. No strategy needed. But when the mission dictates a certain condition (such as "lead the police to the dead remains") - the game is completely random.

    Very nice concept, comic scary mood, humorous - but did not age well - the UI is lacking.
    I wish they made a second part and polished the game.
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  7. Aug 10, 2011
    2
    The idea behind this game was good but the game itself became very repetitive and boring rather quickly. This is one of those games thatThe idea behind this game was good but the game itself became very repetitive and boring rather quickly. This is one of those games that would, in my opinion, only be worth picking up if it was in a 'bargain bin' and even then it's not really worth paying anything for. Expand

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