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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 varietyThe 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] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Spooky ghost hunts, intense battles, and rewarding captures all make Ghostbusters one fine gameplay experience.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    83
    One of the better uses of movie license. [Dec 2009]
  3. An outstanding and thoughtfully assembled title.
  4. For Fans of the Ghostbusters movies is Ghostbusters - The Video Game a must have. It is definitely one of the better movie adaptions. Even so the humor is like the movies and shows off in some very good cutscenes you can not deny the fact that it would have been a better movie, than a video game.
  5. Despite the control system and the lack of an online coop, Ghostbusters - The Videogame, on the PC, is a good tie-in.
  6. PC Zone UK
    70
    In a disappointing move, we don't get to play any of the Ghostbusters. [Oct 2009, p.64]
  7. PC PowerPlay
    60
    Another victim of the curse of the port, but the golden Ghostbusting heart still shines through. [Christmas 2009, p.58]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 45
  2. Negative: 3 out of 45
  1. JohnT.
    Jun 18, 2009
    10
    THose who loved the movie or cartoon in the 80's will find this game to be absolutely fantastic. If you are unfamiliar with the show in THose who loved the movie or cartoon in the 80's will find this game to be absolutely fantastic. If you are unfamiliar with the show in general it may not be your thing. The gameplay fantastic and the recreation and immersiveness is beyond anything I expected. This was well worth the wait. Expand
  2. Aaron
    Jul 9, 2009
    10
    Face it, its an old classic reborn, and the game with its first run, it terrific for all us older players! Improvements sure, but can not beFace it, its an old classic reborn, and the game with its first run, it terrific for all us older players! Improvements sure, but can not be perfect in the first launch now can we, or where could the game build to. Great storyline, terrific REAL voices of all original Ghostbuster's!! This game is fun as heck and only one like it and very fun! Expand
  3. Aug 5, 2011
    10
    Despite a slightly clunky interface and gameplay the thing that makes this game shine is the plot and dialogue backed up by some goodDespite a slightly clunky interface and gameplay the thing that makes this game shine is the plot and dialogue backed up by some good graphics. I honestly think this is about as close as I have ever felt to being in a well loved film franchise. The dialogue initially started a little ropey but the cast soon settle in and you get to roam through some classic Ghostbusters scenarios which all build to a fantastic ending. One fault, the cherubs. I have no idea what the hell they were thinking. Purely on the immersion though. 10/10 for me. Bravo. Expand
  4. Benoit
    Jun 18, 2009
    8
    The game became a great way to get back in time. I loved the original soundtrack, the complet team, the spirit of Ghostbuster is in there for The game became a great way to get back in time. I loved the original soundtrack, the complet team, the spirit of Ghostbuster is in there for sure! But the game isn't anought deep. Whit the googd time i'll give a 8/10 anyway. Expand
  5. TobyD.
    Jun 19, 2009
    8
    You'll notice that the word 'fun' is used a lot in reviews of this game, and for good reason: they nailed that part. From the You'll notice that the word 'fun' is used a lot in reviews of this game, and for good reason: they nailed that part. From the hilarious writing (the cut scene with the TV toward the end killed me), to the voices, to all the details and destruction you unleash upon it all...WOW. Definitely worth the wait. The bad points are so overshadowed by the good ones, they're almost not worth mentioning. But I will. ;) The ending felt rather hasty...or rough. Or rushed? Not sure. Something felt off, at the very least. Venkman's "love interest", Ilyssa Selwyn was utterly superfluous and her voice actress (Alyssa Milano, I believe) was uninspiring and felt out place. At least some sections of the game (sewers of the Lost Island, and large swaths of the Central Park Graveyard) were verging on being mind-numbingly uneventful. Again, thankfully, these things are relatively minor in the face of all that went right in a product from an industry where these things almost universally go south. Oh, and one additional thing I feel the need to bring up... These people who are marking the game down for not including the multiplayer of the console? Get over it. They didn't have the funds to get multiplayer going on the PC (so I read in an interview). Given the circumstances, they should be PRAISED for doing the right thing and bringing the price down instead of shafting us. Expand
  6. CareyD.
    Jun 20, 2009
    7
    The single player career was obviously the focus of this game. It seems as though multiplayer was an afterthought. The single player plays The single player career was obviously the focus of this game. It seems as though multiplayer was an afterthought. The single player plays like a movie which is great. It takes you right back in time and is true to the world that was created. The upgrades and new technology are fun to get but almost too easily spoon fed to you. A little more freedom such as a spoke and hub type of system would have added much more interesting gameplay and challenge much like the NES version. I really wish that we could experience this world with 3 other friends cooperatively. The only multiplayer mode I found interesting was the survival mode. The other modes are just ok. Really the multiplayer is a pretty big disappointment to me. Overall, the single player makes this game worth the money. I guess we can hope for updates and downloadable content? Ok, perhaps we better pray. Expand
  7. WilliamR.
    Jun 20, 2009
    0
    It is a travesty and an insult to PC gamers everywhere that Atari and Terminal Reality would release a PC version of this game that does not It is a travesty and an insult to PC gamers everywhere that Atari and Terminal Reality would release a PC version of this game that does not support multiplayer, while they do support it on every other current gen system. It is a slap in the face and as a PC, PS3 and Wii owner, I will not be buying this game on ANY of the platforms, and I will be thinking long and hard before purchasing any other games from Atari or TR. Expand

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