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  • Summary: The Ghost Rider feature film follows superstar motorcycle stunt rider Johnny Blaze as he strikes a deal with the vile Mephistopheles for the most precious of commodities – his immortal soul. Now Johnny Blaze is forever destined to ride night after night as the host to the powerfulThe Ghost Rider feature film follows superstar motorcycle stunt rider Johnny Blaze as he strikes a deal with the vile Mephistopheles for the most precious of commodities – his immortal soul. Now Johnny Blaze is forever destined to ride night after night as the host to the powerful supernatural entity known as the Ghost Rider. The video game continues the storyline, dropping players into the role of Blaze as he is transformed into a super hero with powers to avenge any evil he encounters. Featuring many of the characters and motorcycles from the comic book and movie, Ghost Rider engages gamers in an immersive, supernatural third person world with a seamless blend of hand-to-hand combat and high-speed motorcycle action. [2K Games] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 37
  2. Negative: 10 out of 37
  1. Play UK
    79
    Climax was really onto something here. If it only decided to sway a little from the constant arena-like battles and introduced some more exploration and puzzle-solving, with much more downtime, it could have been one of the great PS2 action games. [Issue #150, p.66]
  2. Pure Magazine UK
    70
    Simplistic gameplay is no bad thing when it's as fun to play as this. [Mar 2007, p.68]
  3. 65
    Pros: In a nutshell, it's Diet "God of War." Cons: The diet version is never as good as the non-diet version.
  4. The levels that had the most polish and the enemies that went along with them were on display at E3 a year ago. Everything else is not nearly so well rendered or animated.
  5. 50
    There's certainly plenty of action here, but with dull, monotonous settings and boring sound design, it's easy to slump into tedium, bashing away at enemies simply because they are there.
  6. Sure the game steals ideas from the best of the genre, has bland graphics, and a main character who desperately needs an ice pack and a throat sweet, but it's enjoyable enough while it lasts - which isn't very long.
  7. Combine the terrible gameplay with overly dark and grainy visuals, a horrible story and voice acting and bad audio editing – cut scenes are far quieter than the in-game sound – and you get one awful package.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 18, 2021
    10
    its one of my first hack and slah games I dont remember to much about it i just remember thats I like the gameplay too much maybe its notits one of my first hack and slah games I dont remember to much about it i just remember thats I like the gameplay too much maybe its not great now but im when i was a kid I likt too much and the story was bad the graphic was so good i wish if they make second part of it Expand
  2. May 6, 2018
    9
    Besides being a copy of god of war, this game is fun, beautiful and beautiful, good mechanics, good gameplay in the phases of the bike isBesides being a copy of god of war, this game is fun, beautiful and beautiful, good mechanics, good gameplay in the phases of the bike is extremely fun. That is, besides being a copy of god of war this is fun and very fun. Expand
  3. Apr 8, 2014
    9
    It's easy to shun Ghost Rider as a lazy movie tie-in game that steals from other games to get any substance. But on closer inspection GhostIt's easy to shun Ghost Rider as a lazy movie tie-in game that steals from other games to get any substance. But on closer inspection Ghost Rider is one of the best hidden gems out there on the PS2.

    Technically the game is excellent, you can tell a lot more work went into this than the usual tie-in game. Graphically the game is one of the best on the system for the action-adventure genre, excellent frame rate and art design make this a perfect example of how much more could be milked out of the PS2's capabilities long after the PS3 and X360 had stolen away many gamer's attention.

    There's no hiding it, Ghost Rider takes a lot of inspiration from God Of War and Devil May Cry in it's action sequences. But unlike some sloppy knock offs in the past, the developers actually make it just as good as those games but unique enough to cater to the license. Also on top of a game that is almost spot on with those classics, Ghost Rider adds on a fully fleshed out driving mode, that does not fill tacked on and actually is as fun as the action sequences. Add on some challenging boss fights, and no long distracting cut-scenes and you have yourself not only one of the best movie licensed games in existance, but one of the unsung heroes of the later period of the PS2's lifespan.
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  4. Oct 21, 2020
    7
    As other people have mentioned this game is heavily inspired by God of War and the combat is just about the same except with a differentAs other people have mentioned this game is heavily inspired by God of War and the combat is just about the same except with a different protagonist. The game Conan was very much the same. This game deviates a bit from those two by adding a motorcycle race/combat theme which is quite fun. With the bike you can decide to be a speed racer or go slow and harvest enemies. In this manner it's your choice what style gameplay you enjoy more and this offers you an ability to not get locked into too repetitive a gameplay experience. I found this a necessary change since God of War was so popular anyone playing this game would likely need some changes in design to enjoy it as its own unique game. Where I feel the development of the game could have been better is with sound and portraying the ghost rider character with more umph. The sound is not very atmospheric and pretty low grade. Not very spectacular. Similarly Ghost rider is just kinda there and his character could have been fleshed out as way more badass which would have made the game much more enjoyable and immersive. All in all this is a very decent game, in my opinion quite underrated. As with the other reviews I do agree this game lost some merit by being compared to both God of War and also with the release of new generation games around the same time it was released. Fast forward to today where people are forgetting about god of war and the PS3 and you see the true merits of this game being a hidden gem and underrated are finally being properly discovered. 2k is a great developer and this is another solid game that maybe took too long for people to notice it. . Expand
  5. MattL.
    Feb 15, 2007
    6
    The first 5 minutes were really enjoyable, but that was about it. I spent the whole time thinking 'ohh they nearly got it right, The first 5 minutes were really enjoyable, but that was about it. I spent the whole time thinking 'ohh they nearly got it right, nearly' - a classic missed opportunity. Expand
  6. Feb 8, 2011
    6
    This game is admittedly an enjoyable game but it achieves this by ripping off games like God of War and Devil May Cry, graphically it's goodThis game is admittedly an enjoyable game but it achieves this by ripping off games like God of War and Devil May Cry, graphically it's good but not one of the ps2's better looking titles, the sound is good and voice acting is passable, the story is really boring though, and it has some good extras to unlock, the controls are a straight rip off of God of War as is the combat and the camera is fixed just like God of Wars, it borrows features from Devil May Cry also like its sound effects and the shotgun,the only unique thing about this game are the motorcycle levels, the problem with this game is that it is HIGHLY repetitive beat a fighting level and you get a motorcycle level, and some times it will be the same level in reverse, this is a game I wouldn't really recommend unless your looking for more God of War and you don't want to play through those games again, but it would be more fun to play through those again than to play this. Expand
  7. Jan 14, 2017
    6
    Es una copia barata del God of War, nada original, aunque sea divertido, ni si quiera las armas no son originales y son muy parecidas a las deEs una copia barata del God of War, nada original, aunque sea divertido, ni si quiera las armas no son originales y son muy parecidas a las de Kratos, estaria bien si no fuera una copia Expand

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#32 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
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#12 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2007