- 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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Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered - Nintendo Switch Pre-Order Trailer
A fantastic game, and definitely what I was hoping for when I first saw those initial screenshots a while back. The capturing mechanic is fun and interesting, while at the same time being tied into familiar third person controls for shooter fans, so there's nothing here that takes a lot of time to get used to.
PSM3 Magazine UKToo short, but packed with quality and imagination. [July 2009, p.60]
SamLightfootJun 18, 2009OK, where do we start. Using your proton pack is exactly how I imagined it should be after watching these movies for 20 years. It's OK, where do we start. Using your proton pack is exactly how I imagined it should be after watching these movies for 20 years. It's reckless and destructive, and it catches ghosts real good. This game rocks. It has great voice work from the original cast, a cool story written by Aykroyd and Ramis, and some pretty solid gameplay. It has some online multiplayer ghost busting mayhem too. If you're a fan of the movies at all, I can hardly recommend this game enough.… Expand
EdVJan 11, 2010I read the reviews, and was a bit disappointed about how the game rated. Saddened, I bought it anyway and braced for a letdown, but
Jul 7, 2015When I review games, I NEVER give a 0 or a 10. A 10 means God himself would enjoy the game and a 0 means you tried to play it and your gamingWhen I review games, I NEVER give a 0 or a 10. A 10 means God himself would enjoy the game and a 0 means you tried to play it and your gaming system melted just by putting in the disc.
So, as a Ghostbuster fan from the watching it in the theaters in the 80's I thought this game had better be good. I played other GB games and I wasn't impressed. I really loved this game. I felt part of the movie. This game plays out a good story with good graphics, pretty simple controls and lots of good fun. Great game!… Expand
BradMJun 16, 2009"Holy crap I'm playing the 3rd movie" was my 1st thought when playing this. It has some of the best writing in a video game in ages. "Holy crap I'm playing the 3rd movie" was my 1st thought when playing this. It has some of the best writing in a video game in ages. Voice acting is spot on (apart from Alyssa Milano IMO). Gameplay is tight considering the weapons you have at your disposal. Can't comment on the online play as I haven't tryed it yet.… Expand
TimoAJan 4, 2010A fun game overall, although gets a bit repetitive after finishing the career mode and just playing it on network with others. But trying to A fun game overall, although gets a bit repetitive after finishing the career mode and just playing it on network with others. But trying to get all the trophies will keep me going for a while.… Expand
Dec 15, 2016Ghostbusters the Video Game
Decent but dated.
It’s so rare to find a licensed game actually worth playing through... and thankfully this isGhostbusters the Video Game
Decent but dated.
It’s so rare to find a licensed game actually worth playing through... and thankfully this is one of them.
In Ghostbusters the video game you play as a nameless and voiceless recruit…
Perfect opportunity to have a customizable character... but no... You’re just some generic dude that joins the ghostbusters squad.
Your journey starts checking out a hotel and ends up in a chase to shut down this giant ghost portal by taking care of different points across Manhattan.
This game is about 7 and a half hours long, and is varied and well-designed preventing repetitiveness to kick in…
You’ll visit spooky libraries, different dimensions, and a graveyard just to name a few...
But this game is from 2009 and it definitely shows with its grainy texture…
It’s very hard on the eyes after being so used to the graphics and textures of modern day games 7 years later…
The actual gameplay here is engaging enough to force your eyes to just deal with it…
You have a proton pack and a scanner..
As you progress through the story you’ll gain new abilities and modes for the proton pack which tie into level progression itself, like being able to make a slime tether to pull items, and you of course have attacks and ways to capture the ghosts you run into…
To capture a ghost you have to weaken it, shoot out your capture stream and try to wiggle it into your ghost trap…
There are also possessed creatures that you can just straight up kill and not have to capture.. which I found to be way more fun to deal with…
The ghost capturing sections of the game for me were by far the worst…
they take way too long to complete and bring the game to a crawl… they are spaced out more the deeper you get into the game, but are still an eye roll when they pop up…
And with the scanner you can scan a ghost or enemy to learn its weakness so you know which mode to use... but it also rewards you with cash, as do the collectibles in the game, giving true incentive to capture stats and seek items out to upgrade your proton pack modes…
And at the end of each spooky location is a pretty awesome boss battle.. all of which feel unique from each other, and the game does a great job of hyping them up with their story as your progress through the levels
there wasn’t one I didn’t have fun trying to defeat or capture…
most if not all being fan favorites as I’ve never really seen a ghostbusters movie.
There is a game save bug here though so be cautious…
I Turned my ps3 off right before the final 2 bosses and when I woke up in the morning the game wasn’t reading my save.. Thankfully it did after I reinstalled... but be warry of this glitch going in…
And this games multiplayer is lost in time, it’s no longer works.
Other than dated grainy textures, this is a really solid game worth checking out if you’re a ghostbusters fan.
I give ghostbusters the video game
a 7/10… Expand
Oct 31, 2011I will qualify this by stating that, although I'm well old enough to remember the Ghostbusters heyday back in the early 1980's, I've alwaysI will qualify this by stating that, although I'm well old enough to remember the Ghostbusters heyday back in the early 1980's, I've always been rather lukewarm to the whole thing. The movies were okay, but nothing I wanted to see more than once. Still, I read good reviews and thought "a good game is a good game."
Wow, was this awful. The graphics are very nice, and the story is okay, so there's no problem. It has a sense of humor and *does* play like a sequel to the previous films, so if you're an absolute Ghostbusters fan, this may be for you.
The problem is with the gameplay. Catching those things is an absolute chore. I read one professional review where the critic said he "couldn't tell me how much fun it was" to catch and trap the ghosts, and I can only presume he's never played a game that wasn't made for the Atari 2600 prior to this. The actual mechanics of catching and trapping the ghosts is like trying to catch flies with a fishing rod and is about as much fun. Which, is to say, not at all. And that's the main point of the game.
I suppose it *does* give you the feeling of what it would be like to be a Ghostbuster. Sadly, it turns out that being a Ghostbuster isn't fun at all.… Expand