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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: 50 out of 74
  2. Negative: 0 out of 74
  1. 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.
  2. PSM3 Magazine UK
    85
    Too short, but packed with quality and imagination. [July 2009, p.60]
  3. You don’t have to be a fan of the movies to really enjoy Ghostbusters: The Video Game but if you are you are in for a very pleasant surprise.
  4. 80
    Ghostbusters: The Video Game is absolutely a worthy third part in the Ghostbusters series. This game is definitely a must have for every Ghostbusters fan, but probably for every other gamer as well.
  5. Despite some drawbacks, this satisfying adventure is just what you'd want from a Ghostbusters game: it's funny and it's fun.
  6. Ghostbusters: The Video Game is true to the original movies in a lot of ways and manages to deliver a fun, yet somewhat shallow game experience.
  7. It’s just a shame that more wasn’t done to combat the repetitiveness as, with more variety, this could have lived up to its massive potential.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. SamLightfoot
    Jun 18, 2009
    10
    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 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
  2. DuaneF
    Jun 16, 2009
    10
    This is hands-down the best Ghostbusters game in existence, and quite possibly one of the best film based game translations ever made.
  3. EdV
    Jan 11, 2010
    9
    I read the reviews, and was a bit disappointed about how the game rated. Saddened, I bought it anyway and braced for a letdown, but
  4. BradM
    Jun 16, 2009
    8
    "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
  5. Oct 7, 2010
    8
    finnaly a ghostbusters game thats good and captures the feel of the movie pretty well. you deffinitly feel like you are waching the thirdfinnaly a ghostbusters game thats good and captures the feel of the movie pretty well. you deffinitly feel like you are waching the third movie as you play. the ghostbusters humor is there all the original voice cast minus weaver and morranis . the controls are pretty good will take you alittle bit to get the hang of but when you do busting ghosts is a fun adventure . a nice varity of ghostbusting gear to use that can be upgraded . the voice acting is pretty solid except for bill murray who at times feels like he is just half asleep and just phoning it in . the rest of the cast do a great job . the graphics are decent and do there job the sound and music is spot on . the game has a few bugs and glitches but nothing i felt made the game near unplayable . your ghostbuster allies how ever have some fairly dumb AI and in some cases i felt i spent more time reviving them them any thing els . there is no 4 player co-op in the story mode eather which to me was the worst thing they coulda left out . you play as a no name no speaking bland looking 5th ghostbuster . which if they where gona do that why not give you a create a charicter option atleast. there is a 4 player co-op online in kind of a horde mode style play which is kinda fun but woulda been better having that co-op in the story mode. all in all im very happy with this game especially since i got it off ebay for just $7 with shipping . which i so feel i came out ahead on . Expand
  6. Aug 20, 2021
    7
    High-quality and pleasant game, according to the canon, scary scenes are not uncommon, it costs a lot to drag into a box
  7. Oct 31, 2011
    3
    I 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.
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