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  • Summary: Have you and your friends been experiencing paranormal activity? Grab your Proton Pack and join the Ghostbusters as you explore Manhattan, blasting ghosts, and trapping those runaway ghouls.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 22
  2. Negative: 20 out of 22
  1. Jul 16, 2016
    58
    Ghostbusters is one of those games that is completely forgettable.
  2. Jul 15, 2016
    40
    Ghostbusters is a slog from start to finish.
  3. Jul 21, 2016
    40
    Ghosbusters is the perfect recipe for boredom. There is nothing wrong in its basic mechanics, but the pace is soporific, the level design is too linear, and the situations are the same over the entire course of the story. It is, in the end, a gaming monster to flee from, no matter what.
  4. Jul 14, 2016
    30
    Ghostbusters has rare moments when it doesn't feel like an utter waste of time. But it's mostly a bizarre slog through mostly empty, overly cumbersome levels full of extreme repetition. Even for devoted fans of the films and four-player co-op shooters, Ghostbusters is a disappointment.
  5. Jul 17, 2016
    30
    This thing is so awful that it isn’t even worth the effort to cram in an obligatory reference to the original films. The real problem is that the likelihood of these criticisms being heard by the person responsible for releasing this mess is practically zero, seeing as how the complaints would be drowned by the deafening sounds of the giant metal clackers required to think this was okay.
  6. Aug 22, 2016
    25
    Ghostbusters is an abysmal piece of garbage. It runs poorly, it sounds terrible, it has awful writing and it’s just a drag to play.
  7. Jul 13, 2016
    20
    Ghostbusters is a deplorable, cynical bit of licensed drivel that wouldn't be worth the $50 asking price if the instruction manual were printed on a $50 bill.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 29
  2. Negative: 18 out of 29
  1. Feb 1, 2020
    10
    better than other GAMES
    I WONT SAY WHAT GAMES
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  2. Jul 7, 2017
    10
    Worst game ever. It costs so much for a game with little replay value. Shame on Activision and also shame on PS and XBOX for allowing suchWorst game ever. It costs so much for a game with little replay value. Shame on Activision and also shame on PS and XBOX for allowing such quality to pass through as acceptable Expand
  3. Jan 14, 2017
    10
    THIS GAME IS AWESOME! THE LEVEL DESIGN IS SO AMAZING THAT YOU CAN GO TO THE CORNER OF THE MAP AND NOT GET HURT DURING BOSS BATTLES! THETHIS GAME IS AWESOME! THE LEVEL DESIGN IS SO AMAZING THAT YOU CAN GO TO THE CORNER OF THE MAP AND NOT GET HURT DURING BOSS BATTLES! THE SOUNDTRACK IS GOOD TOO! NO GAME I'VE EVER PLAYED REPEATED THE SAME F*CKING SONG OVER AND OVER AGAIN THAT I WANTED TO PULL MY EYES OUT AND STUFF THEM IN MY EARS! Expand
  4. Jul 13, 2016
    1
    Ghostbusters
    When theres something bad in your video game.
    Im going to start this review by saying this is probably the worst video game I
    Ghostbusters
    When theres something bad in your video game.
    Im going to start this review by saying this is probably the worst video game I have ever played.
    This is a dungeon crawler style shooter where you play as 1 of 4 different ghostbusters with up to 4 local co op players… all with their own stats and main weapon… as well as a proton wand…
    there are 6 locations in this game featuring 1-3 missions that can take everywhere from 7 to 40 minutes each…
    But its pretty much the same thing throughout…
    shoot smaller ghosts.. larger ghosts.. boss ghosts.. checkpoint after checkpoint location after location…
    over and over and over…
    The main problem with this game is that the pacing is way too slow and the combat is overall completely unsatisfying…
    every encounter feels like a boss fight and not because of difficulty but because how spongy every single enemy is…
    the things other dungeon crawlers like diablo get right is that weaker enemies feel like warm butter…
    but here youre shooting for what seems like forever as there are usually doezens of enemies around every corner…
    And to make it worst.. your gun overheats…
    that’s right..
    practically every 10 seconds you have to cool off your gun which brings this game to an unbearable crawl…
    when you do fight a boss, you have to weaken it to a certain point, pull out your proton wand when theyre weak, slam them a few times, and then trap them..
    you then tap x as fast as you can for an xp bonus…
    you can use this xp to upgrade characters skills like the rate in which you over heat and the damage you do.. which isn’t really too noticeable….
    And you get to do all of this while you listen to ghost puns…
    which is actually the best part of the game.
    This game is bad.
    Don’t play it.
    I give Ghostbusters
    my first ever and hopefully last ever
    1/10
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  5. Jun 19, 2020
    0
    SJW masive burning heap of garbage. Just like the movie, it failed to pay any respect.
  6. Jul 14, 2016
    0
    Worst game of its generation. Overpriced. Far too short. Broken game. Last gens ghostbuters was actually somewhat of a gem so this is a shame.Worst game of its generation. Overpriced. Far too short. Broken game. Last gens ghostbuters was actually somewhat of a gem so this is a shame. Please dont buy this game. Expand
  7. Jul 12, 2016
    0
    I don't have any hate for the new movie, and that's partly why I even ventured playing this game.

    But it is BAD. Really bad. Especially at
    I don't have any hate for the new movie, and that's partly why I even ventured playing this game.

    But it is BAD. Really bad. Especially at a $50 MSRP. This should have been a download-only title for under $20, and even that would make me want to wait for a sale before thinking to purchase it.

    The game has nothing to do with the new movie in a sense. It works the same way a cheaply produced cartoon series would in the same universe. Ghostbusters in this focuses on a franchise in the Ghostbusters name, where you have four characters - two men, two women. They mention that they love and idolize the new Ghostbusters in the film, and you pick up collectables said to be left behind by the new movie's villain Rowan, and the first boss battle you have is with Gertrude, the ghost shown in the trailers spewing slime on Kristin Wiig.

    But the gameplay SUCKS. It's a top down shooter. There's no level maps to gain a sense of where you are, which isn't a problem in the first level but in the SECOND LEVEL of the game in the graveyard, I kept feeling like I took a wrong turn because it went on forever. And all the villains are the same - flying flaming skulls, zombies, inanimate objects, and then your boss/miniboss ghosts that you have to trap. It's tedious, it's boring, it's not all that challenging, and the cutscenes and voice interactions are lame even for the previously mentioned Saturday Morning cartoon standard.

    If there's people who think that the new movie is a soulless cash grab, then they have yet to play this game, as there are no redeeming factors. Also, the menu music is just Ray Parker Jr.'s theme song on loop so while typing this and leaving my game on the main menu, I've listened to it about three times. That is a LOT of times to listen to Ray Parker Jr.'s "Ghostbusters."

    Honestly, it feels a lot like that one game that came out on XBox 360 and PS3 - "Sanctum of Slime?" But there's no online play, so I can't load up and have friends join me. On top of that, it feels cheaper than that. It looks terrible. This is a next-gen only game and I don't see why, there's nothing here that looks like PS3 or 360 couldn't handle it.

    Just avoid this game. Avoid it like the plague. Even if you think it'll be easy trophies - unless you have four people willing to play with you couch co-op, forget about a platinum. Also, for a game with no online or microtransactions, I find it weird that before I was able to play the game I had to agree to a MASSIVE EULA agreement. That is the most bizarre thing I've ever seen, never has a game without online interaction told me that they can suspend me from playing it whenever they want. That's ridiculous.
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