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79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 53 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
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  1. 70
    As licensed games go, it's above average - but given that the film series it is based on was last seen at the cinemas over 20 years ago, it's a bit of disappointment that it still feels a bit rushed. It could have been (and based on pre-release media, seemed to be) so much better.
  2. If you're a fan of the movies this alone is largely enough to look past the game's failings, such as the repetitive gameplay and dated design.
  3. You'll need to enjoy all the free reading you can get out of Ghostbusters: The Video Game because you can kill the single-player campaign in one, perhaps two, dedicated sittings.
  4. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    70
    A fan-pleasing extension of canon, but not the game it should have been. [Sept 2009, p.90]
  5. X-ONE Magazine UK
    70
    As a package it is an homage-ridden trip down memory lane that will put a smile on the face of every fan. [Issue#51, p.90]
  6. If you've been waiting for Ghostbusters 3 or simply a video game that does the classic series justice, Ghostbusters: The Video Game won't disappoint.
  7. Ghostbusters: The Videogame on Xbox 360 comes as the version to play and choose form. For those who only have the Microsoft console, the wait was worth it.
  8. It's nostalgia first and game second but you'd have to really hate Ghostbusters to not enjoy this tie-in.
  9. The game does a great job of capturing the movies’ camaraderie and us-vs.-them spirit. It’s the best Ghostbusters game of all time, though that really isn’t saying much.
  10. Perhaps most baffling to me about my experience with Ghostbusters: The Video Game is, as problematic as I found the single-player experience, how much I found myself enjoying the multiplayer.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 154 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 154
  1. LozzyC
    Jul 10, 2009
    10
    Absolute blast! I was excited for this game and got it imported from the US (damn Sony and their Europe PS3 tripe!!!) and I must say I am not Absolute blast! I was excited for this game and got it imported from the US (damn Sony and their Europe PS3 tripe!!!) and I must say I am not disapointed one bit. Great game, good story (beats oblivion/fallout 3 which are shockingly poor) and the graphics are charming, especially the little details that have gone into it. I'd recommend this game to anyone who loved Ghostbusters as a kid. Full Review »
  2. theknife
    Jun 16, 2009
    10
    It's probably the best movie-adaptation game I've ever played. tons of funny side stuff, it is clear a lot of love and polish went It's probably the best movie-adaptation game I've ever played. tons of funny side stuff, it is clear a lot of love and polish went into this game. The engine looks fantastic and the particle effects are awesome. kind of a must-buy for ghostbusters fans. Full Review »
  3. Feb 1, 2020
    10
    This game was a shocker, I went in not expecting much but I was surprised with the amount of detail and overall amazing game play that wentThis game was a shocker, I went in not expecting much but I was surprised with the amount of detail and overall amazing game play that went into it. It’s definitely a hidden gem and worth taking a look at. Full Review »