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Generally favorable reviews- based on 154 Ratings

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  1. codyB
    Jun 26, 2009
    5
    I was totally disappointed in this game. The first hour was really cool, but then I realized that there was absolutely no creativity put into this game after that first hour. The story was a copy of the first 2 films. NO ORIGINALITY. I found myself going online to find a walkthrough just to see how much longer I had to finish. The last level was painful and pissed me off so much that I am I was totally disappointed in this game. The first hour was really cool, but then I realized that there was absolutely no creativity put into this game after that first hour. The story was a copy of the first 2 films. NO ORIGINALITY. I found myself going online to find a walkthrough just to see how much longer I had to finish. The last level was painful and pissed me off so much that I am still asking myself, "why did I even finish the game?" Expand
  2. Dec 15, 2016
    7
    Ghostbusters 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
    Ghostbusters 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
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  3. DustinR
    Jun 22, 2009
    7
    Besides a whole mess of minor glitches, and stuff that could of been avoided this is a solid game. And you have to look at it that way. Yeah, its Ghostbusters. But still a game made for entertainment. All I am getting now is frustration. If your kids love the ghostbusters, it is for them. Don't let the clever wording in other reviews here distract you before drop 60$ to own this Besides a whole mess of minor glitches, and stuff that could of been avoided this is a solid game. And you have to look at it that way. Yeah, its Ghostbusters. But still a game made for entertainment. All I am getting now is frustration. If your kids love the ghostbusters, it is for them. Don't let the clever wording in other reviews here distract you before drop 60$ to own this title. A few of the more frustrating glitches or over looked items I have noticed are voice syncing, the save system(if you and your team bite it, be prepared to fight through the whole shebang again), and the fact that from the start you are capturing ghosts that the original Ghostbusters captured in the movies. Care to save your hard earned cash for a better title? Believe me, your not missing much here. Expand
  4. JasonM
    Jun 16, 2009
    7
    Solid 7 - gets repetitive, new weapons aren't really memorable, but hey, it's the best ghostbusters game to come out in awhile.
  5. Apr 14, 2012
    6
    Let me make this clear; I loved the story of this game. Everything about it spot on to what I expected and more. every piece of detail oozes with fanfare, with call backs to the movies scattered in every corner of the game. This game is truly as close as a fan can get to Ghostbusters 3. However, as a game, Ghostbusters gets old very quickly. Every encounter shortly becomes copy and pastedLet me make this clear; I loved the story of this game. Everything about it spot on to what I expected and more. every piece of detail oozes with fanfare, with call backs to the movies scattered in every corner of the game. This game is truly as close as a fan can get to Ghostbusters 3. However, as a game, Ghostbusters gets old very quickly. Every encounter shortly becomes copy and pasted form the tutorials for every weapon, and players will find themselves jsut wanting fights to end so they can get more story. Don;t get me wrong, every Ghostbuster should get this game, but they should aim for the bargain bin. Expand
  6. Feb 6, 2013
    7
    Probably the best Ghostbusters video game we can ever expect. It is completely loyal to the source material and adds so much to the lore of the series (at least the movie branch of the series.) The visuals are great, the character are EXACTLY like their movie counterparts, and the atmosphere is perfect for the game. So what's wrong with it? The gameplay is a little dull at times and tendsProbably the best Ghostbusters video game we can ever expect. It is completely loyal to the source material and adds so much to the lore of the series (at least the movie branch of the series.) The visuals are great, the character are EXACTLY like their movie counterparts, and the atmosphere is perfect for the game. So what's wrong with it? The gameplay is a little dull at times and tends to get a little repetitive. Story feels a little bland and just rehashing highlights of the first film and some vague references to the animated series. Overall: It's still a fantastic game that perfectly captures the Ghostbusters flavor. The good parts and the bad. Expand
  7. Aug 16, 2013
    7
    I grew up as a big fan of the Ghostbusters movie franchise. I've been patiently hoping for a third installment in the franchise, with those hopes dimming with each passing year. This game definitely satisfies some of those hopes. If a third movie never happens, I can be okay with this game serving as that third story. The gameplay does get a little repetitive at times, but overall, theI grew up as a big fan of the Ghostbusters movie franchise. I've been patiently hoping for a third installment in the franchise, with those hopes dimming with each passing year. This game definitely satisfies some of those hopes. If a third movie never happens, I can be okay with this game serving as that third story. The gameplay does get a little repetitive at times, but overall, the story keeps this game afloat. If you're a fan of the movies, give this game a shot. Expand
  8. May 30, 2013
    7
    Not being a huge Ghostbusters fan, I enjoyed this game a lot. It had its flaws with the A.I and the Ghost combat system, but it had a charm that compelled me to keep playing and make more than one play through. The characters are all fantastic and it feels like the Ghostbusters 3 people have been wanting and this game did get me into Ghostbusters so it's worth getting.
  9. Mar 16, 2021
    7
    This is a “cute” game. It’s pretty short at about 6 hours. It’s a fun game with plenty of action. It has the main characters/voices from the films. The writing & dialog however are awful! So corny. Can’t believe they got the actors to do this. Their sayings are very repetitive during ghost fights. Bosses can be challenging toward the end of the game. Only died maybe twice as the npc’s canThis is a “cute” game. It’s pretty short at about 6 hours. It’s a fun game with plenty of action. It has the main characters/voices from the films. The writing & dialog however are awful! So corny. Can’t believe they got the actors to do this. Their sayings are very repetitive during ghost fights. Bosses can be challenging toward the end of the game. Only died maybe twice as the npc’s can revive you several times. Overall though it’s a fun game that still holds up pretty well with the graphics. It’s worth a shot on the Switch. Expand
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 53 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
  1. Ghostbusters combines a tried-and-true structure with a familiar but fresh license, filling that game with personality and panache - and that's what really raised our spirits. [July 2009, p.72]
  2. 80
    There are some moments that cause the game to stumble, but you're getting a new tale in the Ghostbusters canon, fun gameplay, a whole bunch of stuff to destroy, and some cool ghosts to scan. I felt that the game's ending was a bit flat and the romantic interest was forced, but Ghostbusters is a hell of a ride.
  3. 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.