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Ghostbusters: The Video Game

Released on 19 June 2009

Rating: PG (BBFC)

4.0 out of 5 (121 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Coinciding with the 25th anniversary celebration of the film's original theatrical release, Ghostbusters: The Video Game reunites original cast members to recapture the unique blend of humour and fright that established Ghostbusters as a pop culture sensation. Penned by original Ghostbusters writers Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd, Ghostbusters: The Video Game brings members of the original cast together for the first time in 20 years. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson lend their voices and in-game likenesses to the original story set two years after Ghostbusters II, with Manhattan once again overrun by ghosts and supernatural forces. Players will have the chance to chase, attack, and catch ghosts in a funny and frightening battle to save New York from its latest supernatural plague.


Authentic Ghostbusters Experience: The game features the voices and in-game likenesses of Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson in an original story penned by the writers of the original films Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.

    Unique Gameplay: Experience unique ghost hunting, wrangling and trapping with upgradeable weapons in widely destructible environments and large scale boss fights.

      All-New Storyline: Set two years after Ghostbusters II, the game will feature an all-new storyline as the player battles and captures well-loved and brand new ghosts throughout New York.

        Ghostbusters 25th Anniversary: 2009 celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the original theatrical release of Ghostbusters. To mark the occasion, Ghostbusters: The Video Game will be released, and Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II will be released on Blu-ray disc.

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         Average rating (121 reviews)

         A blast from the past that just doesn't last.

        | | See all Delexos's reviews (1)

        First of all thank you for taking the time to read this review. I am a child of the 80's and a massive fan of the Ghostbusters. I am also a massive gamer, these two traits should go hand in hand for a title like this.

        However as much as I want to love this game, I just cannot.

        The Graphics are as sumptous as you would expect from a high performance next gen console like the ps3 , there is nothing really innovative in the graphics here as opposed to any other third person 'over the shoulder' title for the ps3.

        The controls are easy to get to grips with and will soon have you 'wrangling' those pesky ghosts to drop them into your traps. However sometimes it becomes a little too easy to loose the grip on your spook after slamming it into the ground a few times to soften it up.

        The story: Any fan of the Ghostbusters saga will love the story, it has all the classic elements that are much loved by its fans, being voiced by the original cast as well as written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis keeps it in tune with what lovers of the movies want to see.

        How exactly does this game get a three star rating then from someone who loves Ghostbusters so much?

        Unfortunately in this day of next gen games and consoles my expectations of games has changed. If I want to be rail-roaded along a story (all be it a wonderfully written story) I will in fact go to a cinema and pay £7 for a seat. Games such as Grand Theft Auto, Infamous and many others have shown the world that you can give a player the impression of freedom whilst at the same time providing a solid story. After waiting all these years for Ghostbusters to make its come back in any form what I really wanted to experience was a true feeling of being a ghostbuster.

        An open ended sandbox game would have suited Ghostbusters perfectly. Have the main story plot flow through an open city environment. Where you play as a ghostbuster who gets to slide down that fire pole, jump into Ecto1 and drive yourself around the city capturing ghosts!

        But you dont, instead all you can do is run around the firehouse (which serves no purpose other than to store the various spooky items collected during the various levels) and then run upto Ecto1 to start the next level.... No driving Ecto1?!?! are you kidding me? as any lover of Ghostbusters will tell you Ecto1 is one of the main characters.. that distinctive siren sound.. the lights.. everything about the car is awesome, Not allowing the player to drive it is a massive mistake.

        This game arrived the day before the official release and I was hyped up about it so much I couldnt wait to play it. I started my game on the hardest level of playing difficulty to give myself a challenge. And found I had completed it 8 hours later.

        There are a couple of little gems to be found after playing this game however. If yo go into Extras and look at the movies, there is a bunch of the unlocked cg movies from the game but at the end are some extras. Like an interview with Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, plus a great piece on the restoration of Ecto1. But bonus videos do not make a game. And they are simply not enough to validate buying this title.
        I want to love this game , I truly do. The humour is there, the colourful cast is there. It has all the right elements to be a massive game. But in the end it falls sadly too short of what next gen games can be in this day and age.

        My honest opinion to all those out there who love the ghostbusters as much as I do:- Rent this title, enjoy the story but be content in the knowledge that once you have completed it you can send it back to your rental store and have not just burned £40.

         A movie in a game...

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        There are very few games out there that link to movies that stand out. Either it's a great game that makes a lousy movie of vice versa. With all the hype of the 25 year anniversary of the first Ghostbusters I was hoping this wouldn't be a flop, and in my view it certainly isn't. The hype around this was that it was the 3rd movie, and to be honest it really could have been. With a great script, original actors and superb graphics it started brilliantly. However it didn't stop there, with great locations (many from the original movies), great (and easy to get used to) gameplay I couldn't put it down. Only bad point really is the loading times when you die... but could overlook that. Just completed it after a very sleepless weekend... right, out with the blu-ray of the first movie to complete the day! Great fun!

         Good fun

        | | See all brez69's reviews (4)

        Anyone who loves the ghostbusters films, will instantly love this game. It stays very authentic & loyal to the films with the original cast for voice & likenesses, revisiting memorable locations & by using the original soundtrack from the films. You play the 5th member of the Ghostbusters as an unamed rookie, set in the year 1991.
        Controls to this game are kept very simple & are easy to grasp, visually this game is also impressive. This game also includes co-op modes for upto four players online. This game is just as much fun playing it online, then it is playing single player at home. The only real problem i have, is that you cant play co-op on the same console offline with mates, even though it says that you can on the back of the box!
        If you take away the fact that this is a Ghostbusters game, it will still stand in good sted as decent game. Being a Ghostbusters game, just makes it so much more enjoyable.

         Okay, but worth waiting for a price drop!!

        | | See all DarthQuentin's reviews (12)

        I was very excited about playing this game and joining the Ghostbusters. Bought it on release day and first impressions were good. It looks good, the music takes you straight back to your youth, and the story and cut scenes are well written and designed, in all it feels very much like a new chapter in the Ghostbusters timeline.
        Unfortunately once you delve deeper there are some flaws. The load screens take ages and when you are on hard level and die regularly it can get very frustrating to have to wait so long for the same battle to relaunch. Also it gets a little samey after a while, not really much exploration or imagination throughout.
        All told it's enjoyable and fun, but by the time I got to the end I was quite happy to be done with it and had no incentive to replay.
        Probably best bought in a couple of months when hopefully the price will drop a little, and at a bargain price this is well worth a look.

         Ghostbusters 3 is here!!

        | | See all Cockney2000's reviews (82)

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        You can now feel part of the team in this brilliant game which brings back all the nostalgia and memories.

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        RatingPG (BBFC)