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    Ghostbusters: The Video Game

    Game » consists of 24 releases. Released Jun 16, 2009

    With a script edited and approved by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a sequel to the feature length films. Who ya gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!

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    3.7 stars

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    The best Ghostbusters game yet! 2

    We have been waiting over 10 years for another ghostbusters game on home consoles, and not since Ghostbusters on Sega Genisis were we given anything worth plaing.  Well finally, Atari delivered us a Ghostbusters game not just worth playing, but worth owning.When the game was first announced I didn't even consider buying it, due to Ghostbusters' video game past. But just days before it came out I gave in and preordered it, so take this review as it's coming from someone who wasn't even going to P...

    7 out of 9 found this review helpful.

    Sadly, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a big disappointment. 0

    Let's face it; video games derived from movies are oftentimes bound for disaster. A blockbuster in Hollywood almost never equates to a sure fire hit in the gaming world. However, there are exceptions to the rule, as some of these games will build upon an existing movie franchise, crafting their own unique stories while keeping true to its source material. Ghostbusters: The Video Game can easily be classified as one of those games.The game takes place during Thanksgiving 1991, two years after the...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Ghostbusters The Video Game Review 0

    To those out there who couldn't get enough of the Ghostbusters movies and have been dying for more, let me introduce you to the game that is basically Ghostbusters 3. With the entire lead cast voicing this adventure you'll find yourself pleading that this game was a movie. You take on the role as the rookie, and will be fighting along side all the other Ghostbusters as you try to figure out what is going on in New York. You'll visit old familiar places, and recognize some evil faces. You'll beco...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    That's pretty much as close as it gets 0

    Ghostbusters is the first time someone has been able to nail down the experience everyone envisions a Ghostbusters game being. Bustin' ghosts, saving the city, and trying that pole. The authenticity of the experience is far and away better than nearly every other big name movie game on the market. Quite honestly, when you strip away the smoke and mirrors Ghostbusters is, for the most part, your average third person shooter. However, the atmosphere, pacing, and subtle yet ingenious touches to det...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    A Fantastic Experience ofGhostbustin ruined- 2

    Before i start let me say one thing - I Love Ghostbusters, i adore the films and was especially exited about the game because it was set up as the third movie. The game plays exactly how you would expect with you playing as a new recruit of the Ghostbusters, you're able to interact with all the characters from the films who all have brilliant voice acting and an excellent script, all these Elements are ruined by the Draconian Difficulty of the Game/PC Version. The Mechanics of Busting Ghosts ar...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.

    Who ya gonna call? 0

    When you think of Ghostbusters and video games, there isn't a whole lot that comes to mind. After a almost uncertain developement fase, Ghostbusters has finally released, but not as a movie tie in. That's because Ghostbusters the game is a sequel to the movies.    Anyone who wasa huge fan of the movies back when they were a little kid is going to feel right at home with this. The game has so many refferences to the movies it's mind-boggling. You play as the nameless hero who never speaks, which ...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Bustin' makes ME feel good... 0

    Now, being only a year old at the time of the Ghostbusters 2 and being just a wee lad while The Real Ghostbusters was at its apex in popularity, I can't say for certain how exactly I managed to become such a Ghostbusters fan.  In fact, for years, the only one of the two movies I could recall was the second one (partially because of my fascination with slime) and the whole of what I recalled from the show were hand-me-down toys from my older brother and the Hi-C drink that Slimer endorsed.  Someh...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    If it wasn't a Ghostbusters game.... 0

    ....I'm not 100% sure I would have sat through the whole thing. It certainly would have received a lower score. I love the movies; yes, I am one of the seemingly few who actually likes the second and watches both from time to time. I had a proton pack as a kid, and remember going to the drive-in movies three or four times to watch the second movie and Batman back to back. I even watched the cartoon religiously during its run.....those were the days. Like many, I heard that this game was suppo...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    For fans it's a rent at best, but for everyone else, skip it. 0

    Over the course of my life I’ve spent a staggering amount of time quoting movies and one of the main sources for me is Ghostbusters. So when the new Ghostbusters game finally came out I loaded it up with a youthful excitement thinking that I was going to take a merry romp through my childhood. Unfortunately that excitement only lasted for about 10 minutes. Once the Ray Parker Jr. classic had finished playing and the fan boy joy of hearing Akroyd and company banter back and forth had faded I was ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Ghostbusters: The Video Game (PS3) - Review 0

    Review from http://bngames.basicallynothing.comFINALLY a franchise worth revitalizing and refurbishing!  Ghostbusters is notorious for having some of the worst movie to game products in the history of Video games.  With the 25th Anniversary of the release of Ghostbusters 1 the movie and the double BlueRay re release, Columbia pictures has teamed up with Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis for what has to be the definitive Ghostbusting experience, written and produced by the two brilliant minds that bro...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    One of the most gratifying video games based on a movie out now. 0

    I have to admit that I was VERY late to the Ghostbusters party. I knew that it existed, and the special effects at that time were spectacular, and Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was the chosen Destructor- but I never saw the full film. A week before I knew the game came out already- I rented Ghostbusters and I was laughing hard at all these lines (partically Bill Murray's of course). Skipping to the end, I bought the Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Set and The Video Game.Rarely does a video game based on a mo...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    A flawed third person shooter 0

    Ghostbusters is a flawed game. One that provides plenty of smiles for a fan of the movie franchise, but fails to hold any interest as a game. It is a typical third person shooter, one that tries to introduce some variety to the gameplay with different shots, which replace what you would typically find in a third person shooter (shotgun, machine gun). Although the levels are bland, environmental effects, such as possessed books flying around, are a nice touch. Ultimately, the game is just not th...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Ghostbusters the video game review by hotpocket1000 0

     A review by Hotpocket1000Who are you going to call?The boys are back so strip on those proton packs and lets bust some ghost in Ghostbusters the Video Game (I will be reviewing the Xbox 360/PC/PS3 version, but the game is also available on the Wii, PS2 and DS). You play as The Rookie, the new guy in the ghostbusters crew.Before I start this game has the best story in any game I've played and I am hopeing this will be the story in Ghostbusters 3, I wouldn't even mind the movie looking like this ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Refined? No. Awesome? Y-E-S. 1

    I need to get the bad stuff out of the way so when I go off about the awesome bits I can do it knowing the other stuff's out of the way.  Probably the most annoying thing are the inconsistencies: this game is a prime perpetrator in the "contrived video game limitations" category.  It's got it all: Trees that sometimes burn and sometimes don't, spaces you can sometimes run through and other times can't, places where the option to interact with a door or object you CLEARLY need to utilize don't ac...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Capturing ghosts has never been this fun before! 0

    If you've ever watched the movies, you will no doubt enjoy the comical value of this game, but some of the flaws make for a very frustrating experience.Concept    The Ghostbuster game brings capturing ghosts to the gamer in a way never before seen. Nothing can quite describe how fun it is trying to lure a ghost into a trap as it fights against the inevitable. The proton pack acts just as it is expected to, but is hardly 'realistic' according to Ghostbusters lore. So many times has it been said "...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Ghostbusters (Wii) Review: An Overlooked Wii Title 0

    My First Review, Kotaku style. Ghostbusters: The Video Game for the Nintendo Wii has been neglected. Reviews around the interweb about Ghostbuster's red headed stepchild have been lazily copied and pasted without an actual detailed look on the Wii's unique control scheme and graphic design. Does the controller melt into your hand, or is it becoming a withered claw after a few minutes of game play? Well the short answer is yes, you do feel like a ghostbuster and it feels pretty intuitive.What I l...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    A mediocre game that is elevated by it's content 0

    Ghostbusters --The Video Game--, succeeds in combining a fun story, entertaining voice acting, and third person shooty gameplay.  While it does all of these things adequately, it does none of them exceptionally, and for this Ghostbusters suffers.  Overall the game lacks polish.  The in-game cut-scenes animate janky, as do many of the "ghost wrangling" sequences where the collision detection, and physics appear to go awry.The story of Ghostbusters The Video Game, set in 1991,  plays like a piece ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    A wasted opportunity 0

    Ghostbusters is a decent game that's possibly the first to somewhat deserve being part of the franchise. However, it isn't without its shortcomings, and non-fans will have a hard time getting past its dodgy gameplay. The omission of any multiplayer mode for the PC version also relegates this game to one you'd borrow or rent, rather than buy (although some might be drawn by the lower retail price). The game puts you in the shoes of the aptly-named Rookie who joins the Ghostbusters as a trialist....

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    The Legend of Slimer: The Proton Pack of Time. 0

    Whether its Tony Montana not dying in his mansion and thus given the chance for revenge over the comeuppance he never got, or Don Corleone asking a nameless grunt to engage in blockbuster-style gun shootouts with rival gangs, there’s something undisputedly unholy about video games based on old movies. The original filmmakers always seem to scold the damage done to their “art”, the original actors put no effort whatsoever in their voicework, fans seem to be hesitant to spend the money, the game ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Bustin' Makes Me.......Satisfied 0

    Licensed games are traditionally bad. Churning out a procession of low quality experiences to take financial advantage of a “synergy” with a popular movie/T.V show has put all but the most naïve of gamers off such titles. There has however been somewhat of a turn in the tide on this front and licensed games over the last few years have ascended the ladder from abysmal to mediocre – a far cry from their potential, but a significant improvement none the less. Ghostbusters seems like the ideal ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Bustin' still makes me feel good! 0

    Twenty five years ago one film sent both children and adults into hysterics. It had scares, laughs, memorable characters and a gigantic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man; it was everything anyone could ever want from an epic comedy, fully cementing itself as one of the all-time classics of modern cinema. Developers Terminal Reality are faced with the tricky task of creating a product to live up to the name so many adore, and after a bout of development limbo, it’s finally here to create mass hysteria am...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Lots of Bad mixed with some Good? Not worth the 70% rating. 0

    The long awaited now-gen iteration of a Ghostbusters game finally dropped in June 2009. Released for just about everything under the sun including the Xbox360, PS3, PC and Wii. What we have here is a 3rd person shooter style action game, except you use proton packs instead of guns. I played through the 360 version. The Good – Really captures the Ghostbusters movies’ feel. The characters represented are all voiced by the original actors, except for Vigo. Tons of fan service, from the music, to Sl...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    We Came We Saw! 0

    Yes I did, and I'm very glad I did! First off I am Gozer the Carpathian, which means I HAD to play this game.  As a big time Ghostbuster's fan I went into this game with high hopes and to be honest as far as "Ghostbusterness" I wasn't disappointed.  Any and all downsides really come from a gamer perspective. So let's break it down: 1. The GoodIt's the frik'n Ghostbusters man!  All four of our favorite busters are there with all of the gear, gadgets, gizmos, and jargon.   Toben's Spirit Guide, Ec...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Was Ghostbusters: The Video Game worth the wait? 0

    Ghostbusters: The Video Game is one of those rare licensed games that is so close to the source material, and yet the story by itself can hold it's own without the support of any of the movies with which the game derives from, all due thanks to the creative writing of Dan Aykroyd and Harald Ramis who penned the story for the game. To put it simply it's a fan's dream! You play as "Rookie" an unknown addition to the Ghostbusters team who tests out all of the prototype equipment that Egon creates....

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.

    For fans only 0

    This xmas, I received Ghostbusters: TVG with joy, having missed the original release. I am a long-time fan of the movies, and one-time fan of the animated ‘Real Ghostbusters’ series. In the chaos after June, I had completely forgotten about it, something for which Gears of War 2 was also partly responsible. The game is jam-packed with callbacks, in-jokes, characters and all manner of references to the 2 films, to the level at which it becomes easy to forget how shallow that pool of source materi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Ghostbusters Review 0

    This review is split into two parts and was posted originally by me on another site i used to use, my initial review (having played my way through 3/4 of the single story mode), and then a supplementary review of the game having played through the full game, and gone back to mop up a few bits and pieces I missed in the first playthrough and my (attempts) at online multi player. REVIEW:I am a big fan of the original Ghostbusters movie, less so of the follow up but it is still one of my favourites...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Charge up your proton packs! 0

    I'm sure everyone remembers the horrible atrocity that was Ghostbusters for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It has become fairly popular in our culture today due to the difficulty and poor quality of the game. The Ghostbusters don't really have a great track record when it comes to video games. I do have good news though, and that is that we have a new Ghostbusters game that will wipe away the bad taste in our mouths left from all the terrible Ghostbusters games of the past. I am glad to ann...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    I recommend you to play Ghostbusters. 0

    We never got a movie Ghostbusters 3 so the actors and writers of those 2 classic movies have now made us a videogame, which IS our Ghostbusters 3. End result is a game full of references to movies, but it’s also a quality game in its own right. PURE GHOSTBUSTERS Story sets off where Ghostbusters 2 ended. This time there’s a fifth ghostbuster: you as a nameless and voiceless rookie. Be prepared to hunt many ghosts, visit exotic locations and listen a lot of pseudo-scientific gibberish alon...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Better as a movie 0

          A surprising Movie based game named Ghostbusters: The video game has arrived. Does this game offer great qualities like the movie did?          Positive: Great Voice ActingCool Ghosts          Negitive: Slow GameplayWeird Level designMessy Character ModelsStupid StoryNo fun action sequencesBORING                 Overall this is a boring game but somewhat fun for the family. I recommend it if you have a family game night....

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    A Great Nostolgia Trip With a Few Bugs 0

    Every once in a while you come across a piece of media that scratches that certain itch down memory lane where despite numerous flaws it still puts a smile on your face.  Ghostbusters is certainly that game.   The game takes place sometime after the second movie in 1991 and all of the tropes that you loved from the movies are right there in the game itself. The characters, the humor, the geekry and in this case even the odd touches that really make this scream 1991 (an answering machine!!!!).  Y...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Ghostbusters is just ok, Sorry Fanboys. 0

      When the new Ghostbusters game was announced I was giddy with joy at the possibility of trapping some ghouls of my own.   That dynamic of the game it does really well.   The game makes you feel as if you are fighting some spirits from the first movie and that it really is a cat and mouse game with them.   Trapping ghosts took a little skill to get used to but overall it was really rewarding.   The game does take a turn for the worst when as a new recruit your task is to also make sure you are ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Great fan service, but... 0

    Ghostbusters is a really good game for fans of the property.  When I was playing through I wanted to keep playing, not being able to wait to see what was going to happen.  Then it ended.  Quickly.  And I was alright with that.  That is one of the things I liked about the game, it was just long enough for me to not get tired of it.  The story was good at first, but then made some weird turns.  The game is fun, but then gets to be a chore.  Six to seven hours later, you can start a different game,...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    It grows on you 0

    I didn't take a huge liking to Ghostbusters when first picking it up, kind of felt like a bit too frantic for my liking in an action game, but as you progress you start to realize some of the subtleties to the game that make it enjoyable. I'd say your enjoyment of this game is still going to be directly tied to how much of a Ghostbusters fan you are. Either way, here are my quick bullet points: All the mechanics behind trapping ghosts feel really solid, simple enough to pick up, but have enough ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    A Nice Return to the Movie Series 0

     The de facto third Ghostbusters movie is out, in game form. You are a new recruit of the Ghostbusters, whose job is primarily to test out new equipment. You have no name, but I actually like the way they explain it (you might die and they "don't want to get too close"). The game does pay homage to the two movies nicely, I'll say, but the second movie is basically retired to the sidelines for the most part. The only real major part of the game that involves that horrid little flick is your...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Bustin' makes me feel good. 0

    I feel I need to be up front and honest with you guys here: Bustin’ makes me feel good. Real good. Innuendo aside, there wasn’t an elementary school recess that went by that my friends and I didn’t spend catching invisible ghosts with a pretend proton pack. I watched the movies constantly, the cartoon was on a short list with the X-Men and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles of shows that I simply could not miss on Saturday morning, little league practice be damned. I had action fig...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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