Ghostbusters - The Video Game details
|Formats:||PG PS3, 12 Xbox 360, PSP, 7 Wii, DS, PS2|
|Collections:||Most Popular Games|
|Rental release:||19 Jun 2009|
Most helpful review
Rent don't buy!By a customer from Hayes , 20 Jun 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]Just finished the game in under 8 hours, although short and a little repetitive on the game play side, it was great fun and a nostalgic treat as it felt like I was a true Ghostbuster.
Given the choices of casual, experienced or professional, I played on the lowest setting as I thought it was the right way to start. If I could have started again I would have chosen experienced first for more of a challenge.
It was great to hear all the actors together again.
Well worth a rent, I'm definitely glad I didn't spend £30-40 odd on it though.
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Very funBy Spider5en5e (5 reviews) , 05 Jun 2013Very enjoyable game seeing as I love the movies. Great voice acting by Murray, ackroyd and co. decent graphics and gameplay
my viewBy dilligaf1000 (1 review) , 01 Jun 2013Game is good...but repetative...cutseens r funny at times but can be long winded...i recomend playing this game on a difficalt setting to make it challaging as replayabillity is lacking....in my appinion game gets a 4/10
It feels like a movie tie-in; but a really good oneBy WildPork (70 reviews) from Leeds, England , 25 May 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]Ghostbusters: The Video game seems like a movie tie-in, but in-fact has arrived 20 years after the last film and is a continuation of the story. Some of the cast of the film series; Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson return to do the voices and have their likeness represented in the game. The game features a heavy use of dialogue, and the script is humorous throughout which is written by Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd. The story follows similar events to the films; an outbreak of ghosts in the city require the services of the Ghostbusters, and a more sinister plot develops involving cross-dimensional shifts intertwining the physical and spirit worlds. Your player, simply known as Rookie, is a new recruit and joins the more famous members of the team. Donned with a Proton Pack for zapping ghosts, you go through the 7 levels removing and capturing the ghosts. The levels are destructible, so you can wreak lots of havoc as you play. The proton pack has four modes which become available as you play. The default mode, capture stream zaps the ghosts strength and is used to wrangle them into your trap. Its secondary weapon is the Boston dart which is a powerful blast. The second mode is a Shock Blast which is effective against certain enemies and the secondary weapon; Stasis Stream slows some enemies down. The third mode; Slime Blower fires goo which is good against certain type of enemies and fills up spawn points. Its secondary fire is the Slime Tether which is mainly used in puzzles. The last mode, the Meson Collider is a rapid fire and homing missile gun. As you collect or defeat ghosts, you are awarded money and you can purchase pack upgrades to make each type of gun stronger and more effective. Graphically, the game is impressive but has a surprising gritty Gears of War look about it. Your character moves in a Gears of War-like manner too and has the same sprint move where you lack much horizontal control. At times, the game is surprisingly freaky/scary so may not be as suitable for children like you may expect. In terms of combat, some ghosts disappear once their health bar is depleted, but the larger ghosts require capture. To capture them, you must weaken them, then throw down your trap, and wrangle them into it using the Capture Beam. Your team-mates will help you with your task but the battles can drag on for some time, mainly because you all get knocked down so many times. If you lose health, you will stay down until a team-mate comes to revive you. You will need to assist your fallen comrades too because sometimes they are too focussed on the battle rather than focussing on maintaining team-mates. Although they will capture the odd ghost, you do need to do the main graft. The constant knocking down becomes really annoying and frustrating because it drags the battles out for long periods of time and feels challenging throughout. If you can get over this frustrating battle aspect, it is surprisingly a great game and provides a great amount of entertainment.
Great game but it Dont SaveBy Higster78 (4 reviews) , 25 May 2013If you are a ghostbusters fan you will love this and should pay no attention to the bad comment made. The game looks smart the characters look like the actors and to top of it has been written by original writers Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis . Its the technical foul up that gets me GAME DONT SAVE and this problem has existed a long while. I rented hoping that the problem has been fixed . no such luck This a poor state of affairs people continuing to sell and rent a game that does not function correctly The real shame is that for me this game is a buyer and a keeper but useless uncorrected But for rental if you want a go at being a ghostbuster and being in a story which in my opinion is better written than ghostbusters 2 then Who You Gonna Call ATARI
Not enjoyedBy a customer , 30 Apr 2013My son found the controls very hard and did not manage to catch many ghosts. He thought the graphics were ok.