Grim spectres, howling banshees, and sly gremlins are yours to command as you unleash ghastly spirits on the town of Gravenville and scare the wits out of its citizens. In the world of the Ghost Master, spooks do your bidding, as you solve puzzles and unlock mysteries in a challenge that combines the best of strategy, adventure, and...
User reviews: Very Positive (445 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 23, 2003

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"Kinda looks like the sims but instead of taking care of the people you try to spook them out of their houses by placing ghosts and spooky traps."

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Grim spectres, howling banshees, and sly gremlins are yours to command as you unleash ghastly spirits on the town of Gravenville and scare the wits out of its citizens. In the world of the Ghost Master, spooks do your bidding, as you solve puzzles and unlock mysteries in a challenge that combines the best of strategy, adventure, and resource management games.
  • Up to 15 unique, hair-raising adventures with multi-branching scenarios - all within a coherent plot and complete virtual world.
  • Spook's-eye view - an innovative 3-D camera lets you view the action from the perspective of humans or ghosts.
  • Revolutionary special effects, incredibly detailed characters, and macabre settings inspired by classic horror films.
  • Groundbreaking artificial intelligence-interact with up to 30 AI-driven characters at every level.
  • Eleven expansive and distinctive locations, including the town's lunatic asylum, military base, sorority and frat houses, and police station.
Ghost Master © 2003 Empire Interactive Europe Ltd. Developed by Sick Puppies, a studio of Empire Interactive. Europe Ltd. Ghost Master, Empire and "E" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Empire Interactive. Europe Ltd. in the UK, Europe and/or other countries. All rights reserved.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Pentium® III 450. Windows® 98,ME,XP,2000. NVIDIA® TNT2 3D card. 128MB of RAM. 750MB of free hard disc space. DirectX® 8.1. Mouse, keyboard.
    Recommended: Pentium® IV 1.5GHz. ATI® Radeon™7500/NVIDIA®GeForce2 3D card. 256MB of RAM.
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
i mastered the gthosts
Posted: October 9
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
it is just like Ryan's life you go into a house full of girls and they all run out scared and screaming for help
Posted: October 2
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Don't buy!!! It is a really good game however it is still bugged from when they first released it years ago and trying to get a refund out of Steam is beyond impossible! The bug prevents you from going through the story. As soon as you get onto the cruise ship it crashes every time. It did it on my dads PC when i was 10 and it still does it now via Steam. DON'T BUY!!!
Posted: October 10
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
I bought this game for my son and I even gave a go at it but I will be honest when I say this game was horrible. Same old, same old, It got repetitive after only one minute of game play. I will say though if this game was a free to play game then maybe I would have been nicer on this review but even my son couldn't handle it.
Posted: October 11
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
man this game was too spooky for me. I played and couldnt sleep for weeks. do not buy pleas its haunted and broke my ouya proffesional game system and i even had the system cooled with mountain dew and the case itself was made from gunners lense material (to reduce eye strain of course) but none of this protected me from the skeleton war that was happening outside my very own home. 1 like=1 prayer
Posted: October 14
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6.6 hrs on record
This game is so fun. I love scaring everyone. JUST GET IT ALREADY.
Posted: October 20
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18.3 hrs on record
Exercise your demons! Seriously, you get to work them out and level them up so that you can bring more amusing scares to the locations you are haunting. I've loved this game since it's release more than 10 years ago.

That being said, it is an old game and crashes a bit from time to time which can be a pain on some of the longer missions.
Posted: October 6
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19.1 hrs on record
Background: Bought for pennies in the steam sale, never heard of it before.

The Good:
* Brilliant premise, locations and characters
* Decent tutorial (does miss out a few useful hints)
* Tons of ghosts to play with with fun interactions
* Varied scenarios are brilliantly Scooby Do fun to explore
* Trial and error hauntings are both good and challenging
* Good balance between creepy and fun
* Fun voice acting on the ghosts, Sims mumbling from the humans
* Most missions are sub 30mins for quick diversions
* 20 hour campaign, some replay value

The Bad:
* Graphics are dated.. looking Sims 2-esque
* NPC Characters get hooked on the scenery, other glitches in pathing
* The ghost/human menu is clunky and could give better feedback
* Golden Plasm too easy to waste while learning the ropes
* Replay and Upgrade-mansion interfaces are more awkward than seems necessary
* Some hints on releasing bonus ghosts very vague
* Cries out for more direct control and visually targeted attacks
* Some scenarios have triggers you have no control over make the game too easy

Impressions: Some games look great but are boring, others the reverse, this is the latter. It reminds me of the Commandos crossed with Hitman and The Sims 2 games.. looks dated but the game play shines. The game lovingly tiptoes around remaking famous setups from horror movies (the Evil Dead one is great) without getting so close they get sued.

Recommended for: Strategy fans who like replay value and Sims fans who like to drown their vassals in ladderless pools.

Conclusion.: 8/10. A game that triumphs in mechanics over visuals.
Posted: October 6
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44.5 hrs on record
I loved this game. And it is very cheap for the game time and the enjoyment.
Posted: October 6
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6.1 hrs on record
Sadly, rather little known but an amazing game about.. well.. ghosts.

The game resembles sims, but without any stupid need to take about little people. No, you actually get to disrupt their routine and provide them with a fresh new set of nightmares, all free of charge!

The big guy, reaping his own head in half and bleeding all across the room to scare mortals?

Caspersque ghost spooking people by chasing them across the building?

The large spider which makes arachnophobia entire new level of scary?

Well, that and dozens of other spirits at your command with only thing on their ectoplasmic minds - to make lives of pathetic mortals as scary as possible. Definitely worth a try, especially for it's low price!
Posted: October 2
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64.5 hrs on record
This game is neat. I'd recommend checkin it out. It wouldn't be a waste of your time.
Posted: October 8
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3.6 hrs on record
fun premise but let down by poor exacution and ageing
Posted: October 3
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Definently worth the cheap price of $5 it's currently listed at.

A strategical game where your target is to scare everyone until they run away in fear. You control a set of ghosts with different abilities & properties, you unlock ghosts as you progress and can upgrade them in different ways.
It gets increasingly difficult and you need to use your wits, imagination & curiosity to solve the different little puzzles on the levels in order to get a human to do the tasks you want it to do :)
Posted: June 5
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
As a commander of a hunters army, you shall bring terror in hearts of mortals! And insanity on their weak minds! A fun and smart game that combines strategy and tactics. I don't know what there else to say about it... FUN! You controll army of diffrent type of hunter creatures from Gremlins to Warlocks. Use their power to scare people of a quete little town. It challenging enough for not get boared, makes you laugh your pants off and overall great game. So, if still don't own it, I suggest you to buy one right bloody now.
Posted: May 18
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
25.2 hrs on record
I've had hours of fun playing this game and I was very glad to see it on steam so I could enjoy replaying it. At its heart the game is resource management, you manage your ghost's power's from a shared meter, which you can increase by scaring mortals, which in turn you manage so that they are capable of being manipulated to fulfil your goals while providing you with enough power. However, despite that sounding somewhat dry, the game is wholeheartedly fun. Your ghosts are fun, their powers are fun, the mortals are fun and terrifying them out of their wits is always fun!

The game does have pop culture references that are probably a bit out of date now, and the graphics won't even manage to stand up to those of a modern tablet but the game is emersive, challenging, funny and intuitive to control. I will confess that I probably am wearing rose tinted glasses when I play this game, and probably shouldn't give it such a glowing review, but I'd still recommend it ... just because it's fun!
Posted: June 3
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.4 hrs on record
It's a shame that many people aren't aware of Ghost Master because it's a great game. If you were one of those people who enjoyed tormenting sims in The Sims, then this game is for you. If you're a person who likes paranormal or ghost themed video games, then this game is for you. If you enjoy light strategy and puzzle solving, then this game is for you.

The game cost me less than a dollar and I've put 25 enjoyable hours into it. There are dozens of ghosts to experiment with and each can be upgraded, adding a degree of personalization to the way you tackle missions. The game is over a decade old, but while the visuals aren't anything to write home about the stylistically cartoonish art direction means that it hasn't aged poorly.

I'm sure initial perceptions of the game are that it is a casual shovelware title, but it's to your detriment if you write it off thinking so. Give it a try the next time you have a dollar from selling trading cards during the next sale.
Posted: August 22
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
OUTSTANDING game. Simply amazing.

Graphics
Beautiful game, I cannot praise it enough. The makers did a fantastic job making the graphics. There are so many little details, it's amazing! I really feel like I am being spooked by the ghosts in the game, its awesome.

Sound
Jesus christ, the sound effects in this game make me stay up at night. They sound so real and they really spook me. It's amazing what they did with it.

Music
The music is so good. It's so creative, there are several different songs and they are all catchy as hell!

Overall
This game is probably one of my favourite games of all time. It's simply amazing.
10/10
Posted: July 3
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Ghost Master® is a great game, i will list reasons below:

Up to 15 unique, hair-raising adventures with multi-branching scenarios - all within a coherent plot and complete virtual world.

Spook's-eye view - an innovative 3-D camera lets you view the action from the perspective of humans or ghosts.
Revolutionary special effects, incredibly detailed characters, and macabre settings inspired by classic horror films.

Groundbreaking artificial intelligence-interact with up to 30 AI-driven characters at every level.

Eleven expansive and distinctive locations, including the town's lunatic asylum, military base, sorority and frat houses, and police station.

10/10 can't get enough of it
Posted: July 15
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Yep treat yourself get this game, you can't go wrong with Ghost master.

This may be over ten years old but the gameplay and the humour here are timeless - total classic.
Posted: August 19
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.7 hrs on record
This game is great fun and has a good sense of humor and for £2.99 its so worth it, great game to just play around with and see how well you can freak people out
Posted: May 29
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