Who ya gonna call? The Ghostbusters are back for an all new adventure! With Manhattan overrun again by supernatural creatures, gamers take the role of a new recruit joining the famous Ghostbusters team. Equipped with a variety of unique equipment and gadgets, players hunt, fight and wrangle a wide range of ghosts in an all-new battle to...
User reviews: Very Positive (305 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 16, 2009

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Who ya gonna call?
The Ghostbusters are back for an all new adventure! With Manhattan overrun again by supernatural creatures, gamers take the role of a new recruit joining the famous Ghostbusters team. Equipped with a variety of unique equipment and gadgets, players hunt, fight and wrangle a wide range of ghosts in an all-new battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.
  • THE AUTHENTIC GHOSTBUSTERS GAME EXPERIENCE - Delivering a special gaming experience to the tremendous Ghostbusters fan base around the world, Ghostbusters™: The Video Game features the original cast from Columbia Pictures' classic Ghostbusters films, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson - together again for the first time in over 20 years. Supporting the original Ghostbusters crew are the talents of Annie Potts, Brian Doyle Murray and William Atherton.
  • UNIQUE GHOST BUSTING ACTION - Like the films before it, Ghostbusters™: The Video Game is all-new classic adventure with Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis returning to the helm to script and create a new storyline that leads gamers through the trials and tribulations of the world's leading paranormal ghost busting team. Players experience a variety of frightening new ghosts, even some based on ideas from Aykroyd and Ramis that never made it into the original feature films.
  • EQUIPMENT, GADGETS & ENEMIES - Ghostbusters™: The Video Game features never seen before ghost hunting, wrangling and trapping game mechanics with upgradeable gadgets. Gamers can wear ghosts down into a weakened state with the Proton Pack's Blast Stream and use the Capture Stream to wrangle them into the trap, execute different strategic tactics with the new Slime Tether and Stasis Stream, and scan and analyze targets using like the P.K.E. Meter and Paragoggles.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo E4300 or AMD Athlon X2 +3800 *
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1800-series 512MB, Intel G45 Express Chipset, NVIDIA GeForce 8400 512MB **
    • DirectX®:
    • Hard Drive: 9 GB free hard disk space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card

    • * Dual core processors, such as the Intel Pentium D 805, are not supported
    • ** Video cards that have only 256MB of RAM are not supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo E8400 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB System RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4800 series, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 series or higher video card
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Ghostbusters: The Videogame stays remarkably true to the films, even though it is not a direct adaption of one of them but the characters and the entire setting have been transferred masterfully. Nostalgia galore!
Posted: September 30
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.8 hrs on record
This game is masterfully good. I bought it several years ago and was blown away with how good it is. I'd like to cover a few key points that really make this game stand out from the rest.

-Original cast wrote the plot and voiced their characters! (Bill Murray sounds a little annoyed at returning.) The game is genuinely funny, intelligent, and spooky.
-Easily one of the most cinematic games ever created. The story intelligently bridges the first and second movies, as well as expands the Ghostbusters mythos and universe in intelligent directions.
-Revisit popular locations from the movies, without feeling like it's a gimmick! You have a reason for being there and doing what you're doing.
-There is almost no UI! Almost every function (health, overheating, "ammo", etc) is shown visibly on the character, via the Proton Pack, which actually manages to be easy-to-read and organic at the same time.
-Tobin's Spirit Guide is available for all the ghouls, ghosts, phantasms, class 5 full-formed repeaters, and spirit objects in the game, replete with their own back stories, lore, and rules. It allows enemies to be diverse and interesting, and fulfilling for lore hounds like myself.
-The game is fast-paced and fun, and switches the rules up often enough as to never feel stale.

The only cons I can think of for this game are that it's a bit linear, the upgrade system can be a bit of an annoyance from time to time, and the "teammate revive" mechanic can be a bit annoying, since the boys like to go down often on the tougher enemies. But none of these things deterred the experience for me and, at $10, this game is a STEAL! You HAVE to buy it. It's so worth it.
Posted: October 3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
I wish I had bought this game when it was first released. I missed out. If you do not have this game or haven't played it, buy it and change your life.
Posted: October 7
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0.9 hrs on record
This is an awesome game. Very glad that it is back on steam. I played through it on the PS3 and man does the game look better on the PC. This is a must buy for every Ghostbusters fan. It is basically a third movie. You have all of the original actors back in action. Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis. The gameplay is fun, the story does its job and the game just drips with nostalgia. Best Ghostbusters game ever made and one of the most memorable games of the last console cycle. Of course on PC it runs great. High framerates and if you force AA through your control panel then it looks brilliant as well.
Posted: October 19
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4.3 hrs on record
Boo.
Posted: October 15
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7.7 hrs on record
I actaully throughly enjoyed this game. It plays pretty well. 8/10
Posted: October 20
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21.8 hrs on record
A little short but if you're a fan of Ghostbusters you should check it out for sure.
Posted: October 20
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9.5 hrs on record
This is the closest that we'll ever get to a Ghostbusters 3. It's a great little game with the original actors from the movie lending their voices. The game never strays from the source material. You play a new ghostbuster, only known as the "Rookie." All the wonderful characters from both movies combine to make something unexpected and quite fun. Buy this game go bust some ghosts.

Pros:
1. Bill Murray
2. Never had any bugs or glitches in my playthrough
3. I've always wanted to be a ghostbuster
4. (see number one)

Cons:
1. An older game with dated graphics (very minor issue for me)
2. Plays best with an xbox stick
3. Only 9 hours (still not a problem for me, just saying)

Bottom line: 8.5/10, would bust ghosts again 8-)
Posted: October 11
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6.3 hrs on record
Very Great Game for GhostBusters Fan's
Posted: October 13
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8.2 hrs on record
I'm a big fan of the movies. They did the movies justice. Plays like a movie. Good original score where they don't use the old movie music. You play as a noob in this movie. Move through the movie with a proton pack, slime gun, and a shock ray. There might be another gun, but I didn't finish it yet.

woulda bought it for $30. Deserves $50

Posted: October 14
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9.1 hrs on record
Purchased this game right after Harold Ramis died. Storywise this game is satisfying, this game did however leave me wanting more.
Posted: October 9
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8.6 hrs on record
♥♥♥♥ing cool. Ghostbusters 3 the game
Posted: October 2
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15.1 hrs on record
this is 1 of the best ghostbusters game ive ever played in my life!
even though termenal reality created a few ♥♥♥♥y games like walking dead survival instink and a few others.but this game i will remember them for.
what makes this game fun:
1.you get to play with the old ghostbusters gang
2.get to catch ghosts
3.good graphics for its age
4.get payed in game for catching ghosts [in the game only]
5.the story is about 10 hours long
6.challenging game
7.scaning stuff
8.collecting artifacts for cash
9.see artifacts that you collected in the ghostbusters HQ
10.and lastly the game has a few jump scares
11.fight stay puff marshmellow man
12.save manhatten
Posted: October 14
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10.2 hrs on record
The tone of this game fits in perfectly with the two movies.

A great game but you will need a controller, as the mouse acceleration is unbearable. Also the checkpoint system doesn't make checkpoints during the in-between mission sections (at home base), so if you're not careful you can end up skipping these sections.
Posted: October 13
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5.2 hrs on record
The game that brought us Ghostbusters 3. You should definitly give it a try if you have ever watched Ghostbusters 1 and 2. It captures both the movies greatly and I was even more amazed that they could get the whole cast to get this voiced.
Posted: September 30
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6.2 hrs on record
Huge fan of Ghostbusters! Love this game! 9.5/10
Posted: October 5
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
31.8 hrs on record
This game is amazing, from a story, to the graphics and the voice acting from the Ghostbusters crew to back it all up, this is one super sized Twinkie of a game. This game includes themes that wanted to be explored in further movies but those sadly never got made but this game got made and you can find them here like going to hell that alter universe kind of place. This game has proton packs, the traps, all that Ghostbusting goodness we have come to know and love from the movies. There are upgrades and the nostalgia runs wild through this, one of the best parts is in the GBHQ you can go upstairs and look at a computer screen that has the ending from the NES Ghostbusters game. This game is ten tons of awesomesauce. Even if the movies didnt exist and only this game, it would sit as a standalone slice of fried gold. In the movie they wreck this beautiful dining room in a fancy schmancy hotel, in this game you get to go to that hotel and smash up that room leaving not even the flowers still standing. The ghosts are clever and creative with the marshmallow man making the rounds. Get ready to hit the twelth floor and take down some cockroaches because YOU ARE A GHOSTBUSTER!!!

This is one of the greatest PC games out there, not only is it a GOOD game tied to a movie, but it also works without tons of bugs and glitches. All that hard work the awesome programmer people put in with their coffees going all night living off stale pizza ended with every studio involved in this game going out of business. Their legacy will not be forgotten...
(Bearly tears T_T)

To view some fun content that ISNT in the game but is in the game files check these out:
Thanksgiving Parade Cut Scene 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw0EK1A4il8
(This level the "Thanksgiving Parade" is NOT in the game, including being able to go in Ray's Occult Bookstore, the assets are around though. Hint, Hint, Hint....)

If this review is all TLDR terrifying your mind beyond the capacity for rational thought, check out what Dan Akroyd thinks about Ghostbusters the video game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoJFJ_4u-8Y#t=114
Ernie Hudson left out of most Ghostbusters video games from Nintendo to Sega is not left out of this game or review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W812E5h0TM
Those Ghostbuster guys are all science and not enough Swag, so if you want to hook them up with some Gold Proton packs for rolling in the hood as the OGB's they are here is the link to the mod: http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=37368

Rating: 10/10 Value: $24.99
Posted: August 7
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26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
The closest we will ever get to a Ghostbusters III.
Posted: July 5
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
I ain't afraid of no Ghostbusters game.....anymore. I wouldn't have been able to say that before 2009 when Ghostbusters: The Video Game was released though. How good is this game? Well in the first month and a half the game sold over one million copies and I was one of them who contributed to that number. Did this game sell that many copies because it was a Ghostbusters game or because fans would have bought anything Ghostbusters at that time?

The game begins two years after the Ghostbusters two movie and they are training a new recruit who is just called "Rookie" and that character is who you will be playing. The year is 1991 and its Thanksgiving Day and for some reason a shock wave of some sort hits the city and you find yourself hunting down ghosts with the ghost buster team and so begins the game.

The first thing you will notice is just how meticulous the developers were in every detail. They made the headquarters just they way it was in the movies, right down to the decor, items and office equipment. If that wasn't enough you will hear that the voices for all the characters in the game are the exact ones from the movies! That's right Ghostbuster fans, they were able to get all the original actors to do the voices for there characters in game. Even the most iconic figure in the game, the Ecto 1, is kept to its original form down to every detail including the license plate.

The single player game is just phenomenal, I am not going to get into the story plots of the game, but you do fight the Stay Puffed marshmallow man early on in the game and it build up form there.

The multiplayer side of this game is ok, not super fantastic but ok. It was developed by another company entirely and in a way that's good because it left the original developers to devote all available time to the single player campaign.

The Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions of this game are by far the best ones out there, however the Wii version was rendered more like a Saturday morning cartoon and it wasn't one I myself would ever touch. I am sure kids out there liked it allot but as for me growing up with the Ghostbusters and having the two movies on DVD I never wanted to see a skimped down version of the game.

Originaly when the game was on Steam it didn't have any support for the Xbox360 controller, but after an update, not sure when it was because I left it for so long (didn't like playing this with Keyboard and Mouse) it now suuports the controller.

If your considering this game for the Xbox 360 or PS3 you won't be disappointed. This used is now back on Steam after a long hiatus and being sold for $9.99. Its the best Ghostbusters game ever and is worth a play.

Pro's
  • Original actors took up there roll and vocied their characters
  • Harold Ramis was still alive when he vocied his character *we will miss him
  • Everything Ghostbuster realted was placed in the game with care
  • Sounds, music, and characters bantering all in place as it should be
  • You will be left wanting more

Con's
  • Multiplayer sub par and was never really needed
  • No Coop

I give this game:
ːfirst_starːːfirst_starːːfirst_starːːfirst_starːːfirst_starː

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Posted: September 16
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
I ain't afraid of no ghost. If you liked the movie, you will love using a proton pack. Gameplay is solid. Graphics are solid. Enjoyable all along.
Posted: June 19
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