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...
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Overwhelmingly Positive (113 reviews) - 96% of the 113 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,427 reviews) - 91% of the 1,427 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
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Commissar Twilight
( 14.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
This game makes you feel like a Ghost Buster unlike the new ghost busters game I highly suggest this game to any ghost busters fan.
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jumpingbadger.vmf214
( 181.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Pretend the new movie never came out and this one is the 3rd one the new movie has nothing to do with the story and and this one is better. Alright here is how to play the game first watch 1st movie then second which is okay i mean its not bad.And last step FORGET ABOUT THE THIRD MOVIE and play this game
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hojusimpson81
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Ghostbusters is not a great game.

The gameplay is a strange hybrid between a clunky third-person-shooter and a partially obscure PS3 game called Folklore. It doesn't play tight or as well as it should, especially during frenzied fights or when navigating the slightly repetitive levels.

You'll only spend approximately 10 hours visiting the iconic NYC locations, and the experience isn't bolstered by a friend. Note: I'm not saying all games are improved by multiplayer, but this game actually *did* support co-op, but the feature was stripped out of the PC version. Lame.

Your AI teammates will really only be useful to revive you on occasion -- that is, when the game doesn't force you to explore solo, or when Egon, Peter, Ray and/or Winston don't get stuck on geometry.

Sadly, 'bustin' makes me feel only adequate.

But. But!

The story is a proper Ghostbusters story. It is a slight retread, and the twists really aren't surprising (oh, how I'd love a polished sequel based on the IDW comic), but the quips (delivered by the classic film's cast) and the environments, and the score, and the... okay, let me try to gather my thoughts.

Ghostbusters is not a great game, but it's a fun romp and good enough that you'll probably enjoy yourself even if you're (inexcusably) not a fan of the franchise. For those of you who have read your Tobin's Spirit Guide from front to back, and drive a modified Miller-Meteor/1959 Chevy Fleetwood painted white, then pick this game up (when it's on sale).
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brian_n_luisi
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Game is getting a bit long in the tooth in regards to its gfx, but after 45min your 2016 glasses come off and it starts to look impresive, wish i played this years ago.

Story starts kinda so so, but by the middle act it really hooks you.

A great 3rd ghostbusters film that still fun today.

I'm not someone that normaly laughs at jokes, but this game is sooo funny, voice acting is sooo good.

PLEASE buy and play it, much better then the reboot.
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pitabox987
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Lot's of fun!
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Illestderp
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
It's a fun game and so far the best Ghostbusters game I have played. Thumbs up!
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Fox Shatner
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
I remember when this came out for the consolde back in 09 I believe it was. I was so thrilled with the game that I did get replay value from it. I liked it so much that when I switched to PC gaming, this was one of the first games I bought thru Steam! In every way this should have been the next ghostbusters movie. The original actors reprised their talents to lend the game that extra Oomph, the story wasn't incredible but it was definitely engaging. I found the controls to be fluid and responsive and some may not agree but I loved the graphics. They may appear a bit out dated now, but honestly, not by much. and even if they were, the gameplay would more than make up for any graphic issues.

Basically, I recommend this as a must have for any fan of the movies, and games in general.
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♤ Contr0lleDrisks ♤
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
played this game on ps3 back in 2009 loved it this is the real ghostbusters 3 just be glad they made this before ramis died.
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MSzynisz
( 21.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
This is basically the third movie. It's amazing :)
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player147proman
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I ain't afraid of no feminist.
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161 of 190 people (85%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Skip that new Ghostbusters movie and just play this game. It's the closest thing to Ghostbusters 3 we will ever have.
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76 of 84 people (90%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Step 1: Pretend that Ghostbusters film (2016) doesnt exist.
Step 2: Watch Ghotbusters 1
Step 3: Watch Ghostbusters 2 (Optional)
Step 4: Open your Steam
Step 5: Buy Ghostbusters: The Videogame
Step 6: Enjoy.
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
+Good enviromental destruction for a 7 year old game
+Unique ghostbusting gameplay
+Have the cast reprising their roles
+Detailed level
-Sometimes gets repetitive
-Not enough ghostbusting and too much generic shooting
-No replay value

Only reccomends if you're a Ghostbusters fan or have lots of money to blow.
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31 of 36 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
It's a shame I'm lukewarm to the Ghostbusters movies, because I'm sure this game is a wet dream for any Ghostbusters fan. Yes, the first movie was great, the second - not so much. The 2016 was ... a movie that will be remembered for its horrible PR. Anyways, to me this game delivered a great third chapter to Ghostbusters. Great voice work and a fun game. Wrangling ghosts into traps and then having Peter or Ray telling witty jokes. I very much enjoyed this game and perhaps for me this is the best game that is based on a movie. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=711862166 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=723771503
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
This was Ghostbusters 3.
Don't watch the new sh*tty film, play this instead. I promise you you'll get 10x the enjoyment out of it.
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43 of 61 people (70%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
The game has little to no replay value, no multiplayer, is relatively short, and has repetitive gameplay. What it does right is capture what made the original movies so great. I think the only way you're going to like the game is if you're a fan of the movies. But if you are a fan of the movies the nostalgia is going to hit hard. They've faithfully recreated locations from the original films including the firehouse. All of the main cast from Ghostbusters 1 & 2 return except for Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis.

Do I think this game is worth the full price of $10? Not really because you can complete the entire game in about 10-12 hours. There are no bonus modes to unlock so you're basically getting one playthough and that's it. But if I'm given the choice between $10 for this game or $10 to see Female Ghostbusters I'd pick this. At least this game is funny and well written.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Ghostbusters III was an amazing film. I was surprised to find it on steam even before it hit theatres, I was surprised to find the original cast as I heard rumors that the cast was all female and it was a remake. This movie must've been filmed a while ago as the cast seems to be fairly youthful with Harold Ramis. Overall i would say the film was enjoyable seeing the old cast do one last film. 10/10 would bust again
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
If you want a real Ghostbusters 3 this is it
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
I ain't afraid of no feminist.
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