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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Very Positive (1,413 reviews) - 91% of the 1,413 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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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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KingDom #TeamHoovey
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
This is what it would be like if they had made a Ghostbusters 3 with the original cast. Not a great third-person game, but a fantasic Ghostbusters game.
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Freebird
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Boring and tedious gameplay. Story and characters are somewhat nice, but I'll not finish this game.
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Urkel The Turtle
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
If you want a real Ghostbusters 3 this is it
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epicwaffles4
( 27.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
This kind of bustin makes me feel good
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cyka nuggets
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
I love this game so much! Wish it was more popular.
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Brosef-joseph
( 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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smithichie
( 45.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
This > That other Ghostbusters game.
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kjk91
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
First I should say that I owned this game on the xbox 360 first. I had preordered it a long time before it was even released and loved every second of the game. Hell I played through it atleast 100+ times.

Anyways, for the pc I loaded in connected my controller and it works on the main menu but not in game. (side note I was so freaking happy to see this game on steam I didnt bother looknig to see if it had controller support, I just bought it...)

So the lack of controller support hurts and playing this game with a mouse is insane in my opinion. That being said, I am most likly going to wait for the backwards compatibilty on the xbox one or for the pc version to get controller support.

Overall, I give it a 8/10. It would have been a 10/10 but lack of character customization really disappointed me even in 2009.
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365 of 438 people (83%) found this review helpful
64 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This game is absolutely awesome. Thank GOD that this game came out before poor Ramis died. As AVGN said, this is a "love letter" to Ghostbusters fans. If you are a fan and don't have this game, you have NO idea how much you're missing out. It's cheap now: get it!!! SUPPORT THE ORIGINAL GHOSTBUSTERS.

That being said, THIS is the real Ghostbusters III movie. ♥♥♥♥ the 2016 movie


EDIT: "dont be a hater" ... lol I've seen the new movie, but only because Dan Akyroyd asked us all to see it, and I'd only do it for his sake. The movie's humor is tailored towards literal mental-degenerates (that's the "nice" way of stating what I'm trying to say), and is actually a propaganda movie (for those with an organ called a "brain"). So, to all those brain-dead consumers and paid shills who serve to boost this trainwreck of a reboot: go nibble on a urinal cake-- I hear it tastes super-yummy.
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100 of 107 people (93%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
No issues running the game on Windows 10, for me atleast.

Runs great at 60 FPS with my GTX 970, 3570K CPU and Win 10.

Also great voice acting from the "real" ghostbusters.

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144 of 173 people (83%) found this review helpful
18 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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287 of 405 people (71%) found this review helpful
242 people found this review funny
63 of 70 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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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 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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29 of 34 people (85%) 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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29 of 35 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 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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41 of 57 people (72%) 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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