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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...
Release Date: Jun 16, 2009

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About the Game

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
30 of 35 people (86%) found this review helpful
310 products in account
29 reviews
8.2 hrs on record
A quite fun and enjoyable addition to the Ghostbusters franchise.

You're playing as "Rookie", starting with the original ghostbusters team and fighting against lots of ghosts and all sorts of paranormal entities.
The story is set after the movies, with the team investigating paranormal activities throughout the city, while facing again the threat of the great destructor and the entity who wants to summon him and merge the ghost world with the real one.

To be honest, i didn't found the story to be a very strong part of the game, but it's not bad either.
It does set a nice foundation, to bring back the ghostbusters and some of the ghosts you already know from the movies (like slimer, the stay pufft marshmallow man, the library lady...) and the overall atmosphere and humour is pretty close to the movies.

The graphics aren't top notch, but there are games which aged worse and they did a nice job with the characters, they are all very recognizable.
Gameplaywise it's pretty much a third-person "shooter", but instead of guns, you are using your proton gun. You have to shoot the ghosts long enough until their "health" is down, then you need to catch them with your ghost trap, while trying to keep them in the beam so that they won't escape.
Capturing ghosts was the most fun part for me actually, as it was implemented pretty good. The controls of the proton gun while catching a ghost with it, felt pretty good, especially when struggeling to get them into the traps.
The only issue i had was with the camera, it was a bit clumsy to control (with mouse and keyboard) but after a while i got used to it.

All in all it's a nice and fun game, which does a good job in creating a nice ghostbusters atmosphere.
Despite some (minor, imho) technical flaws, like the controls and the somewhat outdated graphics, i would highly recommend it to anyone who likes the movies.
Posted: March 2nd, 2014
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
1,547 products in account
89 reviews
8.7 hrs on record
Ghostbusters: The Video Game takes place in 1991, about two years after Ghostbusters II. The Ghostbusters are now funded by the city of New York and they are well respected in the community. In fact, they have started recruiting new Ghostbusters, which is where you come in. You play as Rookie, a trainee whose real name the other Ghostbusters refuse to learn because they do not want to get too attached. You do not get much time to learn the ropes before a pulse of energy flows through the city, igniting paranormal activity like a wildfire.
Catching ghosts is lots of fun. Most of the ghosts in the game are beaten by just damaging them until they run out of health, but there are still a lot that require ghost traps. The process of wearing down these larger ghosts and dragging them into traps is incredibly satisfying. There's a decent variety of weapons aside from the basic proton stream, including a slime thrower and the really fun slime tether. You also come equipped with a PKE meter, which lets you get information about your environment and ghosts, much like the Scan Visor in Metroid Prime. All this equipment can be upgrade with money earned by catching, defeating, and scanning ghosts, as well as by finding collectibles throughout the game.
The characters look like the actor's they are based on. The effects for the proton pack are spot-on. The ghosts look great,with some interesting designs. The level designs are varied, ranging from areas straight from the movies to completely new, almost Lovecraftian environments. Everything looks good and creepy, and there is a lot of attention paid to detail.
Everything about the sound in this game is nearly perfect. Clearly, the voice acting is fantastic because it is the actual actors who are doing the voice actors.
The music sounds just like the movie, everything sounds right.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game offers an excellent opportunity to relive one of the greatest franchises of the 80s. It stays true to the movies it was based on while providing a nice twist to a standard video game genre. Whether you are a fan of the Ghostbusters or not, you will probably have fun with the few hours you will spend on this game.

Sound 9/10
Graphics 8/10
Gameplay 8/10
Atmosphere 9/10
Posted: March 15th, 2014
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1,726 products in account
212 reviews
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 7th, 2014
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
363 products in account
148 reviews
21.9 hrs on record
Never mind that Hollywood has been unable to give us the long deserved third Ghostbusters film in years: this is the real deal!

Really! This is a damn fine video game! Everything you loved about Ghostbusters is in this game: your favourite ghost Slimer, top-notch voice acting provided by the actors (yes, even Bill Murray is in this game), jokes in-between and throughout the missions, encounter with Stay Puft and more! Even that annoying Peck returns to bother our favourite team.

I loved how they make you become the 5th Ghostbuster. Beside the usual laser stream you have 3 more ways to use your "backpack". And each beam has a secondary fire making the game more and more interesting along the way as ghosts can only be damaged by some of these beams. You have collectibles, countless references to the films, huge boss battles and a really good soundtrack!

Everything you need from an adaptation can be found in this game. I have not found a single mistake and did 3 walkthroughs so I can only recommend it wholeheartedly.
Posted: March 7th, 2014
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
811 products in account
14 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
The closest we will ever get to a Ghostbusters III.
Posted: July 5th, 2014
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99 of 112 people (88%) found this review helpful
938 products in account
10 reviews
14.5 hrs on record
This is basically the third movie that never was.
Posted: January 3rd, 2014
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