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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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

    • 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
    • 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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Queen ♥ Pie
9.1 hrs
Posted: September 23
My favorite (and almost only) Ghostbusters game, it has literally everything a Ghostbusters video-game was supposed to have:
  • The original cast from the movie.
  • The original voice-actors.
  • Amazing level design.
  • Original story sequel.
  • Collectibles, upgrades and challenges.
  • Funny paced scenario.
  • Some horror games features. (such as jumpscares)
  • The game is designed to put you in the skin of a ghostbuster.
The game was created for every Ghostbusters fan to enjoy it's best, it follows the story written by the same directors of the movies stories, making it the Ghostbusters 3 in form of video-game, stupidly well-made for a 2009 game.

It's a shame that the company that made this game was shutdown, but at least they left for us to enjoy surely the best Ghostbusters game that you can find and even with a good price. Strongly Recommended!

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21.7 hrs
Posted: September 19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8Wjhu8QtOc watch this video and suscribe plez

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(TBC) noahminecraftguy
7.3 hrs
Posted: September 18
I just beat the game, 4ish hours total. And boy oh boy, were those 4 hours the 4 possible best hours of my life! it was everything I thought it would be and more! It was EXTREMELY atmosphereic, I honestly nearly wimped out a couple of times at certain parts; it had the same humor that made me fall in love with the movies, a very well thought out plot, smooth, clean, fun gameplay. And overall an amazing expierience! I can definitely see why people are calling this 'the third movie we never got', and I honestly agree with them %100!
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10.3 hrs
Posted: September 16
Like Realistic For Me To Play
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The tree sniper of suijin
10.5 hrs
Posted: September 16
this game is very true to the films. which makes sense seeing as how it was written by the same people (harold ramis and dan Aykroyd) and is effectively ghost busters 3. the game itself is brilliant, a little hard to get the hang of, but still brilliant, funny and entertaining from start to finish. also, you can't not love vigo "ON A MOUNTAIN OF SKULLS IN THE CASTLE OF PAIN, I SAT ON A THRONE OF BLOOD!"
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9.1 hrs
Posted: September 15
i love it. it can be repetitive all the time but i Flippin love it.
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OlDirty Bastard
7.7 hrs
Posted: September 14
Movies these days suck donkey nuts but atleast we got awesome games like this!!!
A must have for Ghostbusters fans that enjoyed the movie. The original cast is back!

But seriously. Why do movies suck so much balls these days?
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[E.G.O] Zimmo
4.8 hrs
Posted: September 11
The best third-person shooter ive played and it has Ghostbusters. Double Win!
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15.2 hrs
Posted: September 10
A must play for any fans of the Ghostbusters franchise and hands down one of the best movie based tie-in games of all time. If you're like me was turned off by the 2016 reboot and wished for a third movie, this is the game to get to satisfy your needs.

+ The voice acting from the original cast
+ Graphic wise, still looks pretty good for a game that came out 7 years ago
+ Well written and humorous
+ Satisfying and challenging gameplay
+ References and Easters eggs galore!

-None that I can think of! ;)
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Better then the new movie.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Best game made from a movie ever!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
So I just binged on both movies and then played the game, and I gotta tell you, that was a nigh perfect experience.
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283 of 300 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
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.
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247 of 273 people (90%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
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.

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)

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-)
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394 of 476 people (83%) found this review helpful
71 people found this review funny
14.4 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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207 of 237 people (87%) found this review helpful
82 people found this review funny
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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228 of 269 people (85%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
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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112 of 117 people (96%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2015
Lately there's been a lot of disappointment expressed over this new Ghostbusters reboot movie, and a lot of people once again wishing for a true Ghostbusters 3. The great tragedy is how many of them will never know that it already existed 6 years ago in the form of this game, and was even called "essentially the third movie" by Dan Akroyd. The main 4 cast members all return to voice their characters (Rick Moranis is absent, tragically), and even a decent amount of side characters come back to reprise their roles.

The premise of the game is pretty simple. Instead of playing as one of the Ghostbusters themselves, you play as a new recruit, who is about as self-insertion fodder as you can get. Aside from being totally mute, he isn't even given a name, with the main cast just referring to him by various different names like 'cadet' and 'new guy' because they "don't like getting too attached to the recruits". This means that there's no time wasted introducing a new character, and instead you just get to feel like you're on a ghostbusting tour with the fan favorites. One of my favorite aspects is how well the proton stream and new wearpons are brought into the game; you get other attachments that serve as other weapons throughout the game, but the proton beam is used to capture ghosts, done by damaging the ghosts enough to weaken them and then grappling them and slamming them into walls and other objects until they're dazed enough to be captured in a ghost trap. The proton beam leaves scorched spots wherever it contacts with a surface and almost everything in the game's areas are destructible, so every encounter with ghosts inevitably results in a once pristine location being reduced to a scorched disaster, making you feel just like the comical menace to bar mitzvahs, libraries, and hotels that the Ghostbusters are.

Unfortunately, the PC port of the game isn't that great. It was poorly optimized at launch, and while modern day computers should handle it fine, if your computer is a bit dated you might want to wait for an upgrade (though even on my modern PC I still dropped from an average of 120 FPS to around 8 to 11 during the final boss fight). Though no matter what your specs are, there's no dodging the mouse acceleration, which still haunts the game so badly that even the Ghostbusters wouldn't pick up if you called them to deal with it. Ghostbusters has probably the worst mouse controls I've seen in a game (barring games that just don't have them, like Dark Souls), and while it is playable enough that I've completed the game twice, it's not what I'd call acceptable, and if you're comfortable playing with a gamepad I would recommend using that instead.

But ultimately, while the port isn't that great, and the game does decline in quality gameplay-wise for the last hour or so, I'd still recommend the game to anyone who's a fan of Ghostbusters. It's only $10, and while the story might feel a bit too much of the same, it's still as close to a Ghostbusters 3 as I feel we're ever going to get.
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103 of 111 people (93%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
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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