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

    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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lolwut
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Not a bad game. Paid $10 on special. My advice, however: Turn up the dialogue in the Options and bring down the other sound. For some reason, the dialogue gets drowned out quite a bit, especially Venkman.
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Hailey
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Absolutely horrible experience. The PS2 version was better performance wise by far. Mouse lag and fps dropping below 60 at the slightest movement.

0/10, would not recommend for PC.
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sgtCooper
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
One of the best games based on the movies!
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Mwen
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I'm only a few hours in, but... if you love GB, take your money and buy this instead of going to see the new thing. There's a cool vibe here where you feel like you're hanging out with the original cast. The mechanics aren't super complicated, but they create a simulation where you're wrangling ghosts, actually forcing them into your trap. The destruction you cause is awesome -- puts you into the hotel scene throughout the whole game. Plus, they do a great job letting you experience the original ghosts without forgetting the original movie or outright copying it. The models look slightly stiff and dated during cutscenes, but that's easy to forgive with the voice cast and the cool creepiness of ghost hunting, where you're heading down a dark hall and furniture starts to rise. Also, the PC version really, REALLY needs multiplayer -- you can tell it would be a perfect fit. Still, it's easily worth the 10 bucks.
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UnlistedNinja
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Fun game. Brings the nostalgia to you of being a ghostbuster, and seeing the cast and crew. It's a love note, and is essentially the third movie. Not like the nickolodeon one that's coming out...:/
Play this. It has more going for it. <3
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Pixelbuster
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
This is the TRUE Ghostbusters 3, gameplay still holds up and the story is easily accessible to old and new Ghostbusters fans. Highly reccommend you give this a go.
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Bane328
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
It is a really fun Ghostbusters game and probably the only good one. It's a third person shooter style of game which feels kind of like Gears of War.

Pros:
Good Story
Good voice acting
Original Cast
Fun Gameplay
Visually it looks awesome even on the lowest settings

Cons:
Controls can be clunky at times
AI is not the smartest. You will be fighting over the capture of a ghost sometimes.
Once or twice in the game the difficulty will spike immensely
Game is pretty short.

Despite these cons it is still an amazingly fun game.
8/10
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Spooples
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
This game is better than the new Ghostbusters movie.
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Diekid
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Recommended if you want a Ghostbusters experience, do not play it for the gameplay.

The Ghostbusters "mood" is 10/10 in this one, music and voices are all there. Some of the models are slightly stylized but it's fine. Some of the voice acting sound distant and like they were given bad directions (espescially Bill Murray who sound completely uninterested in anything going on).

The gameplay is pretty much a standard xbox 360/ps3-era third person corridor shooter with some unique combat mechanics. There is hardly any exploration, except for random hidden trophies. Controls are poor with mouse and keyboard. It has some of the strangest mouse acceleration I have ever felt (or complete lack of any acceleration). I recommend a xinput controller (360 or xbone works).

I made the mistake of playing it on the "normal" difficulty, I would recommend putting it on casual to experience the story. Works on my Windows 10 machine without any problem.
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Officer Meow Meow Fuzzyface
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
If you ever wondered what Ghostbusters 3 would be.

Well, this is it.

Also it's cheaper than seeing the remake.
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Fygment
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Story is good, and it's awesome to have the origional cast do the voice acting, but unfortunately poor gameplay mechanics ruin what could have been the triumphant return of the ghostbusters.

If you have a lot of patience and you love Ghostbusters, this might be worth it just for the story (it is pretty good), but as a game I can't recommend it.

5/10
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FrontRUSSIAN
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
This game is real Ghostbusters 3 we all wanted.
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The Last MethBender
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
I got called a misogynist for considering this game to be the canon Ghostbusters 3.

10/10 would get ♥♥♥♥ on by feminists again.
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Boomtwack
( 14.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
buy this instead of seeing the new feminist ghostbusters movie
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Qwertze
( 18.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
See about this game.
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DavidGX
( 15.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
The ACTUAL Ghostbusters 3. A really fun game, especially for fans of the original (good) Ghostbusters movies. I highly recommend it.
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Dibus
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Written by the original writers, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters: The Video Game makes you feel like a Ghostbuster. It's one of the few experiences I've had playing a video game based on a movie franchise that legitimately makes me feel like I'm in a cinematic experience. Simultaneously, the game play is unique and intriguing onto itself.
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Magnus Deacon
( 26.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
This has been one of my favorite games since the first play through. It's the Ghostbusters 3 we always wanted but never got.
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morgansgoat
( 50.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
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EyeOfTheMind86
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
This game is simply brilliant. Whoever was a big fan of the original movies about the Ghostbusters won't get disappointed by this game. It has many references from the movies as well and the characters are based on the original actors.
The gameplay structure remembers Gears Of War but is obviously edited to resemble the Ghostbusters style. You can do exactly what you see in the movies: Fire your lasers weakning your ghosts and then send them inside your pocket trap.
Everything resembles the movies so you will really feel as a Ghostbuster yourself.
The boss battles are amazing and the game itself isn't that easy so you can enjoy a good challenge as well.
I recommend this game to the fans of the series and i suggest to whom doesn't know anything about the characters to try this game out. Is really worth it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
103 of 127 people (81%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
buy this instead of seeing the new feminist ghostbusters movie
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29 of 29 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
I've enjoyed watching the Ghostbuster films as a kid, but never played any of the 8-bit and 16-bit games based on the franchise.
So, this is the very first GhostBusters game I've ever played and Finished to completion.

According to Dan Aykroyd, this game is considered as GhostBusters 3. It even carries on from GhostBusters 2, but with very slight inconsistencies. Does't affect the game though.

The story is good, written by Dan Aykroyd and the late Harold Ramis. I enjoyed it, all the trappings of GhostBusters are in it, including some great Venkman One-Liners.

Gameplay, I've enjoyed. At times the controls can be abit finicky, especially the Gears-Of-War-inspired run button that sometimes irritates me. The AI of the ghostbusters can be erratic to the point where it will cause you to die and restart to the last checkpoint. Towards the end of the game, specifically the Stone Angels by the Cemetary Gate, the difficulty is ramped up for no reason, it becomes the hardest section to beat and is needed to carry on. Very very weird.

Graphically, it is passable but dated by 2016 standards. Even though the game came out in 2009, it shows its age abit.
On my Nvidia 970, I have noticed that the framerate changes from 60 to 30, depending on what is happening onscreen. Sometimes a battle sequence is at 60fps and a walk through of a level is 30 and vice versa. This could be how the game was ported to PC though.

Audio, no issues here. Neither hate or love it, job gets done.

Is the game worth (as of 02-05-2016)US$10?
For huge fans of the franchise, yes. All your wims of GhostBustordium are met and slightly exceeded.
For everyone else, hold out for a discount. I bought mine for US$3 during a flash sale.
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
The ACTUAL Ghostbusters 3. A really fun game, especially for fans of the original (good) Ghostbusters movies. I highly recommend it.
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25 of 34 people (74%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
I got called a misogynist for considering this game to be the canon Ghostbusters 3.

10/10 would get ♥♥♥♥ on by feminists again.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
This game is simply brilliant. Whoever was a big fan of the original movies about the Ghostbusters won't get disappointed by this game. It has many references from the movies as well and the characters are based on the original actors.
The gameplay structure remembers Gears Of War but is obviously edited to resemble the Ghostbusters style. You can do exactly what you see in the movies: Fire your lasers weakning your ghosts and then send them inside your pocket trap.
Everything resembles the movies so you will really feel as a Ghostbuster yourself.
The boss battles are amazing and the game itself isn't that easy so you can enjoy a good challenge as well.
I recommend this game to the fans of the series and i suggest to whom doesn't know anything about the characters to try this game out. Is really worth it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Written by the original writers, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters: The Video Game makes you feel like a Ghostbuster. It's one of the few experiences I've had playing a video game based on a movie franchise that legitimately makes me feel like I'm in a cinematic experience. Simultaneously, the game play is unique and intriguing onto itself.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Recommended if you want a Ghostbusters experience, do not play it for the gameplay.

The Ghostbusters "mood" is 10/10 in this one, music and voices are all there. Some of the models are slightly stylized but it's fine. Some of the voice acting sound distant and like they were given bad directions (espescially Bill Murray who sound completely uninterested in anything going on).

The gameplay is pretty much a standard xbox 360/ps3-era third person corridor shooter with some unique combat mechanics. There is hardly any exploration, except for random hidden trophies. Controls are poor with mouse and keyboard. It has some of the strangest mouse acceleration I have ever felt (or complete lack of any acceleration). I recommend a xinput controller (360 or xbone works).

I made the mistake of playing it on the "normal" difficulty, I would recommend putting it on casual to experience the story. Works on my Windows 10 machine without any problem.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
why no multiplayer the ps3 version has it. also this game is the best
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
If you ever wondered what Ghostbusters 3 would be.

Well, this is it.

Also it's cheaper than seeing the remake.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
This game is real Ghostbusters 3 we all wanted.
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84 of 91 people (92%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
The Ghostbusters 3 we deserve.
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45 of 54 people (83%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
10/10

This game does not contain Melissa McCarthy.
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
This is Ghostbusters 3. This is it. All you're gonna get. RIP Egon.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
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This is essentially the third movie.

The Real Ghostbusters 3.

R.I.P. Harold Ramis, at least you never got to see the abomination that is the reboot.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
What the new Ghostbusters movie should have been
Bill Murray/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
This game is absoloutly fantasitic, with the actors and writers directly from the movies this game's plot feels like it could make a legit movie, I loved being able to explore the Ghostbuster's Headquarters even going as far as listening to their answering machine, many of which were memorable. Despite its age the game holds up well. In what other game can you do battle with the spirits of Confederate and Union soldiers in the middle of a Civil War museam exibit?
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Lots of fun, and it was lots of fun to hear the original actors in the game.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Pretty good game for a Ghostbusters 3 movie.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
This game is a real gem.

A Ghostbuster's game could have gone a few different directions. It could have been a forgetful, crudely put-together experience, which was in all respects marginal. It could have been a terrible affront to an incredible brand.

What we have here is a perfectly lovely game which does adequate and respectable service to The movies and to its players. The design of the game and progression of the story feels cinematic, and the real voices make it feel genuine. It plays tight and looks great. Perhaps most importantly, the art, music, and style of the game is completely in line with the movie, its all there.

Highly recommend.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
29.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Those looking for an authentic Ghostbusters experience, look no further. This video game was written by Dan Akyroyd and Harold Ramis, voiced by the original crew, revisits places from the movies and is extraordinary fun to play. For many fans, this is the 3rd canon Ghostbusters.
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