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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The Milk Man
2.1 hrs
Posted: August 24
I ♥♥♥♥ing love this game, it is just like everyone says. Just pretend that the new movie doesn't exsist and instead this is the new ghostbusters movie and it's a ♥♥♥♥ing blast.
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35.6 hrs
Posted: August 20
Cannon Ghostbusters at its best. No need to watch the reboot... this is the movie and experience you've been waiting for, if you're into Ghostbusters.
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9.9 hrs
Posted: August 20
Good story. Medicore game. Die, wait for dialougedie, wait for dialouge.
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71.7 hrs
Posted: August 20
This game is one of my favorites. I love the story and the graphics.This game can really make you feel like a ghostbuster. My only problem with it is that you can't play as any of the origanal ghostbusters.But other wise this game is great and after you catch a ghost it makes you wanna say, we came we saw we kicked its,well you know what I mean.
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14.0 hrs
Posted: August 18
Best Ghostbusters game 10/10 if you're a Ghostbusters fan I recommend this to you! This Storyline makes sense and almost feels like the unreleased Ghostbusters 3!
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1.8 hrs
Posted: August 17
very god

- story ok
- controls ok
- graphics ok
- sound ok
overall great
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7.8 hrs
Posted: August 17
good game but a bit short and easy only took 6 hours of game play time. I would recomend the game for the fun and if you like me and old enough to remember the orignal movies the cast and some of the ghosts make it worth a buy.
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11.3 hrs
Posted: August 15
Ghostbusters: The Video Game may very well be the only thing we will ever see resembling a (real) third movie for the series. The story picks up where the second movie left off with an all new disturbance that sets off a chain of events requiring the ghostbusters to spring into action once again, this time with a new recruit (you) in charge of testing new and extremely dangerous equipment. You also spend some time re-visiting locations from the previous movies as well as a few familiar faces and specters.

Gameplay is similar to any over-the-shoulder style shooter and your character handles pretty well, especially when he dodges. Ghosts operate on a sort of pokemon logic where you have to damage them until their health meter dips into the red before wrangling them with the capture beam into your ghost trap. You get a variety of different weapons and purchasable upgrades that all add some sort of utility in addition to being a different style of damage (slowing monsters, tethering things, slamming objects, etc). Most of the weapons are actually useful for specific situations and I didn’t find myself using only one type of attack for the majority of the game, which was a welcome bit of variety since in a lot of games with multiple weapon types it’s typical for a good chunk of them to be totally unused or ignored.

The game throws a few boss battles at you here and there and they’re generally a bit challenging, but what is unfortunately more challenging is the absolutely lackluster AI. I probably spent 1/3 of the game reviving my teammates and if you play on any higher level difficulty you will likely be doing the same. The other ghostbusters have a bad habit of getting knocked down when out of sight or in the middle of a swarm and while they can raise each other, you will absolutely need to pitch in once the second one drops or it will start a chain reaction of repeat incapacitation and reviving, ending in you being the only one left alive. Once you’re all down it’s back to the last checkpoint and this can be particularly frustrating if you were near the end of an encounter or boss fight. I hear the original release of this game on console had multiplayer and I really wish they hadn’t stripped it out of the PC version because this game would be loads of fun to play with friends instead of barely-functional AI.

Despite the flawed AI, and a few performance issues with the final battle (massive FPS drop), I have absolutely no other criticisms of this game. The characters are acted out perfectly by their original actors, something unheard of in most movie-video game adaptations. The combat is actually fun and challenging, and once you figure out how to babysit the AI they become less of a hindrance and more of a “get out of incap free” card. The graphics are pretty decent for a game released in 2009 and you can tweak a settings file to put in some anti-aliasing if you feel like it. Considering the fact that you can pick up this game for less than $5 during sales, you’d be doing yourself a real disservice if you were to pass up on such an underrated gem.
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Scary Skeleton
3.5 hrs
Posted: August 15

If you're a fan of the classic Ghostbusters, especially the first movie with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harlod Ramis, and Ernie Hudson, the you WILL be a fan of this game.

The dialogue is SO spot on that it's amazing and makes you feel like you're part of Ghostbusters III.

The graphics have aged well, especially considering this game is almost a decade old. The faces move nearly perfectly with their lines in custscenes and it's not hard to look at.

There were only a couple parts that have frustrated me:
1) The aiming can be a bit wonky. With a mouse, it feels like the aiming up close goes way too slowly and far away is way too quick. Using a controller makes that smoother, but you lose fine motor control, which can make putting ghosts in the traps a pain if you're alone (meaning sans Egon, Ray, etc.).
2) Sometimes the game can use the same exact elements for totally different situations, leading to confusion and death. For example, there's a spot where these weak book ghosts are flying in swarms, but you have to run up some crumbling stairs and are rushed by Egon and Ray. This led me to believe that I needed to sprint through past the enemies. I died. Then I tried fighting them and got nowehere (they kept respawning). I realized then it was a PUZZLE. There had been puzzles before, but not like that. I got past it easily enough, but be ready for things to shift up on you.

That aside, if you love Ghostbusters or feel the 2016 movie wasn't good enough for you, PLAY THIS.
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its the internet getoverit
9.4 hrs
Posted: August 15
better than the new moive also i have nothing agianst the female actors it was the lines that sucked it could have been a good moive if the moive producers thought and put time into it. also feminist people go to hell this is about our child hoods stop makeing it about you fu#k u ur like alex a stupid fu@king nig#ers all alike.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
What a game. It has all the original cast, great fun and unique gameplay, and the excellent writing the franchise is known for. This has been given Aykroyd's blessing as the spiritual third film that never was. They used what was originally going to be the script for a third film and instead created this love letter to fans. Even though it is from 2009 the graphics have aged well. In fact on my GTX1070 I played it at super sampled 4K resolution and it looked very crisp and sharp. Can't recommend it enough!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Writen by the one and only Dan Aykroyd and the late Harold Ramis, I finally understande why this is considered the third "movie" of the OG GBs.
And not a queefing joke or SNL skit in site this, game was a refreshing back to the basics of dark humor.
I had my jumps in the spooky dark and a bunch of laughs as the OG crew banter about with eachother just to lighten the mood in a dire situation. The villan was neatly written and not some cartoon stareotype.
You can actually tell that the writers put some actual thought and used more than two brain cells to put together a good story and a plot and wittingly tie all the original spooks and characters together while adding a few new ones.
If you love the GhostBusters then buy this over spending 14$ on a movie ticket for a forgettable reboot.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Its fun game to play!
The story is very good too!
I love thats game!
And its fun and worth the money!

It is so cheap! and worth even more!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Very fun game that is perfect as the 3rd ghostbusters story. I will say though that the difficulty varies in very strange areas. Many of the fight segments with multiple basic enemies are significantly more challenging than the majority of the boss battles (the spider witch was confusingly easy). Some of the melee areas, most notably in the graveyard, were ♥♥♥-numbingly annoying. Fighting off the ground-spawning headstone crabs and zombies while avoiding a golem and attempting to catch multiple ghosts in the air was not very enjoyable, nor was the onslaught of kamikaze angels that you had to attempt to attach to a gate 3 times whilst bombarded with flaming arrows and yet more crab-stones. It didn't help that ray, who you are with for that whole segment, adamantly refuses to stop dying, especially when seconds away from resuscitating you. So yeah, it's hard, but the game on the whole has very well designed levels, the gameplay is engaging in that the act of trapping ghosts is genuinely fun, and the story is pretty cool (not to mention its great hearing the original cast again), and it is without question a better game to purchase than the wretch that is the new 2016 game. Also, this one's $10 and the other is $60.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Fun game all around. If you're a fan of the (real) Ghostbusters movies, you'll have a blast with this game.
The story is a fun look into what happened after the events of the 2nd movie.
Game play is very similar to a "Gears of War" style.

Closest thing to a 3rd Ghostbuster movie we'll ever get
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Feels like Ghostbusters 3. This is as close are we are going to get to a true sequel. Great game, still hold up.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
This is the real Ghostbusters 3. I loved it before the reboot film and I love it even more now. R.I.P. Harold Ramis.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Terminal Reality did an awesome job. The game feels right in every way. Great writing. Great story. Great gameplay.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
EVERYONE! Play this game! NOW! This is the actual sequel to Ghostbusters your looking for! BUY IT! WORSHIP THIS GAME!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Love the story, love the gameplay but played years ago when it first came out and wanted to support the developers.
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