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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repdetect0
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Believe the hype! This game may be a little older, but it is an absolute loveletter to everything that made Ghostbusters so well regarded by fans. All of the original cast, excellent details of the "science" and arcane aspects, pretty funny, very cool ghosts, and, as everyone claims, it's essentially the third Ghostbusters movie done as a game. I got it on Steamsale for $2.50 and it is easily worth the full price.
A slight warning though: it can be a bit harder than you may think it will be. The tutorial is in depth in the database, but you are kind of thrown into it with brief direction, so in the heat of things, you may want to re-read all of the things your gadgets can do. Also, upgrade as much as you can whenever you can.
Works well with PC compatible xbox controller.
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RisicoWolf
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Ghostbustin' makes you feel good! This game makes you feel like you're part of the Ghostbusters team as they go through an epic adventure involving plenty of laughs and jumps. Must play if you're a fan of the series, or are disappointed by the 2016 movie/game.
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[NF]Sniper Dave
( 18.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Theres not much to be said none of the other reviews haven't already said about how awesome this game is. The only real problem I have with it is that we did not get the Multiplayer component of the game on PC like the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game came with. I loved the multiplayer on 360 and really wish it was brought over to this version of the game as well.
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Fred Durst
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Let's watch.
this is gonna be a greeaat game.

Wow....

I'm going to play it.
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ThePeelzGrabber
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
If you're a fan of the Ghostbusters films (the originals anyway), this game is a must play! It brings back Dan Aykroyd and (the late) Harold Ramis to write the script, for one thing, and another, the original ghost busters (plus a few other characters) return to voice their respective roles!

You play as "The Recruit" an otherwise nameless character who is just trying out to be a Ghostbuster. I sort of wish there was a co-op with this game, but that said, you do get to play alongside the other awesome ghostbusters almost at all times, so I guess I can't really complain.

The gameplay is fairly simple, and they teach you how to do everything well enough. The look and feel of the game certainly matches the films, so they nailed that. You'll also find the trademark Ghostbusters humor intact. It's a genuinely funny game, while also delivering a few creepy moments, before bringing you back to chuckle again.

There are many easter eggs throughout the game that fans will appreciate, from a nametag of a certain character on a wall, to a large painting that talks to you, and if you've seen Ghostbusters 2, you know which one I'm talking about.

Another cool thing is you get to visit some iconic places from the film, beside the Ghostbusters' Firehouse, which you can freely walk around in and check things out, you get to go to the Sedgwick Hotel from the first film, among others.

Overall, this game feels like the Ghostbusters 3 we all hoped we'd get, but now sadly never will. The humor, the look, the cast is all here in true form. You'll laugh, you'll cheer and maybe get a bit spooked, but you'll have a great time doing it all.

I highly recommend it for anyone, fan or not, to check out! I promise you'll come away with a smile...and maybe a ghost or two as well.
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Venkman
( 31.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
It's probably the greatest movie-licensed video game of all time. Seriously. Maybe this and Rockstar's "The Warriors."

As a big, big fan of "Ghostbusters" (it's my favourite movie franchise along with "Back to the Future") I find that it is so, so faithful to the movies and it is so carefully crafted you can just tell a lot of heart went into making this game.

All of the guys are back: Venkman, Spengler, Stantz and Zeddemore including the original actors from the first two movies. It has a story that was ACTUALLY written by the folks at Terminal Reality, but with edits from Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis (they also wrote "Ghostbusters").

It is a game that came out in 2009 but have recently found myself getting sprung back into it due to the new "Ghostbusters" reboot... which I will attempt to draw back judgement on... for now, at least.

The game is "Ghostbusters III" in every sense of the word. Talks of "Gozer the Gozerian," Dana Barrett, the "Terror Dogs," "Stay Puft" and so so many more references from the first two movies (oh, also including "Vigo the Carpathian" (the paranormal portrait from the second movie) in the firehouse).

The gameplay is so fun too! Some people may say it is repetitive, but what else could you expect? I couldn't tell you because I'm pretty happy with it.

I remember when I was 9 or 10 years younger I dreamt of either a "Ghostbusters III" or a video game that was a continuation of the canon "Ghostbusters" universe. I got my wish, luckily too, because the movie and the game were in development hell for years. I followed rumours of the game when it was trying to find funding and publishers -- even the publishing was a bit shaky too.

It's important to mention how hard it was to convince Bill Murray to come back as he has always been reluctant to do another "Ghostbusters" product since the second movie.

You must get this game. It's so spectacular! Oh, sorry, I said that to some effect already didn't I?

Atari treated the PC version like garbage however. They refused to release the multiplayer on the PC (I also initially bought this on the PS3 when it first released, the multiplayer was really fun). That is the only drawback to it BUT as you can see, I'd pretty much rate this game a solid, fun-packed, ghostbustin' video game that fans of "Ghostbusters" will love and people who may not even be into "Ghostbusters" that much will love too!

So yeah, go get it because "bustin' makes me feel good!".

R.I.P. Harold Ramis a.k.a. Dr. Egon Spengler.
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Christhulhu
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Killed the Marshmallow Man.
Destroyed the whole interior of a hotel.
Slimed him.

10/10
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STooGE$$$$, Carmine Ocean
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
Nice little action game. At first it felt too cheesy as it followed the first movie storyline way to closely. But it definitely gets better. The game is very consolized but you get used to the controls and the weapons. I recommend playing on Experience difficulty because otherwise I think it would have been much too easy.

If you are a fan of Ghostbusters, you're sure to like it.

Having all the original cast as voice acting was a huge plus. Who you play (Rookie) has no voice.
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Cris P. Bacon III
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Great game. Ghostbusters is my favourite movie. they really made a good job doing this.
WHEN THERES SOMETHING STRANGE IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
WHO YA GONNA CALL???
no really who...
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Bacon Pancakes
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
As a Ghostbuster fan, this was fantastic. I like that they had the original cast do the voices as well as being written by Dan and Harold. Definitely recommend this game.
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33 of 46 people (72%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Unlike the 2016 reboot, this isn't a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ cashgrab.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Ever wanted Ghostbusters 3 to be a thing but also wanted to be a ghostbuster yourself?
Well here ya go.

Ghostbusters: The Videogame really is great, but only because of the Ghostbusters coat of paint. You run around and reel in ghosts and shoot at generic spookies which would be kinda boring if you didn't do it in the whole 'Bustin getup with your sweet lil' proton pack and the other Gostbusters in tow. One of the best things about this game is that the voice acting is done, for the most part, by the original actors (Murray, Aykroyd, Ramis, Hudson, etc.)
All I'm saying is: if you like Ghostbusters, consider buying this game. If you don't like Ghostbusters, then why are you here, broh.
Ok let's look at the important stuff:

Plot:

Ok so there's ghosts and things but the important part is that it's written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis

Gameplay:
-An essential thing to note is that you, throughout the course of the game, unlock four different proton stream things, each serving a different purpose and each having a special attack or ability.
-The enemies tend to either be destructible objects brought to life or just straight up ghosts. The ghosts tend to be the most difficult as they need to be captured.
-You have access to a half life physics gun stream that is used to wrangle ghosts, solve puzzles, and move debris.

Graphics:

-Is good, looks good
-the proton pack is filled with detail which is ♥♥♥♥ing great

ok now that that's out of the way let's talk about the pros and cons

Pros:
-It's Ghostbusters
-But not the new Ghostbusters
-As in it's the original one with Bill Murray and that one guy whos last name is spelled weird
-somewhat above average gameplay
-excellent graphics that still hold up (for the most part)

Cons:
-several of the boss fights feel underwhelming
-occasional lag discharge

My final verdict is that this game is great, even though it's a movie game.
I'll give it a neat ol' 8/10
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21 of 33 people (64%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
IF THERE'S SOMETHING STRANGE
SLEEPING IN YOUR BED
(LEMMIE TELL YOU SOMETHING)
IF THERE'S SOMETHING WEIRD
SLEEPING IN YOUR BED
(LEMMIE TELL YOU SOMETHING)
BUSTIN MAKES ME FEEL GOOD
(BUSTIN BUSTIN BUSTIN BUSTIN BUSTIN BUSTIN BUSTIN B-B-BUSTIN
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
It's Ghostbusters III. And it is a GOOD Ghostbusters III.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
If you're a fan of the Ghostbusters films (the originals anyway), this game is a must play! It brings back Dan Aykroyd and (the late) Harold Ramis to write the script, for one thing, and another, the original ghost busters (plus a few other characters) return to voice their respective roles!

You play as "The Recruit" an otherwise nameless character who is just trying out to be a Ghostbuster. I sort of wish there was a co-op with this game, but that said, you do get to play alongside the other awesome ghostbusters almost at all times, so I guess I can't really complain.

The gameplay is fairly simple, and they teach you how to do everything well enough. The look and feel of the game certainly matches the films, so they nailed that. You'll also find the trademark Ghostbusters humor intact. It's a genuinely funny game, while also delivering a few creepy moments, before bringing you back to chuckle again.

There are many easter eggs throughout the game that fans will appreciate, from a nametag of a certain character on a wall, to a large painting that talks to you, and if you've seen Ghostbusters 2, you know which one I'm talking about.

Another cool thing is you get to visit some iconic places from the film, beside the Ghostbusters' Firehouse, which you can freely walk around in and check things out, you get to go to the Sedgwick Hotel from the first film, among others.

Overall, this game feels like the Ghostbusters 3 we all hoped we'd get, but now sadly never will. The humor, the look, the cast is all here in true form. You'll laugh, you'll cheer and maybe get a bit spooked, but you'll have a great time doing it all.

I highly recommend it for anyone, fan or not, to check out! I promise you'll come away with a smile...and maybe a ghost or two as well.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
This is the closest we will ever get to a Ghostbusters 3 movie. So if you are a fan of the two movies I would recommend you grab a copy of this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Great game. Ghostbusters is my favourite movie. they really made a good job doing this.
WHEN THERES SOMETHING STRANGE IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
WHO YA GONNA CALL???
no really who...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Best ghostbusters game ive ever seen altough theres no multiplayer at this time I know of its still amazing!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Every good thing you've heard about this game is 100% true! As some one who never really wanted a Ghostbusters 3, turning it into a game was the best thing they could do. A great addition to the franchise and over all just a fun game. The banter alone make it worth playing. But the gameplay itself is also very fun. It retreads some ground from the first film before going into the new story, which was probably the best way to make it feel like they threw you straight into one of the movies. Awesome game! Highly recommend it! :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
As a Ghostbuster fan, this was fantastic. I like that they had the original cast do the voices as well as being written by Dan and Harold. Definitely recommend this game.
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