I ain't afraid of no Ghostbusters game.....anymore. I wouldn't have been able to say that before 2009 when Ghostbusters: The Video Game was released though. How good is this game? Well in the first month and a half the game sold over one million copies and I was one of them who contributed to that number. Did this game sell that many copies because it was a Ghostbusters game or because fans would have bought anything Ghostbusters at that time?
The game begins two years after the Ghostbusters two movie and they are training a new recruit who is just called "Rookie" and that character is who you will be playing. The year is 1991 and its Thanksgiving Day and for some reason a shock wave of some sort hits the city and you find yourself hunting down ghosts with the ghost buster team and so begins the game.
The first thing you will notice is just how meticulous the developers were in every detail. They made the headquarters just they way it was in the movies, right down to the decor, items and office equipment. If that wasn't enough you will hear that the voices for all the characters in the game are the exact ones from the movies! That's right Ghostbuster fans, they were able to get all the original actors to do the voices for there characters in game. Even the most iconic figure in the game, the Ecto 1, is kept to its original form down to every detail including the license plate.
The single player game is just phenomenal, I am not going to get into the story plots of the game, but you do fight the Stay Puffed marshmallow man early on in the game and it build up form there.
The multiplayer side of this game is ok, not super fantastic but ok. It was developed by another company entirely and in a way that's good because it left the original developers to devote all available time to the single player campaign.
The Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions of this game are by far the best ones out there, however the Wii version was rendered more like a Saturday morning cartoon and it wasn't one I myself would ever touch. I am sure kids out there liked it allot but as for me growing up with the Ghostbusters and having the two movies on DVD I never wanted to see a skimped down version of the game.
Originaly when the game was on Steam it didn't have any support for the Xbox360 controller, but after an update, not sure when it was because I left it for so long (didn't like playing this with Keyboard and Mouse) it now suuports the controller.
If your considering this game for the Xbox 360 or PS3 you won't be disappointed. This used is now back on Steam after a long hiatus and being sold for $9.99. Its the best Ghostbusters game ever and is worth a play.Pro's
- Original actors took up there roll and vocied their characters
- Harold Ramis was still alive when he vocied his character *we will miss him
- Everything Ghostbuster realted was placed in the game with care
- Sounds, music, and characters bantering all in place as it should be
- You will be left wanting more
- Multiplayer sub par and was never really needed
- No Coop
I give this game: