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...
User reviews: Very Positive (369 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 16, 2009

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"A loving homage to the franchise that's worth it for fans. Hit or miss writing, questionable fan service, and peformance hitches hold it back, however."

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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
Helpful customer reviews
103 of 111 people (93%) found this review helpful
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
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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89 of 99 people (90%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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.

Pros:
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)

Cons:
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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35 of 43 people (81%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Ghostbusters: The Videogame stays remarkably true to the films, even though it is not a direct adaption of one of them but the characters and the entire setting have been transferred masterfully. Nostalgia galore!
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
46.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Really fun game to play through. If you grew up with the Ghostbusters movies, toys, and cartoon you should get a kick out of this game. Game play is good, graphics look very nice not dated even now, voice acting is great and storyline was well written. As of 2014 you should be able to find it pretty cheap, so no excuse to not pick this one up.
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25 of 36 people (69%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
BUSTIN' MAKES ME FEEL GOOD
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Are you a fan of the two Ghostbusters films? Ever wish there would be a third? Rejoice, for this game is the next Ghostbusters movie! This has been ported from the Xbox/Playstation game and looks great even today. Although the graphics for the character models are a little outdated, the game looks fantastic except for the close ups.

More importantly it's incredibly fun to play . This epic adventure is literally like being in the third movie. All the original Ghostbusters are in the game and voiced by the original actors, plus the game script was written by the same two who wrote the movies. (Harold Ramis (Egan in GB) and Rick Moranis (think Dark Helmet in Spaceballs))

So awesome! If you'ver ever enjoyed a Ghostbuster film, you owe it to yourself to try this game, it's super cheap right now too! I can not recommend this enough!

Warning: size is something like 6 GB, be aware if you have limited access.

Known bug: Windows 8 users, if you get an 'Access Error' bug start the game with USB controllers either unplugged or turned off.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
The tone of this game fits in perfectly with the two movies.

A great game but you will need a controller, as the mouse acceleration is unbearable. Also the checkpoint system doesn't make checkpoints during the in-between mission sections (at home base), so if you're not careful you can end up skipping these sections.
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19 of 32 people (59%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
It has Bill Murray in it.

50000000000000000000000000000/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
It's rare that a movie-licensed game does anything but mud up the overall impression of its source material. Ghostbusters: The Videogame is one of the rare exceptions. It lives up to the expectations of the fans of the old movies and animated TV-series. Better yet, it's more than just a functional tack-on and reliving of the movies. It offers its own new characters, environments and stories into the mix. Okay, so it's functionally a third person shooter with the Ghostbusters theme firmly attached on top, but is that really a bad thing? I can honestly not think of a better way to make a game about the ghostbusters and their escapades. It's as quirky and funny as the movies, and has as many encounters with a variety of ghosts as are featured throughout the animated series.

If you have any affection at all for the Ghostbusters license, even if it's just a tiny little bit, then go and buy this game now that it's finally back on Steam.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Do you like Ghostbusters? Then you will be happy, because it has a lot of busting of ghosts.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
The game that brought us Ghostbusters 3. You should definitly give it a try if you have ever watched Ghostbusters 1 and 2. It captures both the movies greatly and I was even more amazed that they could get the whole cast to get this voiced.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Ghostbusters the game brings back all that was good about the first movie. It is a fun, witty, and well-made game that reunites the original cast. The game plays like a movie in many ways. The graphics still hold up well. The gameplay is fast and well done. This game is well worth the money even if you do not like the movie, this is still a solid game on its own merits.
My only main criticism is I found it a bit short.
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
this is 1 of the best ghostbusters game ive ever played in my life!
even though termenal reality created a few ♥♥♥♥y games like walking dead survival instink and a few others.but this game i will remember them for.
what makes this game fun:
1.you get to play with the old ghostbusters gang
2.get to catch ghosts
3.good graphics for its age
4.get payed in game for catching ghosts [in the game only]
5.the story is about 10 hours long
6.challenging game
7.scaning stuff
8.collecting artifacts for cash
9.see artifacts that you collected in the ghostbusters HQ
10.and lastly the game has a few jump scares
11.fight stay puff marshmellow man
12.save manhatten
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
This game rules! It is like a new ghost busters movie. I can't believe they got such a great voice cast: All of the original ghost busters, Peck, the Mayer, Vigo the Carpathian, others. . .

Totally worth the $3 I spent on it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
I had fairly low expectations for this game. I picked it up on sale for £2 to give it a go because I adore the films. Upon getting a few hours in I have found myself to be extremely surprised by just how good the game is.

Graphically it looks lovely (for a 2009 game, at least), and runs smoothly without any issues. The sound, music and voice acting is spot on (all main cast members do the voice overs). It "feels" exactly like you are in a Ghostbusters film. The characters chat and joke with eachother and the humour from the films is here in abundance. The sound of zapping ghosts with your proton pack is pure joy.

You take on the role of a "rookie" Ghostbuster, recruited to help the team. A lot of locations from the original film show up in the game, which are great fun to visit. The combat is refreshingly fun and different.

Although the multiplayer is sadly missing from the PC version (I was very bummed out by this), I can safely say this game is good - great if you are a fan of the films. For the money I paid, it is WELL worth it. If you fancy a bit of Ghostbusters nostalgia - this is the game to play.

Jimbo Rating: 7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
I heard this game is short. So I'm taking my time with it. And honestly I am loving every minute.
Get it. Got it. Good.

100/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
When I reviewed this for OXM, I gave it an 8 out of 10; it clearly had a few rough spots (co-op AI's a little brain dead), but the trapping mechanic and setpieces were undeniably fun and worth any action/adventure gamer's time. But as a Ghostbusters fan, it's a 10 -- a total love letter to fans, featuring performances from the original cast and a story from Aykroyd & Ramis. For all purposes, it's Ghostbusters 3, delivering everything hardcore fans would want from another film, with tons of references and in-jokes for the faithful. Absolutely worth your time and money.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Have you ever wanted to be a Ghostbuster? If so, this is the game for you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
About the fist 72% of the game history is amazing, the last part is just crap, but it's a great game, good gameplay and you can fell like you are a real Ghostbuster =P (Just got back in time here)
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
This is an awesome game. Very glad that it is back on steam. I played through it on the PS3 and man does the game look better on the PC. This is a must buy for every Ghostbusters fan. It is basically a third movie. You have all of the original actors back in action. Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis. The gameplay is fun, the story does its job and the game just drips with nostalgia. Best Ghostbusters game ever made and one of the most memorable games of the last console cycle. Of course on PC it runs great. High framerates and if you force AA through your control panel then it looks brilliant as well.
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