Ghost Master

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Description

Ghost Master is an innovative sim/strategy game with puzzle elements. The player works for the Haunter Committee, an astral realm organisation responsible for managing hauntings, possessions and all manner of astral disturbance. Starting with a small team of ghosts, the player must complete a number of missions in and around the city of Gravenville, recruiting new ghosts from the sites they are haunting to aid them in their future missions.

Screenshots

Ghost Master Windows Choose a house for haunting
Ghost Master Windows Camera control is full 3D with complete freedom of movement.  Zoom out for strategic planning...
Ghost Master Windows This Evil Dead inspired map has an extensive outdoors section.
Ghost Master Windows Ive seen dead people here

Alternate Titles

  • "鬼魂大师" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Повелитель ужаса" -- Russian spelling
  • "Guihun Dashi" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

Who are THEY gonna call? Windows HandofShadow (49)
The Planchette Points To Yes Windows Terrence Bosky (5227)

Critic Reviews

Withingames Windows Sep 21, 2003 5 out of 5 100
PC Gamer Windows Dec, 2003 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot Windows Aug 26, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
NowGamer Macintosh May 23, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Armchair Empire, The Windows Nov 06, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
4Players.de Windows Jun 17, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Gamesmania.de Windows Jul 16, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Nov 14, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul, 2003 71 out of 100 71
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Nov, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

Ending

Not satisfied with the ending of Ghost Master? There is an additional bonus scenario with a more "conclusive" finish that you can download. Class of Spook 'Em High is a 144M level that gives you a chance to unleash your veteran haunting force on (you guessed it) a high school. Along the way, you might also earn eternal peace for your haunters.

There is a catch however. The scenario is only for the UK release of the game (although it apparently works with some US versions also). You can find the bonus level with a web search for "bonus_Scenario.exe" (and other Ghost Master related terms).

Extras

Some U.S. editions of Ghost Master came with a coupon for a free copy of the movie Ghostbusters on DVD. The offer cost $3.95 for shipping and Handling and expired at the end of 2003.

References

Has references to popular horror movies like Evil Dead, Poltergeist, Ghostbusters, Sleepy hollow, Amityville Horror or Blair Witch Project. Also to TV shows like Emergency Room.

Information also contributed by ClydeFrog

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