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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 The level intro cinematics explain your goals and show you where to find trapped ghosts to recruit.
Ghost Master Windows Lets spook in the amityville house
Ghost Master Windows Between missions, you can buy new powers for your haunters with "gold plasm", a reward based on your prior performance.
Ghost Master Windows For some reason, mortals act strangely when everything around them bursts into flames.

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 (5224)

Critic Reviews

Withingames Windows Sep 21, 2003 5 out of 5 100
GameSpot Windows Aug 26, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamesmania.de Windows Jul 16, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Macworld Macintosh Feb 25, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Dec 16, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Chronicles Windows Oct 10, 2003 7.9 out of 10 79
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Jun 13, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Joystick (French) Windows Jul, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jun 27, 2003 13 out of 20 65
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Jan, 2004 3 out of 5 60

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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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