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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 This Evil Dead inspired map has an extensive outdoors section.
Ghost Master Windows The Headless Horseman pursues his prey.
Ghost Master Windows The main menu.
Ghost Master Windows ... and zoom in to view the mayhem up close.

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 (5234)

The Press Says

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Oct 03, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
NowGamer Macintosh May 23, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Nov 19, 2003 17 out of 20 85
FiringSquad Windows Sep 12, 2003 84 out of 100 84
Gamesmania Windows Jul 16, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Play (Poland) Windows Aug, 2003 8.1 out of 10 81
Macworld Macintosh Feb 25, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Nov 14, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
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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