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Ghost Rider (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Ghost Rider is an action game set after the events of the movie of the same name, which is in turn based on the Marvel Comics character.

You are Johnny Blaze, who sold his soul to a demon named Mephisto for noble reasons. Now, some rogue demons have escaped from hell and Mephisto needs to to destroy them before they cause him trouble. If you don't, he'll take your girlfriend back to hell with him.

Ghost Rider attacks with his flaming hellfire chains in a manner similar to God of War. If he uses a variety of moves and avoids being hit, it fills a vengeance bar. The more this meter fills, the more souls he gets from enemies he kills. Souls are used to purchase new moves and extras like additional characters. There are some shielded enemies where you must have a minimum vengeance bar to damage them. There is also a spirit gauge, which is essentially a special meter and is also built up by attacking. It allows the uses of special moves, like your shotgun.

There are also Hellcycle levels, where you must successfully avoid obstacles while destroying enemies with the bike's hellshots attacks and your chains.

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Ghost Rider PlayStation 2 Menu screen.
Ghost Rider PlayStation 2 Title screen.

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Gamesmania Mar 01, 2007 71 out of 100 71
games xtreme Mar 07, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Meristation Feb 16, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2007 6.75 out of 10 68
PSX Extreme May 05, 2007 6.6 out of 10 66
Softpedia Feb 28, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
Eurogamer.de Mar 08, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Digital Entertainment News (den) Mar 21, 2007 5 out of 10 50
GameSpy Feb 20, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
IGN Feb 14, 2007 4 out of 10 40

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