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Ghostbusters: The Video Game

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
77
3.9
Windows
76
4.0
Xbox 360
80
4.3

User Reviews

That's a big Twinkie. PlayStation 3 Big John WV (25276)
The Best Way To Not Be Afraid of Ghosts. Xbox 360 Guy Chapman (1744)
“Ray, when someone asks you if you are a God, you say yes!” Xbox 360 MasterMegid (897)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 13 3.9
Windows 17 4.0
Xbox 360 10 4.3
Combined MobyScore 40 4.0


The Press Says

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100
WindowsGameZebo
Ghostbusters fans would be crazy to pass this one up, but even if you’ve never watched the movies, there’s a lot to love about this demonically fun adventure.
92
Xbox 360GamingTrend
I’ll admit to loving this game more than a bit. It is a great deal of fun with only a few instances where you feel like you are in over your head. The action is fast and furious and you can destroy practically everything in sight with your very own proton pack. The camaraderie of the original ghostbusters coupled with your battles alongside them make for some seriously fun gaming. Now take an original storyline correctly focusing on the big bad guy from the first film (not the one you’re thinking) and that fleshes out the universe even more than we could have hoped for and you are hip deep in win.
91
Xbox 3601UP
In the spirit of full disclosure, I must confess that I played the game on "casual" and enjoyed the ride, but feel free to prove your e-manliness by taking on the hardest difficulty level. The combat is good, but I didn't really want to play it where I would most likely die a lot. As a Ghostbusters fan, this game came through by delivering an entertaining experience with plenty of laughs and just the right amount of action.
91
Xbox 360Gaming Age
I definitely suggest picking up Ghostbusters, especially if you're a fan of the movies. Some of the appeal will definitely be lost if you've never seen the films before, but even then the core gameplay is sufficient enough that I think most people will have no trouble getting into it. It doesn't break a lot of new ground outside of the whole capturing ghosts bit, and it's easy to see where the game has taken inspiration from other third person shooters, but I wouldn't hold that against it. It looks great, sounds great, and it's a lot of fun to play. Definitely not a purchase you'd be disappointed with.
90
Xbox 360True Game Headz
Simply put; a new “Ghostbusters” game could have gone very wrong. It’s a movie franchise that is known for not having the best track record when it comes to video games, and the latest game in the series could have easily followed in its predecessor’s footsteps. However, something went very right with the latest release for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 from Atari. It was as if someone actually cared about this release, and finally went the extra mile to make a “Ghostbusters” game that the fans would truly appreciate. Sure, it’s not Ghostbusters 3, but it is funny, well written, and expertly executed, and, as long as you can overlook a few of the game’s flaws, it’s a solid release, whether you’re a fan of the movies or not.
88
Xbox 360Mygamer.com
Really, this game is something Ghostbusters fans can really get themselves behind. While the gameplay has some flaws, it is on the whole solid, and there is enough game there to enjoy for a good length of time. Strong presentation, though, makes what would normally be considered a good game, great. Every Ghostbusters fan needs to buy this game, and everyone else can buy this game with confidence.
87
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
The dedication to translating the finest qualities of the Ghostbusters franchise into a great video game shows through in every facet of the game, making it easily one of the best licensed games to arrive in years.
87
Xbox 360Atomic Gamer
It can't be stressed enough how much fans of this franchise will adore this game. Hell, they could probably just spend hours exploring the firehouse and ogling the Ecto-1. And once they've saved New York in the solo game they can jump into co-op and multiplayer modes for additional ghost-hunting action. There's lots of quality content here, but what'll really resonate is the authenticity of this experience. As a third-person action game I'd rank Ghostbusters as above average, but as an interactive event that captures the spirit (pun totally intended) of the franchise, I'd say it's out of this world.
85
Xbox 360Lens of Truth
When it comes down to it, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a game that will be required to consider your gaming catalogue complete. There’s no way around it, this is a game that reminds us that we’re supposed to have fun AND have a good story at the same time.
85
PlayStation 3Good Game
The game also has multiplayer which is ridiculously exciting for a fanboy like me, but we weren’t able to check it out with our offline codebut we’re tol dit’s a series of maps, where you compete for cash. There’s not much else to say about the game really – it’s pretty short, it’s over before I finished my sandwich under 6 and a half hours and some of the enemies can get a bit grindy but this is a great game and it’s totally for the fans. I’m giving it 8.5/10 Rubber chickens.
85
WindowsGameZone
Sure, this might not be the “perfect” Ghostbusters experience, but think of it this way: an old franchise, rebuilt from the ground up as a video game, for multiple platforms. See? You were expecting something awful, but this is a genuinely fun game to play. Go ahead, breathe a sigh of relief, and enjoy this outstanding revival of an old favorite.
85
PlayStation 3Peliplaneetta.net
Ghostbusters-faneille peli onkin lähes pakkohankinta. Myös niille, jotka ovat kyllästyneet ainaiseen räiskintään ja aseilla tappamiseen, voi olla vaihtelua vaihtaa rynnäkkökivääri protonireppuun ja ryhtyä haamujahtiin. Ghostbusters on pelkkänä toimintapelinäkin toimiva paketti.
85
Xbox 360Play Magazine
The gang’s all here—well, except for Louis. Terminal Reality might have created the only true Ghostbusters game, ever, but it’s about as good as we could have asked for (could have used more Murray, though). Who you gonna call? Atari for some DLC.
85
Xbox 360Gamernode
Honestly, I'm surprised by how well Ghostbusters turned out. I expected a game that would have solid writing, but gameplay that got boring or was never fun. Instead, we have a game that not only has spectacular writing, but also very good gameplay. It's fun, it's entertaining, it's funny, and at times spooky. In short, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is everything that something with the Ghostbusters name should be. If you're a fan of the Ghostbusters franchise, you definitely need to play this game.
85
Xbox 360GameZone
While a full-on co-op campaign would’ve been awesome, there’s still plenty to love here for Ghostbusters fans. The game was made with a definite sense of appreciation for the original films, and stands well against any other action game out there, even without its license. Sure, it's got some problems, but it's still everything a true fan could hope for.
85
PlayStation 3Play Magazine
The gang’s all here—well, except for Louis. Terminal Reality might have created the only true Ghostbusters game, ever, but it’s about as good as we could have asked for (could have used more Murray, though). Who you gonna call? Atari for some DLC.
85
PlayStation 3Gamernode
Honestly, I'm surprised by how well Ghostbusters turned out. I expected a game that would have solid writing, but gameplay that got boring or was never fun. Instead, we have a game that not only has spectacular writing, but also very good gameplay. It's fun, it's entertaining, it's funny, and at times spooky. In short, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is everything that something with the Ghostbusters name should be. If you're a fan of the franchise, you definitely need to play the game.
85
PlayStation 3Play.tm
Nonetheless, Ghostbusters: The Video Game manages to recapture the look and atmosphere of the movies so incredibly well, that it's impossible not to give it a hearty recommendation. The story remains suitably compelling and entertaining throughout, but it's the intuitive controls and strength of the ghostbusting itself that'll keep you playing. It's by no means perfect with the odd glitch or instance of slowdown cropping up now and again, and some in-game dialogue occasionally repeats itself, but none of it matters though, because the fact is that Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a real contender for best movie to game transition of all time. If you're a Ghostbusters fan, you need this. It's that simple. In conclusion, if this were a Twinkie, it would be a Twinkie thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds. And that's one big Twinkie.
85
PlayStation 3IGN UK
This is where things get difficult then. Minus those Ghostbusters trimmings, Terminal Reality has crafted a blisteringly energetic, entertaining experience. It might lack variety on a basic level but it’s still engagingly solid, if not out-and-out spectacular. As a Ghostbusters game though, its pitch-perfect authenticity makes this a practically irresistible proposition for anyone old enough to remember shoving a shoe box on their back and chasing the cat around with the Hoover nozzle. So where does that leave us then? Easy – thoroughly non-committal. There’s enough here to entertain newcomers and diehards will likely to love it. Pick your camp and head .5 in either direction. Meanwhile, we’ll sit right in the middle - hey, there’s a Zuul in our fridge and we’re not afraid to use it.
85
PlayStation 3games xtreme
Overall, Ghostbusters is a really good game. It will last you around 8-10 hours and even more if you dive into the multiplayer aspect of the game. It plays well and capturing ghosts is the highlight of the game. There is a lot of fan-service in the game and you’ll be chuckling at some of the comments and banter between the team. A solid performance and the best way to do a movie-based game: don’t bother to shoe-in the movie, make your own story and forget the events of the film.
85
PlayStation 3Jolt (UK)
Nonetheless, Ghostbusters: The Video Game manages to recapture the look and atmosphere of the movies so incredibly well, that it's impossible not to give it a hearty recommendation. The story remains suitably compelling and entertaining throughout, but it's the intuitive controls and strength of the ghostbusting itself that'll keep you playing. It's by no means perfect with the odd glitch or instance of slowdown cropping up now and again, and some in-game dialogue occasionally repeats itself, but none of it matters though, because the fact is that Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a real contender for best movie to game transition of all time. If you're a Ghostbusters fan, you need this. It's that simple. In conclusion, if this were a Twinkie, it would be a Twinkie thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds. And that's one big Twinkie.
84
Xbox 360Pelit
Ghostbusters ei ole mikään moderni klassikko, mutta peli tavoittaa monessa suhteessa elokuvien hengen. Uudelleenlämmittelyjen tapaan myös haamujengi luottaa nostalgian voimaan, sillä lapsuusmuistot palasivat mieleeni jo pelin introssa. Jokainen 80-luvulla syntynyt on jossain vaiheessa teipannut äitimuorin imurin selkäänsä haamunpyydystystarkoituksessa ja vähän myöhemmin käyttänyt samaa laitetta fritsujen tekemiseen. Oi niitä aikoja.
84
PlayStation 3IGN Australia
As stated in the intro, Ghostbusters won't change the way you think about videogame design, but it will change the way you think about licensed games. The gameplay isn't brilliant, but this is a loving third installment to a cherished franchise, and we thoroughly enjoyed the journey.
83
Xbox 360Entertainmentopia
No matter what, Ghostbusters: The Video Game was worth the wait, and while the adventure is short lived, its thoroughly enjoyed, sure there’s problems here and there with dodgy gameplay mechanics that do pull you out of the story, but ultimately this is a story driven piece and its easily enjoyed by anyone who loves the series, can quote both movies start to finish, and needs to do some serious bustin’.
83
WindowsGame Revolution
When the smoke has cleared and the proton packs have been depowered, at the end of the day, Ghostbusters: The Video Game got the job done, though at times that job is about as tidy as the Sedgewick Hotel dinning room after an extermination. There are some flaws, including the lack of a local co-op mode, however there is just so much that was done right that you can't help but have a blast. It may not be everything you ever wanted out of a Ghostbusters game, but it's as close as you're going to get to perfection at this point. [And just be happy it was finally released. ~Ed.] So, what are you waiting for? Call them.
83
Xbox 360Gaming Nexus
Even if you're too young to remember the original Ghostbusters movie, there's enough action, comedy and drama in this spectacular 3D adventure to warrant a look. And who knew that the Ghostbusters would make for such a fun multiplayer experience? Ghostbusters: The Video Game is definitely worth a call!
83
PlayStation 3The Video Game Critic
The game is not glitch free, and I actually had to restart it at one point. The game saves frequently, but I never spotted an indicator, which made me extremely nervous about quitting a partway through a level. How hard is it to display "saving" on the screen anyway?? The game has a multi-player mode, but it's on-line only (boo!). I can nitpick, but at its core the game succeeds in fleshing out the Ghostbusters world and immersing you in it. Movie-licensed games don't have the best track record, but Ghostbusters: The Video Game is consistently enjoyable.
83
PlayStation 31UP
In the spirit of full disclosure, I must confess that I played the game on "casual" and enjoyed the ride, but feel free to prove your e-manliness by taking on the hardest difficulty level. The combat is good, but I didn't really want to play it where I would most likely die a lot. As a Ghostbusters fan, this game came through by delivering an entertaining experience with plenty of laughs and just the right amount of action.
83
Xbox 360Game Revolution
When the smoke has cleared and the proton packs have been depowered, at the end of the day, Ghostbusters: The Video Game got the job done, though at times that job is about as tidy as the Sedgewick Hotel dinning room after an extermination. There are some flaws, including the lack of a local co-op mode, however there is just so much that was done right that you can't help but have a blast. It may not be everything you ever wanted out of a Ghostbusters game, but it's as close as you're going to get to perfection at this point. [And just be happy it was finally released. ~Ed.] So, what are you waiting for? Call them.
83
PlayStation 3Game Watcher
Recapturing the look and atmosphere of the movies to perfection, it’s impossible not to be completely endeared by Ghostbusters: The Video Game. The narrative penned by Aykroyd and Ramis remains suitably compelling and entertaining throughout and the strength of the gameplay mechanics aided by tight, intuitive controls will keep you playing. It’s might not be perfect with the odd glitch or instance of minor slowdown cropping up now and again, but none of these tiny niggles matter, because Ghostbusters: The Video Game is otherwise superb. So, cast your doubts aside, because the Ghostbusters are back and they’re most definitely here to save the day once again.
83
Xbox 360Extreme Gamer
If you aren’t a fan of the films then you might not find anything special here. You might simply think it to be yet another third person action game. That’s fine. The game obviously is not for you then. This one is for the fans…FINALLY!
82
WindowsYouGamers
What can I say - Ghostbusters: The Video Game succeeds in being a proper Ghostbusters game with a good storyline and gameplay that fits the setting and gets a thumbs up for that. On the other hand, it is embarrassingly linear with almost zero replayability and the PC version omits multiplayer modes found on the consoles. At least it is priced accordingly, offering reasonable value.
82
Xbox 360XboxAddict
With a great story (albeit short) and the actual cast voicing their original characters, even if you are somewhat of a Ghostbusters fan, this game deserves to be beside your Ghostbusters I and II dvds and is big enough service to the fans to please almost anyone. Whatever you do, just remember to never ever cross the streams!
82
PlayStation 3GameZone
You don’t have to be a fan of the movies to really enjoy Ghostbusters: The Video Game but if you are you are in for a very pleasant surprise. Sure, the game isn’t perfect but there are more than enough good qualities to make this a game worth buying.
82
Xbox 360ActionTrip
Perhaps one of the best ways to get a kick out of this one is going into action against hordes of paranormal beings with a mate. The multiplayer is great fun, offering. Choosing one of the original Ghosbusters while taking out ghosts in co-op - now that's the stuff. The sad part is that you cannot enjoy the main campaign in co-op, which we have observed as an omission, considering the setting and the whole team spirit thing, heavily encouraged in the movies. If you're playing alone, the game definitely has its charms thanks to the humor and cast. Gameplay wise, it's never quite as fun as when you head out on a ghost hunt with your buddies in multiplayer.
81
Xbox 360Planet Xbox 360
The others, such as Survival – a mode where players fight through a gauntlet of rounds against ghosts – are also thoroughly exciting. Altogether, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a joyous title that will have fans standing up in applause of the job well-done by the development team. Sure, the loading times are painful and the lips aren’t synched to the voices, but that won’t stop players from having a rousing time trapping ghosts. Here’s hoping that Harold Ramis and the rest of the Ghostbusters’ gang can continue forward with same amount of passion with Ghostbusters III and continue to revive the franchise. If Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a sign of things to come, then fans should have no worries about their favorite series returning to its former glory.
81
Xbox 360TeamXbox
For whatever Ghostbusters: The Video Game is lacking purely as a game – and really, it’s not that much – it more than makes up for it in the production. We should hold it up as a model not just for movie into video game translations, but as an example of how you treat a beloved institution right when making a video game about it. No longer should we accept pale imitations when we know it can be done like this.
81
PlayStation 3Wonderwallweb.com
Overall Ghostbusters is a fantastic game, sure it has its flaws but if you look by these you will see a game which represents the film wonderfully. Any fan of the cult series will love this game and I can guarantee you that if you splash out on Ghostbusters then Busting WILL make you feel good.
80
PlayStation 3PlayFrance
25 ans après, les Ghostbusters reviennent nous faire rire au travers d'une nouvelle expérience qui nous permet d'intégrer l'équipe et de chasser du fantôme nous-mêmes. Le jeu n'est pas exempt de défauts, sa linéarité et sa réalisation technique en deçà des normes actuelles ne plairont pas aux plus exigeants mais son ambiance, sa jouabilité et ses nombreux clins d'oeil le destinent aux fans avant tout. Une expérience à vivre uniquement sur PlayStation 3 … pour le moment.
80
Xbox 360Xboxygen
Ghostbusters est un jeu à licence plutôt réussi arrivant a retranscrire l’univers, l’ambiance , et l’humour des œuvres originales avec brio tout en apportant sa dose d’originalité. Le titre devient incontournable pour tous ceux qui ont aimé les films Ghostbusters, et juste intéressant pour les autres qui auront probablement de plus grandes priorités à l’heure actuelle. On regrettera juste qu’Atari ait fait un mauvais choix marketing d’exclusivité, privant l’Europe de jouir pleinement de ce jeu.
80
PlayStation 3Pelaajalehti
Jos Ghostbusters loistaa virallisena sarjan jatkumona, ei se pelinäkään jää paljon jälkeen huipputasosta. Grafiikka on tyyliltään prikulleen elokuvien hengen mukaista ja tekniseltä tasoltaan aivan riittävän hyvää.
80
PlayStation 3Game Positive
By the time you have saved the world and handed the city its bill, you will have spent roughly seven hours with Ghostbusters, though the game is substantially lengthened by its multiplayer component. If you're a fan of the Ghostbusters movies, this title is a must buy. For those who were born a little too late to catch the craze, the game is still worth your time, but you may want to check out the movies first. While the core gameplay does nothing outstanding, Ghostbusters: The Video Game captures the atmosphere and comedy of the movies well enough to satisfy anybody with even the slightest interest in catching ghosts.
80
Xbox 360Game Positive
By the time you have saved the world and handed the city its bill, you will have spent roughly seven hours with Ghostbusters, though the game is substantially lengthened by its multiplayer component. If you're a fan of the Ghostbusters movies, this title is a must buy. For those who were born a little too late to catch the craze, the game is still worth your time, but you may want to check out the movies first. While the core gameplay does nothing outstanding, Ghostbusters: The Video Game captures the atmosphere and comedy of the movies well enough to satisfy anybody with even the slightest interest in catching ghosts.
80
PlayStation 3Good Game
In the game extras, Dan Akroyd says that this is the 3rd Ghostbusters movie, and you can see there’s lots of love gone into the script and art design. It wouldn’t be the same without the original cast, and our only complaint is that it’s short, 8/10 from me.
80
WindowsDarkZero
Despite these gripes, Ghostbusters is an outstanding and thoughtfully assembled title. It is all the more impressive when one considers the fact that this is a multiplatform release, and essentially a new addition to the storyline of a franchise. It might not be the crown jewel of a summer gaming experience, but it’s certainly worth playing – especially if you’re a fan of the films.
80
WindowsThunderbolt Games
Like any game, getting the basic gameplay mechanics right means you can have a fun and unique experience every time you play. Ghostbusters succeeds here, right where it counts most. A great variety of ghosts to tangle with, coupled with the great pacing of investigative tracking missions, makes Ghostbusters one hell of a romp. The fact that it is essentially a “movie” game built for a multiplatform release makes this feat even more impressive, in my book. Sure, the game has its faults, and a co-op mode would have been amazing, but this is still an outstanding little package. Ghostbusters old and new, rejoice. Your time has come.
80
Xbox 360UOL Jogos
"Ghostbusters: The Videogame" é um grande trabalho, feito com muito cuidado para agradar aos fãs da já antiga série cinematográfica. Já que o terceiro filme nunca chegou a sair do papel, esta é a melhor oportunidade para revisitar o quarteto de caçadores de fantasmas, com incrível grau de envolvimento e fidelidade. Com produção caprichada, diálogos inspirados e muita ação, é com certeza um dos mais marcantes lançamentos de 2009.
80
PlayStation 3UOL Jogos
"Ghostbusters: The Videogame" é um grande trabalho, feito com muito cuidado para agradar aos fãs da já antiga série cinematográfica. Já que o terceiro filme nunca chegou a sair do papel, esta é a melhor oportunidade para revisitar o quarteto de caçadores de fantasmas, com incrível grau de envolvimento e fidelidade. Com produção caprichada, diálogos inspirados e muita ação, é com certeza um dos mais marcantes lançamentos de 2009.
80
Xbox 360XBox Evolved
Ghostbusters The Video Game is a fun romp into the world of the Ghostbusters that captures the look and feel of the original movies with an all-star line-up, great visuals and sound, all wrapped up in a funny and engaging script. This is a no-brainer for fans, and thanks to the incredibly fun and easy to get into “Gears of War style” gameplay newcomers should have no problem getting into it either, just make sure you watch the movies afterwards!
80
Xbox 360IGN
If you dug the movies, there's no reason that you should be disappointed with Ghostbusters: The Video Game. There are some moments that cause the game to stumble, but you're getting a new tale in the Ghostbusters canon, fun gameplay, a whole bunch of stuff to destroy, and some cool ghosts to scan. I felt that the game's ending was a bit flat and the romantic interest was forced, but Ghostbusters is a hell of a ride.
80
Xbox 360GameSpy
No need to wrap this up with some maudlin "they did the movie justice, gosh dangit," speech. Ghostbusters is a fun, accessible game, whether you're a fan of the films or not. It's also the best game based on a film franchise since The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. And it's got one up on that game, anyway, since Vin Diesel is nowhere in sight.
80
Xbox 360GameDaily
None of these complaints, however, should prevent you from playing the game. Ghostbusters, despite its faults, is a wonderful journey through one of Hollywood's most beloved franchises, complete with funny dialogue, addictive shooting and buckets of slime. It's the closest you'll probably come to actually saving Manhattan from evil, aside from those imaginary adventures in your backyard.
80
Xbox 360Gamervision
Ghostbusters was almost the game we’ve spent twenty years waiting for, but it isn’t. The gameplay is just about there, the presentation is spot on, and the script has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, but the lack of cooperative play seems downright wrong. The game is, however, the Ghostbusters movie we’ve wanted for a long time, and will likely be closer to the original films than the mysterious and oft-delayed Ghostbusters III. More fun than it is good, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is still absolutely worth playing for fans of the films, and is filled with enough content to win over any shooter fans simply looking for something different.
80
Xbox 360Games Radar
Simultaneously a new Ghostbusters movie and an enjoyable videogame. Rough around the edges, but the superb scripting and unique humour make this a breath of fresh air.
80
Xbox 360GamePro (US)
Like Goonies and Back to the Future, Ghostbusters is one of those classic film franchises that a lot of gamers remember fondly from their childhood. From Cameron's review, it sounds like the developers did a good job of keeping things faithful but as was my suspicion after getting a couple of preview demos, the ghostbusting gameplay gets a little repetitive after a while. Still, the multiplayer modes and nostalgia factor are enough to convince me to play it.
80
Xbox 360Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
All around, I found the actual hunt and capture to be worthy of repeat play. Slamming a ghoul around a fragile room and into the waiting light of a trap is something I’ve always dreamed of doing, and it may very well be reason enough to pick this up. Some frustrations will surely find you along the way, but the Ghostbusters experience is something any fan of the movies will truly enjoy. Bustin’ really does make me feel good!
80
PlayStation 3GameCell UK
As stated before I was pretty excited about the prospect of this game and although I've had a few gripes I still think it has succeeded to deliver. I have repeatedly come back for one more go to progress a little further, as it’s a pleasure to play, rather than a chore to complete. My kids have loved playing it too and the "normal/experienced" skill level has the difficulty balanced just about right. Not too easy to breeze through, but easy enough so when you work out a ghost's weak points you'll get them in the next few tries. So if you're a fan of the series it’s not a bad blast. 25 years on and the Ghostbusters are still looking good!
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PlayStation 3Meristation
La I.A. de los otros cazafantasmas también se podría mejorar algo, asi como una curva de dificultad en ocasiones no muy bien implementada, pero por regla general reluce mucho la imaginería que se ha incluido en cuanto a fantasmas, escenarios, y posibilidades. Un juego divertido de jugar, de oír sus buenos diálogos, de disfrutar de la sensación de ser un cazafantasmas y de admirar el trabajo de recreación a nivel visual de los personajes, su gestión facial y sus rayos de protones. Parece que por fin las licencias cinematográficas pasadas al videojuego pueden tener su punto de partida positivo…
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PlayStation 3IGN
If you dug the movies, there's no reason that you should be disappointed with Ghostbusters: The Video Game. There are some moments that cause the game to stumble, but you're getting a new tale in the Ghostbusters canon, fun gameplay, a whole bunch of stuff to destroy, and some cool ghosts to scan. I felt that the game's ending was a bit flat and the romantic interest was forced, but Ghostbusters is a hell of a ride.
80
PlayStation 3Games Radar
Simultaneously a new Ghostbusters movie and an enjoyable videogame. Rough around the edges, but the superb scripting and unique humour make this a breath of fresh air.
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PlayStation 3Gameplayer
Ghostbusters: The Video Game does not quite have the charm of the films, nor does it have the depth and technical prowess of either system’s AAA titles, but we’re all better off for its existence. When it’s on form the game is a thrilling blend of pretty visuals, great physics and challenging action and when it loses its way it still never tramples on your childhood memories, providing the voices, the music and the icons that’ll keep fans happily busting on to the very end. Here’s hoping that Terminal Reality’s effort inspires more revivals of this kind in the near future.
80
PlayStation 3GameSpy
No need to wrap this up with some maudlin "they did the movie justice, gosh dangit," speech. Ghostbusters is a fun, accessible game, whether you're a fan of the films or not. It's also the best game based on a film franchise since The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. And it's got one up on that game, anyway, since Vin Diesel is nowhere in sight.
80
PlayStation 3GameDaily
None of these complaints, however, should prevent you from playing the game. Ghostbusters, despite its faults, is a wonderful journey through one of Hollywood's most beloved franchises, complete with funny dialogue, addictive shooting and buckets of slime. It's the closest you'll probably come to actually saving Manhattan from evil, aside from those imaginary adventures in your backyard.
80
PlayStation 3Cynamite
Der PS3-Auftritt der Ghostbusters ist tatsächlich eine interaktive Fortsetzung der Kultfilme: Der Humor stimmt, die Story erzählt die Erlebnisse der Truppe gelungen weiter und es gibt sogar ein Wiedersehen mit alten Bekannten wie Slimer oder dem Marshmallow Man. Leider kann das nicht darüber hinwegtäuschen, dass es dem Spielablauf an Abwechslung fehlt und diverse Kleinigkeiten (wie lange Ladezeiten) den Spaß etwas schmälern. Trotzdem: Ich hab schon viel miesere Lizenzspiele gesehen!
80
PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games
There are some presentational issues that let it down, some of the weapons are a little underused, there are large chunks of inactivity and it’s relatively short at just over five hours, but that isn’t quite enough to stop this from being one of the best movie tie-ins in recent memory. They came, they saw, they kicked its ass!
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PlayStation 3GamePro (US)
Like Goonies and Back to the Future, Ghostbusters is one of those classic film franchises that a lot of gamers remember fondly from their childhood. From Cameron's review, it sounds like the developers did a good job of keeping things faithful but as was my suspicion after getting a couple of preview demos, the ghostbusting gameplay gets a little repetitive after a while. Still, the multiplayer modes and nostalgia factor are enough to convince me to play it.
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PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
Overall, Ghostbusters is a really solid game that's worth your time. It may be straightforward and linear, but it is still extremely satisfying and a lot of fun - and ultimately, fun is what makes or breaks a game. The story is a bit on the short side, lasting about 6-7 hours, but the multiplayer events are cool and there is downloadable content in the works as we speak. Even Dan Akroyd has gone on record to say that the game is essentially the third movie in the franchise, and seeing as how both him and Ramis wrote this script too, fans of the movies should expect nothing less than solid quality here. Even though this doesn't tie-in to a Ghostbusters movie, this is still the best movie-licensed game I've played in a very, very long time...maybe ever. Publishers and developers, take note.
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PlayStation 3AceGamez
If you have any sort of enthusiasm for Ghostbusters: The Video Game then you can be sure that Terminal Reality have done nothing so wrong that you should be in the least discouraged from checking it out. It looks good enough, it sounds very fine indeed, and for its short lifespan it plays through in entertaining fashion. There are problems and technical shortcomings, but the overall experience is satisfying enough that it will not likely disappoint. As the famous music winds up and the bold red-and-white motif fades to black, all that's left to ask yourself is the obvious. Who you gonna call?
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WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Ich liebe die Ghostbusters-Filme und habe sie beide sicher schon ein Dutzend Mal gesehen. Entsprechend hoch waren meine Erwartungen an Ghostbusters: The Videogame. Wenn man von der mangelnden Abwechslung absieht und den Titel mit der englischen Vertonung spielt, bekommt man genau das, was man als Fan der Filme erwartet: schnelle Action sowie pseudowissenschaftliche und lustige Dialoge, die auf Deutsch meiner Meinung nach nicht zünden. Wer mit den Filmen schon nichts anfangen konnte, verliert aber schnell die Motivation, bis zum Ende zu spielen.
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WindowsCheat Code Central
Ghostbusters: The Video Game largely accomplishes what it set out to do by telling a humorous tale and bringing fans back into the fold on the franchise's 25th anniversary. The game is full of fun elements, sports an in-depth multiplayer component, and is loaded with fan-service. While I think this is a solid title for anyone interested in action gaming and solid storytelling, it is certainly not a must-buy. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Besides, where else can you blast Class 5 Full Roaming Vapors?
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Ich bin alt genug, die Filme zu kennen, deswegen freue ich mich über jede kleine Anspielung an die Kinoabenteuer der Geisterjäger. Die Verweise und typischen Witzchen sind es dann letztlich auch, die mir die Gespensterjagd versüßen, denn viel Abwechslung bietet der Titel nicht. Deswegen ist es umso unbegreiflicher, dass in der PC-Version der Koop-Modus fehlt. Der kann so schwierig nicht zu portieren gewesen sein. Was bleibt: ein linearer, sehr überschaubar Actionspaß für Fans, der nach wenigen Stunden schon wieder vorbei ist und auch nicht dazu einlädt, ein weiteres Mal erlebt zu werden.
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Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
Ghostbusters: The Video Game largely accomplishes what it set out to do by telling a humorous tale and bringing fans back into the fold on the franchise's 25th anniversary. The game is full of fun elements, sports an in-depth multiplayer component, and is loaded with fan-service. While I think this is a solid title for anyone interested in action gaming and solid storytelling, it is certainly not a must-buy. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Besides, where else can you blast Class 5 Full Roaming Vapors?
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Xbox 360411mania.com
Fans of the movies will love the game, while newcomers may want to rent this to see what it’s about. It’s worth seeing what the game is about, and how it’s supposed to be like the third movie in the series. If you can put aside the lighting problems and glitches, there’s a good game at the core. It’s just weighed down by some slight problems.
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PlayStation 3Vandal Online
Cazafantamas es un buen juego, algo lejos de los grandes de acción en tercera persona en lo jugable y, sobre todo, en lo visual, pero tiene dos grandes bazas que lo hacen único, la enorme originalidad de su planteamiento y la ambientación: la sensación de estar protagonizando una película de los Cazafantasmas, de interactuar, aprender y seguir el camino de un mito ochentero como son. Si desde tu niñez miras de reojo al muñeco de Michelín, y nunca te has atrevido a dar la espalda al retrato de un tirano de Moldavia, no puedes dejar escapar este juego. Si no eres tan fan de los Cazafantasmas, por su originalidad al menos merece un alquiler.
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PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
Ghostbusters: The Video Game largely accomplishes what it set out to do by telling a humorous tale and bringing fans back into the fold on the franchise's 25th anniversary. The game is full of fun elements, sports an in-depth multiplayer component, and is loaded with fan-service. While I think this is a solid title for anyone interested in action gaming and solid storytelling, it is certainly not a must-buy. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Besides, where else can you blast Class 5 Full Roaming Vapors?
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PlayStation 3VicioJuegos.com
En definitiva, Los cazafantasmas: El videojuego no es nada del otro mundo, pero hay que saber valorarlo. Estamos ante un juego sin pretensiones ni complejos, una apuesta diferente que escapa de la fórmula del shooter al uso, con un encanto innegable, una historia llena de sentido del humor y un apartado técnico bien resuelto. Naturalmente, la nostalgia juega a su favor y los fans de las películas ochenteras lo disfrutarán enormemente, pero no deja de ser apto para todos los públicos. Lo peor es que es realmente corto y poco rejugable, pero el multijugador, aunque sólo sea online, le da mucha vida. Una licencia bien aprovechada.
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PlayStation 3Fragland.net
Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a good movie game. Charming, funny and bringing forth perfectly that unique atmosphere that fans will buy the game for. That the gameplay isn't always offering as much depth is something we gladly take along in exchange. A very relaxing game for everyone!
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Xbox 360GameTrailers
Ghostbusters does right by its source material, but more importantly, it ensures that the wacky, imaginative world conceived by Dan Akyroyd and Harold Ramis way back when feels at home in a video game. It may stop and start on occasion, but it's got a whole lot of heart. If you remember the movies fondly, then you'll want to experience Ghostbusters' over-the-proton-pack view of this funky world.
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PlayStation 33D Juegos
Cazafantasmas es un muy buen homenaje a los fans de las películas, y un notable videojuego de acción. Un buen título, nada vergonzante excepto por la innecesaria parte romántica, que nos narra una historia que bien podría ser la tercera parte de la saga. ¿Lo mejor de todo? Captura la esencia de los largometrajes transformándolos en acción en tercera persona muy divertida y sin grandes complicaciones.
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PlayStation 3Jeux Vidéo Network
S’il s’adresse en particulier aux fans de la licence, Ghostbusters possède suffisamment de qualités pour attirer toutes les générations de joueurs. Avec sa plastique impressionnante et son aspect totalement bourrin, le soft de Terminal Reality réussit le tour de force de redonner vie à une saga que l’on croyait définitivement morte.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
n peut légitimement penser que cette adaptation parlera un peu plus aux fans des films qu'à ceux qui n'y portent pas d'intérêt ou ne les connaissent pas. Loin d'être parfait avec ses problèmes de rythme, ses combats un poil brouillons et une certaine redondance, SOS Fantômes a pourtant réussi à faire fructifier son capital sympathie en nous mettant un pack à protons dans les mains et en se montrant fidèle à l'esprit des films. Un produit idéal pour les admirateurs de Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler et Winston Zeddemore.
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Xbox 360GamersHell.com
In the end, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a standout licensed product; one that every movie-game tie-in needs to learn from. With a strong graphical presentation, exceptional acting by the original cast, and subtle humor that has worked well for over two decades, there's plenty to love here. However, once you step back the game as a Ghostbusters fan, you soon discover there's not much holding it together as a strong action-adventure title as it lacks any actual challenge, can become a bit tedious with an over-reliance on bustin' ghosts, and is disappointingly short.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
Ghostbusters The Video Game has some drawbacks, but those sour notes can't spoil a game that, by and large, tickles the funny bone and hits all the notes a Ghostbusters game should. If you're a fan of the films, or just like a little bit of supernatural fun, there's no need to glance about furtively when picking up your copy. Instead, hold your head high, confident that you've spent your money on a fun game worthy of its beloved license.
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PlayStation 3Everyeye.it
Anche senza un comparto grafico di ottimo livello ed una longevità stratosferica Ghostbusters: The Video Game riesce a porsi al di sopra degli action game mediocri, presentando un gameplay piuttosto vario ed uno storyline leggero ma incalzante ed interessante. Alcune lacune strutturali (vedi imprecisione movimenti e mira), tuttavia, non gli permettono di competere con le produzioni più blasonate e mirare così ai gradini più alti del podio. L’esperienza di gioco, arricchita da un multiplayer solido, funzionale e senza pretese esagerate di protagonismo, è insomma godibile nella sua totalità e consigliata soprattutto a chi volesse un action game rilassante e divertente. I fan degli Acchiappafantasmi cinematografici, invece, corrano subito ad accaparrarsene una copia: nonostante le piccole pecche qua e là (non ultima il doppiaggio italiano castrato) Ghostbusters: The Video Game è la proiezione videoludica ideale del brand.
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PlayStation 3PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
Ghostbusters offers some unique gameplay, an amusing story and a lot of fun for fans. Presentation issues hold back the PlayStation 3 version, but otherwise it's the best Ghostbusters game ever.
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PlayStation 3Playstation Universe
Despite our negativity, we wouldn't want you to go away thinking Ghostbusters isn't worth playing. That would be doing the game a grave injustice. While we’d be lying if we said that Ghostbusters will be a title that we’ll still be talking about in the coming months, it's worth letting you know that we did have fun while it lasted and its subject matter provided a refreshing alternative to fighting soldiers and zombies. The ghost trapping mechanic is enjoyable, and the array of mischievous ghosts are fun to do battle against. With its familiar soundtrack and voices, plus some generally impressive visuals, fans of the movies will enjoy Ghostbusters: The Video Game even if they do get a little bored before the end.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot
Ghostbusters The Video Game has some drawbacks, but those sour notes can't spoil a game that, by and large, tickles the funny bone and hits all the notes a Ghostbusters game should. If you're a fan of the films, or just like a little bit of supernatural fun, there's no need to glance about furtively when picking up your copy. Instead, hold your head high, confident that you've spent your money on a fun game worthy of its beloved license.
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Xbox 360Game Shark
Ghostbusters is a much better game than anticipated because I suppose I am hung up on the fact that licensed games, by and large, fail to meet the standards of the license it’s based on – but this adaption of the lore is a success. The gameplay has its faults, many of them really basic design flaws, but maybe it’s nostalgia? Or the fact that I finally get to demolish the Sedgwick Hotel? I think if you strip away the license this ends up being a pretty average 3rd person action adventure – but add the authentic Ghostbusters flavor and you are left with a game that works, if only because it fulfills real childhood dreams of following the four Ghostbusters into the heart of Gozerland. And remember --- “GET HER!”
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
On peut légitimement penser que cette adaptation parlera un peu plus aux fans des films qu'à ceux qui n'y portent pas d'intérêt ou ne les connaissent pas. Loin d'être parfait avec ses problèmes de rythme, ses combats un poil brouillons et une certaine redondance, SOS Fantôme le Jeu a pourtant réussi à faire fructifier son capital sympathie en nous mettant un pack à protons dans les mains et en se montrant fidèle à l'esprit des films. Un produit idéal pour les admirateurs de Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler et Winston Zeddemore.
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Xbox 3604Players.de
Erstmal ein Riesenlob an Terminal Reality: Ghostbusters ist eine der besten Filmumsetzungen, die nicht auf einem Film basiert! Die Figuren sind wunderbar getroffen, das Design ist stimmig, lebendig und voller Ideen, die Kämpfe werden mit irre vielen herumschwirrenden und -explodierenden Objekten ansehnlich inszeniert. Rein technisch gibt es an den Geisterjägern also mit Ausnahme der etwas zu stark glänzenden Gesichter sowie dem gelegentlichen Ruckeln nichts auszusetzen. Spielerisch hingegen haben sich die Entwickler immer wieder selbst geschleimt, denn die Geisterjagd läuft ständig nach Schema F ab: Zuerst taumelt man wie ein verirrter Satellit mit dem PKE in der Hand durch die Szenerie, um einen Geist zu finden, dann bratzt man ihn übertrieben lang mit der Protonenkanone, um ihn schließlich mit der Falle einzusacken - und all das noch ein paar Mal von vorn, bis der nächste Level kommt, der genau so aufgebaut ist.
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Xbox 360That Gaming Site
For fans of the series this is a must-buy. For those that aren't so taken with the movies, not so much.
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PlayStation 3Hellbored
A solid cast added to a recognizable storyline in familiar surroundings will let you almost share and feel the ghost busting experience. Wonderfully created cut scenes and down time in the HQ adds intensity and authenticity to that experience - such as Vigo’s ugly picture from the second movie that spits threats if you get too close. One for fans and newcomers alike, Ghostbusters is a game that won’t take an age to play and seemed not to live up fully to its high expectations. Still it justifiably never takes itself too seriously and as a result was still a pleasurable experience. Different from the rest of the herd, it begs to be played and deserves to be enjoyed.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Ghostbusters is een aardige game die gelukkig niet te lijden heeft onder het "we maken snel een spel voor de film"-syndroom.
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PlayStation 34Players.de
Erstmal ein Riesenlob an Terminal Reality: Ghostbusters ist eine der besten Filmumsetzungen, die nicht auf einem Film basiert! Die Figuren sind wunderbar getroffen, das Design ist stimmig, lebendig und voller Ideen, die Kämpfe werden mit irre vielen herumschwirrenden und -explodierenden Objekten ansehnlich inszeniert. Rein technisch gibt es an den Geisterjägern also mit Ausnahme der etwas zu stark glänzenden Gesichter sowie dem gelegentlichen Ruckeln nichts auszusetzen. Spielerisch hingegen haben sich die Entwickler immer wieder selbst geschleimt, denn die Geisterjagd läuft ständig nach Schema F ab: Zuerst taumelt man wie ein verirrter Satellit mit dem PKE in der Hand durch die Szenerie, um einen Geist zu finden, dann bratzt man ihn übertrieben lang mit der Protonenkanone, um ihn schließlich mit der Falle einzusacken - und all das noch ein paar Mal von vorn, bis der nächste Level kommt, der genau so aufgebaut ist.
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PlayStation 3Gameswelt
Nichtsdestotrotz verzeihe ich der spukhaften Action so manche Schwäche, weil ich einen Traum meiner Jugend endlich ausleben darf: Gemeinsam mit Peter, Ray, Egon und Winston dem Marshmallow-Mann einheizen und Gozers Hintern mit Schmackes in eine Geisterfalle befördern.
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WindowsCheat Happens
For Ghostbusters fans – this game will feel like a long lost love letter. These are the Ghostbusters you’ve come to know and love; it’s just too bad it’s so fundamentally flawed. Still, even with all of its faults – Ghostbusters: The Video Game is an entertaining and fun expansion on a beloved Universe. Hey – who can’t put up with a few annoyances if it means being a Ghostbuster?
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WindowsPC Player (Denmark)
For fans af filmen og fans af 80'er-humor generelt er Ghostbusters svært at komme udenom. De tekniske problemer overtrumfes i sidste ende af en tempofyldt fortælling, der er imponerende tro mod filmen. Bare hold forventningerne lave.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
On peut légitimement penser que cette adaptation parlera un peu plus aux fans des films qu'à ceux qui n'y portent pas d'intérêt ou ne les connaissent pas. Loin d'être parfait avec ses problèmes de rythme, ses combats un poil brouillons et une certaine redondance, SOS Fantômes a pourtant réussi à faire fructifier son capital sympathie en nous mettant un pack à protons dans les mains et en se montrant fidèle à l'esprit des films. Un produit idéal pour les admirateurs de Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler et Winston Zeddemore. En revanche, on déplore la qualité en dents de scie de ce portage PC à l'optimisation peu convaincante et qui voit le mode multijoueur s'envoler.
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WindowsGameSpot
There's a gaping crevasse that PC enthusiasts will be staring into should they choose this version of the game, however: while Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players get a fascinating online experience that extends this relatively short seven-hour jaunt, PC players don't get so much as a glimpse. The discount price helps alleviate this issue, but be prepared to stare down some noticeable signs of console porting, such as minimal graphics options and keyboard-centric menus. Yet these sour notes can't spoil a game that, by and large, tickles the funny bone and hits the notes a Ghostbusters game should, a few exceptions aside. If you're a fan of the films, or just like a little bit of supernatural fun, there's no need to glance about furtively when picking up your copy of Ghostbusters The Video Game. Instead, hold your head high, confident that you've spent your money on a fun game mostly worthy of its beloved license.
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WindowsUOL Jogos
"Ghostbusters: The Videogame" é um grande trabalho, feito com muito cuidado para agradar aos fãs da já antiga série cinematográfica. Já que o terceiro filme nunca chegou a sair do papel, esta é a melhor oportunidade para revisitar o quarteto de caçadores de fantasmas, com incrível grau de envolvimento e fidelidade. Com produção caprichada, diálogos inspirados e muita ação, é com certeza um dos mais marcantes lançamentos de 2009.
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PlayStation 3GamersGlobal
Vorbehatlos empfehlen können wir Ghostbusters - The Videogame leider nicht, und ohne Kenntnisse des Films fehlt vermutlich die rechte Motivation, etwa 12 Stunden lang bis zum Ende durchzuhalten. Wir haben uns, den erwähnten Schwächen zum Trotz, gut unterhalten gefühlt, die eine oder andere Schwächephase mit Reminiszenzen an die guten alten 80er überbrückt und waren am Ende stolz darauf, New York City einmal mehr von den Mächten des Bösen gerettet zu haben!
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Xbox 360TotalVideoGames (TVG)
The single greatest thing about Ghostbusters: The Videogame is the fact it's Ghostbusters. Terminal Reality has done a good job of replicating what was good about the movie: you get to trap Slimer, fight the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and enjoy Ray and Egon's jargon-fuelled banter and Venkman's occasional dry one-liners. If you're a fan of the movies this alone is largely enough to look past the game's failings, such as the repetitive gameplay and dated design.
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Xbox 360Worth Playing
You'll need to enjoy all the free reading you can get out of Ghostbusters: The Video Game because you can kill the single-player campaign in one, perhaps two, dedicated sittings. That roughly seven-hour window was generally enjoyable for me. Then again, I'm one of those people who can be asked, "What did you do, Ray??" and be able to answer. Verbatim.
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PlayStation 3Game Arena
I'm not sure whether this makes the game worth a purchase, but it's certainly made me want to watch the movies again - and isn't that what all good merchandising does? If you're not a Ghostbusters fan this is a definite skip - non-fans might want to try a rental first. Now if only I could get the damn theme song out of my head.
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PlayStation 3Teletext
It's nostalgia first and game second but you'd have to really hate Ghostbusters to not enjoy this tie-in.
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PlayStation 3NZGamer
If you like Ghostbusters and are hankering to participate in all new adventures (written by Dan Aykroyd) with the original team and like the idea of taking direct control of a ghost take-down, Ghostbusters is definitely worth checking out. As a game alone however, ignoring the license, it's pretty basic. If you're not a Ghostbusters fan you're not going to find anything particularly compelling here. As licensed games go, it's above average - but given that the film series it is based on was last seen at the cinemas over 20 years ago, it's a bit of disappointment that it still feels a bit rushed. It could have been (and based on pre-release media, seemed to be) so much better.
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PlayStation 3Gameplanet
So, I liked Ghostbusters: The Game, but I wanted to love it. When it's trying to be a third-person shooter it's boring, when it's trying to be just a Ghost capturing game, it's plenty of fun. However, if you aren't a fan of the movies then there really isn't much that makes this game special or something even worth looking at. For some fans you may be able to ignore what's wrong with the game. But when you consider all the production resources that were thrown at this game, it is a pity that it didn't attain the greatness it deserved to.
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PlayStation 3videogamer.com
If you've been waiting for Ghostbusters 3 or simply a video game that does the classic series justice, Ghostbusters: The Video Game won't disappoint. The attention to detail here shames most other movie-licensed titles and there's plenty of fan service that will please gamers and non-gamers alike. Had the core game been more focussed on the hunting and trapping we'd have had a potential classic, but even with issues (some poor weapons, difficulty spikes, slowdown and disappointing multiplayer) you'll likely have a great time.
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PlayStation 3Eurogamer.net (UK)
If you love the film it's impossible not to like this game, despite its faults. That would be like hating a puppy just because it's got a wonky leg. This might not be the best videogame ever made but it's one of the better movie tie-ins out there, and it's the closest to being a Ghostbuster most of us will ever get.
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PlayStation 3TotalVideoGames (TVG)
The single greatest thing about Ghostbusters: The Videogame is the fact it's Ghostbusters. Terminal Reality has done a good job of replicating what was good about the movie: you get to trap Slimer, fight the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and enjoy Ray and Egon's jargon-fuelled banter and Venkman's occasional dry one-liners. If you're a fan of the movies this alone is largely enough to look past the game's failings, such as the repetitive gameplay and dated design.
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PlayStation 3Eurogamer.pt
O melhor elogio que posso dar a Ghostbusters é o de que realmente parece um Ghostbusters 3 e consegue-o graças a um trabalho de fantástica fidelidade e paixão que nos leva para um mundo onde tudo transpira a essência destes caçadores de fantasmas. Algumas falhas enquanto videojogo comprometem o resultado geral que no entanto pode muito bem vir a figurar entre as melhores adaptações cinematográficas para videojogo.
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PlayStation 3Computer and Video Games (CVG)
It's a classic case of being sucked in by a license; an average shooter resting heavily on the shoulders of an acclaimed movie license. It's not all bad, just don't expect it to be as good as you're probably expecting it to be.
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Xbox 360Gamer.nl
Ghostbusters: The Videogame is prima afgewerkt en is voor fans een feest van herkenning. Hoewel de game over het algemeen simpele spelelementen heeft, kun je het hier moeilijk op afrekenen. Het vangen van spoken en onderzoeken van bovennatuurlijke situaties blijft lang leuk en de aandacht voor detail is indrukwekkend. Alle originele personages en locaties passeren de revue, waardoor je echt het gevoel krijgt deel uit te maken van het Ghostbusters-team.
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PlayStation 3Gamestyle
If you're a fan of the Ghostbusters (who isn't?), there's enough here for you to really sink your teeth into. But once you push aside the nostalgia factor, you start to realise that what is only a good game could have been something special given a few more months development time. Still, it's one of the better licensed games we've played this year.
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PlayStation 3Kombo.com
Ghostbusters: The Video Game is everything I'd hoped it would be when it comes to the story, performances, and gameplay. If it weren't for the technical issues that effect some models of PS3, it would score higher. As broken as it can be at times, I just can't overlook the problems so easily. However, the game is completable as the worst of the glitches can be worked around with enough time and patience. It's a stellar adventure and you really should play it, but I hope your PS3 is luckier than mine seems to be.
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PlayStation 3Video Games Daily
Ghostbusters is a good game because it's everything it should have been. No one expected the best game in the world, we just wanted a loving recreating of the universe so many of us adore, held together in a game-shaped shell that we can at least get along with for a while. And that's exactly what we've been given. Bustin', indeed, makes me feel good.
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Xbox 360The A.V. Club
The game does a great job of capturing the movies’ camaraderie and us-vs.-them spirit. It’s the best Ghostbusters game of all time, though that really isn’t saying much.
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PlayStation 3Tech-Gaming
Overall, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is paradigmatic fan service for fans of the two films. Players will feel they unearthed a lost relic of the 1990’s, as the game miraculously captures the look and feel of the two Ghostbusters movies. For many, that experience will triumph over the title’s weaknesses- a linear storyline, and a lack of diversity in the game’s mechanics. Still, these faults can nearly be overlooked when many aficionados will have smiles as big as the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man.
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Xbox 360Tech-Gaming
Overall, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is paradigmatic fan service for fans of the two films. Players will feel they unearthed a lost relic of the 1990’s, as the game miraculously captures the look and feel of the two Ghostbusters movies. For many, that experience will triumph over the title’s weaknesses- a linear storyline, and a lack of diversity in the game’s mechanics. Still, these faults can nearly be overlooked when many aficionados will have smiles as big as the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man.
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Xbox 360UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
And every now and then, you rope in a ghost, Bill Murray nails a quip, and the game really shines for what it is. Unfortunately, the game’s charms fade by the end unless you’re truly a Ghostbusters superfan. If you’re only in it for the game, then the numerous flaws keep it from being an essential play.
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PlayStation 3UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
And every now and then, you rope in a ghost, Bill Murray nails a quip, and the game really shines for what it is. Unfortunately, the game’s charms fade by the end unless you’re truly a Ghostbusters superfan. If you’re only in it for the game, then the numerous flaws keep it from being an essential play.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Атмосферу знаменитой дилогии Terminal Reality уловила превосходно, но добавить к ней увлекательный геймплей не смогла. С другой стороны, вышло гораздо лучше продолжения приключений Риддика от того же издателя.
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PlayStation 3Console Monster
Being a fan of the film will boost the fun-factor the player gets out of the game – the script and general tone of the experience fits extremely well with the spirit of the movies, enhanced greatly by using the original actors to do the voice work. Where things fall down a little is with the game mechanics, which after thirty minutes have been exhausted and won't change for the remainder of the title. The overall experience in Ghostbusters is an enjoyable if short lived one, so it's well worth checking out, if only for a rental.
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WindowsTotal PC Gaming
Overall the game makes for an excellent substitute to a true Ghostbusters sequel that may or may not ever come, but the PC version was, sadly, not treated with the same care as the console versions.
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PlayStation 3Gamekult
Sans conteste la meilleure adaptation à ce jour de la licence, S.O.S Fantômes le jeu vidéo se présente comme un passage obligé pour n'importe quel adepte connaissant par coeur les deux films des années 1980. Néanmoins, la qualité de son fan service ne suffit pas à masquer de réels défauts techniques et une progression trop classique et en ligne droite qui plombent indéniablement l'expérience. Tout dépendra donc du plaisir que l'on pense être capable de prendre à casser du revenant avec un pack à protons multi-tâches et des co-équipiers sortant des vannes toutes les trente secondes au minimum.
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Xbox 360Giant Bomb
Ghostbusters: The Video Game is nothing if not enthusiastic for the source material, which will undoubtedly be enough for some to have a good time. It certainly kept me going for a good while, but nostalgia alone couldn't quite carry the whole experience. This is one of the pitfalls of something as recognizable as Ghostbusters. It comes with a built-in audience, but that audience can come with some high expectations.
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PlayStation 3Boomtown
But they’re not enough to elevate Ghostbusters above just good enough. Whether good is good enough for you to shell out full price is up to you to decide. It’s easily recommendable as an impulse buy at £20 and one that if you play in short bursts will provide more than enough fun to warrant the purchase. It’s just a shame that more wasn’t done to combat the repetitiveness as, with more variety, this could have lived up to its massive potential.