Ghostbusters: The Video Game (PlayStation 2)

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Overall User Score (2 votes) 3.3

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On the whole, Ghostbusters is an impressive production most fans should eat up. We had a fun time with the game, though we were also left with serious reservations due to glitching that might cause less-experienced gamers to hang up their proton packs well before the journey ends. For those who can get past the game’s shortcomings, however, there’s plenty of content here to justify the full price. You can play cooperatively with a friend pretty much the entire way through, and it does, indeed, add a lot to the experience. There are some fun achievements that play into the actual gameplay, and overall, it’s a really well-written and thoughtful production.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game isn't amazing on the PS2, but it's definitely not bad. Being able to blast everything off the wall, listen to Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, as well as exist in the firehouse is definitely cool; plus, the story is solid. Still, the graphics and framerate are disappointments, the load times are too long, and wrangling can boil down to being a chore.
While this might not be the absolute best version of the Ghostbusters video game, it’s still a heck of a lot of fun. PS2 owners with a taste for wrangling spooks, specters, and ghosts shouldn’t hesitate to pick this one up.
The Video Game Critic
You can find better versions of Ghostbusters: The Video Game, but this PS2 version certainly gets its point across.
Ultimately, this game is a true celebration of all things Ghostbusters, and fans shouldn't wait to get this if the PlayStation 2 is all they have. For those with little love for the series, it's still a good action game, even if the no-frills levels and abbreviated campaign are bound to leave you feeling like you're sitting at the kids' table while the adults feast.
Graphiquement bancale et proposant une expérience moins amusante que sa cousine de nouvelle génération, cette version PS2 de SOS Fantômes aura assurément plus de mal à séduire les fans. Sa fidélité narrative aux films en fait toutefois un complément intéressant.
SOS Fantômes : Le Jeu Vidéo perd de sa superbe dans cette adaptation PS2 très moyenne. Si le gameplay de l'édition PS3 se montre assez respecté, la réalisation peu flatteuse et les nombreux bugs, ne donnet pas vraiment envie de s'y aventurer. En somme, mieux vaut acquérir le titre sur PS3.
Basée sur l'Infernal Engine de Terminal Reality, cette version souffre de défauts prononcés. Temps de chargement fréquents et interminables, frame rate et caméra souvent aux fraises, plantages secs lors de lancement de scripts, gestion des collisions hasardeuse... la liste des griefs est assez longue pour gâcher le plaisir de jeu d'un titre qu'on pourrait croire sorti avant la fin de son développement. Incarner un casseur (ou une casseuse !) de fantômes entouré d'acteurs mythiques fait toujours son petit effet, mais à machines comparables, il vaudra mieux attendre ou commander aux Etats-Unis l'opus Wii qui semble plus complet et mieux fini.
Ghostbusters voor de PS2 is sowieso al een matige overzetting van de Wii-versie, maar diskwalificeert zich helemaal met de ronduit schandalige technische problemen. De huidige versie had nooit in de winkels mogen liggen.