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Ghost Master (Windows)

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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 For some reason, mortals act strangely when everything around them bursts into flames.
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 Ive seen dead people here
Ghost Master Windows Every level is crammed full of horror movie and pop culture references.

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? HandofShadow (49) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
The Planchette Points To Yes Terrence Bosky (5234) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars

The Press Says

PC Gamer Dec, 2003 90 out of 100 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Oct 03, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Armchair Empire, The Nov 06, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
Gamesmania Jul 16, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Play (Poland) Aug, 2003 8.1 out of 10 81
PC Zone Benelux Jul, 2003 81 out of 100 81
GameSpy Sep 15, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2003 72 out of 100 72
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Just Adventure Sep 23, 2003 C+ 58

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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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Spiral Lobster (17) added Ghost Master (Windows) on Jun 12, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (122977)