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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 The Headless Horseman pursues his prey.
Ghost Master Windows Choose a house for haunting
Ghost Master Windows The level intro cinematics explain your goals and show you where to find trapped ghosts to recruit.
Ghost Master Windows Starting credits screen.

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 (5222) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars

Critic Reviews

Withingames Sep 21, 2003 5 out of 5 100
ActionTrip Sep 04, 2003 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot Aug 26, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
JeuxVideoPC.com Nov 19, 2003 17 out of 20 85
Gamesmania.de Jul 16, 2003 82 out of 100 82
PC Zone Benelux Jul, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Play (Poland) Aug, 2003 8.1 out of 10 81
Joystick (French) Jul, 2003 7 out of 10 70
IGN Sep 11, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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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 (161322)