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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.7
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Overall User Score (18 votes) 4.0


Critic Reviews

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GameZebo (Jul 14, 2010)
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.
85
GameZone (Jun 17, 2009)
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.
83
Game Revolution (Jun 12, 2009)
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.
82
YouGamers (Jul 05, 2009)
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.
80
DarkZero (Jun 29, 2009)
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
Thunderbolt Games (Jun 22, 2009)
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.
78
PC Games (Germany) (Nov 01, 2009)
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.
78
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?
78
GameStar (Germany) (Nov 03, 2009)
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.
72
Gameplay (Benelux) (Oct 28, 2009)
Ghostbusters is een aardige game die gelukkig niet te lijden heeft onder het "we maken snel een spel voor de film"-syndroom.
70
Cheat Happens (Jun 30, 2009)
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?
70
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.
70
Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 04, 2009)
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.
70
GameSpot (Jun 16, 2009)
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.
70
UOL Jogos (Jun 19, 2009)
"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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Absolute Games (AG.ru) (Jul 04, 2009)
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.
63
Total PC Gaming (Oct 12, 2009)
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.