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Ghostbusters (PS3)

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Platform : PlayStation 3
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4.1 out of 5 stars 78 customer reviews

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  • Authentic Ghostbusters Experience: The game features the voices and in-game likenesses of Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson in an original story penned by the writers of the original films Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis
  • Unique gameplay: Experience unique ghost hunting, wrangling and trapping with upgradeable weapons in widely destructible environments and large scale boss fights
  • All New Storyline – Set two years after Ghostbusters II, the game will feature an all new storyline as the player battles and captures well-loved and brand new g
  • Hosts throughout New York
  • Ghostbusters 25th Anniversary – 2009 celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the original theatrical release of Ghostbusters. To mark the occasion, Ghostbusters: The Video Game will be released, and Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II will be released on Blu-ray disc
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • BBFC Rating: Parental Guidance
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

Platform: PlayStation 3 | Edition: Normal
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  • ASIN: B000ZLR1CY
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm ; 27 g
  • Release Date: 19 Jun. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,861 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform:PlayStation 3  |  Edition:Normal

Amazon.co.uk Review

Usually video game tie-ins are released at the same time as the movie they’re based on. Sometimes there can be short delay--but twenty years is something else. Ghostbusters never seems to age, though, with the new game a real labour of love for the developer.

Not all of the ghosts and locations will be recognisable from the movie
Some ghosts need to be destroyed--not caught
Getting slimed is all part of the fun when you’re a Ghostbuster
The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is back for revenge

The game features an all new storyline but still manages to replicate most of the major scenes from the films, including the hotel-room capture of New York library ghost, Slimer, and the attack of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Almost all of the original cast are involved, including all four Ghostbusters, the mayor, and even Walter Peck.

The game itself is mission based and has you catching ghosts with your proton packs and then manoeuvring them into a ghost trap--just like the movie. Whether that’s enough to fill a whole game isn’t clear, but the funny dialogue and celebrity voiceovers should help paper over any cracks.

Key Features
  • Tools of the trade: Use all the same gadgets from the movies, including the iconic proton packs, particle throwers, the ghost-locating PKE meter, and Ecto-goggles.
  • Direct-to-game sequel: Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson all reprise their roles from the first two movies, and Akroyd and Ramis wrote the game's story.
  • Nice day for a drive: Get behind the wheel of the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle from the movie and chase down the faster-moving ghosts.
  • He slimed me: The game features all the most famous ghosts from the first two movies, including Slimer, the terror dogs, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and Vigo.
  • New York, New York: The highly detailed environments allow for plenty of collateral damage, as a special counter rates the carnage you’re causing in dollar amounts.
About the Developer: Terminal Reality
Texan developer Terminal Reality first found fame with the PC-based 3D shooter Terminal Velocity in 1995. Since then, this group has created everything from Monster Truck Madness to flight simulator Fly! to the BloodRayne series of vampiric action titles.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Platform for Display: PlayStation 3Edition: Normal
Don't be put off by people saying this game is samey. It is a ghost catching game, so yes, every mission is going to be about catching ghosts in the same way that every Driver mission is going to involve driving a car and every Modern Warfare game is going to be about shooting the opposition. The missions themselves are varied in story, backdrop and content and I wouldn't call it samey at all.

The voice is acting is great and they throw in a lot of one liners and tongue-in-cheek humour which keeps you chuckling. The graphics are fine - they're not spectacular but they're not shoddy either; I'd rate them as good.

Downsides? The game takes maybe 20 seconds to reload every time you die and you are then put back to the last save point which is usually just before a section of movie content, which can be frustrating if you get to a hard bit.

Also, having played the demo, I felt confident enough to play it straight through on the maximum difficulty setting and I still managed to complete it over one weekend. That's not to say it's a short game, it's not, the game was a lot longer than I initially gave it credit for and there are a ton of trophies for people who like such things.

I've not yet done the online play so I cannot give an opinion on that (I'll be trying it out tonight).

Summary: Good game worth replaying (I will be).
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Platform for Display: PlayStation 3Edition: Normal
If you're a child of the 80s or 90s, or simply just a child at heart, you'll be hard pressed not to get goose bumps when the Ghostbusters theme tune finally kicks in. Terminal Reality, the game's developer, has undertaken the mammoth task of making a video game adaptation of one of the most popular movie franchises of all time. And given the gaming industry's long and glorious history of making movie tie-ins into stunning turds, you could forgive consumers for being a tad sceptical.

We need not have worried. Ghostbusters delivers on almost every front. The story, penned by Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis, is unsurprisingly faithful to the films and contains some genuinely funny gags. The typically idiosyncratic characterisation is as strong as ever too. It's hard believe that it has been twenty years since Bill Murray slipped on that famous jumpsuit - his performance seems so fresh. All four Ghostbusters make a return, the only notable absentees being Moranis and Weaver, but the script contains enough pep and vigour to keep this from being a huge issue.

Your character, the rookie, is introduced as an experimental equipment technician and never speaks throughout the game. Perfect! Sometimes this ploy works and sometimes it doesn't. In Ghostbusters it couldn't be more appropriate as the feeling of interloping in the Ghostbusters universe is far more immersive as a faceless entity. I don't want to be Venkman, I want to be me, and this is the closest I will get - good move Terminal Reality!

Gameplay is simple and satisfying. Catching ghosts involves wearing them down with a prolonged proton stream, knocking them into walls and furniture until they are suitably knackered and then holding them above the trap until they finally succumb.
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Platform for Display: PlayStation 3Edition: Normal
I'd been waiting for this game for ages, and I'm pleased to say I am not dissapointed.
The game takes places in 1991, 2 years after the last film, and almost all of our favourite characters are back including all 4 Ghostbusters with their voices being provided by the original cast, and if that ain't enough, the games script is written by Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis, so this is basically ghostbusters 3.
In the game you play a new recruit who works alongside the ghostbusters trapping ghosts using the original proton packs and the trap. Fans of the franchise will love this as there are many reminders to the orignal films including the Stay Puff monster and levels taking place in the library and in the hotel from the first film. Gameplay is very enjoyable with easy and simplistic controls, funny dialog and stunning graphics. I've never seen levels littered with so much moveable debris before. The game is fantastic and will keep you entertained from start to finish.
The only draw back is the length of the game, which consists of 6 large missions which can basically be completed within 6hours maybe less. After that you can replay levels and watch bonus videos that you have unlocked, but this can also be a problem, as sometimes when you load up the game, it fails to recongnise game save data, so all of my ghosts and artifacts I have collected have dissappeared from my save, it takes a few attempts before the system loads up your career allowing you to continue with your story. Hopefully sony will soon release a patch for this fault, but until then it will remain an issue.
Apart from this fault, the game is excellent with a cracking gameplay and story, this is well worth a play, plus you get multiplayer too!
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Platform for Display: PlayStation 3Edition: Normal
I've been waiting for this game ever since I finished Ghostbusters on the Sega Mega Drive and now it's finally here, it was well worth the wait!

The whole point of ghostbusters is to run around, zapping ghosts and trying to catch them and this game does exactly that. The sounds are spot on to the films, contains the original music, visuals are perfect, the characters look and sound exactly like the cast and the story is fun and in parts quite humorous (as were the films).

I can't fault this game; it's perfect and I am more than happy with this purchase. It took about 8 hours for me to complete the campaign (so about 2-3 weeks) and felt it was definitely enough.

Be warned though, you cannot have a multiplayer campaign offline, which was a little disappointing as it clearly says on the back 2-4 players online and 1-4 players offline. However, the online multiplayer is definitely worth a look!
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