- 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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- Platform: PlayStation 3
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Platform: PlayStation 3 | Edition: Normal
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.
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
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).
The downside is that the multiplayer server has been turned off so the trophies are not obtainable, although the online was a bit hit and miss it was still fun when it worked.
The graphics are very good and all the original cast return to voice their characters, except for Sigourney Weaver (Dana Barrett) and Rick Moranis (Louis Tully) - as the female love interest for Peter Venkman we instead have Alyssa Milano as Dr. Ilyssa Selwyn and she does a good job.
The game also sees the return of Slimer and The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, along with William Atherton as Walter Peck.
Still hoping for a sequel and not the very poor Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime.
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.Read more ›
Perfect a any Ghostbuster Fan!
Thankfully, reuniting the original cast (including the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man) is not in vain as the gameplay makes bustin’ feel good. The way you can move the controller to direct the stream of your proton pack makes you feel like you really are a Ghostbuster, with Ray Parker Jr’s memorable theme song playing in your head.
Overall, 5/5 because I ain’t afraid of no ghost.
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Not sure how I missed this one for so many years but it's fantastic fun.Published 16 days ago by MJWaite
Brilliant ps3 game. Many references to the original movie and voiced by Bill Murray. Whats not to like :) maybe more suited to the younger player but sod that "i ant fraid of... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Analog Nomad
Brilliant seller received item super quick made my sons Christmas thank you.Published 6 months ago by sophie stanton
My son loves this game
It came on time. Very clean disc packaging was as described.
This game was made in place of a film, with all the cast form the 2 Ghost-busters... Read more