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Ghostbusters: The Video Game [Download]

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Windows Vista / XP
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews) 74 / 100

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Game Manual: English [PDF]
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  • ASIN: B0044DEQ3Q
  • Release Date: June 16, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,584 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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    The Ghostbusters are back in Ghostbusters: The Video Game! With Manhattan overrun once more by ghosts and other supernatural creatures, gamers take the role of a new recruit joining the famous Ghostbusters team. Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, you will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of uncanny phantasms and demons in an all-new, funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.

    The real Ghostbusters return in this videogame sequel to the Ghostbusters movies. Stars Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Bill Murray reunite to reprise their roles as Spengler, Stantz, Zeddmore and Venkman. Supporting the ghost busting crew are the talents of Annie Potts, Brian Doyle Murray and William Atherton.

    • The Authentic Ghostbusters Experience: Ghostbusters: The Video Game features the original cast from Columbia Pictures' classic Ghostbusters films, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson - together again for the first time in over 20 years. Supporting the original Ghostbusters crew are the talents of Annie Potts, Brian Doyle Murray and William Atherton.
    • The Supernatural Spectacular Meets Unrivaled Ghost Busting: Like the films before it, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is all-new classic adventure with Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis returning to helm the script and creating a new storyline that leads gamers through the trials and tribulations of the world's leading paranormal ghost busting team. Players experience a variety of frightening new ghosts, even some based on ideas from Aykroyd and Ramis that never made it into the original feature films.
    • Cool Tech, Extraordinary Equipment & Fearsome Enemies: Ghostbusters: The Video Game features ghost hunting, wrangling and trapping game mechanics with upgradeable gadgets. Gamers can wear ghosts down into a weakened state with the Proton Pack's Blast Stream and use the Capture Stream to wrangle them into the trap, execute different strategic tactics with the new Slime Tether and scan and analyze targets using like the P.K.E. Meter and Paragoggles.
    • Ghostbusters Jump on the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live and play as the original Ghostbusters with up to three other players in a variety of different game modes set in iconic movie locations, including the Museum, Library and Times Square, in a competitive co-op mode where players work as a team to bust ghosts but compete with one another for the highest score.
    System Requirements
     Minimum Specifications:Recommended Specifications:
    OS:Windows XP / Windows Vista
    Processor:Dual-core Intel, AMDDual-core Intel, AMD
    RAM:2 GB2 GB
    Hard Drive:9 GB 
    Video Card:nVidia GeForce 8400, ATI Radeon X1300, Pixel shader 3.0; 512 MB VideoRAMnVidia GeForce 8800, ATI Radeon HD2900, Pixel shader 3.0; 512 MB VideoRAM
    Additional Info:Keyboard, Mouse or Xbox 360 compatible controller. DirectX 9.0c
    Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:Unknown
Ghostbusters: The Video Game
Ghostbusters: The Video Game
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just like being in the movie November 30, 2011
By SR
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This game is different from FPS which was refreshing. Like the title says, it is just like you're in it. The game characters interact with you that way. It can be a bit challenging at times cause you have to do some unknown maneuvers to overcome some ghosts. your buddies do clue you in, though. Graphics, sounds, camera view and game mechanics are very good. Cut scene graphics could be better, but gameplay graphics are way better. This beats all the old GB games out there, obviously. You will not be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good game.. February 20, 2013
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Good game, a little on short side. I like the game concept, but could use a little more interactive extras other than the main objective.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WANT SEQUEL June 24, 2013
By geekcj
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This game is amazing. the story plays off of the movies and the comic series hints back to the game. Smooth controls and varying difficulties make it a fun and enjoyable experience.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good game based on the Ghostbusters movies February 12, 2013
By Kevo
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I haven't had any issues with this one crashing on my PC, so I am not sure what the issue is here. The download from Amazon went pretty smoothly and I had no problems with the installation. I'm using windows 7 64bit, by the way.

But as for the game... well it's a surprisingly great single player experience that puts you in the role of a new Ghostbusters recruit whose job it is to test all the new gadgets that the other Ghostbusters come up with. The game has some pretty good level variety and has many callbacks to the original movies. Each actor is represented well in their roles and get equal time in the game. You do feel like you are the 5th Ghostbuster.

Graphics are still good, despite this being almost a 4 year old game now. Some of the character animation does look a bit stiff though, but that can be excusable. The voice acting is respectable and the game using music directly lifted from the movies. The game play is also really solid and the proton pack shooting mechanics work really well. There are also some other neat play mechanics like the slime tether gun and proton grappling gun. The game takes roughly eight or so hours on average to complete from start to finish. Which is a good length for a cinematic game like this.

The only complaint I have is that the ending felt a bit sloppy, and some story elements felt a little tacked on, like Alyssa Milano's character for example. But the adventure through the game does make up for these downfalls. The PC version also apparently lacks the multilayer components of the console games, but this is not really a big deal if you are expecting a single player experience only.

If you like Ghostbusters, or are looking for something a little different from all the ego centric/ first person shooter/ military shooters out there, then this may be a good choice for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game February 2, 2013
Exactly what you expect.

Bustin' ghosts with the gang...what could be better?

Excellent voice work and visuals

(Bustin' makes me feel good)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Takes me back March 3, 2012
I appreciate that everyone but Rick Moranis (retired) came back to not only act for but write the dialogue for the game. Humor all throughout.
Challenging enemies and bosses, secrets to find, a good story line. The graphics were great and the story engrossing all while keeping the standard levity that Ghostbusters does.
It was a play over for me. I really enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST For Ghostbusters Fans!! March 24, 2014
By Andrew
I PRE ORDERED this game!!! I've owned it since it's release date and LOVE IT!!!! Just started it over again after a new PC Build!! Now, I installed it so many times due to reformatting and putting onto my kid's PC that my key was "No Longer Valid"... there ARE ways around this ;-)

All around GREAT game! I love that is follows and basically makes a 3rd movie from the old story line from GB 2!!

If you have questions about how to get the game working again without a key, please email me at andrewscheidt2002 at yahoo dot com
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By Erin
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this game is sooo cool,the graphics are great for an older game,this game was ahead of its time for sure,it follows the movie line to a tee,all the real movie stars are in the game,there voices make me feel like im back in time watching the movie 25 years ago,very comforting,it makes you want to keep playing so you can enjoy thier company again,it installs and plays very well on my hp pavilion laptop,it has a amd radeon hd 6520 if that info helps,ghostbusters is a must have game,you will have alot of fun and relive old memories!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not purchase.
Installer does not work. I keep getting "Error code 1335: data.cab corrupted or missing." Googling shows me that this is a common error with games that use SecuROM DRM as... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Robert Clay
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work at all on my windows 8 HP
I had it for ps3 but the ps3 moved out with a roommate so I thought this would fill the void. Instead it just cost $10.
Published 2 months ago by Kevin G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Game Based on an 80s Movie.
Its Ghostbusters and you finally get to feel like a Ghostbuster. Its taken 25 years but they finally made a great Ghostbusters Game. Any fan should check it out.
Published 2 months ago by Matthew Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars Ghostbusters: The Video Game Review by Dad's Gaming Addiction
Overall, I found “Ghostbusters: The Video Game” to be an extremely fun romp in the park. There are a few spots in the game to where the difficulty spikes to insane levels, even on... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dad's Gaming Addiction
5.0 out of 5 stars Who you gonna call.
Really good game. Loved every level. just wish the game was longer. Some of the controls seem wonky to me. but still i loved it.
Published 4 months ago by Brian Foley
1.0 out of 5 stars Activation Key Invalid
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I purchased the Digital Download from Amazon but the Activation Key it came with was invalid so I couldn't play the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Isaac
4.0 out of 5 stars FYI
I like it, but it takes quite a long time to wrangle in a ghost without my hand going numb because you have to use almost every button on the mouse to do it and work it back and... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Angela N. Meinke
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing story / comedy, good game
Ghostbusters 3 is not needed after this game actually, I think everyone brought his A-Game on this one. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Diego Diaz Guerra
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game For A Ghostbusters Fan
I really enjoyed playing this game. I love how the original characters are all here and the graphics for the game are actually pretty good! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Kyle Snodgrass
5.0 out of 5 stars Like being a ghostbuster for a day
Looks great for the time, is priced cheaply now. Just a fun game for fans of the franchise. Bustin' makes me feel good.
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