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Ghostbusters: The Video Game - Playstation 3

by Atari
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews) 78 / 100

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  • An all-new storyline - same blend of humor and fright that made the movies a pop culture phenomenon. A continuation of the movie series, set 2 years after the events of Ghostbusters II.
  • Blast and wrangle ghosts with an arsenal of unique and upgradeable equipment. Throw out a trap, hook a struggling ghost, and slam it into submission for final capture.
  • Switch between 4 weapon sets to access 8 unique proton pack weapons ¿ different weapons are optimized for each enemy class.
  • Use gadgets like the PKE Meter and Ghost Light to scan and analyze targets. Spend the money you¿ve earned to upgrade the power and duration of each weapon.
  • Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets
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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 | Edition: Standard
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000ZK7ZK8
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: June 16, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,830 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 | Edition: Standard

Ghostbusters: The Video Game, based on the smash hit motion picture franchise and featuring a completely new story, is coming to six game systems in 2009. Coinciding with the 25th anniversary celebration of the film’s original theatrical release, the game reunites original cast members to recapture the unique blend of humour and fright that established Ghostbusters as a pop culture sensation. Remember, don't cross the streams. It could end all life as we know it!
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Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters The Video Game

Who You Gonna Call?
The Ghostbusters are back in an all-new story penned by the original creators! With Manhattan newly overrun by ghosts and other supernatural creatures, it's up to you to take on the role of a new recruit joining the original film cast of 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.

Key Game Features:

  • Based on the classic Ghostbusters films and features the original cast
  • Head out with unique weapons and gadgets
  • Battle an incredible variety of supernatural foes
  • Move through New York City and stop eerie enemies
  • Become part of the famous paranormal ghostbusting team

Cast from the Original Films
Ghostbusters: The Video Game features the original film cast from the classic Ghostbusters films, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. Aykroyd and Ramis also return to write the script and storyline for the game. Enter an exciting gameplay environment that authentically recreates the whimsical time period of the film and expands the lore and supernatural events that seemingly plague New York City.

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When Manhattan is once again overrun by ghosts and other supernatural creatures, players will take on the role of a new recruit joining the famous Ghostbusters team.

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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ghostbusters Nostalgia Helping to Gloss Over Problems August 31, 2009
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Standard
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I had been eagerly awaiting this game for over a year, as I believe the original release date was supposed to be last year. I finally got it in the mail and loaded it up to experience a since of nostalgia as the famous Ghostbusters music blared. Your character is a no-name recruit who gets to work aside the original cast, all voiced by the real actors, and the graphics immediately gripped me, along with the nostalgia and I was hooked--but not for long.

The story takes place shortly after "Ghostbusters 2" and has you revisting most of the locations from the first Ghostbuster movie (i.e. the library and the Sedgewick Hotel, etc.). You also battle some familar ghosts (i.e. Slimer, etc.). The plot also involves Gozer and more or less pays homage to the first movie, while kind of ignoring the second one (which is fine by me).

The graphics are spot on with the character models and weapons and vehicles. You will be amazed how detailed everything is, including the locations. The variety of locales is nice, but you often find yourself repeating some venues. The sound and music are all on-spot with Elmer Bernstein's classic score played throughout the action and cutscenes. Some of the sound effects can catch you off-guard and spook you a little which is always a good thing.

All of the original cast do a great job voice acting their original roles; there is a lot of the same comedy and it certainly helped with the original screenwriters.

The gameplay is a mixed bag and really makes this a 3 star game, which isn't bad, but isn't great either. It's not hard to control your character per se, except for maybe the run button being mapped to the circle button for some reason. Controlling your weapons is another story.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid game with a Ghostbusters feel. June 16, 2009
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Standard
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Ghostbusters is a solid game. I'll start with the gameplay.

Single Player: In general I would say it's about average for this type of game. By average I mean the game play and controls are good, just nothing revolutionary. Sometimes it gets a little repetitive in spots but all in all a worthy effort. Using the proton pack is fun but loses a little bit of the fun as you use it so much sometimes.

Multiplayer: Good fun with your buddies or other online people. There are modes such as: Survive - survive waves of ghosts, Destruction - basically wreak havok and destroy these ghost container thingies, and Ghost Trapping - Basically trap as many ghosts as you can in the time you have. There are the typical "gun power ups" you can earn along with new costumes, etc. There are weapon spawn points which are helpful so you can shoot different types of projectiles at the ghosts. Overall this is a pretty fun multiplayer but again nothing revolutionary.

As for the story, voice acting, cut scenes: The voice acting is super cool. I mean you just can't beat having the REAL voices of the ghostbusters as you play through the game. It really makes you feel like it's the real deal. The story is well written with the dialogue containing the usual witty banter you've come to expect from the Ghostbusters movies. I thought the cut scenes were well done, actually a little better than I expected. The voices, story and overall ambiance of this game really give it that extra polish that other games sometimes lack.

I would say the gameplay is about 3 to 3.5 stars but the great voice acting and story convinced me to rate this as a 4 star game. Considering most games based on movies are not very good this was a pleasant surprise.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely Great!! June 16, 2009
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I am one of the people that grew up watching the two Ghostbuster movies and every incarnation TV series. If you are a fan of the movies, you will love the game. The story is full jokes and is just as funny as the two movies. There were many times that made me laugh out loud. While playing, it felt as if I was actually in the movie because the game has such great game/gamer interaction.

I have to admit that there are a couple of flaws with the game, mainly the running, which isn't the greatest. Besides that, there is really nothing that I didn't like. I had forgotten how much I loved the two movies and this really brought back the nostalgia, and I actually had tears in my eyes at times. The series just holds a lot of great memories for old-time fans such as myself. If you are a fan, you will want this game. It's great!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Someone finally broke the losing streak! November 13, 2009
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Anyone who is a true video game junky knows that there is one written-in-stone, undeniable rule when it comes to video games that are based on movies.

They suck. Not only do they suck...they suck like a transvestite prostitute at a Hell's Angels rally. They suck like a court-appointed attorney. They suck worse than St. Louis style pizza. They suck worse than an animal shelter owned by Michael Vick. They suck worse than Chicago.

Well...okay, it's hard to suck as bad as Chicago. At least no video game based off a movie was ever home to the worst politicians EVER.

This game shatters that rule. It not only shatters obliterates it.

The gameplay is actually innovative and fun. I had a bit of trouble at first figuring things out (the game didn't tell me how to deploy a trap...or at least I didn't see or hear it) but it has a little guide book to help you if you go into your menu. There's research to be done (although it's hard to get a scan of a creature on the PKE meter when it's throwing a bus at your head). It's neat to zap ghosts and feel like a real Ghostbuster like when I was a kid. I grew up watching the Ghostbusters and remember how excited I was when they released Ghostbusters 2.

Which brings me to what makes this game shine brighter than any star in the sky...the story and voice acting.

You have the ORIGINAL Ghostbusters voicing their characters from the movie. Bill Murray is fantastic (of course), Dan Akroid is absolutely hilarious as usual, Harold Ramis absolutely rocks the character of Egon with his usual intellectual wit, and Ernie Hudson returns with the straight-faced "I didn't see no ghost" one-liners. Every. Single. Scene. Had my girlfriend and I laughing out loud.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great way to waste half a day.
If you're a fan of the movies you'll enjoy this. You're a new cadet in training Ghostbuster, you get to play with all the little gadgets they use, and plenty of elements from the... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Zuul
4.0 out of 5 stars i am the only boy out of 6 sister
well i dit think that i was going to get it but i am glad i did get it thank you very munch that mand me happy
Published 12 days ago by wayne
5.0 out of 5 stars Who you gonna call
I purchased this game as a reward for my 6 year old grandson. He LOVES it. He thinks it's AWESOME!!!!!
Published 1 month ago by Sharri K., Arnold
5.0 out of 5 stars This IS the third movie.
Great gameplay from an over the shoulder standpoint. Story and graphics aren't bad.

My only gripe is now the servers for online play are down for the Ps3. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Christopher B Weatherby
5.0 out of 5 stars Like playing a Ghostbusters movie
I was walking through a game shop looking for a game just to mix it up and low and behold this game. This game is fun, super fun. Read more
Published 4 months ago by LettuceInSpace
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't be happier with it.
This game really nails it. Since we are probably never getting a Ghostbusters 3 from the original cast, this is the third movie. The game is fun and it actually plays well. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jim Bo
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than ANY other Ghostbusters Game
Hey there! Now Ghostbusters on Atari/NES were pretty bad games. But you can forget that, because this game is just as good as the other games on the PS3/Wii/Others! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars Bustin' makes me feel good!
Got this game as a gift. Being a big fan of Ghostbusters, I very much enjoyed this game. Wish it was a little longer, but still excellent game.
Published 7 months ago by tim
3.0 out of 5 stars This gamme is fun, but it won't always save where I want it!
Played it, liked it, enjoyed it, but it always erases the part I start on, still it's a fun game!

Hope you have better luck than me!
Published 8 months ago by Game Matter
5.0 out of 5 stars Who you gonna call!?
This absolutely a must for any fan of Ghostbusters. The graphics are pretty adverage for a ps3 game but the voice acting by the original acters is really fantastic! Read more
Published 9 months ago by Geodude
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