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Ghostbusters: The Video Game - Xbox 360

by Atari
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews) 79 / 100

Price: $83.85
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Platform: Xbox 360
Edition: Standard
  • 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: Xbox 360 | Edition: Standard
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches ; 3.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: June 16, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,201 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Standard

Product Description

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.

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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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I should inform you that this review is incredibly biased. I'm a Ghostbuster junkie; I can't get enough of `em. I grew up with the Ghostbusters movies, cartoons, toys, and the crappy 8-bit video games. I loved every bit of it--even the terrible games. Even so, I was a bit skeptical of developer Terminal Reality's attempt to revive the Ghostbusters franchise. How could a video game capture what Terminal Reality promised: a third movie in video game form?

I'm happy to report that Ghostbusters the Video Game is precisely that: a playable Ghostbusters 3 for your PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. It's got everything you'd want in a new movie: ghosts, spooky visuals, great music, and the full Ghostbusters cast (with two exceptions, which I'll note later). If you've been dreaming of a new Ghostbusters movie, you can't do much better than this for the time being.

If however you're hoping for a fun gameplay experience, you might be a bit disappointed. Ghostbusters contains one of the neatest but wonkiest combat control schemes in gaming history. Players, taking on the role of a new recruit to the expanding Ghostbusters team, get to strap on a proton pack and blast, freeze, and slime all manner of spectral enemies, just like in the movies but with a few new additions, such as the Stasis Stream (freeze ray) and Meson Collider (kind of like short bursts from an assault rifle). Players will need everything at their disposal to make through the rather short but often difficult story mode.

What makes the game so difficult at times is the chaotic mess that results in every ghostly encounter. There unfortunately is never just one ghost. Two, three, or more show up on each occasion, each needing wrangling, slamming, and eventual dunking into a trap.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally! A good Ghostbusters game! June 26, 2009
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I was about 7 years old when the Ghostbusters were at their peak. Ghostbusters toys were every where, GB cartoons, GB cereal, video games, etc. I played the old Ghostbusters game as a kid and man, it left so much to be desired. A million years later, I heard that it was going to be released on the 360. I caught a glimpse of the game play footage and my jaw dropped. This is the Ghostbusters game that I always wanted to play! Ghostbusters fans, you won't be disappointed! You actually get to catch and trap ghosts. You also get to use the PKE ghost meter. The game has tight and neat graphics, too! My friends, who also grew up during the Ghostbusters era, were impressed with the game. Overall, a fun game and can't get enough of that awesome proton gun sound blasting through my loud sound system! No, the game is not perfect and it can't compete with games that are at the top. However, it's a god send for us GB fans. I hope they come out with a second one.
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31 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is For All Ghostbusters Fans Everywhere!! June 16, 2009
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Finally, after years of being a fan and waiting for another possible movie, all I wanted was another Ghostbusters experience to bring me right back to my childhood.

And did they ever deliver!!!

This game is everything any fan has ever wanted out of the Ghostbusters franchise!!

In the beginning of the game, as you go through the tutorial, the moment you pull the trigger to use the proton pack for the first time, it sends shivers down your spine and you find yourself just running around shooting at inanimate objects because the thrill of actually using the proton pack is amazing!!

The game has a wonderful story line of you being the new rookie joining the Ghostbusters, and you get to be the guinea-pig to test out their newest upgrades and modifications to the proton pack.

There are many different locations in the game including: the Ghostbusters HQ (which you can explore!), the Sedgwick Hotel and Central Park to name a few.

The voice acting is dead on! You really get the sense that all the original actors really started feeling the Ghostbusters-vibe again, because their performances are magnificent! You really feel like you ARE the newest member of the Ghostbusters! Also, there is constant banter between all the member of the Ghostbusters throughout the missions, and it gives a great sense of realism throughout! Some of their banter is pretty funny too.

Gameplay is excellent. The control scheme is laid out well on the 360 controller, and movement is fluid and smooth. There where a couple of times that I got stuck on something really dumb, like a table, but I just busted out my proton blaster and blew it up to get it out of my way!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Are We in the Containment Unit? December 8, 2009
Platform for Display:Xbox 360| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I remember playing the original Ghostbusters Activision game for the Atari 800 back in 1984. Repetitive, clunky, and featuring an out-of-place driving mini-game, my brother and I actually enjoyed playing it. After that game, it was all downhill for the Ghostbusters gaming franchise. Until now.

This new Ghostbusters game is an instructive way of immersing a player in the movie experience. The majority of the voice actors are back. The plot is directly tied to the first two movies. You get to play a rookie Ghostbuster and the proton packs are accurately replicated down to the slightest detail - the music is straight from the film, the sound effects are exactly the same, and the special effects of the twisty, winding proton streams are perfectly captured. Ghostbusters even features a nod to modern gaming tropes, like "venting" weapons so that they cool down before firing. That's the good news.

Setting aside the Ghostbusters content, the game comes up a short. Playing Ghostbusters is like playing on a movie soundstage: you can only go where the set is built. Although there's the illusion of freedom from the first- or third-person perspective, there's really not much to actually do. The characters have a shiny, plastic look and the lip-syncing is awful. There are half-hearted attempts to round out the content: collectible artifacts that echo creepy noises, equipment upgrades, and the bizarre ability to drink from water fountains. But none of this really affects game play - the artifacts are set dressing, you will be able to afford every equipment upgrade by the end of the game, and drinking from water fountains nets you an achievement.

Least forgivable is the lack of a co-op mode for the campaign.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FUN
Published 1 month ago by Panman
5.0 out of 5 stars He gets through games pretty quick but the family love ghostbusters...
Bought this for my stepdad, He gets through games pretty quick but the family love ghostbusters and he still plays it again every now and then. Excellent christmas gift ;)
Published 1 month ago by MiKayla Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Ghostbusters 3 puts the cherry on the pie!
Don't let the title fool you. This isn't just some knock off Ghostbusters game, with all four of the Ghostbusters back together and a witty, original take woven by the creators... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Travis Montgomery
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
cool game
Published 7 months ago by S. wilkie
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!
Okay, after being a geek my entire life, it was nice to play in one of my favorite universes of all time. Read more
Published 9 months ago by TaylorBland
5.0 out of 5 stars Ghostbusters was great
Great game the kids loved playing the game for the xbox 360.. They play it everyday and enjoy it very much
Published 10 months ago by tammy
2.0 out of 5 stars Did not work properly
Bought this for my husband for Christmas. The disk had bite marks on it and is was not capable of loading to the hard drive due to the bite marks.
Published 10 months ago by Tina
4.0 out of 5 stars Prooves the Justice of our Culture.
- It's the GHOSTBUSTERS! Who ya gonna call?
- fun gameplay. Bustin' makes me feel good! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Richard T. Wright
4.0 out of 5 stars Ghost Buster or Time Buster
This game is definately a great pass-time, its fairly short and could use longer levels and more of them. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Marshal Fuller
3.0 out of 5 stars Like being a real GB
It would be better if there was replay value, but once it's over, it's over. I put this game back on the shelf.
Published 11 months ago by Brent Craddock
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