Conclusion: Recapturing the look and atmosphere of the movies to perfection, it’s impossible not to be completely endeared by Ghostbusters: The Video Game. The narrative penned by Aykroyd and Ramis remains suitably compelling and entertaining throughout and the strength of the gameplay mechanics aided by tight, intuitive controls will keep you playing.
Excerpt: cto 1 blasts through the streets of Midtown Manhattan, sirens wailing and lights flashing; familiar theme music thumps out in stereo; voice actors sound uncannily like Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson (because they are); the one-liners fly with the rapidity of machine gun fire.
Excerpt: Finally… after years of waiting, leaked tech demos that may or may not have legit, publishing rights battles and delay after delay after delay, the Ghostbusters have found their way back into popular culture through a series of brand new adventures for just about every gaming system out there. All I can say is that it is about damn time; I've been waiting since 1991 for some substantial new Ghostbusters material.
Conclusion: Overall, Atari and developer Terminal Reality went all out to make this experience as good as it gets. While asthetics of the game could have been improved, it did end up being a good experience overall. I think nostalgia will make folk line-up for this one and hopefully the game will produce a new generation of ghostbusting fans. You only have to ask yourself one question when it comes to purchasing this.... "Who you gonna call?
Conclusion: Ghostbusters is the game we’ve waited for, and given a little more time, this ambitious title would be an instant classic. However, for any Ghostbusters fan, this game is a no brainer. Here’s hoping they fix multiplayer!
Summary: Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.
Excerpt: Although fans of the Ghostbusters movies were never treated to a third film, gamers can now play the official follow-up of the second movie which begins in 1991 and reunites the original actors to voice these characters.
Excerpt: If there's one thing I'm happy about while playing Ghostbusters, it's feeling thankful that the game actually ended up finding a home and being picked up by Atari. Much like Riddick, Brutal Legend, and 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand (among others), Ghostbusters was cut by Activision after their merger with Vivendi. Fortunately, every game cut found a new publisher, and one game (Brutal Legend) has garnered so much new-found hype that Activision is now suing to get it back.