Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed Reviews

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 10, 2023

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed may not be perfect, but as a Ghostbusters fan, I'm really enjoying it. If you're not a fan of the franchise, there are better multiplayer options out there, but for the Ghostbusters faithful, it's a blast.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2022

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is a fun FPS that can be enjoyed solo or with up to 4 others. Hunt ghosts as you level up and explore a range of levels. Alternatively, scare the living daylights out of everyone as you haunt each stage.

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Nov 26, 2022

The game is fun to play but does have graphics that are on the dated side but that is quickly overlooked during the fun as taking down the ghosts is always a fun experience. The biggest issue that I had was a lack of maps as after a few hours of play the game does seem a bit redundant and my upgrades really did not impact my gameplay greatly.  The storyline seemed short and ended rather abruptly so hopefully more will be coming in a future update.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2022

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed hits almost all the right notes to bring the heart of the franchise to our screens. This is the fantasy of so many kids brought to life, and in a way that really feels like it does the movies and the spirit (no pun intended, this time!) of the franchise justice. From gorgeous graphics to engaging asymmetrical gameplay and hitting those notes of nostalgia that appeal to older players who grew up with the original movies, this game does it right. In the end, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2022

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed has some great ideas for the asymmetric multiplayer genre, but the sides aren't equally fun to play.

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Oct 28, 2022

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed offers a fantastic online experience that lends itself exceptionally well to the comedy horror franchise.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
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4 / 10
Oct 28, 2022

Bustin' will not make you feel good in this shallow and repetitive asymmetric multiplayer, that is one of the worst of the recent crop of 80s movie homages.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2022

With a little love and attention to current bugs and a roadmap for future content (I will absolutely shell out the bucks for a Vigo the Carpathian or Samhain DLC, should that happen), Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed could be a crowd-pleaser for a long time. As it stands right now, it's got enough Halloween spirit to carry you through the spooky season.

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68 / 100
Oct 27, 2022

Beyond several connection issues, the game really delivers what it promises and remains an entertaining experience to play with friends.

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6 / 10
Oct 26, 2022

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed has potential, but game balance, a lack of content and some uninspired gameplay makes me want to come back to it after a few updates. Busting ain’t making me so feel good right now.

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6 / 10
Oct 26, 2022

Bustin' makes us feel good, but not for as long as we'd hoped.

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Travis Northup
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2022

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is an asymmetrical multiplayer game that’s mostly enjoyable, but badly needs more content.

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Oct 25, 2022

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed's love for the source material shines through, but its good ideas are hindered by a lack of content and repetitive gameplay.

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6 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2022

At every turn Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed heads the wrong way. It has a stylized art direction but lacks ambitious cosmetics. It has a story but it is merely a crumb within the multiplayer-first experience. Then there are the great mechanics paired with a lack of meaningful depth. As a whole, the game is content impoverished. The end result is not a game that feels like it is missing something, it feels like it is missing some of everything. If it were to grow and continue as a live service, the team has a lot to work with. There should be a dozen ghosts to play as, and they all could be from the movies. The cosmetics need to be expanded tenfold. Also, if there is nothing they can do in the way of adding more weapons due to the franchise’s limits, there should be classes like Medic and Engineer. Along with a complete re-balance of how playing as the ghost works. There is something here that is fun to play for a shot bit. However, all we are left with is hope that it can grow as a live service.

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GAMES.CH
Top Critic
80%
Oct 24, 2022

While Ilfonic who previously worked on “Predator: Hunting Grounds” and “Friday the 13th: The Game” excel at recreating the look and feel of the Ghostbusters movies, the gameplay remains relatively simple and shallow. This isn’t necessarily a title you’ll sink night after night into, but instead one to pick up now and again to play a couple of missions with friends. While it’s a bit light on the content side, the developers have a history of supporting their games long after launch with extensive updates.

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6 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2022

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed succeeds when it suits you up as a Ghostbuster for the first time. You relish the thrill of capturing your first ghost and learning how to hunt them down. Playing as a ghost is equally fun, learning how to haunt and scare everyone out of the building. Unfortunately, playing this game by yourself will quickly become boring, as the single-player experience grows dull quickly. With friends or other players, the true fun of the game comes out. But even that will be short-lived if played too often, as a lack of variety and objectives to achieve will dull the fun.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2022

As it stands, Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is a great idea for an asymmetrical multiplayer experience, a potentially fun co-op time with friends, hampered by questionable design choices and a severe lack of content. You’ll see everything the game has to offer in an hour or so.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2022

Ghostbusters has shown itself to be a solid game with asynchronous multiplayer, but it doesn't have enough content to keep players engaged. It's a shame that the creators didn't prepare at least a more extensive and engaging story.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2022

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed delivers on its promise of fulfilling your ultimate Buster ghost-zapping fantasy.

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Wccftech
Top Critic
7.6 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2022

Ghostbusters by name, Ghostbusters by nature. Spirits Unleashed is true to its iconic roots, and everything from the brand translates smoothly into a frantic asymmetric experience, albeit a bit too complicated for its own good.

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