Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered Reviews
Ghostbusters was a great tie-in back in 2009 but this remaster doesn't really make for a vastly improved experience.
It always put nostalgia first and gameplay second, but 10 years on and Ghostbusters: The Video Game just feels like mediocre fan fiction.
Back in 2009, Ghostbusters: The Video Game was a solid shooter elevated by the involvement of the original Ghostbusting team, but a decade later it's a little tired. If you have any fondness for the franchise then it provides a wonderful hit of nostalgia, and it's still a genuine pleasure to see the whole Ghostbusting team back together, but those looking for great gameplay should probably look elsewhere.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered gets some visual improvements, but not much else. Strong nostalgia hooks will delight fans, but won't bring in any new audience.
With a fresh coat of paint, higher resolution, and sharper textures, Ghostbusters: The Game Remastered brings the unofficial Ghostbusters 3 script to life for a whole new audience. While the multiplayer mode is still AWOL, Saber Interactive promises we'll see that pop out of a ghost trap in the near future. In the meantime, there's a fantastic swan song for the original Ghostbusters team.
It’s tough to recommend a ‘remaster’ of a game that’s only half remastered.
For a budget priced remaster, it’s still a fun time, especially if you’re a fan of the Ghostbusters.
As an officially licensed instalment in a beloved franchise, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is still a resounding success ten years on. But as a third-person shooter with physics-based ghost capturing, it's a bit one-note. The atmosphere, design, and voice cast are perfect, but the combat peaks early and quickly become a bore. The main campaign is enjoyable enough that it's worth enduring the repetition, though.
Written by and starring the original cast of Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered is simply the best video game based on a movie property ever created. With fun gameplay and bizarre events, this is the closest you'll ever get to strapping on a real proton pack.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered brings back a game from a previous generation that does a very good job at portraying the much appreciated movie series. Under a third person action game, this remaster features plenty of fun moments and a great amount of ghosts to catch, while it does not go much further at making improvements beyond the original game and ends up being rather short.
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The brunt of the work here has gone into raising the game's resolution and frame rate, and implementing higher quality assets all around.
Once again we dip into the ghoul-infested, nostalgic world of Ghostbusters: The Video Game but is it worth your time or should you just close your wallet right now?
Any fan of the franchise will enjoy it for its authenticity, references, behind-the-scenes insights, and the opportunity to finally see what happens next as they accompany the original crew on another mad caper overflowing with 'buster banter straight from the creators themselves. Those unfamiliar should still have a good time, owing to the generally strong gameplay mechanics (despite some botched implementation), atmospheric moments, and set-piece encounters that together comprise a campaign refreshing in its straightforward linearity.
Mechanically-speaking, there's little you haven’t seen elsewhere, but it’s a good-looking, fun third-person romp dripping in slimy nostalgia, and the chance to spend time in the company of these old friends – some of them dearly departed – is too good to pass up if you've ever strapped on your school backpack and gone out to catch ghosts in the garden.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered is still a fun ride for fans of Ray, Egon, Peter and Winston. It's just too bad that no new features were added, that the game lost its multiplayer mode and, most of all, that it wasn't really remastered. Let's just hope that Saber Interactive will keep its promise and add a new multiplayer mode soon.
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Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered is still a fun ride for fans of Ray, Egon, Peter and Winston. And the fact that its upped resolution and framerate make it look better than ever doesn't hurt. It's just too bad that no new features were added and that the game lost its multiplayer mode. Let's just hope that Saber Interactive will keep its promise and add a new multiplayer mode soon.
Review in French | Read full review
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered may be the same game it was ten years ago, but I couldn't help but smile while playing through it once again.