Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered Reviews
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered is enjoyable in short doses, but before long, it begins to feel like a chore. While I loved this game as an 11-year-old, I would find it incredibly difficult to suggest this to someone who wasn’t already a big fan of the Ghostbusters franchise.
If you did not play the original, and are a fan of the Ghostbusters franchise, then perhaps add it on your Xbox wishlist for when it’s on offer… if nothing else, you get to spend a few hours with Ackroyd, Murray, Ramis & Hudson hunting for ghosts and enjoying all of that ghostbuster-y banter!
I recommend Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered to fans of the original game and of the movies as it is fan service at its best.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered is an entertaining game for fans of the franchise. Even though those who have already played the 2009 original won’t see any gameplay or graphical improvements, this is still the best, most authentic Ghostbusters experience by far (outside of living in the corner penthouse of Spook Central).
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.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Ghostbusters: The Video game is still a good game after all those years. But this is not a good remaster.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Despite its flaws, Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered is still a lot of fun
That the Ghostbusters are cult, I don't need to repeat here actually. Nevertheless, the re-release of a good game after ten years left me rather cold. The graphic doesn't pull a player from his stool anymore in 2019 and even the tough ghost-hunter fan would have wished for a different remaster. The bottom line for me is only the note satisfying and the reference to the fact that in this case it's probably worth picking up the original. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to the third film and hope that this basically great series will experience its worthy restart.
Review in German | Read full review
Although Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered does include a handful or two of ideas and ghosts from the first two movies, it does a great job of explaining things enough that someone unfamiliar with the franchise can pick it up and play.
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.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered offers endless joy to the fans of the Ghostbusters movie franchise, but maybe not to others. If you never watched the movies before, you probably shouldn’t buy this game either.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Ghostbusters - The Video Game Remastered brings back one of the best works ever made to expand movie universes for games. With script and cast on par with what has been seen in theaters, it can maintain a fascinating ambience and unite it with consistent gameplay. This remastered version, however, although it can update some graphics, looks a lot more like a port, since it does not add much to what has been seen before and still needs some improvements, such as localization for our language, something that could not only present the game for a new audience as well as giving it new meanings for those who knew it before.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Ghostbusters made me feel all tingly in a good way. Many remasters do not stand the test of time however I felt that with the way the game was initially written and developed as well as the use of most of the amazing original cast from the movies it is the talent that has held it all together. If you ain’t afraid of no ghost, wanna relive that nostalgic ghostbusting atmosphere and also celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original movie you will not be disappointed. I award Ghostbuster: The Video Game Remastered the prestigious Thumb Culture Gold Award.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game is the best game based on the franchise and this remaster makes playing it more enjoyable than ever.
Ghostbusters: The Videogame Remastered still has the charme of the original outing, but the laziness of this remasterization prevents it from reaching an higher score.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered is elevated thanks to its cast and writers. This could have gone so wrong in so many ways but it ended up being one of the better movie tie-in games made in the seventh console generation.
When you take a step back and realize that this game is 10 years old, you can appreciate so much about it, however, the problems that this 10-year-old game have are glaringly obvious! In multiple parts of the game where there would be some type of event that would happen, I would find that my guy would be running around as my partners would just stand there doing nothing, or even better running into a wall! They were also not always the most helpful at reviving each other when one would fall. I am not sure how much I can complain though as there are times when you may be alongside 2-3 comrades as well as the ghosts wreaking havoc in the room, that is a LOT for the AI to comprehend all at once.
Those quibbles aside, Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered is a welcome treat this close to Halloween. Having the likenesses and original voice actors reprising their roles in this game when it first came out was a major win for the development team, and it still puts a smile on my face today. The shooting mechanics are a bit clumsy, but that plays into the collateral damage aspect of the game, which is hilarious at times. Some aspects have aged better than overs, but overall fans of the Ghostbusters franchise will undoubtedly enjoy what this game has to offer.
At its core, Ghostbuster: The Video Game Remastered still follows the same plot but with major improvements to its design.
One can clearly see the influence of Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd. If you are a Ghostbusters fanboy like myself then I highly suggest this game.