It’s a title that attracted a fair degree of pre-release hype and then just seemed to plummet as soon as it hit the shelves last year. However Ghostbusters the game does manage to provide all the charm of the classic 80’s movies along with a surprising amount of comedy value despite some frustrating in game mechanics. So if you’re a big Ghostbusters fan or someone who enjoys a fun, tongue-in-cheek-style adventure game, you can now get hold of a PC copy for just £9.95 from Zavvi. Even though a digital download will set you back just a tiny bit more – coming in at 49p more from Game – traditionalists will be pleased to know that after Zavvi, they’ll be looking at £13.40 for a hard copy of the game.
With authentic voiceovers from many of the original cast – including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson - and with a script penned by the original Ghost Busters writers, you know that in terms of story, the game adaptation is going to be worthy of its epic source material. It sees the player assuming the role of a rookie who’s just been recruited into the Ghostbusters squad, and soon finds themselves battling a horde of baddies (many of them Ghostbusters classics like the Stay Puft Marshmellow man) and travelling round some diverse locations in and around NewYork City.
The gameplay is enjoyable. Using the classic proton pack – which has four different modes – you have to grapple with a range of different ghostly apparitions and try and force them into one of your ghost traps - something which many reviewers compare to wrestling some giant bass on a fishing game. Along with rounding up the ghouls, the game provides some satisfying puzzle challenges which help keep you going between ghost fights which, unfortunately, can get slightly repetitive. However, despite the drawbacks, and some clear signs of console porting, the PC version is well worth £9.95, and an adaptation which is definitely worthy of the Ghostbusters license.
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