If you always wanted to see another Ghostbusters movie with the original cast, then Ghostbusters: The Video Game is the perfect supplement. It’s hilarious, has plenty of nods to the movies, features the original music, and is incredibly fun! Here are some reasons why you should invest in this older game to get your ghost-busting fix.
Continues the Story from the Movies
Though originally released in 2009, a remastered version was released in 2019 and is available on most platforms. The game takes place in 1991, and you play as a new recruit who joins the Ghostbusters to investigate paranormal activity in New York. The story is compelling, acting as a direct continuation of the previous adventures. Oh, and Mr. Stay Puft may or may not make an appearance early on in the game.
Features Most of the Original Cast
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson all returned as the original Ghostbusters, and you can tell that they’re having fun doing it. There are some other surprise roles reprised, as well. These actors know their characters inside and out, so their performances really amplify the original and organic atmosphere that the movies created. It’s a delight to hear them all banter just like the old days.
Written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis
One of the main charms of the first two Ghostbusters movies was the witty dialogue. Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis helped with the script just like they did with the movies. Because of this, you get their in-depth knowledge of the technology, rules, and ins and outs of being a Ghostbuster. They also bring some great level designs, along with new and old ghosts to capture. It all feels pretty seamless with the movies.
You’ll Actually Get Scared!
Just like Luigi’s Mansion, there are plenty of thrills in this game. When you’re quietly scanning with your PKE Meter and then have some books fly past your head or have a ghost fly out at you, then you’ll jump out of your skin. The designs for the ghosts are pretty chilling, too. Some of the best scares are at the library. Remember that librarian from the first movie? You’ll never forget her now.
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed may be a fun ride, but the remastered version of Ghostbusters: The Video Game is on another level. Get your hands on this instant classic as soon as you can!
Guest Author: Gabrielle Muniz