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Many of the principal cast members from the films were involved in the game's production. Each of the actors who portrayed the Ghostbusters in the films (Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson) lent their voices and likenesses to the in-game characters. It is also Ramis's final portrayal as Egon Spengler and story to the Ghostbusters franchise before his death in 2014. Aykroyd and Ramis, who wrote the films, also aided in script doctoring for the game.[10] Other film cast members to reprise their roles were William Atherton, Annie Potts, and Max von Sydow. Ghostbusters: The Video Game contains the soundtrack from the original Ghostbusters film, along with various characters, locations, and props featured in the films. Aykroyd later described the game as being "essentially the third movie."[11][12] The game received generally favorable reviews from critics, and more than three million copies were sold. A remastered version for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, developed by Saber Interactive and published by Mad Dog Games, was released on October 4, 2019.[13]


Ghostbusters: The Video Game is set in November 1991 during the Thanksgiving celebrations, two years after the events of the 1989 supernatural comedy film Ghostbusters II.[23][11] The primary characters are Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis),[11] a trio of eccentric parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City known as the Ghostbusters. In the original film Ghostbusters, the team combat a rising paranormal threat in the city, hiring a fourth member, Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) [11] to cope with demand. It is revealed in the video game that this threat was the result of machinations by long-dead cult leader Ivo Shandor to bring about catastrophe using his building, 55 Central Park West, to summon the demi-god Gozer the Gozerian.Ghostbusters II follows the team after they have been put out of business due to the damage caused by defeating Gozer. They re-form as a new threat arises in the form of Vigo the Carpathian, a 16th-century tyrant reborn in a painting.In Ghostbusters: The Video Game, the Ghostbusters have become city contractors, authorized and insured to capture ghosts.[citation needed]

In 2006, game developer ZootFly started to work on a Ghostbusters game before having secured the rights to develop the game from Sony. The company subsequently released videos of an early version of the game. The company was unable to secure the rights to develop the game as a Ghostbusters game, continuing to develop the game as a non-Ghostbusters-themed game renamed TimeO.[5]

Coincidentally, in 2007, Vivendi Games and developer Terminal Reality met with Sony Pictures to discuss the possibility of developing their own Ghostbusters video game.[42] The positive reaction that Zootfly's videos garnered helped sell the concept of such a game to Sony.[5] After a successful pitch, Terminal Reality started developing the game, eventually stating that the PlayStation 3 would be the lead development platform.[43] One feature of the game that Terminal Reality promoted was a crowd artificial intelligence system to be used extensively for a Thanksgiving Day parade level that was eventually cut from the final version.[44]

A remastered version of the game, developed by Saber Interactive and published by Mad Dog Games, was released for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows on October 4, 2019,[72][13] marking the game's 10th anniversary and the franchise's 35th anniversary. It is dedicated to Harold Ramis, who died five years before the game was remastered. The game's remastered version is based on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows versions of the original game. Online features were said to be in development before its release, but were later cancelled due to the code "not cooperating."[73] The remastered version of Ghostbusters: The Video Game only has English audio files, while the first edition has multiple audio files (English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish) recorded by the original voice actors.

The beloved and critically acclaimed Ghostbusters video game is back and remastered for Nintendo Switch!Strap on your proton pack once again and join the Ghostbusters on the adventure with the voice and likeness of the original crew as you battle to save New York! Authentic Ghostbusters Experience - The game features the voices and in-game likenesses of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson in an original story penned by the writers of the original films - Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.Unique Gameplay - Experience unique ghost hunting, wrangling and trapping with upgradeable weapons in widely destructible environments. Test the team's mettle with large scale boss fights. Storyline Campaign - Play through a unique storyline as the player battles and captures ghosts - both well-loved and brand new - throughout New York.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game originally debuted for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii back in 2009 and it was a triumph in Ghostbusting video games. Thankfully, 10 years later, this remaster is here to show a new generation of gamers how busting makes you feel good. You play as a new recruit who joins Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore on their adventures busting ghosts across New York City. The visuals aren't exactly realistic but they're fantastic and the voice cast consists of the actual original actors from the film. Meanwhile, the gameplay involves trapping ghosts in intricate and often chaotic battles as well as searching for ghosts in a spooky first-person perspective. The result is a top-notch gaming experience that alternates between edge-of-your-seat eeriness and action-packed excitement. Needless to say, I highly recommend playing this on Halloween and it's great for the whole family.

Before Digital Foundry, I used to check out the Lens of Truth for multiplatform comparisons. The site may be gone, but the videos still exist. Here's the Ghostbusters comparison (it's a 10 year old vid on old capture hardware, so the it's not as smooth as the game really plays)

Solid review, guys! I had it for my PS3 and it is handy not having to dig out the old console when I want to play this gem. But as you said, a remaster it is not. Tiny tweaks. Levels are loaded during cutscenes, that kind of thing. But for a GB fan this is the video game experience we've been hoping for since the days of the first gaming tie-in. Seriously recommended for fans of the franchise! They may have missed an opportunity here to add a few tweaks. Little things like selecting uniform color or style (GB1 vs GB2 flight suit logos). But hey, it's still a fun little game, and the sound design is excellent if you don some headphones.

While licensed tie-in video games to film franchises have a rough reputation, Ghostbusters: The Video Game in 2009 sought to be a worthy successor to the two live-action films. Featuring the voices and likenesses of the original cast and a story penned by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, it stayed true to the tone and style that fans expected, with many considering it effectively the canonical Ghostbusters 3. Now we seem to be getting an actual canonical third Ghostbusters movie, and the Video Game has been remastered for current generation consoles. Does busting ghosts still hold up ten years later?

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered shows the potential of licensed video game tie-ins. The Ghostbusters franchise has had its ups and downs as video games. However, this one is the one that feels most in the spirit of the films that spawned it. Despite lingering technical hiccups and some underwhelming storytelling decisions, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is worth checking out for any fan of the franchise.

You have to bear in mind that neither the developer (Terminal Reality) nor the publisher (Atari) still exist, so it's very possible that the original assets used to create some of the cutscenes no longer exist, so Saber Interactive just went with (badly) upscaling the cutscene video files that were in the original retail release. I say "some" because on the PS4 version of this remaster some cutscenes look noticeably better than others. The ones that seem to suffer seem to be the cutscenes that used the actual in-game assets...oddly.

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo

Well there is something something strange in the neighbourhood; the remastered version of the Ghostbusters game, originally released for the Xbox 360. Honestly, I did not see this game coming, though having played the original back in the day, it is nice to be able to revisit on Xbox One. Developed by Saber Interactive and published by Mad Dog Games, has much been changed in the intervening years in this spiritual successor to the movies?

Usually, with games remembered as fondly as this one, it is digitally made available as a backwards compatible title, though that program has recently been stopped, for now. But the remastered version has done some work to upgrade the graphical quality of the New York locations you visit as well improve the quality of the cut scenes. But I have to say you can still very much tell it is not a native Xbox One game as the character models still look like they could be a vastly improved. The audio of this game is as good as I remember with the background music you immediately associate with Ghostbusters like the sounds of the proton packs, the PKE detector and other equipment. It still makes me feel nostalgic and with the original voices, it ticks a lot of boxes. Hearing the stern unflappable delivery of Harold Ramis, the naïve intelligent Dan Ackroyd, the deflated acceptance of Ernie Hudson and of course the funny sarcastic quips of Bill Murray who surprised many by contributing to the game. There are a few other familiar voices like Janine the phone operator and the mayor of New York, but the original cast was always going to be the most important. 041b061a72


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