Is there something strange in your neighborhood? You better pick up a copy of Ghostbusters the Video Game Remastered and join the cast of the original title films as a rookie Ghostbuster in training.
Who You Gonna Call?
If you have ever considered yourself a fan of the Ghostbusters movies and are a gamer then this game should be a no brainer for you. It uses the same voice acting from the original 2009 video game so the entire cast from the films are on board for this ride. It is also chalked full of references and Easter eggs from the movies and the dialogue are on point and hilarious.
As far as the gameplay goes, the character movement can be a little clunky but it kinda works well for the proton pack action giving you the sense of chaos that is trying to control an arc from a particle accelerator on your back. In other words, it’s really fun. Weakening the ghosts, throwing out your trap, and wrangling them into the beam really captured the spirit (no pun intended) of the films. With these basic actions, using your psychokinetic energy (p.k.e.) meter to find clues and collectibles, as well as unlocking upgrades for your proton pack, the game stays fresh throughout the campaign.
When it comes to the story, I think they nailed it. Set two years after the second film you are a new recruit for the Ghostbusters. What fan of the Ghostbusters franchise hasn’t dreamed about chasing the paranormal alongside the original Ghostbusters crew and reliving iconic moments from the movies? Not just tacked on but for good reason, in the story of the game you will be performing the tasks from wreaking havoc on a slimmer infested hotel to taking down a fifty-foot marshmallow man, the thrills and chills are non stop. Yes, there are even a few moments that might give you the creeps or make you jump as you play so be sure to turn out the lights.
I played the game on the Nintendo Switch and it really looks good. I haven’t really noticed any slowdowns but I also haven’t seen any side by side comparisons to other consoles or even the original game for that matter. Overall the game is a great iteration in the Ghostbusters franchise that any fan should buy. With it priced at $29.99 on the Switch eShop it is more than worth the bang for your buck.