Back in 2009, Ghostbusters: The Video Game was released, and it was pretty good. Those who missed it will soon be able to get into it.
Since then, some utter abominations – we’re looking directly at you, Sanctum of Slime in particular – have blorped out like big lumps of Slimer after a crazed carb bender.
Anyway, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is being remastered to be let loose on PS4, Xbox One and Switch. Which is pretty good news if you like both gaming and busting ghosts.
This one features the original ghost-busting foursome of Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, and unless our memories fail us it was a whole lot of fun back in the early PS3 days. It also featured a brand new story written by Aykroyd and Ramis, involving you playing a fresh Ghostbusters recruit and taking on a new infestation of ghouls in New York City.
Of course, that wasn’t the first Ghostbusters game, with that honour going to the Commodore 64 (and other home computers) version way back in 1984. It was fun at the time, but we’re not sure that it would stand up so well nowadays. There was also a current-gen release simply entitled Ghostbusters a couple of years ago. But we’re trying to forget about that. We won’t even start on mobile games.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game – Remastered is due to be let out of containment later in 2019.