I’ve been playing Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed on PC, so after playing it for awhile now I think it’s time to my review on the game. Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is from IllFonic, the team behind one of my favorite games, Friday the 13th: The Game. Is this game worth your time or is it a whole slime of a mess? Read the rest of the review and find out.
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is a 4v1 multiplayer game, which includes crossplay, where players can play a Ghostbuster or a Ghost. The four Ghostbusters with their proton packs travel to unique locations and capture a Ghost in time before it’s late. Also, you can play offline as well and play with AI. It’s an easy to play game that anyone can pick up.
As a long time Ghostbusters‘ fan, I got to say I had a lot of fun playing Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed. Majority of the time I did play with a friend so it made the experience even more fun and a hilarious time. From playing a Ghostbuster or a Ghost, the game definitely kept it fresh, especially since I’m playing the game with other players online. I do have some nitpicks for the game which I’ll go into in a bit.
Let’s kick it off with the positives. Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is a good looking game! When you first walk into the Firehouse I was in awe, and I loved seeing all the references and Easter eggs. Also, the customizations for the characters were also great and tried to make my character look as close as me as possible. Oh, and the voice acting was top notched! Hell, the game even have casts like Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore and Dan Aykroyd as Raymond Stantz.
The gameplay as either a Ghostbuster or a Ghost are both fun to use. As a Ghostbuster, team work is a must! I thought there was times I could solo and capture a ghost by myself, but how wrong I was. Also, being able to play a different Ghost at the 5 locations in the game was an enjoyable and funny experience. Another thing, I enjoy actually hunting down the Ghosts with PKE Meter, especially when they could be hiding in items they’re possess.
Also, another thing to add, at first I thought this was just a multiplayer game off the jump and nothing else, but I was so wrong. Without going into spoilers, the more you play you’ll get cutscenes and even an ending. I honestly wasn’t expecting that, so it was a nice touch.
Now with my cons. What I would have liked is having a practice mode with the Ghosts I play in the game. As a Ghostbuster, there’s a tutorial to get you ready to bust a Ghost, but as a Ghost you just jump in a figure it out yourself. The more you play you get used to it, but off the jump you got to learn as you play.
I played the game on PC, so I can only speak from my experience. When I use the proton beam to try and capture a Ghost, I always had this weird drop in my frames and have a stutter. When I played with my friend, who was on the PS5, he said he wasn’t having that problem. Even with some setting adjustments I still saw the problem.
Another thing I wished the game have is always knowing where the other players are at. I know there’s an indicator you can press, but I would like to know where my teammates are at. And that’s all nitpicks regarding Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed.
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is worth the time, especially if you’re a Ghostbusters fan, which there’s a lot of online. I do think $40 is a slight bit much, but it’s worth the buy, especially if it’s on sale. The game is honestly a lot of fun even if you’re not familiar with the franchise. IllFonic has another banger in their hands for sure, and I’m open for them do even so a solo story mode game, that’s how impressed I was.
I recommend Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed