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Ghostbusters: The Video Game

Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a video game based on the Ghostbusters film franchise in development for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, and PC, to be published by Sierra Entertainment. The PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC versions are being developed by Terminal Reality, while the PlayStation 2, Wii and Nintendo DS versions are being developed by Red Fly Studio. The game's storyline is being written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, the writers of the original films. They, along with Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson, will also lend their voices and likenesses to the game. Several supporting cast members, such as William Atherton (Walter Peck), Brian Doyle Murray (as the team's psychiatrist, who may be the same character he played in Ghostbusters II) and Annie Potts (Janine) have also signed on.

Release Date: October 21, 2008

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[largetext][/largetex]There have been a number of games released in the Ghostbusters universe, ranging from video games to board games. The earliest game associated with the Ghostbusters franchise was the Activision version of Ghostbusters, written by David Crane while the movie was still in development. It was released in 1984 or 1985 depending on platform, and was widely criticized for its impossible game play and poor spelling.

Activision: Atari 2600, Nintendo, Sega Master System

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In 1986, West End Games created a Ghostbusters role playing game on a brand new platform for gaming. The game incorporated a variety of rules, and gameplay was enhanced through add-on books. For the 1989 Ghostbusters 2 release, the game was re-issued as Ghostbusters International with another series of gameplay books. The series went out of print in 1998.

Ghostbusters RPG:
Ghostbusters International: Pumpkin Patch Panic, Lurid Tales of Doom, ApoKERMIS Now!, Ghostbusters 2: The Adventure, & Tobin's Spirit Guide.

GURPS Ghost-Breakers:
To avoid copyright infringement, but still do some Ghostbusters related RPG material for the GURPS system, Steve Jackson Games did a chapter called "Ghost-Breaking" in their book "GURPS All-star Jam 2004" which is still in print and contains a lot of good information for playing a Ghostbusters game with the GURPS rule set. The free "lite" version of their rules are available on their site for folks who don't want to shell out for the hard copy books.
The rules were written by Kenneth Hite who also wrote their "Horror" game world book and is also a big "Call of Cthulu" gamer.

Real Ghostbusters Board Game:

A game released by Milton Bradely.

The Real Ghostbusters hand held electronic game by Remco

Ghostbusters on Sega Genisis:
An action game by Sega.

Ghostbusters The Video Game:
The new game by Sierra Entertainment. The game script will be written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, and stars the original GBs along with Annie Potts and William Atherton. The Game will be avalible on x-box 360, PS3, PC, Wii, PS2 and Nintendo DS.

Ghostbusters II Activision



Extreme Ghostbusters:
Many games were released even after the initial ending of the series. These included:

Extreme Ghostbusters, Gameboy Color
Extreme Ghostbusters, Code Ecto-1, Gameboy Advance
Extreme Ghostbusters, Zap the Ghosts, PC
Extreme Ghostbusters, Activity Centre, PC
Extreme Ghostbusters, The Ultimate Invasion, Playsation



This page was last edited by AJ Quick on April 19, 2008, 11:03 am
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Ghostbusters RPG: ApoKERMIS Now! - http://www.gbfans.com/games/books/apokermis-now/
Ghostbusters RPG: Scared Stiffs - http://www.gbfans.com/games/books/scared-stiffs/
Ghostbusters RPG: Pumpkin Patch Panic - http://www.gbfans.com/games/books/pumpkin-patch-panic/
Ghostbusters RPG: Lurid Tales of Doom - http://www.gbfans.com/games/books/lurid-tales-of-doom/
Ghostbusters RPG: Ghostbusters 2: The Adventure - http://www.gbfans.com/games/books/gb2-adventure/
Ghostbusters RPG: Operations Manual - http://www.gbfans.com/games/books/rpg-operations-manual/
Ghostbusters RPG: Training Manual - http://www.gbfans.com/games/books/rpg-training-manual/
Ghostbusters 2 by Activision - http://www.gbfans.com/games/ghostbusters-2/
Ghostbusters (Activision) - http://www.gbfans.com/games/ghostbusters-activision/
Ghostbusters International Role Playing Game - http://www.gbfans.com/games/ghostbusters-international/
Ghostbusters Role Playing Game - http://www.gbfans.com/games/ghostbusters-rpg/
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime - http://www.gbfans.com/games/ghostbusters-sanctum-of-slime/
Ghostbusters (Sega Genesis) - http://www.gbfans.com/games/ghostbusters-sega-genesis/
Ghostbusters: The Video Game - http://www.gbfans.com/games/ghostbusters-the-video-game/
IGT Ghostbusters Slot Machine - http://www.gbfans.com/games/igt-ghostbusters-slot-machine/
Game Manuals - http://www.gbfans.com/games/manuals/
Ghostbusters NES Manual - http://www.gbfans.com/games/manuals/ghostbusters-nes/
Ghostbusters 2 NES Manual - http://www.gbfans.com/games/manuals/ghostbusters-2-nes/
Ghostbusters Atari Manual - http://www.gbfans.com/games/manuals/ghostbusters-atari/
Sega Master System Game Manual - http://www.gbfans.com/games/manuals/sega-master-system/
Ghostbusters 2 Gameboy Manual - http://www.gbfans.com/games/manuals/ghostbusters-2-gameboy/
Real Ghostbusters Arcade Game - http://www.gbfans.com/games/real-ghostbusters-arcade/


 
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