June 16, 2009
November 06, 2009 (AU, EU, NA)
December 28, 2010 (EU, NA)
|Delisting||February 06, 2017 - Steam
February 2017 - PlayStation Portable
Xbox 360 (NA)
Ghostbusters: The Video Game was delisted from Steam on February 6th, 2017. GameStop download codes were available for the PC version at the time but are no longer on sale. The Xbox 360 Games on Demand edition remained on sale and was not delisted alongside the Steam and PSP versions.
Though the developer, Terminal Reality, went defunct in 2013, the cause for the Steam delisting is most likely due to the expiration of the Ghostbusters license. The game was available for seven years and seven months and was likely renewed at least once in that time. With Atari continuing to pivot from console games, to PC early access, to mobile and now to hardware and licensed goods, it’s probable that they chose not to renew again.
The game remains available on physical media for every system it released on.
About the Game
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“The Ghostbusters are back for an all new adventure! With Manhattan overrun again by supernatural creatures, gamers take the role of a new recruit joining the famous Ghostbusters team. Equipped with a variety of unique equipment and gadgets, players hunt, fight and wrangle a wide range of ghosts in an all-new battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.“
- THE AUTHENTIC GHOSTBUSTERS GAME EXPERIENCE – Delivering a special gaming experience to the tremendous Ghostbusters fan base around the world, Ghostbusters™: The Video Game features the original cast from Columbia Pictures’ classic Ghostbusters films, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson – together again for the first time in over 20 years. Supporting the original Ghostbusters crew are the talents of Annie Potts, Brian Doyle Murray and William Atherton.
- UNIQUE GHOST BUSTING ACTION – Like the films before it, Ghostbusters™: The Video Game is all-new classic adventure with Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis returning to the helm to script and create a new storyline that leads gamers through the trials and tribulations of the world’s leading paranormal ghost busting team. Players experience a variety of frightening new ghosts, even some based on ideas from Aykroyd and Ramis that never made it into the original feature films.
- EQUIPMENT, GADGETS & ENEMIES – Ghostbusters™: The Video Game features never seen before ghost hunting, wrangling and trapping game mechanics with upgradeable gadgets. Gamers can wear ghosts down into a weakened state with the Proton Pack’s Blast Stream and use the Capture Stream to wrangle them into the trap, execute different strategic tactics with the new Slime Tether and Stasis Stream, and scan and analyze targets using like the P.K.E. Meter and Paragoggles.
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Thanks to SHROOMY for submitting this information to the site.