Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed – Video Game Review

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is now available on Nintendo Switch.

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, the 4v1 hunt or haunt action-packed video game from IllFonic, delivers a supernatural experience that captures the essence of the beloved Ghostbusters franchise. Available on Nintendo Switch with full crossplay, this Ecto Edition is a must-have for fans, as it includes all four post-launch DLC packages, breathing new life into the ghost-hunting mayhem.

From the moment you fire up the game, it’s evident that Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed isn’t aiming for high-end graphics, but it doesn’t need to. The art style exudes charm, immersing players in a modern Ghostbusters world that oozes nostalgia and humor. The voice acting is top-notch, with the original Ghostbusters’ quips and banter bringing a sense of authenticity to the experience. It’s clear that the developers understand the source material and have paid great attention to detail.

As a fan of the films and a Ghostbusters collector, I couldn’t help but be delighted with how this game taps into the franchise’s essence. It’s a nostalgia trip that successfully blends old and new, offering a fun and engaging gameplay experience. The variety of game modes and a wide array of maps and locations ensure that boredom is never on the table.

However, it’s worth noting that there is a learning curve when mastering the controls.

The game’s unique mechanics require players to multitask. You must juggle between shooting ghosts, discharging the proton pack, and strategically deploying ghost traps. While it can be overwhelming at first, it adds depth to the gameplay and a sense of accomplishment when mastering the art of ghostbusting.

One of the standout features of Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is the asymmetrical gameplay, allowing players to step into the shoes of both the Ghostbusters and the mischievous ghosts. Playing as a ghost can be a blast, but the controls feel somewhat inverted, which can take some time to get used to.


I give Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed 4 out of 5 stars. Without a doubt, it is the best Ghostbusters game made to date. It pays homage to the beloved franchise while introducing fresh and engaging gameplay that keeps players returning for more. So, if you’re a fan of Ghostbusters or just looking for some thrilling 4v1 action, this game is a must-have for your collection. You can get it on PC, PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One + Series X, and S. Get ready to wrangle ghosts and save the world, Ghostbusters style!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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