The Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed game was released this month. It was released for the PS5, Xbox SX and Windows PC platforms. It was also released for the PS4 and Xbox One platforms.
The game is part of the action and first-person shooter genres. It does have a purpose and that is to make you realise you are not alone.
Initially, you will enter the Ghostbusters Firehouse and encounter two of the original Ghostbusters. They are Winston Zeddemore and Raymond Stantz. You will be recruited by them as a trainee Ghostbuster. They will continue to make appearances throughout the game.
Your playable character will be customisable, in a variety of areas: body, outfits and accessories. The customisation will be done at the start of the game, after you receive your radio. It will be possible to return to customisation during the game.
You will have to team up with 3 other online players and take on a ghost controlled by a 4th online player. This will create a 4v1 multiplayer match. Alternatively, you will have the option of playing the match as a single player, with AI controlled characters.
Your team will deal with hauntings at various locations in New York City. These locations will remind you of the original Ghostbusters films. During the hauntings, civilians who have been scared by ghosts will have to be calmed down.
At your disposal will be weapons from the original films. You will be able to use the P.K.E. Meter, Proton Pack and Particle Thrower. They will be used to track and destroy rifts. If they are not destroyed, a ghost will respawn again. Once the rifts are all destroyed, it will be possible to form a tether and bust a ghost into the Trap device. After a ghost has been busted, you will dispose of it in the Containment Unit.
Nearly all the ghosts that are in the game have not appeared in any of the films. Some of these ghosts are called Infernal, Shriek, Winky, Wraith and Zappy. The only ghost from the films that is in the game is Slimer.
It is even possible to play as a ghost and take on a team of Ghostbusters. As a ghost, you will have to possess objects, hide rifts, scare away civilians and perform attacks on the Ghostbusters.
Also check out Ghostbusters for PS4, Xbox One, Switch & PC.