'Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed' Review

Developer: Illfonic  Publisher: Ubisoft  Genre: First-Person Shooter, Multiplayer Platform: PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One/XSX/S, Microsoft Windows Reviewed on: PS5 

How can you not enter the end of October without getting into a Ghostbusters mood? 

If you have watched the movies over a dozen times and want to get in on the action ourselves, gaming should be a perfect medium for a Ghostbusters adaptation. 

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed would make you think this is finally the paranormal activity that franchise fans will want to immerse themselves in. 

Disappointingly, Spirits Unleashed is a rather tame and uninspired multiplayer Ghostbusters game, albeit one that is oozing with Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man-sized potential 

With some great gameplay elements, it definitely plays like the first-person Ghostbusters game fans of the franchise have yearned for, but the game could really use more options and excitement. 

The real Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson ready to help guide you, the newest Ghostbuster recruit, it’s up to the player to bust (and become) some ghosts as they indulge in an online ecosystem 

Just like the films, it takes more than one Ghostbuster to successfully heal a location of its troublesome spirits. 

The largest issue with Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is far from its ability to properly capture the spirit and essence of its source material–again 

Spirits Unleashed has a lot of potential, but at the moment, it’s a bust–players will have to wait and see if it can recover.