GhostBusters Spirits Unleashed Ecto Edition Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For this GhostBusters Spirits Unleashed Ecto Edition Review, we play with all the iconic gear and gadgets, from Proton Packs to PKE Meters and Ghost Traps, that fans would expect and new gamers to the universe will enjoy when playing as a Ghostbuster. Ghosts have multiple abilities in their arsenal, like possessing objects, of course, sliming, and more, that make haunting all the various locations a blast to play. In addition, many will recognize the Firehouse and Ray’s Occult Books that act as the game’s hub.

GhostBusters Spirits Unleashed Ecto Edition Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 4.4GB Download size.
  • Action 4 v 1 gameplay.
  • Opening optional training area. (replayable)
  • Full single-player support against the Ai.
  • Officially licensed game.
  • The Firehouse and Ray’s Occult shop is your hub where you can soak in the atmosphere, talk with the guys, take on jobs, and side hustles, and customize yourself.
  • Character customization options – Body (physique, face, and hairstyle), outfits (name tag, tops, shirt logo, shirt patch 1 and 2, bottoms, and full outfit), accessories (headwear, eyewear, elbow pads, gloves, knee pads, and footwear).
  • Gear customization – particle thrower, proton pack, PKE meter, and the ghost trap.
  • Unlock new upgrades and parts for your gear to affect their stats and general usage.
  • Earn EXP and level up to get new outfits and gear unlocks.
  • The collectible fungus can be found in levels for Rewards and exp.
  • You lose money for damaging property.
  • Civilians will run around scared of ghosts or your behavior.
  • You can calm civilians down by completing a mini-game.
  • Secondary Gadgets can be unlocked and equipped – VAD, ionizer pods, radar Puck, belt gizmo, disruptor pylon, and Ecto goggles.
  • You can indeed slide down the pole in the firehouse.
  • Little trinkets and Easter eggs lying around the firehouse.
  • Unlock new side hustle missions as you level up.
  • Research contracts add more experience and rewards to a job.
  • Has the iconic theme tune.
  • Excellent voice work.
  • Ten locations to play in – New Motion Club, S C Y County Courthouse, Moros Medical Facility, RMS Artemisa, Clock Tower Brewery and pub, Rock Island Prison, Hudson Canyon Lodge, Petey’s Pirate Cove,
    Galway Station, and Whitestone Museum.
  • You get an opening and closing cutscene of your team.
  • Does include uniforms and tech from the the real Ghostbusters cartoon.
  • Has the latest update adding new locations, More narrative, and Tobin pages along with Halloween events and cardboard shells for your gear.
  • A lot of visual feedback on your performance from calming civilians to picking up fungus or busting ghosts.
  • Your AI team will ping ghosts and locations.
  • Pings show locations.
  • A lot of fun even solo.
  • Gets addictive.
  • If you level up during a job it bangs up saying it and shows any unlocks.
  • End of job breakdown.
  • You can play as a ghost and get a full training match.
  • Ghosts (including you) can inhabit objects.
  • As a ghost you can slime up the place, slime people, use abilities, see through walls, find rifts (your spawn point) and hide it or move it, sabotage Ghostbusters kit, haunt and possess items, and more.
  • When possessing an item you can jump from one to the other.
  • Pke is the source of ghosts and this goes down when using abilities but also regents slowly over time.
  • The goal of the Ghostbusters is to clear out all ghosts and destroy all rifts, the ghost’s goal is to fill that haunted meter up to 100 percent.
  • Ghosts can escape a tether and even the ghost trap if they line up in the direction and mash the correct button.
  • Put new shells over the top of your gear to completely change their appearance.
  • Ghosts and Ghostbusters are the same rank so any exp earned from any goes towards unlocks.
  • Many types of ghosts with each have unique abilities and flaws including the newly added Overlord ghost types with three variants.
  • Four difficulties for the ghosts in a private match.
  • Private match also allows you to pick which location and ghost is haunting it.
  • Ghost bounties are a series of random events that have a set ghost, reward and a list of modifiers.
  • Clippings that are found in game will show on Ray’s board in his shop so you can re read them.
  • You can edit four characters and have them assigned to your team instead of the default random characters, you can also choose between the characters meaning you can have four load outs in a way.
  • You see your characters roaming the firehouse.
  • You can read watch any unlocked cutscenes.
  • Daily and weekly challenges.
  • Egons setup a shelf for all you collect moulds and funguses and as you find them in game you build the bar up and unlock exp and customisation rewards.
  • Contracts – two types and one is called side hustles which gives player level exp and customisation rewards whereas the other one is exp for your gear so you can get unlocks faster.

GhostBusters Spirits Unleashed Ecto Edition Review Cons:

  • No local multiplayer which is a huge oversight.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Takes a bit of getting used to the flow and judging distances.
  • The AI can get a bit clingy and it makes finishing solo jobs harder.
  • So easy to damage property.
  • When playing offline the game still requires you to leave the party in order to watch new narratives and if you miss it or decline then you have to restart the game to trigger it.
  • Got stuck in a weird loop in solo play where I couldn’t back out of the job setup screen.
  • A fair bit to take in and remember.
  • Random crashes and the game closing down.
  • Had and still have the contracts locking and unlocking themselves.
  • Daily and weekly challenges are for online or require online subs to use and even see.
  • Levelling up gear takes a long time.
  • The performance of the game is actually worse on the big screen.

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GhostBusters Spirits Unleashed Ecto Edition:

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Developer: Illfonic 

Publisher: Illfonic 

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10


Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is a 4v1 action game that lets you play as a Ghostbuster or a ghost in various locations. You can customize your character and gear, unlock new upgrades and gadgets, and collect fungus for rewards. The game features an official license, excellent voice work, an iconic theme tune, and many Easter eggs from the franchise. You can also enjoy the game solo with AI teammates and enemies. The game has recently added new content and events for Halloween. However, the game also has some drawbacks, such as no local multiplayer, no rebindable controls, easy property damage, and some bugs and glitches. Overall, the game is a lot of fun and addictive for fans of Ghostbusters. It really is a ton of fun regardless if you play solo or with friends, This is the definitive Ghostbuster game and the only one you need.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!