Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered is ending its Epic exclusivity

"He's a sailor, he's in New York; we get this guy laid, we won't have any trouble!"
(Image credit: Mad Dog Games)

The original version of Ghostbusters: The Video Game was delisted from Steam in 2017, presumably due to the licence running out. When the remastered version was released in October of last year, the PC version was only available on the Epic Games Store. Now it's about ready to end its period of exclusivity, and will be coming to Steam on November 17.

Originally released in 2009, Ghostbusters: The Video Game featured voice acting from all four of the original movie's Ghostbusters, and was co-written by Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd. As our Rich Stanton put it, Ghostbusters the game was the real Ghostbusters 3.

The only change to the remastered version is a title card dedicating it to the memory of Ramis, who died in 2014, and some minor visual improvements. It still has that negative mouse acceleration thing, so if you do give it a shot you're better off playing it with a controller.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.