Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered celebrates the game’s tenth anniversary by being re-released onto PC, and introducing the game to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for the first time. This was a game that was seemingly lost to a licensing abyss as the original game has been de-listed from many storefronts. Taking the reins from Atari and Terminal Reality, the original publisher and developer is Mad Dog Games and Saber Interactive. The updates are welcome, though not as substantial as I would have thought; but this game offers something so close to being a Ghostbusters film, that this is essentially Ghostbusters III all but in name. If you’re a fan of this movie series, it should be a no-brainer.
Saber Interactive plays homage to NBA Jam and even a little bit of NBA Street with NBA Playgrounds, and does so with enough changes to the formula to make it interesting, even if the attitude and enthusiasm is a bit subdued. NBA Playgrounds has some erratic difficulty swings during exhibition and tournament modes, but the arcade basketball is fun and easy to pick-up-and-play solo, local, or even online.