GhostControl, Inc is an awesome game! [...] I can’t recommend it more highly! - Guy Rainey, Operation Rainfall, Full review: http://bit.ly/1gUtZQn
Besides the fact that I can’t seem to put it down, “GhostControl Inc.” fulfills my childhood fantasy of running my very own ghost hunting business nicely. - Vincent Paone, Dad's Gaming Addiction, Full review: http://bit.ly/NXj8Nb
There’s one word that continues to come to mind the more I play GhostControl Inc.: Charming. This game has an undeniable charm that oozes from the fantastic pixel art, silly wording, and simple but tough strategy elements. As long as you’re willing to go broke a few times, there’s tons of fun to be had while playing. Go forth and exterminate ghosts! - Markus Estrada, Cliqist.com, Full review: http://bit.ly/1jV3nSh
Manage a team of ghosthunters and free London from paranormal terror in turn-based battles. Develop your own strategy and build your business well.
Let's be honest - a ghost in your house can be a real pest. For centuries we have accepted hauntings as unexplained phenomena which we can do little to stop. Side affects of living in a haunted home can include sleepless nights, headaches, smog everywhere and in some cases even physical damage in the house.
Enough is enough, with your help we intend to put an end to these paranormal pests. Build, manage and develop your own team of talented ghost hunters.
With the income from your team's work you can equip them with some amazing gadgets, but manage your budget with care not everything is as useful as it may appear. Hunt your customers ghosts down - property damage should be kept to a minimum. Take on the ghosts, follow the map, take in the lovely sites and stunning landmarks.
Be the hero of the day and save the city!
The developers of GhostControl Inc. are big fans of classic games such as GhostBusters, the original XCOM, Theme Hospital and FTL.
In it's classic pixel art retro style the game comes with outstanding original graphics and a funny story line.
Be the hero of the day and save the city!
- True, challenging turn-based strategy gameplay
- Loads of ghost hunting with various equipment
- Team management and strategic investment decisions
- A London city map with famous landmarks
- Tons of humour in text messages and game action
- Original game music soundtrack
GhostControl Inc. Backstage - Some data
London Map pixeled in 786,432 dots with several well known buildings like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral and many more.
Different level settings like apartment, office, graveyard, The Tube or restaurant will create different challenges for the player.
About 20 hours of game play.
18 different ghost types and numerous variations with nifty AI. Challenging boss fights with special scripting and a story line for each of them.
More than 58 achievements.
Alarm phone calls start a mission with a unique dialogue systems that creates about 70,000 unique dialogues. On top 800 hand written crazy phone call lines for surprises and to develop the story line.
More than 350 funny context sensitive shoutouts that pop up in speech bubbles and as audio, recorded with female and male voices of professional voice actors.
Over 100 hidden references to other classical video games, movies or books are hidden as text or graphics in the game.
We have created over 90 devices of which most are actually useful in the game and a few dozen are actually pretty useless, but funny.
About 100 news messages are sent to the in-game smartphone to tell players about the story line or some absurd 100% made up stories that the player may or may not read. Also presenting 20 manufacturers of ghost hunting equipment in company profiles.
Original music score composed by Sound Of Games.
Hand crafted original sound effects.
- Ironman mode
- New scenery: Gas station
- Three new explosive items: Gasoline pump, stove, gas canister
- A real pro feature: Cat and dog sounds
- Destroyed toilets now leave wonderful fecal puddles
- Changed save game window to include Ironman slot
- Renovated GUI and some graphical improvements
- Four new achievements Defeat the Mopping Monk in ironman mode, Defeat the T-Rex in ironman mode, Destroy an item in an explosion, Destroy two toilets in one scenery
-10 new Ghost Hunter-Portraits
- Corrected maximum for 7 Ghosts in a level achievement
- Tuned down the garage door sound
- Ghosts now get caught by traps in the same turn as shooting them
- Achievement "30 Achievements" re-enabled
- Achievement "Mass Ghosts" re-enabled - Picked up traps are no longer put to the head-slot of the player character
Ratings and Reviews
Once I got used to it and get the hang of it, I enjoyed it.
This game is a neat take on the ghostbusting game genre. (I loved Luigi’s Mansion and the Ghostbusters on xbox360) In this game you are competeing with computerized ghostbusting teams for jobs and money you get calls for at various locations in the city of London. You are the leader of a ghostbusting team. You hire fellow hunters, buy equipment and vehicles, train your team, and heal your team. You can upgrade your headquarters, equipment through research, and get more skill with more battles or training in the training room. You travel to locations and shops by clicking on the icons on the map. The battles are turn based much like a Final Fantasy type game.
The things I liked about the game are getting new equipment and trying to find the best fit for your battle stragey when you have to fight in close range or far range from the target. I liked hose there were objectives to do and there is a clear end to the game. While there is no “ending” once you beat the final boss you can keep fighting ghosts or choose another city - but for some reason I can’t get anything but London. I enjoyed some of the quirkiness the game brings, it made it fun for me.
My ratings based on a scale of 1 to 5:
Gameplay @@@@ (Once the ghosts start becoming more powerful - it becomes more fun)
Graphics @@ (graphics could be better and many of the locations are just reused constantly)
Ease of controls @@@@ (playing on a laptop it is very much point and click though sometimes it’s easy to ciick wrong)
Game Difficulty @@@ (On a normal setting it wasn’t difficult but I didn’t succeed in every mission - somes ghosts and houses were difficult, there is a setting for a harder diffculty level)
Length of Game @@@ (it took me a few weeks or so to complete)
Fun Factor @@@ (I enjoyed the ghostbusting, battle strategy in different settings, and the different equipment capabilities)
Overall, It was satisfying for me especially since there is a clear end to the game, I like that about games. I wish there was more an “ending” but as mentinoed you can continue to keep playing and fighting ghosts once the final objective is reached. I didn’t do the tutorial so I learned eveything as I went along - that made it fun for me too. It took me 3/4 of the game before I realized I could sell back my weaker weapons to the weapons shop (drag and drop). It took me 1/2 the game to figure out how the training room worked. (click on the hunter and skill then click on the amount of stars and press train) But otherwise, everything else was mostly self explanitory.
I absolutly love it!
If you love a turn-based games that is like an X-Com lite in strategy and love ghost busting you will find this game charming and humorous!
I bought this game because it was relatively cheap, and to kill some time. I played for about an hour and realized it was a very silly, and unsatisfying game with no redeeming quality, strategy, or fun. Would not recommend to anyone….
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- Application Systems Heidelberg Software GmbH
- 136.2 MB
- Requires macOS 10.6.6 or later.
English, French, German
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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