List of ghost video games

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This is an incomplete list of video games which strongly feature ghosts. This includes games where the player character is a ghost, or where a ghost is the primary antagonist, as well as games which feature ghosts as the primary enemy variant. Games which feature poltergeists and any other form of spirit to the same degree are also included.

Name Year Platform Description
www.ghostfinder3g.com 2013 Mac OS, Windows, IOS, Android This is a game that need a GPS and an internet connection. With your smartphone or your tablet, you can visualize all the ghosts around your position. The ghosts arrive directly from hell, Let's stop them all before it's too late ! Disinfect the city of all the ghosts lurking . Course the streets of your town, the countryside and forest trails to kill all the ghosts. Be careful, you will get a weapon ghost and special glasses that will allow you to identify and permanently kill these dangerous spirits .[1]
Beyond: Two Souls 2013 Playstation 3 The game features Jodie Holmes, one of the two player characters. The other is a ghost named Aiden; a separate soul linked to Jodie since birth.
Alan Wake 2010 Xbox 360
Amber: Journeys Beyond 1996 Mac OS, Windows Adventure game. Players encounter ghosts and poltergeists whilst responding to a friend's request.[2]
Avenging Spirit 1991 Arcade, Game Boy Platform game, a man is murdered by a gang and his girlfriend is kidnapped. Gameplay involves controlling the man's spirit and possessing different characters in order to use their equipment or abilities.[3]
Blackwell 1987 Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIGS, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy Players guide a ghost around a castle, who uses its breath to guide bubbles past obstacles in order to activate different objects and ultimately escape.[4]
Blackwell series 2006-present Windows Features a sarcastic ghost who helps female members of a family send lingering ghosts to their afterlife.
Bubble Ghost 1987 Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIGS, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy Players guide a ghost around a castle, who uses its breath to guide bubbles past obstacles in order to activate different objects and ultimately escape.[4]
Calling 2010 Wii Survival horror game, players visit a website where the hit counter displays the number of people killed after visiting the website. After being trapped in limbo the player must discover who or what is behind the website.[5]
Casper series 1996–present Various, except for Microsoft game platforms Video games starring Casper the Friendly Ghost.[6]
Clive Barker's Jericho 2007 PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
Clive Barker's Undying 2001 Mac OS X, Windows Patrick Galloway contends with the four deceased Covenant siblings who haunt the family estate plagued by otherworldly monsters. Three of the siblings have assumed a physical form resembling their bodies in life, but Aaron appears as ghost that stalks Patrick during his investigation. Patrick must solve the mystery of Aaron's death and find his corpse to end the haunting.
Clock Tower 3 2003 PlayStation 2 A survival horror game where players control a schoolgirl who must evade serial killers and lay their victims' spirits to rest.[7]
Cursed Mountain 2009 Wii Survival horror set during an ascent of the Chomo Lonzo mountain in Tibet, players control an experienced climber who is trying to find his brother. The game is centred on Buddhist mythology. Ghosts must first be weakened by combat before being dispatched through prayer.[8]
Echo Night: Beyond 2004 PlayStation 2
Fatal Frame series 2001–present PlayStation 2, Wii, Xbox
F.E.A.R. 2005 PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360 First-person shooter that contains ghost-like creatures called nightmares. These appear in its freeware multiplayer component F.E.A.R. Combat, its expansions F.E.A.R. Extraction Point and F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate, and appear in its sequel, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.
Geist 2005 GameCube A first-person shooter game where players control a ghost who can possess people, move objects and disrupt electronics.[9]
Ghost Master 2003 Mac OS, PlayStation 2, Windows A strategy game where the player takes control of spirits to increase a mortal's belief in the supernatural, avenge deaths, and conscript renegade ghosts.
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective 2010 Nintendo DS Adventure game, a murdered man's ghost materializes on the night following his murder, unaware of his identity or who was responsible for his death. He must rediscover his identity and what befell him before morning breaks.[10]
Ghostbusters series 1984–present Various Video games based on the film Ghostbusters, its sequel or the cartoon spin-offs The Real Ghostbusters and Extreme Ghostbusters.
Ghosthunter 2004 PlayStation 2
Ghostwire: Link to the Paranormal Unreleased Nintendo DSi Using the console's inbuilt camera, the game projects ghosts onto the player's real-world surroundings shown on the console's screen. Ghosts appear and can be captured or have their requests fulfilled by the player.[11]
Haunt 2012 Xbox 360 Adventure game set in a haunted mansion. A downloadable game via Xbox Live Arcade, it is controlled using the Kinect motion sensing peripheral.[12]
Haunted Mansion 2003 Game Boy Advance, Gamecube, PlayStation 2, Xbox An action-adventure game set in the 1890s, based on Disney's Haunted Mansion ride. An aspiring author is trapped in a mansion and most capture ghosts in order to escape.[13]
Haunting 1993 Mega Drive, PlayStation Portable A game where players control a poltergeist haunting an Italian-American family by possessing the environment and different items in their house.
Ju-on: The Grudge 2009 Wii
Killing Time 1995 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS
Kuon 2004 PlayStation 2
Laser Ghost 1989 Arcade, Master System Light gun game in which players take on the role of ghost hunters.[14]
Luigi's Mansion 2001 GameCube 3D game starring Luigi, who receives a letter claiming that he has won a mansion as a prize. Luigi discovers that his brother Mario has disappeared inside. The mansion is full of ghosts who must be caught using a modified vacuum cleaner.[15]
Murdered: Soul Suspect 2014 Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Play as the ghost of a murdered detective.
Pac-Man series 1980–present Various Ghosts have remained Pac-Man's enemies throughout the series, they also feature in a number of Pac-Man clones.
Painkiller series 2004–present Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360 A game where the protagonist must destroy 5 Demons over the world using a variety of weapons and tools.
Scapeghost 1989 Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum Text adventure and the final game from developer Level 9. A policeman murdered in a drug deal returns as a ghost and must piece together what happened in order to clear his name.[16]
Silent Hill 4: The Room 2004 PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox Part of a survival horror series. The player-character is trapped in a nightmarish and possessed room but finds another world through a hole in the apartment. Proximity to ghosts saps life energy from the player.[17]
The Ultimate Haunted House 1993 Windows, Mac Adventure Game, The game places the player in the middle of a bizarrely humorous and eerie haunted house populated by Wilson's wacky characters. The player must explore 13 rooms and find 13 hidden keys before 13 hours on the mystery clock run out.

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References[edit]

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