Apparently bustin’ makes you feel good, and even though we’re going to have to wait some months before getting in on the Ghostbusters: Afterlife action, here and now it’s all about busting some real spooks, as Dead End Job launches on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Dead End Job sees you thrown into an utterly madcap procedurally generated world in which you take on the role of one Hector Plasm, a standard worker plying his trade as a paranormal pest controller at Ghost-B-Gone. This means your job will revolve around taking trips to numerous haunting buildings in order to rid them of their unwanted guests. It’s just like what Ray, Peter and Egon got up to back in the good old days in the New York Public Library.
Coming across with a ’90’s cartoon’ visual look, Dead End Job will let you bust ghosts alone or with a friend via drop in/out cooperative play that worms its way in seamlessly to the main event. And when you combine this with twin-stick vacuum pack shooting, we’re not sure there could ever be anything better.
The price of £14.24 makes this an even more intriguing prospect, so should you be looking to harness your inner Ghostbuster, and found that you can’t wait till Afterlife, and weren’t satisfied by the recent launch of Ghostbusters The Video Game Remastered, then Dead End Job most certainly looks decent enough to fill the gap.
Our full review is coming up hot on the rails and will be with you soon, but for now head on over to the digital store of your liking – the Xbox Store perhaps – grab a download, and get ready for the joys of ectoplasm.
Dead End Job sends you into a madcap, whacky world to bust up ghosts. It’s a procedurally generated, couch co-op, twin-stick shooter that straps a vacuum pack to your back, and puts a plasma blaster in your hand. For you, it’s just another day in the office. You take on the role of Hector Plasm, a worker at Ghoul-B-Gone – ‘the Number One experts in paranormal pest control’ – as you’re tasked with heading to haunted offices, restaurants, and other everyday buildings before freeing them of unwanted guests. Have you got what it takes to be the best at putting pests to rest? Play alone or bust ghosts with a buddy in drop in / drop out co-op that works seamlessly within the main adventure. Do you love 90’s cartoons? Yeah, so do we, and we grew up on their stretchy squishy gross-out laughs. Our love for them spills over into the game like so much ectoplasm. See every nose hair in wacky, vibrant art that brings everyday items to life as screwball spooks to suck up.