Ghostbusters: The Video Game

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Achievement Guide

Guide By: Fizzmatix
There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

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- Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10
- Offline: - 890
- Online: - 110
- Approximate time: 15+ Hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2 minimum
- Glitched achievements: 2 online achievements
- Cheats: 0


This is the perfect game for anyone who loves Ghostbusters, before you start reading this guide I must stress that 2 achievements are currently unobtainable due to some error in coding or a bug in the game. You will not be able to earn "No Job to Big' or "Payday", however hard you try the requirements for these achievements just can't be met at this moment in time.

Even though these achievements may be unobtainable and a few other online achievements seem to be touchy for some users they will hopefully be obtainable in the near future.

The achievements are easy enough to earn in at least 2 playthroughs and has one of the more addictive and fun online environments. Most achievements are easy to obtain without having to spend hours on end hunting them unless your after the 2 currently unobtainable ones.

You may require to use these links:
Artifact Guide
100% Ghost Scan Guide


Before you start playing your going to have to decide which route you want to take, you can either do the harder route or the easier route. The easy route is playing the game on easy and getting all collectables, ghosts scans, water fountains and $3 million achievements. The harder route will involve the same but playing through on professional and then going back.

Once you decide what you want to do you can then run through the game using the guides to make sure you don't miss any achievements, collectables or scans. If you want to go for the $100,000 damage achievement you should do this on casual as you may run the risk of making a mistake and regretting it.

Most achievements are obtainable on the first play through so as long as you read through the list before hand you shouldn't run into any problems what so ever.

If your going for a hard run through watch out for the Library Boss and the stone cherubs, these parts are the hardest in the game and give most people the most problems.

Playing online will require you to find other players who are in the same situation you are, most random games are a nightmare as a lot of random players don't understand how to play the games and will just cause you frustration.


The achievements for this game aren't to complicated and shouldn't prove to much of a challenge but if your after a 100% completed game you may want to hold off until the game has been patched. Both easy and hard difficulties are quite easy and shouldn't cause you to many issues as you battle your way through all the ghosts and ghouls.

We Came, We Saw...50
Complete the game on 'Casual' or 'Experienced' difficulty.      

Completing the game on casual shouldn't be to difficult for most players. Most players should do at least one run through on casual to get a feel for the game and to learn the levels.

Are You A God?100
Complete the game on 'Professional' difficulty.     (14) 

As most hard difficulties prove a challenge for some players this might be quite a challenge for some and not so for others. Just take your time and play through the game on casual to get a feel for all the controls and how everything works. Each ghost will need to be approached with in a different method and each creature you run into will need to be tackled with caution.

These achievements do stack so if you want to do your first run through on pro and unlock most of the achievements you can.

Here are a few things to keep in mind while playiing on hard:

  • Vent your pack on a regular basis
  • Revive all team mates as soon as you can
  • Know the area your heading into
  • keep your distance, if you can
  • Take your time
Slam Dunk!15
Slam dunk a ghost into a trap.   

Required Upgrade: Slam Trap, all upgrades are accessible from the pause menu.

Use the proton pack to wear down the ghosts resistence which is display around your cursor, when it enters the red you will see a slam bar at the bottom of the screen. Drop a trap on the floor and hit while directing the ghost with the towards the trap. This may take a few goes but once you get it the first time it's pretty easy. You will also need the slam dunk trap which you can buy as an upgrade. To upgrade the trap press and scroll down the list until you find the slam trap.

Slime Dunk!15
Trap a ghost using the Slime Tether.   

Before you can do this you will need the Slime Tether add on for your Proton Pack. You will be given this as you progress through the game.

You will need to knock the ghost out before you can use the slime tether on it. Wear down it's resistance level and use the slam by pressing to knock the ghost out. Once knocked out change over to the slime tether by pressing and firing one at of the tether at the ghost and the other end at the trap.

Stasis Dunk!15
Trap a ghost using the Stasis Stream.   (2) 

Before you can do this you will need the Stasis Stream add on for your Proton Pack. You will be given this as you progress through the game.

This is a little harder to pull off more than the other traps, you need to wear a ghost out and make sure to knock him out, once knocked out hit to change to the Statis stream, freeze the ghost using the and drop a trap under the ghost by pressing .

I Ain't 'Fraid of No Ghost!10
Trap a ghost.    

You will get this within the tutorial, just drop a trap when indicated by pressing and draw the ghost to the trap.

Aim for the Flat Top!10
Eliminate a creature.   

Creatures are anything that aren't human, and show up as a ghost. Book monsters, golems, killer chandeliers etc. The first one you encounter will be in the kitchen of the Sedgewick hotel.

Heat 'Em Up20
Purchase all upgrades for the Proton Gun.   

See "We Have the Tools!"

Proton Gun Upgrades:

  • Blast Stream Focusing - $1,500
  • Blast Stream Recoil Decrease - $10,000
  • Boson Dart Supercharge - $12,000
  • Boson Damage Immunity - $14,000

Total - $37,500

Mother Pus Bucket!20
Purchase all upgrades for the Slime Gun.   

See "We Have the Tools!"

Slime Gun Upgrades:

  • Slime Blower Force Increase - $3,000
  • Reduced Slime Consumption - $4,000
  • Slime Tether Duration - $5,000
  • Slime Tether Cost Reduction - $8,000

Total - $20,000

We be fast! They be slow!20
Purchase all upgrades for the Dark Matter Generator.   (1) 

See "We Have the Tools!"

Dark Matter Generator Upgrades:

  • Shock Blast Rate Increase - $11,000
  • Shock Blast Heat Reduction - $12,000
  • Stasis Stream Amplifier - $6,000
  • Stasis Stream Heat Reduction - $9,000

Total - $38,000

I Don't Want My Face Burned Off20
Purchase all upgrades for the Meson Collider.   

See "We Have the Tools!"

Meson Collider Upgrades:

  • Meson Collider Penetration - $7,000
  • Meson Collider Accelerator - $10,000
  • Overload Pulse Accelerator - $8,000
  • Overload Pulse Enhancer - $10,000

Total - $35,000

We Have the Tools!40
Purchase all available equipment upgrades.   (2) 

As you progress through the game you will earn money from capturing ghosts, killing creatures and saving the day. Save up enough money for your upgrades, I suggest upgrading your Proton Pack as soon as you can followed by the slam trap. You will earn plenty of money through the campaign so there is no need to worry about missing any of these upgrades.

Misc Upgrades:

  • PKE Meter Scan Improvement - $5,000
  • PKE Meter Recharge Booster - $8,000
  • Fast Trap - $5,000
  • Slam Dunk Trapping - $18,000

Total - $36,000

All Upgrades Total: $166,500

The Destructor30
Complete the game with more than $3,000,000 in property damage.   (6) 

This is a lot easier than it sounds but if your not really paying attention you could miss this achievement. You should break enough stuff without having to worry about this achievement but if you want to make sure you get it once you get to the museum you can play through the "American History" checkpoint a few times. This exhibit will earn you at least $1 million worth of damage on each run. You must make it to the next room so the game saves your data at the checkpoint save, Repeat this as needed.

This will unlock once the game has been completed.

Nice Shootin', Tex!30
Complete the game with less than $100,000 in property damage.    (21) 

Before you attempt this achievement you must be prepared to start over, a simple mistake such as shooting a car can compromise this achievement. Let your team do most of the work and hold back in a corner, make sure you check your stats all the time to see if your under the required amount. This isn't impossible but it requires patience, The two levels to avoid causing any damage on are "Times Square" and "The Museum of History".

If you do make a mistake quickly quit out of the game and resume, check your stats and hope that whatever you just damaged didn't get recorded.

This will unlock once the game has been completed.

...And You Want to Keep It?20
Collect a Cursed Artifact.    

See "Spores, Molds, and Fungus"

Spores, Molds, and Fungus40
Collect all Cursed Artifacts.    

Using your PKE scanner by pressing you will be prompted when an artifact will be close by. Artifacts have a purple glow to them while using the PKE meter so they quite distinctive.

There are 42 artifacts in total, you can find a full guide located here.

I'm Picking Up A Signal...20
Obtain a 100% PKE scan on a paranormal creature.   (2) 

Creatures are either objects or things, you can tell a ghost apart from a create as all ghosts look human. There are plenty of them in the game just decide which one you want to scan. The first creature you run into is the fish ghost in the kitchen of the Sedgewick Hotel.

The best way to do this without any hassle is to scan everything paranormal that you come across. When you want to scan a paranormal being equip the scanner by hitting and aim towards it then hit .

Back Off Man. I'm a Scientist40
Obtain 100% PKE scans for every paranormal creature.   

There are a sum total of 53 paranormal ghosts and creatures in the game. Scan every single one you come across, if you find you have missed a few you can replay from a previous checkpoint and use this guide to help discover the ones you missed.

I'm a Ghostbuster, Not a Doctor!20
Revive your teammates 20 times.   (1) 

Load up any chapter on professional and keep reviving your teammates by pressing next to them. Do this 20 times and the achievement will unlock.

I Feel So Funky5
Get slimed by a charging ghost.   (1) 

This will probably be easier for most people while trying to capture slimer, if you miss it then just allow any ghost to fly into you or attack you and you will become slimed.

Total Protonic Reversal5
Knock yourself down with your own weapon.   

You can either do this by crossing beams with your teammates or by firing a boson dart while close to a wall. Both methods will knock you to the ground.

You Gotta Try This Pole!5
Slide down the fire pole.    (4) 

While doing the tutorial mission at the very start of the game you have to follow the guys. Follow them down the pole by pressing in front of the pole to interact with it.

It's Slime Time20
Use the Slime Tether on 15 ghosts.   (6) 

Use the Slime Tethers alternative fire to attach a ghost to any object in the room. Repeat this 15 times to earn your reward. You can repeat this multiple times with the same ghost to unlock this achievement.

I Looked at the Trap, Ray!20
Recover 20 of your own full ghost traps.   

While you are attacking a ghost drop a trap on the floor by pressing , wear down the ghosts resistance level and then trap it using your trap. Repeat this 19 more times.

Remedy a dubious food choice to make the bar mitzvah as orthodox as it can be.   (2) 

When you first encounter slimer in the dining room of the sedgewick you will notice a ham just to the left of him. Run up to the table and fire at the ham by pressing , keep shooting at the ham until it explodes.

I Love You When You Rough-House!10
The tidy arcitectural office could use some Proton-based humbling.   (8) 

While luring Stay Puft around times square you will enter a building. As you make your way to the top you have to go through a large room where you will need to fight a small horde of marshmallow minions.

Kill all the creatures and then carry on trashing the whole office, smash anything and everything in sight that will break, this includes windows, pillars, desks etc. If you see the damage counter keep going until it stops counting. Open the door to carry on, you will have to fight more minions, use Boston Darts and trash whatever is in the doorway.

But the Kids Love Us!20
The children's reading room has a story to tell, but it will take more than your eyes to see it.   (7) 

You come across a childs reading room as you make your way through the libary. It's quite obvious but if your not sure you will see a panda bear floating into a door which then shuts.

You have to enter through a door behind you, as soon as you enter press to use the PKE scanner. In the middle of the bookshelf's and in the middle of the room you will find a hop scotch games drawn on the floor. Leading away from the hop scotch you will find footprints leading to a tree with a dancing bear. Follow the hands prints around the wall which are behind the tree, this will lead you almost back to where you started.

Scan all the things you see in this video, hop scotch, handprints, bear. Once you do that the achievement will unlock.

You Never Studied10
Keep your ears open to learn everything you can about the Civil War.    (1) 

As your progress through the museum you will enter the cival war exhibit, it's fairly obvious as there are 2 statues of soldiers riding horses in the middle of the room.

There are 4 speakers, one on the right as you enter, one to the left around the corner and 2 by each horse statue.

I've Quit Better Jobs Than This.20
Some ghosts had a real blowout in the Coat Room. Clean it up?   (2) 

Once you return to Sedgewick you need to turn the power to the building back on, carry on progressing until the power is back on. Return to the entrance and you will find a door on the right side of the entrance. Enter the room and equip the slime gun, clean all the black slime off the walls and celling.

The hedge maze is a real eyesore; do some Protonic pruning.   (3) 

You will come to the maze fairly soon after you arrive on the island, once you find the hedge use the proton beam to set fire to to all the bushes around the maze.

One down, on the Ground!20
Airborne coffins are an affront to gravity; use your Proton Pack to avenge Mother Nature!   (3) 

While in the grave yard you will come to a big tree in the middle of a circle, you will need to fight a ghost a few minions. You can load the checkpoint "Airstrike" to get here. You will see a firely trail in the sky, shoot at these until you break the coffins. This may take a few goes to get but it's not that hard to shoot down the coffins.

Ghostbusters Drinking Game40
Quench your thirst wherever possible to avoid being scared spitless.    (5) 

There are water fountains located all through the game. You must use every water fountain in the game. You can load back to previous checkpoitns and collect each fountain, you must progress onto the next checkpoint once you use the fountain so the game saves your progress.

If the achievement doesn't unlock while collecting the last fountain complete the game or finish the last boss fight and it will unlock.

To see pictures of all the water fountain locations, check out the achievement guide for Ghostbusters HERE.

Loans Paid Off10
More than $100,000 earned in Xbox LIVE.   (17) 

You will earn money every time you play online and complete campaigns. Earn up to $100,000 to rank up to our first level. You can keep track of you progress though the stats screen from the start of the xbox live screen.

This must be done in ranked play only.

On the Payroll10
Successfully complete one Xbox LIVE campaign.   (8) 

Take part in an online campaign, campaigns are made up of 3 levels with different game types. This can be done in either ranked or player matches.

Egon's Guinea Pig10
Use one of every pickup (both power-ups and equipment).  (19) 

You will find pick ups dotted around the maps, they range from shields up to gun upgrades. Use one of each upgrade, if your not sure which upgrades you need to use just keep picking them up until you have collected them all. You must use everything on a ghost. So if you pick it up use it, just collecting it will not unlock the achievement.

Misc Pickups:

  • Ammo (Slime, Stasis, Meson)
  • Ghost Stunner
  • Ethereal Shield
  • Ghost Shrinker
  • Pink Slime
  • Proton Accelerator

Weapon Pickups:

  • Slime Tether
  • Dark Matter Generator (Stasis)
  • Meson Collider
Be the overall top earner in each Xbox LIVE campaign setting.  (39) 

*Currently Glitched*

You need to beat every level of each campaign being the highest earner and coming in first. You can't fail any round you must complete each round with a victory.

If this doesn't unlock you must complete each campaign, there are 4 campaigns in multiplayer with 3 random game types each.

It's a Living10
Trap over 50 ghosts in your Xbox LIVE Ghostbusting career.   

Join any game you feel comfortable with and capture 50 ghosts. Slime dunk will get you this achievement the fastest as you will capture between 15 - 30 ghosts a game depending on your skill.

Defeat three Most Wanted Ghosts.    

Most wanted ghosts show up randomly while your playing through campaigns. So far I have only seen them in ranked play, once one shows up just ignore everything else and fire at the most wanted ghost instead. As soon as it's destroyed you will be awarded with a mark on your most wanted card.

See "No Job Too big" for further information.

Employee of the Month10
Be top earner in each Xbox LIVE job type.   (11) 

When you join a ranked campaign you will earn money for captures, basically earn more than anyone else by captuing the most ghosts and killing the most creatures. Once you finish the level your on you can see how much money you have earned so far on the round end status screen.

Earn more than anyone else in the whole campaign even if it's just by $1 and the achievement will unlock. You must complete the levels fully otherwise it classes as a fail and the achievement won't unlock.

No Job Too Big10
Defeat all Most Wanted Ghosts.  (24) 

*Currently Glitched*

All 20 most wanted ghosts show up randomly in different levels, you can check your list of most wanted ghosts from the xbox live stats menu, the menu will tell you where to find the ghosts and what you need to do to provoke them to show up.

Not all the ghosts show up where they are meant to so if your playing with other people and a graveyard orientated ghosts shows up at times square don't be surprised. You can only collect these ghosts in ranked games, if one shows up concentrate on taking that ghost out.

Anyone can capture or destroy the ghost so it doesn't matter if you do or a friend does, just make sure you capture it as it may not show up again for a little while.

Gozer's Most Wanted15
Successfully complete each Xbox LIVE job in every location.   (12) 

It is better to do this in Instant matches, it will be easier to keep track of what you have done. This achievement has a tendency to unlock early for some. You will need to complete around 60 or games with victory for this achievement.

Job Modes:

  • Survival - All 10 waves on each map
  • Destruction - All relics must be destroyed on each map.
  • Containment - Full completion on each map.
  • Protection - Finishing each round with extending each tower.
  • Thief - You must win with at least 1 relic left on each map.
  • Slime Dunk - Win a match.


  • Reading Room
  • Basement Stacks
  • Twisted Stacks
  • Streets
  • Office
  • Rooftops
  • Rotunda
  • Mayan
  • Egypt
  • Cemetery
  • Altar
  • Lost Island

To make this easy to track use the checklist provided below:

Gozer's Most Wanted Checklist

Get over $2,500,000 in Xbox LIVE, over 30 post-job awards, 50 jobs completed.   (18) 

This may take a little while to do as you need to earn all your awards and complete 50 jobs with a victory. You will earn enough money either playing slim dunk or just progressing through all the campaigns. A list of all the post-job awards can be found here, you must play all these games in ranked matches and you must have a victory for the completed jobs list.

If you are having a hard time unlocking this just keep playing though with a friend and complete jobs which you find easier.

Secret Achievements
We Have the Talent!20
Complete the Firehouse training level.    

This achievement is story related, this will unlock once you complete the firehouse tutorial.


The Flowers are Still Standing!20
Complete the 'Welcome to the Hotel Sedgewick' level.    

This achievement is story related, this will unlock once you complete the Sedgewick hotel level.

Once S'more into the Breach20
Complete the 'Panic in Times Square' level.    

This achievement is story related, this will unlock once you complete panic in Times Square level.

Get Her!20
Complete the 'Checking Out the Library' level.    

This achievement is story related, this will unlock once you complete the library level.

Ghost Fever Grips New York20
Complete the 'Museum of (Super)Natural History' level.    

This achievement is story related, this will unlock once you complete the Museum level.

Somebody Saw a Cockroach on 1220
Complete the 'Return to the Sedgewick' level.    

This achievement is story related, this will unlock once you complete the return to Sedgewick mission.

Let Me Guess, Gozer Worshippers20
Complete the 'Lost Island Rising' level.    

This achievement is story related, this will unlock once you complete the Lost Island level.

Disaster of Biblical Proportions20
Complete the 'Central Park Cemetery' level.    

This achievement is story related, this will unlock once you complete the Central Park level.

Game Info
Terminal Reality


US June 16, 2009
Europe October 23, 2009

ESRB: Teen
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