Ghostbusters: The Video Game PS3 Cheats

Rating 8

Fan fiction easter egg

Go upstairs at Ghostbusters headquarters to find a drawing by a child on pink paper hanging near some electrical equipment. The text "To Uncle Egon, from Ed." Appears on it. This is a reference to the fan fiction Ghostbusters videos "Freddy vs. Ghostbusters" and "The Return Of The Ghostbusters" which features Egon's nephew Ed Spengler.

Rating 8

NES Ghostbusters easter egg

Look at one of the monitors on a desk upstairs at the Ghostbusters' headquarters to see the ending screen from Ghostbusters on the NES.

Rating 6

Madame de Pompadour easter egg

The portrait of Ivo Shandor's mother we see on Shandor Island is in fact modeled after Francois Boucher's 1750s portrait of Madame de Pompadour, courtesan to Louis the XV of France. Though a political and historically significant figure, she was pretty much a prostitute.

Rating 6

"Nice Shootin', Tex!" trophy hint

To unlock this trophy without having going through Story mode a second time, acquire amemory card and a hard drive. With a completed saved game file on your hard drive, start a new game on your memory card. Play past the training mission and save the game as soon as you get into the hotel mission. Then, quit the game. Load the saved game file from the hard drive and go to the final Boss. Go into the "Options" menu, then to the "Game Play" setting and change the "Memory" setting to the memory card. Defeat the Boss and the trophy will be unlocked.

Rating 6

Player Awards

Unlock the following awards by performing the corresponding tasks:

The Real Ghostbuster Trap or destroy the most ghosts.
Ain't Afraid Of No Ghost Get the least amount of knockouts.
Medic Most revivals of teammates.
Most Revived Most times revived by a teammate.
Marathon Runner Longest total distance traveled in the match.
Slowpoke Shortest total distance traveled in the match.
Slime Magnet Most times slimed.
Rollin In Dough Most cash earned in the match.
Broke Least cash earned in the match.
Tech Head Most power-ups collected in the match.
Purist Fewest power-ups collected in the match.
Itchy Trigger Finger First Person to shoot in the round.
Nice Shootin Tex Highest accuracy with the Proton beam including the Boson Dart.
Light Show Lowest accuracy with the Proton beam including the Boson Dart.
Dead Aim Most ghosts hit with the Meson Collider including alternate fire.
Darkest Matter Most ghosts hit with the Shock Blast including the Stasis beam.
Ghosticle Most ghosts frozen with the Stasis Beam.
Slimer Most shots with the Slime Blower including the Slime Tether.
Befriender Most ghosts turned into good guys with Pink Slime.
Duckin and Dodgin Most dodges and jumps.
Slammer Most wrangled ghost slams.
Long Time Wrangler Longest ghost wrangle.
Demolitions Man Most ghosts damaged in a single explosion.
Keeping An Eye Out Longest period of time in PKE goggle view.
My Ghosts My Trap Most ghosts trapped in your own trap.
We Came We Saw First person to trap 10 ghosts.
Destruction Master Most Evil Relics destroyed.
Smashy Smashy First player to destroy 10 Evil Relics.
Blink Out Most ghosts eliminated by destroying Evil Relics.
Rampager Shortest period of time between destroying two Evil Relics.
Soul Survivor Longest run without getting knocked out.
Team Savior Revived each teammate at least once.
First Death First knockout of the round.
Commando Highest ghost defeat to player knockout ratio.
MVP Most points in Slime Dunk.
Slimer Wrangler Longest amount of time wrangling Slimer.
Slimer Dodger Least number of times knocked down by Slimer.
Gloop Dreams First person to perform 5 Slime Dunks in the match.
Best Rescuer Most Artifacts returned to the safe zone.
First Rescuer First player to destroy an Artifact thief.
Red Handed The player who destroys the most Artifact thieves.
True Protector Trap three ghosts in a row while the active PKE Disruptor remains undamaged.
Comeback Kid Trap three ghosts in "Sudden Death".
Vendetta Be the first to destroy or capture a ghost after it has damaged a PKE Disruptor.

Rating 4

The Real Ghostbusters easter egg

In the basement on the far work station there is a PKE meter modeled after the one from The Real Ghostbusters.

Rating 4

Ghostbusters II easter eggs

  • In front of the water fountain in the firehouse is a window looking back into storage where you can see the "Ghostbusters II" sign and some doors from Ecto 1A.

  • While in the firehouse just before returning to the closed-up Sedgewick, play through the phone messages. You will hear a woman asking for the number to Ray's Occult bookstore.

Rating 4

Peter's desk area

Look at the wall behind Peter's desk to find some funny things:

Newspaper clippings: "Teacher's Death was Natural", "OMG Ten Ghostbusters They are Gonna Blow Your Mind" , "Beware Central Park at Midnight", "Vigo Painting Melted: It was awesome when it exploded"
Degrees: "Your Name Here", "Hey", "The Big Apple: To the Cause"

Rating 4

Player ranks

The following are the player ranks in order:

  • Intern Ghostbuster
  • Rookie
  • Greenhorn
  • Supernatural Investigator
  • Novice Ghostbuster
  • Paranormal Examiner
  • Slime Collector
  • Spook Spotter
  • Spirit Trapper
  • Ghostbuster
  • Proton Slinger
  • Slimer Snagger
  • Phantom Blaster
  • Ecto Exterminator
  • Elite Ghostbuster
  • Wraith Wrangler
  • Soul Hunter
  • Specter Slayer
  • Defender of New York
  • Ghostbuster of the Yea

Rating 3

Ghostbusters eastere eggs

  • While in the hotel ballroom with Slimer, press by the piano to occasionally hear the same notes that Peter played in Dana's apartment in the first movie.

  • In the Sedgewick Hotel level, you will pass room 1204 while hunting for Slimer. Inside can be heard the original Ghostbusters commercial from the movie. This is also a reference to Dana Barrett, who had a habit of leaving her television turned on too loud.

Rating 3

Message Machine in HQ hint

In Ghostbusters HQ, there's a table upstairs with a phone. Interact with the message machine to the left of it to listen to a variety of voicemail. There is new voicemail each time you go to Ghostbusters HQ.

Rating 2

Spider Witch preview

When hunting Slimer, you will find room 1221-- the Spider Witch's room. Looking through the Paragoogles at the lower left decoration will reveal a glowing spider.

Rating 2

Fountain Locations

The fountains can be found in the following locations:

Fountain 1 At the firehouse.
Fountain 2 After you enter the Sedgewick Hotel, the soda machine room on your right.
Fountain 3 After the water drains from the hallway but before you reach the Sargassi Lounge, the corner of the elevator lobby.
Fountain 4 In the laundromat Zeddemore breaks into at Times Square. By the cursed artifact, pushing bone, in the back room.
Fountain 5 After the cut-scene of Hoss and Stanz and the two office workers in the elevator at Times Square, you will be at the architectural office. The fountain is at the corner of the hall.
Fountain 6 In the Public Library hallway leading to the juvenile reading room.
Fountain 7 After the Egyptian and Mummification exhibits at the Museum, Venkman will spring out to surprise Hoss and Zeddemore in a maintenance hallway. The fountain is there, right next to the Azatoth Head artifact.
Fountain 8 When revisiting the Sedgewick, you need to turn the power back on at the generator room. The fountain is in the generator room.

Rating 2

Indiana Jones easter egg

One of the messages on the answering machine is from a Professor Jones who is attempting to locate the Vigo painting, stating that it belongs in a museum.

Rating 2

Rookie's real name

Check your messages when you get back from the Stay Puft Marshmallow level. The new person's father or friend says "You're doing adequate work out there Luke, keep it up!", revealing his name to be Luke Hoss.

Rating 1

Sleazy hotel

When using your PKE Meter to track Slimer, go up to Room 1206 and to the right of the vase he is hiding in. A man and a woman arguing (or doing something else) can be heard through the door.

Rating 1

Ghost "thruster" hint

In the museum, while chasing the Chairman with Alyssa, you will enter an exhibit that shows the burial customs of the Gozerian Cult. Once you enter this room, quickly turn to the right and you will see three portraits in the dark. Use the Stasis Stream to illuminate the painting. You will see a skeleton creature kissing a woman, but he has pulled up her dress and appears to be touching her.

Rating 1

Unlockable Options

Unlock the following options at the "Options" menu by performing the corresponding tasks:

Equipment Strength Upgrade Collect all art.
Faster Health Recovery Collect 50% of the art.
Gozerian Rookie Outfit Complete the game under the Gozerian difficulty. This outfit will allow you to be immune to sliming.
Increased Scanning Speed Scan 50% of the ghosts and scannable objects.
Invulnerability Complete the game with all art collected and scan 100% of the ghosts and scannable objects.
No Equipment Overheat Scan 100% of the ghosts of scannable objects.

Rating 1

Most Wanted Ghost Locations

The Book Of Pain Complete a job in any library level.
Captain Of The Guard Capture the book of pain, and kill 20 paper enemies.
Olga The Terrible Capture the captain of the guard, and complete five jobs in the library.
Dredge Capture olga the terrible, and complete 10 library thief jobs.

Smelly Ned Complete five containments in the times square maps.
Dolnasky Capture smelly ned, and collect 50 power-ups.
Grimgreave Capture dolnasky, and kill 20 gargoyles and/or cherubs using slams.
Binky Capture grimgreave, and complete 10 survivals on the times square maps.

Grundel Complete five museum protections.
Sharpshooter Bailey Capture grundel and 15 civil war ghosts.
The Maestro Capture sharpshooter bailey and complete 10 museum survival jobs.
Grand Pappy Sargassi Capture the maestro and complete 15 jobs on the museum levels.

Mad Mad Minimo Earn $50,000 in any cemetery job in a single match.
The Darkest Capture Mad Mad Minimo and kill 15 Black Slime monsters.
The Clawed Menace Capture the darkest and kill 50 cemetery crawlers.
The Uprising Capture the clawed menace, and complete 10 survival jobs in the cemetery.

Rotten Slimer Capture 10 slimers.
Wee Slimer Capture rotten slimer, and win at least three slime dunks.
Polar Slimer Capture wee slimer, and achieve 20 slime dunks on each of the slime dunk maps.
Glutton Slimer Capture polar slimer, and complete 60 jobs.

Rating 1

O.J. Simpson easter egg

One of the messages from the Vigo painting is a reference to the O.J. Simpson trial, reading "I see the evil in the times to come. The glove won't fit."

Rating 0

Upgrades total

All the upgrades cost will cost you $166,500.

Rating 0

The Extreme Ghostbusters easter egg

While in the firehouse, go down by the containment unit and look on one of the work desks to see a circular ghost trap that was used in the late 1990's cartoon called The Extreme Ghostbusters.

Rating 0


Trophy How To Unlock
We Came, We Saw...
Complete the game on "casual" or "experienced" difficulty.
Slam Dunk!
Slam dunk a ghost into a trap.
Slime Dunk!
Trap a ghost using the slime tether.
Stasis Dunk!
Trap a ghost using the stasis stream.
I Ain't 'Fraid of No Ghost!
Trap a ghost.
Aim for the Flat Top!
Eliminate a creature.
Heat 'Em Up
Purchase all upgrades for the proton gun.
Mother Pus Bucket!
Purchase all upgrades for the slime gun.
We be fast! They be slow!
Purchase all upgrades for the dark matter generator.
I Don't Want My Face Burned Off
Purchase all upgrades for the meson collider.
The Destructor
Complete the game with more than $3,000,000 in property damage.
Nice Shootin', Tex!
Complete the game with less than $100,000 in property damage.
...And You Want to Keep It?
Collect a cursed artifact.
I'm Picking Up A Signal...
Obtain a 100% PKE scan on a paranormal creature.
I'm a Ghostbuster, Not a Doctor!
Revive your teammates 20 times.
I Feel So Funky
Get slimed by a charging ghost.
Total Protonic Reversal
Knock yourself down with your own weapon.
You Gotta Try This Pole!
Slide down the fire pole.
It's Slime Time
Use the slime tether on 15 ghosts.
I Looked at the Trap, Ray!
Recover 20 of your own full ghost traps.
Remedy a dubious food choice to make the bar mitzvah as orthodox as it can be.
I Love You When You Rough-House!
The tidy architectural office could use some proton-based humbling.
But the Kids Love Us!
The children's reading room has a story to tell, but it will take more than your eyes to see it.
You Never Studied
Keep your ears open to learn everything you can about the civil war.
I've Quit Better Jobs Than This
Some ghosts had a real blowout in the coat room. Clean it up?
The hedge maze is a real eyesore; do some protonic pruning.
One down, on the Ground!
Airborne coffins are an affront to gravity; use your proton pack to avenge mother nature!
Ghostbusters Drinking Game
Quench your thirst wherever possible to avoid being scared spitless.
Loans Paid Off
More than $100,000 earned in multiplayer.
On the Payroll
Complete one multiplayer campaign.
Egon's Guinea Pig
Use one of every pickup with both power-ups and equipment.
Be the overall top earner in each multiplayer campaign setting.
It's a Living
Trap over 50 ghosts in your multiplayer career.
Defeat three most wanted ghosts.
Employee of the Month
Be top earner in each multiplayer job type.
No Job Too Big
Defeat all most wanted ghosts
Gozer's Most Wanted
Complete each multiplayer job in every location.
Get over $2,500,000 in multiplayer, over 30 post-job awards, 50 jobs completed.
We Have the Talent!
Complete the "firehouse" training level.
The Flowers Are Still Standing!
Complete the "welcome to the hotel sedgewick" level.
Once S'more into the Breach
Complete the "panic in times square" level.
Get Her!
Complete the "checking out the library" level.
Ghost Fever Grips New York
Complete the "museum of natural history" level.
Somebody Saw a Cockroach on 12
Complete the "return to the sedgewick" level.
Let Me Guess, Gozer Worshippers
Complete the "lost island rising" level.
Disaster of Biblical Proportions
Complete the "central park cemetery" level.
Are You A God?
Complete the game on "professional" difficulty.
We Have the Tools!
Purchase all available equipment upgrades.
Spores, Molds, and Fungus
Collect all cursed artifacts.
Back Off Man. I'm A Scientist
Obtain 100% PKE scans for every paranormal creature.
Platinum Trophy
Earn all Bronze, Silver, and Gold trophies.

Rating 0

Spanish headlines

Back in the firehouse after the "Shador Island" level, there are Spanish newspapers scattered about. The headline reads "Un Cubano En El Cosmos," which means "A Cuban in Space."

Rating 0

Watchmen easter egg

While listening to the answering machine messages, one will be of a man talking in a gruff voice asking, "Who busts the Ghostbusters?"