How to read your P.K.E. Monitor in Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed

Ghostbusters: Ghosts Unleashed, the latest addition to the franchise, has improved both gameplay and gear. One such device made available to us for use in-game is the PKE Monitor. While using new gear in a new game isn’t always the easiest task, we often have no idea how! At the beginning of the game we are given a short tutorial that is not always the most useful. Sometimes we just have more questions. This is where we come in. Read on to learn how to scan your PKE monitor Ghostbusters: Ghosts Unleashed.

What is the Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed PKE monitor?

How to read the PKE monitor in Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed

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The PKE monitor is one of the most commonly used devices in Ghostbusters: Ghosts Unleashed. The reason for this is that it was actually written by Dr. Egon Spengler was created to track down ghosts and similar beings. The PKE monitor appears throughout the franchise in their films and even in the previous games. With good reason, as it can be insanely helpful provided you know how to use it properly!

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed: How to read the PKE monitor

There are lights on your PKE monitor that may put you off or even intimidate you. Do not be fooled; it’s actually pretty easy to read! Let’s go through the different parts of the PKE monitor in Ghostbusters: Ghosts Unleashed:

  • The screen
    • Tells you what kind of signal you’re picking up.
    • Red “X” – There is no signal and there are no creatures nearby
    • Slope of the green dotted line – the signal comes from a crack
    • Decline in the green dotted line – The signal comes directly from a ghost
  • The lights below the screen
    • Shows on which floor the signal is received.
    • Orange (Center) – The signal is coming from the floor you are currently on
    • Red (Left) – The signal is coming from the floor below you
    • Green (right) – The signal is coming from the floor above you


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Remember that the rest of the lights are on your Ghostbusters: Ghosts Unleashed PKE Monitor are basically useless and serve no purpose. However, pay close attention to the height of the arms on the monitor. They indicate how close the signal is! The higher you go, the closer the signal!

That’s all you need to know to read the PKE monitor Ghostbusters: Ghosts Unleashed! Hope this helped a lot. Check back soon to find out more Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed Guides!

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