Top 10 Most Entertaining PS4 Platinum Trophies

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When it comes to the trophy system, let’s face it, there’s nothing like the hook of hearing that “ding” sound when you earn a trophy. Furthermore, there’s something really gratifying about earning a platinum trophy for a game knowing that you completed the game more or less to its entirety (depending on what the trophy list entails). Now, this list is not about which games are the quickest and/or easiest platinum trophies to earn (we’ll save that for another time), this is about the games that were the most entertaining to grab the platinum trophies for. Each game listed will also mention the “Most Difficult Trophy” that may pose a moment that may take away from the “entertaining” aspect of earning the platinum. With that being said, here are the top 10 most entertaining platinum trophies to earn.

10) Strider

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Capcom resurrected Strider Hiryu with his own game courtesy of Double Helix games. Bringing about Metroidvania gameplay, the game itself is actually one of the better PSN titles for the PS4. Nice visuals, great gameplay and an awesome soundtrack all help make this a really enjoyable game, and one that you’ll enjoy grabbing the platinum for.

Most Difficult Trophy = “Speed Demon”

Now Strider is the type of game where a chunk of trophies are collectibles-based. However, as irritating as those can become due to a somewhat shoddy map system, it’s not necessarily “difficult”. Now this particular trophy mentioned in the title has you aiming to beat the game from start to finish in under 4 hours. It’s actually completely doable on your first playthrough (and if you want to be daring like I was, do this while on Hard mode for the first playthrough). Just be aware that going for this trophy means you’ll not have a lot of upgrades to work with. Just keep moving and focus solely on progressing the story.

9) Need for Speed Rivals

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When the PS4 launched November 2013, one of the more engaging games to release was Need for Speed Rivals. While the series has had its ups-and-downs, EA Ghost did a superb job creating an adrenaline-fueled racing title in a suitable open-world. Tight mechanics, solid visuals, and great audio design that all led to addictive gameplay. Now the trophy list isn’t all too difficult, as you will earn a good chunk of the trophies just casually playing the game. An interesting aspect is that a majority of stipulation trophies require driving Ford manufactured vehicles…and while many may think that’s odd or lazy, I thought it was fine racing a Mustang around for some trophies. Also, the movie (which was surprisingly quite good and probably the best video game based movie) focused heavily on the Shelby Mustang, so it’s fitting. The only trophy-grinding will be to reach Rank 60 for both the Racer and Cop campaign, but ranking up takes anywhere between 3-25 minutes on average, the higher ranks taking about 25 minutes naturally. Honestly, the game is just plain fun and chances are you’ll be hooked into it enough to aim for the platinum.

Most Difficult Trophy = “Bigger Points”

The catch with this trophy is that you have to net 500,000 points in a single session out on the road. What is the difficult part to it? If you lose all your health or get busted, you lose all the points you were accruing in that session. The best tip for this one is to stay near a gas station to repair and replenish your vehicle, while causing mayhem there.

8) Infamous First Light

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In the standalone expansion to inFamous Second Son, First Light has you experiencing the events that unfolded for Fetch prior to Delsin’s story. All held within the city of Seattle, the game added a battle arena mode that tied into the story. It was an excellent standalone expansion and one that many may have gotten for free a few months ago via PlayStation Plus. The trophy list is pretty straightforward and unlike Second Son, you don’t have to play the game on Expert to work your way to a platinum.

Most Difficult Trophy = “Perfectionist”

Again, nothing too difficult but the one that may take the longest to achieve out of the list. The game has a whole list of challenges to complete that you can view in the pause menu. It’s not as daunting as other games’ challenge lists so completing this shouldn’t take too long.

7) Infamous Second Son

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Next up is one of best exclusives on the PS4, inFamous Second Son. This installment has players assuming control of Delsin, a delinquent punk part of a Native American tribe that becomes imbued with conduit powers. While fans found this installment to feature less content than previous ones in the series, I personally found Second Son to be the best in the series hands-down. Excellent story, great visuals, energetic soundtrack and addictive gameplay, inFamous Second Son is an amazing PS4 game that’s very entertaining to platinum in the process.

Most Difficult Trophy = “Unstoppable”

This trophy requires that you complete the game from the very beginning on Expert difficulty. Honestly, the game isn’t much harder on Expert at all, so playing through this on your first play through shouldn’t pose much of a problem. Just evade combat whenever that screen becomes colorless to recover health and then jump back into the action. The main scene that’ll challenge you on Expert will be the final boss battle, but stick with it and you’ll eventually succeed.

 

6) Riptide GP2

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Now here is a sleeper hit released on the PSN, Riptide GP2. Developed by Vector Unit, the game is a hybrid of Hydro Thunder and Wave Race that was originally released on iOS and Android devices, followed by Xbox One, and now PS4. This extremely affordable $6.99 game is actually really engaging and addictive, with each event taking about 1-3 minutes to complete. There’s no online play so no need to worry about online trophies, but the game does support 4-player split-screen for those who miss the days of local multiplayer. Also worth noting, the game runs at a smooth 60 fps. The trophies are very straightforward and won’t require much effort other than getting first place in every single event. Thankfully, because the events are so quick, replaying any events was far from a chore.

Most Difficult Trophy = “Destructive Tendencies”

While getting first place in every event may prove a bit challenging at times without the proper upgraded vehicle, this particularly trophy is the one that’s more luck-based. This trophy requires you to takedown a bridge in the Factory Shift event. The challenge here is hitting the water with the right speed and position to bounce off a wave and collide into the bridge. This one may take a few tries, but save it for last as having better upgraded vehicles will make this slightly easier. There’s also a strong chance you may get this in the middle of an event.

5) Saints Row IV: Re-Elected

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Saints Row IV: Re-Elected is a upscaled version of the 2013 release, but man is it still a ton of fun to play. While the Saints Row games have gotten crazier and more over-the-top, it’s very refreshing to have an open-world game that ditches realism and is more focused on plain fun. While returning to Steelport in a simulated environment, you’ll have superpowers like Super Sprint, Gliding, Fire and Ice Blast, Telekinesis, etc…and that’s just plain awesome. To make the game even more entertaining is co-oping the entire game online with a buddy. By far one of the most entertaining, over-the-top games to not only play, but platinum as well.

Most Difficult Trophy = “Fourth and Forty”

This game’s trophy list doesn’t require playing on a hard difficulty, nor does it have any difficult stipulations. However, the most grind worthy trophy is to play the game for a total of 40 hours. The problem with this trophy is that honestly, I had 100% game completion and all the other trophies in 25 hours. This forced me to just leave the system and game on for another 15 hours just for the trophy to pop and earn my platinum.

4) The Order: 1886

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If there’s one game that I’ll disagree with the masses about, it’s The Order: 1886. While the game is more of an interactive narrative with some gunplay sequences, the game was incredibly engrossing. Rich atmosphere, solid gunplay, cool weapons, great story and absolutely stunning visuals. While the game doesn’t take long to complete, it’s a must-play experience. The trophy list is also very reasonable, easy to platinum, and more importantly, very entertaining in the process.

Most Difficult Trophy = “Inspector First Class”

This trophy requires that you examine each and every item in the game. Now most of the items are very easy to find as they’re usually in front of your path. However, some items may not be as upfront in view. The thing is though, there’s no way to check all the items you’ve found or inspected (except for cylinders). Despite that though, this really is simple enough to YouTube a video guide for to make sure you see which ones don’t look familiar to the ones you found during your playthrough.

3) Dust: An Elysian Tail

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If there’s one indie that has stood out tremendously for me on the PS4, it’s Dust: An Elysian Tail. The game is a superb 2D action-platformer that takes Metroidvania elements, and provides players with a smooth, robust, and fluid combat system. Mixing beautiful visuals and excellent audio to the overall package makes the game an absolute must-play on its own. Thanks to how enjoyable the game is, the trophy list is also very entertaining to tackle as well. If you haven’t played Dust: An Elysian Tail yet, I strongly advise doing so.

Most Difficult Trophy = “The Stuff of Legends”

Dust’s trophy list isn’t necessarily easy, but as mentioned, thanks to it being an immensely enjoyable game, it greatly helps make going for the platinum entertaining. While you will have to play the game on at least Tough difficulty, the true challenge will be earning four stars in every single challenge arena. These challenge arenas will test your skills to the limit, taking down enemies with finesse, dodging obstacles as safely as possible and all doing so as fast as possible. This will be the main trophy to go for that may provide the most challenge, but does not make the game any less entertaining.

 

2) Resogun

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The PS4’s flagship launch-day game that was reason alone to be excited to own the system. Resogun, developed by the masterminds over at Housemarque, struck platinum (pun intended) by providing all new PS4 owners with a game so intense, so engergetic, and so addictive, you can’t help but platinum it. Resogun is a brilliant pickup-and-play game that really is hard to put down. The game is a real challenge on the harder difficulties, and you will have to complete Expert mode to earn the platinum, but it’s immensely satisfying and entertaining.

Most Difficult Trophy = “Masterful dodger of revenge bullets and stuff alike”

Let me get this out of the way, there are a few trophies here in Resogun that would qualify as difficult, whether it’s to save all humans, beat the game on Expert, or complete the game without losing all lives. However, the one mentioned in the title above is for true masters of the game. You will have to complete one level on Master difficulty (which is unlocked after beating Expert). Master will have you really tested as every single enemy you destroy will fire bullets back at you upon explosion. It becomes the definition of “bullet hell”.

 

1) Bloodborne

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And now, for the holy chalice of PS4 games, the game that truly stands as the PS4’s finest game, Bloodborne. From Software truly showcased a game that had hype surrounding it, and exceeded everyone’s expectations. It takes what Souls fans are familiar with, changes up some elements to make it feel very unique, and provides people with a game that’s made for hardcore, masochistic audiences. Now how is one of the PS4’s most difficult games the most entertaining to go grab a platinum for? Well for starters, this is a game you will be so deeply engrossed in, you will want to see everything the game has to offer. This means exploring every area, tackling all bosses, going through Chalice Dungeons, and then…oh wait, you’ll get the platinum basically. In all seriousness, a majority of Bloodborne’s trophies are based on the bosses you defeat, specific items you find and which endings you get. This game is a masterpiece and one that will consume a lot of your time both cursing the game off and applauding it as one of the most amazing games ever made.

Most Difficult Trophy = “Rom, the Vacuous Spider”

Out of all the bosses and trophies the game contains, there’s one mandatory boss that drove me up a wall for a solid week straight, Rom. This boss battle is one that is so absurdly difficult, that every boss afterwards was practically a pushover, no joke.

What are your most enjoyable PS4 games you have platinumed? Have you earned any of these? Sound off in the comments below!

Need for Speed Rivals E3 2013 Footage

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Check out the most recent gameplay footage for Need for Speed Rivals, straight out of E3 2013!