Guide By: MsFuruba
There are 34 Trophies that can be earned in this title.
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-Estimated trophy difficulty: Official rating pending (Personal rating: 8/10) (Vote here!)
-Offline Trophies: 34
-Online Trophies: N/A
-Estimated Time To Platinum: Easily 20+ hours
-Minimum Number Of Play throughs Needed: 3, (4 if desired)
-Number Of Missable Trophies: Thunderstruck, Hot As Hell, Gun Collector, Can You Keep A Secret?, Smashing Sensation, The Devil Made Me Do It, Untouchable, The Secret Six, The Secret’s Out, Blue Devil, I Read You Like A Book.
-Glitched Trophies: N/A
-Does Difficulty Affect Trophies?: Yes
-Do Cheat Codes Disable Trophies?: N/A
Devil May Cry was and still is an immensely popular hack-and-slash video game series, making its debut to PlayStation 2 in 2001. It is considered the most popular series of its genre, with its stylised, addictive gun/sword battle system. It spanned three more sequels; a fourth which is coming out in 2012, and spanned a HD collection - Devil May Cry: HD Collection - in the same year. Each game comes with a set of trophies and a platinum.
Important Links Used In The Guide:
Devil May Cry Enemy Files FAQ by Tai Chi
Devil May Cry Boss Attack Analysis/Strategies
Devil May Cry Secret Missions/Blue Orb Pieces Guide
I - First Playthrough (Normal)
Play through the story of Devil May Cry a first time. Try to grow accustomed to the battle system and steep difficulty curve early; it’ll come to your aid in further playthroughs.
Note that near the beginning, the game will offer you to switch the game difficulty to Easy Automatic, should you die three times in the first few Missions. Refuse this offer. If you accept, you’ll lock the Warming Up! Trophy, and this action cannot be reversed. Collecting Blue Orbs now will be a wasted effort if you do accept Easy Automatic, as that save file will be on a constant loop of that difficulty; you'll have to create a whole new save. You can attempt Untouchable here, as it'll be easiest, but it isn't necessary.
Along the way, you will earn the following story-related trophies and some that should come naturally:
You’re No Angel
Squashed Like A Bug
Bird Of Prey
The Nightmare Is Over
The Devil Went Down To…
Smashing Sensation (Missable)
Hot As Hell (Missable)
Gun Collector (Missable)
Untouchable (Optional and missable)
Table Of Contents
Can You Keep A Secret? (Missable)
The Secret Six (Missable)
The Secret’s Out (Missable)
Blood Flows Red
The Devil Made Me Do It (Missable)
II - Second Playthrough (Hard)
You'll be thrust once again into the world of Devil May Cry, but this time, on hard difficulty. Enemies require more damage for defeat and, as a result, hit harder. You'll get through it, so keep at it. Don't worry, if you didn't achieve any of the Red Orb-related trophies, you should get them in this playthrough, as they are cumulative. Try to get all of Dante's skills here too, to get it out of the way, and for preparation of Dante Must Die mode. I also recommend maxing your health here; you will need as much as you can get for Dante Must Die mode. Keep going for the I Read You Like A Book trophy, but if it does not unlock here nor in the next step, you will need an extra playthrough.
The Devil's In The Details
I Read You Like A Book
III - Third Playthrough (Dante Must Die)
Here's where things get rough. Enemies hit even harder, are even stronger, and can make you witness of the notorious Devil Trigger. They will try to rip you to shreds, and as a result, this is the area where most trophy hunters will be raging at the difficulty. Take a few deep breaths and take every Mission separately, one at a time. Eventually, you will pull through, and hopefully, you will gain the Platinum.
IV (Optional) - Cleanup
If you missed any trophies, now's the time to get 'em. The worst is over, and very soon you should have gained your well-deserved Platinum trophy.
Very tedious. Nonetheless, it is a proud Platinum to show off and really shows your skills in the game.
[PS3T Would Like to Thank MsFuruba for this Roadmap]
|Unlock all trophies || (9) |
|Finish the game on Normal Mode || |
Don’t switch the difficulty to easy when the game offers to do so at the beginning of the game. It’ll lock out the trophy and the only other option is to restart your play through.
Enemies and bosses aren’t too hard and this play through will mainly be getting the story-related trophies and the multiple other simple trophies. Use this play through as training for the next few difficulties.
I said it in the roadmap, but I'll say it again - if you are offered to switch to Easy Automatic, REFUSE THE OFFER. The save file will remain in a constant loop of that difficulty and there is no other choice but to create a whole new file. As a result, collecting Blue Orbs and purchasing upgrades will be a wasted effort as it will NOT carry over to your new file.
|Finish the Game on Hard Mode || |
After completing Normal Mode, load up your save and begin Hard Mode. Enemies require more hits and deal more damage to Dante. Once this is completed, you will unlock this trophy.
|Finish the game on Dante Must Die Mode|| (22) |
Dante Must Die Mode is when things get hot. Enemies have their own Devil Trigger (unleashed when the countdown that appears in battle reaches zero) and, as always, require more hits and beat Dante to a pulp. If you survive this mode, well done, you got yourself this trophy.
|The Devil's In The Details|
|Purchase all of Dante's Skills|| |
Dante has Skills available for purchase in the game for his Alastor and Ifrit weapons. A grand total of 26,800 Red Orbs are required to purchase every one of them. Both only have five main upgrades, with further upgrades available for two in each category. In all honesty, this isn’t a difficult trophy, as there aren’t too many upgrades you need to get. Anyway, here’s the upgrades:
Stinger Lv. 1: 350 Orbs (Stinger Lv. 2: 1,400 Orbs)
Round Trip: 1,550 Orbs
Air Hike: 4,000 Orbs
Air Raid: 750 Orbs
Vortex Lv. 1: 1,150 Orbs (Vortex Lv. 2: 2,400 Orbs)
Rolling Blaze: 3,450 Orbs
Magma Drive: 500 Orbs
Kick-13 Lv. 1: 700 Orbs (Kick-13 Lv. 2: 2,100 Orbs)
Meteor Lv. 1: 900 Orbs (Meteor Lv. 2: 2,700 Orbs)
Inferno: 4,850 Orbs
|Can You Keep A Secret?|
|Complete a Secret Mission|| |
Secret Missions are…well…missions that are secret in Devil May Cry. There are twelve in total. Finding one, although, ain’t that hard. The missions can request anything of you, but will always involve you killing something (what else?)
Check out The Secret’s Out for further details.
|The Secret Six|
|Complete six Secret Missions|| |
This trophy requires you to complete half of the total amount of Secret Missions.
Check out The Secret’s Out for further details.
|The Secret's Out|
|Complete all Secret Missions|| |
This trophy requires you to complete all twelve Secret Missions in this game. I have composed a guide of their locations, what mission they’re in and a brief description of their requirements. Please refer to my guide here for further details on Secret Missions.
|Achieve an S Rank on any Mission|| (4) |
The game judges your final score on three things: how fast you finish the Mission, how many Red Orbs you attain during the Mission, and how much damage is taken. All in all, Mission 5 and 13 are good choices to quickly nab this trophy, as both are short and sweet. If you so happen to be playing on an easy difficulty, this trophy gets even easier.
|Survive an encounter with Phantom|| (1) |
Phantom is the first boss of the game and this boss fight occurs in Mission 3. Simply defeat him and the trophy will unlock. Refer to this guide for more information on how to defeat Phantom.
|You're No Angel|
|Survive an encounter with Nelo Angelo|| |
Nelo Angelo is a boss of the game and this boss fight occurs in Mission 4. Simply defeat him and the trophy will unlock. Refer to this guide for more information on how to defeat Nelo Angelo.
|Squashed Like A Bug|
|Defeat Phantom|| (3) |
Story related, can't be missed. Phantom strikes back a second time in the game and this boss fight occurs in Mission 8. Simply defeat him once and for all and the trophy will unlock. Refer to this guide for more information on how to defeat Phantom.
NOTE: It is important that you know that this trophy is glitched. Skipping the cutscene that ensues after fighting Phantom will glitch the trophy and it will not unlock until your next playthrough. For safety's sake, let the cutscene that follows Phatom's defeat play through to the end.
|Bird of Prey|
|Survive an encounter with Griffon|| |
Griffon is a boss of the game and this boss fight occurs in Mission 9. Simply defeat him and the trophy will unlock. Refer to this guide for more information on how to defeat Griffon.
|Fight Nelo Angelo a second time and prevail || |
Nelo Angelo strikes back a second time in the game and this boss fight occurs in Mission 11. Simply defeat him and the trophy will unlock. Refer to this guide for more information on how to defeat Nelo Angelo.
|Fight Griffon a second time and prevail || |
Griffon strikes back a second time in the game and this boss fight occurs in Mission 12. Simply defeat him and the trophy will unlock. Refer to this guide for more information on how to defeat Griffon.
|Defeat Griffon|| |
Griffon strikes back a third time in the game and this boss fight occurs in Mission 15. Simply defeat him once and for all and the trophy will unlock. Refer to this guide for more information on how to defeat Griffon.
|Survive an encounter with Nightmare|| |
Nightmare is a boss of the game and this boss fight occurs in Mission 16. Simply defeat him and the trophy will unlock. Refer to this guide for more information on how to defeat Nightmare.
|Defeat Nelo Angelo|| |
Nelo Angelo strikes back a third time in the game and this boss fight occurs in Mission 17. Simply defeat him and the trophy will unlock. Refer to this guide for more information on how to defeat Nelo Angelo.
|Fight Nightmare a second time and prevail || |
Nightmare strikes back a second time in the game and this boss fight occurs in Mission 18. Simply defeat him and the trophy will unlock. Refer to this guide for more information on how to defeat Nightmare.
|The Nightmare is Over|
|Defeat Nightmare || (1) |
Nightmare strikes back a third time in the game and this boss fight occurs in Mission 20. Simply defeat him and the trophy will unlock. Refer to this guide for more information on how to defeat Nightmare.
|The Devil Went Down To...|
|Defeat Mundus|| |
Mundus is the final boss of the game and this boss fight occurs in Mission 22/23. Simply defeat and the trophy will unlock. Refer to this guide for more information on how to defeat Mundus.
|Perform an S Rank Combo using Alastor|| |
As you should very well know, Alastor is Dante’s signature sword he has since the beginning of the game. This is a nice and quick trophy to get, and I got this at the beginning of Mission 11. In fact, I got this and Hot As Hell in the span of one minute during this chapter. When you head down into the sewers after immediately being plunged into battle with a Death Scythe at the very beginning of Mission 11, travel through these very sewers, ignoring the Blades. When you are forced to return this way, there will be a double amount of Blades. This is an opportune time to get this trophy, as there are plenty of enemies. I simply used the basic combination and my score was bumped up to Stylish in no time.
|Hot As Hell|
|Perform an S Rank Combo using Ifrit|| |
As you should also know, Ifrit is a weapon Dante attains near the beginning of the game. As with Thunderstruck, this is a quick and easy trophy, and I attained it in Mission 11. When you head down into the sewers after immediately being plunged into battle with a Death Scythe at the very beginning of Mission 11, travel through these very sewers, ignoring the Blades. When you are forced to return this way, there will be a double amount of Blades. This is an opportune time to get this trophy, as there are plenty of enemies. I simply used the basic combination for Ifrit and my score was bumped up to Stylish in no time.
|Table Of Contents|
|Unlock every enemy file in the status menu|| |
This comes naturally in your first play through. A single encounter with an enemy is all that is required for an enemy file to be registered. Thus, if done correctly, you should attain this trophy in Mission 22, upon encountering Mundus.
|Unlock 50% of all entries for every enemy file in the status menu|| |
I unlocked this without even trying in Mission 11. This trophy should unlock naturally although can still be missed, but more likely than not, I Read You Like A Book will be missed.
Check up on I Read You Like A Book for further details.
|I Read You Like A Book|
|Unlock all the entries for every enemy file in the status menu|| (22) |
Entries for an enemy are unlocked by seeing them perform a certain move, performing a certain move against them and even receiving an enemy attack. Please note that a certain move requires you to die, and thus you cannot get this trophy during your play through for The Devil Made Me Do It.
Thankfully, an enemy has its move counted for you in the status menu (for example, in the Marionette page, the count will be 4/7, meaning you have four of the seven moves recorded) so you only need to check up on the guide given here:
Devil May Cry Enemy Files FAQ by Tai Chi
|Collect 10,000 Red Orbs|| |
Please refer to Redemption for further details.
|Blood Flows Red|
|Collect 25,000 Red Orbs|| (3) |
Please refer to Redemption for further details.
|Collect 50,000 Red Orbs|| (4) |
Red Orbs are dropped by every enemy and are the form of currency in Devil May Cry. Thankfully, this trophy is cumulative over your multiple play throughs, so without a doubt you should have all three Red Orb-related trophies by the end of Dante Must Die mode. You shouldn’t have any reason to worry about this.
|Complete a Blue Orb|| |
Blue Orb pieces are scattered around the game and more likely than not you’ll complete a full piece without even realising. Either way, you’ll need to unlock this anyway on the way to Blue Devil.
|Max out the Health Bar|| (6) |
Blue Orb pieces are scattered around the game, and getting all of them will be key to beating the game on Dante Must Die difficulty mode, so I highly recommend getting them all before that play through. Note that blue orbs are attained from Secret Missions and the Time Statues also. Below is my guide to the Blue Orb pieces. For the locations of the Secret Missions, check out The Secret’s Out. Note that 5 Blue Orbs are bought from the Time Statue.
For a full guide to the Blue Orb pieces and their locations, please refer to my guide here.
|Collect all Guns|| (3) |
This is an easily missed trophy. There is a nice selection of weapons in Devil May Cry, and collecting all of them awards you with a trophy. Anyway, here is where each is found:
Ebony + Ivory - Dante’s guns from the very beginning.
Shotgun - Find this on a table in the library across from the Sin Scissor picture, Mission 2.
Grenade Gun - After defeating Phantom in Mission 8, in the mechanism room shortly afterwards, grab the Grenade Gun from the skeleton.
The Needle Gun - Mission 12, in the area with stairs leading up to the deck of the ship, grab the Needle Gun, which is near the stairs and is shining.
Nightmare Beta - In Mission 15, you will go into one of the Emblem areas (Blue or Red) and get a storyline-related item, Pair Of Lances. If you choose to go through the other as well, the item at the end will always be Nightmare Beta.
|The Devil Made Me Do It|
|Finish the game without using any Yellow Orbs|| (5) |
This one isn’t too difficult as long as you just keep focused. Clear the game without using any Yellow Orbs (the function of Yellow Orbs is to give you a retry). If you do happen to die during the play through, you will have to reload your save and start the Mission over. Thankfully, difficulty is irrelevant for this trophy.
|Clear a mission without taking damage|| (5) |
Simple enough. Mission 5, in my opinion, is the best Mission for this trophy. I recommend getting this while you go for Smashing Sensation. Check out that trophy for a few more details.