Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Uncharted: Golden Abyss Trophies
Steel Fist Expert
Defeat 10 enemies in a row with a single punch, after softening them up with gunfire.

Note: You cannot restart checkpoints or anything, this has to be in a single life. If you back out to the main menu or die etc then the counter will reset. Also, you having to be facing them when you do it, you cannot attack them from behind. You also cannot go into hand-to-hand combat, exit, then do it. You have to do is from fresh. The counter will also reset if you enter hand-to-hand combat or you do a neck snap.

This was the hardest trophy in the game for me, took me about an hour of trying before I finally managed to get it. You will want to replay chapter 9 in chapter select and play on either Easy or Very Easy. The first thing you want to do is go down the stairs and blind fire shoot one guys, concentrate on one at a time. After you have shot one you will see him stumble and you then have to go up to him and press and hopefully it will one hit kill them with a punch, sliding between there legs and knocking them over or drop kicking them. Once you have killed 3 enemies using this method kill the three guys in the next area, be careful of the big guy as he is prone to activating hand-to-hand combat if you get too close.

Once you have killed that lot Nate will say something about keep moving. A checkpoint will activate (If you muck it up here you will have to restart the entire level because the counter will reset and you won't be able to kill enough enemies). There is 5 or so enemies in here, including a big guy. Do the same as you did before and you will be fine. The trophy will unlock when there is one remaining guy left, because there is 11 of them in total. Here is a video guide by PowerPyx:

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User Comments
 Comment #1 by bradfreak
Saturday, March 03, 2012 @ 04:50:53 AM

i got the steal fist master but not the steal fist expert any tips or is thus trophy glitched?

 Comment #2 by bradfreak
Saturday, March 03, 2012 @ 05:03:28 AM

works great on chapter 2

 Comment #3 by Imbecility
Sunday, March 04, 2012 @ 05:03:20 AM

Like bradfreak, I also used chapter 2. There are 8 guys in the open area towards the middle of the chapter. Then after a cutscene and some rope-climbing there are 4 or 5 more guys.

I liked using this chapter (as opposed to 9) because it was easier to get the enemies out from behind cover (which causes a lot of accidental stealth attacks) and there is no one with a shotgun. Also, if I happened to screw up, a 'restart to last check point' put me right back in the action.

Just be careful after you successfully do the first 8; it requires some time to get back to that position if you screw up one of the next 2.

 Comment #4 by DarKanGel2514
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:48:00 PM

This needs to be done one enemy after another so you have to kill 10 guys in a row with a punch after shooting them first.

 Comment #5 by gaviota1195
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 05:49:49 PM

@3 Forgot to mention that only 7 of those guys can be shot and punched. You need to kill the one on the top first then the rest. Same goes after the rope climbing, you will se one guy above(Ignore him) and 3 guys below, after the 3 guys, 2 more will spawn which you can use to get this trophy. Hope this helps. Tip: Use very easy, you have to shoot them ONCE and KILL THEM WHILE THEY ARE STUNNED BY THE SHOT or it won't work.

 Comment #6 by dz06lt
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 06:39:41 PM

cheap trophy, the game doesnt allow many spots where you even have a chance to obtain this.

 Comment #7 by Psykokud
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 02:51:29 AM

When I was doing this I played very easy and ran up to them and pressed Square so that I wasn't trying to tap the screen in the proper place. Sometimes I throw grenades. =X

Just thought I'd throw it out there cuz it helped me got it first try on the mention section of chapter 23.

 Comment #8 by Psykokud
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 02:53:27 AM

Should have mentioned I shot them once before running up to them but I made sure I was close enough so I could attack them while they reacted to the shot

 Comment #9 by pikavader
Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 08:14:03 AM

chapter 2 after a couple of tries for me

 Comment #10 by SparkyTomm
Friday, July 13, 2012 @ 04:22:43 AM

this trophy is stupid iv now killed at least 20 people in a row in this manner and still NO trophy it must be glitched iv done it on chapter 2 chapter 8 and 9 and also 23 all recommennded and ALL FAILED!

 Comment #11 by SparkyTomm
Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 11:48:01 AM

Oki This is really taking the piss now iv done this well over 50 times now that killing 10 enimies in a row with one punch after shooting em one and its still not fucking popped WTF is wrong with this trophy!!

 Comment #12 by SparkyTomm
Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 12:03:22 PM

oki this so trophy is defonatly glitched but i finaly got it after doing it over and over n over again. but yeah its glitched it dosent always pop just keep trying

 Comment #13 by Hausendorn
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 12:21:20 AM

Has anyone found out why you can get Steel Fist Master but not Steel Fist Expert? Please help. It is the last trophy I need. I am up to 450 melee kills and still no trophy.

 Comment #14 by dh4645
Sunday, September 09, 2012 @ 08:08:41 AM

@13 cause all of these have to be in a ROW. read the description. im trying to get it now

 Comment #15 by dylanwiggan
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 09:05:40 AM

got it on chapter 2 first try, MUCH easier there

 Comment #16 by dellboy81
Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 10:56:51 AM

got it on chapter 9, took 2-3 goes but did it - very simple.

 Comment #17 by dellboy81
Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 11:03:33 AM

also the counter doesnt restart if you do a neck snap - as i did chapter 9 and got to 9 in a row and accidentally did a neck snap, but the last guy left i did it right on, and it popped. so that is wrong. as long as you shoot all 11 guys and then get 10 with a punch, the other can be the neck snap.

 Comment #18 by Pokedude97
Saturday, December 15, 2012 @ 08:04:54 PM

I got this on chapter 2 finally, I tried 6-7 times on chapter 9 before switching and getting it first try.

 Comment #19 by mjc0961
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 11:10:09 AM

2 & 3 are right, ignore the crappy suggestion in the guide and go to chapter 2. It's pretty obvious that the guide author didn't think for himself on this one and just used what was in a video someone else made. Sometimes you have to stop being lazy and using the first video someone drops in your lap and look at alternate suggestions from readers, because their idea might be far easier to pull off even though it means more work for you to shoot your own video for the guide.

 Comment #20 by Juggalos91
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 07:19:17 PM

chapter 2 is definitely the best to get this trophy, i also think its easier aiming down the sight instead of blind fire. but that just me, hope this was helpful.

 Comment #21 by guch20
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 @ 05:28:14 PM

I couldn't get more than three in a row on chapter 9, then got it on my first try on chapter 2. Thanks!

 Comment #22 by cameronneil101
Sunday, February 17, 2013 @ 02:53:42 PM

Chapter 2 all the way!!!!!!!!!!

 Comment #23 by ElPuercoLoco
Saturday, March 02, 2013 @ 02:42:48 PM

Hardest trophy in the game. Was attempting on Chapter 8, now going to Chapter 2...

 Comment #24 by vongruetz
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 07:38:18 PM

Just got it in chapter 2 which gave me my final trophy for the game and the platinum. I think that it doesn't count if you are behind them which gives you the kill animation of jumping on their back like a stealth kill, even if you shot them first.
But Chapter 2 is definitely the easiest place to get it.

 Comment #25 by mfemokiller
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 08:01:33 PM

Thanks for the tip watched the video and got it in like three try's

 Comment #26 by Djer
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 02:05:24 PM

This one sucks :s

 Comment #27 by Djer
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 02:12:04 PM

Tried chapter 2, 6 times because this comments but i take the 9nd or 10th guy from behind.. So it didnt work for me

Them i tried chapter 9 one time and i had it the first time.. So for me is chapter 9 good :)

Couple trophies left :)

 Comment #28 by pinhas23
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 08:37:33 AM

Got it EASILY on chapter 2, thanks for the tip, the guide should be changed.

 Comment #29 by Chucumpuluncito
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 05:07:33 AM

Definitely, Chapter 2 is WAY EASIER than 9th... Go for it at CHAPT 2 guys. I tried in the 9th for 30 minutes and when I had 8 fancy kills I got killed myself (in VERY EASY MODE :p )... In my second try on Chapter 2 I got the trophy :)

 Comment #30 by mysticmosh
Wednesday, August 07, 2013 @ 06:53:11 AM

Chapter 2. Start by killing the two guys on top of the truck, then do the 8 guys in the next area for the trophy. @5, you can climb up and kill the guy on the ledge, just look before saying you can't!. Do on easy, not very easy as I think the 'two shots then punch' method is the best way.

 Comment #31 by oliwier44
Monday, August 26, 2013 @ 07:21:38 AM

got on chapter 24 on easy

 Comment #32 by Bahchoi
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 01:09:16 PM

Chapter 2 is definitely the only choice.

 Comment #33 by lildeath
Monday, December 23, 2013 @ 07:42:58 PM

Thanks a lot, did this on Chapter 2 and got it fairly easy!!

 Comment #34 by SkullyWabbit
Saturday, February 22, 2014 @ 06:43:16 AM

Chapter 2

 Comment #35 by holdenvkv8
Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 08:41:02 AM

use chapter 2,after u arrive at the site, shoot the dude on the cat walk then, shoot once without aiming the follow with square button, there's 7 there, then continue on and there's the other 3 ignore the dude on the cat walk here, its simple as with no tough dude with shot gum to deal with

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Game Info
SCE Bend Studio


US February 14, 2012
Europe February 22, 2012
Japan December 17, 2011

Players: 1
ESRB: Teen
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