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- Estimated Difficulty: 3

- Approximate Time: 8-10 hours

- Offline: 51 Trophies

- Online: 0 Trophies

- Glitched Trophies: None

- Missable Trophies: None (Chapter Select)

- Minimum number of Playthroughs: 1 and a half (Chapter Select)

- Does the difficulty settings affect the trophies: Yes


Step 1:

First playthrough (on Easy difficulty)

Theres an Exploit you can use that will allow you too easily beat hard on your first playthrough, if you would like to use this please see the green writing below the steps. Complete the game on easy, its very short and easy it wont take you any longer than 4-5 hours. You will learn most of the game mechanics and you will obtain most of the upgrades which are going to make your hard run very easy. You will also obtain most of the trophies on this run. (Mostly without even trying as they are that easy).



Step 2:

Second playthrough (on Formidable difficulty)

Dont start a new game! Instead go into headquarters after completing the game and change difficulty to Formidable. (See "Invincible" for more info). Now quickly playthrough all the chapters using chapter select. You will still have all your upgrades making the game very easy and allowing you to complete it faster. (It will take longer if you play on Formidable difficulty first). So if you are wanting this platinum fast two playthroughs is the fastest method. You should also use War Machine on this playthrough to get his trophies.


Step 3:

Clean up

Now is your time to get all the trophies you missed or time to grind those kills. (See "Omega Man").





Theres an exploit you can use that will let you playthrough the missions on easy but finish them on Formidable. Here is what to do.


  1. Start any mission on easy.
  2. Play until the last checkpoint.
  3. Press start then go to "Save last checkpoint"
  4. Quit out back to the "Headquarters"
  5. Press start in the HQ and change the difficulty to Formidable.
  6. Quit back to the Headquarters. (Make sure the game saves!)
  7. Quit back to the title screen.
  8. Select Continue campaign then go to last checkpoint.
  9. Complete the mission and you will get the credit for beating it on Formidable!

The last checkpoint for each mission can be found in the guide at the bottom of each "Mission" section in green.


All Credit goes to acechopper for this method!

Thanks to Blessorship for step 5! and hellgahunter for step 6!

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Mission 1


http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/10.jpg Shake It Off (B)

Recover from the Roxxon EMP attack.


Story related. This trophy cannot be missed.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/11.jpg Not In My House (B)

Prevent the first wave of Roxxon dropships from deploying their drones.


You get this trophy on the second half of the first level, as soon as you control War Machine for the first time. (He is the one in black armor). Head straight ahead and you will see a dropship coming down from the sky. (It shows as a dot on the radar). Lock onto it with :r1: and fire with either :l2: or :r2:. I recommend you use the Missiles that lock on (:l2: to use it but if its not equipped you will need to use :left: to equip it).


Be quick or the dropship will land, you can restart the last checkpoint if it does so don't worry. After you destroy the first dropship two more will appear. One on the left and one on the right. Quickly go to the left and use the rockets again on this dropship, as soon as it starts going down head towards the last one. Take down the last one and the trophy should ping. (Make sure they don't reach the ground).



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/02.jpg Access Denied (B)

Prevent Roxxon from stealing the Stark Archives.


Story related. This trophy cannot be missed.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/45.jpg Mark VI (B)

Unlock the Mark VI Iron Man armor.


See "Hall Of Armors".




The last checkpoint in this mission is when you first take control of War machine. (Black Armor.)



Mission 2


http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/12.jpg Full Flight (B)

Only one S.H.I.E.L.D. transport lost in the canyon run.


Right at the start of the level you will be beside some S.H.I.E.L.D strike force ships and you have to escort them. There are lots of enemies trying to attack, so go in front of the ships and try to take them all out before they reach the ships. This is pretty much impossible on Hard. After you complete the game and have everything fully upgraded, replay the chapter on easy and destroy all the enemies. One ship will be lost during the 'Roxxon Armiger' fight dont worry theres no way to stop it, this is the only ship you can lose. If more than this one dies, restart from the last checkpoint. The trophy will pop when you enter the tunnel or just before.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/37.jpg Unnecessary Force (B)

Defeat a soldier with Iron Man's unibeam.


There are only two levels where you can get this trophy, Mission 2 and Mission 4. After you escort the S.H.I.E.L.D strike force ships and enter the tunnel a small cutscene will play. After it you will see some tanks in front of you with some human soldiers standing beside them. Quickly fly down and aim at them then use the unibeam by holding :l2: and :r2:. If you hit them the trophy will unlock.


Remember, there are also some soldiers in Mission 4.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/13.jpg Area Secured (S)

At least 10 S.H.I.E.L.D. units survive the battle for the docks.


You can get this right after you finish escorting the S.H.I.E.L.D strike force ships. You will fight a big robot named 'Roxxon Armiger', then progress up the small hill and fight a few more air bots. You will come to a part where you need to destroy 6 turrets. (3 on the left and 3 on the right). Destroy them and you will be asked to enter a tunnel.


A short cutscene will play after you enter the tunnel. You will be asked to find the location of the command building. Ignore this for now and go crazy killing all the enemies (This is where 10 S.H.I.E.l.D units must survive). You must be quick or all the S.H.I.E.l.D units will die. Just keep locking onto the enemies with rockets and kill until there are no more red dots on the radar. (The Green dots are the S.H.I.E.l.D units).


After all are dead head to the yellow circle on the radar. It will now tell you to go disable the generators, shoot your way into the building and kill the 2 robots that are present and then shoot both generators. (One is upstairs and the other is down). then head back to the first yellow dot and access the building terminal. (Tap :circle:) Now just continue playing the level until you reach the 'Roxxon Armiger' and the trophy will pop up.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/03.jpg Deportation (B)

Prevent the Russian separatists from deploying Roxxon Armigers.


Story related. This trophy cannot be missed.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/44.jpg Mark II (B)

Unlock the Mark II Iron Man armor.


See "Hall Of Armors".



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/47.jpg Two Man Army (B)

Defeat the Russian separatists as both Iron Man and War Machine.


Load the level back up after completing it for the first time but this time pick War Machine. (You select him in the Headquarters). As soon as you beat the level with War Machine the trophy will pop up.




The last checkpoint in this level when you need to Locate and destroy the tesla shield generators.


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Mission 3


http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/14.jpg Pulling The Plug (B)

Destroy all four Tesla reactor stabilizers in under 60 seconds.


As soon as the level starts fight off all the enemies and then head for the yellow objective. When you approach the yellow marker you will have to press :circle: and then waggle the analog stick left and right to open the door. A few robots will come out, kill them and move up the corridor. (The door has 'Roxxon' printed above it). Keep moving through the corridor until you reach a door with a red light above it. Punch through the door and enter, you will see 4 Tesla reactor stabilizers. (One in each corner of the room, they are round and blue in colour). Shoot all 4 very quickly and the trophy should unlock.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/15.jpg Anger Management (B)

Destroy most of the structures in Shatalov's base


After you destroy the Tesla reactor you will need to escape the building. As soon as you are outside you will see 6 yellow circles on the right and 6 on the left. Head towards the right side. As soon as you reach the base blow up all the houses in the center and destroy all the tiles on the roofs. Destroy everything: fences, vehicles, etc. Once you think there is nothing else to destroy, move to the other base and repeat the process until the trophy unlocks. It may take awhile so be patient. (Dont! access the subnet in the right base as this will make it hard for you to blow everything up, thanks to SaberBlade for pointing this out.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/04.jpg Power Outage (B)

Defeat the Crimson Dynamo.


Story related. This trophy cannot be missed.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/41.jpg Classic Mark I (B)

Unlock the Classic Mark I Iron Man armor.


See "Hall Of Armors".



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/48.jpg It Takes Two To Tangle (B)

Defeat Crimson Dynamo as both Iron Man and War Machine.


Load the level back up after completing it for the first time but this time pick War Machine. (You select him in the Headquarters). As soon as you beat the level with War Machine the trophy will pop up.




The last checkpoint in this level is when you are tasked with defeating Crimson Dynamo, the checkpoint will trigger at the very start of the fight. (Boss fight)



Mission 4


http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/16.jpg Entrapment (B)

Reach the bottom of the elevator shaft without touching a laser tripline.


Right at the start of the level, you will need to press the switch that is at the other end of the room. After pressing it, wait until the door to the next room opens. Once it opens go in and press the second switch. The camera will zoom out showing 3 layers of green lasers. You must make it down without touching any of them.


Just sit slightly above the laser and when you think its safe to move press :cross: to lower yourself. I think you can also keep tapping :cross: while hovering above the lasers to fall right to the bottom. I did this when I replayed the level. I'm not sure if it was luck or if its possible doing it like that. If you touch a laser simply press start and restart checkpoint.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/05.jpg Anti-PROTEAN (B)

Destroy Project PROTEAN.


Story related. This trophy cannot be missed.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/42.jpg Extremis (B)

Unlock the Extremis Iron Man armor.


See "Hall Of Armors".



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/49.jpg Man And Machine (B)

Destroy Project PROTEAN as both Iron Man and War Machine.


Load the level back up after completing it for the first time, but this time pick War Machine. (You select him in the Headquarters). As soon as you beat the level with War Machine the trophy will pop up.




The last checkpoint in this mission is when you are tasked with locating Kearson DeWitt, you will go down a shaft that is bright orange. It like a lava type substance, once you reach the bottom go through a door and the last checkpoint is here.


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Mission 5


http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/17.jpg Defensive Player Of The Year (B)

Save all four repulsor lifts and all four stabilizers on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.


This is pretty much impossible on hard difficulty, so you will need to replay it on easy. In this mission you will be protecting 4 Hellcarrier repulsor engines. There are 2 on each sides of the ship and they have yellow flames coming out them. You will notice some enemies are targeting them with lasers. These enemies are your priority. Concentrate all fire onto them. After each engine has been protected you will get a checkpoint making everything a lot easier. If you replay this after all weapons are fully upgraded, you will blast through the enemies like they are not even there.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/06.jpg Improvisation Under Fire (B)

Save Rhodey and the Stark mobile armory from the A.I.M. attack.


Story related. This trophy cannot be missed.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/43.jpg Mark III (B)

Unlock the Mark III Iron Man armor.


See "Hall Of Armors"




The last checkpoint in this mission is right after you are done protecting the helicarrier engines. It will show up when you hear Rhodes say "Tony the plane is ready, get these guys off me so we can take off!"



Mission 6


http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/18.jpg Brute Force (S)

Destroy the A.I.M. Arc Armiger without using missile deflection.


This is a really short chapter, the whole aim is to destroy the Arc Armiger before it destroys the Helicarrier. You do that by firing everything you have at it. When it fires rockets at you don't tap :circle: to fire them back. Instead dodge with :l1:. As long as you don't press :circle: the trophy will pop up when you defeat it.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/07.jpg Operation Daybreak (B)

Defeat A.I.M. and save the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.


Story related. This trophy cannot be missed.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/40.jpg Classic Iron Man (B)

Unlock the Classic Iron Man armor.


See "Hall Of Armors"




There are 3 checkpoints in this level, the last one is when the Ark Armiger is down to about a quarter of health.



Mission 7


http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/19.jpg Guardian (S)

Shut down GREENGRID without needing to repair the Arc Armiger.


In this mission you will be escorting the Arc Armiger, always travel slightly ahead of the Armiger and destroy all enemies. You might need to replay this on easy because I had to recharge about 5 times on hard. If the Armiger goes into critical state just restart from the last checkpoint. (It will have :circle: above it and you will get a message telling you to repair it).



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/20.jpg Switchboard Operator (B)

Reposition all of the GREENGRID relays without being interrupted.


This trophy description is a little confusing, as you don't need to reposition all 3 relays in 44 seconds. You can shoot the blue core thing in the center and then just focus on one relay. Just make sure you kill all the enemies before you start tapping :circle:. (To make it more clear, you can shoot the core then reposition 1 relay. Let the time run out then shoot the blue core again, and go for another relay as long as you don't get attacked by an enemy the trophy will pop up).



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/08.jpg Stormbreaker (B)

Shut down the GREENGRID power transmitter.


Story related. This trophy cannot be missed.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/46.jpg Silver Centurion (B)

Unlock the Silver Centurion armor.


See "Hall Of Armors"



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/50.jpg Bipolar (B)

Shut down the GREENGRID power transmitter as both Iron Man and War Machine.


Load the level back up after completing it for the first time but this time pick War Machine. (You select him in the Headquarters) As soon as you beat the level with War Machine the trophy will pop up.




The last checkpoint in this level is right after the "Protect the Ark Armiger battle platform" objective. You will get the checkpoint straight after. (The next objective is "Disable the GREENGRID central power structure")



Mission 8


http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/21.jpg Not A Scratch (S)

Defeat ULTIMO with no armor damage.


This trophy is not as hard as it sounds, especially on easy. (This only counts when you play as Iron Man). It also helps that ULTIMO is incredibly easy, you can dodge all his attacks by pressing :l1: and moving in any direction. If you are playing on easy its almost impossible to miss this trophy unless you do really bad. If you notice any tears in the suit, simply restart from the last checkpoint.



You can take damage to Iron Mans armor, as long as your armor doesn't completely deplete to the point to where you're taking damage to your inner health circle. You will know if you've taken damage to your inner circle also becuase that will not regenerate.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/09.jpg The Bigger They Are (S)

Defeat ULTIMO.


Story related. This trophy cannot be missed.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/39.jpg Ultimate Iron Man (B)

Unlock the Ultimate Iron Man armor.


See "Hall Of Armors"



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/22.jpg Ultimatum (B)

Complete every mission on Easy difficulty.


NOTE: These trophies stack.

See "Invincible"



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/23.jpg Iron Man (S)

Complete every mission on Normal difficulty.


NOTE: These trophies stack.

See "Invincible"


http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/24.jpg Invincible (G)

Complete every mission on Formidable difficulty.


Formidable difficulty is not that difficult at all. You can playthrough the game on easy, then use chapter select to complete all the chapters on Formidable. This will allow you to use all your upgrades making Formidable a complete cake walk.


If you want to change difficulty, go to headquarters press start then go to game settings then select difficulty.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/34.jpg Hall Of Armors (G)

Unlock all armor suits.


All 8 levels have a suit that you can unlock. You do that by gaining enough points known as "Field Data". Its very easy, I got all 8 without even trying. Just make sure you kill every enemy you see and you should unlock the suit. Every kill nets you more points. So try not to skip many enemies. If you are having trouble getting the suit, wait until you have completed the game and maxed out everything. You will then be able to breeze through the enemies.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/35.jpg Technical Genius (S)

Invent every module, ammunition, and weapon upgrade.


You will get most of the points by time you finish the game, simply replay the last mission and you will get around 40 million points. Although if you play on easy then Hard grinding wont be necessary. You upgrade everything in headquarters.




The last checkpoint in this level is when you play as Warmachine for the Third time. You will be tasked with "Take the shot".


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Weapon/Kill trophies



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/36.jpg Gonna Need Some More Bad Guys (B)

Defeat more than 1,000 enemies.


You will get this trophy while you are grinding the weapon trophies.



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/25.jpg Fists Of Iron (B)

Defeat 100 enemies in close combat.


See "Omega Man"



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/26.jpg Storm Of Lead (B)

Defeat 100 enemies with War Machine's minigun.


See "Omega Man"



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/27.jpg Fire And Forget (B)

Defeat 100 enemies with homing missiles.


See "Omega Man"



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/28.jpg Subtle Like A Rocket (B)

Defeat 100 enemies with the rocket launcher.


See "Omega Man"



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/29.jpg Room Broom (B)

Defeat 100 enemies with War Machine's shotgun.


See "Omega Man"



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/30.jpg Extra Crispy (B)

Defeat 100 enemies with Iron Man's laser.


See "Omega Man"



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/31.jpg Pushback (B)

Defeat 100 enemies with Iron Man's repulsor.


See "Omega Man"



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/32.jpg Up Close And Personal (B)

Defeat 100 enemies with Iron Man's blaster.


See "Omega Man"



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/33.jpg Overkill (B)

Defeat 100 enemies with Iron Man's unibeam.


See "Omega Man"



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/38.jpg Bulletproof (B)

Defeat 50 enemies in melee as Iron Man while Invincible.

(Hold :down: to make Iron Man Invincible)

See "Omega Man"



http://www.ps3trophies.org/images/trophies/404/51.jpg Omega Man (B)

Defeat 100 enemies as War Machine while using the Omega System.

(Hold :down: to activate the omega system, be quick because it doesn't last forever.)


Welcome to the most boring part of the game. Luckily for you there is a great place you can farm all these trophies. That place is on Mission 4. Firstly hack the 2 terminals then fly down the shaft with the green lasers, making sure you hit all 3 layers on the way down. (Yes deliberately hit the lasers, as this will bring out a ton of enemies).


Once you reach the bottom you will be attacked by 20-25 robots. Now just kill them with the weapon your trying to get the trophy for. When they all die a door will open and about 8 more robots will come. Go through the door they came from and destroy the 8 turrets on the wall. (These count as kills). As soon as they die it will come up "Checkpoint reached". Now press start and go to "Save last Checkpoint". Once it saves quit back to Headquarters and repeat the process.


For the Bulletproof and Omega Man trophies you have to use Iron Mans invincible move and War Machines increased fire damage move by holding :down:. For War Machine i recommend you equip double gattlon guns as they kill enemies easily. For the Iron Man trophy you have to use melee. It can sometimes be hard to melee the flying bots but they do eventually come to your level.


If you are finding it hard to hit the small robots with the rockets/melee start mission 3 and kill all the robots at the start with rockets/melee then destroy the 4 "Tesla reactor stabilizers" and then press start and go to "Save last Checkpoint". Once it saves quit back to Headquarters and repeat the process. (All credit goes to "MINIRACIZ" for the mission 3 method.)






http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:COx-mJ4hRLKt5M:http://www.ps3-sense.nl/trophies/platinum.png http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv278/demonslayer1/Platinum%20Trophy%20Image%20Collection/th_IronMan2.png http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:COx-mJ4hRLKt5M:http://www.ps3-sense.nl/trophies/platinum.png


Platinum Trophy!


Congratulations on your new platinum!

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Not A Scratch

Defeat ULTIMO with no armor damage.


You can take damage during the Ultimo fight, You just can't take ARMOR damage. You armor is displayed in the lower left corner of the screen. It is the little while bars that make a circle. You have a blue ring that surrounds the white bars. this blue ring is your shield (it regenerates in a few seconds if hit)*just like HALO*. As long as you do not lose all of the blue ring, you can get this achievement. also, if you have managed to get to a checkpoint without losing any armor, pause and click "save at last checkpoint " if you accidentally lose some armor, just load from that checkpoint, also, this trick works for getting the extra iron man armor(you get a new iron man armor if you make it through a level with out dieing)

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Here's a tip on the arc four legged thing you need to protect. If it is damaged and you get to a checkoint and it's close to dying, die....seriously, when you do, restart from the checkpoint, the arc thing will be fully healed again, making it even easier to get to where you need to go without repairing it.


Same goes for Ultimo, if you get hurt, die, restart from checkpoint, it counts. My friend just did that earlier on and it worked with ease, he got damaged and restarted from the checkpoint, killed Ultimo without a scratch and got the trophy in the process.

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