- Estimated Platinum Difficulty: 3/10
- Approximate Time To Platinum: 10-15 hours
- Offline: 15 14 4 1
- Online: 1
- Missable Trophies: Hidden Treasure, The Informed, Idle Sentries
- Minimum Playthroughs Needed: 1
- Difficulty Affects Trophies: Yes
- Glitched Trophies: Can't Get Enough (see guide for details)
- Cheats: None
Alien Breed™ 3: Descent is the final explosive chapter in the Alien Breed™ series, and is a science fiction arcade-shooter with an epic story, swarms of highly intelligent alien enemies, high-impact weapons and stunning environments, developed using Epic Games' Unreal® Engine 3. Descend into hell and once again take control of the hero, Conrad, the ship’s Chief Engineer, in his last stand against the savage alien horde. While the doomed vessel, the Leopold, and the alien space craft plunge deeper into the planet’s atmosphere, with an icy ocean promising a watery grave, you have just hours to defy a grisly death and survive the alien onslaught for the final time. As you struggle deeper into the sinking alien ship, through the freezing waters flooding every corridor, the horrifying truth surrounding the existence of the Breed is finally uncovered… In addition to the thrilling conclusion to the single-player campaign and the relentless and competitive “Survivor” modes, the game offers action-packed, two-player online co-operative battle modes.
1) COMPLETE THE GAME ON ELITE OR VETERAN.
Play your first playthrough on Elite but keep in mind getting certain trophies could be more difficult than were you to be playing this on Veteran. If you don't mind playing the game again a second time on Elite or want to simply enjoy the game on a lower difficulty on your first run, play on Veteran instead.
Aim to get all the combat related trophies as well as the collectibles in this run. The Logs and ‘Secret' collectibles as with the previous titles, can be collected over the course of several playthroughs; you can miss one Log or ‘Secret’, and go back and get the exact same one you miss on another playthrough and the trophies will still unlock.
At the end of this playthrough, you’ll get most, if not all the single player trophies out of the way. As with the previous two Alien Breed titles, make sure you take your time to explore every corner and corridor, picking up items and looting corpses for money. This will save you from having to spend money on ammo and health kits so you can save up for upgrades.
2) CLEAN UP AND/OR COMPLETE A SECOND TIME ON ELITE.
If you didn't play on Elite on your first playthrough, start a new game on Elite where your only goal will be to simply finish the game as quickly as possible. You should already be familiar with the level layouts and where the next objectives are so you should easily breeze through this second time through the game. Thankfully, there aren’t any speed runs you have to worry about this time, so if you want, you can just rush through the game since you should be familiar with the Levels already.
Also, if you missed a Log or ‘Secret’ on your previous run, collect the ones you missed again, and the corresponding trophies should unlock.
If a second playthrough is not needed since you played on Elite, use Free Play to clean up any trophies in which you may have missed. Keep in mind that you can only collect Log's or 'secrets' if you have only missed them for one chapter; Free Play does not save your progress. If you missed the collectibles for more than one chapter, you must start the game a second time again.
3) PLAY THROUGH THE PROLOGUE.
Select Prologue from the Free Play menu and play through it on Rookie, using only the Blaster and Grenades, nothing else. Refer to the trophy guide for details.
4) CO-OP ASSAULT AND SURVIVOR
I guess the developers wanted to end off the Alien Breed series with easier co-op trophies this time, since none of the trophies require you finishing a map as fast as possible or complete a level without taking damage, as with previous titles. However, unlike the previous two titles in which you can complete the co-op trophies locally, you have to complete a co-op assault map through the PSN. Refer to the Boosting Thread if you’re having trouble finding a partner.
Play a map in Co-op Assault, and another game in multiplayer survivor, and you should have all the co-op trophies, along with a new shiny platinum trophy.