+ Estimated Trophy Difficulty: 4.5/10 (Based on the current average in the trophy difficulty thread)
+ Trophy Breakdown: 8-12-6-1
+ Online/Offline: There are 2 co-op trophies in the game. Co-op can be played online or locally so all trophies can be obtained offline. If playing offline, though, you will need another person; the trophies would be near impossible doing it solo with 2 controllers, for example.
+ Approximate Time To Platinum: 10+ hours
+ Minimum Number Of Playthroughs Needed: 1 (2 is highly recommended.)
+ Missable Trophies: "Knowledge is Power", "Pure Pawn", "Cash is King", "Big Spender" & "No Stone Unturned"
The game has 3 difficulties. The only difficulty-based trophy is for beating the game on Elite (which is available from the start), so it is possible to do everything in 1 playthrough, but playing on Elite will make some of the other trophies a lot harder. So I'd recommend 2 playthroughs. First one on Rookie, then second on Elite and that's how the roadmap will be set up. I don't go into much detail about each trophy when mentioned in the road map. Look them up in the guide for more detail.
- "Knowledge is Power" trophy is missable as the logs do not appear in free play so they all have to be picked up during single player.
- "No Stone Unturned" is missable as picking up the secrets in free play might not count towards the trophy.
- "Pure Pawn" and "Cash is King" are missable since they take from the start of the game until about level 4 to achieve.
- I've put "Big Spender" missable since achieving 10,000 credits in level 4 or 5 (the levels the IonSpike appear in) in order to buy the upgrade might not be possible.
If you follow the roadmap and guide you shouldn't miss any of these, though.
Playthrough 1 on Rookie:
On this playthrough you should be getting most of the trophies. From the start you should go for "Cash is King" & "Pure Pawn". Also, you should be taking care of both types of collectibles on this run for the "No Stone Unturned" & "Knowledge is Power" trophies.
Level 1 "Aftermath" - In the first level you should go for "Fighting Light". Also make sure you have a few frag and stun grenades for the start of the next level.
Level 2 "Priorities" - At the start of this level is a good place to get the "Shocking", "Electrifying", "Deadly" & "Massacre" trophies. See the guide for more info on what to do.
Level 3 "Re-boot" - Close to the end of this level the last type of alien makes an appearance so you should be getting the "Xenocide" trophy.
Level 4 "Crossover" - If you have been saving all your money and items you should have enough to get "Cash is King" & "Pure Pawn" as described in the guide. You are then free to purchase the Damage Upgrade for the IonSpike which will get you the "Big Spender" trophy. This is the first level in which the IonSpike appears and it should be your last weapon needed for the "Break out the Arsenal" trophy. In this level the alien eggs start making an appearance, so you should be getting the "Break a Few Eggs" trophy during this chapter as well.
Level 5 "Interface" - You should be going for the "Ain't Got Time to Bleed" trophy in this level. You should also pick up your last Log and Secret during this level to get you the 2 collectible-based trophies, "No Stone Unturned" & "Knowledge is Power" Once you finish this chapter you should get the "Campaign Veteran" Trophy.
Clean up Miscellaneous trophies:
There are quite a few miscellaneous trophies. You should have gotten most - if not all - of them without trying on your first playthrough. If you missed any, though, you should go to Free Play mode and collect them. By the end of this step you should have all the trophies mentioned above as well as the following: "Tooling up", "Saving the Day", "Killing Spree", "Born to Kill", "Vandal", "Just Browsing?", "Tank" & "Elite Force".
Playthrough 2 on Elite:
For this playthrough all you have to concentrate on is beating the game and getting the "Against the Odds" trophy. Refer to that trophy in the guide for more info and some general tips for playing on Elite. Although, if you happened to miss any collectible trophies on your first playthrough then you can get those trophies playing on elite.
There are two co-op based trophies in this game, "Team Veteran" & "Hard to Kill". Playing through Hydroponics without you or your partner getting killed will get you both of them. Though, if you can't beat Hydroponics without either person dying it would be worthwhile trying out the other 2 co-op missions which are probably a bit easier. If you are trying to find partners for co-op, try the boosting thread located here.
[PS3T Would Like to Thank TheFlyingToaster for this Roadmap]