- Estimated trophy difficulty: 5/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 46 (32, 7, 2, 1)
- Online trophies: 9 (6, 3)
- Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 36-50hrs (Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: None as Chapter Select is available.
- Glitched trophies: 1 - Heavy Lifting
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, you must finish the game on at least Ultimate Badass difficulty
- Do trophies stack?: The difficulty trophies stack but there aren't any other lists for this game.
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats available.
Welcome to Aliens: Colonial Marines. Set after the events of Alien 3, the game follows a handful of marines and their efforts to escape the Xenomorph infested planet of LV-426 and discover the truth about the sinister Weyland-Yutani Corporation. Those fans of the series will recognise a lot of the characters; however you do not need to have seen the franchise to understand the setting of the game.
The approximate time to Platinum was calculated using the following time-frames:
- 6-8 Hours for the Campaign.
- 15-20 Hours for completing all Challenges (this will be less if you decide to boost).
- 2-4 Hours for any remaining miscellaneous trophies.
Please note that the 25-35 Hour benchmark is heavily subject to change depending on how lucky you are and whether or not you decide to boost. This is because the Distinguished Service Medal trophy involves completing all of the game's challenges, some of which are particularly difficult and luck-based. If you decide to boost the challenges, this time will dramatically reduce; but if you wish to complete the challenges in the legitimate way, then this trophy will be the make or break factor in obtaining the Platinum.
STEP 1 – COMPLETE THE CAMPAIGN ON ULTIMATE BADASS AND ACQUIRE THE COLLECTIBLES - Ultimate Badass is the hardest difficulty and is available from the beginning. Overall it's not too challenging and providing you don't go running straight into firefights, you shouldn't have many problems. The campaign also supports four player co-op so feel free to play through it with one or more people. It's actually easier if you play through it with at least one other person, as each player has to be killed for the mission to restart at a checkpoint. This is completely optional, however, as Ultimate Badass is easily possible to complete on your own. At the very least, you will unlock a handful of story-related trophies in this playthrough as well as the ones for completing the game on certain difficulties.
There are three types of collectibles in the game – Dog Tags, Audio Logs and Legendary Weapons. From a trophy perspective, it's quicker to grab them all in this playthrough, however it's likely that you will need to play through certain missions again anyway to grind XP for Level 60 so the choice is yours. You can also begin working on some of the offline challenges during this playthrough but bear in mind that they will be a lot easier to complete on a lower difficulty so don't go out of your way to get them done if you're struggling. As previously mentioned it's almost certain that you'll need to revisit the campaign for XP so you can always work on these alongside that.
You can also try for the miscellaneous trophies but again don't worry if you can't get them during this playthrough. You will most likely unlock a few of them without even realising but for the sake of consistency, these will all be listed in Step 2. The mission specific ones will require some more thought. These trophies require fulfilling set criteria in a certain mission, such as completing a sequence in time or not fully alerting enemies. On Ultimate Badass, these can be particularly challenging so you may wish to consider revisiting them on an easier difficulty later on.
Providing that you are following this Road Map, you should obtain the following trophies during this playthrough.
Another Day in the Corps
Bad Feeling About This Drop
Quoth the Raven
Still Got a Job to Do
Just a Grunt
Game Over Man!
Not Bad For a Human
State of the Badass Art
Oorah to Ashes
Remember the Fallen
Personal Friend of Mine
I Like to Keep These Handy
I Heard THAT
Please note that all of the miscellaneous trophies have been listed in Step 2, given the likelihood of needing to revisit the campaign again on a lower difficulty to unlock some of these.
STEP 2 – REVISIT THE CAMPAIGN ON SOLDIER DIFFICULTY TO COLLECT ANY MISSING OFFLINE TROPHIES – This step is primarily focused on cleaning up anything that you may have missed from your Ultimate Badass playthrough. Pick up all of the collectibles, miscellaneous trophies and use this opportunity to work on a few more of the challenges as they will be considerably easier to complete now. Make sure that you finish each mission that you're revisiting, as even the smallest XP bonus helps towards reaching Level 60. The most important thing to remember here is to set the difficulty to Soldier (Normal) and NOT Recruit (Easy) when going for some of the mission specific trophies, as these clearly state that they must be earned on the former difficulty and not the latter. Once you have these however, feel free to lower the difficulty. As previously mentioned it's very likely that you would have unlocked some of the following trophies already but for the sake of consistency they have all been listed here. Heavy Lifting was made much harder with one of the patches and essentially unobtainable because of it, thus it's recommended that you uninstall the game and reinstall it without the patch so you can get it without too many problems. Once you have the trophy, reinstall the patch and carry on as you were.
You should now have all of the Offline miscellaneous trophies after this step, these being:
Short, Controlled Bursts
No Need For Alarm
Lean and Mean
Another Bug Hunt
Field Modified, Kill Certified
I Can Handle Myself
Need a Deck of Cards?
Micro Changes in Air Density
It’s a Dry Heat
Coming Outta the Walls!
Secreted from What?
Love at First Sight
STEP 3 – UNLOCK THE ONLINE MISCELLANEOUS TROPHIES – It’s now time to venture online and unlock the trophies associated with this. By now your Marine should be a fairly high level and have a sufficient number of points to unlock enough items required for the Marine Loadout and Appearance trophies. As for the Xenomorph, however, you will need to level it up by playing online in order to earn enough points to unlock more abilities. You will need to invest a reasonable amount of time into the online (around 5-10 hours) to earn enough Xenomorph points. You can speed things up by boosting in Private Matches as the XP gained will still count. Included in the online miscellaneous category are three co-op trophies; however these are fairly straightforward and shouldn’t take too long to unlock.
You should earn the following trophies after this step:
I Feel Safer Already
Don't Count Me Out
Ready to Fry Half a City
Perfect Killing Machine
You Look Just Like How I Feel
...But No Cigar
If you are able to complete this step as well as the preceding ones, then your path to the Platinum trophy (if you don't have it yet) should be very straightforward and almost guaranteed. Completing the challenges in this step will earn you:
Distinguished Service Medal
STEP 5 – KILL 2,179 XENOMORPHS AND REACH LEVEL 60 - This will be your final grind to the Platinum trophy, however, be aware that you may not even need to undertake this step. It is entirely possible to meet the criteria for these remaining two trophies whilst working on everything else but if you haven't earned them at this stage, then now is the time to do so.
It’s actually quicker to earn these two trophies offline in the Campaign. For the 2,179 kills, play through the fourth chapter, No Hope in Hadley's on any difficulty and clear out all of the Xenomorphs in the long tunnel using the Smart Gun. Once you've eliminated them all, simply restart the Checkpoint and repeat the process. As for reaching Level 60, you can amass around 3,000XP for a few minutes work if you replay the final mission "Home" on Ultimate Badass difficulty. Please refer to the respective trophy descriptions for further information on these methods.
You should now have the final two trophies, these being:
I Love the Corps!
And of course:
[PST Would Like to Thank Dark_Phantom_89 for this Road Map]
Stasis Interrupted DLC:
- Estimated Trophy Difficulty: 3/10 (personal opinion)
- Offline trophies: 10 (3, 7)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 100%: 3-4 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: 0 (Chapter Select is available)
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect any trophies: Yes, you must complete the DLC on Ultimate Badass.
You need the 1.05 patch installed before you can play this DLC.
Welcome to Stasis Interrupted, the latest DLC for Aliens: Colonial Marines and the only one with trophies. You will play as 3 different characters as you help Hicks and attempt to tie together the events he endured between the Aliens movies and his surprise appearance in Colonial Marines. Enjoy and good luck!
To access the DLC after download, go to the Campaign menu and scroll down to "Stasis Interrupted". Ultimate Badass is available from the start and the quickest method to 100% is starting on that difficulty. Also note that nothing carries over from the main game nor does anything you accomplish in Stasis Interrupted count towards the main game trophies. Weapons are not upgradeable and also do not carry over. Your character build from the main game is not used in SI, essentially you get what they give you but it is more than sufficient to complete SI.
Step 1 - Complete the main story on Ultimate Badass
In order to 100% Stasis Interrupted you must complete the game on Ultimate Badass. Overall the difficulty should not pose a challenge, especially if you have played the main game on the same difficulty as that was much harder. There were a few hairy spots but nothing a bit of patience can't overcome. It is very easy to obtain all trophies in a single playthrough. There are 10 audio logs you should be on the look out for. Also, be sure to take out the 26 specimens during Chapter 4 so you won't have to replay that Chapter later on.
Step 2 - Trophy Clean up
If you missed any trophies for whatever reason, then you can use Chapter Select to obtain them. All the Chapters are relatively short and the trophies pop immediately upon meeting their respective requirements. Playing on Easy is recommended to make it quicker as difficulty does not affect any trophy accept I'm Happy to Disappoint You.
[PST Would Like to Thank TheRealClayman for this Roadmap]