- Estimated Platinum Difficulty: 7+/10
- Approximate Time To Platinum: 120 hours
- Offline: 43 [38, 3, 2]
- Online: 7 [4, 1, 1, 1]
- Missable Trophies: 1-9 [See Note]
- Minimum Playthroughs Needed: 2 [SURVIVOR and NO MERCY]
- Recommended Playthroughs: 3
- Difficulty Affects Trophies: Yes [See Min. Playthroughs Needed]
- Glitched/Unobtainable Trophies: None ATM
- Cheats: Not aware of any
- Peripherals Required: No
- Online Pass Required: No
Binary Domain is an outstanding, but highly overlooked science-fiction, squad-based, third-person shooter from the creators of Yakuza. Set in 2080, Binary Domain follows you and your team as you attempt to infiltrate and regain control of a robot-dominated, futuristic Tokyo. This game features an intricate story as well as competitive & cooperative multiplayer modes, and incorporates voice recognition, cover, and trust systems.
Missable Trophies: There is (1) truly missable trophy that if missed will force another complete playthrough. That trophy is Skill Master "Get all nanomachines within 1 playthrough in Campaign." In addition to Skill Master there are (8) Trust-Related trophies that could also be considered missable: Max Trust: Big Bo, Faye, Charlie, Rachael, Shindo, & Cain plus A Private Moment and Comrades in Arms. Fortunately all the Max Trust trophies with the exception of Max Trust: Cain can be pretty easily farmed in a certain location. Even though you can farm trust for Faye and Bo, the A Private Moment and Comrades in Arms trophies which require them to have "Very High" trust do not occur until (2) and (4) more chapters after the farming location. [See TEAMWORK & TRUST-RELATED TROPHIES]
Estimated Platinum Difficulty: This rating here comes from my experience with Binary Domain, which included a combination of boosting and legitimate play. I'm assuming anyone reading this guide and going for the platinum will be boosting. If you are opposed to boosting or just do not want to dedicate the time it, that is fine, but be forewarned you will not be able to get the plat without it because of issues with match availability, requirements for starting matches, and the criteria for completing Versus challenges. [See ONLINE TROPHIES]
Approximate Time to Platinum: Again, this number is based on my experience with the game. When I finished the multiplayer portion of the game, my total online play time was just above (4) full days. Afterwards, I just estimated how many hours I have currently spent on campaign and how many I may still need to complete those trophies. This number can vary based on the organization and number of people in your boosting group, match availability, and skill level; however, (120) hours should be a fair estimate.
Spoilers: As with many trophy guides this guide does contain a few spoilers. I made an effort to try to avoid revealing them by limiting certain descriptions and placing videos behind spoiler tags, but be aware some are present. If there are certain trophies you are trying to avoid I suggest you do a Ctrl-F or Command-F to search for a specific one. Also there is no better way to play a game, especially one as story-centric as Binary Domain, than blind. For the true experience I highly suggest you play the game without any guides on your initial playthrough instead of playing it just to collect trophies.
Videos: I did not create any of the videos in this guide. I do not have access to a recorder, so I'm at the mercy of whoever decides to upload them. There are not many videos available for this game, but the important ones are there and are all well done. There were a couple more I could have added, such as the "A Private Moment" scene, but I felt that it is simply a spoiler and did not contribute anything to unlocking the trophy. Also, I did not want to add videos just for the sake of having them. Videos are embedded behind spoiler tags to aid loading time and prevent unwanted spoilers. All videos are used with permission from their respective owners:
(TheVirtualGam3r, TheJayCee88, & PowerPyx)
Structure: Trophies have been placed into (5) different categories based on their descriptions/requirements. After sorting the trophies I tried to maintain their XMB order, with the exception of story-related trophies; overarching chapter trophies are listed first while the remaining story-related ones are placed in chronological order. A couple of trophies may not fit perfectly in their respective categories, but I believe the guide to be quite navigable nonetheless. The (5) categories are:
+TEAMWORK & TRUST-RELATED TROPHIES
Communication: The developers made a nice attempt at a voice recognition system. I thought the voice recognition was fun to play with in the demo, but after I got the actual game, I found it to be rather inconsistent. In the options you will go through a voice recognition test, which requires you to speak several specific words to check for compatibility. If the game detects what you are saying, the screen will display "Recognition OK" as well as a "Recognition Score" indicating how well the word was received. If the game cannot interpret what you are saying you will get a message saying "Recognition Error." Sometimes I would pass the test perfectly; other times, the game would only recognize a couple of the words. There are options to filter ambient noise and adjust the recognition requirements, so experiment with the settings and see how well it works for you.
During gameplay I found it much easier to just use the pre-programmed commands and responses by pressing then either , , , or as you will probably be checking for valid responses anyway. It can be frustrating speaking a word during campaign only to have it recognized incorrectly or not at all. You cannot use voice recognition and pre-programmed responses at the same time. If you want to use the pre-programmed ones you must turn off or unplug your headset.
Headsets can definitely be an asset when playing online. I found the chat to be rather muffled, but your experience may be different. One nice thing about the online voice chat is they included an in-game option for voice chat volume that you can adjust by pressing without having to quit first.
Pre-order DLC: There are (2) different DLC's available for pre-ordering Binary Domain.
The "Multiplayer Pack" includes an exclusive multiplayer map, “Outside High-rise, Upper City,” "Ninja" playable class, and the “Hoga Type 69” Sniper Rifle & "Yamato-0" Handgun. The "Ninja" class is pretty much the same as the "Scout" class but with different Nanos at the beginning. If everyone in your boosting group has this DLC playing on the extra map would be beneficial because it would prevent most randoms from joining. The "Yamato-0" is good to buy in later rounds of INVASION if you are one of the players with a shield.
The "Dan Marshall Pack" includes a second Shock Burst option for Dan's SOWSAR-17 Assault Rifle which expands on contact and is good for damaging enemies in groups. This DLC also includes early access to (3) of the Nanos normally purchased for the "Skill Master" trophy.
Assault: Physical Enhancement I -> Health +10%
Assault: Protective Coating -> Defense +10%
Assault: Quick Prompt -> Reload Speed x1.5
Step 1 - Online
There are (6) multiplayer related trophies and (1) trophy that can be earned during either campaign or multiplayer. If you are serious about earning the platinum trophy for Binary Domain, I strongly suggest that you focus on the online trophies first. Boosting is a MUST. This was the case at release, and it will be the case indefinitely. [See ONLINE TROPHIES]
Step 2 - Complete the Campaign on Survivor Difficulty
You must complete the game on Survivor to unlock the No Mercy Difficulty. This difficulty is pretty standard. Shooter fans should have no problem with it.
Step 3 - Complete the Campaign on No Mercy Difficulty
Even though this is the highest difficulty, it is still very manageable. This is nowhere near as hard as INVASION.
+Use cover when available
+Go for headshots to confuse bots
+Upgrade your guns and guns of your teammates
+Collect and equip Nanos for you and your teammates
+Carry plenty of first-aid kits; buy them for teammates
+Use your shock burst to kill/scatter bots and stun bosses
+Use a sniper rifle as a secondary weapon
+Use special grenades (Holo, Chaff, Emp)
+Keep barriers between you and bosses; run them around pillars.
As you encounter new enemies they will appear under the Enemy Data section. If I reference a bot type in this guide, and you are uncertain as to which I am referring you can look them up. Press > Data Files > Enemy Data.
Step 4 - Clean Up
Use Chapter Select or do another complete playthrough on an easier difficulty to get any trophies you may have missed. One thing to keep in mind in about Chapter Select is you will start with no credits, no nanos, downgraded weapons, and base level trust regardless of where you begin.
[PS3T Would Like to Thank Vapor_N4 for this Road Map]