Estimated Completion Difficulty: Estimated 2/10, Difficulty thread here
Offline Trophies: 51
Online Trophies: 0
Trophy Breakdown: 42 5 3 1
Approximate Time to Completion: 10-12 Hours
Minimum Number of Playthroughs: 1 (including a Challenge Mode after story missions)
Missable Trophies: 0
Glitched Trophies: 0
Difficulty Affected Trophies: None
Cheat Codes: None
Captain America: Super Soldier is SEGA's latest game adaptation of a Marvel Comics superhero. The game action is a third person acrobatic superhero assault upon a Nazi castle that takes place during WWII. Captain America uses his unique martial arts acrobatic combat style, shield combat, and shield throwing abilities to take down various enhanced Nazi enemies. The game is released to coincide with a movie release but the game story is not the same as the movie and no spoiler will take place from experiencing one or the other.
The game has a main story mission and, after beating this, an open free roam mode. A Challenge Mode will also be unlocked following the game but requires completing some of the challenges and collectible trophies to unlock them all. Simply completing the game will not unlock all of the challenges so they will need to be done last.
Easy Difficulty + Collectibles
If you want the quickest route to platinum select "Easy" as your difficulty. There are no difficulty related trophies and so the entire game can be played while on this setting (and even changed at anytime). The enemies are easier to kill on this easiest setting and Cap himself can take more damage. There are also settings you can activate that allow Cap to auto-aim his shield when throwing if you wish to make this useful attack easier too. Check the settings and find what works best for you.
Many trophies are earned by simply completing chapters in the game and still a few others will come just from experimenting with different attacks throughout the story. Read through the combat trophies section of the guide and make certain to try all moves to find what works best with certain enemies. Shield throwing, grabbing moves, and even power finishing moves work well when used against the proper enemy. Distance enemies that shoot can also be killed by learning to correctly time the blocking of the shot to reflect it back upon the shooter. One particular move to remember to learn is grabbing an enemy and using their weapon to kill others. Killing 10 enemies in this manner unlocks the trophy, Unfriendly Fire. Performing Crippling Strikes regularly ( + ) will ensure you reach 50 and earn Pow, Right in the Kisser!. A few other trophies to look out for are: And They All Fall Down (4 kills with a focused shield throw) and Grace Under Pressure (acrobatic feat with perfect timing 5 times).
Collectibles are heavy in Captain America and you should know that important ones glow gold for a short time after you press . Use this to constantly check for hard to see items (intel and eggs), unlocked doors, and even sometimes the path to take next. The important trophies to focus on while playing the story campaign are causing 500 items (including computers, barrels, and gas tanks) to explode (He Hates These Cans!), collection of intel (Star Spangled Superhero), and collecting Ceramic Eggs (Eggman).
The exploding objects trophy can take some time to earn and requires some consideration while on your first playthrough. Luckily however, leaving and re-entering an area will also re-spawn explosives needed for the He Hates These Cans! trophy. This includes after completing the game and gaining the ability to freely roam the map.
Intel is very important too but cannot be farmed like explosives. Intel is usually found as folders or "Dossiers" littered throughout Hydra’s castle. Sometimes it is a single folder and other times it will be in the form of multiple files, a briefcase, or even enemy film reels. Intel is even earned from some actions such as using Enigma Keypad code machines to unlock doors or sabotaging a device with the quick electrical mini-game. All intel, however, is used to "rank up" Cap's abilities and to obtain Star Spangled Superhero (requires 25,000 points.) Even though there are more intel files than you need for the trophy you still require a majority of them. This means you should constantly search behind crates, in corners, and in slightly hidden sections in order to reach the trophy. The intel will be especially time consuming to collect if not earned during the campaign playthrough.
Collectibles such as Enigma Keypads and statues can be easily earned through playing the main game story. A few other collectibles such as Enemy Schematics, Zemo Diaries, and Zola Reels will even show on the in-game map so you can easily pick them up. The Ceramic Eggs (for the Eggman trophy) and destroying statues (for the Need a Head? trophy) do not show on the in-game map but statues are found abundantly in Chapters 9 and 10. The egg locations are much more important and should be careful picked up using the maps posted in the trophy guide. It will be very difficult to find any eggs you missed after the main story is complete. You can find map locations for the ceramic eggs and other important collectibles under the Eggman trophy.
If you decided to just playthrough the campaign without going for collectibles or you don't have them all after the main story then clean up should come here. The game now allows free roam and all areas are now accessible for a deeper search for collectibles. If you are searching for Intel then you might want to search the prison area or the sewers as there is a lot found in both places. For statues locations, enter the main part of the mansion as you did in Chapter 9. Collectible totals and kill counts for various moves can be found in the main menu.
Getting gold on all challenges
The challenges should be left for last since you will have unlocked all challenge rooms (for completing other trophy requirements) and you will have all available upgrades to make the challenges easier. Another helpful thing to do is switch out Cap's outfit to the Classic Cap Costume in the menus. This allows Cap to gain focus faster allowing for more use of super solider power moves to beat the challenges. All challenges are based upon killing all enemies within a certain time frame, collecting items (such as ceramic eggs in a maze), planting explosives within a time limit, and even surviving for a certain time limit. See Can't Stand Any Higher for some tips and videos showing how to complete all challenge rooms in the easiest way.
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