- Estimated trophy difficulty: 4/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 29 (14, 7, 7, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 21-25 hours (Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: 0 (Chapter Select is available)
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes
- Do trophies stack?: Yes
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No, see below for list of cheats.
- Are any extra peripherals required?: Yes, an additional PS3 controller.
Welcome to my Trophy Guide and Road Map for Damnation, a third person shooter from Codemasters and Blue Omega Entertainment. Damnation was put out in 2007 to a modest reception but I personally found it easy to pick up and play and found the actual gameplay itself as good as anything that Prince of Persia and similar games could come up with. As multiplayer was powered by GameSpy, there is no longer any multiplayer aspect to speak of since that shutdown in 2014 but fortunately there are no online trophies so the Platinum is still achievable. There are however still two trophies for playing co-op which are still possible via splitscreen 2 player mode so as mentioned in the overview, you are going to need an extra PS3 controller to ensure you can unlock them. Also as mentioned in the overview, you can enter cheat codes into the 'Unlockables' menu of the main screen. Here's a list of them and what they do:
- Revenant – Unlock Insane Difficulty
- BlowOffSomeSteam – Super Weapon Unlocked
- LincolnsTopHat – Big Head Mode Unlocked
- PeoplePerson – Custom Characters Unlocked
- LockNLoad – Custom Loadout Unlocked
- LockNLoadAll - Unlocks All Weapons
Trophies are not disabled when you use cheats and as such you can feel free to use any or all of them to suit your approach and because of the application of cheats combined with the fact that splitscreen co-op can be used to pretty much make you invincible, you can reduce the time to Platinum depending on how authentic an experience you want this game to be. For the purposes of this guide I will assume no cheats are used but will mention in each circumstance where it would be particularly advantageous to use them. Also note that you can back out to the main menu at any point, activate a cheat then restart from the last checkpoint.
Good luck with the Platinum and I hope you enjoy the guide.
Step 1 – Solo Campaign on Casual/Hardcore + All Emblems
Because the difficulty trophies stack and you will be doing an Insane run after this, it's up to you whatever difficulty you wish to complete this step on, the default is Hardcore but set it to Casual if you wish. It's not a difficult game by any standard really and the emphasis here should really be on ensuring you pick up all emblems which are the collectible element of the game. There are only five levels to this game but with the exception of Arrowtree in the beginning, they are all very long and because of this I recommend checking the guide for the best places to carry out any misc trophies instead of using chapter select later on. It should be stated here that this step is optional, if you use the cheat code to unlock Insane Difficulty and have an extra PS3 controller then you can just go straight on to Step 2.
Step 2 – Split Screen Co-op Campaign on Insane
The reason that the co-op trophies should be done on Insane is that once you have unlocked he ability to spirit heal your downed allies at the end of Chapter 1 – Arrowtree, you can pretty much run through the entire game with the second controller stood idle. If you die, pick up the idle controller and spirit heal to revive your downed main character to continue from anywhere you are on the level. For obvious reasons this makes the hardest difficulty somewhat redundant, though you do only have half the screen to work with and you will naturally be downed more often, feel free to counteract this by using the cheat to unlock the super weapon if you want to even the playing field up a little bit. You can also pick up any emblems you might have missed during Step 1 here as any you have found on any previous playthrough carry over to your new game.
Step 3 – Clean Up
There will be few if any trophies left to do here but this is the time to grind them out if there is. There aren't that many combat/button action related trophies to speak of either so what there is of it won't take too long to work through but it can sometimes be a little arduous to trek through a level to get to the most effective area to farm whatever you need so ideally you should keep an eye on the Trophy Guide where I will mention where to get each trophy. Also if you happened to miss any emblems, then this is where you'll need to grab the last few that remain via Chapter Select.
[PST Would Like To Thank smartbomb for this Roadmap]