- Estimated trophy difficulty: 5/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 43 (30, 11, 1, 1)
- Online trophies: 6 (6)
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 30-40hrs
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 2+
- Number of missable trophies: None after patch 1.04
- Glitched trophies: How many days exactly? (even after patch 1.04)
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty trophies
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No Cheats
Dead Island is a first person zombie role playing game very similar to Borderlands in gameplay and mixed with Dead Rising's zombie killing experience. If you just love zombies and the thrill of killing them then this game should be more fun than being repetitive. You can pick up to 4 different characters with their own unique abilities for your perfect gaming experience. The game is set on the island of Banoi, which has been plagued by an infection and has turned most of the inhabitants/tourists into zombies and mutants. You will have to complete main and side quests to find a way off the island and discover what started the infection.
As for the Plat, it's a fairly standard RPG list. You need to get X amount of kills with certain things, travel to every location in the game, get collectibles and find certain weapons etc. It is fairly time consuming and you are looking at sinking around 50hrs into the game to get the Plat. Nothing is hard about the game either. At first when you aren't as powerful and only have sticks to use against zombies it may prove a little tough but as the game progresses, you will level up a lot and get access to better weapons. There are no missable trophies either as they stack across multiple playthroughs.
Dead Island, pre-patch, is really glitchy and buggy. For starters, the There and Back Again trophy is glitched and you cannot get it without having patch 1.04 installed. Also, the game is really unstable. Playing without the patch, you will experience frame rate issues and a lot of crashing. You will also more than likely experience the autosave bug. This is where the game gets stuck on an autosave for an infinite amount of time and never actually saves your game, therefore when you turn the game off and come back later you will have lost hours of progress. To be safe, make sure you install patch 1.04 right away before you even start playing the game. Note: The GOTY version of the game has all the patches on the disk already.
If you want to use exploits and glitches for the level 50 trophy that were patched by the 1.04 update, then we recommend waiting until that's the last trophy you need then delete the patch (not possible with the GOTY Edition).
Step 1 - Complete all the Main Quests, Side Quests, Visit all 72 Locations
Take your time and enjoy the game while getting as much XP as you can. Complete every side quest in this Step to unlock Busy, busy, busy. You don't need to finish every side quest but you need to do a lot of them. The trophy does carry across playthroughs though so don't worry if you miss it. You will also want to be on the lookout for locations to earn the There and Back Again trophy, there is a total of 72 locations you need to visit and there is no way to track them. While this may sound daunting, most of them are story related and if you keep track of where you have been by using the Guide provided here, then you will have no trouble. Also, make sure to enable Manual Stick Controls in the controls menu for the Swing them sticks. We found it very difficult to use the manual sticks but luckily you can use guns as they count towards the 150.
You also want to make sure to look all over the place for collectibles. These consist of Fact Files, Recordings, Blueprints and Weapon Mods. You need to get 120 of them for the Gotta find' em all and Nearly There trophies, however, these do stack across playthroughs so be on the search for them to save time later on. You can find them in most buildings and they aren't really well hidden. There isn't much else to this Step, you will be earning progress towards most of the trophies just by playing anyway and earning lots of trophies by not even really going for them. Enjoy the game for what it's worth and be on the lookout for the locations and most the side quests to avoid a second playthrough. During this Step you will earn the following trophies:
Hell in paradise
No raccoons in here
King of the jungle
A very special day
Busy, busy, busy
Learning the ropes
Warranty Void if Used
A taste of everything
To put it bluntly
Hack & slash
Guns don't kill but they help
Tae Kwon Leap
Tis but a flesh wound!
Swing them sticks
There and back again
Gotta find' em all
Step 2 - Complete Act 1 with Logan, Sam B, Purna and Xian
This is a simple Step, all you need to do is complete Act 1 with the three other characters you didn't use in your first playthrough. Act 1 is fairly quick and pretty much only consists of fetch quests. It's boring but it only takes about an hour to do Act 1 if you are efficient. To start a new game, from the main menu go "Play" => "New Game". You will then have option to choose which character you want to be. Pick any one you haven't completed Act 1 with already, then press "Yes" to skip the Prologue as this is not needed. Now run past most of the zombies as there is no need to kill them, since it will only slow you down. You need to complete the following main quests, you don't need to do any side quests:
- Passport to Life
- To Kill Time
- Ashes to Ashes
- On the Air
- A Piece of Cake
- Seek 'N' Loot
- Born To Be Wild
- Black Hawk Down
- Misery Wagon
- Only the Strong Survive
- On The Road
As soon as you reach Moresby, wait for the auto save to finish then quit to the main menu. Now complete Act 1 again with another character. During this Step you will earn the following trophy, possibly more:
Right 4 Life
Step 3 - Online Co-op
The online trophies are fairly easy and none will take too long to complete. They are all essentially for completing quests with certain amount of players and completing a certain amount of quests in co-op. You can get all the trophies, except Originality, by just joining random lobbies and completing quests with them. You might get lucky though, so its possible to get originality in random lobbies. However, the online has a lot of hacked weapons which can make your game unstable and/or corrupt your save file if you pick any of the weapons up. To be safe I would play private games with friends or other people looking to get the co-op trophies. You can find partners for all the trophies by using this thread: https://www.playstationtrophies.org/f...irst-post.html
You will earn the following trophies during this Step:
Need a hand?
Ménage à trois
Together in the light
Step 4 - Level 50, 5 Exceptional Weapons and Other Trophies You Missed
The main goal of this Step is to get to level 50 and getting 5 exceptional weapons. You should, after completing all the Steps above, be around level 40-45. There is quite a few methods to grind the remaining few levels, all of which have been detailed in the guide. Also, you will want to go for any trophy you may have missed. You more than likely still need 120 collectibles but there is an easy way to get them quickly which is explained in the guide. Simply go through your trophy list and clean up any trophies you may be missing. You will earn the following trophies during this Step:
One is all I need
Can't touch this
Light my fire
10 heads are better than 1
I want one of those
Rootin' Tootin' Lootin'
Ah! Spoiled meat!
Kill a Butcher using an axe.
On, no you didn't
How many days exactly?
School of hard knocks
The Whole World Went Away
[PST Would Like to Thank Warbear for this Roadmap]
Bloodbath Arena DLC:
-Estimated trophy difficulty: 4/10 varies with skill, weapons and level
-Offline/Online trophies: 7, 3
-Approximate amount of time to 100%: 3-7 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: At least 4 for each character and Arena.
-Number of missable trophies: none
-Glitched trophies: none
-Do cheat codes disable trophies?: none
-Does difficulty affect trophies: N/A
Roadmap: To first get into the Arena, you can fast travel and select Arena Lobby.
The Bloodbath Arena DLC pack contains 10 trophies; all of them can be done offline except for Wave and Smile and Morituri te salutant.
You may want to try most of these trophies playing co-op as some of them can be difficult playing alone, look here to find partners.
Start out by playing co-op to go for Wave and Smile and Out of Honey? Chew Bees!, bring some custom weapons to get Fancy. This will give you a sense of what to expect and the feel for this Survival mode.
STEP 2-Arenas, Characters, Enemies
Try out the different arenas with different characters to go for Looking for Trouble, Gladiator School and Complete a Set. This will give you a chance to explore the different arenas, when and what enemies to expect and also give you a feel for which characters work well in the different arenas.
STEP 3-Survive 30 Waves
Now play co-op, and try to survive and complete 30 waves to get Morituri te Salutant and Death Incarnate. These trophies may challenge you, but it becomes much easier with more co-op partners, which can be found here.
STEP 4-Clean up on Remaining Trophies
Clean up the remaining two trophies Extreme Firefighting and Sticking it to the enemy or any trophies that you may have missed in the previous steps.
[PST Would Like to Thank SNAKE_7 for this Roadmap]