- Estimated trophy difficulty: 5/10 then goes down to 3-4 as you reload/retry (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 61 (54, 5, 1, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 26-35hrs (Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: None. Everything can be obtained via level select
- Glitched trophies: None
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty selection
- Do trophies stack?: Yes, there are separate lists for the JP & NA/EU versions of the game
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats available.
- Additional peripherals required?: No
Dungeons 3 is the sequel to Dungeons 2, which was a PC port of a 2015 sequel to the PC game Dungeons 1, which was itself a remake of the critically acclaimed 1999 PC game Dungeon Keeper 2. In these games, you play the Ultimate Evil and control a dungeon filled with minions and creatures and have to fend off the occasional dungeon raid by Heroes (the good guys). Like Dungeons 2, Dungeons 3 also adds an Overworld element to the game, where you can bring troops to the surface to attack the castles and camps of the good guys, a necessary mechanic to complete levels. Part RTS, part city management, all tongue-in-cheek, Dungeons 3 is a pretty fun game if you're into cheesy dark humour, city management and simple RTS base and army building mechanics. This time in Dungeons 3, there is a much heavier emphasis on the Overworld element but is a slightly longer and more difficult game compared to Dungeons 2, as you're now juggling the Overworld and dungeon much more.
If you're not a fan of RTS games, Dungeons 3 can get frustrating, given the game's clunky interface and timed objectives trophies. For the most part you cannot slowly develop your dungeon before attacking the surface. Not only are Hero invasions more frequent now, timed objectives on the Overworld force you to work quicker. The engine feels unoptimised for the PS4 Pro that I played on, so you may encounter performance issues when things get busy on-screen. I also experienced an annoyingly frequent microsecond pause that occurs randomly in the game, causing my inputs to be ignored which was extremely annoying.
Stability and Crashes: There's some discussion on the game being a buggy mess. I didn't encounter a single crash throughout my road to Platinum but to be fair, I started playing late into the release cycle. There are patches to download (v1.09, PS4 Pro) but the game, however, still has performance issues especially when a lot of things are happening on screen or if you suddenly drop a lot of creatures from your Hand of Evil all at once. There are also some annoying and frequent microfreezing that causes your inputs to be ignored, despite the v1.09 patch notes stating that the stuttering and lag issues have been fixed.
Walkthrough and General Tips:
The game can be Platinumed in 1 playthrough with no need for cleanup. You'll be making heavy use of the save and load saved game option, especially during some levels where 1 trophy will grey-contrast with another trophy in the same level. For the purpose of this roadmap, it's assumed you'll be reloading save games or doing one level repeatedly until that level's trophies have been cleared. I recommend you first set your auto-saving intervals under Options to 10 minutes. This allows you to quickly go back if you make a mistake and the 10 minute auto-saves acts as in-game timers for when you're attempting time-based trophies. You can also make manual saves and I highly recommend you do so to avoid unnecessary playtime at the early stages of certain levels. For certain trophies notes on manual saves are made.
Note that certain rooms listed on the West and East parts of the research tree require either Horde (Goblins etc.) or Demonic (Imps etc.) creatures to operate and not Snorts. For example: You'll need Horde creatures to operate the Machinarium to make traps and doors and Demonic creatures to generate mana on the Mana Shrine. The build menu shows the creatures required by each room if any.
It's advised that you don't mix creature types and upgrades too much so that you optimise your resources. If you're going Horde, try to stick with just the Horde and vice versa. Demonic creatures and spells are a particularly strong offensive combo, while a strong defensive strategy leans towards Horde as you need Horde creatures to make traps and doors. Some levels allow you to take your time, for those you can go ahead and upgrade both Demonic and Horde creatures.
There is an / swap issue present. In this Guide, multiple mentions of are made to confirm an action or to grab creatures with the Hand of Evil. To make a slap using the Hand of Evil or drop creatures held by the Hand of Evil, is used.
Lastly, the trophy descriptions themselves already either hint at or fully describe in-level spoilers. For the most part, the Trophy Guide will contain a lot of in-level hints, level previews and strategies. For readability, spoiler tags are used at a minimum and are used more to hide extra details that may not be totally necessary for the requirements of the trophy.
Step 1: Play the levels one by one, trying your best to clear all 3 level trophies before moving on.
There are 20 levels and every level has 3 trophies each: 1 for completing the level and 2 for different things to do within the level. You can check the trophies by using the to navigate the level select menu and review the requirements for the objective trophies.
Some of the additional objective trophies can be done in a single session if you pay attention to what's required and are fairly proficient in the game. Some trophies are time-based requiring you to be quick (e.g. do X within Y minutes) so you cannot sit and hide in your dungeon building up your strength before venturing to the Overworld/surface. It's highly recommended that you check to see what the 2 objective trophies are about before starting the level. It is, however, more likely you'll be reloading saves because it's easier to tackle some of the additional trophies separately or you're simply failing on the trophy requirements.
It is recommended that you clear all 3 trophies per level before moving onto the next since things are still fresh in your mind. If you decide to enjoy the game and finish the campaign first before going back to do the cleanup, you will get the level complete trophies at a minimum and Death and destruction! as it's almost impossible not to get that naturally.
- The Shadow strikes
- Death and destruction!
- Twistram is devastated
- The Gehenna Stones
- The Swamplanders from the swamplands
- The last burger
- A trip on sea, what fun it can be
- Damned good
- Stock Market Crash
- For a handfull of Catapults
- Ogre Solo!
- Tide Master
- Destroy the thing
- Difficult family relationships
- Angel of Fire
- Where there is Light, there is Shadow
- At the foot of Mount Destiny
- The Force disturbed
- The Victorious Evil
Step 2: Complete the miscellaneous trophies and earn your Platinum!
If you didn't unlock all 3 trophies per level before moving on, you'll need to use chapter select to clean up. The toughest trophies are the time-based ones where you need to complete something within a set amount of time. A lot of experimentation is required to figure out the "critical path" or you can refer to the trophy guide.
- Shadow hunter
- The Evilest Evil
- No one has to die today!
- The Stones’ Power
- The White Knight
- Night of the Living Dead (on Speed)
- The One-Huge-Army-Building Evil
- Hands off the Dungeonheart!
- Then let them eat cake!
- Master of Traps
- Ignore The Level Designer's Plan
- Factory farming
- A little something extra
- Spawner Killer
- Storm And Stress
- We don’t have time!
- Hearts are trump
- Flat as a pancake
- I love the smell of Catapult fire!
- Thirst quencher
- Can’t stand to see an Ogre bleed
- Please, no interruptions!
- Chorus of damnation
- This is fun, I’m going to keep doing this!
- Hearts of Iron
- Prepare the grave
- Not a scratch
- I need a hero!
- Prison Break
- Use the terrain
- Can’t stand the sight of Dark Elf blood
- The Benevolent Evil
- Band of Brothers
- It doesn't get more evil than this!
[PST Would Like To Thank arcana75 for this Roadmap]