- Estimated trophy difficulty: 5/10 (Platinum Difficulty Thread)
- Offline trophies: 51 (39, 9, 2, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 11-15hrs (Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: None, Level select is available.
- Glitched trophies: None
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, you must beat the game on Maximum Hazard
- Do trophies stack?: Yes.
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: There are cheats available but they don't disable trophies.
Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard is a 3rd Person shooter, much like Uncharted or Socom but plays into the gaming stereotypes, internet memes, and ongoing industry jokes *cough* Duke Nukem *cough* that we all know and love. If you beat Crushing on Uncharted or Veteran on Call of Duty: World at War, you can conquer this pretty easily. If not, just be patient, use cover, and aim for headshots. Its a short game and has a total of 8 levels.
TIP: You can use the trick in Uncharted where you can hide behind a wall, don't use the cover system, and use the angles and views to position yourself so that you can't get shot but can aim at the enemy. Even if your gun is pointing towards a wall, if the crosshairs are red you can hit them. Very handy as the enemy A.I likes to stay still if they can't see you making it very easy for headshots.
Step 1: Playthrough on Maximum Hazard
All the difficulty trophies stack and using the cheat code to unlock Maximum Hazard DOES NOT block any trophies (the code to unlock Maximum Hazard difficulty should be entered on the difficulty select screen, the code is: , , , , , , , ). I had no problem getting any and got my Platinum with no hitch. I would recommend that you don't actively trophy hunt and just be concerned with finishing the game as you can clean up the remaining trophies using chapter select on an easier difficulty after. You'll likely unlock some by accident (2 headshots 1 bullet for me) or through regular play (i.e. 100 headshots or weapon kill trophies). It might take a little longer because you have to play the level to go to the best area to farm kills or what have you but you can take more damage hits and be more aggressive in your style of play.
As mentioned earlier, be patient and don't be afraid to back track. Once the enemy is dead, they won't respawn so if you're feeling a little overwhelmed with gun fire fall back, regenerate your health, pick up ammo, and let the enemy come to you.
In terms of guns, always try and the keep water pistol with you. It's as strong as any other gun (one headshot kills) but its also very good against water soldiers who show up often throughout the game. It would take 2-3 headshots for any other pistol but only 1 from the water pistol. The plasma rifle is also very good with charged one hit kill shots with the addition of doing some splash damage to nearby enemies. Also get your hands on the energy pistol for its accurate blind fire. I usually use the Hazard Pistol, Energy Pistol, Water Pistol, and Plasma Rifle. The other guns, I usually ditch.
Step 2: Clean Up Trophy Run
Now that you cleared the game and gotten all the difficulty trophies out of the way now you can concentrate on the ones you missed. You likely still have locked the Observe the Grenade, Dances With Guns, Bedlam Basher, and Just a Flesh Wound trophies which is much more easily attainable on Minor Hazard. Just use the Select Map option, choose the appropriate level, then choose the Minor Hazard (easy) difficulty.
In my experience the quantity trophies (collect 20 Master Shield, kill 50 with a weapon, etc) are cumulative through playthroughs. I didn't have the Shield Master Trophy on my first playthrough so when I did chapter select for the first time and got a Master Shield (again for the first time using chapter select) the trophy popped up.
[PST would like to thank digital-flex for this Road Map]