• 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]

Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard Trophy Guide

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51 trophies ( 39  21  )

  • Earn all Trophies in the game. 'You. Are. The. MAN! (Unless you are a lady. In which case, I apologize.)'

    Earn all bronze, silver and gold trophies in the game.

  • Start your first game. 'Thanks for buying my game. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. --Sincerely, Matt Hazard'

    This trophy will pop once you start your first new game.

  • Pause the game for the first time. 'Hey...come back here and play!'

    Press start at any point during the game.

  • Complete all of the in-game tutorials. 'Like I had any choice...'

    At the start of the game you will be asked if you want to go through the tutorial. Accept that and at the end you will earn this trophy.

  • Defeat an enemy using melee combat. 'I don't need a stinkin' gun to deal with YOU!'

    When you do the tutorial, make sure you kill the first enemy using melee combat.

  • Perform 10 single-hit melee kills. 'In Hazard Land, the hand can be used like a knife.'

    Two ways to get this:

    1. Injure an enemy with gun fire and then make the killing blow a melee attack.
    2. Pick up a Hazard Pickup and all your melee attacks will be one hit kills.

    I did this on Level 2 in the same room that I detail the "Bedlam Basher" trophy. There is a pickup in the room and a good number of enemies to get the needed 10 kills.

  • Defeat five enemies in a row using melee combat. 'Not as fast as shooting...but it sure is satisfying.'

    I recommend doing this during the tutorial. Simply only attack enemies in the tutorial with melee until the trophy pops.

  • Score 20 headshots. 'A shot in the head is worth two in the chest.'

    See "Head of the Class" trophy.

  • Score 50 headshots. 'That's using your head!'

    See "Head of the Class" trophy.

  • Score 100 headshots. 'Don't lose your head! Oh...too late.'

    This should be earned fairly quickly. You should be aiming for headshots 99% of the time anyway.

  • Score two headshots with one bullet. 'Eat lead...both of you!'

    You can get this anywhere, however, there is a spot that you can consistently get this trophy: Level 4 during the first time to the tennis court. Get rid of the guys with guns first. Now it should just be a handful of zombies. Using a magnum, aim and strafe until you get 2 zombies to line up and get the headshots. Trophy should unlock easily.

  • Kill 50 enemies with the Hazard pistol. 'Frag you.'

    You won't get this handgun until Level 2. You should get this without any issue by the end of the game.

  • Kill 50 enemies with the shotgun. 'That was a blast!'

    Level 2 I believe is the earliest you'll get your hands on a shotgun. You can farm the kills on this level or keep playing the game and you'll more than likely unlock it.

  • Kill 50 enemies with the sub-machinegun. 'You would think this one would have been automatic. Get it? Automatic? Nothing?'

    The sub-machinegun appears in multiple levels. In Level 4, these guns are all over the place. Easily gotten in this level if you still need it by then.

  • Kill 50 enemies with the AK-47. 'They might be socialists, but they make a pretty good gun.'

    This one is earned at the end of Level 2.

  • Kill 50 enemies with the Sniper Rifle. 'Zoom, pow! Right to the moon.'

    I recommend getting this one in Level 3. You'll have 3 instances where you'll be providing cover sniper fire. One the max difficulty, I had to replay the first scene a few times so it gave me plenty of time to get 50 kills.

  • Kill 25 enemies using blind fire. 'Sorry. Didn't see you standing there.'

    When behind cover, aim at enemies and press (R2). Do not aim with (L2) as you do this. Simply get 25 kills and you'll have the trophy. You could farm this, however I found myself using blind fire a lot throughout the game.

  • Kill at least one enemy with every available gun. 'The developers put all those guns in the game for a reason...'

    Get at least one kill with each of these guns:

    • .45 (starting gun for Level 1 / only seen on Level 1)
    • 9MM (Enemies use this on Level 1 / only seen on Level 1)
    • Hazard Pistol
    • Shotgun
    • Sub-machinegun
    • AK-47
    • Sniper Rifle
    • Mounted Sniper Rifle
    • Water Pistol
    • Water Sub-machinegun
    • Magnum
    • Plasma Rifle
    • Energy Pistol
    • Six Shooter
    • Grenade Launcher
  • Shoot 30 potted plants. 'Look at 'em. Just sittin' there, bein' all green and stuff. They were askin' for it!'

    There are potted plants in the first room you appear in on Level 2. Once you've eliminated the enemies, simply shoot all the pots. Just be sure that each pot is actually hit. There are a total of 10+ pots so you will need to die or restart until the trophy unlocks.

  • Shoot and destroy 30 fire extinguishers. 'Extinguishers. They're not just for fires anymore.'

    I'd recommend farming this one as it doesn't take long. Do this in the same spot that I outlined in the "No Pain, No Gain" trophy. There are around 5 extinguishers total in the room. Run around and blow them all up, get killed and repeat until you have 30.

  • Destroy 20 destructible cover objects. 'I know it's a waste of ammo...but I LOVE that de-rez effect!'

    If you shoot an object and it "phases out," it can be destroyed. Most crates, barrels, etc. that you can use as cover can be destroyed. When they are totally destroyed, a blue light appears where the object used to be. Destroy 20 of these for this trophy.

  • Boom


    Blow up 50 explosive objects. 'Hey...I didn't pay for 'em. Why should I care?'

    Blow up any explosive objects you come across in the game. If you still don't have this trophy by Level 7, there is a large warehouse that has a ton of explosives that you can use to get it.

  • Kill an enemy with an explosive that also damages you. 'That's gonna hurt me more than it hurts you. Well…maybe not quite as much.'

    The easiest place to do this is in Level 1. You'll come around a right hand corner and see 3 fire extinguishers in front of you, along with one enemy. Basically you want the enemy to get close to the fire extinguisher closest to you. Then just get close enough that the explosion will hit you and shoot it. It should kill him while just hurting you. You can also use the grenade launcher and shoot a grenade at an enemy while you are close.

  • Collect 20 Hazard pickups. 'Maxx Karnage…sounds like a cool action hero name.'

    I actually farmed this one on accident while trying different strategies for the "Bedlam Basher" trophy. Just get 20 of these pickups to unlock the trophy.

  • Collect 20 Master Shield pickups. 'It's not like I was afraid of dying…I just wanted the trophy!'

    These are much more rare than the hazard pickups. The best place to farm these is on Level 6. There are at least 2 in close range of each other. There is also one on Level 4 while you're escaping, however I'm not sure if the checkpoint is right before it or not. I do believe though that farming level 4 at this one spot may be the quickest method.

  • Complete a level without dying. 'Eight million corpses in this level…and you're not one of them.'

    Best chance for this trophy is on the easiest difficulty setting and on Level 1. No real tricks, just be patient, aim carefully, and use cover. Hopefully if you beat the game on the hardest setting, this should not be too hard of a trophy to earn.

  • Complete the game on the Minor Hazard difficulty setting. 'Sure you won…my GRANDMOTHER could win on 'Easy!''

    Beat the game on the easiest difficulty setting - "Minor Hazard." This trophy can be earned by beating the game on any higher setting as well.

  • Complete the game on the Major Hazard difficulty setting. 'Well…at least you didn't have it set to 'Easy…''

    Beat the game on the middle setting - "Major Hazard." This trophy can be earned by beating the game on any higher setting as well.

  • Complete the game on the Maximum Hazard difficulty setting. 'You've done this before, haven't you?'

    Beat the game on the hardest setting - "Maximum Hazard." This is unlocked by beating the game once or by using the code at the beginning of this guide. If beaten on Maximum Hazard, all other difficulty trophies will unlock.

  • Watch the credits from beginning to end. 'Hey…aren't they the guys who made Dead Head Fred?'

    On the main menu, click on Credits and let it run through. You could also beat the game and let the credits run through.


Secret trophies

  • 'What? No multiplayer? Sigh. Well…not like we can take the trophy back NOW…'

    Once you beat the game and the credits begin, you'll get this trophy.

  • Defeat Sonny Tang. 'Sonny, YOUR ass is kicked!'

    This one is earned in the middle of Level 1.

  • Defeat Sting Sniperscope. 'Your present ends now.'

    This one is earned at the end of Level 1.

  • Kill all enemies in the butcher shop with head shots. 'Nice shooting! But it's not like you're PAYING for that ammo. Feel free to use more.'

    You must kill all the enemies that initially attack you at the beginning of Level 2 with headshots. It took a few tries on max difficulty, but still easily obtainable even on that setting. Just take your time and take good shots.

  • Destroy all of the meat in the Level 2 meat locker. 'Have a beef with the owner? Steaking your claim? Beating your…hey, I can go on all day.'

    The meat is in the second room on Level 2. There are several racks of meat hanging from the ceiling. Once the enemies are taken care of, shoot all of the meat. There should be two chunks that fall off of each piece of meat. Do this for each one and the trophy will unlock.

  • Draw


    Kill 50 enemies with the Dual-Wield Six-Shooters. 'Now all we need is the spaghetti…'

    The Bandits (cowboys) in Level 2 can carry these. I would advise to just use these until you get the 50 kills and then go back to another weapon. They aren't bad, but the second shot is many times inaccurate.

  • Kill a Bandit from behind with a melee attack. 'Good for you. Coward.'

    Generally speaking, you can get the trophy by shooting a bandit in the legs making him stumble, try and race around behind him and melee him before he can turn back around. There is a better strategy and position however.

    The spot is in Level 2. You'll enter a hallway with 2 enemies and a bunch of black boxes/speakers. Before entering the next room, just look in first. Straight ahead of you will be a small fenced in area at the back of the room. That is the spot you're aiming for toward the end of this scenario. Enter the room and head to the left. A bandit will spawn in this fenced off area. I used a shotgun to dispatch him in one shot. Another will spawn to your right, so take him out. Now 2 enemies will bust through the door on the right side of the room. Once 1 of those are dead, another bandit will spawn on the same side of the room as the door they came from. Take him out. Hopefully you've left 1 regular enemy alive. Now head for that fenced off area at the back of the room. You want to face back toward the doorway that you enter through. Now kill the last enemy. A bandit will spawn in front of you facing away. Quickly try to melee him from behind. With any luck, you'll get the trophy. After trying multiple spots for this, I was able to get the trophy on my first try with this strategy.

    Here's a video of another method for getting this. Video made by jaydraven1976.


  • Complete both nightclub encounters without any of the dance-bots being destroyed. 'Do dancing robots dream of disco sheep?'

    This area is in Level 2. You'll know it when there are robot dancers all over 2 different rooms on the ground floor. I could not get this one while playing through on the max difficulty. The enemies simply had too good of aim and ended up destroying 1 or more in the process. I'd advise to do this on the easiest setting. Make sure you are not in the line of sight of an enemy that puts one of the robots in danger. Also, remember you have to complete BOTH encounters, not just the first.

  • Defeat General Neutronov. 'From Hazard, With Love.'

    This one is earned at the end of Level 2.

  • Defeat Sting Sniperscope again in Level 3. 'Your present ends now. Again.'

    This one is earned at the end of Level 3.

  • Score 20 single-shot Zombie kills. 'Don't these things usually hang out in shopping malls?'

    You'll encounter these on Level 4. I played on the max difficulty first, so only the magnum at that point would do one shot kills. You can farm this or find a shotgun and use that. It doesn't have to be a headshot; just as long as the shot kills the zombie in one hit. Get "Better Than One" trophy in this same area.

  • Escape from Dexter's mansion. 'I gotta get me a house like THAT!'

    This one is earned at the end of Level 4.

  • Kill 50 enemies with the Energy Pistol. 'Blaster? I hardly know 'er!'

    You'll start to encounter the Energy Pistol in Level 5. You should be able to get 50 kills by the end of the game. If not, farm them.

  • Kill 50 enemies with the Plasma Rifle. 'Plasma Rifles--they're not just for Space Marines anymore.'

    You'll see the Plasma Rifle in Level 5 as well. Same as with the pistols, farm them or just play through the game.

  • Defeat the Tentacle Beast of Tramm. 'One-two shot right to the tenticles.'

    This one is earned at the end of Level 5.

  • Defeat Altos Tratus. 'Forecast for the next level: no more clouds.'

    This one is earned at the end of Level 6.

  • 'What do you mean the interrogation feature was cut?!? Here…just take the trophy.'

    This one is earned after defeating Altos Tratus in Level 6.

  • Defeat Sting Sniperscope yet AGAIN on Level 7. 'I. Have had. Enough. Of YOU!'

    This one is earned at the end of Level 7.

  • Kill 3 Tester employees with a single shot from the grenade launcher. 'Test the grenades: check!'

    Do this on the lowest difficulty. The best place I've seen is the room right before the final boss. You'll come off an elevator and find a bookshelf in front of you in the room. If you exit the elevator and hide behind the right wall, you can look left and see a hazard pickup. Peek around over your left shoulder and take out the non-pink enemies. I had a red and yellow if I remember right. Anyway, at this point I had 2 pink testers to the right. I grabbed the hazard pickup and stood on the left side of the book shelf. The rightmost tester made it's way left and formed a line of 3 testers. I aimed at the middle one and got the trophy. Be careful not to kill the last enemy because if you do you can't go back.

    You can also do it during the final boss fight. During phase 3 of the final fight, all that will spawn are testers. It should be possible to get them to group close enough for the trophy. I never tried the final boss on the minimum difficulty so I can't confirm if it's easy or not. There is no way I could do it this way on Maximum Hazard.

    Also note the following:

    -Testers are the enemies wearing PINK armor.
    -Without the Hazard pickup for damage you MUST get the grenade to hit your target enemy with a headshot to kill all 3 at once.
    -Highest possible chance of success is if all enemies are standing near cover rather than behind it.

    Credit to Aeirou for this info.

  • Defeat Wally Wellesley in the final boss battle. 'Like I said...'

    This one is earned at the end of Level 8.

  • Meet Quentin. 'DUDE!!!!!'

    This one is earned after the game.

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