- Estimated trophy difficulty: 4/10 (Platinum Difficulty Thread)
- Offline trophies: 37 (22, 8, 6, 1)
- Online trophies: None
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 36-50 hours (Estimated Time to Platinum Thread)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: None
- Glitched trophies: 1 - Allfather Blinded
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No
- Do trophies stack?: No
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: None
- Additional peripherals required?: No
Welcome to the 8th installment in the God of War franchise and the sequel to God of War III. Iif you haven't looked much into this game, be ready for a different experience from any other God of War game you've played so far. They have added more RPG elements and changed up the combat system from what you are used to. No more going in hacking and slashing your way to victory. These are a welcomed change to the series and even with everything they have changed, it still feels like God of War.
Step 1: Play the Story
The beauty of this game is that there is nothing missable, so my suggestion is to just play and enjoy the story as you can go back after you finish it and collect whatever you missed. There are some collectables that you cannot obtain right anyway until you unlock certain skills anyway.
You can play on whatever difficulty you would like as there are no difficulty-related trophies. I chose normal, and it can still be challenging at times, and I had my fair share of deaths. Just pick whatever difficulty you feel like doing and enjoy the game.
Here is what you should generally unlock during this step:
The Journey Begins
A New Friend
Feels Like Home
Hello, Old Friend
The Best Moves
Path of the Zealot
Step 2: Collectables and Side Quests
Once you've beaten the game, go back and finish up with any collectables or side quests you may have missed or were unable to obtain or complete at the time because you didn't have the abilities to do so. You can view Harry94's collectable guide here to help. You should also focus on any other non-collectable or side quest related trophies you may not have gotten when going through the main quest line.
Here's what should be left for this step:
Beneath the Surface
Death Happened Here
All Will Fall
Like Oil and Water
Step 3: Trials, Valkyries, and Upgrades
I would save this for last, as they will be the more challenging of the bunch. Here is where you should visit Niflheim and Muspelheim, as well as defeat any Valkyries you have left along with the Valkyrie Queen. I suggest saving the Queen for last, as she is the hardest enemy in the game, so complete your trials and obtain the chests in the central chamber of Niflheim so you can use the best armor in the game as well as have your weapons fully upgraded.
The last trophies you should work towards are:
Why Fight It?
Fire and Brimstone
Darkness and Fog
Chooser of the Slain
Father and Son
[PST Would Like To Thank PainOfDemise for this Roadmap]