- Estimated trophy difficulty: 4.5/10 (Platinum Difficulty Thread)
- Breakdown (Offline): 36 (20 / 10 / 5 / 1 )
- Approximate amount of time to : 8-12 Hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 Story Mode, 1 New Game with a costume and 5 Challenge of the Gods
- Number of missable trophies: 4 Missables (Two Girls One Spartan, Collateral Damage, Mutton for Punishment and Old Softie)
- Glitched trophies: None
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No, and the Costumes make getting the 1000 hits easier it’s great for super speed-runs playthroughs.
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes (Getting Your Money's Worth)
About the Game:
As many who know the tales of the God of War know, Kratos, after being deceived into killing his wife and daughter, denounced his service to Ares. In order to seek absolution from his past sins, the Ghost of Sparta pledged himself as a champion to the Gods for the years to follow – these brutal crusades, in the name of Olympus, became legendary throughout the ancient world... Experience Kratos' journey during the 10 years of servitude to the Gods of Olympus. In God of War: Chains of Olympus, Kratos will venture to lands that no mortal has ever walked upon.
Thanks to IGN.com
Step 1: Complete the game on Spartan Mode (Hard).
You'll want to start the game on Spartan Mode and play all the way through the game. During this playthrough, you'll unlock the majority of the trophies in the game. Most of the trophies happen to be story related and cannot be missed while playing. While playing through the game, there are a few things that you should always keep in mind, which are the following:
- Collecting all the Gorgon Eyes
- Collecting all the Phoenix Feathers
- Open every chest you come across
- Completely upgrade all weapons and magic
You really don't need a collectible guide to find all the Gorgon Eyes and Phoenix Feathers since they're literally out in the open like every other normal chest in the game. However, a fellow member of our community, OstKakan, has taken the time and effort to compose a great Gorgon Eyes and Phoenix Feather Text Guide. With that being said, you should be aware of the 4 missable trophies within the game. These missable trophies can cause you to complete a 2nd playthrough as a speed-run. Below are the missable trophies in the order they will appear in the game:
- Two Girls One Spartan
- Collateral Damage
- Mutton for Punishment
- Old Softie
Please refer to the trophy guide section for more information. Other than that, the game is very short and will only take you an average of 6-8 hours to complete the game for the first time since the game is very straightforward. At the near end of the game though, take note, that when you're finally reunited with your daughter, Calliope, don't push her away from you for 1 minute. This is one of the missable trophies, Old Softie, and missing this one will require you to playthrough the entire game all over again, since it's the near end of the game. Last of all, you should save your game at the final and last save point before continuing up the stairs to face the final boss of the game. The Reason is, you'll want to watch the movie 'Atlas and Persephone' three times, which is the cut-scene of Persephone transforming into an armor suited for a goddess, and then flies away towards a tower along with Kratos. Watch this scene three times, either by simply dying to reload your last checkpoint, or you can go to the Treasures & In-Game Movies and simply skip all the movies until you have unlocked the Cool Story Bro. trophy. Once you completed the game on Spartan mode you'll unlock the Getting Your Money's Worth trophy.
Step 2: Start a new game on Mortal Mode (Easy) with an unlocked costume - Plus clean up.
Now that you have completed the game once, you'll have access to an unlocked costume which is most likely the "Spud of War" - the potato costume, which has skill expertise in Magic. Starting a new game with an unlocked costume will unlock your Cosplayer trophy.
Now, if you happened to miss any of the missable trophies during your first playthrough, then you should use the "Spud of War" costume for clean up as a speed-run playthrough. With this costume you can fly through the game within 1 hour and 30+ minutes by spamming the infinite magic powers. You'll want to spam the Charon's Wrath and the Light of Dawn magic skills. Also keep in mind that all your upgrades and skills will all carry over, which will make this playthrough a breeze. It won't take long to reach the areas that you missed the missable trophies in. For more information about the locations of the missable trophies, please refer to the trophy guide section.
Important note about using costumes. It isn't possible to beat the game on Mortal Mode (easy) and then use the costume unlocked to attempt to start a new game on Spartan Mode (hard) for the Getting Your Money's Worth trophy. You can only use the costumes that you've unlocked for the difficulties that you've completed the game on or lower difficulties. In other words, in order to use a costume on Spartan, you would have to complete the game on either Spartan or God Mode (very hard) without using costumes. This rule also applies to the "Mckratos" costume that you unlock after clearing all 5 Challenge of Hades.
Step 3: Complete the Challenge of the Gods.
Once you have completed the game, you'll unlock the "Challenge of Hades" within the "Treasures" options, in the game's main menu screen. There are a total of 5 challenges that you'll have to complete. You can choose to do this step first before doing Step 2 if you wish. Thankfully, these challenges are extremely easier than what God of War 1 and 2 had to offer, so if you have completed those challenges before, then this truly will be a piece of cake for you. Once you completed all these challenges you'll unlock your Piece of Cake trophy. If you're having a difficult time with a challenge, then please refer to the Challenge of Hades Guide for more information.
[PST Would Like to Thank Blaze Naruto Shippuden for this Roadmap]