Overview:
  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10 (personal estimate) (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
  • Offline trophies: 15 (2, 6, 6, 1)
  • Online trophies: 5 (1trophy_bronze.png, 2trophy_silver.png, 2trophy_gold.png)
  • Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 1-2 Hours w/ a guide, 2-4+ Hours w/out (personal estimate) (Estimated Time to Platinum)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 Story Mode + 50 Online Levels
  • Number of missable trophies: 0
  • Glitched trophies: 0
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty levels.
  • Do trophies stack?: No.
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheat codes.
  • Additional peripherals required?: None.


Introduction:

Discover the journey of your ancestors and the history they left behind in this hidden object adventure! Hidden Through Time takes you through 26 different levels and across 4 different time periods as you hunt down and find over 100 items, ranging from the smallest knick knacks to the largest dinosaurs. You'll need a keen eye to find them all, as a handful require you to interact with the environment around you to reveal their secret hiding places. Use the single-line clues provided in game to push you in the right direction as that's the most help you get; there is no hint system. Find them all, and only then will you be worthy of this Platinum.

Controls:
Move cursor: 
Pan Camera: 
Interact with Items: 
Zoom in: 
Zoom out: 
Cycle through clues:  and 

IMPORTANT: You'll be given the option to Skip the current level with  when you've found enough clues, but ignore that button as you'll need to find all of the items anyways for  Compulsive Searcher.

As an alternative to the video walkthrough provided in the guide, images of all the maps are also included. Due to the nature of this game, the images provided are kept at their original 1920x1080 size to allow you to zoom in and out as needed. This site automatically resizes them to 600x300, so just hit that "show original size" bar to blow them up so you can see the items within the puzzles.

Trophy Freeze: As a small warning, the game has a tendency to freeze when a trophy is about to unlock. For the most part, it's not horrible, but when you get to the online trophies, it'll be a very noticeable pause in the game before the trophy pops. This is just a heads up so you don't think your game is about to crash or anything.


Walkthrough:

Step 1: Complete Story Mode

For this step, you'll have to tackle all 26 levels in Story Mode. Don't skip any levels when given the option to make sure you're finding every item available. If you're not using the video or image solutions provided, be sure to use the clues given to you to help narrow down your search, especially on the much larger maps. The categories go Stone Age, Egypt, Middle Ages, and Western, so once you've hit the part with the cowboys, you'll be close to the finish. Once you've completed story mode, you'll unlock the following (in the order they should unlock if you do everything as you go):

 Found You!
 Sweeped
 It's right there!
 Those are rookie numbers!
 Map Scanner
 You think your objectives are safe?
 We've struck rock!
 Ten Times Tracker
 I will find them!
 Track like an Egyptian
 Fifteen Fully Found
 It's good to find the King.
 It's high noon
 Compulsive Searcher



Step 2: Play 50 Online Maps

These need to be 50 unique online maps. You can help ease your search by looking for maps that have Trophy, Achievement, Platinum, and Easy in their titles as these will generally bring back very quick maps to complete (more info on that below). The maps you've played will be stored under the "already played" menu, so if you lose track of how many you've done, go ahead and give that list a look over to see how many you've already completed. Once you've played your 50th unique map, you will have earned the following:

 Part of the community
 Online Tracking
 Under the Firewall
 Deep Web Searcher
 Online Search Engine
 Hidden Expert!

Hidden Through Time Trophy Guide

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20 trophies ( 3  )

  • Found all Hidden Through time trophies

    Congratulations! You searched and found all the items in the game and even checked out your fellow hidden object adventurer's levels. Whether you learned something or not along the way doesn't matter as you've graduated with flying colors and earned yourself this shiny new Platinum trophy!

    As an alternative to the images provided in the guide, iBaddriveri has been kind enough to allow the use of his walkthrough video for this game. Please reference it as needed (especially on the much larger maps) and you'll be sure to have this Platinum done in no time:
     
  • Find An Objective

    This will unlock after you've found your first item in the first level (T-Rex Attack). See We've Struck Rock for the location of all the items in that level.
  • Find Ten Objectives

    If you're collecting everything as you go, this trophy will unlock as you play through the 3rd level (Gathering). See Compulsive Searcher for more info.
  • Find Twenty Five Objectives

    If you're collecting everything as you go, this trophy will unlock as you play through the 4th level (Rock Expo). See Compulsive Searcher for more info.
  • Find Fifty Objectives

    If you're collecting everything as you go, this trophy will unlock as you play through the 6th level (Hunting Party). See Compulsive Searcher for more info.
  • Find One Hundred Objectives

    If you're collecting everything as you go, this trophy will unlock as you play through the 12th level (The Great Pyramid). See Compulsive Searcher for more info.
  • Find All Objectives OfAMap

    See Compulsive Searcher.
  • Find All Objectives Of Five Maps

    See Compulsive Searcher.
  • Find All Objectives Of Ten Maps

    See Compulsive Searcher.
  • Find All Objectives Of Fifteen Maps

    See Compulsive Searcher.
  • Find All Objectives Of All Maps

    There are 248 items to find in story mode. They're split out between 26 different levels, with the final level (The Native Village) having the most to find at 16. It's highly recommended you find all the objectives as you go and completely ignore the skip button (). The list of all the levels and how many objectives they have is as follows:

    Stone Age:
    T-Rex (3)
    Village (4)
    Gathering (9)
    Rock Expo (10)
    Zoo (15)
    Hunting Party (12)

    Egypt:
    Small Market (6)
    The Beach (8)
    Wrath of Anubis (10)
    Judgement of Osiris (7)
    Queen's Birthday (9)
    The Great Pyramid (8)
    City (12)

    Middle Ages:
    Royal Wedding (6)
    Dungeon (7)
    Market Place (12)
    Ambush (7)
    Stone Henge (12)
    Jousting Tournament (15)
    Castle Attack (15)

    Western:
    Train Station (9)
    The Bank (9)
    Native Attack (9)
    Western Town (11)
    The Gold Rush (7)
    The Native Village (16)

    If you don't wish to use the video or images provided, this trophy will take up the bulk of your time as you go for the Platinum. Use the clues provided on the bottom of the screen to help narrow down the location of the items. Luckily, you'll begin to notice a pattern of the item placements which will make the latter levels a tad easier. If you do wish to use the solutions provided, iBaddriveri has provided a video walkthrough for the entire game (see Hidden Expert). Alternatively, image solutions have also been provided below each of the individual Times/Ages trophies (We've struck rock!Track like an EgyptianIt's good to find the King, and It's high noon). Once you've found your final item, the trophy will unlock.
  • Find All Cavemen Objectives

    The Cavemen category is the first set of levels you'll play. There are 53 items spread across 6 levels in this group. You need to find them all to unlock this trophy. Their locations are as follows:

    T-Rex Attack (3):

     
    Village (4):

     
    Gathering (9):

     
    Rock Expo (10):

     
    Zoo (15):

     
    Hunting Party (12):

     
  • Find All Medieval Objectives

    The Medieval category is the 3rd group of levels you'll play. There are 74 items spread across 7 levels in this category. You need to find them all to unlock this trophy. Their locations are as follows:

    Royal Wedding (6):

     
    Dungeon (7):

     
    Market Place (12):

    The circle with a * inside of it marks a hut that you need to open to find the item (the hut is not shown as open in the image).


    Ambush (7):

     
    Stone Henge (12):

     
    Jousting Tournament (15):

     
    Castle Attack (15):
  • Find All Egyptian Objectives

    The Egyptian category is the 2nd group of levels you'll play. There are 60 items spread across 7 levels in this category. You need to find them all to unlock this trophy. Their locations are as follows:

    Small Market (6):

    The Beach (8):

    The circle with the * in it represents a chest that needs to be opened to find the red crab.


    Wrath of Anubis (10):

     
    The Judgement of Osiris (7):

     
    Queen's Birthday (9):

     
    The Great Pyramid (8):

     
    City (12):
    The circle with an * inside of it represents the small yellow duckling. It patrols the area the circle is in so if it's not visible right away, just give it a few seconds to appear.
  • Find All Western Objectives

    The Medieval category is the 4th and final group of levels you'll play. There are 61 items spread across 6 levels in this category. You need to find them all to unlock this trophy. Their locations are as follows:

    Train Station (9):

     
    The Bank (9):

    The circle with the * inside of it represents the Red Gem you need to find. It's inside the safe that is circled (it's not shown as open in the image).


    Native Attack (9):

     
    Western Town (11):

    The circle with the * inside of it represents the small blue harmonica you need to find. It's inside the coffin that is circled (the coffin is not shown as open in the image).
     
    The Gold Rush (7):

    The circle is the * inside of it represents another coffin that you need to open to find the item.


    The Native Village (16):
    The circle with the * inside of it represents the area that one of the animals that you need to collect patrols. If it doesn't show up right away, just wait a few seconds for it to appear.
  • Complete An Online Map

    See Online Search Engine.
  • Complete Five Online Maps

    See Online Search Engine.
  • Complete Ten Online Maps

    See Online Search Engine.
  • Complete Twenty Five Online Maps

    See Online Search Engine.
  • Complete Fifty Online Maps

    From the main menu, choose "Online" and then "Online Maps". From here, you can search for and play any user-created map. For this trophy, you need to play 50 unique online/player-generated maps. You can play random levels by pressing  and, for the most part, most of the maps you come across won't be crazy difficult. If they do seem to be on the more difficult side, you can just exit out of it. To make it a little easier for yourself, use the search bar for the Map Names and look for "Trophy", "Achievement", "Platinum", "Fast", and, if you still need more afterwards, "Easy" (search them without the actual quotation marks). This should get you well over the 50 levels required for this trophy.

    "The Data is Corrupted" - while playing online, you are more than likely going to get this message a few times. Don't worry, nothing is actually going to happen and you're not going to lose any of your progress. It will pop up when you try and load into another player's level from time to time, but it doesn't actually break anything. It's weird. But if you happen to see it, you can just ignore it.

    Once you've completed your 50th unique level online, the trophy will unlock.

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