- Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10 (personal estimate) (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 15 (2, 6, 6, 1)
- Online trophies: 5 (1, 2, 2)
- 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.
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.
Interact with Items:
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.
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):
It's right there!
Those are rookie numbers!
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
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
Under the Firewall
Deep Web Searcher
Online Search Engine