Section 01. Overview

  • Estimated Trophy Difficulty: 4.87
  • Offline Trophies: 46 (36 5 4 1)
  • Online Trophies: 0
  • Approximate time to /100%: 10+ Hours
  • Minimum Number of Playthroughs Needed: 1
  • Number of Missable Trophies: 19 -The Cat's out of the Bag , Snake Eyes , Just What the Doctor Ordered , Everything Is in Season , Fungus Among US , A Bird in Hand... , Charmer , Tall Tale , Them's Good Eatin' , A Good Man is Hard to Find , Problem Solved, Series Over , Believe It or Not , Fashionista , Only Skin Deep , The Early End , You Snooze You Lose , King of the Jungle , It Ain't Easy Being Green , PEACE WALKER
  • Glitched Trophies: 3 - The Cat's out of the Bag , Snake Eyes , Only Skin Deep
  • Does difficulty affect trophies: No
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies: No


Section 02. Introduction

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD is an upscale from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Subsistence. Everything from that release is carried over, to include the first two original Metal Gear games. Fortunately all of the trophies are obtained in the campaign. To make it even better, all the trophies can be earned in a single playthrough and while playing on the easiest difficulty. Even on the easiest difficulty some of the trophies will require effort, but nothing too complicated.

This is not a comprehensive Trophy Guide for the Vita version of the game. Most of the data is exactly the same but for any Vita specific question you may have, please use the Trophy Guide and Roadmap in the Vita Forums.

Section 2.1 - Saving/Continuing/Retrying

To help people not skip out on any of the collectible trophies I will address saving/continuing/retrying. When you save your game, the game only records all data from before the area you are currently in. I.E. If you entered Ponizovje Warehouse Docks and killed The End, shot the Kerotan and collected the Cobalt Blue Spider then saved your game and exited the game. The kill, Kerotan, and Spider would not be recorded in your data. If you did all of the actions, exited the area and then saved your game; the game would have a record of doing all the above actions. On the same subject, if you were to do the three actions, die and select Retry; none of the above would be recorded in your data.

Section 2.2 - EU/PAL Version

WARNING: There are a few trophies that don't appear and affect people who play the EU/PAL version. The two trophies in question are Snake Eyes and The Cat's Out of the Bag. To mitigate the possibility of not obtaining these trophies, you should play on a HD TV with your resolution set to 720p.


Section 03. Walkthrough

As stated above, all the trophies can be earned in a single playthrough while on the easiest difficulty. However there are plenty of missable trophies and so I strongly advise to utilize multiple saves. The multiple saves will be used to allow you to backtrack if you may have skipped over one of the many collectibles. Aside from the collectibles, the biggest obstacle is earning a no-kill run.

One important thing to keep in mind is there are no rank requirements; aside from collectibles and a no-kill run. You can retry and cause as many alerts as you want, just keep your lethal weapons holstered; this goes for the bosses as well. One final piece of advice on why you should play on Very Easy difficulty; you will be equipped with the EZ Gun. This weapon has infinite ammunition and is a tranquilizer, making a no-kill run even easier.

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  • A One-Play Platinum guide is HERE.


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Section 03.1 First Playthrough

If you want to do it all in one go then you'll need to understand what's expected of you. Go ahead and start a New Game and put the difficulty on Very Easy to have access to a special weapon that destroys all difficulty. Another thing I suggest doing to avoid having a trophy glitch on you is selecting "I like MGS3" when the game asks you. Now when the game starts you'll be on Virtuous Mission, there are a handful of collectibles that you MUST secure before the end of the mission. Be sure to do everything in an area before moving on to the next. You should have a handful of trophies by the end of Virtuous Mission.

After the cutscenes you'll be on Operation Snake Eater, this is where most of the game takes place. Remember to use the collectible guides here for where things are and be sure you have earned them before finding yourself unable to backtrack. If you've cleared every requirement by the time you reach the score screen, you will earn various trophies to include the platinum.

Trophies Earned
Young Gun
Pain Relief
If It Bleeds, We Can Kill IT
The End
Houston, We HAD a Problem
River of Pain
Shagedelic
Grounded
The Patriot
Mama Said
Tell Me Where the Bomb Is
Like He Just Doesn't Care
Close Shave
Don't Touch the Sides
The Cat's out of the Bag (Missable) (Glitch)
Snake Eyes (Missable) (Glitch)
Prince Charming
Ralph Called
Can I Keep It?
Just What the Doctor Ordered (Missable)
Everything Is in Season (Missable)
Fungus Among Us (Missable)
A Bird in the Hand... (Missable)
Charmer (Missable)
Tall Tale (Missable)
Them's Good Eatin' (Missable)
Snake Eater
A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Missable)
I Can Totally See You
Problem Solved, Series Over (Missable)
Snake Bit
Serenity Now
Tune-In Tokyo
Beekeeper
Just Because
Mostly Dead
Believe It or Not (Missable)
Fashionista (Missable)
Only Skin Deep (Missable) (Glitch)
The Early End (Missable)
You Snooze, You Lose (Missable)
King of the Jungle (Missable)
It Ain't Easy Being Green (Missable)
Like a Boss
PEACE WALKER (Missable)
Snake Eaten

Section 03.2 Cleanup

If you managed to miss something, load up your clear data and start the game over again. Most of the Face Paint and Camouflage collections carry over every playthrough; Mask (face), Officer (camo) and Maintenance (camo) do not. Each flora/fauna collection that counts towards the Markhor title must be done all over.

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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD Trophy Guide

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46 trophies ( 36  )

  • Collect all trophies

  • Submit Ocelot

    This is a storyline related trophy and cannot be missed. While you're still on Virtuous Mission you will run into Ocelot. Snake will outclass him in a cutscene, afterwards you'll earn this trophy.

  • Defeat The Pain

    This is a storyline related trophy and cannot be missed. After having an actual battle with Ocelot you'll fall into a crevice. You'll fight The Pain at the exit to the caves. Defeat him to earn this trophy.

     

    See Boss Data for fight details.
  • This is a storyline related trophy and cannot be missed. After meeting Granin and leaving Graniny Gorki, you'll be ambushed by The Fear. Defeat him to earn this trophy.

     

    See Boss Data for fight details.
  • Defeat The End

    This is a storyline related trophy and cannot be missed; it can also be earned in two different areas and three separate ways. Whichever way you go about it, once he's dead you'll earn this trophy.

    See Boss Data for fight details or The Early End for alternate way.

  • This is a storyline related trophy and cannot be missed. After reaching the top of the mountain base and meeting Eva again you'll go through another underground tunnel. You'll fight The Fury in this tunnel, kill him to earn this trophy.


    See Boss Data for fight details.

  • Defeat The Sorrow

    This is a storyline related trophy and cannot be missed. This isn't much of a fight, more like a survival event. Once you clear the event and dealt with The Sorrow you'll earn this trophy.

    See Boss Data for fight details.

  • Defeat Shagohod

    This is a storyline related trophy and cannot be missed. After defeating Volgin in a fist fight, this battle sequence will start automatically. This sequence has multiple parts and once you've finished the last part you'll earn this trophy.

    See Boss Data for fight details.

  • Defeat Volgin in a fist fight

    This is a storyline related trophy and cannot be missed. Once you infiltrate Groznyj Grad for the second time and plant the C3 charges, you'll start this fight. Defeat Volgin to earn this trophy.

    See Boss Data for fight details.

  • Defeat The Boss

    This is a storyline related trophy and cannot be missed. After escorting Eva through the woods you'll be face to face with The Boss. Put her down for good to earn this trophy.

    See Boss Data for fight details.

  • CQC Slam a guard and knock him out

    Snake need a weapon that's CQC compatible or no weapon at all equipped. Now approach any random guard and while holding the any direction, firmly press and hold to slam a guard and knock him out to earn this trophy.

  • CQC Interrogate an enemy

    Snake will need his knife equipped for this to work. Approach any random guard and without holding the any direction, press the button to grab them. Once they're grabbed press to interrogate them. Once they're done talking you'll receive this trophy.

  • CQC Hold up an enemy

    Snake will need some sort of firearm equipped for this to work. Approach any random guard from the back and without alerting him. Raise your weapon to where Snake will say "Freeze!" The guard will let go of his weapon and stand up rigidly. Move to the front of the guard and using first-person view, point your weapon at his head or groin. The guard will panic and drop a random item and give you this trophy.

    Note: Hold when moving to the front of an enemy or they'll see your guard being lowered and retaliate.

  • CQC Slit an enemy's throat

    Snake will need his knife equipped for this to work. Approach any random guard and without holding the any direction, firmly press and hold to grapple a guard. If you press firmly enough Snake will immediately cut the guards throat and earn you this trophy.

  • Use a knife to remove a bullet

    This should come naturally while playing the game. Through the game you should be shot plenty of times and at least once have a bullet stuck in you. Go into the Cure menu and use the knife (under options) to remove the bullet for this trophy.

  • Catch a glimpse of Ocelot, who’s seen behind the president when he tries to shake Snake’s hand

    This trophy is missable and happens after defeating The Boss. Snake will be in the White House and the President will give him a medal before reaching for a handshake. When this starts; hold to go into first-person view. Once you're looking at the president turn Snake's head to the left and see Ocelot outside the window for this trophy.

  • See all of the first-person views that are not indicated by the R1 button icon

    This trophy is missable and covers quite a bit of the game, making sure you see each event is important. There are 6 individual scenes to watch and you must see all 6 of them in a single playthrough. You will earn this trophy at the end of the final scene.

    Trophy Scenes Below

    Krasnogojore Mountaintop - When Snake and Eva are looking down at Groznyj Grad, Eva will leave eventually and head down the mountain. Snake will continue to watch and see The Boss. Once the Boss starts leaving the area; hold to watch her ride away from Snake's perspective.

    Groznyj Grad Southeast (Torture) - Near the end of the torture scene and after Ocelot shoots Snake's eye. Ocelot will start to leave the room; hold to look at The Boss's face as he leaves.

    Groznyj Grad Rail Bridge (Post-Shagohod Battle) - After destroying the Shagohod, Volgin will summon a storm and set himself on fire. Hold after that to see The Sorrow for a few moments.

    Post Game 1 (Shooting the Boss) - After putting the Boss down you will have to press to finish her off. Hold through the scene until you see the ghosts of The Boss and the Sorrow fade away.

    Post Game 2 (Ocelot) - During the ending the President will want to shake Snake's hand. Hold and look to the left to see Ocelot outside the window.

    Post Game 3 (Graveyard) - During the final scene Snake will be at The Boss's grave. Once he starts to salute, hold to see a blurry graveyard.

  • Shoot a Kerotan for the first time

    This trophy is the beginning of It's Not Easy Being Green. There are 64 Kerotan's scattered throughout the game, this trophy requires you to shoot one. You can shoot with a lethal, non-lethal or even melee it if possible.

    See It's Not Easy Being Green for all Kerotan locations.

  • Make Snake throw up

    There are two ways to do this. The first is to have dead animal meat; hang onto it for a few real life hours and it will turn rotten; now have Snake eat it. Once he gets sick start doing a lot of rolls and other stamina related activity to make him vomit. The other way is once you're in Operation Snake Eater; go into the Cure menu and hold the left or right for 60 seconds. Now go back into the game and Snake will vomit and give you this trophy.

  • Capture any animal alive

    There are two ways to capture an animal alive. You can shoot them with a tranquilizer weapon (EZ Gun, Mk. 22, Moisin Nagant) or lay a Mouse Trap. Whichever you decide to do, collect the item that drops to pick up the animal. You cannot capture larger animals and must kill them to get them as food.

  • Collect every type of medicinal plant

    This trophy is missable and available in only one area of the entire game. There are 4 medicinal plants available in the game and they are all found at Svyatogernyj South, before fighting The End. You must pick up each plant for it to count, if you are full on the specific medicinal supply you must use one to pick up the plant. Each medicinal plant is required for King of the Jungle.

    See the Collectible Guide for additional details.

  • Collect every type of fruit

    This trophy is missable and all the fruit are scattered across a few areas. There are a total of 4 fruit in the game; Yabloko Maloko, Russian False Mango, Golova and Vine Melon. You must pick up each fruit for it to count, if you are full on food items you must discard or eat one to pick up the fruit. Each fruit is required for King of the Jungle.

    See the Collectible Guide for additional details.

  • Collect every type of mushroom

    This trophy is missable and all the mushrooms are scattered across a few areas. There are a total of 6 mushrooms; Russian Oyster, Ural Luminescent, Siberian Ink Cap, Fly Agaric, Russian Glowcap and Spatsa. You must pick up each mushroom for it to count, if you are full on food items you must discard or eat one to pick up the mushrrom. Each mushroom is required for King of the Jungle.

    See the Collectible Guide for additional details.

  • Collect every type of bird

    This trophy is missable and all the mushrooms are scattered across a few areas. There are a total of 5 birds; Parrot, White-Rumped Vulture, Red Avadavat, Magpie, and Sundra Whistling Thrush. Birds are trickier then the other collectibles as they like to hide and will fly away when spooked. You must pick up each bird for it to count, if you are full on food items you must discard or eat one to pick up the bird. Each bird is required for King of the Jungle.

    See the Collectible Guide for additional details.

  • Collect every type of snake

    This trophy is missable and all the snakes are scattered across the entire game. There are a total of 11 snakes; King Cobra, Taiwanese Cobra, Thai Cobra, Coral Snake, Milk Snake, Green Tree Python, Giant Anaconda, Reticulated Python, Snake Liquid, Snake Solid and Snake Solidus. You must pick up each snake for it to count, if you are full on food items you must discard or eat one to pick up the snake. Each snake is required for King of the Jungle.

    See the Collectible Guide for additional details.

  • Collect every type of fish

    This trophy is missable and all the fish are scattered across a few areas. There are a total of 3 fish; Bigeye Trevally, Maroon Shark and Arowana. You must pick up each fish for it to count, if you are full on food items you must discard or eat one to pick up the fish. Each fish is required for King of the Jungle.

    See the Collectible Guide for additional details.

  • Collect every type of frog

    This trophy is missable and all the frogs are scattered across a few areas. There are a total of 3 frogs; Otton Frog, Tree Frog and Poison Dart Frog. You must pick up each frog for it to count, if you are full on food items you must discard or eat one to pick up the frog. Each frog is required for King of the Jungle.

    See the Collectible Guide for additional details.

  • Eat a snake of any type

    This trophy is easy enough, catch or kill a snake and eat it to earn this trophy. There are 11 types of snakes in the game and they're plentiful throughout the entire game.

  • Achieve a camouflage index of 100%

    This trophy is missable but not as hard as it sounds. First you will need to get the Moss Camouflage (see Boss Strategies) from The End. Now in Sokrovenno North, lie prone in one of the bright dark green bits of ground to get a 100% camo index and this trophy.

  • Achieve a camouflage index of +90%

    This trophy is very simple and will probably be earned without even trying as you're traversing through water. If you're having trouble earning this trophy then see A Good Man Is Hard To Find on how to achieve an appropriate camouflage index.

  • Create the Ocelot Time Paradox

    This trophy is missable and must be done during Virtuous Mission. After the scene with Ocelot where he gets knocked out, you must kill Ocelot. You can use the knife or SVD (if you picked it up) to kill him and earn this trophy. If you are going for a no-kill run, be sure to save your game before doing this and do not retry but reload your save.

  • Poison a guard

    To poison a guard you'll need to throw a poisonous animal at any guard. To throw an animal you'll need to go into your backpack and place the animal in your inventory and then equip it. When you press , you'll throw the animal. Poisonous animals are; King Cobra, Coral Snake, Thai Cobra, Taiwanese Cobra, Poison-Dart Frog, Cobalt Blue Tarantula and Emperor Scorpion.

  • Call one Healing Radio frequency

    There are 5 healing frequencies on the radio and they can be accessed once you reclaim your gear on Virtuous Mission. Simply tune in to one of the frequencies to earn this trophy.

    See Tune-In Tokyo for a list of frequencies.

  • Call every Healing Radio frequency

    There are numerous healing frequencies on the radio depending on what difficulty you're on and they can be accessed once you reclaim your gear on Virtuous Mission. Tune in to all the frequencies to earn this trophy.

    Very Easy / Easy
    140.01
    140.52
    141.24
    142.94
    144.06
    147.08
    147.59
    149.53

    Normal
    148.39
    146.65
    148.96
    144.86
    143.32
    145.83
    142.09
    141.85

    Hard
    147.96
    141.59
    143.83
    144.25
    143.97
    146.07
    145.72

    Extreme
    146.45
    148.66
    140.16
    148.78
    142.42
    141.42
    145.18
    149.39

  • Use bees to harass an enemy

    There are two ways to do this trophy. You can shoot a beehive from a tree while an enemy is below it; or shoot a hive down, collect it and throw it at an enemy. The earliest place to do this is Dolinovodno in Virtuous Mission. When you enter the area there's a guard standing near the bridge and there's a beehive near the bridge hanging from the furthest tree. Shoot the hive down and the bees will attack the guard, giving you this trophy.

  • Blow up a munitions shed with TNT

    There are multiple munitions sheds throughout the game and all you need to do is blow up one of them; most sheds also have TNT in them making it even easier. The earliest you can do this mission is in Bolshaya Past Base; there's a munitions shed in the far north-east of the area and has TNT in it. Plant the TNT in the shed then run out and detonate it to earn this trophy.

  • Use the Fake Death pill

    This trophy can be earned from the start of Virtuous Mission. Open your inventory, highlight the Fake Death Pill and press to use it and earn this trophy. If you don't want to die, be sure to use the revive pill.

  • Catch a Tsuchinoko (mythical serpent)

    This trophy is missable. The Tsuchinoko is a reclusive snake and you can't even detect it normally, not even with thermal vision. You first need to get a few Mousetraps and then head to where Tsuchinoko's live and place the Mousetraps. You can now either wait for the Tsuchinoko to enter the trap, or leave the area and then go immediately back; it's faster to do the latter. It may take a few tries but eventually you'll find a Tsuchinoko in your mousetrap and earn this trophy.

    Tsuchinoko's can be found in the following areas; Graniny Gorki, Sokrovenno and Bolshaya Pass South. I have had the best luck with Graniny Gorki. To help expedite a Tsuchinoko being caught, you can run around and shoot (lethal weapon) all other animals in the area; if there are no other animals they won't get caught in your traps. If a different animal gets caught in your trap you'll need to reset it. To reset a trap; crawl over it like a claymore and it'll be back in your inventory to set.

    Platinum Critical Information

    To earn a face pain that's critical to earning the platinum you MUST finish the game with a Tsuchinoko in your inventory. Once you get captured, all your gear is taken away; Eva has most of it but she will not have your animals/food. Once you make it to the waterfall and receive your gear, head back outside the waterfall and search the immediate area for the Tsuchinoko. It appears as a short, fat snake; Thermal Vision helps locate it as well. Keep it with you to the end of the game and you will be rewarded with the Infinity Face Paint.

  • Find every type of camouflage

    This trophy is missable as there are numerous camouflage sets in the game with different requirements to earn. You will earn this trophy once you obtain all non-dlc camouflage sets in the game. If you missed an early camouflage you will need to play to the second infiltration of Groznyj Grad and get the Maintenance to earn this trophy.

    See Collectible Guide or the video below for more details.

  • Find every type of face paint

    This trophy is missable as there are numerous sets of face paint in the game with different requirements to earn. You will earn this trophy once you obtain all non-dlc face paint sets in the game. If you missed an early face paint you will need to play to the first infiltration of Groznyj Grad and get the Mask to earn this trophy.

    See Collectible Guide or the video below for more details.

  • Kill The End before the boss battle

    This trophy is missable as you only have one chance at this. After defeating The Pain and leaving the cave you end up in the Ponizovje area. Head north through the shallow water and when the path forks, head left (west) to Ponizovje West. There is a munitions shed in this area with a SVD rifle inside, take the rifle as it is critical for this trophy. Now head back to the area you came from, save your game and take the other path to Ponizovje Warehouse Docks. You get a cutscene upon entering the area and The End is here as well. Once the cutscene is over, equip the SVD and zoom in on the guard escorting The End. Take him out and then shoot The End as fast as you can. He takes quite a few bullets to put down and will try to escape but if you shoot fast enough his wheelchair will explode and you'll earn this trophy. If you have yet to kill The End you will also earn The End. Killing him this way also counts as a kill, so reload your save if you are attempting a no-kill run.

  • Sneak up on The End and hold him up

    This trophy is missable as it is only possible during The End's boss battle; if you don't kill him earlier or force him to die of old age. Sneaking up on him is not as hard as it may seem, it just requires being in the right place at the right time.

    See Boss Strategies or the video below for additional information.

  • Obtain title of MARKHOR

    This trophy is missable and is very easy to miss. To earn the title MARKHOR you must collect all 48 different types of animal and plant life. That is all Snakes, Birds, Fruit, Mushrooms, Fish, Frogs and various other non-specific flora/fauna. You do not need to eat, just hold all 48 items in your inventory at least once in a single playthrough. If you have done so, you will earn this trophy at the score screen.

    See Collectibles Guide or the video below for more details.

  • Find all 64 Kerotans

    This trophy is missable and is very easy to miss. Throughout the game there are 64 Kerotans, almost one in every area of the game. Five are during the Virtuous Mission while the other 59 are during Operation Snake Eater. To "find" the Kerotan you must attack it; shoot it with a weapon (lethal or non-lethal) or hit it with a melee attack. When hit it will make a weird noise for a few seconds to indicate you have successfully "found" it. Find all 64 Kerotans in a single playthrough to earn this trophy and the Stealth camouflage at the score screen.

    Kerotan Location Video

  • Finish the game on any difficulty

    This trophy is pretty straight forward with its wording. Simply beat the game from the start of Virtuous Mission all the way through the credits to the Score Screen and you will earn this trophy.

  • Finish game without killing anyone

    This trophy is not as hard as it sounds. If you play on Very Easy mode; not only will enemies be weak but you will also have the EZ Gun which acts as a tranquilizer and has infinite ammo. The killing only refers to enemies, you are free to kill as many animals as you want. Enemy attack dogs DO count as a kill though, so you must subdue them by non-lethal means. You must also use non-lethal means to deplete the stamina gauge of every boss to achieve this trophy. If you make it through the entire game without a single kill you will earn this trophy at the score screen. Near the end of the game during the motorcycle chase sequence, you may be worried that tranquilizing the guards and watching them wipe out hard will kill them; it won't.

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