Section 01. Overview
- Estimated Trophy Difficulty: 5.0 (Estimated for now)
- Offline Trophies: 46 (37, 8, 1)
- Online Trophies: 4 (2, 1, 1)
- Approximate time to /100%: 80+ Hours
- Minimum Number of Playthroughs Needed: 1+ (Game is open ended and will require numerous playthroughs of various missions)
- Number of Missable Trophies: 0
- Glitched Trophies: None
- Does difficulty affect trophies: No
- Do cheat codes disable trophies: No
Section 02. Introduction
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD is an upscale from the game that came out in 2010 on the PSP. Peace Walker HD is also only available on the NA and EU version of the game, the JP version came with the original Metal Gear Solid instead. Being a port of a PSP game there are a number of things that are different from the main Metal Gear Solid games. The two big ones are the controls are slightly different and the other is that the entire game is open ended and mission based. Earning the platinum trophy isn't difficult but will require dedication and a time commitment.
Section 2.1 - What you need to understand
You will need to collect staff for your base with high ranking skills. They are paramount to earning your platinum as they allow the creation of gear and will perform combat in the OUTER OPS. The most frustrating part of this is to get the highest ranking staff you'll need to complete some of the most difficult missions (5 red skulls), these missions will also be required to obtain the gear that's paramount to earning all S Ranks. Lastly you can play through most of the missions (MAIN/EXTRA OPS) with up to 3 other people to gain camaraderie, however doing so will make the missions more difficult with each partner you bring in.
WARNING: For you veterans out there who played a lot or even mastered this game on the PSP I have some bad news for you. You may have noticed the game will let you transfer data from your PSP; you cannot earn trophies on a file you started on your PSP. You can start a file on the PS3 and transfer it to the PSP, then transfer the file back and earn trophies for whatever actions you performed on the PSP. However there is a chance the game may not give you the trophies for your actions on the PSP, so I would advise to play the game in its entirety on the PS3.
Section 03. Walkthrough
The way this game is setup there is no real way to do a walkthrough. Once you clear all the MAIN OPS there's only the OUTER OPS and EXTRA OPS. Both mission sets unlock as you progress through the MAIN OPS and their own separate missions but unlike the MAIN OPS they do not unlock in numerical order. The biggest problem is the game requiring you to go through some of the toughest fights with less than ideal gear.
Section 3.1 - MAIN OPS / Initial Playthrough
This will be going through the MAIN OPS and whatever EXTRA OPS you feel like doing. You'll have a few vehicle battles and fight the first incarnation of all the AI weapons and finish up the story. This is only the beginning of your road to the platinum. You can play most of the missions online to get a jump start on the trophy that requires gaining camaraderie.
An Army Without Borders
A Country Without An Army
The Phantom Hero
A Nation Reborn
The Illusion of Peace
Section 3.2 - EXTRA OPS / Force Build Up
This will be going through the EXTRA OPS and bolstering your forces. You'll need to start working on the EXTRA OPS and collecting talented staff members; you should also have strong enough staff to start working on the OUTER OPS missions as well. This is where most of your time will be spent, grinding missions over and over to get staff and going through all the missions to unlock the gear you will need to make the S Rank on missions. Keep in mind you can work together with a partner through co-op to gain camaraderie as you do this.
Fulton Recovery Veteran
CQC Six Shot
Leap of Faith
I feel... safe
OUTER OPS Sortie
That Looks Tasty!
You have far too many Game Overs
Don't you have anything else to do with your time?
I'm dead serious
You're pretty good
Special Staff Recruiter
Gives me infinite ammo
Section 3.3 - MAIN/EXTRA OPS S-Rank
This will be the result of all the effort you put into the previous step. When you have the sufficient gear and skill you'll want to S-Rank all 32 MAIN OPS and all 128 EXTRA OPS. When this is over you'll be almost done and with most of the game behind you. You can also team up for these trophies to work towards your camaraderie score, just remember it will make the mission harder.
MAIN OPS All Rank A
EXTRA OPS All Cleared
EXTRA OPS All Rank A
MAIN OPS All Rank S
EXTRA OPS All Rank S
Section 3.4 - Online Trophies
Earning the few online trophies will not take long compared to the time you spent building your forces. The longest will just be earning 20,000 camaraderie if you have yet to do it while playing the missions.
VERSUS OPS All Rules
Section 3.5 - Cleanup
If there's anything you missed or still need to accomplish now is the time to do it. By the time you earn an S-Rank in all the missions there isn't much to do and so any cleanup you may need to do should be short. If there's nothing to clean up then you'll have a new shiny platinum in your collection.
[PS3T Would Like to Thank Kheapathic for this Roadmap]