Estimate difficulty: 7.5/10
Offline: 41 (34 4 3)
Online: 8 (7 1) Requires access to the 2K servers
Approximate time to platinum: 500+ Hours
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 4+ Seasons of My Player, 1 Season of Creating a Legend, 1 Season of offline Association, 15 NBA's Greatest challenges, 10+ Online versus games, 1 Season online of Association, 1 online team-up game, numerous play now games.
Missable trophies: 1, Dawn of an Era
Glitched trophies: None
Cheats disable trophies: N/A
Difficulty affect trophies: Yes, G Prime requires you play on Hall of Fame difficulty, and MyPlayers trophies require you play at least on Pro difficulty.
All Non-Simulated Game trophies can be attained by using two controllers and using moving sliders in your favor.
Trophy Breakdown: 41 5 3 1
Do you love to play basketball? If so, welcome to 2K Sports annual edition of the number one selling NBA video game NBA2K12. Last year, you got to play as Michael Jordan and relive some of his classic moments, but this year 2K has up it a notch with the addition of some of the greatest NBA stars to ever play the game from Dr. J, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and many others. This year's edition, just like NBA2K11, puts a great emphasis on creating your very own player and controlling your player as you work your way as a can't miss prospect to becoming a Hall of Famer through the improved My Player mode. Following the road map and trophy guide below should help you The Whole Shebang
When you first start up the game, you are given the opportunity to create your own My2K account. Simply follow the directions and A 2K to Call My Own will pop.
First you are going to want to create/join an Association Online to unlock Not Your Father’s Association. If you create an Association online, make sure to set the difficulty to rookie, each playoff round to one game, quarter length to 1 minute, and season length to 14 games. Win the league to unlock Don't Hate the Player. This step is suggested early because if you choose to create your own association, there's a time you must wait before being able to play as well as time that must you must wait for the computer to finish simulate unfinished games and allow the association to progress to the playoffs. This means you can do other trophies while you wait for the league to start or finish.
Under the fastest simulating (where 3 hours = 1 day), and including the 6 hour wait before an association starts, the total wait time is 513 hours.
If you are going to play against the CPU and want to help in making getting the Non-Simulated game and the 15 NBA's Greatest challenge trophies easier, then it is best to now go and edit game sliders. From the Main Menu > Options > My NBA > Game Sliders. Here you are going make all USER Settings for Offense, Defense, and Attributes to 100. Change all CPU settings for Offense, Defense, and Attribute to 0 along with Fouls for Shooting foul frequency to 100 to help with 4-Point Line. When you exit game sliders by pressing , the game game should save. If the game doesn't save, then Main Menu > Options > Load/Save > save Game sliders. You MAY need to load sliders each time you start up the game.
All Non-Simulated game trophies can easily be attained by adjusting gameplay settings to favor the user to 100 and the CPU to 0. You MUST have the quarter length be at least 5 minutes to earn trophies. If you are struggling even with adjusted sliders, then you can use an extra controller to control the opposing team. Some Non-Simulated game trophies will require you to change other gameplay settings such as 4-Point Line to increase shooting foul frequency to 100. Be sure to play at least one game with Oklahoma City Thunder and score 48 points with Kevin Durant to unlock G Performance, when going for other Non-Simulated trophies. All Non-Simulated trophies should take you no more 2 games to earn, and after two games you should earned:Buzzer Beater, Trip-Dub, Dub-Dub, Five by Five, It's Raining, Block Party, Men of Steal, Swat and Swipe, Smothering, Giveth and Taketh Away, Hold the Fat Lady. Wire to Wire, 4-Point Line, G Prime, The Closer, G Performance, and G Recovery.
There 15 memorable games to play featuring some of the greatest players to grace the game of basketball. All you have to do is win each game. By the time you finished all 15, you will have unlocked Made My Name, Left my Mark, and Wrote My Legend.
You can earn these trophies by playing 1 minute quarters if you want these trophies quickly. To do so go to Main Menu > Options > My NBA > Gameplay > Quarter Length
There are 3 offline The Association mode trophies. All three of these trophies require you to actually play a majority of games. It is best to pick a really strong team, or a team you’re comfortable with. If you want an easier time with this mode, then you can edit the chosen team so that every player has a 99 rating.Streaking requires you have to win 5 games in a row that you play. For Home Court you have to play at least 30 games and you have to play the game that clinches you the best record. Finally play and win every playoff game to unlock Ticker Tape.
Time for some more online play. This time you are going after both the Versus and Team-up trophies. First, in the online main menu select the second option “Quick Team Up Match”. Select this option and wait for the server to find 10 people. They will put everyone into a match, with each person controlling a specific player. Finish the game, win or lose, and the The Sum of Its Parts is yours.
Second, you will be trying to obtain 5 straight Versus wins and 10 overall wins. To access online play head from the Main Menu > Online. Select Quick Match and you will be matched up with another user. You should have the following unlocked: This One Counts, Back to Back to Back, You're Officially Hot, Lincoln, and Hamilton.
From the main menu you want to go to My Player and create your player you will use to accomplish all the My Player trophies: Dawn of an Era, Money Bags, Check!, Come Fly with Me, NBA Cares, My Player of the Game, My Every Day Player, I'm Worth It, My Big Eight-O, My All-Star, and Immortality. You are forced to play on Pro difficulty with no custom sliders. In the games you play, the game will give you a goal to accomplish (1 offensive, 1 defensive, and average a certain teammate grade). Being successful in goals will give you key skill points to use on your player. If you play in a "Key Game" then all "Key Game" goals are doubled. There will be many games you need to play called "Key Games," which are if you're in a MVP race with a group of players, chance at improving your shot at winning your division, playoff race, key game against your rival, and playing against a top player at your position.
I suggest you play your first two-three seasons to increase your overall abilities with only a little bit of simming as you will want a chance to sign a multiyear contract worth at least 10 million a year to earn I'm Worth It. In games you sim, you earn less skill points and games you play you can earn a multitude of skill points. If you sim, there are times when the game will stop simming, and make you play a Key Game. You CANNOT sim Key Games.
Throughout your My Player career you will need to meet 10 of the 15 career goals. Then once you have met these goals, go to career decisions and retire and you will enter the Hall of Fame to unlock Immortality. This will take you at least 4 seasons. Expect all My Player trophies to be very time consuming.
Also, when purchasing the Michael Jordan dunk package (for Come Fly With Me) or the donation for NBA Cares, you can turn autosave off, purchase the item, get the trophy, and quit and return to your career afterwards. You will retain the trophy and the money
From the Main Menu > Game Modes > NBA: Creating A Legend (CAL). CAL is just like MyPlayer just this time you are using an actual NBA Player. Best to edit a player like Lebron James to overall 99 and use him. The goal here is become MVP to unlock Shooting Star. Using the information under Shooting Star in the trophy guide will help you to play the least amount of games (though you will need to play Key Games) and you should win MVP your first season easily.
Time for clean-up. Now is the time to go after any trophies you have missed such as Buzzer Beater or Sprite Slam Cam. This is also the time to get the miscellaneous trophies out of the way such as It's Better to Give, Hey Mr. DJ, and Another Day, Another Win as most these trophies can be access from the Main Menu > Features > and select the corresponding menu.
[PST Would Like to Thank diabolix and TheDoc87 for this Roadmap]
Legands Showcase DLC:
Estimate difficulty: 2/10
Offline: 9 (8 1 )
Approximate time: 4-5 hours
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 2-on-2 Teammate Challenge (14 games), 1 3-on-3 Challenge (11 games), 2 H-O-R-S-E games, 1 Pick-Up game, and 1 game of 21.
Glitched trophies: None.
Cheats disable trophies: N/A
Difficulty affect trophies: N/A
*DLC costs 9.99 from the store*
NBA2K12 Legends Showcase DLC takes place in Ney York City's time square. Here you will get play with a variety of NBA legends from the from the 1960's to current players. Take over Time Square in the unique single player modes where you can play with Michal Jordan and Scottie Pippen or other great NBA duo's to take on the NBA's best duos in the Teammate Challenge, or play with Bill Russell, Jerry West, and Oscar Robertson to take on the NBA's best threesomes from each era. This DLC also includes everyone's favorite playground games of H-O-R-S-E, and 21. Following the roadmap and guide below will help you earn all nine trophies on NBA2K12's Legends Showcase DLC.
From the main menu of the Legends Showcase, select 2-on-2 Teammate Challenge. Here you will select a legendary NBA duo such as Larry Bird and Kevin McHale of the Boston Celtics to take on a multitude of the NBA's best duo's. You will want to win every duo matchup to unlock Ultimate Teammates along with one time holding your opponents scoreless to unlock Pitching a Shutout.
From the main menu of the Legends Showcase, select 3-on-3 Era Challenge. Here you will take on the NBA's best threesomes from each era. You will want to use one of the 1960's era teams to win the Era Challenge to unlock Old School, and one game score all your points from behind the 3 point line to unlock Bombs Away.
From the main menu of the Legends Showcase, select Pick Up game. Create a 1-on-1 Pick Up between your MyPlayer and Michael Jordan. Beat Michael Jordan in a game of 21 to unlock G.O.A.T.
From the main menu of the Legends Showcase, select H-O-R-S-E. Here you will play at most two games of H-O-R-S-E. In one game, make a 2 ball shot and a shot off the tall building to unlock Two Balls are Better Than One and High Riser. In another game, win a game of H-O-R-S-E against 3 opponents without getting a letter to unlock Trick Shot Master.
From the main menu of the Legends Showcase, select a game of 21. Play a game of 21 against 3 opponents and win the game by not allowing the other 3 opponents to score to unlock Blackjack.
[PST Would Like to Thank TheDoc87 for this Roadmap]