Estimate difficulty: 4/10
Approximate time: 20-25 Hours
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1-2 dynasty modes, 2-3 play now matches, 75+ online ranked games
Glitched trophies: 0
Cheats disable trophies: NA
Difficulty affect trophies: Most require playing at All-Conference or All-American difficulty
Gym Rat- Dimitri31pl
Trophy Breakdown: 2 11 7 1
When you load the game for the first time, you are Blake Griffin in the outdoor basketball court, this is a great chance go for the "Show-Off" trophy. Once you have the trophy, press and head to MY NCAA > SETTINGS> GAMEPLAY SETTINGS
In Gameplay settings you are going to change sliders for USER and CPU to make collecting trophies easier. From the gameplay settings menu you have the option of changing gameplay settings and global settings by:
/ Gameplay settings / Global Settings
The following settings and rules should be used unless otherwise stated/needed:
Game half 2 minutes
Difficulty: All- Conference
Set all "Rules" to off as it easier to run the clock out such as for "40-Minute All-American"
To make things easier, you want to make sure that all user sliders are hard/full white to the right so that it is easier to reach goals when playing at All-Conference or All-American difficulty.
Again to make things easier on yourself, you want to make sure that CPU slider are hard/blank to the left so that it is easier to reach goals when playing at All-Conference or All-American difficulty
This is where you want to go to player creation and edit a school with 5-6 freshman or sophomores on the team toan overall of 99. You don't have to save your new rosters if you are going to play straight through step 3 into step 4, but if you are not then I recommend you save your rosters.
From the main menu you want to go to PLAY NOW. Your first play now game you want to go for "Buzzer Beater." Choose any two teams you want to use and just make sure difficulty is set to All-Conference and don't score. Hold on to the ball till there is 1 second left in regulation and then shoot the ball. If the shoot goes in and there is no time left on the clock, then you will get "Buzzer Beater." Even if you go to overtime, it is ok as long as the shot is a game winning buzzer beater the trophy will appear.
Now you want to play your second play now match, and this match you are going for "All-American", "Lethal Weapon Three", and "Upset City" Make sure you play as a C or lower school against an A school, difficulty is set to All-American, and half length is 20 minutes.
Now you want to go and do all the pre-season tournaments. To access all tournaments from the main menu go to GAME MODES> TOURNAMENTS> PRE-SEASON TOURNAMENTS. Then you can select one of the pre-season tournaments, though will have to play each one once. You can select each team as being user controlled, then just sim each round until the championship game. Make sure you PLAY the championship game as either squad, your choice, and all that matters is the squad you pick wins. When at the team hub page, do not select tip off yet, instead select gameplay settings. Change half length to 2 minutes and difficulty to All-Conference and then select tip off to play.
Trophy will pop at the end of the game and do this for all the pre-season tournaments: "MAUI Invitational", "Old Spice Classic", "Anaheim Classic", "Puerto Rico Tip-Off", and "NIT® Season Tip-Off."
Go and create a new dynasty mode. Pick the team you edited with 5-6 players of 99 and make sure you are in your first year. MAKE SURE you win all home games to unlock "Perfect at Home" and you win at least 30 games. When the season is over and you are taken to the off-season mode, the "Perfect at Home" trophy will pop up. Then in Year 2, make sure you win at least 30 games and do that again in Year 3. After year 3 during the off-season mode, the "Move Over, Duke!" trophy will pop up. Now comes the tedious part and that is just to sim the remaining 27 years of your dynasty to unlock "Hardcore." It doesn't matter if you win any games in the last 27 years of your dynasty as now all you need to do is complete all 30 years of the dynasty.
*Also during this time you can go for "Diaper Dandy" by trying to sign a McDonald's All-American recruit to your school. I suggest doing this if your first three years of your dynasty. You will recruit the player during the season and if you get a verbal commitment from the player, then you will be able to sign the recruit in the off-season during signing week and "Diaper Dandy" will appear.
Now comes the fun part and going after the online trophies. First I suggest you go after "I Can Win With Anyone!" as all you need to do is play five ranked matches with five different teams and WIN THOSE GAMES, BUT NOT BY DNF AS THOSE WINS DO NOT COUNT. Second, go ahead and play 75 ranked matches as you don't need to win those games just play them. You can quit after the in the 1st half at the 7:59 mark for it to count as a ranked game, but be careful as your DNF will rise and others may not want to play you. Lastly, go for the "Spoiler" trophy. This is difficult as you need to play a ranked match against someone who is five ranks higher than you and win but again DNF win does not count.
**How to Boost Online
When in your player hub online, go to address book and select your boosting partner and invite him/her to a game. When you invite your boosting partner to a game, make sure it is a ranked game for it to count.
Clean up time, basically go back and collect any trophies you may have missed. This is also the time to get the two easy bronze trophies if you didn't get them already by viewing the credits and viewing your online stats in your player hub.