+ Estimated Trophy Difficulty: 3.5/10
+ Offline: 26 10 , 4 , 1
+ Online: None
+ Approximate Time To Platinum: 7-10 Hours
+ Minimum Number Of Playthroughs Needed: One Story Playthrough & A Few Playthroughs Of The Challenge Arenas
+ Missable Trophies: Power Boost, Got Walkthrough?, Stay Dry, Untouchable, Invincible
+ Glitched Trophies: None
Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is an action adventure game all rolled into one. This latest one in the series goes back 7 years and actually takes place between the Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time game & Prince Of Persia: Warrior Within. Because this one has gone back it has so to speak ‘returned to its roots’, but this game offers a lot more than that. Along with the exciting wall runs, daring jumps and of course the ability to rewind time, the prince gains new powers to play around with throughout the course of the game.
The story is pretty simple and once again revolves around a sand army and a couple of bad ass bosses. The prince travels to his brother Malik’s kingdom to find that it is being overrun by an army. In an attempt to stop this army his brother releases the sands of time. (That is all of the story you are getting from me )
The trophies related to this game are very simple. There is a nice variety of trophies to attempt though, such things as killing enemies, performing moves on enemies, performing stunts, collecting items, upgrading the princes abilities & of course trophies for completing the story. The platinum should take you no longer than 10 hours, but that is no reason to ignore the game if you are looking for something more worthy of your money. It is very enjoyable, entertaining & if you are a fan of the series then this is a must buy.
Step 1: Starting The Game
Let’s get the most stupid trophy out of the way here why don’t we. There is one trophy related to the difficulty you choose. This trophy requires you to start the game on the hardest setting which is ‘normal’ & lower the difficulty down to ‘easy’. So just start the game and access the difficulty menu by pressing , change the difficulty and this trophy will pop.
I now recommend you restart the game to play on the normal difficulty. This is because the easy difficulty presents no challenge and therefore you wouldn’t enjoy the game as much.
Please see the ‘Our Little Secret’ trophy below for more information.
Step 2: Completing The Game & Missable Trophies
Fairly obvious step here, complete the game. Remember difficulty doesn’t matter, so play on whichever one you prefer. If you are on normal and it is too hard for you then don’t hesitate to lower the difficulty to easy.
I recommend you go for the platinum in one playthrough because it is very easy to do. Therefore please recognise that there are 5 trophies that can be missed throughout the course of the game, they are:
Power Boost – Collectible Based
Got Walkthrough? – Collectible Based
Stay Dry – Stunt Based
Untouchable – Boss Battle Based
Invincible – Boss Battle Based
Just check my trophy guide below to find each of the trophies, the descriptions should explain everything you need to know - where the trophies can be obtained through the story, how to get them & also a guide for the collectible based ones.
Step 3: Collectibles
These trophies deserve a step to themselves, just because these can be very annoying to find all by yourself. There are 21 sarcophagi that can be found in the game, please check the guide for more information on the two trophies ‘Power Boost’ & ‘Got Walkthrough?’.
Please note that if you miss just one then you will have to restart the story again to go back and collect that one you missed. Any previous ones collected won’t need to be found again.
Step 4: Enemy Tides Challenge / Time Limit Challenge / Gaining XP For Upgrades
Once you have completed the main game you will unlock the ‘Enemy Tides Challenge’ which can be accessed from the main menu. This contains 8 waves of enemies which you are required to try and beat as quickly as you can.
Alternatively you can go to extras in the main menu & log into a thing called ‘Uplay’. This allows you to buy content using points you have earned through this game and other games, Assassins Creed 2 for example.
From the Uplay menu, go left to ‘Win’ & down to ‘Rewards’. From there you can unlock another challenge arena, this one is a time trial one. I recommend you use this one for grinding that last little bit of XP needed to upgrade your abilities. There are much more enemies to be killed in this arena than the normal one. Because there are more enemies there will be more xp available & this will cut down on the amount of grinding you have to do.
See the ‘Completist’ trophy in my guide below for a lot more information on upgrades.
Please note that any stunt trophies/kill trophies can be obtained whilst playing through these challenge modes.
Step 5: Replaying (May Not Be Needed)
This step refers to playing through the game again if needed, hopefully you would of went for the platinum on your first playthrough so just ignore this step if you did. This will only need to be followed if you missed any of the 5 missable trophies. See ‘Step 2’ above for information on the missable trophies and see them individually below in my guide.
[PST Would Like to Thank Rockets88 for this Road Map]