- Estimated trophy difficulty: 4/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 51 (42, 5, 3, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 10-15hrs (Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1*
- Number of missable trophies: There are 18 trophies which are unmissable, see the note below.
- Glitched trophies: Yes, 3 directly - Combo Specialist in a bad way and Speed Demon and Be gentle with her in a good way, and a bunch indirectly. See the Introduction for more info.
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No
- Do trophies stack?: No
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: There are no cheats but there is an exploit you can use that doesn't disable any trophies, see the Road Map and Guide for details.
*The number of playthroughs required would ordinarily be 1 or even 2 but there is a confirmed and helpful glitch you can use to your advantage and obtain the time/limited death trophies, by effectively resetting the stats to zero whilst retaining your saved game progress. This will be mentioned in the Road Map itself.
**If you wish to utilise this helpful glitch and have a PS+ subscription then don't forget to turn off the auto-install feature, because this will ensure that you are not prevented from running the 1.00 version of this game. Also it has been confirmed that this glitch works with the disc version ONLY, the digital version of the game comes pre-patched and therefore renders the glitch redundant**
Technically the majority of trophies are missable, this is because there is no 'Free Roam' upon completion. As such, each trophy should be considered as missable unless is it specified that it is unmissable. Careful review of the Road Map will ensure you don't miss any.
Welcome to Prince of Persia, a 2008 reboot of the 1989 original game which has had a full overhaul for release on modern systems. Keeping to true to the elements that make Prince of Persia what it is, you are taken on a mystical journey of platforming combat as you embark on overcoming an evil which has taken over the land. As far as trophies go, there is plenty variation to keep it fresh and varied but nothing too strenuous to push the difficulty beyond the casual gamer. Unfortunately, the game has a few issues with glitches and I would urge you to plan your playthrough carefully to minimise the risks by first consulting the Game Glitches FAQ found HERE for more info.
Good luck with the Platinum and I hope you enjoy the Guide.
Step 1: Story Progression up to Final Boss
Before doing anything, you should know what the Patch 1.01 glitch is and how to use it. This will save a full or partial playthrough and virtually guarantee the restriction based trophies. All that's required is simply that you do not install patch 1.01 upon inserting the disc or firing up the game from the XMB until the last possible opportunity (i.e. before the last boss fight). Play the game on version 1.00 until you defeat the last sub boss and heal the last fertile ground. Once installed, the stats that track your playing time and how many times Elika saves you are reset to zero but your Light Seed collection and game progress are all retained!
Now, despite the fact most trophies are missable, most of the trophies will unlock by simply progressing through the story if you play with the trophy objectives in mind. To a certain degree you are free to choose whichever path you prefer to reach the final boss encounter however you please but note that there is no 'Free Roam' once the game is over so you need to ensure you obtain all trophies which are not related to game completion before you enter the Temple for the last time, see Final Healing for more info. In order to ensure you don't have too much farming/backtracking to do once you reach this point, try and obtain combat and collectible based trophies as you go but farm whatever is left. At the end of this step you should check your trophy list.
The following trophies should be the only ones remaining to unlock:
Be gentle with her
Light Seeds Master
From Darkness... Light!
To be continued...
and possibly Combo Specialist , more on this in Step 3.
Once your list matches the one above, teleport to the Temple but do not head to the entrance. This is where you will save and exit the game then restart and finally install Patch 1.01.
Step 2: Final Boss Fight/Game Completion
Provided the Combo Specialist trophy has unlocked for you, this will be your final action. The final boss fight is pretty easy and with the stats now reset on deaths and playing time, you can get away with messing up, just not on a ridiculous scale. Be careful after the boss fight to ensure you unlock the missable trophy Precious Time and simply play out the final scenes to obtain the remaining trophies. It should be noted that Speed Demon and Be gentle with her only pop after the credits have rolled so be patient for those ones.
Step 3: Combo Specialist
With a bit of luck and a good deal of careful planning and execution, you wont need this step but unfortunately there are a host of players who have reported problems with this trophy not unlocking. More detail on this can be found in the trophy description but if nothing works during your previous playthrough then you need to start a New Game and basically farm the combos on a single enemy. This is a last resort and should not be necessary but again, this is just to cover all eventualities.
[PST Would Like To Thank smartbomb for this Road Map]
The epilogue has some slightly more difficult and longer platforming sections than the rest of the game. It's possible to do this in one play through. The Epilogue isn't so long that you can't get the speed run trophy. You can get the speed run, "Born Dead," and all the Frescos in one play through, but you'll be cutting it pretty close. I'll post both methods and you can choose whichever you want. I did it in two playthroughs. My second time through was to collect all of the Frescos and my final time was about 1 hour, 45 minutes (although, keep in mind that I knew exactly how to do everything and what to expect). Not collecting the Frescos my first time, was about 1 hour, 20 minutes.
The first method would be to try to get everything in one play through. If you want to try this, you'll have to save quite a bit for three different trophies. I'd recommend that you save after every long platforming section. The first of three is "Born Dead." There are seven soldiers in the Epilogue that you will have to kill before they spawn. If you don't get to the spawning soldier quick enough or fall on the way to the soldier, reload and try again. Most of them are pretty easy, but there are a couple of difficult soldiers to get to. The second trophy is "I Need a Hand or Twenty." This is the same as "Be Gentle With Her" from the main list, but you have 20 to work with instead of 100. The third is "No Time to Waste." Again, it's like "Speed Demon" from the main list. Save a lot for those three, follow the video posted in the guide for the Frescos, and the rest of the trophies will come by playing through the DLC.
The other method is to break it up into two playthroughs. The first play through, you can either go for the speed run/less than 20 deaths or go for the Frescos/soldiers. The Frescos and killing the soldiers are the part of the Epilogue that will take the most time, so combining them with the speed run could be more difficult. For both playthroughs, make sure that you save a lot for "I Need a Hand or Twenty" and "Born Dead."
[PST Would Like To Thank olsen77 for this Road Map]