Estimated Platinum Difficulty: 5.5/10
Offline Trophies: 51 (38, 11, 1, 1)
Online Trophies: 0 (While there are no online specific trophies, all trophies can be achieved in a co-op game.)
Estimated Time to Platinum: 30+ Hours
Minimum Playthroughs Required: 2 (3 recommended)
Missable Trophies: None (Chapter Select)
Glitched Trophies: None
Does Difficulty Affect Trophies?: Yes. There are four difficulty trophies.
Do Difficulty Trophies Stack?: Yes
Step One - Amateur Playthrough (Optional)
Completing the game on amateur first is entirely optional as all difficulty trophies stack. If you're feeling braver or want to achieve the platinum in two playthroughs instead, you can attempt this step on veteran instead. Lesser skilled players will want to play through amateur first and then attempt veteran once you have unlocked unlimited ammo.
During the course of the game you may come across cases, sparkling objects and chests. These contain weapons, treasures and gold respectively. Make sure to collect them to reduce your workload later on. Every time your partner heals you or you request an item, make sure to press to build progress towards Who Do You Trust? It is very unlikely that you'll unlock it during this playthrough, but you'll be well on your way.
There are four chapter specific trophies in the game. Some may come naturally, while others will take more effort. These are as follows:
- Drive By - Kill one of the truck drivers in 2-3
- Heart Stopper - Knock a Licker on it's back and complete the QTE in 5-1, 5-2 or 5-3.
- Masters of Removing - Remove the device in the second boss fight of 5-3 while she is standing.
The fourth trophy, Bad Blood, which can also be obtained in 5-3 is best left until you acquire the infinite rocket launcher. As always, refer to their trophy descriptions for more information on obtaining them.
Completing the game will net you a minimum of 17 trophies, one for beating each chapter and completing the game on amateur. You will likely have unlocked a few more basic trophies without trying such as 20 headshots, 20 melee kills, saving your partner 10 times and killing multiple enemies with explosions. This should put you at roughly half way towards the Platinum.
After completing the game, you'll want to focus on getting your overall completion time down to five hours or below to unlock the infinite rocket launcher. Beating the game will also enable you to use infinite ammo on any weapon that you have fully upgraded. Refer to War Hero for more information and tips about infinite ammo and the infinite rocket launcher.
Step Two - Veteran Playthrough
Note: If you choose to start the game on Veteran, please refer to step one for instructions on tackling this playthrough.
On veteran difficulty, a few hits will put you in dying status, however, your new infinite arsenal should eradicate this problem. If you find yourself taking too much damage from gunfire especially, pick up a bulletproof vest from the store for $10,000. As with the first playthrough, remember to press whenever your partner heals you or you request a weapon. You should unlock Who Do You Trust? and Lifeguard early on.
During 5-3, make sure to take your infinite rocket launcher as it will make one trophy far easier. Firing at the boss two times in quick succession while he has your back to you will earn you the Bad Blood trophy. After completion of this playthrough, you'll unlock professional difficulty. You should now have around 70% of the trophies.
Step Three - Professional Playthrough
On Professional, every shot counts! One hit from most enemies can send you into dying status. Infinite ammo is essential to survive. Stay close to your partner at all times as you will both bleed out in mere seconds and the AI will be too slow to reach you otherwise. Chapters 2-3 and 5-3 are the most brutal and can make or break your run. Once you've made it past them, it'll be smooth sailing to the end. For tips on making it through Professional, refer to the strategies underneath each chapter and War Hero. The Platinum is almost yours now.
Step Four - Collectibles
There are 107 collectibles in the game in the form of Weapons, BSAA Emblems and Treasures. I've created a separate thread detailing all the details and locations you'll need to know here. As well as collecting all weapons, you'll also have to fully upgrade each one apart from explosives and the launchers. Even if you play through the game four times you will not have nearly enough money, you have no choice but to grind it out. There are three good ways where this can be done listed under Take it to the Max. Pick a strategy that suits you or mix and match.
After obtaining all emblems, you'll be able to unlock a further two trophies via purchases at the bonus features menu; All Dressed Up and They're ACTION Figures! For the latter you will also need an S rank in each chapter. Information about obtaining S ranks can be found under it's trophy description.
Step Five - Clean Up
The Platinum is on the horizon now. Deflecting a bow arrow, killing a jumping majini with a headshot, performing the maximum amount of combo's and perhaps the kill x amount of enemies with certain weapons should be your only remaining trophies. Refer to each of their trophy descriptions for strategies and in most cases a video guide too. Congratulations on your Platinum!
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Versus Pack DLC:
The Versus DLC of Resident Evil 5 introduces a competitive online component to the title and includes four game modes as well as a range of unlockable characters, all of which can be played on a variety of maps from the story missions.
- Estimated Trophy Difficulty: 4/10
- Offline: None
- Online: 7 3
- Approximate Time To Complete: 25-35 hours
- Minimum Number of Playthroughs Required: N/A
- Missable Trophies: None
- Difficulty Affects Trophies: No
- Glitched Trophies: None
All of these trophies must be earned online and you will need a partner in order to obtain four of them. Most are simply time-consuming rather than difficult however there are a few which may give you a few problems, the details of which are listed below in the trophy guide. Because this is an online DLC, there isn’t really a set way of approaching it so you can obtain these trophies in any order that you wish.
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Lost In Nightmares DLC:
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 4/10
- Offline Trophies: 5
- Online Trophies: No but trophies can be boosted.
- Estimated Time To 100%: 2-5 hours
- Minimum Number Of Playthroughs Needed: 2 (however 3 is strongly recommended)
- Number Of Missable Trophies: None
- Difficulty Affect Trophies?: Yes, the trophy Night Terrors requires the player to finish the story on Professional Mode.
- Do Cheat Codes Disable Trophies?: No known cheat codes.
Important Links Used In The Guide:
Soon after Resident Evil's début onto the PS3 with Resident Evil 5, two DLC chapters were released for purchase on PSN - Desperate Escape; a chapter explaining what happens to Jill Valentine during Resident Evil 5's climax, and Lost In Nightmares; a chapter explaining what happened to Jill Valentine when she disappeared a few years before the story of Resident Evil 5, as well as detailing previously unexplained plot points in this sequel to the franchise.
If you purchased Resident Evil: Gold Edition or Resident Evil: Move Edition, you will get both DLC chapters for free. For Lost In Nightmares, you must finish Chapter 3-1 and it should unlock. For Desperate Escape, you must finish the game and it should unlock.
Lost In Nightmares will feel like a trip down memory lane for most long-time fans, as it focuses heavily on puzzles and horror elements, with many references and locations which will be reminiscent of the original Resident Evil. It's much easier than Desperate Escape trophy wise and can be completed in a much shorter time. In regards to the trophies; they hold little challenge and boosting can tone everything down, so you should find no trouble as long as you follow the guide.
Important note before you begin:
Something worth noting about Lost In Nightmares is there seems to be a difference between the Gold and Move editions of Resident Evil 5. If you have the Gold Edition, Jill is unlocked from the get-go and you can earn the Wish Upon a Star trophy in your first playthrough. However, with the Move edition, you unlock Jill after clearing the mini-story once. So, if you have the Move edition, collect all eighteen BSAA Stars in your Professional mode run (Step II).
I - Play through for the first time on Veteran Mode, collecting all BSAA Stars
Play through the story of Lost In Nightmares and enjoy it! Although pretty short, it packs a bunch of content into the time you play it, and the replay value is very high. You'll need to complete Lost In Nightmares on Professional Mode for a trophy sooner or later and Professional Mode is only unlocked by completing the scenario on Veteran Mode. To save yourself a playthrough, pick Veteran Mode for your first playthrough.
Something worth noting is that Lost In Nightmares has collectibles and you must collect all of them for one of the five trophies that accompanies this DLC chapter. There are 18 collectibles in total; so it would be good to just deal with that trophy now. Locations and further details all detailed under the respective trophies.
Must've Got Lost
Wish Upon a Star
Although unlikely, it is possible that you may also unlock:
It's Just A Bad Dream!
II - Play the game in Professional Mode
Now that you’ve got the BSAA Stars and the first play out of the way, it's time to quickly rush through the game and beat Professional Mode. The noteworthy thing about this difficulty is that practically one hit can kill you, ammo is more limited, and the crank puzzle near the end of the chapter is longer (meaning more enemies). Take your time and go slow; there's really no rush. Don't attempt going for It's Just A Bad Dream! in this playthrough. It'll be pretty difficult. If you are playing the Move edition of Resident Evil 5, then you must collect the BSAA Score Stars now.
III - Get an S rank in the chapter and pick up the last two trophies
Now that the bulk of your trophy hunting is finished, it's time to get an S rank in Lost In Nightmares and inflict enough damage on Wesker at the end of the chapter to get Kung-Fu Fighting. There are multiple requirements to be met in getting an S rank score, which are all detailed under It's Just A Bad Dream! Difficulty recommendations, tips and recommended routes are all detailed under the respective trophies.
It’s Just A Bad Dream!
IV - Clean Up (if necessary)
Missed a trophy? Time to pick it up now and finish off the trophies for this DLC chapter. Now that wasn't very hard, was it?
Compared to Desperate Escape this is drastically easier in terms of trophies and story, regardless that it is the one that focuses on puzzles more so. For the price at which it is available it's worth every penny in my eyes and the fact it has trophies is an added bonus.
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Desperate Escape DLC:
-Estimated trophy difficulty: 6/10
-Offline: 5 (1, 4)
-Approximate time to Platinum: 3-6 Hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs: In theory, just 1 if you can join someone’s Professional difficulty session.
-Number of missable trophies: 2 ("Way of the Warrior" & "Shoot the Messenger" – see below)
-Glitched trophies: None
-Do cheat codes disable trophies: To my knowledge, there aren’t any cheats.
-Does difficulty affect trophies: Yes, you must complete the game on the Professional difficulty.
Although most likely impossible, you could obtain all trophies in one playthrough by joining someone's Professional difficulty while online. Personally I was able to enjoy the game and get the five trophies in four playthroughs.
First Amateur Playthrough
Simply enjoy the game and don't worry about trophies.
You'll unlock "Getaway".
Second Amateur Playthrough
Request Josh's weapon at the beginning and kill all zombies on your own. Also be sure to spawn the three Agitator Majini. You'll unlock "The Great Escape", "Way of the Warrior" and "Shoot the Messenger".
Complete this difficulty level in order to unlock Professional.
You'll unlock "Run the Gauntlet".
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