-Estimated trophy difficulty: NA
-Offline (breakdown): 42 (24 , 14 , 3 , 1 )
-Online (breakdown): 0
-Approximate amount of time to : 16-20+ Hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3
-Number of missable trophies: 31 (See start of TG for more information)
- These are missable because they are not mandatory and/or have certain requirements that must be met within ONE playthrough)
-Glitched trophies: None
-Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No Cheats
Downpour is the lastest title in the silent hill series. The title follows Murphy Pendleton through a lookback at his life as only Silent Hill can, in other words, as disturbingly as possible, revealing his past secrets. Murphy, an inmate, begins his quest to & through Silent Hill after his prison transport bus crashes, leaving him lost and trying to find a way out of the area. As he progresses forward, he eventually reaches the infamous town of Silent Hill. Soon after he arrives, he realizes that something is truly not right and someone or something knows more about him than they should. I believe the game itself is a huge step forward in the series which has lost ground over it's previous entries. While the main story itself is short for the most part and the game has some flaws (choppiness being a huge one at points), it includes alot of extras that help extend the lifespan of the title through collectibles & side quests. If you are fan of Silent Hill series, survivor horror titles, or a fairly straight forward/easier type platinum, then this game is definitely for you!
You will need to do a set of three playthroughs minimum to complete the game. I will list them in the order that I did them in and what to aim for in them (although you can switch up parts 1 & 3 if you want and/or do some of the trophies suggested during those runs in other ones if you choose). For all of the playthroughs, make sure that as soon as you are able to do the "All Points Bulletin" side quest you should do so even if you have the trophy for it as it makes exploring MUCH easier.
Playthrough 1: Easy Difficulty/Easy Puzzles
During this playthrough you are going to aim to get the follow:
- All the story related trophies
- Side Quest trophies (minus "Useless Trinkets")
- All the monster killing/incapacitated trophies
- Ending A & C trophies (make sure you incapacitate more monsters than you kill and make good selections when presented with them)
- Collect all the mysteries
- Obtain Fight or Flight?, Stay of Execution, Gun Control & Hypochondriac
After you finish this run through, you should have all of the trophies except the platinum (obviously), 3 of the ending ones (hidden), Useless Trinkets, Good Behavior & the 2 hard difficulty ones. If you are missing any others, make sure to aim for those in one of the following playthroughs.
Playthough 2: Easy Difficulty/Easy Puzzles
During this playthrough your main goals are to get the Useless Trinkets, Good Behavior & Ending E trophies. It's best to do this on easy/easy as mentioned as you can run through it a lot faster and it makes it easier to avoid enemies as it gets annoying not being able to kill anything, so you will probably take more damage for that reason (and with easy difficulty, you will take less, so you won't need a ton of medkits).
Playthrough 3: Hard Difficulty/Hard Puzzle
This last playthrough should be for the only 4 remaining trophies you should have left at this point (other than the plat): Ending B, Ending D, Capital Punishment & Puzzle Master (If you are missing another trophies still, then aim for them during this playthrough so you don't have to do another run through afterwards). During this run you want to make sure that you kill anything that you end up fighting and make bad decisions when presented with them as this will lead to the ending trophies. The hard difficulties really doesn't make things horribly harder, it's just mainly how much damage you take and re-arranges where to find some items and gives you less hints. If you get stuck with any of the puzzles, you can always check the link included with the trophy descriptions in the TG for help with some of them that include solutions to all levels of difficulty.
After you complete those 3 playthroughs, you should have the trophies, but if for some reason you do not, you will need to redo another playthrough and aim for them then. After that, enjoy the platinum!
[PS3T Would Like to Thank OnceFallen for this Roadmap]