- Estimated trophy difficulty: 9.2/10
- Offline: 51 (35 , 14 , 1 , 1 )
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 35+ hours (may take longer due to how you do well on hot dog missions)
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: There are no cheat codes available for this game.
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: There are no difficulty settings in this game.
It's an Endless Possibility! - Introduction:
Sonic is back with his latest adventure. Dr. Eggman has done it again, managing to trap Sonic using a powerful new ray weapon which corrupts the power of the Chaos Emeralds. The ray and corrupted Chaos Emeralds have the unforeseen side-effect of transforming Sonic into a "Werehog" — a beast form with greater strength and abilities — at night.
Sonic Unleashed is the first Sonic game on the PS3 to support trophies and requires your skill, time, patience and luck.
Many sections of this game, including trying to ace all hot dog missions, will be a serious pain and I strongly mean that. If it weren't for the hot dog missions, the rating difficulty would had been cut down to a 5.5. Collecting all 400 medals is another huge hurdle AND you have to deal with a crappy fixed camera in most places.
Beware that there are time-consuming trophies in this game as well. Excluding the medal trophies and the hot dog trophies, "Power Overwhelming" is the major one here. But there's also "Hedgehunk", "Day Tripper", " Get on the Exorcise Bandwagon", "Social Butterfly" & "Hungry Hungry Hedgehog".
In this trophy guide and roadmap, I'm going to show you the greatest road of earning your platinum. There are many ways to get this platinum in this game, but this is the best way.
If you are a fan of God of War then apart from having to control the crappy camera and having to balance on thin poles, you should find Sonic the Werehog levels very easy. Yes, Sonic the Werehog is virtually Kratos from God of War. Even his night levels are very similar to God of War.
Sonic the Hedgehog, though, has very fast and speedy gameplay. If you are playing the levels for the first time, it will be trial and error. You can go very fast and before you can even blink, you will die. Play the demo available on PSN to get a taste of how Sonic Unleashed is with Sonic the Hedgehog.
Questions & Suggestions:
I am open to hear any questions and suggestions for this trophy guide and the Sonic Unleashed game itself.
1 - Complete the Story
The first thing you should do is complete the story mode. There are no missable trophies, so just complete this first. Do not attempt any HOT DOG missions or start collecting all souvenirs before you complete story. Completing the story will unlock more souvenirs for you to purchase as well as all the acts and hubs, including Eggmanland.
Try and upgrade Sonic's abilities as much as you can while completing the story. You can gain EXP by defeating enemies and collecting those yellow orbs or eating food. You should be able to upgrade Sonic the Hedgehog's abilities fairly easily, but the Werehog will take much, much longer. There is an Unlimited Rings trick that you can use if you wish to grind this one out (see the Power Overwhelming trophy for more info).
2 - Upgrade Sonic's Abilities
If you fully upgraded Sonic and Werehog before the story completion, move on to the next step.
If you haven't, then I highly recommend you do it NOW. You will need an unbeatable werehog and a very speedy hedgehog to finish out the next steps. The fastest way to upgrade is with the Unlimited Rings trick (see the Power Overwhelming trophy for more info).
3 - Complete All Stages
You might want to get this out of the way first. You must complete every single stage in the game. This does not include the townspeople's missions. See the Day Tripper and Hard Day's Night trophies for more information.
4 - Hot Dog Missions
THIS is the hardest part of Sonic Unleashed. You must complete all the hot dog missions in every location in the game. But here's my trick (you don't have to do this way though). START OFF WITH EGGMANLAND FIRST. You'll be looking at me saying, "Are you crazy?!" No, I'm not. If you manage to ace Eggmanland, then you'll find any other level much easier to do. Eggmanland combines all the previous level features (except Adabat when you have to run on water) like pole balancing, Sonic riding on a vehicle, Quick Time Events, swinging from pole to pole...everything is there you name it. If you manage to complete Eggmanland three times and get Hard Boiled, not only will you have the hardest trophy in the game, but you will also be super familiar with all the features in the game.
After completing Eggmanland's trials, go straight to Adabat's. Complete Adabat, then finish off the rest in any order you like.
I highly recommend you go on YouTube and look at Speedruns. Many levels have some secret shortcuts. And in some day missions, you must use them in order to pass.
5 - Get the "Easy" Trophies
You did it! You've passed the Hot Dog Missions hurdle! Now you should find getting the rest of the trophies a breeze. You should now be able to close out the following, if you haven't already:
- Got all food, easier now that you have all the chili dogs from the Hot Dog Missions (Hungry Hungry Hedgehog)
- Get all souvenirs (That's Enough, Seriously)
- Special mission trophies (Hedgehunk, I Ain't Afraid of No Ghost)
- Become BFFs with Chip (BFFs)
- Level-specific trophies (Getting the Hang of Things, Creature of the Night, Ace Pilot, Blue Meteor, Speeding Ticket)
The only trophy out of these you may find a little difficult is Ace Pilot. But you'll get the hang of it the more you play it...
6 - Collect All Medals
Now to do the second hardest part in the game. Collecting all sun and moon medals. It's gonna be tough, you will need to die here and there to collect them all, and you will have to go stage by stage and hub by hub to get them all. Please note some mini-missions from the local townspeople contain medals, so you must complete their missions.
[PST Would Like To Thank StarlightSammy for this Road Map]