+ Estimated trophy difficulty: 2.6/10
+ Offline: 12 (1, 11)
+ Online: 0
+ Approximate time: 4-8 hours
+ Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
+ Missable trophies: None
+ Glitched trophies: None
+ Cheats: None
This game is pretty easy and won’t take you very long. You can get the platinum and all 11 other trophies in an afternoon. There is an option to play through the game in offline co-op, but it’s not necessary. The game is easy enough as it is. You’ll only need one play through. Hard mode is available from the beginning, and the trophy for beating the game on Medium will unlock if beat it on Hard. Turning down the sensitivity of the Right stick to about 30-40% helps with aiming, especially in the vehicle sequences. Since nine of the trophies are awarded for completing chapters, all of the trophies are basically impossible to miss. If for some reason you miss one, there is a chapter select in the main menu.
Here are some things to remember for this game. Use cover in every fight. If you’re out in the open for too long, you won’t last for very long. If you can move around to different cover spots, do so. The machines will lose track of you making them easier to take out. If you can, try and flank them. Some of the enemy Terminators can only be taken out when you’re behind them. If you’re playing by yourself, your allies won’t help you much (if at all), so be prepared to take down all of them yourself. Pay attention to the movements of the machines that you’re fighting. They move in pretty predictable patterns.
There isn’t a whole lot of variety to the enemies that you’ll face. The flying enemies are Wasps. One shotgun blast will take them out. On the ground, you’ll face T-7’s (spiders) and T-600’s (the Terminator that everyone will recognize). The T-7’s you have to get around behind to destroy them. The T-600’s…well good luck. They’re tough. They’ll take grenades, pipe bombs, or rockets to destroy. Apparently, their weakest point is in the chest, but they could have fooled me. If all you have is an assault rifle, find some other weapon. You won’t do nearly enough damage to take them out. You’ll also encounter some motorcycle-like Terminators in one vehicle sequence, but you have a rocket launcher, so they’re not much to worry about.
Since this isn't the typical game with a lot of trophies to explain, I'll give some tips on how to make it through each chapter. A few of the levels have frustrating parts to them. Just remember to stay in cover, move through the cover points, and flank when you can.
[PS3T would like to thank olsen77 for this Road Map]