Brute Beater Trophy in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Successfully counter all of a Brute’s damage-giving attacks
How to unlock Brute BeaterThe Brute is a new enemy kind in the Uncharted series, a man mountain who only fights with his hands, and you can only beat him with melee attacks. You will become familiar with him in Chapter 1 as part of the melee tutorial, however this particular encounter unfortunately doesn't count for this trophy.
The next time you run into him is in Chapter 7 - Stay in the Light and is as good a time as any to work this trophy out. As you escape the inferno around you, he will ambush you on some stairs. The rules of engagement are as they were in London but be mindful that if you are playing on Crushing difficulty, you will not be accompanied by on screen prompts which makes his attacks much trickier to counter. As a rule of thumb, mash to punch him as much as possible and if he pulls back to take a swing at you, hit to duck out of the way and go back to mashing . If he grabs you, mash to break his hold without getting hurt and again pound on him until he either swings for you or grabs you. If you get the timing down right you will eventually floor him and if it all went off properly you will unlock the trophy. Should he hurt you, just restart the checkpoint until you get it right.
Here's a video showing how it's done courtesy of PowerPyx: