- What is the estimated trophy difficulty for Whiskey & Zombies?
The estimated trophy difficulty for Whiskey & Zombies is 3/10.
- How many offline trophies are there in Whiskey & Zombies?
There are 22 offline trophies in Whiskey & Zombies.
- How many online trophies are there in Whiskey & Zombies?
There are 0 online trophies in Whiskey & Zombies.
- How long does it take to get the platinum in Whiskey & Zombies?
The estimated time to get a platinum in Whiskey & Zombies is 1-2 hours.
- How many playthroughs is needed to get a platinum in Whiskey & Zombies?
- How many missable trophies are there in Whiskey & Zombies?
There are 1: (Arcade Hero), but it is very easy to get on replay missable trophies in Whiskey & Zombies.
- Does difficulty affect trophies in Whiskey & Zombies?
Difficulty does not affect trophies in Whiskey & Zombies.
- Are there any unobtainable/glitched trophies in Whiskey & Zombies?
Chapter completion trophies may glitch (see guide)
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- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (Platinum Difficulty Poll)
- Offline trophies: 22 (0, 7, 14, 1)
- Online trophies:
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 1-2 hours (Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 playthrough of each of the 6 main Story Chapters, plus 20 minutes in Survival Mode
- Number of missable trophies: 1 (Arcade Hero ), but it is very easy to get on replay
- Glitched trophies: Chapter completion trophies may glitch (see below)
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty options
Whiskey & Zombies is a top down twin stick shooter with some resource management/strategy and hack n slash features. It is an enjoyable enough game, for the price that it is (and the game is cross-buy, so you get both PS4 and PS5 version with your purchase). There is a definite learning curve as, although the Chapter objectives are very simple, figuring out how to approach each level can be a challenge.
Ultimately the biggest let down is the fact that the game respawns enemies infinitely, and your resources are limited, so the best strategy is almost always to figure out the level layout and just rush through, avoiding combat as much as possible. It's a bit of a shame as some of the levels do have quite a bit of exploration available, but you'll end up skipping most of it.
Survival mode would be overwhelming, except for a glitch that makes it a 15 minute exercise in babysitting a stationary character.
If you are interested, the game does have separate EU and NA lists, meaning there are 4 possible platinums available in this game.
There may be an issue with chapter completion trophies popping when they should. I did the PS4 version of this game first and the trophy for completing all levels popped when I completed Chapter 6, but the Chapter 6 trophy itself did not pop. There is a 7th Chapter that has no trophies, so initially I wondered if they miscoded the trophies, but completing Chapter 7 does not pop anything. Ultimately I had to delete my save file and play just Chapter 6 and the trophy popped as it should.
Playing through the game on PS5, all trophies popped when they should, in order - completing Chapter 6 pops both St.Louis Cemetery Completed and The Great Southern Zombie Escape! Ultimately it appears that Chapter 7 is not needed for the platinum.
I am not sure if my glitch was a one off, but looking on PSNP, a number of players have the trophy for completing all levels unlocked prior to unlocking one or more Chapter specific trophies. I am not sure if the glitch is caused by playing Chapters out of order (all 6 Chapters are unlocked from the beginning, and you can play them in any order you wish) or entirely random.
My recommendation is to play Chapter 1-6 in order. If any Chapter specific trophies don't pop, delete your save (after doing all other platinum requirements), and replay only the necessary Chapters on a fresh save file.
Step 0 - Play the tutorial
While there are no trophies for this, if you are playing the game for the first time, play the tutorial level so you have an idea what you are doing. The game doesn't really give you any guidance once you start the Chapters, so unless you're playing a stack, this is worth the 2-3 minutes of time investment.
Step 1 - Play the main campaign Chapters 1-6
This is the meat of the game. Almost every level has you needing to locate a truck and a stash of whiskey crates. Sometimes you have to brew them, sometimes it's just about locating them. One level is entirely on foot. But for the most part, your goal is to survive. You have your fists, melee weapons and a variety of guns. Ammo is limited, however, and melee weapons breakdown with use. Ultimately this means that you need to be efficient and not thorough as you go through the levels.
The main hook of this game is that you have to stay at least a bit drunk at all times - apparently in the zombie apocalypse, whiskey kills the zombie virus. If your intoxication level drops to zero, you will start to constantly lose health. Initially this is a bit awkward to balance, but once you get the hang of it you will be mowing down the undead while buzzed on hooch like a professional soccer mom.
There are 4 main characters available to use, each of which has slightly different abilities. The main differences come down to speed and alcohol tolerance. Damage resistance isn't a huge issue in most cases, as long as you run a fairly optimal route.
As a result I used Tammy Lou almost exclusively, although Grandpa may be a better option for the Cemetery level given it's tight quarters. Grandpa is also the only character who will not pass out if you over drink, which is very useful for farming the whiskey drinking trophy.
In the trophy guide I have provided a rough strategy for each Chapter along with an optimized video walkthrough. In most cases there are multiple ways you can approach the level, so my method is certainly not the only way to get the job done.
Trophies earned in this step - 10
Experienced Zombie Slayer
New Roads Completed
Lafayette Prison Completed
St.Louis Cemetery Completed
The Great Southern Zombie Escape!
Step 2 - Survival Mode
Your only goal here is to survive 20 minutes on the survival map. This is not cumulative, you must survive 20 minutes in a single run. This would actually be pretty difficult, save for the fact that there is a very large tree in the middle of the map that you can walk into - but zombies can't. So you can basically stand there without risk of being touched.
It isn't quite that simple, as you do still need to mind your health as it will drain if you aren't at least a bit drunk.
The best strategy is to grab the gear at the start of the map, drop the gasoline in the still so it makes more alcohol, then keep the zombies under control until around the 8-10 minute mark. At that point, if you have 3 whiskey in hand, you can just idle under the tree, taking drinks when your health gets to ~50% (about a third of a bottle should restore your health) and let the timer reach 20 minutes.
Trophies earned in this step - 7
Bayou Survivor Level 1
Bayou Survivor Level 2
Bayou Survivor Level 3
Bayou Survivor Level 4
Bayou Survivor Level 5
Bayou Survivor Level 6
Bayou Survivor Level 7
Step 3 - Clean up
It's possible you are already done, especially if playing the game for the first time, but if you are following an optimal route you probably have some zombie kills left to grind and quite a few whiskey bottles to drink. Stats are tracked on the main menu and at the end of Chapters/Survival runs. For whiskey, you need to drink 100 bottles which works out to 33 gallons.
The best way to grind is actually in Chapter 7 (which you don't otherwise need to play). Use grandpa, and load up the still with gas. You can now just stand beside it holding down to drink. Grandpa never passes out drunk, so you can basically hammer them back as they are made. You will need to do some crowd control to prevent getting overrun by zombies, but this should only take 10-15 minutes to clean up (and the kills will go towards the 1000 you need anyway).
There is also a trophy for driving over 50 zombies which you probably got during the campaign, but otherwise can farm in Chapter 1. There is also the one missable miscellaneous trophy for activating the arcade machine in Chapter 1.
Trophies earned in this step - 5
Extra Experienced Zombie Slayer
Drunk Driving Expert
Master Of The Zombie Apocalypse