Perhaps the single most unexpected news PlayStation 3 gamers could have possibly received broke overnight. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, which launched exclusively on the PS3 more than four years ago, is getting a Trophy patch. Kojima himself confirmed the news by detailing a “budget version” of Metal Gear Solid 4 that catalyzed the creation of said patch.
This move has brought up an interesting question for the PlayStation faithful that have been eagerly awaiting Trophy patches for other games. If Metal Gear Solid 4 can be patched so long after it came out, why can’t some other older games also get patched? Trophies were first released in 2008 (with Super Stardust HD being the first game to get ‘em), and Trophies didn’t become mandatory until 2009. So our five prime candidates for Trophies below are all from the early days of the PlayStation 3.