Metal Gear Solid 4: The 6 hardest trophies - and how to get them

CVG - Loyal fans of Metal Gear Solid 4 have been waiting over four years for virtual silverware to be added to the game, making yesterday's trophy patch arguably the most anticipated update of all time. There are some incredibly tough challenges for those seeking the Platinum, but also a few quirky awards based on Kojima's trademark humour. We've listed what we consider the six hardest trophies, plus four of the easiest to get you started on the way to becoming a Legendary Hero.

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oldfriend862085d ago

Hmm...most of those don't sound so bad. Though I'm one of those people that attempted to do CoD:World at War. The only one that seems hard, is the most talked about one, with the iPod songs.

Regardless, I can't wait to start hunting for these trophies.

dragon822085d ago

COD:WaW was not really that hard to platinum. It was more luck based than anything.

oldfriend862085d ago (Edited 2085d ago )

True, though lots of skill was still involved for the most part. However, that's probably the best way to describe the very last level on the hardest setting; is that you need a lot of luck. lol

Edit: Replace "skill" with "patience".

dragon822085d ago

I can agree with "patience". You had to be patient enough to keep playing long enough to be lucky. LOL

Krimmson2085d ago

That fucking sniper duel...

sikbeta2085d ago

IPods songs is difficult cause you need the Big Boss Emblem to get onr of thodr songs, didn't realise that at first, but I beat it once, can do it again! :D

GameSpawn2085d ago

iPod songs are difficult not only for the Big Boss emblem, but also the fact you need ALL 40 emblems (another song is award for this).

What is funny is chicken can be almost as hard (by this I usually mean time consuming) as Big Boss to obtain because you need to intentionally be REALLY REALLY BAD. The upside though is getting chicken will also net you a few other emblems like Giant Panda and Pig.

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badz1492085d ago

and started playing a bit this morning! I'm so excited for this but DAMN...even after 4 years, MGS4 still looks gorgeous!

RandomDude6552085d ago (Edited 2085d ago )

True that...still destroys 90% of "AAA" games.

The beautiful thing is the tactful use of shaders and bloom. Most developers/artists think that you have to hit people over the head with those.

Tried to play Syndicate earlier and couldn't see anything from the crazy high bloom levels in that game.

Also: best character models out of any game IMO, heavy rain is close

Razmossis2085d ago

Forget about graphics man, this game deserves to be recognised for its sound. It truly is thee best sounding game ever released imo!

darren_poolies2085d ago

Doesn't sound too bad? The 'Sounds of the Battlefield' trophy alone will easily crack MGS4 it's way into most Top 10 Hardest Platinum Lists.

oldfriend862085d ago

I already addressed that when I mentioned the iPod songs.

darren_poolies2085d ago

Didn't actually see that, my bad.

joab7772085d ago

R u kidding me? When I played this, I always thought to myself, "the trophies for this could b so damn hard, if it only had them". Well, it does, and they are very difficult. Seriously, getting through the game in 5 hours killing no one and getting no alerts is extremely hard. Though, I am sure there are many videos breaking down every single scenario. Good luck!

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Minato-Namikaze2085d ago

I have world at war, demons souls, and ninja gaiden sigma 2 plats. I love a challenge

BiggCMan2085d ago

The thing with those games (I've read the lists, own the games too) is not that they are hard, or not extremely hard. But they take a SHIT long time to get, and I don't have that type of patience haha. Some legitimate hard platinum trophies are MGS4 as stated in the article, Twisted Metal, Wipeout HD, World at War (though very luck based, is still very difficult because of how cheap it is). Personally, I feel time consuming trophies are not the same as difficult,but some may argue otherwise, it's all good.

RandomDude6552085d ago

Socom Confrontation ............

impossible trophies

brew2085d ago (Edited 2085d ago )

MAG wasn't too difficult for me(although it may harder now since the Domination mode has dried up). It just took some time , and a tiny bit of skill for a few of the ribbons/medals needed. It's a fun one to progress towards.

Now Warhawk takes a ton more time and skill by comparison. Kudos to anyone that pulled that one off.

joab7772085d ago

Add lost planet 2 to extremely long and tedious.

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WeskerChildReborned2085d ago

I'm probably gonna try to platinum this.

Agent_00_Revan2085d ago (Edited 2085d ago )

8 play troughs for the Snake Eater emblem!? Wow, now that's a challenge.

auen12085d ago

not for some people, including me. speaking of snake eater, i had to have beaten that game over a dozen times trying to get the fox-hound ranking at the end.

DanielBryan2085d ago

Not really.If you skip cut scenes on your second playthrough and take away the load times between levels,this game is barely 2 hours long.The East Europe level is only there to drag out playtime as well.I've seen speed runs of people doing it in 40 minutes and less.It's a terribly short game.

t0mmyb0y2085d ago

You sir, need to check yoself.

DanielBryan2085d ago

You sir,need to go to Youtube and check MGS4 speed run times.MGS4 is a weirdly short game,why pretend it's not? Another weird thing about that game was Snakes Perv Cam.Watch a little girl 24/7 in your menu screen? Sure Kojima,why not.

phigz182085d ago

You must realize that you and other speed runners fall within an extremely small minority of people that play this game. For a speedrunner to say "Oh it's not really a challenge" is like an Usain Bolt saying that running a 100m in under 10 seconds isn't that hard. Piss off, because for most people it is. My last playthrough of MGS was a stealth run of Big Boss Hard and I thought THAT was difficult. I'm sure most people would agree.

DanielBryan2085d ago (Edited 2085d ago )

I'm not a speed runner and I didn't say it wasn't hard.I said it was SHORT.Read what I'm writing people.Even if your not speed running it should only take around 2 hours to finish.Unless you like to stop and listen to each codec talk or watch each cut scene.BTW,I am talking about a second playthrough onwards.Your first play will take maybe 10 hours,thanks mostly to cut scenes.Is there really a need to tell people to piss off? Can't take an opinion from someone else?
I meant 8 plays of the game wouldn't take long.I realise I might have accidently offened some people.Oh wait,I don't care.

phigz182085d ago

Ok, let's try it like this.

azshorty2003: 8 play troughs for the Snake Eater emblem!? Wow, now that's a challenge.

You: Not really.

Sephiroushin2084d ago

Wait what 40 minutes, really?! The beginning + ending alone are ~20 minutes and you must watch them, you can't skip them! You can make it in less than 2 hours for sure but who cares you won't do anything with speed runs, only required for big boss emblem... Again you can't speed run, emblems requirements make you do weird things, for example chicken emblem requires you to Set off 150 or more Alert Phases, Kill 500 or more enemies, 50 or more Continues, Complete the game in more than 35 hours(so fastest time would be 35 hrs), Consume 50 or more Rations, Noodles, or Regain so again speed runs means nothing, it doesn't matter I can get the big boss emblem in ~3hrs and still will need a playthrough of 35+ hours plus some other for needed emblems ...

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auen12085d ago

i hadn't played that game seriously in over two years. i turned it on last night and i was terrible. i sort of got back into the groove this morning. managed to make it through the first act in a little over an hour with no alerts and no kills. it should be easier after one playthrough, provided i get all the sweet weapons, i.e. grenade launcher, mosin nagant, et al. good luck to everyone that needs to do the big boss run.

Blacktric2085d ago

Same thing is happening to me and I am gradually getting better. But the first run I am doing is just for fun and to get myself acclimatized with the mechanics and locations again, killing everyone except the B&B bosses. Then, in my second playthrough, I will do a no kill run and so on.

auen12085d ago

heheh; i couldn't even remember most of the commands at one point. i tried sneaking up behind a guard to take him down or grab him in a choke hold but i forgot it was r1. i kind of wish they had the old school mgs controls, such as the ones used for mgs3 or mgs2. they were awkward but unique.

deep_fried_bum_cake2085d ago

I'm also killing everyone except the B&Bs. It was originally meant be a no kill run but I forgot that it was R2 to stun with the stun knife and then just kept killing from there.

auen12085d ago


if you slit the throats of 25 guys (i think) you'll unlock altair's costume and get the assassin emblem.

deep_fried_bum_cake2085d ago


I didn't know that, thanks for the info.

Blacktric2085d ago

Yeah that also happens to me a lot. I try to use MGS 3 control scheme to use CQC sometimes, especially against FROGS soldiers, and fail miserably. I also forget proper health management a lot but I am getting to my old self slowly. Also, thanks a lot for the Altair costume/Assassin Emblem info. I should do that at some point in this playthrough.

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paradigmfellow2085d ago

As much as I love this game and would love to get the platinum, I have a life. The world does not stop so that I can get a virtual trophy :(

Kyosuke_Sanada2085d ago

I'm sure the world stops when you sit on your butt staring at a computer screen though.....

paradigmfellow2085d ago

Not when you know that a deadline is approaching for your thesis :(

dragon822085d ago

Screw the world!!! It can wait!!! :P

Krimmson2085d ago

Times like this make you wish you just won the lottery.

Or get a nice job that includes a lot of free time, but those are hard to come by. Unless you try to become an indy game developer or something.

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2pacalypsenow2085d ago

I have a job, fiance- IN Med school with A's and B's, And i still have over 10 platinum trophies in the past year .....

insomnium22083d ago

Throw in a couple of kids and a few pets and a a time consuming hobby (bodybuilding for me) and voila! games keep stacking up with no time to play them.

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