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Submitted by Shubhankar 1138d ago | opinion piece

10 Most Difficult PlayStation 3 Trophies That Aren’t Worth It

"In the great bildungsroman that is life, we are defined by adversity and the ways in which we overcome it. People often see themselves as an amalgamation of their achievements, whether it be in work, sport or other such social or political ingenuity. It seems gaming has been playing catch up in this domain over the past console generation, with the Xbox 360 and PS3 being well served by the achievements and trophies systems respectively." (PS3)

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Dark_Overlord  +   1138d ago
Disagree with the first 8 on that list, they're skill based trophies that show you've pretty much mastered the games.

9 - Pain, most of those are achievable with insane grinding. Shame the game is horrible and only worth playing 10 mins at a time.

10 - Totally agree

Any online trophies that say win XX games, XX kills, play XX hours or reach level XX are the most stupidly annoying trophies, they rarely require skill and are just there to force you to play the sub par MP that has been tacked on.
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ajax17  +   1137d ago
That's why I gave up on trying to get the platinum trophy for Resistance 2!! FUUU multiplayer!
mikemadden  +   1137d ago
I love R2 online so the 10k kills was fun for me. I didnt platinum the game because i couldn't beat it on hard or super human.
ajax17  +   1137d ago
@mikemadden| Yeah, it is fun. I just sucked at it so I pretty much stuck with co-op and the campaign.
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pixelsword  +   1137d ago
For those having trouble with Radec, he has one weakness; well, two, but you kinda have to plan ahead for the second one... :D
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knowyourstuff  +   1137d ago
There's this ridiculous bronze trophy in Twisted Metal where you have to be at a certain rank online or something... plus one for winning a battle every single day for 30 days straight, you can tell they wanted to encourage crazy people to play the game constantly, which is pretty innovative in keeping your online presence booming, but for the rest of us it's just nuts. We have jobs, girlfriends, and a life to get back to... well some of us anyway lol
Philoctetes  +   1137d ago

I loved the Hardcore trophy for Dead Space 2. It was like playing a totally different game on that setting. Frustrating, yes, but oh so satisfying why I wrapped it up. Wish more horror-type games would do this.
Sarcasm  +   1137d ago
Yeah the Resistance 2 MP trophies were stupid ridiculous.
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   1137d ago
All it takes is one little bronze to screw up a platinum. Thats why i prefer gamer points 1000 is like having a platinum, if im sitting at 970 points in a game and theres 3 difficult 10 point achievements haunting me i just pop in call of duty or bf3 and say f*ck it. I got 14 platinums and added up all the time i spent on these annoying bronze trophies that are hard and pointless i gave up.

Iwill platinum infamous 3, crysis 3, and uncharted 4, and killzone 4 if it is easy like part 3.
360ICE  +   1137d ago
Yeah, this could almost have been a list of the best trophies to have in your collection. For starters, I'm pretty sure Play is a gold trophy. Though they say it's silver. Also one of my proudest trophies :3

And if I could choose one trophy I'd take Beat Zico. The really cool thing about it, is that you need to use even tilting perfectly to get it right... or you could just look up different techniques on YouTube. And Late Boomer I also have! And it's awesome! And nerve-wrecking.

Battle-Cars is pretty much my favourite PSN game, so for pros like me that one is pretty easy (⌐■_■)

The other ones I don't know about. But come on. With "get 10.000 kills" in Resistance 2 there must be some better choices.
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DasBunker  +   1137d ago
2- I didn't finish NGS2 only because it was horrible, too easy and forgettable, NGS was way more challenging.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1137d ago
I thought the original was much better also.
HardCover  +   1137d ago
Demon's Souls trophies are not primarily skill based. Especially not the one mentioned.

They're tedious, time consuming, and definitely a complete waste of time (unless you choose to trade of course).
admiralvic  +   1137d ago
This is easily one of the worst lists I've ever read, which makes me wonder if this person is even a trophy hunter or for that matter knows anything about trophies.

For starters, the first 7 items on the list are merely a matter of skill (as you state) and some like Zico CAN be done fairly quickly. Not saying I have the skills to beat Zico in 1 try, but the trophy can in theory be done in 10 minutes if you have the skill.

As far as Demon Souls goes, there are too many shortcuts to consider the platinum as impossible as some people make it out to be. Every boss can be conquered with online assistance and every item trophy (including this one) can be obtain by simply picking the item up. Sure you might not agree with this method, but as long as it exists... it will lessen the games difficulty.

Now Fight NIght is probably one of the most over rated trophies on the WHOLE PSN, since a lot of people seem to misunderstand it. Yes you need to be #1 in the world, but the trophy is a simple matter of matching up against and ultimately beating whomever holds the belt. Additionally the system is always in flux, which basically means it's always possible to obtain it regardless of conditions.

Anyway... the list really should include the truly annoying platinums / trophies like every title in Lost Planet 2, Anything online related in Time Crisis Razing Storm, Max level online in Quantum Theory (seriously... it's amazingly tedious), Warhawk and other titles in this league.
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Red_Orange_Juice  +   1137d ago
if they require mastering the game and are heavily skill based aren't they diffcult then?
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Dark_Overlord  +   1137d ago
Yes they're difficult, but the author is saying that they are not worth the effort, which I disagree with and say they are worth the effort :)
Cam977  +   1137d ago
GT5 is the hardest! Don't tell me those X1 challenge are easy to gold.
ZBlacktt  +   1137d ago
Not like any of that matters. There are WAY to many people using CFW ( custom firmware ) to hack trophies anyway. This list means nothing to them as they all have them.... Trophies are overrated once hackers could cheat to get them.
Dark_Overlord  +   1136d ago
I agree, on a global scale they don't really mean anything, but to me personally they do :) I like earning and collecting them :)
Mounce  +   1136d ago
I simply disagree that the list doesn't have any mention of Warhawk trophies.

Warhawk of the WORST! They clearly don't know difficult pointless trophies if they didn't take a look at some of the trophies on THAT game.
Y_5150  +   1138d ago
Here's one trophy that I found out that it wasn't worth it.

I was just about to Plat Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 with one trophy to go, it was about getting all 200 (or more) titles. It felt like a whole new set of trophies that are less fun to do so I gave up...
Myst  +   1138d ago
I remember that game and getting the trophies, I think since I made a new PSN name I just dropped doing it. it was becoming more time consuming than anything else.
GenericNameHere  +   1138d ago
NUNS2's platinum wasn't really that hard, and getting the titles wasn't really hard either. Just keep playing online and Versus mode. Have you ever tried to platinum NUNSG? That game was EASY! The last trophy I had left before the platinum was to reach 30 hours. In NUNS2, I reached the 30 hour mark just playing the story, and I didn't get the platinum until about the 43 hour mark.

On the article itself, I think my hardest and proudest platinum to date was one of my earliest plats: LittleBigPlanet. Getting that 500 likes or loves or whatnot took forever, and there were a few levels that were almost impossible to ace. And trying to collect all items also took quite a while.
Y_5150  +   1137d ago
I do not fully agree with you. NUNSG is Easier because you only need to get some of the titles not ALL of the titles. Also NUNS2 isn't that hard except for that title trophy.
GenericNameHere  +   1137d ago
Why do I have 3 disagrees? Do people not agree with me thinking NUNSG is easier than NUNS2 or something? Or about the things needed to get my LBP2 play? O_o

You don't agree with me? I said nothing to counter your point, just that if you were to try to plat NUNSG (if you haven't already), that it would be easier to do so than NUNS2.
Y_5150  +   1136d ago
I actually gave you an "agree vote"
You didn't say easier on the first comment, you said "Easy" that's why I didn't fully agreed but your second comment cleared that up. NUNSG is easier but not Easy. :P
Tetsujin  +   1138d ago
Another site that can't keep the story to 1-2 pages, they HAVE to use 10+ screens? Not worth reading.
Temporary  +   1138d ago
I was ready to look at their list til i realized it was set up the way it was. I dont bother.
ajax17  +   1137d ago
I was going to say how stupid that sounds, but it is so true :p
r21  +   1137d ago
Dont worry, the rating is one and a half a star. A bit more votes and this site should be banned. Unlike another certain site that rhymes with otaku which strangely still has 3 full stars.
Nicaragua  +   1138d ago
Beat zico isnt that hard, half the guys on my friends list have it.

And the description of Anulpha Pass as a difficult course are a joke, its the easiest course in the game.
saf100792  +   1138d ago
I have beat zico. If u ask me the trophy that requires u to get to like lvl 70 on zones is harder
abzdine  +   1138d ago
Zico isn't hard at all it's easily made in slow speed level... the Zeus 75 zone was the toughest thing.. you lose focus tou are dead and you restart from 0!!!!
torchic  +   1137d ago
Zone Zeus is pretty difficult, but Arcade Perfect is on another level.

learning the tracks in reverse and then having to race them on Phantom class + Elite difficulty, it's like a completely new game.
Relientk77  +   1138d ago
That last trophy #10 Fight Night Round 4 - XXL

is completely ridiclous. now that is a waste of time
SonyStyled  +   1138d ago
i have the "Play" trophy from LBP and the Elite difficulty from Killzone 2. whats not on the list that was a real challenge was "I am Bad Company" from BFBC:1. i have achieved, aside from self satisfaction the time and effort wasnt worth a bronze
abzdine  +   1138d ago
these are some of the best PS3 games so why not fight to complete each one of them 100%?
Killzone 2 was my biggest platinum saisfaction since it's my very first FPS and the greatest online experience i've ever had. Man that 1% ranking was a great thing to have!
helghast102  +   1138d ago
LBP "Play" was an absolute blast for me to get. I mastered The Bunker and it's my favourite level to play through.

Killzone 2 "Heroic Survivor" not that bad actually, there are a few chokepoints though that are REALLY tough, but they're few and far between.

Demon's Souls "Soldier"... seriously? If any DeS trophy should be on there it's "Master Slashers Trophy"
jocomat9  +   1137d ago
Got my WH plat just a while ago. How is that not on this list haha
pixelsword  +   1137d ago
*stares in awe*

You must have #&$$ed-up fingers.
MRMagoo123  +   1137d ago
cos its not hard perhaps ?
jocomat9  +   1137d ago
umm its arguably in the top three hardest plats.. Its has a long hard learning curve with extremely long hours to put in it. For example i checked my profile and i have 1150 hours put into the game. And i wasn't even close to getting to platnium. serious grinding i needed to do. but i was really lucky.Its over looked cause its not as popular as these titles mentioned in the article.

there are 1.42 million warhawk accounts and only around 200 have plat. 8)
MRMagoo123  +   1137d ago
Cos most ppl gave up on the game in about a month i suspect.
jocomat9  +   1137d ago
its hard and requires a lot of time. Im sure lots have
Knushwood Butt  +   1137d ago
That Late Boomer trophy is truly nails. I've tried maybe hundreds of times to get it, with no joy.
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Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1137d ago
Ok so...

NGS2 - Complete every mission. Is bullshit IMO. Because some REQUIRE you to play with other players and frankly that's really gay.

KZ2 - I think being in the top 1% for 1 week trophy was harder. Hell it's the only one I don't have. I got sick of the game before less people started playing.

Demon Souls - Soldier. Frankly I found this trophy and the whole game to be pretty easy to plat. It honestly just wasn't THAT hard. Everything had a pattern, more or less.

The rest I can't comment on since I don't play 'em.
That aside, honestly. I think any trophy that requires online play to be total bullshit. Trying the online mode a bit is fine. But basically dedicating yourself to online play (get over x hours online, do x thing x amount of times in an online match, etc.) Those trophies shouldn't exist. Way too much of a time commitment. We got lives.
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PS4isKing_82  +   1137d ago
Sorry but NO trophy is worth the trouble.
It's absolutely worthless and does not do anything.
Now maybe if it unlocked certain dlc instead of having to pay for it or giving you a $5 psn voucher code, ya that would rule. But in their current state, I can't see why they exist at all.
pixelsword  +   1137d ago
just for fun, but some people are perfectionists and can't stand to see something unfinished.

It bothers me, but not as much as not having a girlfriend or making more money; so if getting that trophy is too much of a bother, I forget it.
KwietStorm  +   1137d ago
It's not "trouble" if you just enjoy playing the game or maybe you want an extra challenge, doing something you may not necessarily have done otherwise. That much should be obvious by now. And they exist because people asked for achievements on PS3.
Krew_92  +   1137d ago
I remember trying to beat Killzone 2 on Elite. I made it all the way to Radec, which is basically the boss of the game. I got frustrated but I was getting further each time I attempted it.

I got bored after a while though, so I shut it off and never played it again. Too bad since then I've gotten a Slim and had to delete everything, it didn't help that it was copy protected. I don't think I'll try it again anytime soon.

More on point though, most of these games on the list are not that hard. LBP is really fun, and once you master LBP 1 you'll be able to gain a platinum for every single installment of the series since there is no level harder than the Bunker (in my opinion) in any LBP game after the first. I aced LBP 2's boss the first time I tried it.
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Hellsvacancy  +   1137d ago
I agree with Shadow Of The Colossus, it wasnt worth the stress, you have to "cheat" or an exploit (the swordjump) in order to be Gaius on hard time attack, I tried countless times to beat that mofo, got there in the end, earned myself the platinum, it wasnt fun

I beat Zone Zico aswell, with help from a Youtube guide
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Xenomorph  +   1137d ago
Killzone is not bad. The only difficult part of elite that isn't passable is the final spawn point before the boss that you have to survive wave after wave of soldiers, the hardest part right before the end where several rocket soldiers come out.

I've done it, it's definitely beatable, but you have to be awesome at the game.
TooTall19  +   1137d ago
I agree that was the toughest part of the game. Felt good to get past it.
Lighter9  +   1137d ago
No collectibles trophies from the Claptrap DLC on Borderlands?
sypher  +   1137d ago
They were a pain, but at least you know you are getting somewhere by farming INAC, plus with the 'exploit' of shooting inside INAC whenever he stops to let claptraps out made it a lot easier.

Crawmax was my most annoying trophy at the time, purely because i was only level 40 odd at the time. Even with the corner exploit it took me quite a while just to whittle down his health :p good times tho really fun game
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sypher  +   1137d ago
Vanquish challenge room 6.. still never done it to this day. Completed 1 - 5. 6 after a few days of just constant trying i gave up and asked myself why am i even doing this instead of having fun playing a different game :p
KwietStorm  +   1137d ago
Killzone 2 and Demon 's Souls platinum trophies were definitely worth the "effort" for me.
LUKENBACHER  +   1137d ago
SOCOM: Confrontation has one of the hardest plats I've ever seen. Considering it is all multiplayer, and one match can be anywhere from 15-30 minutes, it makes the checklist extremely difficult. That is of course if you earn it legitimately.

Another difficult plat is Fight Night Round 4. Several trophies require you to climb into the top 5 in online rankings for each weight division. Unless you earned them the first couple of weeks the game came out, good luck getting all of them now.

Each could require 100s of hours just to get 75% of the punchlist, and probably offer a slim chance to none on completing. Both have hardcore communities, especially SOCOM.
the worst  +   1137d ago
vanquish last trophy is a pain in the a$$
the challenges are not worth it
redgr81  +   1137d ago
Gran Turismo 5 plat has become my worst nightmare only because of the endurance races 24 hour races, 4 hour races, and so forth. The save feature is BS
GameSpawn  +   1137d ago
GT5 definitely ranks up there as most difficult, but if you can get Platinum on GT5 I don't care what anyone says, it would be worth it. Seriously anyone with a Platinum on GT5 is a racing GOD. Getting gold on some of the License tests is hard enough much less getting gold on ALL the tests, events, and a mix of all A-Spec/B-Spec (they overlap). Seriously NASCAR is PURE F-ING LUCK in A or B spec. Also, getting Gold on ANY event challenge using the Red Bull is INSANE.

What I was surprised to never see ANYONE mention was anything for Metal Gear Solid 2 HD; holy #^*& you damn Euros just had to get Konami and Kojima to make this game hard as hell. Beating MGS2 with all the dog tags on the PS2 was hard enough; all the additional Substance stuff just makes getting some trophies and Platinum nigh impossible -- also the Fat Man boss fight on Hard and up will make you snap your controller in half (I went through hell on the PS2, f-it if I'm going to put myself through that hell all over again).
Heavenly King  +   1137d ago
yeah MGS2 is a pain in the A$$. Fighting vamp in extreme, and those VR missions, with that control mapping... FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!!

I eventually managed to platinum it, but it was freaking hard!
mayberry  +   1137d ago
"Beating Zico" in Wipeout HD is clearly a trophy that was implemented in the early stages of Sony's "trophy" system. There were a few back then that were either too easy for a silver or plat or too hard. They are for the most part ironed out to be evenly matced for difficulty, but early on it was clear Sony and other dev's that were making Sony exclusives didnt have a tight grasp on how to implement Trophys. I dont have the Wipeout trophy but am very proud of my Killzone 2 and 3 platinum trophy
Slayer_xXx  +   1137d ago
I thought star ocean ultimate battler trophy is an insane trophy 2 get....nt only r dey time consuming bt some r truly hard. Tryin 2 kill Ether queen & doin certain characters battle trophies same time is annoying since it's a long trip jus 2 gt 2 her & thr's no save point on ur way 2 her so if u die b4 saving battle trophies earned dnt save which i thought was stupid
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Unlimax  +   1137d ago
Final Fantasy "XIII" : Treasure Hunter

One of the Hardest and silliest Trophies to date .. mine is still glitched and won't even earn on my trophy list sadly after two months of fatigue and suffering in 2010 -_- .
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goldwyncq  +   1137d ago
"Sounds of the Battlefield" trophy in MGS4, in which one of tracks require you to get ALL emblems in the game. Just going for the Big Boss emblem alone is insane.
Heavenly King  +   1137d ago
It is, but if you platinumed MGS2, then this is quite easy in comparison.
Redempteur  +   1137d ago
this list has trophies that can be fun or require skill
trophies that can be fun or require skill can be orth any gamer time.

However , getting the co-op trophy on GTA4 is a real problem because even if you're having fun ,and do things properly , you still won't have it.
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