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5 of the Hardest PS4 Trophies You Should Attempt!

Some trophies are super easy to obtain – and then, there are the impossibly hard PS4 trophies. Just like Pokemon, PlayStation gamers have an unexplainable obsession with collecting every last trophy, no matter the cost.

If you haven’t stayed up till 2am, grinding out kills for Resistance 2’s multiplayer PS4 trophy… you’re probably a sane, well-reasoned human being, and I applaud you.

But, the thing is, we trophy hunters are often not well-reasoned, or sane – because we did stay up till 2am, and we did get 10,000 kills. Mini high-five. We’re proud of our ability to overcome the toughest of odds to unlock that PSN-treat that pops up as a trophy, and the there’s no finer display of our perseverance and commitment than the following few hardest PS4 trophies. If you have these on your mantle, display them proudly – because somebody is bound to care!

  1. Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends Truly Awesome hardest PS4 trophies

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Trophy: Truly Awesome!
Description: Reach the final level of Awesomeness

The number one golden rule of trophy hunting; games that look cartoony and friendly will usually stretch your patience to the limit. And unfortunately for us trophy-hunters, 2013’s Rayman Legends finely embodies this notion more than most with one of the hardest PS4 trophies that will hopefully lead you the simultaneously unlocking the platinum PS4 trophy along with it.

In order to reach the final level of awesomeness and unlock Truly Awesome! PS4 trophy, you’ll have to obtain 6,000 points by completing challenges. Once you’ve collected every other trophy in Rayman Legends, you’ll be at 4,000 points, leaving 2,000 left to grind.

Sounds simple, you say!? How long is the grind? 15 or 20 hours? A day? Well, not quite. If you get a bronze cup in a challenge, you’ll get one point – if you get a diamond cup, you’ll get 50 points. So, that means that unless you’re capable of being in the top 1% of players every single day to get that diamond cup, the grind could feasibly take as long as 2,000 days. Yikes, good luck with that!

  1. Ratchet & Clank

Impossible Ratchet and Clank Death By Disco trophy

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Trophy: Death By Disco
Description: Use the Groovitron on every type of enemy

Continuing the theme of kid-friendly games with a devilish trophy edge, along comes Ratchet & Clank with one of the most poorly designed PlayStation trophies I’ve ever seen making it one of the hardest PS4 trophies to unlock.

Death by Disco is the name, and unless you have a photographic memory or some mad note-taking skills, this one will get on your nerves. You have to make every single enemy in the game dance by using the Groovitron weapon – but the thing is, there’s no way to track these enemies in-game, and some enemies only spawn once.

The sad realisation that you will have to start a brand new playthrough, just so you can make a passive-aggressive construction robot dance to some funky 90s disco music is a dire state of affairs, to put it lightly. Ratchet & Clank is a fine example of a largely easy platinum PS4 trophy that’s dented by one measly, hard bronze trophy.

  1. Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman Arkham Knight's Reqiuem for a Killer PS4 trophy

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Trophy: Requiem For A Killer
Description: Defeat an old adversary in the Iceberg Lounge AR Challenge, playing as Batman

Talk about a misleading description. Requiem for a Killer doesn’t sound half bad at first glance, asking you to simply ‘defeat an old adversary.’ What it doesn’t mention, however, is that you’ll need a 300-plus hit combo, or over 1,000,000 points, to draw said adversary – Killer Croc – out of hiding.

There’s no time limit or anything, but if you screw up, it can easily take around two or three hours of landing weak punches to get your score anywhere near close to 1,000,000. There’s no room for error here, and that makes the pressure all the more unbearable – will you accidentally push the wrong button? Will a thug land a sucker punch when you have your back turned? Am I mad for attempting this? The answer to all those questions, undoubtedly, is yes.

You’ll then have to hope you aren’t killed by one of Croc’s heavy damage-dealing attacks. You could easily spend thirty minutes carefully building up a beautiful combo, only to be KO’ed by a giant, angry, sentient reptile. That is, if one of the riot shield thugs, armed thugs, stun baton thugs or ninjas don’t prematurely ruin your day first.

  1. Goat Simulator

The Flapmaster PS4 trophy in Goat Simulator

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Trophy: The Flapmaster
Description: Score 10 points in Flappy Goat

Everyone loves to hate Flappy Bird. Emphasis on hate. The mobile pop-culture phenomenon also seemed to have a similar effect on the developers of Goat Simulator, who are probably sitting back and laughing at all the pain this hard PS4 trophy is causing players.

Like Requiem for a Killer, the description here doesn’t make this sound like one of the hardest PS4 trophies to obtain. ‘Score 10 points in Flappy ‘Goat,’ it asks. Sounds easy right? Wrong. As you probably guessed, this version of Flappy Bird – aptly titled Flappy Goat – has hit detection that’s so outrageous, and controls so poorly, that you’ll even struggle to get close to five points. It took me well over 150 restarts to get this trophy, and there are no cheats, glitches or hacks of any kind to help you. You just need to be lucky, and a dab hand at Flappy Bird.

  1. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Remastered

Complete Uncharted 3 on Brutal difficulty

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Trophy: Charted! – Brutal
Description: Finish the Game on Brutal Without Changing the Difficulty

The one silver lining surrounding this PS4 trophy is the fact that it isn’t required for the platinum trophy. It’s part of the game’s DLC collection trophy list, but for the completionists out there, will be just as important to obtain as any. To earn it, you’ll have to complete Uncharted 3 on the hardest difficulty setting known to man – without pulling your hair out.

Have you ever replayed the same part of a level over 100 times? I have. So has anybody who has this insanely hard to get gold trophy on their belt, and boy did they earn it. In a game where bullets fly left, right and centre, the fact that you can be killed by just a single one of them is borderline laughable. Drake’s Deception is the longest Uncharted game, and that means your misery will be stretched out over 15 long, arduous hours – maybe even longer, depending on how lucky you get.

The feeling of watching this trophy pop is equivalent to watching your firstborn child enter this world. Of course, if you don’t have children and you want to give your trophy a name and take it on holiday with you, then firstly, you’re insane, and secondly, go for it. You should enjoy this one.

So, hopefully, that’s given you the inspiration to head out into the digital world and conquer your most potent challenge. Some of the hardest PS4 trophies rely on luck, and an extremely stubborn dedication to success – and it’s that feeling of satisfaction that’s impossible to get elsewhere. So get out there and defeat that crocodile, and win at Flappy Goat – your gamer cred depends on it.

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