You don’t need to be the best Trophy Hunter in the world to get your hands on some easy Platinum Trophies on PS4. Usually associated with competitive players who have jumped through hoops and spent hours playing games in order to unlock the most coveted PS4 Trophy, these elusive collectibles aren’t out of your grasp.
Some of the easiest Platinums are right in front of our eyes. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of PS4 games, with a few additional PS3 and PS Vita games, where you can achieve Platinums in a relatively short period of time. I’ve also included completion rates, factored from PSN Profiles, to help show how easy a lot of these are.
Side note: PowerPyx, PSN Profiles, and PlayStation Trophies are great resources for guides and organizing online sessions in games with barren servers. Keep an eye out too when we bring you easy Platinum Trophies for PS5 too when it kicks off the next generation of home consoles sometime in 2020.
Easy Platinum Trophies
Tacoma is a great follow up to Gone Home from developer Fullbright. The core gameplay mechanic involves you finding out what happened to the crew members on the space station, Tacoma, by rewinding an AR display and viewing recordings from each room on the station. You then investigate each person’s room and find information on their lives and what has happened to the station. The game is short and only takes a few hours to complete. Most of the trophies are miscellaneous and missable. However, Maka91Productions on Youtube has created an incredibly handy walkthrough of the game, which shows you how to get every trophy in just one playthrough!
Etherborn is one of the best puzzle games of the year with you controlling a skeletal-looking figure that can walk on any surface by transferring to it along a curved edge. The game is smart, intensely satisfying, and quite a bit of fun, especially when trying to work out the puzzles on some of the later levels. Etherborn has you finding small white crystals throughout the M.C. Escher-style levels to open the path forward and move on to the next level. To earn the platinum all you have to do is beat the game on both New Game and New Game +. Easy right? To some degree yes. However, New Game + hides the small white crystals in harder to find places, making the second playthrough a little more challenging. Luckily, we have a guide showcasing all the puzzle locations in both New Game and New Game +, allowing you to beat the game in around 5 hours.
Super Neptunia RPG (18.18%)
Super Neptunia RPG remains as one of the few RPGs on this list. Playing through the game without skipping anything will net you about 15-20 hours. However, if you skip everything and utilize the game’s combat speed boost, you’ll reach the end of the main storyline in 5 hours. After that, a simple grind of another couple hours will yield this Platinum. The only catches are four missable Trophies. Since they’re rather peculiar, I recommend checking out their requirements on PS3Imports.org. They provide a great write-up on how to unlock all missables. Also, the American and European versions of Super Neptunia RPG also require more accessories and weapons than the Japanese version. So, just complete as many side quests as possible and buy all unique weapons/accessories from all vendors you can.
The Effie Platinum will run you about 6 hours of game time. While this is a fairly easy Trophy list, the few missable Trophies revolve around collecting relics in each area of the game. Thankfully, we put together a guide to make that search much easier. Just make sure to collect all relics in each area before moving on, because you won’t be able to return to all areas later on. What makes this title an enjoyable Platinum is that the game itself is rather good! Our very own Garri Bagdasarov said in our review that “Effie is a good 3D Platformer that left me with a big smile on my face.” You may not know Garri like I do, but that’s quite an acclaim coming from him!
Cybarian: The Time Travelling Warrior (74.47%)
Cybarian is another one of those games you don’t have to really finish in order to unlock its Platinum Trophy. The only thing you have to keep in mind is that you have to reach the first boss while playing on Hard+ mode. This isn’t really that challenging, but getting used to your combos and timing their attacks can take a few minutes to master. After that, just collect coins, buy hearts, and defeat all enemies. All enemies must be defeated in order to progress anyway, so almost all of the Trophies are unmissable. Buying the PS4 version also yields the PS Vita version, which has its own separate Trophy list. The Vita version experiences some slowdown, but that just requires a bit more practice with timing.
Conan Exiles (45.2%)
Conan Exiles may seem like a super-long, time-milking Platinum list. However, like other similar games, Conan Exiles has an admin command line to make this Trophy list so very easy. The trickiest part is making sure you have your private world set up correctly. So make sure to look up exactly what you need there. Most guides work well, but the PS4 version of Conan does not always activate flying. So, you’ll have to build a very tall structure out of walls and floors in order to pop the Iron Shadows in The Moon Trophy. The other tricky Trophy will be killing someone by standing on them. Since this is a free PS Plus game, ask a friend to download it and jump into your private world. Then, fill your inventory with heavy materials and then jump on your friend’s head to kill him and unlock the Trophy. Make sure to do the same for your friend. That’s just etiquette.
Where the Bees Make Honey (88.97%)
Where The Bees Make Honey is a bad game. However, its platinum is easy to earn, only requiring just over an hour of your time. All but one of the trophies are earned in your first playthrough. A second playthrough is required to get the trophy for the alternate ending. But, the game can be beat in around half an hour if you know what to do. On top of that, the game is cheap. This is a perfect way to spend an hour on a Sunday adding to your trophy collection.
The Order: 1886 (57.98%)
The Order: 1886 is a great game to pick up and Platinum, with a few pros and cons. A pro is that it’s almost always on sale, usually running around $5. It’s also a super engrossing narrative romp with a few nice action set pieces. Difficulty wise, it’s also easy to finish, since you don’t have to finish the game on harder difficulties or anything.
One major con is having to follow a guide for the game’s few collectibles. You don’t necessarily have to get them all in one go. However, there’s no in-game tracker, so if you miss one, you’ll have to go through the game again until the right one pops the Trophy. A great resource for the guide can be found here.
Super Destronaut DX (PS4/Vita) (100%)
Super Destronaut DX is a Platinum gem that will take you a mere 30 minutes at most to finish. You just have to spend some time in Time Trial, Hardcore Mode, and Challenge Mode to get everything you need for it. In fact, if you have a Vita, you can get a free Platinum that way as well, since the game is Cross-Buy with Sony’s handheld. That’s two Platinums in under an hour for $4.99 total. This is a perfect Platinum palette cleanser.
Color Guardians (PS4/Vita) – 39%
Clocking in at about five hours from start to Plat, Color Guardians is quite the attractive trophy set. Gameplay itself is a bit of a side-scroller with multiple lanes you run through to collect orbs. What makes this Trophy set so appealing is that nothing is missable, so going back to get pickups is just a level select away. Plus, if you have it, you can get a second Platinum on the Vita!
Lara Croft Go (PS4/Vita) – 79.37%
Lara Croft Go is a great example of a moderately challenging game made incredibly easy, with an easy Platinum Trophy by proxy. Like Hitman Go, you must navigate Lara through each stage, avoiding all the things that want to kill her. Unlike Hitman, though, Lara Croft Go has no Trophy for not using hints. So, this means that the entire game can be played while using hints at every turn, if needed. The challenge is not excruciating, but using hints will shorted completion time to about 2 or 3 hours. Both the Vita and PS4 versions share one Trophy list, but Cross-Buy and Cross-Play allows you to continue your playthrough wherever you are.
Severed (Vita) – 48%
Severed is a charmingly morbid dungeon-crawler, Metroidvania game that also has a welcoming Trophy set, which will only take about ten hours or so. While there are plenty of things to collect, the flow of the game is rather dependent on keys and items you find along the way, which are part of the narrative, so not everything can be obtained right away. Since exploration is a major part of this game, it’s best to seek out a guide only when you’re stuck. There is no true “point of no return” either, as the game will return you to just before the final segment once that segment is beaten, making collecting and exploring so very easy.
The Deadly Tower of Monsters (PS4) – 39%
A cool thing about the Trophy set for Deadly Tower of Monsters is that each earned Trophy contributes to upgrading your character. What’s even better is that no Trophy is missable either. As always, a guide can make this a more streamlined excursion, bringing the Platinum time closer to the seven-hour estimate, but you don’t have to necessarily hinder your playthrough by following a guide to ultimately get everything; you’ll just have to come back later.
My Name Is Mayo (PS4 & Vita) – 97.88%
Super simple, mindless Platinum games garner a lot of flack for those who collect them. This is fairly common. However, what is rather unique to My Name Is Mayo, at least to me, is that it offers that silly departure from the grind with a modest yet oddly refreshing Trophy List. A light story accompanies the game as your jar of mayo finds its way through different scenarios. Apart from accumulating 10k taps on the mayo jar, certain challenges have to be completed. Just go into the challenge list and follow their directions. This Platinum will take at most an hour. A Trophy list exists for both PS4 and Vita, so feel free to tap two jars of mayo for two cheap Platinums. For the hefty price of $1, two Platinum Trophies never popped much cheaper.
Teslagrad (PS4/PS3/Vita) – 87%
Teslagrad is a Metroidvania-like game that promotes exploration in order to obtain unlocks through the 36 scrolls you find. To earn all 36 Trophies, you collect 36 scrolls hidden through the Tower of Teslagrad. You don’t need all of the scrolls to encounter the final boss, but there’s no point at the end of the game where you are unable to go back and find the remaining scrolls. Much like Deadly Towers, Teslagrad allows you to play through the game as you want, if you prefer, and come back later for the rest of the Trophies; though a guide will see you getting that Platinum after only four hours.
Dust: An Elysian Tail (PS4) – 23%
The nice thing about the Trophy set for Dust: An Elysian Tail is that there are only two missable Trophies, which are obtainable around the same time. During the quest “Out to Dry,” make sure to save so that you can come back to it and choose the opposite outcome to the scenario. Apart from that, you can go through the rest of the narrative naturally. Earning four stars in the Challenge Arenas is next, but they’re made much easier once your character is developed from the story mode. After that, it’s just cleaning up with some combo trophies and killing six enemies with the same bomb; the latter of which you may end up doing along the way anyway.
Ether One (PS4) – 15%
Much like Severed, Ether One’s Trophy set is one that caters more to the player experience and doesn’t require a guide the whole way through. Though, a guide would narrow completion time closer to the five-hour estimation on PSN Profiles, but there’s no real need to do so outside of the finale. The finale is a “point of no return,” so before moving on to the final Core Memory, make sure to go back and grab all the collectibles–oh, and be sure to ring the bell in the Institution once you return to it. Save often in this game. It’s known to crash here and there, so even though it doesn’t take long to beat, game issues will stretch out completion time. This probably attests to its low Platinum percentage.
Super Exploding Zoo! – 24%
Super Exploding Zoo! unfortunately features online Trophies to reach the Platinum. Regardless, the list is quite manageable. In fact, I find it customary to try and get online Trophies out of the way right away so as to avoid any possible issues with earning Trophies later on that require live servers. Online Trophies and shutdown servers ruined a good Trophy list. What’s nice about these is that they don’t take very long to unlock. In fact, if you have a PS4 and Vita, you can jump into a lobby with both versions and boost the online Trophies yourself.
This is a good thing, because forcing a draw with only one animal left has too many variables to it to do naturally. Pro tip: have the host be the console you want the Trophies on; so if you’re working on the Vita list, host the game with the Vita. There seems to be a few issues with Trophies popping while not being the host. Apart from that, feel free to play through the game until you unlock the final world, or until you complete the first 60 stages. At that point, you can go back and unlock everything else needed for the Platinum; in fact, you don’t have to do the remaining 20 stages at all for the Platinum; but they’re there for you if you so choose to go on.
Energy Core (PS4 & Vita) – 98.17%
Energy Core is kind of a broken Trophy list in the best way. This game requires a long list of puzzles completed en route to the Platinum. However, a convenient exploit exists where the entire list of challenges fly by after pressing X at the right time. For more information on this exploit, hop over to this guide for further detail; see Trophy Infinity Layer #50. Completion time normally runs about 2 to 3 hours, but this exploits shortens completion time to anywhere between 5 and 30 minutes. I managed to finish it in 22 minutes. Both the Vita and PS4 version have different lists, but Energy Core must be purchased on both versions. Cross-Buy is not an option, I’m afraid.
Everybody’s Gone to The Rapture (PS4) – 28%
There are a couple ways to approach Everybody’s Gone to The Rapture. The fastest is two playthroughs, one for collecting everything and the other for a more organic experience. This Platinum is rather guide-heavy, so it’s really up to you on how you want to approach this. Playing through naturally will mean that it’ll take three playthroughs to get the Platinum, extending past the 10-hour Platinum estimate, but the game has a strong aesthetic and nuance to it that I can’t see many people minding an extra run through the game.
Day of the Tentacle Remastered (PS4/Vita) – 55%
Day of the Tentacle Remastered is a point-and-click that takes a bit longer to Platinum, averaging around six hours or so. I recommend just going through the game casually instead of following a guide. On that note, playing through without a guide leaves you coming back multiple times to try and get the twelve missable Trophies along the way. These twelve Trophies are attached to twelve random actions that you might end up doing along the way anyway out of sheer curiosity, but knowing what they are beforehand will make getting the Platinum that much faster.
Grim Fandango (PS4/Vita) – 33%
Grim Fandango might be less appealing to someone looking for an easy Platinum, but with a little effort and some workarounds, it won’t take much more than fifteen hours. The real work comes from making sure that you don’t miss anything in each chapter, indicated as “years,” and moving past them without fulfilling that year’s requirements means that you’ve missed a trophy or two. In fact, Grim Fandango has seven missable Trophies, so this is one that would be tough to do without a guide. There are only four years, and saving at the beginning of each year will help keep you on track with little need to redo a great deal of the game.
Storm Boy (PS4) – 99.07%
Storm Boy has a rather delightful little story to it. Nonetheless, this is a very simple Platinum with a few mini-games that might hold up that final Trophy for a little bit. Earning this complete list takes a hair longer organically, but it’s still worth it. If that’s not your cup of team, a video walkthrough can get you through the game in 15 minutes. For instance, Youtuber IBadDriverI runs a nice, clean guide to navigate the tricky mini-games.
Inksplosion (PS4) – 91.51%
Inksplosion is a walk in the park when it comes to Platinum Trophies. Skill shortens how long it takes to complete, as is the case with any game. Regardless, Inksplosion will take an hour at the most. All this requires is to reach 100k points in Classic Mode and kill 100 enemies without dying in Hard Mode. Then kill one enemy in Hard Mode. It’s really very simple, adding a super quick and easy Platinum Trophy to your cabinet. The game isn’t half bad either.
InkSplosion is also Cross-Buy with a separate list for the Vita. Be warned, though: While there’s another Platinum to be had, the Vita version plays terribly. So, just expect it to be more frustrating than the PS4 version.
Lili: Child of Geos (PS4) – 74.23%
Lili: Child of Geos is the story of Lili on a journey to collect flowers for her mentor. The game itself is rather simple, and a couple of the trophies require a little bit of a grind. The Trophy List is rather straightforward, with the majority of the list popping as the narrative beats pass by. Gathering enough flowers and breaking enough flowerpots takes up the last bit of time on this list, but it’s not a great deal of added time. If you remain aware of these gathering Trophies and try to collect extras along the way, the overall experience feels more organic. All in all, Lili: Child of Geos is a charming, relaxing little romp on top of being an easy Trophy list.
What easy Platinum Trophies have you collected?