Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** Not a particularly difficult Platinum, but be prepared to invest well over 100 hours of gameplay.
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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Like the other games in the Elder Scrolls series, Skyrim is a first-person (or third) action RPG with an open world. After the initial introduction, players are free to roam from one end of the map to the other, explore mountains and caverns, find locations, chat with townspeople, and partake in numerous quests and side-quests, in addition to the main storyline.
In the world of Skyrim, you are saved from execution after its interruption by a legendary dragon. As it seems, these creatures have sprung up out of nowhere and threaten the fate of the land. But you are the Dragon Born, a being capable of absorbing the dragon's spirit and wielding its power - and destined to face the dragon god, Alduin.
The game received overwhelming praise by nearly all gaming magazines, with an average score of 95% for its outstanding adventure, complex story and overall fun-factor which supply hours and hours of entertainment.
If you've played the Fallout series - or Oblivion on Xbox 360 - then you can imagine what's involved in getting 100%. Skyrim is not particularly difficult - you can even adjust the mode during gameplay to its easiest setting without affecting the trophies - but the 3-star rating is more for the amount of time consumption this platinum requires. Be prepared to sink well over 100 hours into this one.
NOTE: The Trophies on the PS4 version have a separate list than those on the PS3.
Two-thirds of the trophies are story-based, and will come naturally as you progress through the game. Each guild has three trophies - joining, a half-way point, and completion. Plus there are trophies for each stage of the main quest. Avoid selling apparel given to you upon joining a guild, for some of these - such as the Thieves Guild - will be upgraded upon finishing the final quest. If you sold it, the outfit can't be upgraded, and you can't get the trophy.
Then there are trophies for reaching certain levels, and completing a set number of side quests and miscellaneous quests. These can be done anytime during the game.
The remaining are a few challenge-based trophies, such as escaping from jail or acquiring a bounty in every town. Again, these can be done whenever you feel like it.
For the Golden Touch trophy, you must have 100,000 gold total in your possession. This means save, save, save! At the end of the Dark Brotherhood quest, you'll be given 20,000 gold to hand over. Keep it as a jump to the 100,000 before giving it away to complete the quest.
If you're having trouble getting a skill up to 100 for the Skill Master trophy, we recommend sneaking. Find a safe room, such as in an Inn where people are either walking around or sleeping. Then hit the L3 and "sneak" into a corner. Tie an elastic band around the analog stick, wrapping it around the controller to its handle, so that you'll be constantly "sneaking" into the wall. Leave it on while you sleep, watch a movie, or read a book, and soon you'll have your 100 Sneak level.
The most valuable Walkthrough is a wiki guide hosted by IGN:
Here's an entire website dedicated to Skyrim, which includes a Walkthrough and other secrets. Though the site is filled with advertisements, it's free and can be useful:
Here is another Walkthrough on Game Front, which continues to grow in size:
Here's a great Trophy Guide by bigboy989 and king_0_hell:
This fantastic Trophy Guide was created by olsen77:
Another Trophy Guide, by Dalton "Horror Spooky" Cooper, posted here:
A great Achievement Guide (same as the trophies on PS3 & PS4) posted here, by Webb:
Here is a contributing and growing Trophy Guide, posted on PSN Profiles:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: