Metal Gear Solid 4 Trophy Guide. Difficulty: **** The stealth series continues in this chronological sequel to Metal Gear Solid 2. The game was released in 2008, but added with trophy support in 2012. Requires a minimum of 8 playthroughs for the Platinum trophy.
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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, is the sixth MGS title directed by Hideo Kojima, and the chronological sequel to Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of the Liberty, taking place five years after. Guns of the Patriots was released world-wide in June of 2008, but was updated with a trophy patch in August 2012.
Set in 2014, Snake is suffering from Werner's Syndrome, resulting in accelerated aging and allowing only a year left to live. For his "final mission," he accepts a job from Colonel Roy Campbell, now working for the UN, to infiltrate Liquid's army camp in the Middle East to assassinate him.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots received high praise by nearly all online gaming critics, with an average score of 96% for its innovative gameplay, fantastic graphics and presentation, and clever story.
If you thought the previous HD Metal Gear Solid games were long and challenging for the platinum, Guns of the Patriots takes the cake. You will need to do a minimum of 8 playthroughs, and that's provided you managed to achieve your trophy-hunting and emblem-hunting goals in each. If you make a mistake, expect to do a ninth or tenth playthrough.
This 4-star rating is based on both time consumption (nearly 100 hours of gameplay) as well as skills involved.
There's no way getting around having to do 8 playthroughs, as you need to fulfill certain requirements to collect all the emblems. However, if you play your cards right, you can avoid having to perform more than eight. The game also includes a number of missable trophies you'll need to collect along the way - just make sure you've obtained them all at some point during your eight playthroughs. Check out the Metal Gear Solid 4 trophy guide links under our Links tab for further details.
NOTE: The trophies are not retroactive, which means if you've played and completed the game BEFORE the August 2012 trophy patch, you will not automatically acquire any trophies.
On your first playthrough, select Liquid Snake difficulty, and focus on acquiring The Chicken emblem. This includes having to play the game a total of 35 hours minimum, which makes this run an excellent opportunity to acquire the majority of the missable trophies, such as the "Doll" trophies, Flashback Mania, Sunlight!, Ghost Photophraph Addict, Crop Circle, and many others. By the end of this run, you should have hopefully 22 of the emblems collected. Check out the walkthroughs in our Links page for further details. Also, after having acquired The Chicken emblem, you will have obtained the Corpse Camo, which is necessary in the next step.
For your second playthrough, aim for the Assassin and Tarantula emblems. By the end of this run, you should also be able to obtain the Divine Wind and the I Just Don't Fear Death trophies.
Next, play the game four more times to acquire the next four emblems: Spider, Centipede, Leopard, and Jaguar. Also, use this opportunity to collect any other missable trophies you may have missed earlier. This includes the Infinite Ammo, Stealth Camouflage, and the I Am THE Expert On Weapons trophies.
Now, for the toughest part of the game, you'll be playing your seventh playthrough to acquire the Big Boss emblem. This will also unlock another 9 emblems, such as Hound, FoxHound, Fox, Raven, Pigeon, Wolf, Octopus, Mantis, and Scorpion, for a current total of 38 emblems.
Finally, load up your eighth and final playthrough, to acquire the remaining 2 emblems: Panther and Little Gray. After this, you should acquire the Sounds Of The Battlefield trophy, along with the Platinum.
In case you get stuck, here's a great Walkthrough on Mahalo:
Here is a wiki Walkthrough:
And a text-based Walkthrough, by Tarrun:
This is a fantastic, detailed Trophy Guide by Zolanton, and perhaps the most useful one on the internet:
Here is a text-based Trophy Guide, by Tarrun:
And a Trophy Guide, by Horror Spooky:
And a Trophy Guide, which includes videos, by Ferry Grenendijk:
This is a valuable Emblem Guide, by Zolanton:
And Zolanton's Walkthrough for the Big Boss Emblem:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: