Afrika Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ** A third-person adventure as you wander through a part of Africa taking shots of the wildlife. Only requires a bit of time, but is an easy Platinum if you’re following a walkthrough.
You play as a journalist sent to Africa (probably near Kenya or Tanzania, though the game doesn't specify) to photograph animals in their habitat. Basically lacking a story, you receive e-mails of "jobs" which will pay you for taking pictures of specific animals, usually from a specific position (eg. a head shot of a zebra) or in an action pose (eg. flamingos taking off from the water). With the money you earn, you'll be able to purchase new cameras and upgrades.
The game requires much patience (waiting for that hippo to yawn can take awhile!) but can be a very relaxing game. It's a nice break between shooting robots and running from zombies.
For more information, check out our Afrika Review.
This is a low 2-star rating. By using the walkthroughs provided under our Links tab, this game is a piece of cake. The only reason we gave Afrika two stars instead of one, is due to the time required. There are no missable trophies, and if you happen to clear the story before taking all the necessary photographs, don't worry! You'll re-spawn back at the camp after the credits roll.
NOTE: The Japanese version, released in late 2008, does NOT have Trophy Support. The North American version, released a year later in October 2009, arrived AFTER Sony stipulated that all PlayStation 3 games must include Trophies.
Your photographing skills don't need to be very professional. Getting a C will still allow you to clear that mission, though with a smaller reward. In the end, you'll have more money than required to make the necessary purchases of equipment. So you needn't worry about that, either. Take pictures of everything that you even think is new - including birds. You won't lose points for sending the photos, but you'll be building your library if you snap an animal you hadn't taken before.
During a mission, take several pictures. When you return to your camp, upload each one to your head office, to see which received the highest grade - then send that one to claim the highest reward.
If you completed all the missions in your Inbox, but haven't received any new e-mails, simply take a nap. You'll get more the next day.
Here is an EXCELLENT Trophy Guide / Walkthrough which you can download from MegaUpload in pdf format. This is basically all you'll need to find every bird and animal and collect every trophy in the game. It was put together as a group effort by several gamers, and is very clear with detailed photographs:
Although 99% of your trophy hunting can be done using the above pdf guide, here is another Trophy Guide just for variety:
The Tsetes Fly can be tricky to find. Here's a Youtube video by Zer0tobackdown showing its precise location, along with a few other hidden creatures:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: