Dead Nation Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ** A top-down shoot’em up in a post-apocalyptic world filled with flesh-eating zombies. The Platinum requires a minimum of two playthroughs, one with a friend either local or online.
Dead Nation is a top-down shoot 'em up game, much in the style of Smash TV or Gauntlet. It is a PSN download - though supporting a platinum - and was one of the games released for free during Sony's "Welcome Back" package.
In a post-apocalyptic scenario, zombies have taken over the world due to a virus outbreak. The protagonists are (either) Jack McReady and/or Scarlett Blake, who leave their shelter in search of food and water. Along the way, they come across a radio signal and are contacted by a Doctor Morton who is developing a cure. Jack/Scarlett must search out the doctor, as well as the items he needs for the cure, while blasting a path through numerous zombies.
The game received fairly decent reviews, with an average score of 75%. Though simple as PSN downloads go, the game is a fun shooter with enough variety to keep the player interested throughout the game.
This is a high 2-star rating. You'll need to play through the game twice at the very least, though many will go for three rounds. You'll also need a friend - either online or with a second controller - as well as a walkthrough to find every piece of loot throughout the game. A chapter select makes mopping up a bit easy.
There are two ways in going about this platinum: long and easy, or quick and difficult. If you're going for quick and difficult, set the mode on Grim - which is necessary to unlock Morbid. If Grim proves too difficult when you're trying to acquire other trophies along the way, play on Normal first - but you'll still need to play through on Grim later.
The most troublesome trophy is King of Looter, which requires you to find ALL the loot in every mission. This includes all the cars which can be opened, and it's easy to miss one. Follow one of the walkthroughs under our Links tab to help with this one, and keep in mind that it's very easy to miss something. Often, if you receive 97% at the end of a mission, it means that you've probably missed a single car. And yes, you'll have to try the entire mission again. Also, be careful not to blow up any cars (this is why playing on Normal for this might make things easier, as you'll be shooting a lot on Grim, and accidentally hit a car).
You'll also need to play through the campaign with a friend. So either get online, or invite someone to your home. The game is too difficult to simply plug in an extra controller and play by yourself. You can try, of course. Though we recommend the more social approach.
Many of the upgrades you'll acquire during a single playthrough.
This is a great, detailed Trophy Guide by trophybot:
Here's a great Trophy Guide by Jack and Harry94:
And Platisfaction has a useful Trophy Guide here:
This is a Loot Guide by Jack. Just scroll down till you see it:
And if you prefer video, here's the first part of a Youtube video by UgStrategy, showing all the Locations of Loot and Armor:
And here's a Boosting Forum for finding a co-op partner, on PS3Trophies:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: