R.U.S.E. Trophy Guide. Difficulty: **** A real-time strategy game taking place during World War II. The game and Platinum is quite challenging, with time consuming online trophies if done legitimately.
R.U.S.E. is a real-time strategy game, in the spirit of the Command And Conquer and Total War series, taking place during World War II. The campaign involves both historical and fictional events during the invasion fo Nazi Germany in late 1944. Players must focus their efforts on managing both their economy as well as their units in order to reach success, while also using ruses and decoys to trick their enemies. The game includes online multiplayer for both co-op and competitive gameplay.
Joseph Sheridan joins the U.S. Army and gains control of the First Armored Division. After liberating Colditz Castle in order to free an undercover operative who possesses information regarding the identity of an Axis informer, the story flashes back in which Sheridan engages in the Battle of Monte Cassino, the Utah beach on D-Day, and Operation Market Garden.
R.U.S.E. received mainly positive reviews, with an average score of 77%, praised for its multiplayer, challenge, and overall lasting appeal.
The most time-consuming aspect to this game are the online trophies, and if you're attempting to unlock these legitimately, then they're all the more difficult, marking this platinum with a 4-star rating. However, if you have both online co-op partners as well as boosting buddies, then the difficulty could be brought down to a 3-star, though the game is still no walk in the park. Certainly easier than Tom Clancy's EndWar, but more challenging than other RTS titles.
Expect close to 100 hours of gameplay with boosting, and far more if you're going for the online trophies legitimately.
You can start by working your way through all 23 Missions in the Campaign. From the start, Hard difficulty is available, so if you're in a rush for that Platinum, we recommend beginning there. Completing Mission 23 on Hard difficulty will not only unlock the General Of The Army trophy, but also Brigadier General for easy, and Lieutenant General for medium. Along the way, you'll also be unlocking a number of story-related trophies naturally. Also, keep track of which secondary objectives you manage to complete. This way, you can just focus on those you missed when mopping-up later. Finally, try to use each of the 15 ruses at least once, which will also net you the Cunning trophy after finishing mission 21.
Once you've cleared the campaign, you can start unlocking the battle mode related trophies. You'll first want to start with defeating an AI on hard difficulty with a total victory for the Ace trophy, which will also automatically unlock the Recruit trophy. Then an AI on medium difficulty in all the time periods for the Trooper trophy. Now, there should only be four more AI profiles to beat for the Collector trophy. Last, mop up the battle mode by selecting easy and winning a battle with each of the 6 nations for the Ambassador trophy.
From here, you'll be heading into online. There are a number of operation-related trophies, some of which require an online co-op partner. The others, and more time consuming trophies, are the competitive. If you're looking for either a co-op partner or boosting buddy, check out the forums under our Links tab. Getting a winning streak of 10 in ranked matches for The Great trophy is pretty tricky if done legitimately. Also, keep track of which maps you've played for the Atlas trophy.
Once all of that's out of the way, you can mop-up anything you're still missing. Most likely, this will include reaching level 100 for the War God trophy. Winning battle modes on Hard difficulty is one of the quickest methods for this.
A text-based Walkthrough by roar888:
Here's a great Trophy Guide by lukey52:
And a Trophy Guide by Pixel-Zero:
And an Achievement Guide (same as the trophies on PS3) by Necromancer2k8:
An unfinished Trophy Guide by trophybot:
A Co-op Forum on PlaystationTrophies:
A Boosting Forum on PlaystationTrophies:
And a Boosting Forum on ps3trophies:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: