Watch Dogs Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ** A third-person action-adventure set in an open-world where players use a smartphone for hacking as a weapon. The Platinum is of average difficulty, with a bit of time and some grinding required.
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Watch Dogs is a third-person action-adventure set in an open world. Players control a hacker who utilizes a smartphone to control aspects of the environment, such as traffic lights and trains, as well as access people's personal information and access security systems. The game also includes online co-op and competitive play.
Taking place in a fictional version of Chicago, Aiden Pearce is a hacker whose criminal past resulted in the death of his niece. Now, he's using his hacking skills to track down and seek revenge for those responsible.
Watch Dogs received positive reviews with an average score of 81%, praised for the visuals and detailed environment, stealth aspects, and overall fun, though criticized by some for its shallow story and lack of sympathy towards the main character.
The game is fairly average in terms of difficulty, though a bit time consuming. One full playthrough is required, with a fair bit of miscellaneous trophies to mop-up afterwards. While a few of the online trophies can be boosted, it's not entirely necessary. Overall, the Platinum difficulty is on par with most titles in the Assassin's Creed series, though with far less online grinding.
Expect roughly 40-50 hours of gameplay for the Platinum.
NOTE: The trophies on the PS4 have a separate list from those on the PS3.
The first thing to do is simply play through the story from beginning to end. While working through the 39 missions, we recommend keeping the online invasions turned on, so as to work towards the Traced trophy for being tailed five times. Once you obtain this trophy, feel free to switch it off.
Also, you can work towards finding songs for the Disc Space Full trophy, check in at all the hotspot locations you come across, and profile and hack as many citizens as you can. While there are no missable trophies in the game, doing this during your playthrough will simply save some grinding later on.
Once you've finished the story, it's time to finish up all those other trophies waiting to be unlocked. You can check your progress via the smartphone, where you can see you'll need to complete the side missions, the investigations, the online contracts, and the collectibles. There are also a few other miscellaneous trophies to unlock, so be sure to check out the Watch Dogs trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what you still need and their requirements.
Finally, there are five online trophies to obtain. If you've left the online invasions turned on this whole time, then hopefully you'll have already unlocked the Traced trophy by now. However, there is also invading and observing 10 enemy Fixers in online tailing for both the Stealth Cookie and Piggyback trophy, completing 10 public online races for the Superhighway trophy, and invade and hack 10 enemy Fixers for the Hackification trophy. If you're looking for some assistance, check out the boosting forums under our Links tab.
First, IGN has a Walkthrough here:
And a text-based Walkthrough by Krystal109:
Here's a great Trophy Guide by Wozamil, which includes the DLC:
And Vettes created a great Trophy Guide here:
And PS4Trophies has a useful Trophy Guide here:
And a useful Trophy Guide by Richard Duflo:
A video by PS4Trophies demonstrating the Magic Smoke trophy:
And a video by PS4Trophies demonstrating the Black Hat Trick trophy:
And the 8 Burner Phone Locations in a video by PS4Trophies:
And a video, also by PS4Trophies, demonstrating how to acquire all 23 SongSneak Collectible Songs:
And a video demonstrating the Social Lubricant trophy, by PS4Trophies:
Here's a Boosting Forum on PlaystationTrophies:
And a Boosting Forum on PS3Trophies:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: