Shadow of the Colossus Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ** An action adventure and complete revamp of the original 2005 title first released on the PS2. The Platinum is a little easier than the PS3 version, mainly due to improved controls.
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Shadow of the Colossus PS4
Shadow of the Colossus is an action adventure, first released on the PlayStation 2 in 2005, revamped with trophy support for the PlayStation 3 in September 2011 as part of The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection, and now a vastly improved remaster for the PlayStation 4. Players seek out and defeat various colossi by discovering their weak points and often using the environment to the player's advantage.
Taking place in a vast, unpopulated area known as Forbidden Land, the Wander is on a quest to revive a girl named Mono by defeating sixteen monolithic beings known as the colossi.
The original Shadow of the Colossus on the PlayStation 2 received critical acclaim with an average score of 92%, praised for its innovative style in both visuals and gameplay, music, and presentation.
Due to the complete revamp, which improved both controls and technical issues, the Platinum for the PS4 version of Shadow of the Colossus is easier than the first, particularly with the Hard Time Attack. Experienced players could obtain the Platinum in just four playthroughs, while those new to the game may require five to seven.
Expect between 20-35 hours, depending on previous experience.
NOTE: The trophies on the PS4 have a separate, and slightly different, list than those on the PS3.
If this is your first time to play, we recommend starting on Easy or Normal and just enjoy the game from start to finish. You'll unlock a number of trophies naturally during your playthrough, as well as get used to the mechanics of the game.
If you're an experienced player, then we recommend your first playthrough on Hard mode, to better prepare you for the Time Attack challenges later. This is also a good opportunity to go for the Speed Demon trophy, which requires Hard mode to be cleared in under 5 hours, 41 minutes, as well as the Last Man Standing trophy for completing the game without dying - just be sure to save often and reload if you die.
Next, it's time for the Time Attacks. Start a New Game+ and select Hard mode. Pray in front of the statues at the main shrine by pressing R2 to start the Time Attack. Doing so on Hard will reward you with special weapons or clothing which can be used during the later playthroughs, as well as the Queen's Sword for completing all 16 colossi.
Then, do the same on Normal mode. When you select New Game+, be sure to chose the same file where you saved your Time Attack on Hard. This way you can unlock the Speed King trophy, which requires obtaining all Time Attack items as a set.
After that, it's basically a matter of getting all the miscellaneous trophies. This should probably include maxing out the Wander's Health and Stamina bars for the Intrepid Mortal trophy, and can either be done by doing full playthroughs (if there are other trophies you still need) or repeatedly killing the first colossi and starting another New Game+ with the same file over and over. Farming the first colossi is perhaps quicker, if you don't need any more trophies for another playthrough. Be sure to check out the Shadow of the Colossus trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what you still need and their requirements.
IGN has a Walkthrough here:
And a text-based Walkthrough by anarcho_selmiak:
Here's a great Trophy Guide by Cage:
And PowerPyx has a useful Trophy Guide here:
And a great Trophy Guide by Necroadr:
And agoxen has a useful Trophy Guide here:
And a useful Trophy Guide by Chandler Wood:
A video demonstration of the Hard Time Attack Boss Fights by HarryNinetyFour:
And a video demonstration of the Hard Time Attack Boss Fights by PS4Trophies:
And a video of all the Shrine Locations by GamerForEterinty:
A Time Trials and Items Guide by Phoenixgaming1:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: