Ace Combat Assault Horizon Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** Take control of fighter jets and attack helicopters and fight against a renegade Force. Requires some serious skills and a lot of online grinding for the Platinum.
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Ace Combat Assault Horizon
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon is part of the Ace Combat flight series, though taking place in real Earth rather than on "Strangereal." Players take control of fighter jets, as well as a stealth bomber, a Black Hawk, an attack helicopter, and an AC-130. The game includes co-op and competitive online play.
Set in the near future, a renegade Russian force known as SRN has stolen a powerful experimental weapon and threatens to use it against Russia and the United States. Only a multinational U.N. military air force can stop them. The game takes place in a number of locations, including Tokyo, East Africa, Dubai, Russia, Miami, and Washington.
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon received generally positive reviews, with an average score of 74%, praised for its presentation, real-world settings and arcade-like controls, but criticized for its repetitiveness.
This is a high 3-star rating, as it requires some serious skills, online grinding, and online co-op related trophies. If you have a boosting partner, then the difficulty could be reduced to a low 3-star rating.
While the majority of the trophies will come easily during the course of the main game, you'll need to play it through on its difficulty mode, as well as receive "A-rankings" on each mission, which can be both tricky and frustrating. On top of which, there are 12 online trophies to worry about, one which requires you to play through all the missions via co-op, and another where you must spend 50 hours playing online.
Expect to spend around 100 hours on this game, depending on your skills.
Once thing nice about this game is you can play through and enjoy the campaign mode without worrying about the trophies, as everything can later be mopped-up in Free Mission mode. You will eventually need to beat the campaign on Elite mode, which is the more difficult and certainly challenging setting. So it's up to you fi you'd prefer to ease into the game and start on Normal, or aim straight for that platinum in the quickest time.
Once that's finished, and before embarking on obtaining the Ace Of Aces trophy, which requires an A-rank for each mission, we recommend going for the Co-Op mode first. The reason is because gaining A-ranks in co-op will earn you perks which will help make the Ace Of Aces trophy a little easier.
Once you've gotten the Warworlf Squadron, Formation Attack, and Welcome To Mission Co-Op trophies out of the way, you can start working your way through collecting A-rankings on each stage for the Aces Of Aces trophy. This is certainly the most difficult offline trophy, and will require much patience. If you're having serious trouble, check out the Ace Combat Assault Horizon trophy guide links and tips we've included under our Links tab.
Finally, you have the remaining online trophies to worry about. Many of these can be unlocked quicker with a boosting buddy. If you're in need of one, check out the forum under the Links tab. But the most time consuming will be Veteran Pilot, which requires you to play for a total of 50 hours - not including the time spent in the lobby. The time you invested in Co-Op will be included. Also, you can always check the time stamp on your save file to see where you're at and how many hours you need.
First, GameFront has a great Walkthrough:
And a great text-based Walkthrough, by Ace10of27Spades:
This is a fantastic Trophy Guide, by King_Ubu:
Another great Trophy Guide, this one by redcell89 & Submerge:
PSN Profiles has a few useful Trophy Tips:
Here's an Online Boosting Forum on PS3 Trophies:
These are some general tips by Shika, for the Ace Of Aces trophy:
And this is a video by SplatzST, demonstrating the Chain Master trophy:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: