Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A third-person action adventure with stealth elements, and the ninth title in the Metal Gear Solid series. While the difficulty is arguably average, the Platinum demands over 150 hours of gameplay.
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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a third-person action-adventure with stealth elements, is the ninth installment in the Metal Gear Solid series, and takes place after the stand-alone prologue, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. The game takes place in an open-world environment, sneaking around guards, moving across the terrain either on foot, horseback, or by vehicles, and possesses a base-building system that allows for developing weapons and items.
Nine years following the events of Ground Zeroes, Big Boss has awakened from his coma and is now leading the Diamond Dogs, a new mercenary group. Meanwhile, Venom Snake heads to war-torn Afghanistan to seek those responsible for the destruction of MSF, while uncovering a plan by the Patriots to develop a new Metal Gear system.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain received high praise with an average score of 95%, praised for its visuals, creativity in gameplay, storyline, and overall excitement.
The game is fairly average in terms of difficulty. However, the time required brings this difficulty rating up to a 3-star. Several missions will need to be replayed several times in order to acquire S ranks in each. Also, there's quite a lot to keep you busy, including completing all the Side Ops and finding every collectible. There are 3 online trophies, however they can be played in solo and merely require an internet connection. While arguably one of the easier games in the Metal Gear Solid series, The Phantom Pain will still monopolize much of your time in order to unlock that Platinum.
Expect well over 150 hours on this one.
NOTE: The Trophies on the PS4 have a separate list from those on the PS3.
There are no missable trophies, so we recommend simply playing through the game and enjoying the story.
Once you've enjoyed your run, it's time to get busy. The next step is to replay missions and obtain S ranks. Doing so will unlock the Executed trophy for completing all mission tasks, and the Elite trophy for getting S rank, as well as a few others along the way. This may sound easier said than done, so check out some of the guides under our Links tab if you're having trouble. Expect to replay some of these missions two to four times.
After all that, it's time to mop-up what's left. This includes completing all the Side Ops, as well as developing weapons and items for the Locked And Loaded trophy, and extracting all wild animal species for the Conservation trophy. Check out the Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what you're still missing and their requirements.
IGN has a Walkthrough here:
A detailed Walkthrough by Absolute Steve:
And a Walkthrough by Ferry Groenendijk:
Here's a great Trophy Guide by BeforeJam:
A useful Trophy Guide by PowerPyx:
And A-Brawl3r has a great Trophy Guide here:
And an Achievement Guide (same as the trophies on PS3 & PS4) by BiggD:
A video by PowerPyx showing all the Animal Locations:
And a video for all the Blueprint Locations, also by PowerPyx:
Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List: