Driver San Francisco Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** An action racing game and the fifth title in the Driver series. The Platinum is quite time consuming, with online trophies that can be tough to unlock without boosting.
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Driver: San Francisco
Driver: San Francisco is an action racing game, and the fifth title in the Driver series, which began on the PlayStation One. Players play through a series of story-related events in an open world, selecting from 125 different vehicles. Split screen and online multiplayer modes are also included.
During a prison transfer, criminal mastermind Jericho has broken free, putting undercover cop John Tanner into a coma in the process. While lying in bed, Tanner has the ability to possess the citizens of San Francisco, called Shifting, and using them to track down and capture his nemesis.
Driver: San Francisco received positive reviews, with an average score of 80% praised for its innovative Shift mechanic, as well as its multiplayer feature. The storyline was criticized for being both ridiculous, and a departure from the Driver series.
The offline trophies aren't too bad, only time consuming. But the online trophies, without boosting, is what brings this difficulty score to a 3-star. With three boosting partners, it's possible to bring this rating down to a high 2-star, but even then connecting - and staying connected - is a challenge, on top of what's required for the trophies.
With a boosting partner, realistically it could take about 50 hours to Platinum. Without, this Platinum is far more time consuming, as well as frustrating.
Since the game is open-world, there isn't much need for a roadmap. Simply play through the story, unlocking all the story-related trophies, while purchasing all the vehicles, upgrades and garages along the way.
Once that's finished, you can complete all the activities and dares, as well as any other miscellaneous trophies you're still missing, such as collecting all the clapperboards and completing 30 freedrive cop chases.
After all that, you have the 15 online trophies to worry about, and this is where the time consumption comes in. You will need to reach Level 38 in order to unlock all three level-related trophies. This will take up the most time, but there are a number of other trophies to acquire along the way. Boosting will certainly make this much easier, but we've had trouble both connecting and staying connected with our peers. Also, take note there is no invite feature, so your boosting friends will need to find one another.
IGN has a Walkthrough, here:
And a video Walkthrough by Josh Romero:
And a text-based Walkthrough by redapocalypse04:
Lordilson has a useful Trophy Guide, here:
And a great Trophy Guide here, by ericvoltage:
And an Achievement Guide (same as the trophies on PS3) by Saru 92:
Here's a video by RacingVideoGames, demonstrating the Blast From The Past trophy:
And RacingVideoGame's video demonstrating the Ramped Up! trophy:
And MotoGamesTV has a video showing how to unlock the Show Off! trophy:
For those online trophies, here's a Boosting Forum on PlaystationTrophies:
And a Boosting Forum on PS3Trophies:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: