Need for Speed The Run Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A racing game and the eighteenth title in the Need for Speed series. The Platinum requires some serious driving skills, as well as online grinding.
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Need for Speed: The Run
Need for Speed: The Run is a racing game, and the eighteenth title in the Need for Speed franchise. Players engage in street racing across real locations in the US, while overtaking and damaging other cars in a hybrid style of arcade and simulated racing. It is the first game in the series to allow the driver out of the car and travel on foot, as well as include a rewind following a crash. Online multiplayer is also included, with up to 8 players.
Jackson "Jack" Rourke is a mechanic and street racer, who owes money to the mob after starting his own business. Jack decides the only way out of his situation is to flee from the mob until he can enter a street racing event named "The Run," which will earn him enough money to pay them back.
Need for Speed: The Run received mixed reviews, with an average score of 66%, praised for its courses and racing experience, but criticized for the story, poor AI, and shortness of the game.
Quite possibly the most difficult in the Need for Speed series to Plat, as it requires some serious driving skills, a lot of time, and even luck. Some of the online trophies are quite challenging, and reaching level 30 will be a long grind. Also, many of the offline challenges will require some skills, as well.
Heavily depending on your skills, and even luck with the online trophies, this Platinum can take anywhere between 35-50 hours of gameplay.
You'll first want to play through the story portion of the game. Yes, there's a trophy for completing the game on Extreme Difficulty, but there's an easy way around this, if you prefer. After you've completed the game on Easy, or whichever mode you prefer, and have unlocked Extreme, visit the stage select and choose stage 10 - East Coast. Once you're at position 2 after beating the Mercedez-Benz and the next race begins, hit start and change the difficulty to Extreme. Now, it's just a matter of completing the final race to unlock the Win At Winning trophy! If you've having trouble with the last race, check out the video demonstration by TurboReiji under our Links tab.
During your initial playthrough, you'll want to also complete each of the Challenges and earn at least a gold for each, to unlock their specified trophy. There are 9 silver trophies for each of the set of challenges, which become available during the course of the game.
Once you've finished all that, you can head into multiplayer and start working on those 27 online trophies. The What Else You Got? will require someone in your friends list to have this game, in order to accept their challenge and beat their time score. So either start making friends online, check out the boosting forums under our Links tab, or simply use/make another account.
While reaching Level 30 will be the biggest grind, and most likely your last online trophy to collect, you'll want to focus on getting the Choices, One For All, and Bonus Wheel trophies out of the way, as these are not only the more difficult ones, but somewhat luck-based as well. After, just keep grinding until you hit Level 30 and unlock the Legendary trophy.
Finally, once all the online trophies are completed, you can head back into offline and mop-up anything you're still missing.
A Walkthrough with videos, by steeltron:
And a text-based Walkthrough by a1ka1in:
Here's a great Trophy Guide by olivermc97 and GlennThomas, which includes the DLC:
And a detailed Trophy Guide here, by DaRe_xLw:
A simple Trophy Guide, here:
And an Achievement Guide (same as the trophies on PS3) by kornfan2007 and Xenolith666:
TurboReiji has a video demonstration of the Final Race on Extreme Difficulty:
Here's a list of XP Requirements:
A Boosting Forum on PlaystationTrophies:
And a Boosting Forum on PS3Trophies: