The Evil Within Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A third-person survival horror directed by the creator of the Resident Evil series. The game requires at least 3 playthroughs, one of which on the hardest difficulty mode.
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The Evil Within
The Evil Within, known as Psycho Break in Japan, is a third-person survival horror, directed by Shinji Mikami, the creator of the Resident Evil series. Players battle nightmarish creatures and bosses with guns and melee weapons, while using stealth and avoiding traps, while making use of the environment in order to survive.
Sebastian Castellanos is a police detective who, along with his partner and a junior detective, arrive at the Beacon Mental Hospital to investigate a mass murder. Soon after their visit however, Sebastian is separated from his colleagues and thrown into a nightmare world.
The Evil Within received positive reviews with an average score of 76%, praised for its story, gameplay, environment, and creepy horror aspects, while the story was criticized by others, as well as a lack in character development.
The 3-star difficulty rating is more for the skill involved, rather than time. While a minimum of 3 playthroughs is required for the Platinum, one of these must be on Akuma difficulty, a mode which features one-hit kills with more enemies. The playthrough on Akuma difficulty, while still doable for any average player, can be incredibly challenging and frustrating, and the main reason for the 3-star difficulty.
Expect anywhere between 40-55 hours for the Platinum, heavily dependent on your skills, as well as how many playthroughs you do.
NOTE: The trophies on the PS4 have a separate list from those on the PS3. However, the trophies on the Japanese version Psycho Break share the same trophies on both the PS4 and PS3.
In order to get the Platinum in the least number of playthroughs possible, you'll want to start your first playthrough on Survival difficulty, which will unlock both the First Step Into Darkness and Another Day On The Job trophies. Here, you'll want to complete the game without using any green gel to perform upgrades, in order to unlock the It Is What It Is trophy. You'll also want to follow one of the collectible guides under our Links tab to find all the audio tapes, map fragments, newspapers, personal documents, missing persons posters, and notes, for the Every Nook And Cranny trophy, as well as all 45 keys to unlock their respective lockers for the Master Of Unlocking trophy.
Also, there are a number of kill-related trophies you should aim for during your first playthrough, as well. This includes reaching 400 kills for the One Man Army trophy, as well as a few others for killing enemies with torches, melee attacks, etc. However, since you're not upgrading your player-character, some of these may be difficult at this time and you may wish to work on these during a mop-up stage later. Plus, there is a chapter-select available after completing the game.
Lastly, there are some chapter-specific trophies as well, one for each of the chapters between 2 and 8, as well as chapters 10, 12, and 14. Check out the Evil Within trophy guide links under our Links tab for more details on these. If you miss any of these, remember that there will be a chapter select later.
Once you've unlocked the It Is What It Is trophy, it's time to use Chapter Select to farm for Green Gel to fully upgrade your player-character. The quickest way for this is to farm on Chapter 3: Claws of the Horde on Casual mode. Once you've fully upgraded all attributes, you'll unlock the Hardbody trophy, and be ready for the next step.
Select New Game+ on Casual difficulty, and clear the game in under 5 hours for The Quick And The Dead trophy. Since you've already cleared the game on Survival difficulty, you'll now have both a Rocket Launcher and Machine Gun at your disposal, which makes those boss fights much faster. Keep in mind that while pausing the game will not add to your time, you will lose time from dying, reloading checkpoints, and watching cutscenes.
With that done, it's time to mop up all the miscellaneous trophies with the exception of Master Of Horror and You Asked For It trophies. With Sebastian now fully upgraded, using the Chapter Select and mopping up what's left shouldn't be too much of a problem. Check out the Evil Within trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what you still need and their requirements.
Finally, it's time for one last playthrough, this time on Akuma difficulty, the most challenging mode in the game. This must be done on a new game, and NOT a New Game+. Not only is there less ammo in the game, and more enemies, but your player-character will die after one hit. This is no easy task, but as long as you remain patient and determined, any average player can complete it. Check out the some of the tips under our Links tab if you need extra assistance. Clearing the game on Akuma difficulty will unlock both the You Asked For It and the Master Of Horror trophies.
If you've completed everything else by this point, then you should also unlock your hard-earned Platinum. Congratulations!
First, here's a Walkthrough on IGN:
A Walkthrough by Ferry Groenendik:
And a text-based Walkthrough by Absolute Steve and BK Stunt:
Here's a great Trophy Guide by Aeirou and Rawanz which includes the DLC:
And Lothym and Platisfaction have a great Trophy Guide here:
And another useful Trophy Guide, this one by hawk199:
A simple but useful Trophy Guide by Ferry Groenendijk:
And an Achievement Guide (same as the trophies on PS4 and PS3) by Tyger7:
A Collectibles Guide by Harry94:
And a Collectibles Guide by Ferry Groenendijk:
A video Akuma Difficulty Walkthrough by TheSeraphim17:
A video by Gaso demonstrating how to Farm for Green Gel on Chapter 3:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: