The Evil Within 2 Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ** Known as PsychoBreak 2 in Japan, a third-person survival horror and sequel to the 2014 The Evil Within. The Platinum is not too difficult if using cheats.
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The Evil Within 2
The Evil Within 2, known as Psycho Break 2 in Japanese, is a third-person survival horror and sequel to the 2014 The Evil Within. The game has a more open-world feel compared to its predecessor with larger maps that allow for multiple methods to progress through the levels, as well as provide more exploration where players may find and complete side missions and find weapons. Players often have the choice to either take down enemies using a variety of weapons, or perform stealth tactics to avoid combat.
Three years after the events of the first game, Sebastian Castellanos has since quit the Krimson City Police Department following the trauma that still haunts him. However, after learning that his wife Lily may still be alive, he heads into an idyllic American town named Union being simulated by a new STEM system, with his wife used as the Core.
The Evil Within 2 received positive reviews with an average score of 80%, praised for its horror aspects, challenge, and overall fun, though received mixed reviews on its open-world style and story.
The road to the Platinum is technically quite challenging, and would warrant a 3-star difficulty rating. However, there are cheats which can be used to make your playthrough much easier and do not disable trophies, hence the 2-star rating. A minimum of 2.5 playthroughs is required, as well as finding an assortment of collectibles and getting kill-related trophies.
Expect between 25-45 hours for the Platinum, depending on how many playthroughs you decide to do, and whether or not you use the cheats.
First, if you plan on using the cheats, you’ll first need to make sure the game has been updated with the 1.05 patch. Next, you’ll need to subscribe to Bethesda. If you haven’t already, the link to Bethesda.net is under our Links tab. From there, you’ll have access to a number of cheats that do not disable trophies. These include infinite Stamina, one-shot kills, and infinite health. Essentially, these will make you nearly invincible. There is also a cheat which adds an Akumu difficulty, though this is not required for the Platinum.
If you’re in a rush for that Platinum, then start your first playthrough on Nightmare, which is the hardest mode that is first available. There are two reasons for this. One, is that you will need to to have all your weapons saved under the same save slot in order to unlock the Powerhouse trophy, and one of the weapons is only unlocked after clearing Nightmare (or Classic) mode. The second, is that completing on Nightmare will better prepare you for the challenge of your Classic mode playthrough later.
Along the way, you’ll want to try to get all the side-mission trophies completed, which are all technically missable. Also, there are a number of collectibles to find, so be sure to check out the collectibles guides under our Links tab. Finally, there are several kill-related trophies to get as well. We recommend checking out the Evil Within trophy guide links under our Links tab and get familiar with what you need to do.
Once you’ve finished your Nightmare playthrough, load up the same save and begin a new game on New Game+ on Casual difficulty. Here is where you can complete all the abilities and upgrades you still need, as well as mop-up any missing trophies from your first playthrough. You won’t need to play all the way through, though your goal here should be to get all the outstanding trophies except for the You Asked For It…Again and Platinum trophy. Again, check out the Evil Within trophy guide links to see what you still need and their requirements.
With all that done, it should be time for your Classic mode playthrough. What makes this particularly challenging, even if using the cheats, is that there are no checkpoints and only seven saves, which means you’ll need to repeat many portions of the game if you die. If you’re having trouble with this, check out some of the Classic mode walkthroughs under our Links tab.
After completing this playthrough, and if you’ve been following these steps, you should unlock the You Asked For It…Again trophy, as well as the Platinum.
First, IGN has a Walkthrough here:
And a text-based Walkthrough by Bkstunt_31:
Here's a great Trophy Guide by Mordred87:
And a great Trophy Guide by Lothym and Platisfaction here:
And a Trophy Guide by PowerPyx with plenty of videos:
And optimusmart and Optinooby have a useful Trophy Walkthrough here:
And an Achievement Guide (same as the trophies on PS4) by LickableLemons7 and PowerPyx:
A link to Bethesda.com if you wish to use the Cheats:
An All Weapons Collectibles Guide by Trophy Germany:
An All High-Grade Weapon Parts & Red Gels Collectibles Guide by Trophy Germany:
And an All Files, Keys, Memories, Objects, and Slides Collectibles Guide by Trophy Germany:
A video demonstration of the Kick, Shoot, Burn trophy by PowerPyx:
A video demonstration of the Sometimes Fighting Isn't The Answer trophy, also by PowerPyx:
PowerPyx's video demonstration of the Death From Above trophy:
And a video demonstration of the No More Playing With Fire trophy by PowerPyx:
And a video demonstration of the Melancholy Memories trophy by PowerPyx:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: