Death Stranding Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** An action game taking place in an open-world post-apocalyptic United States. The Platinum is not difficult but will require many hours of gameplay and grinding.
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Death Stranding is an action game designed by Kojima Productions, and is the first game by Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear Solid series, since leaving Konami in 2015. Set in an open-world post-apocalyptic United States in which creatures roam the Earth, players control a courier who must deliver supplies to isolated colonies and reconnect their communications network.
Freelance courier Sam Porter Bridges, played by actor Normal Reedus, sets off on a quest to help humanity which is close to extinction by journeying across the continent and reconnect colonies while avoiding the spectral creatures that roam the world.
Death Stranding received positive reviews with an average score of 82%, and won several Game Awards, praised for its music, voice acting, graphics, and creative concept, while criticized by some for its repetitiveness and added details which some critics found more frustrating than fun.
The Platinum for Death Stranding is not particularly difficult, but very time consuming with a lot of grinding, hence the 3-star difficulty. There are no missable trophies to worry about, as the game allows for a post-game play in which all outstanding trophies can be mopped-up. There are technically six online trophies, though these merely require online connectivity as you play single-player. Only the Growth Of A Legend trophy requires 20 deliveries to be made on Hard difficulty, though this can be done anytime in post-game, which means the story can be played on the easiest setting.
Expect anywhere around 100 hours for the Platinum depending on how you play the game, whether you are exploring and taking your time, or rushing through.
There are no missable trophies to worry about, so you can begin by simply playing through the story and enjoying it. You can switch the difficulty mode at anytime. There is only one trophy, Growth Of A Legend, which requires you to make 20 deliveries on Premium difficulty, though this can be easily be done in post-game. As a result, feel free to play the game on its easiest difficulty mode.
Keep in mind that there are six trophies which require you to be connected online as you play through the game. Also, avoid using lethal weapons on any NPCs or MULEs, as a “voidout” will occur if the body is left to decompose over three days.
By the time you complete the story, you will have unlocked a massive chunk of the trophies.
After the credits, you will enter a post-game mode. Here is where you will want to change the difficulty mode to Hard in order to get S ranking on 20 Premium Deliveries for the Growth Of A Legend trophy. Work on getting all Facilities to 5 Stars, reach at least Grade 60 in all delivery evaluation categories, collect all Memory Chips, fabricate all available items, as well as build and fully upgrade all structures. If you feel this will take a lot of time, that is because it will. Expect to put in more hours in the post-game play than in completing the story.
Once those objectives are complete, simply mop up any miscellaneous trophies you may still have outstanding. Be sure to check out the Death Stranding trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what trophies you are still missing and their requirements.
First, IGN has a Walkthrough here:
And a detailed Walkthrough by Peter Brown:
Here is a great Trophy Guide by pennysticks:
And PowerPyx has a great Trophy Guide here:
And here's a detailed Trophy Guide by vex1993:
vinheim has some good Trophy Guide tips here:
A simple but useful Trophy Guide by Huzaifah Durrani:
Here's a video demonstration of the Growth Of A Legend trophy, by pennysticks:
And a video demonstration of the Any Porter In A Storm trophy, also by pennysticks:
And pennysticks' video demonstration of the Public Service Porter trophy:
And a video demonstration of the In Sam We Trust trophy, by pennysticks:
Here is pennysticks' video demonstration of the God Particle Go Getter trophy:
Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List: