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-Estimated trophy difficulty
: 37 + 1 platinum
-Approximate amount of time to platinum
: 50-70 hours (depending on skill, it could be more or less)
-Minimum Number of playthroughs needed
-Number of missable trophies
-Do cheat codes disable trophies
: No cheats
This game can be take an enormous amount of skill to platinum. It will frustrate you so much that you will want to throw your controller out of the window. However, it is probably the most fun off road racing game on the PS3 and if you were just to play it for fun every now and then you would really enjoy it. But these trophies require you to be extremely skilled at every track because of the time trials and the festival can be gruelling in the later stages. Not to mention that you have to battle out online, win 3 races in a row and reach the rank of legend. I have estimated about 12 online trophies but some apply for both offline and online including trophies such as win 5 races on each track and wreck your vehicle 250 times and many other trophies. In my opinion this is a very prestigious platinum trophy to have.
Step 1 - Festival Playthrough
Ok. Do not make the mistake that I did. In this step I would recommend that you do not go online at all. Head straight for the festival where you will be introduced gradually to the 16 tracks. At first in the early stages you will find the races very easy and should hopefully get many gold medals. You need to learn the tracks very well and know the shortcuts. Find out the quickest way for you and the way you prefer to go and it is very important that you know what vehicles you like for which track, although some races you don't have any choice in what vehicle to choose. There are 3 different types of races that you will have to do in the festival. There are speed events, driving through checkpoints, elimination events, where a racer is eliminated after a certain period of time and you have to be the last one. There is also of course the standard races. In the later stages of the speed events I would advise that you go through the track a few times, get to know where the checkpoints are then attempt the race. Don't worry if it takes you at least a few times to get the the gold medal because it is difficult! Then there are the elimination events. With these try to stay away from the other vehicles and take the shortest possible route. You need to be out in front leading the race, and eventually all the other vehicles will be eliminated providing another gold medal for you. And with the standard races if you are in a big vehicle, try ramming a few other vehicles so they are further behind you and again take the best route. By now you should have a fair few of the festival related trophies and you will need to try the "Can't Touch this" trophy. Pick your favourite rank 8 race and stay as far away from the other vehicles as you can but if you do get wrecked you can just restart the race. Don't worry about the 96 silver medals because that will automatically come as you go for the 96 gold medals. Just check which races you haven't got a gold medal on and work on that race until you do. Don't move onto another one, just be patient and focus and you will win the race even if it takes 10 tries. Then move onto the next one and you will have got an extra gold and silver trophy. Festival completed!!! Step 2 coming up next.
Step 2 - Clean up Trophy Run using Freeplay
This is the clean up trophy run and you can use free play to get these very quickly. Some trophies you might need to get still in this run include:
With these trophies they require you to win 50 races with a lightweight, a heavyweight and a mediumweight vehicle. You can check the trophy guide if you are unsure which vehicles are in what class. Check which trophies of these you still need, for example if you need lightweight choose the bike set up a free play race on your favourite track and set the computer settings to easy. Win the race and repeat till you get the trophy. Do the same with the other two trophies with the right vehicles.
Note: The "Tortoise" trophy has to be done in festival. It didn't work for me in free play but it did in
Please refer to the trophy guide for necessary roughness and the tumbler trophies.
So we have made good progress now and are nearly onto the online trophies but first we have to get the two time trial trophies. Time to move onto step 3.
Step 3 - Time trials
You now need to beat the developer's times for every track with every vehicle. It sounds pretty bad doesn't it? However by now you know all the vehicles and all the tracks off by heart. You could do them with your eyes shut. Well, not quite. But this isn't as hard as you think it will be, however it can take a long time to do. Go to wreckreation, time trials and choose the race and vehicle and beat the developer's ghost. It may take you a few times to do but you will be able to do it. Unfortunately it won't actually tell you if you have beaten the time so you will have to choose the race and car and see if you have got a faster time than the developer's. And to cheer you up, they bunged in a "Ghost rider" trophy so you will get a trophy on the way to 128 races! You will feel relieved when you finish the time trials. So once you have done this, you can move onto the final stage. ONLINE!
You should now have all the trophies apart from the online ones. Somewhere along the way you will have picked up the gold trophy for winning 250 races, probably in step 2. Now it is time for step 4.
Step 4 - Online
This step is to gain the online trophies. Complete 50 casual races first, as then you really just have the ranked online races to play. You should get to veteran rank fairly quickly but the key in online is not to wreck. Every time I wreck I get seriously frustrated and then I think I haven't got much of a chance. But if you followed the steps, you shouldn't have much of a problem. You wil win along the way and without wrecking netting you a few more trophies. You will have the 3 hardest trophies to get. Win 3 ranked races in a row. You can either boost this, or try to get your favourite track every time. Colossus Canyon every time I am almost guaranteed to win and I probably win that race online about 9/10 times. So know your favourite tracks and if it doesn't come up, quit before the race starts and retry. You have got a better chance if you try this method at rank 1, because you will be with people who are new to the game. Once you get that out of the way, head for hero and legend. Again if you want to quit and restart the game so you get a race you like try that, otherwise your percentage will go down.
And there you have it!! Another prestigious platinum should be added to your collection.