Guide By: TheFlyingToaster
+ Estimated Trophy Difficulty: 7/10
+ Trophy Breakdown: 1-4-6-34
+ Offline: 31-6-4
+ Online: 3-0-0
+ Approximate Time To Platinum: 15-20 hours
+ Playthroughs Needed: 2
+ Missable Trophies: None
+ Glitched Trophies: Possibly "Armed to the Teeth" (See trophy in guide & step 1 of the road map)
Step 1 - First playthrough of the game:
Your first task is to play though the game on your chosen difficulty. There are 3 difficulties available to you from the start (Easy, Medium & Hard) with Elite being unlocked once you beat the game. Obviously if you want the easiest time, go for easy. On this playthrough you should try and get all the collectables. Not having to worry about them on Elite is nice and getting them in this playthrough will save you time running through the missions on chapter select. See "Information Warfare" & "The Sweetest, Darkest Juice is at its Core" for video guides of both types of collectable.
The other thing you should be working towards on this playthrough is "Armed to the Teeth". You will start the game with some weapons, earn others as you progress and need to pick up the rest during missions (and carry them to the end of that mission to add them to your collection). See the trophy in the guide for more information on the weapons. Just always keep an eye out for new weapons on fallen enemies and dotted around the map (often there are groups of weapons near checkpoints and ammo crates). Then hopefully you will only have a handful left after your playthrough and can mop up the rest on Elite or in chapter select.
Note: People have reported having trouble unlocking this trophy and It seems It's to do with gaining weapons through custom missions. If you get the last weapon you need through a custom mission, the trophy may not unlock. The potential fix is to reacquire that weapon in the single player campaign. Obviously that means you need to know what the last weapon you needed was. To avoid having to worry about this, It's a good idea to just concentrate on getting the weapon in the campaign mode.
You will get all of the unmissable story related trophies on this run as well as one of either "Executioner" & "Peace Keeper". These are the two trophies based on a choice at the end of the game. You don't need to worry about them as you are guaranteed to get one so just choose whichever action you want when the time comes. Then either do the opposite on your Elite playthrough or play the chapter again in chapter select to get the other ending based trophy.
Here is a list of the mission where you can get a lot of the miscellaneous trophies in the game. Keeping an eye on this during your playthrough so you know what trophies you can get in each mission will save you time later on in chapter select. None of these are missable though so if you do miss some then don't worry about it.
Mission 01 - "Destroy Gorman's Car" & "Government Spending"
Mission 02 - "Crowd Control" & "Expert Tactician"
Mission 03 - "Unseen Strike" & "Covert Ops"
Mission 05 - "Death From Above" & "Repo Man"
Mission 08 - "Double Down", "10-Piece Meal" & "Destroy Razad's Car"
Mission 14 - "Destroy Gorman's Car"
Step 2 - Elite playthrough of the game:
After your first playthrough you should have unlocked Elite difficulty. Elite difficulty will provide a significant challenge. It's nice if you don't have anything to worry about while playing through elite mode as a few collectables can be a bit annoying on elite and worrying about miscellaneous trophies doesn't make things easier. See "Best of the Best" for more information on Elite and a guide to the hardest parts of the game in that mode.
Step 3 - Online/Co-op/Custom Missions:
The online trophies are pretty simple. All you need to do is play through 1 game online in each of the 4 competitive modes. For the custom mission trophies only 1 requires you to play online and that's the trophy for beating a mission in co-op. You then need to complete a mission solo/offline and you need to play once on every map in either solo or co-op.
Step 4 - Clean up:
This step is simply to check what trophies you are missing and then going and getting them. If you missed any collectables you can go to chapter select and get them. If you missed any other miscellaneous trophies you can do the same.
[PS3T Would Like to Thank TheFlyingToaster for this Roadmap]
|All is Said, All is Done|
|Obtain all Bronze, Silver, and Gold Trophies in SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs.||(1)|
Congratulations on your Platinum!
|Complete a Story Campaign mission on Elite difficulty.||(2)|
See "Best of the Best" for information on Elite difficulty. This trophy just requires you beat 1 mission on this difficulty.
|Best of the Best|
|Complete the Story Campaign on Elite difficulty.||(2)|
Elite difficulty will be locked at first, so to unlock it you need to beat the game on any difficulty. You can do the mission in any order on Elite. Each mission is marked with the highest difficulty it has been beaten on in the chapter select menu, when they all say elite you will get your trophy.
|As Forty-Five, successfully maintain stealth in a Story Campaign mission.|
There are 4 stealth campaign missions where you play as Forty-Five. These are Missions 03, 07, 10 & 12. The easiest I would say are the first two. If you go for 3 then remember after disabling the launch controls for the boat, you can go prone round the railing to stay hidden. You can kill people of course but if you don't have to It's usually better not to. Unless you are right in front of an enemy, then being crouched in grass and/or shadows will make you pretty much invisible to them. In mission 3 I even shot down a few enemies at the end who turned and looked at me, even fired back and I still got the trophy. Best be safe and avoid that though. If at any point you think you might have been seen, just restart the checkpoint.
|Complete a Competitive Multiplayer game.|
Head online and choose Competitive game. Any mode will do. Just join a match and play to the finish, it doesn't matter if you join half way through. Trophy will pop at the end.
|Complete a Competitive Multiplayer game of every gametype.||(4)|
For this trophy you just need to play 1 game in each of the competitive modes the game has to offer. No PSN right now so I will add a list of the game modes later.
|Complete a Custom Campaign mission in Co-Op.|
Custom campaign missions are available in single player and co-op. They take place on the maps from the single player and provide objective based gameplay. For this you need to just complete one mission in co-op mode. Can be any mode, map or difficulty.
|Complete a Custom Campaign mission in Single Player.|
Custom campaign missions are available in single player and co-op. They take place on the maps from the single player and provide objective based gameplay. For this you need to just complete one mission in single player. Can be any mode, map or difficulty.
|Complete a Custom Campaign mission on every map in either Single Player or Co-Op.|
There are 6 maps you can play custom missions on. Each map has an option of 1 of 2 objectives. You can do either but for me "Takedown" mission seem to go faster. You just need to play and complete 1 game on each map in either co-op, single player or any combination of the two. Things like "Difficulty" & "Enemy Count" don't matter either so put it to whatever settings you want. The required maps are as follows:
|Above and Beyond|
|Complete a total of 100 objectives during your career.|
While playing through the game in campaign mode or custom mission you will notice in the bottom left corner objectives pop up when they are given or when you have partially completed one with your progress. Then again with "Objective Complete" once you complete it. Each time this happens it is one towards the trophy. You shouldn't need to concentrate on this one at all, it will just come as you play towards your platinum. Playing through the game once will get you the majority of the way towards this trophy. So It should unlock when you are playing co-op, going for trophies in chapter select or during your Elite playthrough.
|Call in a total of 10 Strikes during your career.|
Playing through the single player you will get this no problem. Often when you come up against armor, you gain the ability to call in air strikes. To do so you point at your target and hold . You will always be notified if you have to destroy something with an air strike and there are a lot more than 10 that you will need to call in throughout the story. At the very first opportunity in chapter 1 though you have the ability to call in strikes until the two armoured targets are destroyed. So you can just call in 10 and miss to get the trophy quickly.
|Death From Above|
|Eliminate 5 enemies with a single Strike.|
Like mentioned in "Government Spending" you will be able to call in strikes at certain locations in the game. A good one for this trophy is at the end of Mission 5 "Benefaction". You will come up to a beach with a large number of vehicles and enemies. Use your first strike on a group of enemies and you should get your trophy. If you fail simply restart the checkpoint and try again.
|Destroy a total of 50 vehicles during your career.|
This should come over the course of the story. You can rack up destroyed vehicles pretty easy at the end of Mission 5 "Benefaction". You will come up to a beach with a large number of vehicles and enemies. You can just destroy a bunch of the vehicles, restart the checkpoint and destroy everything again as stats like this save when you do so. I wouldn't bother concentrating on it though as chances are you will get it naturally but if you want to, that is a good location to do so.
|Eliminate a total of 25 enemies with explosives during your career.|
This should be a pretty easy trophy. Explosives is referring to grenades etc in your kit. Things like air strikes won't count. You should be using your grenades anyway so this should come naturally and pretty quickly. Grenades are most effective usually when the enemies are just running into the area all bunch up or coming through a choke point, such as a door.
|Eliminate 3 enemies with a single explosive.|
There are many opportunities to get this in every mission in the game. There is an especially easy one in the second mission though. From the start of the mission you are told to sneak past a group of enemies by crawling through foliage. You are then told to stealth kill an enemy for the first time. Just past this guy there are 3 enemies standing together talking just down a hill. They don't know you are there at first so take your time and toss a grenade into the middle of their conversation to get your trophy.
|Eliminate a total of 100 enemies during your career.|
See "Millennial Slayer".
|Eliminate a total of 1000 enemies during your career.|
This is cumulative between modes so you really don't have to worry about it at all. In going for other trophies you will get this in no time. A single playthrough of the story will get you 600-650 kills and you need to do 2 for the platinum. All your kills from co-op, custom missions & competitive will count for this too. So It should definitely just come while you are going for other trophies.
|Eliminate a total of 100 enemies with a headshot during your career.|
Simply aim for the head. Quickest way to take down enemies anyway. Getting a headshot will result in a pretty distinct "splat" noise that you will come to know pretty well. Counts across modes too so you shouldn't need to concentrate on this one.
|Eliminate 3 enemies in a row with headshots.|
Easiest If you pick a sniper rifle as one of your weapons at the start of a mission. Then just take it slow and pick your shots. You know when you get a headshot as you should get the distinctive "splat" noise that comes with headshots in this game. Other than that there isn't much to it.
|Stealth kill a total of 10 enemies in a single mission.||(1)|
Go for this in Mission 03 "White Tiger". There are a lot of enemies on their own that make an easy target for a stealth kill. If you don't think you can get enough in the mission you can just get to a point with a few enemies, stealth kill them, restart checkpoint and then stealth kill them again. It will count towards the trophy and you should get it no problem.
|Eliminate a total of 25 enemies with melee attacks during your career.||(1)|
Stealth kills do not count as Melee attacks in this game. So these kills will have to just be with the standard knife. You can still use the stealth missions like mission 03 to get these kills quickly though. Just make sure the Stealth Kill prompt isn't on the screen right before you melee an enemy, staying in prone is an easy way to do this.
|Execute a total of 25 teammate revives during your career.|
When a friendly goes down you will see their icon turn into a small skull on screen. To revive them, simply run over to where they fell and hold the button when prompted on screen. A bar will start to fill up and when it does they will be revived. You need to do this 25 times across single player and co-op in campaign and custom missions. Shooting your allies to down them and then reviving them won't work so just play normally and keep an eye out for your team mates going down, you should get it in no time.
|Complete a Story Campaign mission using only teammates to eliminate enemies.|
Mission 2 is the best for this one. You can't get this in Forty-Five's stealth missions by not killing anyone. Mission 1 is a tutorial mostly. You are also required to kill enemies at certain points to advance the level. The mission is pretty short as are most in the game. You will also be introduced to the basics of ordering your team around during this level. Just hang back and order your teams into advanced positions, prioritising attack targets for them as you see fit. Then move forward when they have cleared everyone out. You can't kill any enemies yourself.
|Armed to the Teeth|
|Unlock all weapons for use in Campaign mode.||(3)|
If you select campaign in the main menu followed by Weapon Progression, you will see a list of all the weapons (Locked and Unlocked) that you need for this trophy. You start out with some of the weapons, you are given some as you progress through the story and the others need to be picked up during mission. To save a weapon to your collection that you have picked up during a mission you will need to carry it to the end of that mission. To check the name of a weapon you pick up, hold and select it, it should display the name above. Chances are if you keep an eye out for new weapons and take them to the end of missions throughout the game, by the end of your first playthrough you shouldn't be missing that many. Use the list below to clean up the ones you are missing in Mission select.
|I Call Her Vera|
|Master a weapon in any mode.||(2)|
All you need to do to master a weapon is use it. As you do, it will level up to Mod 1, Mod 2 etc. To "master" it you need to get to Mod 5. So just stick to a weapon you like at you should level it up in no time at all.
|Master a weapon of each class in any mode.|
All you need to do to master a weapon is use it. As you do, it will level up to Mod 1, Mod 2 etc. To "master" it you need to get to Mod 5. So just stick to a weapon you like at you should level it up in no time at all. For this trophy you need to get to Mod 5 with 1 weapon from each of the 5 weapon classes. The classes are as follows:
|Collect an intel item in a Story Campaign mission.|
See "Information Warfare".
|Collect all Intel in the Story Campaign|
3 pieces of Intel are found throughout each and every mission. It usually looks like a small field computer. When you are within 5 or so meters of a piece of intel it will show up on your screen as an objective marker with a star in it. You can check which ones you have by pausing the game. If you pick up a piece of intel and die before a checkpoint, you don't have to pick it up again. In the pause menu the intel will either be greyed out (Not collected yet), filled in (Have collected it at some point) or filled in with a tick on it (have collected it and saved on this mission). As long as, in the pause menu, the piece of intel is filled in you don't have to collect it again. Here is a video of all the pieces of intel:
|The Elite 45th|
|As Forty-Five, stealth kill a total of 45 enemies in the Story Campaign||(2)|
There are 4 missions you can get these kills on. Missions 3, 7, 10 & 12 are Forty-Five's stealth missions. You are introduced to stealth kills at the start of 3. To perform a stealth kill you will need to sneak up behind an unaware enemy and melee them. You will accumulate a lot of these over your two required playthroughs for platinum but you can also, while playing one of these missions, perform a bunch of stealth kills, reload checkpoint and then repeat those kills. They will all add up and you will get this trophy in no time.
|'First Strike' - Complete your first mission as Ops Commander.|
Story Related. Cannot be missed. This will unlock at the end of mission 1 in the campaign.
|'Rendezvous' - Rescue the surviving allies at the NATO rally point.|
Story Related. Cannot be missed. This will unlock at the end of mission 2 in the campaign.
|'Leviathan' - Destroy the enemy stealth frigate to ensure the safety of the remaining NATO fleet.|
Story Related. Cannot be missed. This will unlock at the end of mission 4 in the campaign.
|Whatever it Takes|
|'Fluid Dynamics' - Stop the Naga forces from reaching the capital by whatever means necessary.|
Story Related. Cannot be missed. This will unlock at the end of mission 6 in the campaign.
|Trial by Fire|
|'Means to an End' - Confront Razad and expose Naga's partnership with ClawHammer.|
Story Related. Cannot be missed. This will unlock at the end of mission 8 in the campaign.
|'Revelation' - Expose Gorman's treachery and determine his true allegiance.|
Story Related. Cannot be missed. This will unlock at the end of mission 10 in the campaign
|Eye in the Sky|
|'Uninvited Guest' - Secure the intel that reveals ClawHammer's true objective in the region.|
Story Related. Cannot be missed. This will unlock at the end of mission 12 in the campaign.
|Passing the Torch|
|'Countdown' - Stop ClawHammer's missile launch and promote Forty-Five to Ops Commander.|
Story Related. Cannot be missed. This will unlock at the end of mission 13 in the campaign.
|'Animus' - Complete the Story Campaign by choosing to bring Gorman to justice.|
Story Related but missable. This will be available at the end of mission 14 in the campaign. Basically you will finally catch up with Gorman In a Train Station and during the cutscene your reticule will come on screen over him. This is the choice you have to make at the end of the game. To "Bring Gorman to justice" simply do nothing at this moment. Do the opposite to get the other trophy related to this scene, "Executioner".
|'Animus' - Complete the Story Campaign by choosing to take Gorman's life.|
Story Related but missable. This will be available at the end of mission 14 in the campaign. Basically you will finally catch up with Gorman In a Train Station and during the cutscene your reticule will come on screen over him. This is the choice you have to make at the end of the game. To "Take Gorman's life" simply shoot him at this moment. Do the opposite to get the other trophy related to this scene, "Peace Keeper".
|Eliminate 2 chickens with a single explosive.|
Easy place to get this is at the beginning of Mission 08 "Means to an End". Right from the start if you look straight ahead just out of the water there is a small group of 3 chickens. Just toss a grenade into this group and the trophy is yours. If you mess up, then It's right at the start so you can just restart the checkpoint and try again. See Video.
|Eliminate a total of 10 chickens during your career.|
See "Double Down" for some information on chickens. To get this trophy you just need 10 chicken kills. To get it easily just follow the method in "Double Down", restart checkpoint before repeating it until you get your 10 kills and your trophy. The chicken kills will save even though you restart the checkpoint.
|The Blood Orange|
|Find and collect a Tarocco.|
See "The Sweetest, Darkest Juice is at its Core".
|The Sweetest, Darkest Juice is at its Core|
|Find and collect the Tarocco in each Story Campaign mission.|
These Taroccos, or "Blood Oranges", are hidden throughout the game. There is one in each mission of the game, so 14 in total. They are a small half of an orange. To get this trophy you need to find all 14 of them. Some are hidden pretty well throughout the game. Once you find one in a chapter and pick it up the game instantly saves. So you can quit straight away, safe in the knowledge that it has counted. See the following video for their locations:
|Destroy Razad's Car|
|Destroy Razad's Car.|
This is available in Mission 08 "Means to an End". From the start of your level you fight your way through until you reach a courtyard where you need to pick up a rocket launcher in the middle in order to take out a tank. After you do so and before you enter the grounds of Razad's Palace there are 2 cars and a van parked right outside the door. Facing the palace, Razad's car is located just to the left of these 3 round a corner. See video.
|Destroy Gorman's Car|
|Destroy Gorman's Car.|
This is available in the Mission 14 "Animus". It's the last mission of the game and the car is located right near the end. When you ascend through a parking lot, and eventually make your way to the roof, you will engage with a large group of enemies and be tasked with taking out 5 vehicles. All in front of the big train station building. As you take the stairs down from the roof of the parking lot, there are some cars parked off to the left outside the large building. Gorman's is the one located in the corner closest to the parking lot. See video.
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