To all the completionists out there, allow me to salute you.
Once upon a time, I would be able to sit down with a game I love and explore each and every one of its nooks and crannies, including unlocking all trophies to 100%. Even though I don’t have a great deal of Platinum trophies on the PS4, I also don’t ever look like really adding to it – there are just too many games out to play and barely any spare time to play them in.
So, when you have such a hectic schedule but want to show off to your friends that you have mastered some games, how do you do it? It’s pretty simple.
Find the easiest Platinum trophies on PS4 and conquer them.
A word of warning, though: some of those may make you seem uncool to your friends. You may also come away from beating them needing a cold shower to wash away the guilt.
That being said, we’re counting down twenty easy conquests that will boost your ego if nothing else. Expect plenty of Telltale.
1. Grim Fandango
One of the funniest and most beloved point and click games ever, Grim Fandango was ported to the PS4 not too long ago, bringing with it a fancy heap of straightforward trophies.
Yes, you will probably need a guide and it will take you about ten hours in total to get through, but heck, you may as well enjoy a classic game while you’re at it.
Time required: 10 hours
2. Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season 1
For some reason or another, the second season of Telltale’s seminal The Walking Dead series doesn’t come with its own Plat. Annoying as that is, the first season is better anyway, so you may as well play through it and experience emotions you never knew you could feel.
Apart from a couple of diversions away from the beaten path, mastering TWD is a walk in the park. It only doesn’t hurt that it’s one of the best zombie games ever made.
Time required: 8 hours
3. Back to the Future: The Game 30th Anniversary Edition
Before Telltale games consumed every license in the world, they made Back to the Future its own interactive story. It feels a little dated compared to their typically stellar recent output, but it’s still a whole heap of fun. I mean, come on, it’s Back to the Future.
You can actually miss a few of the trophies without the help of a guide, but it’s nothing too dramatic. A walk in the park/leisurely cruise around town in a Delorean.
Time required: 6 hours
4. Infamous: First Light
Its “bigger brother”, Second Son, is also a relatively straightforward Platinum, but considering how much quicker it is to complete this fun little spin-off, First Light makes the list instead.
Very simple stuff, here: collect the trinkets, beat some challenges. While the challenges may require quite a few attempts, collecting is as simple as following a guide and basking in the glow of your new Platinum. Better still, First Light is cheap as anything and also a lot of fun for what it is.
Time required: 9 hours
5. Until Dawn
The only difficulty you might face with unlocking the Platinum for Until Dawn will be having to play the game over and over again. It’s a superb title and one Supermassive Games should be proud of, but who wants to keep replaying the same narrative with slight tweaks? Oh, I do? Fair enough.
Your choices are key to unlocking the Plat for Until Dawn, so a guide is key. Only a couple of them are quite tricky as the main challenge is just sticking with it until everyone is either saved or killed and all the collectibles have been picked up. It will take you ages, but if you get friends to play it with you, it’s twice the experience.
Time required: 15 hours