Those last few gold trophies aren’t the easiest to collect, but they’re extremely rewarding if and when you do. Otherwise, trophy whores will be pleased to know that all of the other trophies are attainable within each game’s not-too-long playthrough.
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There were a couple legitimate quips against this game when it released, most notably that the game offered little reason to branch off from the main missions despite its open-world setting. However, the story and voice acting were top-shelf stuff, and the gameplay was solid as well.
But we’re not here to talk about any game’s quality, are we? No, you want trophies, and Mafia II’s got ’em. The vast majority of trophies in the game are story-related, for both completing a chapter and completing a specific task within chapters. There are several trophies that ask you to do open-worldy things, such as driving 30 different cars and robbing 5 different stores in under 5 minutes, but nothing those are easily taken care of.
Unfortunately, there are two trophies that, while far from impossible, are extemely tedious. I’m talking about the trophies for collecting all of the Playboy magazines (50 in all) and Most Wanted posters (159!!). If you have some extra time on your hands, it’s not a big deal, but your only reward for finding them all is being one step closer to a platinum trophy — not a single in-game benefit.
There’s some free, PS3-exclusive DLC for the game, though, and that offers some trophies of its own. Amazon has the game for fairly cheap right here.
Trophy Guide: Mafia II
The Godfather II
If you want a mob-related platinum trophy that you can get even if you let your grandpa play during breaks, then maybe The Godfather II might be for you instead.
Of course, it’s not as good a game as the above Mafia II, but that’s not what’s most important here. Instead bask in the fact that you can get every single trophy in a single playthrough, a task that shouldn’t take more than a weekend to do. The only thing that you have to be careful with is doing all of the executions, which require you to kill enemies over thirty different ways — if you don’t do all of them by the end of the game, you have to start a new game and try again. Besides that and finding all of the weapons upgrades, this platinum trophy is easier than [insert topical female celebrity tramp].
Thankfully, the game can be had at bargain bin prices; check it out on Amazon here.
Trophy Guide: The Godfather II
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
Finally, here’s an easy sports game entry that also adds some depth to the still-barren PlayStation Move library of games.
Here, you’ll only have to earn 23 trophies before you’re rewarded with that sweet, sweet platinum, and none prove to be too challenging. For example, one of the gold trophies is a reward simply for taking a quick survey, something that should take you just a few seconds. Most of the others reward you for either playing a full 18-hole round at all of the courses (one silver trophy each) or playing well enough to beat daily challenges that are downloaded into the game each time you boot it up.
In fact, the only trophy that could be tricky to get is the Packed Clubhouse trophy, which is for competing in a 12 vs. 12 online match. You shouldn’t have trouble getting the only other online trophy for playing in any online team match, but finding 23 others for a 12-on-12 could be troublesome. Thankfully, the game is still new, so you should be able to find a crew to help you somewhere on the internet.
Amazon, as always, is the place to go.
Trophy Guide: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
So those are my suggestions. Any trophy hunters out there that care to share some suggestions of their own? Let us know below!