Treasure hunters, thieves and assassins have all taken the most elusive prize on the PS3.
Sony announced Friday the top 10 PlayStation 3 titles that players have unlocked the most Platinum Trophies with. Jeff Rubenstein, the senior social media manager for Sony Computer Entertainment, posted the list on the PlayStation Blog that contained a mix of exclusive PS3 games and third-party releases. The number one game “Platinum’d” by PS3 owners is Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed II, released in November 2009.
To get a Platinum Trophy, players must first unlock all the game’s Bronze, Silver and Gold Trophies. Trophies can be unlocked in different ways, such as advancing through a game’s story mode, beating the single-player on the hardest difficulty, completing certain challenges or reaching specific accomplishments during online multiplayer. Unlocking the Platinum can take hours of dedication and meeting extremely difficult requirements. Even though Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 2 is one the list, none of the games in the top 10 required extensive online multiplayer time to unlock the Platinum Trophy.
Usually once the Platinum is achieved, a player’s Trophy list for the game is labeled 100 percent. If a game has downloadable content, those extra Trophies have no bearing on the ability to unlock the Platinum, so players can still earn it without buying the DLC. However the percentage of the game’s total unlocked Trophies is affected, even if the player has the Platinum. Most new downloadable games don’t include a Platinum Trophy in their set while full retail titles do.
The specific number of Platinum Trophies obtained for each game wasn’t provided by Sony. Rubenstein noted that every game on the list had high review scores and sales numbers:
- 1.Assassin’s Creed II (51 Trophies, released Nov. 17, 2009)
- 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (51 Trophies, released Nov. 10, 2009)
- 3. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (48 Trophies, released Oct. 13, 2009)
- 4. God of War 3 (36 Trophies, released March 16, 2010)
- 5. Resident Evil 5 (51 Trophies, released March 13, 2009)
- 6. inFamous (50 Trophies, released May 26, 2009)
- 7. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (48 Trophies, released Nov. 19, 2007)
- 8. God of War (36 Trophies; part of the God of War HD Collection, released Nov. 17, 2010)
- 9. Borderlands (51 Trophies, released Oct. 20, 2009)
- 10. Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (36 Trophies; part of The Sly Collection, released Nov. 9, 2010)
The Trophy system was Sony’s answer to the Xbox 360′s Achievements, which is based around a point system and was one of the most popular features of the console that the PS3 lacked until support began in July 2008. The first game to include Trophies was the downloadable PlayStation Network title Super Stardust HD, which originally released in June 2007. The first game to have a Platinum Trophy was Naughty Dog’s Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, patched for support on Aug. 5, 2008. Buzz! Quiz TV, patched on Aug. 6, was the first game to have online multiplayer Trophies, but the game lacked a Platinum. Incognito Inc.’s Warhawk was the first major online-focused game to feature a Platinum Trophy when it was updated on Aug. 27.
Some earlier third-party titles like Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto IV, released April 2008, were also later patched for Trophy support. Other popular releases like Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Insomniac Games’ Resistance: Fall of Man were never updated with Trophies, even though many PS3 owners wanted them added. Sony mandated in November 2008 that all developers had to include Trophies for every game released on the PS3 starting in January 2009.
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