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Top 10 Hardest PS4 Platinums

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We’ve covered the Top 10 easiest PS4 platinums already, but what about the opposite end of the scale? For every game that’s dead easy to reign in all the trophies, there’s another dozen or so that are woefully difficult – nigh on impossible in some cases! If you fancy yourself a bit of a challenge, look no further than our list of the Top 10 Hardest PS4 Platinums. . .

10. Shadow Warrior


Flying Wild Hog’s Shadow Warrior is a hilariously fun game, but those that wish to platinum it will find that they have their work cut out for them.

Requiring you to complete the game on Heroic mode, you’ll have to play through the game at its highest difficulty starting with no upgrades – and worst of all you cannot save or use mid-level checkpoints. Only those with total mastery of Wang will be able to even consider attempting this feat.


9. Bloodborne

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Let’s face it, after Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls we all knew Bloodborne would be hard. But whilst the main game itself offers an already insurmountable challenge, it’s the game’s optional Chalice dungeons that will have players tearing their hair out in the pursuit of the platinum.

Making your way through the harrowing dungeons is an arduous affair that only gets more frustrating and challenging the further you get, and their randomly generated nature means that they are your own unique hell. The worst of all though are the bosses that you have to face in order to progress. Harder than the bosses you square up against in the game’s story, they truly are nightmare material and will do all they can to prevent you from obtaining that valuable platinum.

8. Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition

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Playing as the wise-cracking Dante is something that never gets old, but trying to obtain the platinum on Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition is sure to have you cursing his name on more than one occasion.

You’ll have to complete the game no less than seven times in order to gain that shiny coveted trophy, as well as its accompanying “Bloody Palace” mode five times. Whilst completing it on most of the difficulty modes won’t prove to be too challenging with some upgrades and determination, completing it on the hardest difficulty setting – Dante Must Die – will prove to be a grave task, and obtaining S ranks on all missions even more so.


7. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

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Vibrant, violent and utterly addictive, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is a brutally difficult game that will have you at your wits end if you are eager to get that platinum.

Completing the game’s lengthy campaign once is tricky enough, thanks to some sprawling levels with troublesome enemy placement, but to get the platinum you’ll need to complete once again on the unlockable hard mode as well as get an A+ ranking on all the levels at normal difficulty. Add into that a couple of trophies for obtaining some extreme combos as well as the odd level specific challenge, and you’ve got a trophy list that’s not for the faint hearted.

6. The Evil Within

Top 10 Hardest PS4 Platinums

Shinji Mikami’s latest horror opus, The Evil Within is a terrifying adventure that will challenge even the most skilled of gamers across its lengthy campaign.

Completing the game on its default difficulty settings is more than challenging enough thanks to its brutal enemies and set pieces, but it’s the game’s unlockable “Akumu” mode that will do its best to stop you getting the platinum. With scarcer ammo, fiercer enemies, more traps and remixed enemy waves you’d think that would be enough, but no: the challenge is heightened even further by the fact you instantly die if you get hit. You’d have to be a complete masochist to be serious about obtaining this platinum.

Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!