At PS4 Games Tips, we love a Platinum trophy and we know you will too. You may recall that we previously posted about the easiest PS4 Platinum Trophies to bolster your collection with minimal effort, but what about on the other side of the spectrum? What are the hardest or most time-consuming turntables you can spawn to really show off to your friends? These are the most difficult Platinum PS4 Trophies currently available.
Crypt of the NecroDancer (PS4)
Not including games that are broken or require online play but no one is playing, Crypt of the Necrodancer is perhaps the closest platinum trophy to the impossible mortal hands have ever crafted. Currently, trophy tracking website psnprofiles.com lists only 11 users as having bonkong le gong Platinum on it, with a trophy rarity of 0,06%.
So what makes this trophy the PlayStation 4's own Mount Everest? Well, it's a notoriously difficult pace-based roguelike, but to unlock all the trophies you'll need to play the game around XNUMX times, including multiple runs with each character with increasingly silly restrictions. The finishing move is the "Lowest of the Bottom" trophy which asks you to beat the game with all nine characters, consecutively, without dying at all and with each character still in their default gear.
Anyone who watches Platinum in Crypt of the Necrodancer should get a personal visit from Shuhei Yoshida himself to present them with an actual Platinum trophy to put on their coat next to their mom's picture.
Final Fantasy IX (PS4)
Platinum from Final Fantasy IX is pretty easy, if a bit grumpy, aside from an absurd trophy. "Hail to the King" will only unlock after completing the Final Fantasy IX jumping mini-game and jumping the rope 1000 or more times without tripping. Getting to 1000 successful jumps will take a solid eight minutes of keystroke in perfect time, but the timing of the jumps changes periodically as you jump, and that's before you even consider the input lag between controller and TV.
Going for "Hail to the King" is so annoying that sneaky trophy hunters have found a workaround that involves initiating a remote PC gaming session and running a specially created script that automatically takes care of to jump. Sure, it's corny, but getting the trophy is the main thing, right? The answer is of course no. Do not dare.
Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn (PS4)
You can lay this one down as a tedious rather than genuinely difficult process, as you'd probably expect from an MMORPG. The trophy you really need to watch out for in this one is "An Adventurer's Life" which will unlock once you complete 1 levequests. Leves are not difficult, but you can only start one by spending a special currency called Leve Allocation. You automatically earn three allowances every 000 hours in the real world, but you can only hold 12 at a time, so you can't save them all and bust that trophy at once.
If you do your three terms every day, you're looking at a six-month commitment, and by the time you roll all the other trophies, this one is probably going to be close to 1000 hours for Platinum. Honestly, there are marriages that haven't lasted that long.
Gran Turismo Sport (PS4)
What's weird about Gran Turismo Sport is that, for the most part, the list of trophies is pretty straightforward if you're into driving games. If you like a race, you should find that you can get most Bronze and Silver trophies without too much trouble, but there is a quartet of Gold trophies that will probably leave you furious.
The biggest hurdle you'll face in your pursuit of Gran Turismo Sport glory is the "Record Number of Wins" trophy in which you must equal Michael Schumacher's record of 91 Formula 1 wins. And you must do it online against other people in Sport mode. Aside from the massive time commitment required, the more you earn, the higher you'll rank and the stronger your competition will become, which means this trophy gets harder the closer you get. This one really separates serious runners from those just heading to a local castle to test their eyesight.
Koihime † Enbu RyoRaiRai (PS4)
Honestly, we don't even know how to pronounce the name of this game which is a bad start. This remaster of the niche fighting game Koihime † Enbu contains a number of trophies which are unlocked by performing incredibly complicated combos. We're not talking ten hit combos here, kids. We're talking about 75 hit combos that must be entered accurately with small margins of error. Even watching videos of people doing it on YouTube was difficult.
And that's all. If you're not an android or some kind of child prodigy, you're probably not going to get it. You need thumbs and fingers that move with the precision and dexterity of a skilled jazz musician, and unfortunately our days of bugle playing are long gone.