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Are you tired of hearing about super hard video games The 5 Hardest Games in the Online World The 5 Hardest Games in the Online World Read More ? It can be a lot of fun to push yourself to the limit while playing video games, but sometimes a simple and easy game is all you want. One common way to put extra difficulty in games these days is to add tough Achievements/Trophies – any player can get through the game, but only the best will be able to clean up every Achievement.

Self-proclaimed “Trophy Hunters” strive to earn as many as possible. If you’re also looking for some nice and easy games, this guide is for you – let’s examine some of the Playstation 3 games that have the easiest Platinum Trophies.

Let’s Recap

If you’re not familiar with how the Playstation systems handle Trophies, here’s a quick refresher. Trophies are the equivalent of Achievements on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, one of the best features from the previous console generation 4 Awesome Features That Emerged From The Last Console Generation 4 Awesome Features That Emerged From The Last Console Generation The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii are all slowly being sent off to pasture. It's not a time of sadness. Instead, it's a time to look back on all of the awesome things... Read More . They’re small, specific challenges present in every game released today. Early PS3 games didn’t have Trophies, but any released after January 2009 are required to have them.

Trophies come in four flavors: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. A Platinum Trophy is unlocked only when every other Trophy for a game is completed, except for those tied to downloadable content (DLC). However, if the base game’s Trophies include any that require online play, they are counted for the Platinum.

Ben's Playstation Trophies

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Just a few notes before the list begins:

  • Only Playstation 3 games are being included, as the PS4 is too young to have enough easy Platinums.
  • Per the above, only Trophies will be referred to, not Achievements – though some of these games are also available on the Xbox 360.
  • Some small games, usually downloadable ones found for cheap on Playstation Network, do not have Platinums since they have so few Trophies. One game like this is .detuned, an odd title that’s more like a tech demo on hallucinogens than a video game. You can earn all ten of its Trophies in around ten minutes, but it has no Platinum. Games like this won’t be considered on this list.

  • Often, games with easy Platinums are lousy movie tie-in games or children’s titles. Some of these made this list for being especially easy, but some genuinely good games are included, too. That way, whether you don’t mind playing trash to get Trophies or want to enjoy getting them from good games, you’re covered.
  • Note that Trophy Guides for each game will be linked to, and they may contain spoilers.

The Sly Collection

What Is It?

The Sly Collection includes all three Sly Cooper games from the PlayStation 2, remastered in HD. They also include Trophies, which the PS2 did not have, and luckily for you, they’re pretty easy to earn. The first game, Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, and the second game, Sly 2: Band of Thieves, are easy Platinums, so this entry really counts for two. The third title, Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, is a more difficult Platinum since it requires you to earn 100% completion, and as such isn’t a member of the list.

Enjoyable Or Lousy?

The Sly games are fantastic; if you didn’t get a chance to play them on the PS2, The Sly Collection is the perfect option. These games are a joy to play and the Trophies are a bonus.

Why Is It Easy?

The Trophy Guide for Sly 1 outlines what you need to do to earn the Platinum, and it pretty much boils down to completing the game. You’ll need to find all the clue bottles to open the vaults, but you’ll likely be done with 90% of them by just going through the game once. Anything you miss can be quickly grabbed with the help of a guide.

Sly 2 is the same story: as long as you finish the game and buy every upgrade (which isn’t hard to do, as coins are everywhere) you’ll finish this one easy.

Neither game has any missable Trophies.

Sly Cooper Gameplay

How Long To Platinum?

Around 10-12 hours for each game, depending on how many collectibles you have to clean up after beating the game.

Megamind: Ultimate Showdown

What Is It?

This is a pretty standard shovelware licensed game, and unfortunately, it’s not one of the few that are actually good Licensed Video Games That Were Actually Good [MUO Gaming] Licensed Video Games That Were Actually Good [MUO Gaming] If there is one thing licensed games are not typically known for, it's quality. More often than not, licensed games are rushed to market to coincide with a movie or other major media release. It's... Read More .

Megamind is an animated movie released in 2010, starring a villain who defeats the hero and has nobody to oppose him anymore. The movie did well enough, but the game shouldn’t be bothered with except to earn some quick Trophies.

Enjoyable Or Lousy?

Lousy. Unless you’re playing along with a young one, this will be a drag, but at least it won’t last too long.

Why Is It Easy?

Nearly all the Trophies are tied to the story and cannot be missed. The only requirement to get these Trophies is to play as Megamind, and to play solo. As long as you do this, all the other Trophies will come through normal gameplay. If you happen to miss one, it just takes a simple retry in a level and you’ll have it in no time.

How Long To Platinum?

This one will take you only around 2-4 hours. If you have any skill at video games, you’re looking at the lower end of that timetable. This game doesn’t have any Trophies that you can miss permanently. Check a guide if you have trouble.

Terminator: Salvation

What Is It?

Another movie tie-in game, this one for the 2009 movie of the same name, starring Christian Bale. Not much else can be said except that this game is infamous for having laughably easy Trophies, which is why it’s on this list!

Enjoyable Or Lousy?

Lousy. The game is short, clocking in at just about four hours. Beyond that, the graphics are lackluster, there are absolutely no collectibles to search for, it’s horribly repetitive, and there’s nothing to do once you finish except play through with a friend or play a harder difficulty, but even Hard mode poses no real challenge.

Why Is It Easy?

There are only 11 regular Trophies in the game, and they are all Gold, which is a nice bonus for Trophy collectors. What makes this game so great for a Platinum is that every single Trophy requires only finishing a chapter of the story. Play through the game on Hard to earn the last two and you’re done. Seriously, it’s that straightforward.

How Long To Platinum?

About 3-5 hours. Play the game straight through on Hard once and you’re all done with this one. That’s the entire game, and this once sold for full retail price. Check the guide if you need help for some reason.

The Walking Dead

What Is It?

You’ve likely heard of The Walking Dead TV show, which is based on a comic book. This game is also based on that comic book and takes place in the same world. It’s an interactive, story-heavy game, with the player’s choices affecting outcomes in the game.

Enjoyable Or Lousy?

Time for a breath of fresh air: this game was met with critical acclaim and will be enjoyable for nearly all players. The storytelling is engaging and you’ll be kept on your toes while playing. It’s a game that sticks with you after it’s over and is worth playing for more than just the Trophies.

Why Is It Easy?

Like Terminator: Salvation, all of this game’s Trophies are story-related and cannot be missed. As long as you play through the entire game, you’ll earn the Platinum. Forget the Trophy guides and enjoy this fantastic experience of a game.

How Long To Platinum?

Each episode will take you around 2-3 hours, so you’re looking at 10-12 hours for the Platinum, which requires you to finish all five episodes. The strong emotions in the game may make it feel longer, depending on the player. Take your time and have fun with this one; there’s no difficulty setting to worry about.

Trine 2

What Is It?

Trine 2, available as a downloadable title through the PlayStation Network (PSN), is an action platforming game with puzzle elements. In it, you control three characters, each with different abilities that you must use to pass obstacles.

Enjoyable Or Lousy?

It’s a solid title; great, but not the best digital game on PSN. Overall, Trine 2 is a visually appealing game that will please platforming fans.

Why Is It Easy?

This game only has 12 regular Trophies, 11 of which are Gold, which is again a nice extra. This game doesn’t even require you to finish it to earn the Platinum, since most of the requirements can be completed anywhere. The Trophies are simple but specific, so check out a guide to find the most efficient way of earning them.

How Long To Platinum?

This one is a quickie. It should only take you 3-5 hours to grab this Platinum. It’s all a matter of finding the right spots to perform the required actions; once you find those you’ll be done in no time.

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

What Is The Game?

You can probably tell from the title that this is not a must-play PS3 game 10 Of The Best PS3 Games You Must Play [MUO Gaming] 10 Of The Best PS3 Games You Must Play [MUO Gaming] This generation of games consoles is coming to an end, with the Wii U already having arrived to usher in the next-generation, and successors to both the PS3 and Xbox 360 expected in 2013. However,... Read More , but you’re here for the Trophies, right?

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs is yet another movie tie-in game, this one matching the release of the 2009 animated film. It’s your standard licensed game, consisting of gameplay for all ages with some loose connections to the movie.

Enjoyable Or Lousy?

Somewhat lousy; don’t expect too much. This could be a fun game to play through with a younger gamer in your life, but not to the point of being a game meant for kids that adults can enjoy 5 Children's Video Games That You'll Enjoy Too 5 Children's Video Games That You'll Enjoy Too Just like you enjoy that animated movie as much as the kids it was made for, the world of video games has some great titles that appeal across ages. Read More . It’s a decent platforming game based on a movie.

Why Is It Easy?

This one has a few more Trophies than the others, but it still shouldn’t pose any challenge. More than half of the Trophies are earned by completing the story, and all the others are easy to obtain through normal play. This guide will help you if you encounter any issues.

Note that one Trophy does require you to play a co-op mission – as long as you have a second controller (even a Guitar Hero controller will work) and connect it, you’ll earn the Trophy. You don’t even have to finish a level.

How Long To Platinum?

This can be done in an afternoon or two – expect about 6-8 hours to Platinum this title. As long as you’re grabbing the collectibles and smashing everything in sight, you should be all but done upon finishing the game. Just be sure to check your Platinum Trophy for spaghetti sauce when you receive it.

NCIS

What Is The Game?

NCIS is a popular long-running TV crime drama that debuted in 2003 and is still being produced today. The game attempts to finally bring the popular television show to consoles, featuring gameplay that has you solving crimes by interacting with crime scenes and evidence.

Enjoyable Or Lousy?

Meh. This game is about as mediocre as they come. It’s not terrible, as the sound, graphics, and gameplay are all present and tolerable. Hardcore fans of the show or crime enthusiasts might enjoy it; for all others, it’s just a bargain-bin title. It’s short and once you finish it, there’s no replay value.

Why Is It Easy?

This one is like The Walking Dead: just beat the entire game and you’ll be handed your Platinum. You can’t miss any of the Trophies, so just take a chunk of time and barge through this title.

How Long To Platinum?

This one will take you 4-6 hours, depending on how sharp your crime-busting skills are. Again, you can’t miss any, so feel free to fly through this one with no regard to extras.

Conclusion

Now you have plenty of fodder for earning Trophies. Unfortunately, most enjoyable games have a Platinum Trophy that is either difficult or time-consuming to earn; thus the amount of mediocre titles that appeared on this list. The good news is that none of these Trophies require a large time investment, so you can pick up a few Platinums and head back to your other games.

Think Trophies are silly? Check out some games that make fun of the concept 3 Funny Flash Games That Make Fun Of The Gaming Industry 3 Funny Flash Games That Make Fun Of The Gaming Industry Read More . Or, if you like to earn your Trophies the hard way, challenge yourself with five next-to-impossible Achievements 5 Gaming Achievements That Are Close To Impossible 5 Gaming Achievements That Are Close To Impossible That's right, this is a challenge from me to you. I'll bet all my marbles that no one reading this article has (fairly) earned any of the achievements you're about to read into. Read More .

Are you a Trophy hunter? What are your most prized Platinum Trophies? Are there any titles you would add to this list? Leave a comment with your experience.

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  1. AvH-platfiumhunter
    January 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    the telltale games are all quite easy - just complete te story. although wlaking dead season 1 felt slow and boring most of the time.

    tales from the borderland was supringly good. so if i had to vote for the most easy, quick and fun platifum i really would say tales from the borderlands was the most fun and easiesst platinum i ever scored.

  2. kjhblfdbvkbhj
    November 24, 2015 at 1:01 am

    one week platinum trophies:

    ALL lego games

  3. Vittorio D'Antuono
    September 22, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    5 easy platinums I can suggest you are"

    - Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time

    - Modern Warfare 2 (Co-Op missions partner needed)

    - Modern Warfare 3 (Co-Op missions partner needed)

    - Split/Second

    - Uncharted 2

  4. Rudi Verhoeven
    September 18, 2015 at 11:08 am

    I bought the Sly Cooper titles for the "easy" Platinums. It is true that the game itself isn't very hard. But ... when you make the slightest mistake the game makes you restart the whole level again and again. As I never played this kind of game before I make lots of mistakes right now. And it is frustrating. Maybe it will get better when I get some more experience. But at this moment it is very time consuming. My tip would be Magus. I got the platinum (my first btw) in about ten hours. And I died only once in the whole experience. That is what I call "easy" :-).

  5. Iiro Jääskeläinen
    August 15, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Sound Shapes has a really easy Platinum trophy. Took me about 3-4 hours to get. And the game is one of the monthly free games for PS Plus subscribers right now. So go get yourself a Platinum! :)

  6. Charles Allen Schuler
    August 1, 2015 at 6:18 am

    Everyone should know that Hannah Montana has one of the easiest platinum trophies in existence. It's also one of the worst games to play so be cautious of this title.

  7. Youssef Abi Raad
    July 23, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Hi, can you do an update for PS4 games.
    I can tell you some easy short platinums I got:

    - Super Exploding Zoo
    - Prototype 2 (as mentioned earlier)
    - inFAMOUS First Light
    - Final Horizon
    - Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (Although gets very lenghty if trophies are glitching)
    - Southpark: The Stick of Truth

    I can say that all of those are also enjoyable (except Pro Evo and Super Exploding Zoo which are OK).

  8. Anonymous
    May 12, 2015 at 8:12 am

    The Darkness 2 and Resistance 3 are pretty easy to get. Solid games too!

  9. RedFlameFox
    April 14, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    PlayStation All-Stars is so darn easy to take the platinum !
    I love that game and I don't care a lot about Platinum trophies, that's why PSASBR is one of the few games I completed (and, honestly, really liked) for PS3.

  10. Cory
    February 4, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    I was waiting to see "kingdom hearts 365 /2" inside of the list but sadly you guys missed this. Its inside of the kingdom hearts 1.5 collection and all you have to do is watch the cutscenes from the ds game to get a platinum. takes an hour or so to watch but you can skip the cutscenes...

    • welf
      February 21, 2015 at 3:43 am

      That's not a platinum, it's a gold.

  11. Dell Diva
    January 25, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Why isn't Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy on this? I think it's easier than Sly Cooper personally.

    • Gaby
      October 4, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Exactly my thought

  12. RQuizzle
    January 18, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Prototype 2 is very easy to get platinum on, and the game is actually a lot of fun. Playing the game is basically like playing the love child of Batman: Arkham City and Crackdown 2. All you need to do is beat the regular missions, side missions, level up, and blow up a few tanks and helicopters.

    • Ben S
      January 20, 2015 at 4:30 am

      Thanks for letting us know! I haven't played either Prototype game but I might check them out someday.

    • jordan
      March 5, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      But batman arkham city is not easy...

    • Gaby
      October 4, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      0.6 percent of people including me platinumed arkham city, i think you should recheck that one, definitely hard

  13. Cluntagon
    January 13, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Wonderbook: Book of Spells is an easy game to platinum within an hour. Not the most exciting game but brain dead easy and you can't miss a single trophy.

    • Ben S
      January 20, 2015 at 4:30 am

      I'd say anything is worth an hour for a platinum! I haven't heard of that one, but it sounds too good to be true!

  14. JimmyChaos
    December 26, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Shadows of mordor. I got most of the trophies just playing the game and only had to actually try for a couple of them. FUN too.

  15. Andy Orr
    December 10, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Skyrim platinum was a highlight for me.....just got both Farcry 3 and Farcry 4 platinums as well....I love pursuing trophies and my son does too...I feel it often makes the most out of a game and especially co-op, where we can both egg each other on!!!

  16. sewred
    November 13, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Assasins creed 2 is a great game and easy plat.

  17. Rob
    October 4, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I know people like easy platinums but have some dignity and stay away from the baby games and anything that youd be embarrassed to tell people you play. You'll thank yourself in the future for this when you mature and realize it's better to have 1 hard platinum than a hundred baby game platinums.

    • Ben S
      October 5, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      I think this is totally up to personal preference. Some people like to earn as many platinums as possible and don't care what games they're from. This is why I included both types of games on this list.

      Personally, if I really like a game and the trophies are feasible, then I'll go for it. But I'd never buy a game just to platinum it.

    • Cool Ghoul
      October 12, 2014 at 10:59 am

      "When you mature"

      Lol, only slightly full of yourself?

      Great guide for some easy trophies if collecting them is your thing, Walking Dead and the Sly games are fantastic, even for the "mature".

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