The 7 Easiest PlayStation Platinum Trophies You Can Earn

Ben Stegner 19-01-2017

In 2014, we showed you the seven easiest PS3 Platinum Trophies you can earn. At the time, the PS4 was too young to offer any easy Platinum trophies. Now that there are several, we’ve updated the list with some easy PS4 platinums. The original list included PS3 titles The Sly Collection, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, NCIS, and Trine 2. While these are still easy Platinums, we’ve replaced some of them in favor of PS4 games.


You’ll find the edited list below, with the new PS4 games first.

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Folks who try to earn as many Trophies as humanly possible (sometimes called “Trophy Hunters”) search out games with simple Trophies. If you’re looking to boost your Trophy score in no time at all, let’s look at some PlayStation games that will add some easy Platinums to your cabinet.

Trophy Recap

If you’re not familiar with how PlayStation consoles handle Trophies, here’s a quick refresher. Trophies are the equivalent of Achievements on the Xbox One and Xbox 360, one of the best features from the previous 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 Sony requires any released after January 2009 to have them. Every PS4 and PS Vita game has Trophies, as well.

Trophies come in four flavors: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. A Platinum Trophy unlocks only when you complete every other Trophy for a game, except for those tied to downloadable content 3 Of The Most Ridiculous Video Game Expansions Ever Expansions and DLC are normally just more of the same. It’s rare that the developers make dramatic changes to the original game. When they do though, the results can be spectacular. Read More (DLC). However, if the base game’s Trophies include any that require online play, they count for the Platinum.


The Rules

A few notes before the list begins:

The Order: 1886 (PS4)

What Is It?

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Enjoyable or Lousy?

We weren’t thrilled with The Order in our review Is The Order: 1886 Worth Buying? The Order: 1886 is here, but is it the PS4 exclusive you've been waiting for? Read More . The $60 launch price was ludicrous for what this game contains. Thankfully, you can find it for about $10-$15 now, which is all it’s worth.

Why Is It Easy?

This Platinum only requires a single playthrough of the game, and most of the Trophies that aren’t story-related will come naturally. There are a few collectibles to go for, but using the guide will ensure you have no problems with those. If you miss anything the first time through, you can replay a chapter.

How Long to Platinum?

The Order only lasts 6-8 hours, which is about how long you’ll need for the Platinum. You can’t skip any of the cutscenes, and everything is extremely linear. If you’re following the guide there’s nothing special aside from normal gameplay that will take up time. You might need another half hour to mop up the last few trophies after you finish the game, but that’s about it.

My Name is Mayo (PS4)

What Is It?

Here’s one you have to see to believe. My Name is Mayo must be a joke, as it’s a game where you literally click on a jar of mayonnaise. That’s it. As you tap, you “unlock” new costumes to dress the mayo in. You can’t make this stuff up.

Enjoyable or Lousy?

If you enjoy pressing a button hundreds of times, you’ll love this. If you love dressing up jars of mayonnaise, you’ll be right at home. Should neither of these apply to you, you’ll probably never touch this game again after getting the Platinum.

Why Is It Easy?

Did we mention that all you do is press a single button over and over 7 Free Games Where You Win By Clicking… Seriously, You Just Click A quiet, gentle new genre is creeping toward your computer and all you have to do is click. And click. Read More to get this Platinum? There are 51 Trophies to earn from this game, and they all involve clicking the mayo a certain number of times. The only diversion from this goal is having to tap the mayo when it’s wearing a certain costume.

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How Long to Platinum?

Depending on how fast you can mash the X button, you’ll probably spend about 30 minutes to an hour with your mayonnaise friend. You shouldn’t need to consult the guide to figure out how to press X, and can delete this uncomfortable experience from your system forever when done. This game is only $1 on the PS Store, making it one of the cheapest Platinums ever.

Orc Slayer (PS4)

What Is It?

An ugly, linear, generic first-person shooter. Remember, we’re here for the Trophies!

Enjoyable or Lousy?

It shouldn’t surprise you that this game is pretty awful. It’s lifeless and simple, and would be totally ignored if not for its pathetically easy Platinum.

Why Is It Easy?

The game’s 27 Trophies are mostly obtained by just clearing the game. There are a few that you can miss, but checking the guide before you start will ensure you don’t have any trouble.

How Long to Platinum?

You should only have to spend one or two hours with Orc Slayer to earn a Platinum. You only have to complete it once, and can play on Easy for little resistance. At $4, it’s another inexpensive Platinum.

The Little Acre (PS4)

What Is It?

The Little Acre is a hand-drawn point-and-click game Point & Click Adventuring Lives On With These Classic-Style Free Games Point-and-click games are a dying breed but they aren't completely dead. Read More that’s set in 1950s Ireland. It’s a throwback to the beloved PC titles of old, and even includes full voice acting.

Enjoyable or Lousy?

It’s not the best of the genre, but it’s an enjoyable game. It has a ton of charm, and offers a pretty simple experience, making this is a great point-and-click game for novices to try.

Why Is It Easy?

There are only 28 Trophies in The Little Acre, and you can earn them all in just two quick playthroughs. Less than half of them are missable, and a quick review of the Trophy guide before you start ensures you’ll know what to look for.

How Long to Platinum?

You can complete this game in an hour, as the puzzles are easy and there’s nowhere to really get lost. One of the Trophies requires you to speedrun the game Speedrunning Culture: The Future of Single-Player Gaming In simplest of terms, speedrunning is the completion of a certain level or stage in a game, or the entire game itself, as quickly as possible. Read More in under an hour; you’ll know how to solve all the puzzles from your first time through.  During the first playthrough, you can earn all of the side Trophies, meaning this one should only take you about two hours!

Tales from the Borderlands and Other Telltale Games (PS4/PS3)

What Is It?

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Aside from Borderlands, Telltale has produced similar games for many franchises, and they offer easy Trophies, as well. If you’re interested, have a look at The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.

Enjoyable or Lousy?

Unlike some other games on this list, Telltale’s games are highly acclaimed. They’re not action-packed, so don’t expect any huge gameplay challenges. If you enjoy a good story Casual Games with Surprisingly Good Stories Say what you will about casual games, but it would be tough to argue that they're noted for story. Read More and making impactful choices, you should love these games. Of course, if you’re a fan of the series, you’ll enjoy them even more.

Why Is It Easy?

The Trophies from most of Telltale Games’ titles only require you to play through each episode. There are no missable Trophies and no wrong choices — simply play through the story as you see fit. Note that these games were originally sold as individual episodes, so be sure to purchase the complete versions. You’ll need to play through every episode for the Platinum.

How Long to Platinum?

While these Platinums are as easy as they come, they aren’t the fastest. Each Telltale game will likely take about 8-12 hours to run through. Since they’re great games, this won’t feel like a long time, though. Give them a try for a relaxing Platinum that doesn’t require a lot of busy work or following a guide.

Megamind: Ultimate Showdown (PS3)

What Is It?

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Megamind is an animated movie released in 2010, starring a villain who defeats the hero and gets bored with nobody to oppose him. The movie did well enough, but the game isn’t worth a second thought — 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 Trophies are tied story-related and cannot be missed. The only requirement to get these Trophies is to play solo as Megamind. 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 2-4 hours. With some basic game skill, you’re looking at the lower end of that time frame. This game doesn’t have any Trophies that you can miss permanently. Check the guide [Broken URL Removed] if you have trouble.

Terminator: Salvation (PS3)

What Is It?

Another movie tie-in game, this one for the 2009 movie of the same name starring Christian Bale. This game is infamous among the community for having laughably easy Trophies, which is why it’s on this list.

Enjoyable Or Lousy?

Lousy. The game is short, clocking in at 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 again with a friend. Even Hard mode poses no real challenge or fun.

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. Make sure you play 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.

New Trophies For Your Collection

With these games, anyone can earn their first seven shiny Platinum Trophies. Of course, the best PS4 games 7 Games All PlayStation 4 Owners Should Buy Got a new PS4 for Christmas? Need some games to play on it? Here are a few games every PS4 owner should own! Read More also include Platinum Trophies, but most require dozens of hours to earn. If you’re interested in earning more Platinums, have a look at Trophy guides for your favorite games. Trophy collection websites usually rate how difficult you’ll fine obtaining a game’s Platinum, as well as the estimated time to earn it. As great as these easy Trophies are, it’s satisfying when you earn a hard-fought Platinum from a game you enjoy playing!

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 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 .

What other PlayStation games have easy Platinum Trophies? Let us know what your proudest Platinum Trophy is in the comments!
Originally written by Ben Stegner on 7 July 2014.

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  1. Jordan
    June 14, 2017 at 3:28 am

    GTA v, skyrim and all fallout Games are my proudest I have 24 total plats!!
    Netjet10 add me! Grind somebody trophies with a trophy whore?

  2. BPizza
    February 10, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Where's Jazzpunk???? suuuuuper easy and very enjoyable. worth replaying even after plat.