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Trophy Hunters: Here Are Your Top 10 Platinums

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PlayStation Network Trophies have been around since 2008, engendering legions of “Trophy Hunters” (I’ve heard a other names as well). The most elusive prey for these digital treasure seekers is the Platinum Trophy. For the uninitiated, most “full size” retail games reward players who completely unlock a long list of in-game accomplishments with a Platinum Trophy attached to your PSN ID. At a glance, it’s the quickest way to suss out a fellow gamer’s skill – while anyone can rack up the bronze Trophies, most Platinums require a mix of skill and dedication. Out of the 2000+ trophies I’ve earned, only 3 are Platinum. It’s still more than Sid.

A few weeks ago, PlayStation Blogcast listener John M. asked us: Are you able to tell us the top 5 or 10 games that have been “platinum’d” or competed 100%?

We dug around the servers, and here’s the list, ranked by total Platinum Trophies earned:

  1. Assassin’s Creed II
  2. Modern Warfare 2
  3. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  4. God of War 3
  5. Resident Evil 5
  6. inFamous
  7. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
  8. God of War (GoW HD Collection)
  9. Borderlands
  10. Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (The Sly Collection)

Analyzing the list, I noticed some interesting trends:

  • These are good games – The average Metacritic score for the above games is 89 – so it’s a good bet that these games are of high enough quality that gamers are all too happy to fully explore them to find every last collectible (Assassin’s Creed II, Sly 1), or are willing to play through multiple times on the hardest levels to earn those Trophies (Uncharted, Modern Warfare, God of War)
  • Big sellers – We’re looking at total Platinum trophies here, so it stands to reason that games that have sold a lot of copies would have been Platinum’d a lot. That’s probably why you don’t see CSI: Fatal Conspiracy or Hannah Montana: The Movie on this list, even though they are known to be easy to Platinum.
  • Few multiplayer Trophies – None of the games listed have the dreaded “Hit Level 50 Rank in Multiplayer.” Even the multiplayer-heavy Modern Warfare 2 saves most of its Trophies for the campaign and Spec Ops missions. I think this is why you see Assassin’s Creed II on this list, and not AC: Brotherhood, which introduced Multiplayer to the series (and associates 10 Trophies with this mode, many of which are tough to get). Take note, developers!
  • These games are a couple of years old – The newest game on this list is Sly Cooper & the Theivius Raccoonus from The Sly Collection, which came out last year. The rest of the games are from 2009 or before. My theories: it takes a lot of time to grind through everything there is to see and do, and with most of these games now value-priced, many people are still picking these up and embarking on their road to the Platinum even today.

With these criteria in mind, here are a few titles I expect to see on this list a year from now: Skyrim, Jak & Daxter, another Call of Duty title, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Yup, with Trophies now on PS Vita, there’s be a whole new frontier for Trophy Hunters to explore. We’ll check back again in about a year’s time.

Happy hunting!

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+ DZORMAGEN on March 2nd, 2012 at 1:40 pm said:

This is cool Jeff! Thanks for this. Any info if Sony will will have a Firmware on the PS3 so we can also see our PS Vita trophies, and compare them on the PS3 also?


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+ JesseHaysFL on March 2nd, 2012 at 1:45 pm said:

I have 14 plats and am a high level 18 (around 90%) and yet I don’t have #8 or 10. I own both games just have not had the time…..Thanks Jeff now I have something to do other than getting “tricky”.

Go Gators!

P.S. Thanks for Journey early! SUCH A GREAT GAME!


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+ poodude on March 2nd, 2012 at 1:45 pm said:

Haha, awesome, from that list the only platinums I have are the Uncharted games. Now, if we threw Singularity and Resistance 2 into the fray I might be able to relate :P.


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+ chriz704 on March 2nd, 2012 at 1:45 pm said:

This is really good information, I will also see you in one year.


Chris


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+ Cyris on March 2nd, 2012 at 1:46 pm said:

Out of those, I have:

Assassin’s Creed II
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
God of War 3
inFamous
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
God of War (and II btw)

I have all the MW2 trophies except for the harder Spec Ops ones, but once they announced Black Ops and confirmed that they don’t care about making a good game but instead a game every years so they can suck money from everyone’s pockets, I stopped caring and havent played a CoD game since.


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+ tdh004 on March 2nd, 2012 at 1:46 pm said:

I’ve always wished you guys would do a yearly “Trophy Census.” Show how many Trophies were earned, highest number of Platinums, how many Trophies and what level the average player has reached.

I’d like to echo @DZORMAGEN’s request. Will there eventually be a means to view Vita Trophies on the PS3, and will those Trophies show on our gamer card on the PS3?


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+ ScreamAimFire999 on March 2nd, 2012 at 1:47 pm said:

Lol. I just have Modern Warfare 2 but this list makes sense.


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+ smintja on March 2nd, 2012 at 1:47 pm said:

Aw I only have inFamous. Soon I’ll have uncharted


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+ JesseHaysFL on March 2nd, 2012 at 1:47 pm said:

P.P.S. It would be really cool if we could see the metrics for all of the earned trophies for everyone across PSN
….do you think this may be possible someday?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 3:54 pm said:

    I didn’t know we’d be able to pull this info, so this is a great start.


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+ Motherboop on March 2nd, 2012 at 1:53 pm said:

Wow, never would have guessed AC2 as number one!


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+ JuggaloMemnoch on March 2nd, 2012 at 1:54 pm said:

Why did my digital copy of Assassins Creed II that I bought last year expire and is no longer in my download list or shown as purchased in the store?? The DLC I got with the bundle is still there but the game isn’t :’(


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+ Salvy35z on March 2nd, 2012 at 1:55 pm said:

I got supper close to getting the Platinum for ASSCREED 2 and inFAMOUS but those damn shards and feathers.
I currently only have the platinum for Uncharted Drake’s Fortune.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 3:55 pm said:

    The shards are brutal – I’m still missing *1* in inFamous 1.


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+ Pesico on March 2nd, 2012 at 1:58 pm said:

Thank you so much for posting this. It’s really interesting for us trophy hunters. And regarding online multiplayer trophies. I prefer the way Uncharted 2 did it. Just a dip into multiplayer in the main game, and lots of multiplayer as DLC (I got those to, but that’s because I love Uncharted multiplayer).


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 3:55 pm said:

    I agree with you.


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+ bigdaddykraven on March 2nd, 2012 at 1:59 pm said:

Of my 44 Platinum trophies, I have 7 of those on the list.

I wonder what some of the Rarest platinums are…like to see where my MLB 9, 10 and 11 The Show plats stack.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 3:55 pm said:

    Maybe that’s our next story – rarest platinums.


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+ megamixer on March 2nd, 2012 at 1:59 pm said:

The only one of those games I have is Sly. That was a good platinum. I got the Jak 1 platinum so I’ll hope to see it on next years list :D

“Few multiplayer Trophies – None of the games listed have the dreaded “Hit Level 50 Rank in Multiplayer.” Even the multiplayer-heavy Modern Warfare 2 saves most of its Trophies for the campaign and Spec Ops missions”

See this developers? Do away with online trophies. They do nothing but turn games into boost-fests. Or, make them not requried for the platinum.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 3:56 pm said:

    You’re not going to rate this story??
    :P


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+ JoeTheBeast16 on March 2nd, 2012 at 1:59 pm said:

Am I the only person that wants to know what 3 platinums Jeff has?!?!
Seriously, I wanna know what games You liked enough to spend that much time on!!
Give us the list of games that You guys at the Playstation Blog offices have platinum’ed!! :p


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 3:57 pm said:

    Assassin’s Creed II, Sly 1, Skyrim.
    I’m very close on a few titles that I got too busy to finish completely: inFamous, Mass Effect 2, and a couple others.


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+ that-acmilan-guy on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:00 pm said:

Very interesting inside, AC 2 requires a lot of dedication with those feathers so it’s good to see a lot of dedicated players out there.

Which reminds me Jeff. When will Sony release the trophy API to third party developers/website or get an upgrade trophy card. Right now websites can’t keep track which games you played in recent order (not trophy order) and the amount of time you invested in those games.


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+ FORMIK on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:00 pm said:

Jeff,

I would like the trophies from the Vita to also be viewed on the PS3. Currently it looks like different parts of the PSN are being used, as I recently received a friend request on my PS3 from someone I met in a Vita game and they were level 2, with 0 trophies shown.

It would be appreciated even more now than before if we can remove games from our trophy list – even if we’ve earned trophies from the game. I’m fine with my level score being reduced, there’s just some games’ trophies I won’t pursue and would rather they not be on my list.

The only way we can tell if others in our friends list have a game of ours is by comparing trophies. Can we get a “Common Games” feature in the Friends tab of the PS3 and in the Friends app of the Vita, that will allow us to also send message to those with shared games?

Finally, could we get something other than bragging rights for trophy levels? Perhaps PSN avatars and panels for Vita profiles?


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+ RedGiant17 on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:00 pm said:

Very cool idea to share this kind of info Jeff.

On a related note, is there a reason some newer game trophies aren’t view able on the us.Playstation.com website for quite a while after release? I have Uncharted 3, R3 and Motorstorm Apocalypse and they don’t show up in my trophy list.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 3:58 pm said:

    You’re right about that being an issue. I hit a dead end investigating the glitch it but will pick it back up.


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+ oZc-Gauss on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:02 pm said:

I HATE THE RIDICULOUS TROPHIES ONLINE LIKE TO: “GET A TRIPLE KILL IN THE AIR WHILE YOU ARE WITH 1% OF ENERGY … WHATEVER” … BECAUSE I CAN`T GET THE PLATIMUN OF AC: BOTHERHOOD :/


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+ kivi95 on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:03 pm said:

God Of War 3 released 2010 ;)


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 3:58 pm said:

    You are correct. The years are blending together.


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+ soccer5bl on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:05 pm said:

I’ve got 6/10 but I wonder if trophy hacks was considered on this list. Other sites (ps3trophies.org) gives long discussion to this issue.


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+ LordICO_USA on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:07 pm said:

Thanks for suggesting the developers to STOP implementing online trophies, is not fair to buy a game value priced few years after launching, only to discover that (a Trophy Hunter like me anyway) you cannot get those online trophies due to servers shutting down or lack of online players.

And one for Playstation: it has been suggested, asked and demanded, please make an official leaderboard of all PS3 players, according to their levels and trophies, you have this power, all the other leaderboards are just estimates, I think would be interesting and fun to know, don’t you think?


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+ SpiritThief on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:09 pm said:

Multplayer trophies suck the most some times.

I’d like to see more challenging trophies like Dead Space *One Gun* Vanquish *Living Legend*, Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, Star Ocean *Do just about everything there is to do* But they don’t have none of that kill X with X this many times or any of the junk.

Wipeout HD was great until Bling Bahahaaha you think your getting trophy. Not many people take the time to beat a single player racer. You needed to beat it yes, but you also need 8 other people to beat their game too.

More challenge less boosting.

Only games like CounterStrike Source(Steam) or WarHawk/STARHAWK should have MP trophies like they do. Red Dead and GTA might have fun MP but the trophies created farmers and over time you can’t find many people to play for fun anymore. They just want to farm trophies and when you go against that, kicked.


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+ Richard919 on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:10 pm said:

i have every single one of those except sly cooper

im up to 46 plats with games including killzone 2, mag, and dead space 2. some of the harder plats that im proud of


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 3:59 pm said:

    Sly Collection has 3 Platinums on 1 disc – a good value.


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+ Zieghardt on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:11 pm said:

I’d like to know the 10 least earned too, as well as the most/least earned by percentage of players who played the game if that’d be possible at some point


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 4:00 pm said:

    i wasn’t able to get the percentages, which is why I didn’t include them. The percentage is of course much higher for Sly Cooper than MW2.


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+ Drunk-ass on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:12 pm said:

Thanks for the great column! I would love to see more like this.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 4:00 pm said:

    Thanks! Stats are always fun, so when we get them, we share.


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+ lisatsunami on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:17 pm said:

This ongoing competition with you & Sid is hilarious.

I only have one plat, for Skyrim
(making note to check out CSI & Hannah Montana….)


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 4:00 pm said:

    We can hardly call it competition, can we?

    Skyrim is a good ‘gamer cred’ Platinum to get, I think. Took me 98 hours. You?


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+ avanfreak23 on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:19 pm said:

I have those 10 platinums, none of thse are really hard, but it takes some time. is funny how many people can’t do easy trophies and the just quit on it


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+ ryaniscool47 on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:20 pm said:

The Uncharted games are definitely the easiest to platinum. Uncharted 3 is a very easy platinum as well. If you want another super easy one, Dead Space was very easy to get. Dead Space 2 is harder though, still working on that one.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 4:01 pm said:

    I dunno, beating the game on Crushing isn’t what I’d call ‘easy’.


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+ D-Squad3 on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:23 pm said:

This allows devs how many people play their games.


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+ D-Squad3 on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:24 pm said:

to know*


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+ Butters360 on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:25 pm said:

It’s all about those Platinum Trophies peoples! I wish Sony would actual make those available to buy. I would love to look at my desk and see a physical Platinum Trophy stare back at me :)


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 4:01 pm said:

    I’d like to see it too, but it looks super pointy. LAWSUIT!


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+ KomatosRecords on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:27 pm said:

Jeff–

Big question for you (and the rest of the Sony U.S. staff):

How come the us.playstation.com website hasn’t added new games and trophies since March or April of 2011? I’ve played many games since them, and none of them are showing up. I even platinumed two new games (Ace Combat: Assault Horizon and God of War Origins Collection: Chains of Olympus). I noticed this started happening around the month and a half downtime we had due to the PSN network hacking. That is around the time Socom 4 came out, and trophies for new games stopped showing up. The games are even listed on the us.playstation.com website. All my trophies and games are shown with no problem on the uk.playstation.com website (and presumably other non US playstation websites). I’ve almost got a platinum in Socom 4 (1 trophy left to go; beat all levels on Elite difficulty), and the game doesn’t even show up. Please add all missing games like the EU Sony sites show. It’s a travesty the US site is so far behind.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 4:02 pm said:

    At this point, all I can do is agree with you.


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+ LokeSTL on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:27 pm said:

I noticed that the Vita AR games don’t have trophies. I was under the impression that all Vita format games would have trophies, similar to what you do with PS3 games(minis aside). Can you clarify please?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 4:03 pm said:

    Nothing to clarify. They’re not full games as much as they are just tech demos. Cool that they have leaderboards, though.


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+ alx681 on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:28 pm said:

only one im missing is resident evil 5.. couldnt stand the stupid camera views.. never made it past the 3rd chapter..
finding all the shards in the first infamous was a major pain, but the game was so much fun that i didnt care..
borderlands mad moxxi trophies were a absolute grind..

love platinums : )


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+ Nader-Abudiix on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:28 pm said:

Awesome list, and best thing about is that i have earned all those platinums :D uncharted 1 was my first plat and jak and daxter 1(not on this list) was my plat #124


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 4:03 pm said:

    Well done, well done indeed.


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+ M-Easy on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:28 pm said:

First off EVERYTHING mentioned post #18 should be implemented. Plus, I love it when trophies get some blog love. Currently sitting at 112 plats, I have 9of10 of those platted so I approve of this list.


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+ Psikorps on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:29 pm said:

Only plat out of those 10 that I have is Borderlands, interesting list though.

*2 Requests*

1: Vita trophies being able to be seen/compared on PS3.
2: Vita users be able to include a small message with friend requests.


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+ MP_is_for_Chumps on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:30 pm said:

I recently deleted my old PSN account because I hate online trophies so much.

…anyway Jeff, have you heard about the Platinum Trophy as PSN Avatars idea going around on forums? Basically the plan is that whenever you Platinum a game, the artwork for that plat trophy becomes unlocked and the player can use it as their PSN Avatar.

A really cool idea that lots of psn users have talked about. I think it’s on blog share as well, but it’s a shame Sony higher ups seem to be ignoring it.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 4:04 pm said:

    It is a cool idea, but I don’t know if it’s as easy as it sounds. Unlocking things outside of a game from within a game is not a simple procedure. That said, it is a great idea.


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+ ArchAngelMai on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:32 pm said:

Amazing, none of which are difficult Platinum’s to get. Why don’t you try and get a Platinum that doesn’t take 40 hours to get….
@28, thank you for proving my point.
Bioshock,
Dead Space 2,
Star Ocean: The Last Hope,
Disgaea 3,
Final Fantasy XIII,
Marvel vs Capcom 3,
KOF XIII,
Super Street Fighter 4,
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2,
Catherine.
These are just a few examples of Platinum’s worth bragging about.


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+ Teflon02 on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:32 pm said:

i have 3, 6, 7 & 10.
My platinums are:
inFamous
Killzone 3
LittleBigPlanet
Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
Sly 1
Sly 2
Sly 3
Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection
Sonic Unleased
Sonic & Sega All-Star Racing
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
bout to be level 14, 1 more percent lol
others noted 100%
Gunstar Heroes
Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fist of Plastic
Sly Mini Games (too easy smh lol)
Sonic Adventure (with DX also 100%)
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 episode 1
Welcome Park
LOL, I’m going to start platinum & 100% everything like before :). I’m trying to do Resistance 3 and FFXIII right now and Rayman Origins for Vita


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+ mpb93 on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:33 pm said:

Jeff what you do 4 playstation is so cool can you tell me how to get a job at playstation or how to work your way up


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+ Yohmaru_EX on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:34 pm said:

hey sony, can you give us some awards for the numbers of ours trophies??? Avatars, Wallpapers, Themes…or bonus discount in the ps store.


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+ Teflon02 on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:35 pm said:

@40 Yes! FFXIII, SSFIV both discouraged be from platinums lol. but i’m coming back strong. Sonic Unleashed is actually hard. probably the hardest I did


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+ Link01 on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:40 pm said:

I love the stats! Keep this stuff up. BTW, are you guys considering a PSBlog app for Vita? Seriously?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 4:06 pm said:

    Considering, yes. Timeline? Not yet.


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+ lPHOENIXZEROl on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:44 pm said:

I own ACII, Uncharted 2, inFamous, Uncharted, GoW HD Collection and The Sly Collection. Out of those I Platinum’D ACII, inFamous and Uncharted. Finished U2 but haven’t gotten back to it and haven’t even started the GoW HD Collection or Sly Collection even though I’ve had both for ages now. >_<

Too many distractions……


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+ ArchAngelMai on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:45 pm said:

@44
Yeah, took me 125 hours for FFXIII and 285 hours for Disgaea 3.


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+ DemoniOtaku on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:54 pm said:

I have played almost all of those games.. an I liked.. But Only inFAMOUS drove to get its platinum… With so much awesome games on PS3 and little time to spend with them, I just play and continue to next once the game is “ended”… I only spend more of the usual in Fighting games.. but have Tekken 6 Platinum Only..

That’s Why I’m glad to see inFAMOUS on that list.. That game is SO special… and the second part is AWESOME too… and that will be my next platinum once I end with ALL the AWESOME games that the last year had… and there are somes that I haven´t bought yet.. :/

What a pain to have a PS3 and not so much time to spend gaming…


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 2nd, 2012 at 4:06 pm said:

    That’s my #1 issue.


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+ EDILBERTO on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:56 pm said:

That cool they came out with a top 10 platinums,I own 5 out of 10 I did not get into the other ones not because they not good just did not get I to them.They are 4,5,6,8,10 those are part of my 35 platinum list


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