Jun 4, 2011

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Trophy Guide: inFAMOUS 2

Trophy Guide: inFAMOUS 2

Much like the first title inFamous 2 will require you 2 playthroughs to unlock all the trophies due to the morality specific trophies but hopefully our trophy guide will help you unlock all the trophies as fast as possible. In terms of getting trophies Sucker Punch did a good job of making this game fairly cut and dry, but there will without a doubt be a snag or two along the way. I strongly suggest you start the game on easy and go evil. It takes around the same time to boost the trophies compared to just doing another cycle which helps you focus on the current task. Your next cycle should be on Hard going Hero as its slightly easier to play on hard with the hero abilities. The only tip I can give you for hard is to make the most of the blast shards. There are also a few online trophies which require you to play user created missions along with creating one yourself but these are pretty easy to get. The guide might contain some spoilers so please keep that in mind. With that said, on to the guide.

Trophy Guide

inFAMOUS 2 Platinum Trophy

Collect all other inFAMOUS 2 Trophies.

Pain Builds Character

Finish the game on hard difficulty.

inFAMOUS 2 has a fairly simplistic view on difficulty. The only big change I noticed was slightly less XP per kill, but going Hero usually helped to counter that. Enemies take more damage so try to keep your distance. I found guarding a station you’re charging in a black out zone to be the hardest part; though I found randomly throwing grenades and spamming L2 will usually win it for you. Here are some skills you might want to use to help you on your Hard playthrough.

Best Skills
  • Magnum Bolt (Hero) or Skull Bolt (Infamous)
  • Alpha Blast
  • Sticky Grenade (Hero) or Napalm Grenade (Infamous)
  • Alpha Rocket
  • Lightning Tether
  • Ionic Vortex or Ionic Freeze (Hero)
  • Buy every AMP skill asap as they’re all good.
  • Every upgrade is good, but Precision Enhanced due to the high power consumption.

 

Just One More

Pick up all the blast shards scattered around New Marais.

As you do your missions spam the L2 button and grab whatever is near your current objective. If you’re like me this should total 302 and the 3 remaining shards you only really go near on your Hero run. Once you get a rather small total just pick off missions till you can buy the Blast Shard skill. This will point you to where the closest shard is and will save you time in the long run.

With Great Power Comes Greater Power

Unlock and purchase all powers.

This trophy is not fully accurate. It is possible to obtain every skill both good and evil in one cycle, but the game only requires you to obtain everything possible on that save. I strongly suggest you just play on easy (more xp) and play Evil side. Cap out every skill and the trophy will pop.

Shardcore

Pick up 50% of blast shards scattered around New Marais.

Read “Just One More

Fight the Good Fight

Unlock the good ending.

After you get the final blast core you will get offered a choice. These are clearly labeled and color coated! Pick Nix and finish the game. Note the good ending is more difficult than the hard ending.

Forging Your Own Path

Unlock the evil ending.

After you get the final blast core you will get offered a choice. These are clearly labeled and color coated! Pick Kuo and finish the game.

Land Lord

Take over the first island in New Marais.

Just like the first game doing side missions clears the area and gives you control. As you play though the missions certain tasks will unlock others and there is no way to lock these trophies out. If you have an area open that you’re unsure how to capture run around in the area and try to find enemies. Usually there will be two of them and if you kill them one will drop a secret mission to take the area over.

It’s My Town, Now

Take over the second island in New Marais.

Read “Land Lord”

 

Well inFORMED

Collect all Dead drops.

These are clearly labeled on the map as a bird and are all in a normal place but one. The remaining one is on the island where you get the “Back to the Bayou” trophy. The bird is a little bit more to the back and can be easily missed. If you cant find one check edges and near less common area’s.

Arch Villain

Earn full negative Karma.

This requires FULL BAR so you must completely cap this side! Just keep doing evil deeds like killing street performers, or killing random people. The ionic vortex skill helps a lot.

Incorruptible

Earn full positive Karma.

This requires FULL BAR so you must completely cap this side! This will move faster and as long as you’re not too evil you will obtain prior to finishing all the missions.

 

Behind the Curtain

Collect 50% of the available Dead Drops.

Read “Well inFORMERED

Closed Casket Affair

Give Burtrand what he wants.

This is story related and will happen regardless of your morality.

A Streetcar Named ‘Boom!’

Complete BOOM!

This is a morality choice mission. Select the red evil choice and you will unlock it upon completing it.

Quid Pro Kuo

Complete Leading the Charge.

This is a morality choice mission. Select the blue hero choice and you will unlock it upon completing it.

Playing Both Sides

Complete Fooling the Rebels.

This is a morality choice mission. Select the red evil choice and you will unlock it upon completing it.

Ambulance Chaser

Complete Hearts and Minds Campaign.

This is a morality choice mission. Select the blue hero choice and you will unlock it upon completing it.

Status Kuo

Choose Kuo in Storm the Fort.

This choice is very important because it enables either Fire (Nix), or Ice (Kuo) skills. Based off who you select you will gain those skills. I strongly suggest Nix, but make sure to do both at some point.

 

Get Nix’ed

Choose Nix in Storm the Fort.

This choice is very important because it enables either Fire (Nix), or Ice (Kuo) skills. Based off who you select you will gain those skills. I strongly suggest Nix, but make sure to do both at some point.

Am I The Daddy?

Complete Nix’s New Family.

This is a morality choice mission. Select the red evil choice and you will unlock it upon completing it.

Exposure

Complete Exposing Bertrand.

This is a morality choice mission. Select the blue hero choice and you will unlock it upon completing it.

The Cleaner

Complete the assassination side missions.

These missions will be a yellow circle with a ! in the middle. However unlike a normal side mission they will be filled with a red color. There is nothing fancy to unlock them and will appear as you go though them. They’re around 12 total to complete.

Frozen Asset

Complete the ice Conduit side missions.

These missions will be a yellow circle with a ! in the middle. However unlike a normal side mission they will be filled with a blue color. There is nothing fancy to unlock them and will appear as you go though them. They’re around 12 total to complete.

 

Dazed and Defused

Take down the Blast Shard Bomber.

There is an optional mission that will offer you the chance to take down the bomber. This mission appears in the ice solider area of town (top right) and is required to take over the city. If you do every mission you will come across it sooner or later.

Back to the Bayou

Return to the swamp blockade.

At the start of the game you will have a morality choice of killing people, or healing them shortly after obtaining the amp. After you finish this and escape you will need to at some point go back. This area is the island to the middle left and is the largest grey one. To get there you need the Lightning Tether skill and some patience. You must make it to the island where you had the morality choice for it to ding. Once you get on the island it will appear, but while you’re there make sure to keep going as its very hard to find dead drop is located there too.

Mountaineer

Climb to the top of the 3 tallest buildings in New Marais.

You must climb to the absolute highest point for it to count and they’re as follows.

  • Church: You will see this building when you do the Burtand story mission and is visible from most points on the map. You can either climb up at that point, or go at a later time. Select a side and climb till you cant go any higher.
  • Clock Tower: Very early on you will need to obtain a dead drop from a bird and this will require you to make it most of the way up. During this mission simply climb the rest of the way and you’re set.
  • Ice Tower: The very last blast core is set on top of a building mostly covered with ice in the top right section of the map. When you do the blast core mission you will go 96% of the way up and you MUST make it on top of the antenna up there. While you’re up there look for the path that looks easiest to hit the ground and jump holding square. This will also give you the “Thunder Flop” trophy, but will only unlock if you hit the lowest point on the ground.

Extreme Makeover

Destroy 30 verandas or other large objects.

In the top right area of the game you will see these large flammable towers. Hit them with bombs till they drop and repeat 30 more times for the trophy. It only counts if you receive xp from the explosion.

Watch That First Step

Defeat an enemy by destroying the object they stand on.

Several enemies will be in guard towers which only require a few shots to take down. Other enemies later on will make their own tower and you can stop them like that. There are  also catwalks on the side of buildings which can also be broken. This will come naturally at some point though.

Finish What You Started

Perform 100 finishers or ultra melee combos.

To perform a finisher you need to attack enemies with melee till you see a triangle icon appear. When you see this you will be able to  do a small cut scene kill. Each one of these count towards the trophy. This will come over time and will count even if you die.

Knockout in the Blackout

Defeat 50 enemies in powered down areas while no missions are active.

Some area’s will be covered with horizontal dashes which indicate there is no power. After you play the game a bit you will be able to find several enemies in these area’s and get the trophy. This can be hard since there are limited places to heal, but kills count even if you die. If you’re unsure if you’re in the right place the game will prompt you saying its a powered down area and your radar will be fuzzy.

Go Long!

Hurl 50 objects using the Kinetic Pulse ability.

At the very start you ill be able to lift items with the kinetic pulse and there will even be a tutoral for this. Just keep picking up things till it appears. However this should come naturally while trying to get “Vehicular Manslaughter“.

Cole’ Blooded

Defeat 100 civilians.

Just keep messing around and it will come. On some missions I got 90 kills by sheer accident so you shouldn’t have to worry.

Army Of Me

Defeat 300 enemies.

Just play the game and you will get this.