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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Trophy Guide

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  • Author : NerdBurglars
  • Time To 100% : 18 Hours
  • Difficulty : 4
  • Online Trophies : 2
  • Offline Trophies : 53
  • Num Playthroughs : 2

Trophy Guide & Road Map [toggle]

Uncharted 3 brings no surprises when it comes to the trophy list. It's pretty much the same list as the past 2 games. Overall its a very easy list. Difficulty trophies stack and as usual you must beat the game on hard before crushing difficulty unlocks. You should be able to beat this game in 2 main playthroughs on hard and then crushing. You can then do a cleanup of any remaining trophies on easy difficulty.

On your hard playthrough aim to get all of the collectibles and if possible get any of the other trophies that you can. There is really no rush on the kill trophies as they can all be gotten very very easily on easy difficulty, but to save time get as many as you can on hard. The main goal is to collect all of the treasures on hard. It's not much harder to get them on crushing, but you want to focus on not dying when playing the game on crushing.

Once you beat the game on hard, you should be pretty good at the game and have a large amount of the trophies already unlocked. Don't go out of your way to get any trophies that you don't already have. Putting yourself in any extra danger will usually result in death so just focus on beating the game when playing on crushing.

Once you have beaten the game on crushing you should only have a few trophies left to get if you havn't gotten them all already. Use chapter select to go back and get any trophies that you missed.

Platinum
Find one treasure

You should find your first treasure early on in the game. Look out for a flashing white light to signal a treasure.

Find 20 treasures

Treasures are scattered around the game. They can be located by looking out for flashing white light around the environment. See Master Fortune Hunter for more.

Find 40 treasures

Treasures are scattered around the game. They can be located by looking out for flashing white light around the environment. See Master Fortune Hunter for more.

Find 60 treasures

Treasures are scattered around the game. They can be located by looking out for flashing white light around the environment. See Master Fortune Hunter for more.

Find 80 treasures

Treasures are scattered around the game. They can be located by looking out for flashing white light around the environment. See Master Fortune Hunter for more.

Find all 100 treasures

There are 100 treasures to find in total. 101 if you include the strange relic. You can find the treasures by looking out for a small white strobe light flash in the environment. The video below will show you where to find all of the treasures.

Find the Strange Relic

The strange relic counts as the 101st relic in the game. Use the video below to find the relic.

Defeat 75 enemies in a row without dying

This can be easily achieved on easy difficulty. If you can manage this on crushing then high 5 to you!

Defeat ten enemies in a row, alternating hand-to-hand combat and gunplay

To get this you need to get a kill using melee, then another kill using a weapon, then another melee etc. Keep bouncing back and forth between melee and weapon kills to get the trophy. 

Defeat 20 enemies with headshots

This should come naturally if you are attempting to beat the game on crushing difficulty.

Defeat 100 enemies with headshots

Headshots are a must for crushing difficulty. It's a good idea to get the hang of getting headshots early on in the game. They are 1 shot kills for most enemies, so it's essential for some areas of the game. You should probably get this one without trying, but if you get stuck you can do it on easy. You will have more time to focus without getting killed on easy difficulty.

Defeat five enemies in a row with headshots

Should be very easy to get on easy difficulty. You will probably get this one by accident during any level where you have a sniper.

Defeat 30 enemies in a row with your side arm

During the early levels of the game you wont have access to much more than a pistol. Simply get 30 kills in a row with a pistol or any other side arm and this will pop. Make sure not to melee kill anyone or it will prevent you from getting this trophy.

Defeat 50 enemies in a row without auto-reloading

I for one reload every time I can even if I have only shot a single bullet. This trophy should come easy to anyone else who does this. If you are not in the habit of manually reloading then you need to keep an eye on how many bullets you have. Make sure to reload before the magazine is empty or else you will have to start again. Auto reload occurs when the magazine is empty and you try to shoot.

20 times in a row, pick up ammo while rolling

Ammo is dropped by most enemies when they die. You will see the gun on the ground with a sort of metallic reflection/glow. Make sure your ammo is not full for that weapon or else you cant pick up more. Roll over the ammo on the ground to pick it up and this will count toward the trophy.

Defeat 20 enemies by blind-firing while in cover (without aiming with L1/R1)

It's easiest to get this with one of the more powerful weapons since you have a better range. I was able to get this earlier on by purposely going into cover when enemies were on the other side of the wall and just blind firing directly into the enemy. It kills them just as quick and results in little wasted ammo.

Defeat 20 enemies by shooting from the hip (without aiming with L1/R1)

The shotgun or any powerful weapon will help you get this one a lot easier. The spread from a shotgun lets you get away with not being very accurate. If you are playing on easy you can get up close to enemies and just use a pistol to get this quick.

Defeat 20 enemies with gunfire by aiming while hanging

Hanging while in combat can be a great source of cover. Look out for this as often as you can, especially on crushing difficulty. If you are hanging off a large cliff you can get some kills and then drop off the cliff and kill yourself. When the game reloads you can load it back up and get the kills again without resetting the counter.

Defeat 20 enemies while swimming

Attacking enemies while in the water leaves you very exposed to enemy attack. Doing this on crushing is a bad idea unless you are really confident that you can survive. There is a level later on in the game where you will be sneaking around in water and getting the trophy is a little easier since you have cover, but I would wait until the cleanup to get this one on easy.

Defeat 30 enemies with the Mag 5

Get 30 kills and the trophy will pop. If you die and restart a checkpoint you will get your ammo back and the kill counter will not be reset. This allows you to farm the trophy at a single checkpoint.

Defeat 30 enemies with the Arm Micro

Get 30 kills and the trophy will pop. If you die and restart a checkpoint you will get your ammo back and the kill counter will not be reset. This allows you to farm the trophy at a single checkpoint.

Defeat 30 enemies with the Tau Sniper

Get 30 kills and the trophy will pop. If you die and restart a checkpoint you will get your ammo back and the kill counter will not be reset. This allows you to farm the trophy at a single checkpoint.

Defeat 30 enemies with the KAL 7

Get 30 kills and the trophy will pop. If you die and restart a checkpoint you will get your ammo back and the kill counter will not be reset. This allows you to farm the trophy at a single checkpoint.

Defeat 30 enemies with the M9

Get 30 kills and the trophy will pop. If you die and restart a checkpoint you will get your ammo back and the kill counter will not be reset. This allows you to farm the trophy at a single checkpoint.

Defeat 30 enemies with the G-MAL

Get 30 kills and the trophy will pop. If you die and restart a checkpoint you will get your ammo back and the kill counter will not be reset. This allows you to farm the trophy at a single checkpoint.

Defeat 30 enemies with the SAS - 12

Get 30 kills and the trophy will pop. If you die and restart a checkpoint you will get your ammo back and the kill counter will not be reset. This allows you to farm the trophy at a single checkpoint.

Defeat 30 enemies with the Dragon Sniper

Get 30 kills and the trophy will pop. If you die and restart a checkpoint you will get your ammo back and the kill counter will not be reset. This allows you to farm the trophy at a single checkpoint.

Defeat 30 enemies with the T-Bolt Sniper

Get 30 kills and the trophy will pop. If you die and restart a checkpoint you will get your ammo back and the kill counter will not be reset. This allows you to farm the trophy at a single checkpoint.

Defeat 30 enemies with the RPG - 7

Get 30 kills and the trophy will pop. If you die and restart a checkpoint you will get your ammo back and the kill counter will not be reset. This allows you to farm the trophy at a single checkpoint.

Defeat 30 enemies with the PAK-80

Get 30 kills and the trophy will pop. If you die and restart a checkpoint you will get your ammo back and the kill counter will not be reset. This allows you to farm the trophy at a single checkpoint.

Defeat 30 enemies with the Mk-NDI

Get 30 kills and the trophy will pop. If you die and restart a checkpoint you will get your ammo back and the kill counter will not be reset. This allows you to farm the trophy at a single checkpoint.

Defeat ten enemies with propane or acetylene tank explosions

These are the explosive barrels that you see lying around the levels. You can pickup the propane tanks and throw them, if you are quick you can then shoot the barrel causing it to explode and kill enemies. Even if you aren't that quick you should be able to get this trophy fairly easy. 

Defeat four enemies with one explosion

You can get this with anything that explodes. You can use a grenade, or place an explosive tank in an ideal location and shoot it to make it blow up. It can be tricky to get this one first time around, but once you are fimilar with the game on your second run you should be able to prepare in advance to use explosives to take out as many enemies as possible with a single explosion.

Defeat ten enemies with grenades by aiming while hanging

Same process as getting kills while hanging, do the same, but use a grenade. It can be a little more difficult to get this one since you will likely get a single kill with the one grenade. If you die after throwing all your grenades you can get this one quite easy.

Make five enemies drop their grenade by shooting them

You need to have good timing and a quick aim to get this trophy. There is a chance you could get this one without even trying. When you see an enemy take out a grenade and start aiming at you, shoot him and he will drop the grenade on the ground. This usually kills the enemy too which is a nice bonus.

Kill 10 enemies with thrown-back grenades

When an enemy throws a grenade at you, you will have the ability to throw the grenade back at them. The grenades will explode quite quick once they land so don't waste any time throwing the grenade back. Getting the kill shouldn't be too hard since the enemy will have almost no time to dodge the grenade before it explodes.

Throw back a grenade and defeat two enemies at once

Same as Throwback, but you will have to get 2 kills with the one grenade. There is no real guide to give for this one. If you have a bunch of enemies grouped in an area, don't shoot any of them. Wait for one of them to throw a grenade at you and when it lands, throw it back. This will have the best chance at taking out more than one enemy.

Defeat 20 enemies with hand-to-hand combat

Get 20 melee kills and this will unlock.

Defeat 50 enemies with hand-to-hand combat

Kill 50 enemies with melee attacks.

Defeat 50 enemies with stealth attacks

There are quite a few stealth missions and even when the mission isn't a stealth mission, it's good practice to quietly kill as many enemies as you can. If you walk up behind an enemy and they are unaware of your presence you can kill them by pressing triangle. A prompt will usually appear on the screen to let you know that the stealth kill is available.

Defeat five enemies in a row using stealth attacks

Same process for Master Ninja, but you must get 5 in a row without killing an enemy in a different way. This is easily done on any of the stealth missions as there will be many enemies in good positions to be silently taken down.

Defeat five Riot Shield enemies by running over their shield

In order to run over the shield you must shoot the shield a few times to make the guy fall over. He will be on his back with the shield covering his body. You can run up to him and jump over the shield. You must then take out the enemy once you are behind him. Very easy to get on the easier difficulties. Not so much on crushing, but since this doesn't need to be in a row you can try get this whenever you get the chance.

Successfully counter all of a Brute’s damage-giving attacks

Brutes are the seriously big guys that will engage in melee fights throughout the game. When fighting them you will need to counter the attacks at the correct time and dodge any attacks they make. If you can make it through a fight without getting hit you get this trophy. There are quite a few encounters with brutes so you should be able to get this. The controls are a bit tough for this. It often seems as though you press the button but nothing happens. When you are on your second playthrough you should be good enough at this not to get hit.

Inspect almost every display case in the Cartagena Museum

You visit this museum *SPOILER* when you play the flashback where Nate is a child. You can go up to most of the display cases to read what they are about. Do this for all of them you can find until the trophy pops.

Stand on the crocodile in the Secret Library

You can find this in the trophy room in the London underground in chapter 5. The crocodile head is hanging on the wall, so you will have to climb your way up there to stand on top of it. The video below will show you where to find it.

Hit three enemies with fish in the market

During the fight scene in the fish market you will be able to use a fish as a weapon when you are close enough to the fish stand. Often if you get hit you will stumble and fall over the fish stand. When you try to counter Nate will grab a fish and hit the enemy. Do this 3 times to get the trophy.

Play in the swimming pool on the Cruise Ship

I fell in here by accident and got the trophy. When you are on the cruise ship there will be a swimming pool near the back of the ship. There isn't much water in it, but jump in anyway and you will get the trophy.

Defeat ten enemies using hand-to-hand combat on the back of the convoy trucks

I got this without any effort as I kept running out of ammo and had no other option than to attack using melee. On the chapter where sully has been kidnapped and you are chasing after the trucks on a horse. Rather than kill the enemies on the trucks jump onto them and kill them with melee attacks.

Finish the game in Easy Mode

The trophies stack, so you will get this for beating the game on hard.

Finish the game in Normal Mode

The trophies stack, so you will get this for beating the game on hard.

Finish the game in Hard Mode

You must beat the game on hard in order to unlock crushing difficulty. The trophies for easy and normal will unlock when you beat the game on hard.

Finish the game in Crushing Mode

As with all past Uncharted games, crushing is the hardest difficulty and is unlocked after beating the game on hard. This is a tough difficulty, but is far from impossible. With enough perseverance during the difficult levels you should be able to get through this run without breaking a controller. I found the game in general to be harder than Uncharted 2, but the end boss was a lot easier compared to the boss in Uncharted 2.

The main tips for beating the game on crushing are headshots and stealth. Avoid shooting your gun if at all possible. It only alerts other enemies in the area. If you can kill a bunch of enemies without anyone noticing, then you will have less people shooting at you when the do finally discover you. When you have to go into gun combat, try your best to get headshots. A headshot will kill most enemies straight away. Enemies that have helmets and armor require 2. It's better for ammo and health to kill the enemy is quick as possible using headshots.

If there is a particular area that you are having trouble with, there will likely be a guide for it showing you the best way to get past the level in once piece. After beating the game on hard you should be pretty sharp and know the best ways to take out most enemies.

Complete one Competitive Multiplayer game

Simply complete the game, you do not need to win.

Complete one Cooperative Multiplayer game

Complete any coop game to get this.

Win a Plunder game without letting the opposing team score (5-0)
Win 50 matches of Elimination
Complete a Co-op Adventure Map on Crushing Difficulty without losing a single life
Kill the three end bosses in Chapter 5 (Harry Flynn, Eddy Raja, Zoran Lazarevic) within 20 seconds of each other on Hard
Get 25 Return To Sender Medals
Get the Curator Medal while on Hard Difficulty
Get 50 Retaliation Medals
Get 50 Expansionist Medals
Get 50 In Your Face Medals
Get 50 Fisticuffs Medals
Win 50 matches of Team Objective
Get 25 Triple Threat Medals
Complete the Artifact Treasure Set
Get 10 Detonator Medals while on Hard Difficulty
Get 50 Gunslinger Medals
Earn 3000 Objective Points
Get 50 Strike Three Medals
Get 50 Three Kickback King Medals
Get 100 Gate Keeper Medals
Get 3 Hang In There Medals while on Hard Difficulty
Complete a Co-op Arena Map on Crushing Difficulty without losing a single life
Win 50 matches of Three Team Deathmatch
Complete the Antiquity Treasure Set
Get 50 High Five Medals
Get 50 Frag ‘Em Medals
Get 50 Power Killer Medals
Get 25 Here, Hold This Medals
Get 10 Mad Bomber Medals
Get 25 If It Bleeds… Medals
Get 100 In The Soft Spot Medals
Win 50 matches of Plunder
Get the Curator Medal while on Crushing Difficulty
Get the Unyielding Medal while on Crushing Difficulty
Complete a Co-op Arena Map on Hard Difficulty without losing a single life
Get 50 Lights Out Medals
Get 150 In The Shade Medals
Get 150 Shade Survivalist Medals
Get 25 Executioner Medals
Get 50 Head Hunter Medals
Get 50 None Shall Pass Medals
Kill the three end bosses in Chapter 5 (Harry Flynn, Eddy Raja, Zoran Lazarevic) within 20 seconds of each other on Crushing
Win 50 matches of TDM
Get 3 Hang In There Medals while on Crushing Difficulty
Complete a Co-op Adventure Map on Hard Difficulty without losing a single life
Get 50 Assassin Medals
Get 50 Three Medal Pickup Medals
Get 50 Commando Medals
Get 50 Double Down Medals
Get 50 Head Cracker Medals
Get the Unyielding Medal while on Hard Difficulty