Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018) Trophy Roadmap
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 2.5/10
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 25 hours (8-10h Story + 15h Collectibles/Side Missions)
- Offline Trophies: 51 (1, 2, 10, 38)
- Online Trophies: 0
- Number of missable trophies: 0 – There is free-roam after story to get all trophies & collectibles, nothing is missable (but don’t spend any challenge tokens & base tokens until you can afford all suits as to reduce the grind, see Warning in Step 1 of Roadmap).
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No, you can do everything on easy or whatever difficulty you like
- Minimum Playthroughs: 1
Welcome to the Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018) PS4 Trophy Guide! Developed by Insomniac Games – the makers of Spyro the Dragon, Resistance, Ratchet & Clank – and published by Sony exclusively on PS4, this Spider-Man game will make trophy hunters happy with a list of unmissable and fairly easy trophies. The entire list is completion-based. One portion of the trophies is for completing the story, the other portion for doing all side missions and collectibles. Everything is marked on the map so you won’t be needing a collectible guide this time. The way it works is that you go to Radio Towers, and activating them reveals all collectibles in the surrounding areas. More collectible types and suits become available gradually as you progress the story. If something is locked it means you need to play more of the story. After the story you can free-roam around the map to do anything you still need, thus nothing is missable. You can tackle the trophies in any order you like so the below Roadmap is just what I did but you can mix things up and work on collectibles as you play, if you want.
Step 1: Play through the Story (8-10h), don’t spend any Challenge Tokens & Base Tokens yet
Just enjoy the game any way you see fit. Nothing is missable and you can do everything in whatever order you like. After the story there’s still free-roam to mop up what you need. Focusing on nothing but the story, a playthrough will last 8-10 hours. It doesn’t matter what difficulty you pick, you can do it all on easy if you wish. There are no difficulty-related trophies.
The reason you should focus on story first is that many of the collectibles and suits are locked behind story progress. To make sure you have access to everything and reduce the running-around-the-map, it’s best to unlock all collectible types first (via story progress) and then clear them out district by district. Everything that is locked is tied to Story Progress, Side Missions and Collectibles. Use the Radio Towers that are marked on the map by default to reveal all Collectible Locations.
Warning: don’t spend your challenge Tokens & Base Tokens yet! Keep them all until after the story! Then you can make a manual save > buy 15 upgrades > reload save to get tokens back > buy all suits.
This is important because you can only get a maximum of 6 tokens per challenge but that would require you to perform really well and get a gold rating. To get all trophies you only need 1-3 Tokens per challenge, if you don’t waste any (bronze or silver rating does suffice). That means you can get away with mediocre scores. If you were to overspend your Tokens on stuff you don’t need, then you’d have to go the extra mile and get perfect scores on each challenge for more tokens, which will ramp up the platinum difficulty significantly.
Step 2: Side Missions & Collectibles (15h)
Most of your time will go into the collectible cleanup. There are 358 Collectibles spread across 15 categories. Refer to the trophy “I Heart Manhattan” for more info on all of them. They all get marked on the map when you use the radio towers (which are shown on the map by default).
Now that you’re done with the story you will have access to everything. You might still be missing the collectible type “Pigeons” which you unlock from Side Mission “Helping Howard” in Chinatown. The best way is to do all side missions first and then the collectibles, that’s because you get extra gadgets and the aforementioned collectible type from the side missions.
Lastly, do all of the collectibles in all districts. You must achieve 100% completion in all districts, that means all Crimes too. The crimes pop up every 300-1000 meters traveled within a district. They are randomly generated, meaning they don’t have fixed positions and will always spawn near you. There are 4 types: Thugs, Demons, Prisoners, Sable — the good news is that you won’t get repeats of the same type once you’ve completed all in the district. Then only events of the remaining types will spawn. After clearing all crimes in a district they will keep spawning infinitely in case you need more Crime Tokens.
As you do the collectibles, aim to get silver in all challenges (=3 Challenge Tokens) and do all tasks in the Bases (=3 Base Tokens). For crimes aim to complete at least 1 requirement (=2 Crime Tokens). These 3 types of tokens are affected by your performance.
Step 3: Miscellaneous Trophies
There are 5 miscellaneous trophies: paying respect at Ben Parker’s Grave, performing 4 air tricks, climbing atop the Avengers Tower, knock 10 pairs of enemies together with trip mines, complete all optional projects in the lab.
Those are the only things you may not have gotten through natural progression yet. They are all very quick to do in a matter of minutes. Refer to the trophy guide below for their specifics and the Spider-Man Platinum will be yours.
Useful Tips, Tricks and Guides:
- Marvel’s Spider-Man – All Optional Lab Project Solutions (Spectrograph & Circuit Puzzles)
- Marvel’s Spider-Man All Suits Showcase
- Marvel’s Spider-Man – Black Cat Stakeout Locations & Solutions
- Side Mission: College Buddies Walkthrough
- Side Mission: Tick Tock Walkthrough
- Side Mission: Over His Head Walkthrough
- Side Mission: A Matter of Debate Walkthrough
- Side Mission: Home Team Advantage Walkthrough
Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018) Trophy Guide
Collect all Trophies
|Earn all other trophies in Marvel’s Spider-Man to unlock platinum!|
Unlock all Skills
|To unlock all skills (33 total) you must reach Character Level 50, which is the maximum level in the game. You gain Skill Points with each level up. Only when reaching Level 50 you will have enough to buy everything. This will happen automatically on your way to 100% completion for the “I Heart Manhattan” trophy. You will reach the maximum level quite a bit before then. If you want to speed this up, buy the Suit Mod “Combat Analyser”, it gives you bonus XP for combat takedowns. It’s one of the cheapest early-game mods and one of the best to pick (this is totally optional, I didn’t use the mod and got to Level 50 long before reaching 100% completion). Skills are acquired from the Skills Menu.|
|I Heart Manhattan
100% complete all districts
|First, you will have to finish the story in order to get access to all types of collectibles. Most collectible types are locked at the start and will become available gradually as you progress through the story. After the story you can access everything.
To get 100% completion you must do all side missions and collectibles in each district. They all get marked on the map automatically when you use the Surveillance Towers. These Towers are marked on the map by default after the first few missions. Therefore, no collectible guide is needed. Simply use the towers to reveal all collectibles. You can still grab everything after the story in free-roam. Nothing is missable.
Collectible Types Explained:
= 55 Backpacks: Go near them and press to pick them up.
|Master of Masters
After finishing all 16 Taskmaster Challenges, he will show up and fight you. You don’t need to reach gold in any of the challenges, just the bare minimum score for bronze. Challenges are a late-game unlock, they become available as you progress through the story. Also see trophy “I Heart Manhattan” for more info on the challenge types.
Note: If you lose the match against Taskmaster, just replay another challenge and he will fight you again.
Collect all Backpacks
|See trophy “I Heart Manhattan” (Collect all 55 Backpacks).|
Track down Black Cat
See trophy “I Heart Manhattan” (Do the 11 Black Cat Stakeouts and the resulting mission “Cat’s Cradle”).
Take down each Demon Warehouse
|See trophy “I Heart Manhattan” (Conquer the 5 Demon Warehouses).|
|All the King’s Men
Take down each Fisk Hideout
|See trophy “I Heart Manhattan” (Conquer the 6 Fisk Hideouts).|
Take down each Sable Outpost
|See trophy “I Heart Manhattan” (Conquer the 4 Sable Outposts).|
|Back in the Slammer
Take down each Prisoner Camp
|See trophy “I Heart Manhattan” (Conquer the 4 Prisoner Camps).|
Complete all Faction Crimes in a district
|See trophy “I Heart Manhattan” (Complete 5 Crimes of each Type in one district).|
|A Suit For All Seasons
Purchase all Suits
There are 27 wearable Suits in Marvel’s Spider-Man. For this trophy only 23/27 are needed, the ones for completing all districts 100%, doing all Black Cat Stakeouts and finding all Backpacks are not required!
All suits become available from story missions, side missions, and collectibles. On your way to the trophy “I Heart Manhattan” (100% completion), you will get access to them all automatically. Each suit costs Tokens which you get from collectibles and challenges.
It’s best to save up your Tokens until you’ve got enough for all Suits. Make a manual Save, buy all Suits, reload Save, now buy the 15 gadget upgrades for trophy “Science FTW!”. If you waste tokens on Gadget Upgrades & Suit Mods, you may have to replay a lot of challenges and bases to get enough Tokens for the Suits. So don’t buy the Gadget Upgrades and Suit Mods, or at least only the cheap and most useful ones. There are enough Tokens in the game to buy all Suits and Upgrades on the same save but it would require you to get the gold highscore in each challenge which makes this a whole lot harder. The game is easy enough to beat without upgrades, better keep your Tokens till the end.
To buy all Suits you need the following amount of Tokens: 16 Backpack Tokens, 60 Crime Tokens, 33 Base Tokens, 15 Landmark Tokens, 16 Research Tokens, 39 Challenge Tokens.
List of Spider-Man Suits:
For a showcase of all suits, check out Marvel’s Spider-Man All Suits Showcase
Complete all of the Corrupted Student missions
|For this you need to do a line of 5 side missions. The earliest you can do this is in Act 2, after main mission “Spider-Hack” (hacking into Oscorp Tower). Then some students go missing and you must go find them, one per mission. All 5 missions are given by Philipp Chang at ESU, in the Greenwich district. It gets marked on the map via a blue icon.
What makes these quests special is that all you have to go on is a picture of the location you must find, it won’t get marked on the map automatically. Below are walkthroughs for each quest with their starting points and locations where you will find the student:
All Surveillance Towers activated
|See trophy “I Heart Manhattan” (The Surveillance Towers are marked on the map by default after the first few story missions and will reveal all other collectibles on the map).|
Get Spectacular or better in a Taskmaster Bomb Challenge
|See trophy “Spy Hunter”.|
|Fists of Fury
Get Spectacular or better in a Taskmaster Combat Challenge
|See trophy “Spy Hunter”.|
Get Spectacular or better in a Taskmaster Stealth Challenge
|See trophy “Spy Hunter”|
Get Spectacular or better in a Taskmaster Drone Challenge
|Challenges become available after the Act 3 main mission “Streets of Poison”.
There are 4 types of challenges:
Each challenge has 3 reward tiers, depending on your score (from worst to best): Amazing, Spectacular, Ultimate.
Spectacular which you need for the 4 challenge trophies is right in the middle and very doable within 1-2 tries. Given the fact that you must do all challenges for 100% completion, the challenge trophies will all come naturally along the way. It’s truly not hard at all, the score requirements are very forgiving and you can repeat the challenges as often as you like. Once completed they remain on the map and can be replayed. If you struggle with one challenge, move on to the next – there are multiple of each type.
Complete every Taskmaster Challenge in the city once
|See trophy “I Heart Manhattan” (Get at least Amazing rating in all 16 Taskmaster Challenges).|
Complete all Research Stations
|See trophy “I Heart Manhattan” (Complete all 17 Research Stations).|
Complete Act 1
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. Unlocks after main mission “And the Award Goes to…”|
|The Six Assemble
Complete Act 2
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. Unlocks after main mission “Out of the Frying Pan…”|
Complete Act 3
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. Unlocks after main mission “Pax in Bello” (completed the story). After the story you can continue to do all side missions, collectibles and mop up miscellaneous trophies. Nothing is missable.|
Craft 15 Upgrades
|This requires you to craft 15 Gadget Upgrades. Suit Mods don’t count. Press Touchpad > Gadgets. Select a gadget to view its upgrades. They cost Tokens which you get from Collectibles and Side Activities, see trophy “I Heart Manhattan”.
It’s advisable that you save up your Tokens until you can afford 15 Upgrades. Then make a manual Save Game, buy 15 for the trophy, reload Save Game to get Tokens back. Now you can reuse those tokens to buy all Suits for the trophy “A Suit For All Seasons”.
Most important are the Challenge Tokens and Base Tokens, don’t waste those on Gadget Upgrades until you have the trophy for buying all Suits.
|Knocking Down Kingpin
Fisk is the first boss fight and unmissable as part of the story.
When the fight starts there are two turrets in the room. Use + to destroy them. In the next phase you must shoot webs at Fisk to stun him, then perform a combo and repeat. When he calls his henchmen, defeat them first and then shoot webs at Fisk again and attack.
This unlocks during your third and final combat encounter with Li, in Act 3 near the end of the story. In the last Li fight, you must dodge his attacks until he gets tired. Then you can perform combos on him. Just keep dodging around him and attack when the button prompt shows up. In the last phase he will summon a demon, but this too is easy to dodge. The same tactic applies, dodge until he and his demon get tired and then you can attack. You may also throw objects at him with + to speed up the process and make him get tired quicker.
Defeat Electro and Vulture
Electro and Vulture are the 4th boss fight and unmissable as part of the story.
This is a midair combat against two bosses at the same time. To defeat Electro, use the web-shooters to stun him and perform combos. When he uses the power generators to send out pillars of energy, destroy the generators with your web-shooter. This will weaken Electro. Rinse and repeat, don’t forget to web him when possible.
Vulture joins the fight shortly after Electro has taken his first big beating from you. Vulture can easily be dodged and is then open for a follow-up. You can also stun him with web-shooters and follow up with a combo.
|Sting and Smash
Defeat Scorpion and Rhino
Scorpion and Rhino are the 5th boss fight and unmissable as part of the story.
The fight starts out with Rhino. Lure him to areas with destructibles that you can use against him. For example, stand in front of a container to make him charge at it, then dodge away and pull down + the container onto him. Then he’s stunned and can be attacked. There are many objects around the area that can be used against Rhino.
Scorpion joins the fight shortly after Rhino takes damage. It’s best to focus on Scorpion first as he has very little health and is the more annoying one with his ranged attacks. If you’re lucky Rhino will ram him for you and thus cause heavy damage. You can use web-shooters against Scorpion and follow up with a combo. Once Scorpion is down it’s back to the original tactic of letting Rhino ram into objects that you can use against him. Alone he doesn’t pose much of a threat.
Tombstone is an optional boss at the end of a 3-part side quest line. You must play the following 3 side missions and will face Tombstone at the end:
The first quest (On the Move) starts in the Greenwich district in front of Octavius Industries’ Lab. It unlocks as you progress through the story and can still be played after the story, so just keep playing until it becomes available. The 3 quests are very easy and short and have waypoint markers for everything.
In the actual Tombstone fight you must attack him until his henchmen show up. Defeat those and then attack Tombstone. After landing a few combos, Spider-Man uses the counter-drug on Tombstone. This will take his powers away and makes him vulnerable. Throw the objects in the room at him, then he’s stunned and can be attacked.
|Shock and Awe
Shocker is the 2nd boss fight and unmissable as part of the story.
In the first phase you must dodge Shocker’s attacks until he uses a blast attack that hits everything around him. After he uses that move his shield will go down and he’s vulnerable for a few seconds. Quickly throw an object with + and follow up with a combo.
In the 2nd phase it’s essentially the same but he learns a new shockwave move. Keep dodging until he uses that move, then jump + to a safe place at the walls. Get behind Shocker while he uses his shockwave move and throw an object at him. Now he’s stunned and can be attacked.
In the third phase, he is trapped below a chandelier. Dodge a few times until he stops attacking to recharge. This gives you an opening to pull + the pieces of the chandelier. Repeat until the chandelier is destroyed and falls onto Shocker.
Traverse across the city rooftops
|The official trophy requirement is a bit misleading and oddly worded. The exact requirement is to disturb 500 flocks of pigeons. As you swing through the city you will disturb flocks of pigeons and they fly away. This will come through natural gameplay. In fact, it will be one of your first trophies (I got it a little while after Shocker boss fight while swinging through the city). No need to worry about this at all, it is guaranteed to unlock automatically over the course of the game.
*Before Patch 1.03 the trophy was called “Bird Bane” – “Disturb 500 flocks of pigeons”. They changed the wording but the requirement is still the same and they kept the pigeon on the trophy icon.
|King of Swing
Complete a level 1 Traversal Benchmark
|Press Touchpad > Benchmarks and you’ll see blue icons for Traversal Benchmarks, green icons for Combat Benchmarks. These track how often you have done a certain action. Get any of the 8 Traversal Benchmarks (Blue Runner Icon) from Level 1 to Level 2.
They are really easy, for example “Swing near the ground for 5000 meters”. Some of these will surely come through natural gameplay without trying, you don’t even have to worry about it. The Benchmarks are simply a form of game stat and provide you with free XP.
|And Stay Down!
Complete a level 1 Combat Benchmark
|Press Touchpad > Benchmarks and you’ll see blue icons for Traversal Benchmarks, green icons for Combat Benchmarks. These track how often you have done a certain action. Get any of the 19 Combat Benchmarks Benchmarks (Green Fist Icon) from Level 1 to Level 2.
They are really easy, for example “Wrap Up 100 enemies with webs”. Some of these will surely come through natural gameplay without trying, you don’t even have to worry about it. The Benchmarks are simply a form of game stat and provide you with free XP.
Catch all of Howard’s Pigeons
|See trophy “I Heart Manhattan” (Must do Side Mission “Helping Howard” in Chinatown, then his 12 Pigeons get marked on the map).|
|Hug It Out
Knock together 10 pairs of enemies with Trip Mines
You unlock Trip Mines automatically in Act 2, Main Mission “Dual Purpose”. So first you have to reach this mission and it will unlock the Tripe Mine Gadget.
The fastest way to farm this is in the Fisk Hideout of Harlem (if it has already been completed you can replay it at any time by returning to the hideout). There are multiple groups of enemies standing close together. Shoot a Trip Mine at one enemy that’s facing another. The trip mine will cause them to get knocked together. Click “Restart Checkpoint” to repeat and farm 10 pairs. If you run out of Trip Mines, use the Anti-Ock Suit’s ability “Resupply”. It instantly recharges your Trip Mines when they’re the actively selected gadget (it’s the suit you get for completing the story). You can farm 2-3 pairs per try. With checkpoint restart you will be done in 1-2 minutes.
|Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man
Complete all Side Missions
|See trophy “I Heart Manhattan” (completed all 16 Side Missions).|
|The Scientific Method
Craft your first Upgrade
|See trophy “Science FTW!”.|
Perfect Dodge 10 attacks
|First, you must buy the skill “Perfect Dodge” from the Defender skill tree. This allows you to press just as your Spider-Sense turns blue to counter enemies with a Web Shot to the face. Do 10 of these perfect dodges for the trophy.|
Complete 10 Vehicle Takedowns
|During Crime Events you will sometimes get Car Chases. In fact, this trophy will come automatically on your way to 100% completion because you have to do all 165 Crime Events for that. They are randomly generated. Not all of them end in a Car Chase but don’t worry about it, just work on clearing all Crime Events and this trophy will come along the way. As part of these events you will have to land on vehicles with and take out the gangsters in the car. After taking out the driver, quickly press to stop the car safely.|
|With Great Power…
Pay respects at Ben Parker’s grave
Ben Parker’s grave is at the cemetery in the north-west (top left) corner of Harlem. When you go there, press to highlight the grave.
|Hero for Higher
Perch atop Avengers Tower
Avengers Tower is the tallest building in the game, found in the middle of the “Upper East Side” district. It has a big “A” at its top and well… it stands out because of its size, would be hard to overlook. Climb to the top and you’ll find 2 red lights on the tower. Climb onto the red lights to pop the trophy. This is the highest point in the game.
You must also have uncovered the Upper East Side district by using the Radio Towers there, otherwise the trophy won’t unlock.
Photograph all Landmarks on the Map
|See trophy “I Heart Manhattan” (Completed all 47 Landmarks).|
|Born to Ride
Ride the Subway 5 times
|This is for fast-traveling 5 times. Spider-Man uses the subway for fast-travel. You unlock fast travel early in Act 1. Fast Travel points are then marked on the map, they are police stations and your Apartment. You can fast travel to the same location 5 times in a row to unlock the trophy.|
|Sticky and Tricky
Chain 4 unique tricks before landing
First you must buy the skill “Air Tricks” from the Webslinger skill tree. Now go to the tallest building you can find, jump off and hold + , press to perform 4 unique tricks before you land. Do one rotation of each trick, they only last 1 second. From the tallest buildings in the game you have more than enough time before hitting the ground.
Wear 5 new Spider-Suits
|Unlock 5 of 27 suits, they will be worn automatically upon crafting. See trophy “A Suit For All Seasons” for all Suits.|
Perform 75 Stealth Takedowns
|During story, side missions, bases and challenges there are lots of Stealth Sections. Mainly from Stealth Challenges and Bases though. You can do stealth Takedowns by aiming at enemies from afar and pressing . Or you can do a Perch Takedown by sitting above an enemy and pressing . Both of these count. Of course enemies may not be alerted at the time you do this. In all likelihood, this will come through natural gameplay without trying. That’s because there are lots of stealth sections towards 100% completion.
If you’ve 100% completed the game and are still missing stealth takedowns you can simply replay the stealth challenges. Repeat them over and over again until the trophy pops.
|Lost and Found
Collect 5 Backpacks
|See trophy “I Heart Manhattan”.|
|Spider-Man About Town
Greet 10 citizens
|Walk on the street and when you pass by civilians, press to do a little gesture for them. Do this with 10 civilians and the trophy will pop.
Alternatively, sometimes you will notice people with a button prompt above their head but this is rare. For them you can do a special greeting and these also count towards the trophy.
|Cat’s Out of the Bag
Collect a Black Cat collectible
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. You get this in main mission “Stakeout” which is early in the game. As part of the mission you are forced to pick up one of Black Cat’s dolls.|
|A Bit of a Fixer-Upper
Complete all optional projects in the lab
|Enter Octavius Industries’ Lab (Greenwich district) and interact with the Spectrograph on the left and Circuit Projects on the right. Octavius Industries is a fast travel point marked on the map, you come her multiple times during the story to talk to your boss Dr. Octavius. There are 10 Spectrograph Projects (put DNA samples in correct order) and 10 Circuit Projects (Wire a Circuit correctly). They unlock gradually as you progress through the story. After the story you can return in free-roam and they will all be unlocked.
They are little puzzles. If you get stuck, refer to this guide with all solutions: Marvel’s Spider-Man – All Lab Project Solutions.
|Ace the Base
Complete all objectives in a base
|There are 4 types of enemy bases: Fisk Hideout, Prisoner Camp, Demon Warehouse, Sable Outpost. They unlock as you progress through the story. On the map, when you scroll over an enemy outpost, you can see 2 bonus requirements. For example, the Prisoner Camp in Financial District has “Use Trip Mine on 5 Enemies” and “Perform 5 aerial attacks” which are both pretty easy. Look for one with easy requirements that suit your playstyle and complete the 2 tasks before taking down all enemies.
Luckily, you can replay any and all bases after they have been captured. The completed bases are greyed out on the map but still visible. Mark them on the map and you’ll find a blue circle in the base from which it can be replayed. Therefore, this is not missable and you can keep retrying. In all likelihood, you will get this naturally because there are many bases in the game needed for 100% completion. I got it in my first base without even trying.