Mafia 1 Remake: Definitive Edition Trophy Roadmap
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 6.5/10
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 30-40 Hours
- Offline Trophies: 44 (1, 3, 7, 33)
- Online Trophies: 0
- Number of missable trophies: 0 (nothing missable, can get everything via Chapter Select & Free Roam)
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, must beat the game on Classic Difficulty
- Hardest Trophies: Made Man
- Most Time-Consuming Trophies: Made Man
- Minimum Playthroughs: 1 (but 2 highly recommended)
- Do difficulty trophies stack?: Yes, beating game on Classic difficulty also unlocks the trophy for Easy/Normal/Hard
- Free-Roam / Level Select after Story?: Yes, there is Chapter Select in the Title Screen and also a Free Roam mode (called “Free Ride” in Title Screen).
- Release Date: September 25, 2020
Welcome to the Mafia 1 Remake / Remaster Definitive Edition Trophy Guide! With the new release of Mafia I on PS4, Xbox One and PC, the game has for the first time received its own trophy set. The trophies are relatively straightforward. Each story chapter (20 total) unlocks a trophy just for completing it. The rest of the trophies comes mostly from Collectibles. There are a handful of miscellaneous trophies, too. The only challenging thing is beating the game on Classic difficulty. Especially the Chapter 5 Race and several chase/driving sequences are very challenging on Classic. It’s not recommended to choose Classic for the first playthrough.
Step 1: Story on Easy & Story-related Collectibles
For the first playthrough, Easy difficulty is recommended. You can expect this to take 8-10 hours. In theory, one Classic playthrough would be enough (it also unlocks the trophy for beating game on Easy/Normal/Hard) but it’s quite challenging for the first playthrough. If you want to make things a bit easier on yourself, do two playthroughs.
On your first run you’ll want to grab all the story-related Collectibles. The Collectibles are split into two categories: Story & Free Roam. Most Collectibles can be found in Free Roam but some are exclusive to the Story.
None of the Collectibles in Mafia 1 Remake are missable. You can still grab everything via Chapter Select after the Story. So don’t worry if you missed one, just make a note of it and replay the chapter after the story. The Collectibles can be tracked in the Collection Menu and you can sort them by their in-game number with a press of . This way it’s easy to figure out which one you’re missing. This guide includes the in-game number and name of the Collectible so you can easily reference your missing ones.
Click through the links below and it will take you right to the next Collectible in chronological order (no scrolling necessary). That’s the only task you have for your first playthrough, just clicking through the links and grabbing all of these.
Semi-Missable Story Exclusive Collectibles:
Note: If you come across additional Collectibles, those are actually Free Roam Collectibles (some Collectibles can spawn in both modes “Story” and “Free Roam”). Ignore those for now. For the purpose of this guide, only what’s strictly Story-Exclusive (what cannot spawn in Free Roam) is listed here, and we’ll grab everything else during Step 2 with the Free Roam Collectibles.
- Chapter 3
- Cigarette Card #2: Paulie Lombardo
- Dime Detective #14: Death Wears Red Heels
- Note: you may already see an extra collectible in the garage at Salieri’s bar. This can be ignored. Those are Free Roam Collectibles, there’s no need to grab them during the story. Any additional Collectibles not listed here are Free Roam Collectibles. For right now we’ll only focus on the Story Exclusive Collectibles that cannot spawn in Free Roam. So don’t worry, nothing is missing.
- Chapter 4
- Chapter 5
- Chapter 7
- Chapter 8
- Chapter 9
- Chapter 10
- Chapter 11
- Chapter 12
- Chapter 13
- Chapter 14
- Chapter 15
- Chapter 16
- Chapter 17
- Chapter 18
- Chapter 19
- Chapter 20
Step 2: Open World Collectibles (Free Roam)
For The Whole Story, you must find all Collectibles in the game. With the Story Collectibles done, you’ll only have Open World Collectibles left. Refer to the Mafia 1 Remake Collectibles Guide and complete all Collectible Types. If you have any miscellaneous trophies left do them now, too.
Step 3: Classic Difficulty Playthrough
The only trophy you should have left now is for beating Classic Difficulty. The reason for the 6.5/10 difficulty rating is the race in Chapter 5 on Classic. The combat sections aren’t too troublesome, it’s this one race that is the most difficult part. The Classic playthrough will take around 20 hours. Refer to Made Man for tips.
Useful Tips, Tricks and Guides:
- Mafia 1 Remake – Collectible Guide
- Mafia 1 Remake – All 20 Dime Detective Locations (Pulp Magazines)
- Mafia 1 Remake – All 20 Black Mask Locations (Pulp Magazines)
- Mafia 1 Remake – All 20 Super Science Locations (Pulp Magazines)
- Mafia 1 Remake – All 20 Terror Tales Locations (Pulp Magazines)
- Mafia 1 Remake – All 10 Gangsters Monthly Locations
- Mafia 1 Remake – All 22 Cigarette Card Locations
- Mafia 1 Remake – All 5 Post Card Locations
- Mafia 1 Remake – All 5 Hidden Car Locations
- Mafia 1 Remake – All 50 Mystery Fox Locations
- Mafia 1 Remake – All 36 Vehicles Locations
- Mafia 1 Remake – All 11 Phone Booth Side Quest Locations
- Mafia 1 Remake – How to Get Best Car
- Mafia 1 Remake – How to Change Clothes
- Mafia 1 Remake – How to Skip Drive
- Mafia 1 Remake – How to Refuel Cars (Fix Slow Cars)
Mafia 1 Remake: Definitive Edition Trophy Guide
|The Original Gangster
Obtained all Mafia: Definitive Edition Trophies
|Earn all other trophies in Mafia 1 Remake: Definitive Edition to unlock platinum. The other 2 games of the Mafia Trilogy don’t need to be played for this.|
|A Chase through the Night
Completed “An Offer You Can’t Refuse”
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 1st Chapter.|
|The Back Streets of Little Italy
Completed “Running Man”
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 2nd Chapter.|
|The Way this City Works
Completed “Molotov Party”
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 3rd Chapter.|
|Gangs of Lost Heaven
Completed “Ordinary Routine”
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 4th Chapter.|
Completed “Fair Play”
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 5th Chapter.|
|Good Night for a Walk Anyways
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 6th Chapter.|
|Storm Cloud over Chinatown
Completed “Better Get Used to It”
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 7th Chapter.|
|Murder in the House of God
Completed “The Saint and the Sinner”
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 8th Chapter.|
|Your Canuck Cousins
Completed “A Trip to the Country”
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 9th Chapter.|
|Rat in the House
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 10th Chapter.|
|Blood on Beech Hill
Completed “Visiting Rich People”
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 11th Chapter.|
|Best Laid Plans
Completed “Great Deal”
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 12th Chapter.|
|The Day the War Began
Completed “Bon Appétit”
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 13th Chapter.|
|Death on the Water
Completed “Happy Birthday”
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 14th Chapter.|
|When God Stops Smiling
Completed “You Lucky …”
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 15th Chapter.|
|The Day the War Ended
Completed “Crème de la Crème”
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 16th Chapter.|
|A View from the Top
Completed “Election Campaign”
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 17th Chapter.|
|Into the Lion’s Den
Completed “Just For Relaxation”
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 18th Chapter.|
|That Last Big Score
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 19th Chapter.|
|Friends and Family
Completed “The Death of Art”
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. For completing the 20th Chapter.|
|A Life of Crime
Completed the game on Easy, Medium, or Hard difficulty
|In the Title Screen select Story > New Game > pick Easy, Medium, or Hard difficulty (not Classic). Now finish the game on easy of these difficulties. Easy is recommended for the first playthrough. In the gameplay options set “Police Response” to “Regular” to make it easier (police difficulty is reduced).
Note: Beating the game in Classic also unlocks “A Life of Crime” for beating it on Easy/Normal/Hard.
Completed the game on Classic difficulty
|In the Title Screen select Story > New Game > pick Classic difficulty. In this mode, enemies deal far more damage (you die in 3-4 hits), med kits don’t heal as much, enemies can sustain double the damage before dying, Police will chase you on minor traffic offenses and stay on your tail for longer, ammo left in the clip will be lost on reload. The damage you receive is dependent on the distance to the enemies (the closer they are, the more damage you receive). Being further away means you can withstand more hits.
Classic is very challenging and NOT recommended for the first playthrough. It’s downright infuriating and imbalanced during car/race/chase/defense sections. Luckily, you have Checkpoints like on any other difficulty.
Enemies also still drop ammo, but you’ll want to avoid reloading your weapon manually (doing so loses the ammo left in the clip). Because enemies can take double the hits on Classic you’ll want to use every bullet wisely. Go for headshots where possible, but not if many enemies are shooting at you (too risky). Instead of pressing to lean against cover, it’s often better to stand behind cover, press to aim and to switch shoulder. This way you can “aim around the corner”. Blind-fire out of cover (only pressing to fire, without aiming) can be useful when you have a shotgun and enemies are getting very close to you, but with other weapons at long distance it’s too inaccurate. When there’s only one enemy left in a room and nobody else can shoot you, consider finishing them off with Melee as to not waste any ammo. Melee is surprisingly strong, even with bare hands it only takes 8 strikes to kill an enemy. When you die and respawn with low health, medkits you already picked up can be used again to restore health.
It’s recommeded to turn on Skip Drive (Game Options > Skip Drive = On). During some driving sections you can press to skip the drive and save time (doesn’t work in timed events and chases where your driving performance matters).
The combat sections are the least of all problems though. The most difficult section is the Chapter 5 Race. In order to advance the story you have to win this race. Even though enemies have the same car as you, they will drive significantly faster. This race will be the platinum blocker for most players. On the final stretch before the finish line, be sure to look behind you and drive in front of opponents to block their path so that they can’t overtake you last second. When driving around corners, press (don’t hold) (Ram Button) to get a speed boost and stabilize your car. This move takes some practice but can make the race much easier when used correctly. Also tap when driving in a straight line for a speed boost (but in this case don’t steer as it can make your car ram left/right). If you get spun around or fall too far behind opponents, pause the game and restart checkpoint immediately (no point in continuing as you won’t catch up anymore). If you make any mistake it’s best to restart the race. Below is a video of this race on Classic difficulty:
Note: Changing the difficulty from Easy to Classic in the last Chapter does not work to cheat the trophy. You have to do a full playthrough on Classic from start to end without changing difficulties. Also, the difficulty trophies stack. Meaning that beating the game on Classic also unlocks “A Life of Crime” for beating it on Easy/Normal/Hard. Lowering the difficulty at any point will void this trophy. You have to beat Classic in one continuous run without changing difficulties. You can not get this via Chapter Select. You have to select “New Game” from the Title Screen or else it won’t count. There seem to be some uninformed suggestions going around the internet to lower the difficulty during the Chapter 5 race, but this will make you miss out on the Classic difficulty so don’t do this!
Won the race
The race takes place automatically in Chapter 5: Fair Play. It’s a mandatory part of the story. There are 16 contestants in a 3-lap race. You must place 1st to advance the story, making this an automatic story-related trophy.
It’s important to note that the race is much easier on the Easy difficulty setting. On Classic difficulty it’s the hardest thing in the game by far and what will keep most players from earning this platinum (that’s because you must win to advance the story).
It can take a while to get used to the controls, your car can break out and spin around easily if you steer too sharply. One trick to gain a speed boost is to tap (not hold) . This is actually the “ram” button. When driving around corners, tap repeatedly to stabilize the car and gain a speed boost. This takes some practice but once you’ve learned this move it can help a lot. Also press when driving in a straight line to get a speed boost (but in this case don’t steer as it can make your car ram left/right). Avoid getting spun around as this can cost you a lot of time. On easy difficulty you can ram into the opponents to wreck their cars, but on Classic this is not recommended. On Classic you will have to drive all 3 laps perfectly. On the final stretch, look behind you to make sure no opponent will overtake you in the last seconds (drive in front of them to block their path).
Paid a fine to the Lost Heaven Police Department
|This works only during a one star police chase. An easy way to trigger a one star chase is to slowly ram a police car, or to discharge your firearm in public, or by starting a fistfight with a civilian. Stay where you are when the chase starts. Get out of your car and stand still, don’t press any buttons and wait for the police to walk up to you. You will then automatically pay the fine to them and they’ll let you go.|
|Not Taken In
Resisted arrest by the Lost Heaven Police Department
|This works only during a two star police chase. You can trigger a two star chase by stealing or lockpicking a car. When the police arrive, stop your vehicle and let them come to you. Step out of the car when they ask you to (or let them pull you out). Now they will try to arrest you but for a brief period there’s a green prompt on the police officer. Press when this prompt is shown. You will strike the guy to resist arrest and the trophy unlocks instantly.|
|Heat from the Cops
Lost the cops after accruing a five star police chase
The easiest way to get this is in Chapter 17: Election Campaign.
At the end of this chapter you will automatically trigger a 5 star police chase and must escape to advance the story. This is easily done by jumping over one of the barricades marked by a white icon on the minimap (it will crash some cop cars and break their line of sight). Once you’re out of their line of sight, drive to the docks and hide where no police cars can go. Get out of your car and just hide behind some crates. If you are unable to break the police’s line of sight, you can try killing off all cops in a secluded location (again, docks are great) and then just hiding behind cover after they’re all dead.
Lockpicked 5 cars on the streets of Lost Heaven and environs
|You can earn this very quickly in Free Ride (select Free Ride from Title Screen). Simply run up to cars parked on the side of streets and press to lockpick their doors. Repeat a total of 5 times. If you are seen lockpicking, people will call the cops on you. Try to drive away a little bit so you’re out of sight when they arrive. Rinse and repeat.|
|That Motor can Move
Reached 50mph while driving the Bolt Ace
From the Title Screen select “Free Ride” (available after first story chapter), go to the garage at Salieri’s Bar in Little Italy and select the Bolt Ace. This vehicle is available from the start. 50mph is this vehicle’s top speed.
Drive to “Giuliani Bridge”, the big red bridge connecting Central Island to Downtown. Drive over it and keep tapping repeatedly (press, don’t hold the button) and don’t steer left/right while doing this. Pressing makes you “ram” forward which gives you a speed boost. The bridge has a decline on the other end, it’s like driving downhill and will put you above the 50mph speed limit.
Performed a wheelie for 3 seconds
This can only be done using a motorcycle – and there’s only a single type in the game. It’s called “Haverley Tomahawk”. Load up Free Ride (Free Roam) from the Title Screen and open your garage at Salieri’s Bar (where you spawn). Check if it’s already in your garage. If not, drive around until you find a motorcycle, they are very common (once you drive it for the first time it gets added to your garage automatically).
The trick is to hold for the handbrake while holding to rev up the engine. Let go of the handbrake (continue to hold however) and you will do a 3 second wheelie. Be sure to do this on a flat street, not uphill/downhill.
|Quite the Collection
Collected 15 vehicles in the Garage
|See trophy “Motor Museum”.|
Collected 30 vehicles in the Garage
|» Mafia 1 Remake – All 36 Vehicles List, Showcase & Spawn Areas
There are 36 vehicles in the game. You can view how many you’ve found by selecting “Free Ride” from the Title Screen, then opening the Garage at Salieri’s Bar in Little Italy.Note: Do not confuse this with the Carcyclopedia (which lists 49 vehicles in Title Screen), it has nothing to do with this trophy. Only the actual selectable Free Ride garage counts towards this!The way you add new vehicles to the garage is by simply entering them once. Just steal them off the streets. About 15 of the vehicles come automatically from beating the story.
The best method to get to 30 is to first beat the story, then find the 5 Hidden Cars in Free Roam, now search for all Free Roam Collectibles and enter any new car you see. It’s worth noting that every city district has its own roster of cars that can spawn. You’ll find high-end sports cars in Beech Hill, Oakwood, Downtown. Middle-class vehicles around Central Island, Little Italy, Chinatown. Trucks and transport vehicles spawn most frequently in Works Quarter and the Countryside. Just steal anything new you see. If you’re still a few vehicles short after getting the Collectibles, do the Phone Booth Side Quests.
For a list of all 36 vehicles with images of what they look like and how to get them, refer to the guide below:
Found a Pulp Magazine
|See trophy “Lending Library”.|
Found all Pulp Magazines
|There are 4 types of Pulp Magazines, 20 of each type (80 total). None of them are missable. Refer to the guides below for their locations:
» Mafia 1 Remake – All 20 Dime Detective Locations
Found a copy of Gangsters Monthly
|» Mafia 1 Remake – All 10 Gangsters Monthly Locations|
|Picture Book Connoisseur
Found all copies of Gangsters Monthly
|» Mafia 1 Remake – All 10 Gangsters Monthly Locations|
Found a ‘Gangsters of the United States’ cigarette card
|» Mafia 1 Remake – All 22 Cigarette Card Locations|
Found all ‘Gangsters of the United States’ cigarette cards
|» Mafia 1 Remake – All 22 Cigarette Card Locations|
|On the Trail
Found a hidden car
|» Mafia 1 Remake – All 5 Hidden Car Locations|
|Car Thief Number One
Found all of the hidden cars
|» Mafia 1 Remake – All 5 Hidden Car Locations|
|Mystery Fox Discovered
Found a Mystery Fox
|» Mafia 1 Remake – All 50 Mystery Fox Locations|
|Mystery Fox Domination
Found all Mystery Foxes
|» Mafia 1 Remake – All 50 Mystery Fox Locations|
|The Whole Story
Completed the Collection
|» Mafia 1 Remake Collectibles Guide
For this you need 100% Collectible Progress, which you can view in the Collection Menu at any time. Nothing is missable, you can still get everything via Chapter Select and Free Roam after the story. Refer to the link above for all the required Collectible Types and their locations.
Took Paulie to a Place of Disrepute
This trophy takes place in Chapter 5: Fair Play. If you miss this trophy you can still get it via chapter select.
After winning the race you’re supposed to drive Paulie home. Do NOT bring him to his home where the yellow mission marker is. Instead, drive him to Central Island to the location circled red below. It’s a brothel and going there leads to an alternate mission ending. If you were to drive him to the yellow mission marker it would advance to the next chapter. If in doubt, make a manual save game backup after winning the 16-person car race (PS4 Settings > Application Saved Data Management > Copy to USB/PS+ Cloud).
Special Thanks / Credits
Massive thanks to the following people for their help with the creation of this guide: