Martha Is Dead Trophy Roadmap
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 8 hours
- Offline Trophies: 23 (1, 6, 14, 2)
- Online Trophies: 0
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty settings available. Difficulty is the same for everyone.
- Minimum Playthroughs: 1
- PS4/PS5 Autopop & Save Transfer: No
- PS4/PS5 Crossbuy: Yes
- Free-Roam / Level Select after Story?: Yes, chapters can be replayed through the Load menu
- Release Date: February 24, 2022
Martha Is Dead is a dark first-person psychological thriller set at the end of the Second World War in Tuscany. The game follows the story of Giulia, a young woman who travels to Italy to recover the desecrated body of her sister, who was found, drowned and lifeless, on a secluded beach and investigate her death. The game deals with sensible topics such as depression, psychological trauma and child abuse and it makes considerable use of unsettling and gory images that may cause discomfort, which is why it features a Censor mode that can be toggled on in the Settings at any point during the game. Finally, and most importantly, the game still suffers from some occasional crashes, severe frame drops corrupted save files, so make sure you make frequent manual saves.
While almost all trophies are miscellaneous or collectible-related, nothing is missable because the game creates an auto-save every time you start a new chapter and never overwrites it. At the end of the game, when you’re back at the main menu, you can select which chapter you want to replay from the Load menu. Bear in mind that if you’re still missing any of the miscellaneous or collectible-related trophies that carry over multiple chapters (e.g. The Lovers), you need to start replaying from the chapter the requirements for those trophies start from. You need to overwrite and meet those trophies’ requirements again by replaying the required chapters in order to unlock these specific trophies. For example: if you’ve missed out on doing Lapo’s quest, you need to start replaying from Chapter 6 onwards.
Step 1: Play through the Story while Collecting all other Trophies
Play and enjoy the story. As you do, you can follow the Martha Is Dead Collectible Guide which contains all the collectible locations needed for trophies and when they become available. Don’t forget to also complete the side quest called Number 6934 spanning over multiple chapters for the The Lovers.
Chapter-by-chapter unlock order for trophies:
- Chapter 2 – The Body: The Emperor
- Chapter 4 – The Room: The Magician, The Sun, The Empress, The Hierophant, The World, The Chariot
- Chapter 8 – The Burial: The Hanged Man
- Chapter 9 – The White Lady: The Tower, Justice, The Moon
- Chapter 11 – The Graveyard: The Wheels of Fortune, The Stars, The Hermit, The Temperance, The Lovers
- Chapter 12 – Memories: The Devil, The Fool
- Chapter 13 – The Church: Death
Step 2: Load any Chapter to Mop Up Remaining Trophies (Optional)
At the end of the game, you can load any chapter from the Load menu in the Main Menu. Remember that if you’re still missing any of the miscellaneous or collectible-related trophies that carry over multiple chapters (e.g. The Lovers), you need to start replaying from the chapter the requirements for those trophies start from. You need to overwrite and meet those trophies’ requirements again by replaying the required chapters in order to unlock these specific trophies. For example: if you’ve missed out on doing Lapo’s quest, you need to start replaying from Chapter 6 onwards.
Useful Tips, Tricks and Guides:
- Martha Is Dead – All Running Sequence Solutions
- Martha Is Dead – All Collectible Locations (Chapter by Chapter)
- Martha Is Dead – All Telephone Numbers
- Martha Is Dead – All Morse Code Message Solutions (Number 6934 Side Quest)
Martha Is Dead Trophy Guide
Unlocked all trophies
|Earn all trophies in Martha Is Dead to unlock platinum (no DLC required).|
Shoot all IR photos with hidden riddles
|To unlock this trophy, you first need a tripod and the infrared film and lens. These are found in the wine cellar and and in the dark room in Chapter 5 and 6 respectively. After picking both up, you’ll be able to take IR photos. As usual, these photos can then be developed. Developing them is essential to reveal a clue for the next IR photo location. Below is the location of all IR photos and their unlock order.
Shoot all 4 IR photos of the lady
|This trophy can only be obtained AFTER unlocking the Strength trophy. It is suggested to take these photos as you play through Chapter 8 – The Burial before gaining access to the small church. Remember to develop each photo first to reveal information for the ext photo.|
Shoot a photo with every camera accessory
|To unlock this trophy, you first need to collect all camera accessories in the game. Refer to our guide to Martha Is Dead – All Collectible Locations (Chapter by Chapter) to find out where they are. Once you have them all (Chapter 9 – The White Lady), take out your camera with and then to use it. for the adjustment panel and then to switch to the Extra section. Here you’ll find all of the Camera Accessories. Equip each one of them once and then take a photo to unlock this trophy.|
Complete Lapo’s quest
|Chapter 6, 8, and 9 (or 11 after the power is restored).
This trophy requires you to complete the Number 6934 side quest which spans over several Chapters.
In Chapter 6, you will find Lapo’s corpse in the woods (unmissable, story-related). By his corpse there’s a letter you need to read which contains a number (6934).
In Chapter 8, you’ll be able to use the telephone. Use the one from the room where Martha’s coffin was and dial 6934. A partisan will pick up and give you directions on what to do next. Then, you can decide to either help the partisans or reveal the plan to Giulia’s father. Regardless of your choice, you won’t be locked out of this trophy. Next, head down into the wine cellar and grab the scissors near the sewing machine. Then, open the map and head to the red cross found at the bottom to reach the telephone pole in the courtyard of the house near the small church. Interact with it to climb it and then cut the right wire when at the top. Climb down. Now head to the barns (open map for reference) and open the feed container to reveal the telegraph. We now need to compose the message. Select the following words: Town (third column), On Fire (second column), Tank (first column), Road (third column), Near (third column), House (first column) and Over (second column). Then to compose the message.
Now follow the on-screen prompts to send the message. A short press will send a dot while a longer one will send a dash. This is easier said than done as the game gives you a visual confirmation every time you press the machine the right way. Now we will receive an answer and it’s time to decrypt it. The message’s solution is: Received need defensive line map leave near building beside river over and out. Now we need to take a photo of a defensive map that can be found in Giulia’s dad’s office.
In Chapter 9 (or 11 after the power is restored), you will have the opportunity to take a photo of the map. Once the power is restored, head inside the darkroom and place the photo of the map on the device to start the development. Once the photo is fully developed, exit back outside and make your way to the graveyard, but turn left after the gate. Place the shot under the red door in the nearby house. Now go back to the telegraph near the barns and choose the words: Town (third column), On Fire (second column), Photo (second column), Map (third column), Positioned (third column), and Over (second column). Then, compose the message to receive an answer that needs decryption. The message’s solution is: Tank located over. Answer with: Received over and then send it. A new answer to decrypt will come in. The message’s solution is: Find weapons cache near woods over. Reply with Received over. A new answer to decrypt will come in: The message’s solution is: Place flag pole light close communications over and out. Now we need to find the weapons cache. However, this time don’t head to the circled area in the map. Instead, make your way to the lake and board the boat and head to the location in the map screenshot below.
This will give you access to the bunker. Proceed through the bunker. It’s a bit of a maze but all tunnels lead to the exit in the woods. Don’t leave the bunker. Instead, go back inside and go straight ahead, left and then right to find a dormitory and grab the Swastika flag from the wall. Now retrace your steps to the bunker exit and approach the telegraph pole you climbed earlier in the story. Climb it and hang the flag on the right. This will complete Lapo’s quest and unlock the trophy.
|The High Priestess
Read all diary pages
|Chapter 4 – The Room
At the beginning of Chapter 4, you will obtain Giulia’s diary. At first, you can only ready two pages but as you progress through the game, more will become available for reading. Make it a point to open it up often to check for new pages (especially at the start of new chapters) and make sure you read them all. If you haven’t read any page throughout the game, make sure you read the pages while in Chapter 11 – The Graveyard.
Complete all telephone calls for obtaining information
|Chapter 8, 9, and 12
This trophy requires you to interact with one of the phone in the house and make several calls to specific numbers listed in the piece of paper next to it. You won’t be able to dial all the numbers as soon as the telephone becomes available for use. Whenever you use the phone, it’s better to lie to obtain the information you need.
In Chapter 8, head downstairs. Then, as you approach the hallway, you should hear a telephone ring. Either head into the room with Martha’s coffin or go upstairs to pick it up and speak with the nanny. Then, interact with the phone again and call the Carabinieri and the Doctor. Speaking with the Doctor will trigger a new location for a new number, Giulia’s dad’s office. Go into Giulia’s dad’s office upstairs and read the letter on his desk to find number 1185. Use the phone next to Giulia’s room to dial 1185 and call the German Command in San Vincenzo a Torri. Now, head outside and enter the small church in the yard. Say your last good-bye to Martha and then interact with and read the letter on the cabinet opposite the coffin. This will reveal the number 6537, needed to call the cemetery. Head back inside and dial 6537 at the telephone.
In Chapter 9, go to either telephone and dial 6938 to call Don Attilio and choose Lapo when given the option. Then, head downstairs and grab the telegram from the front door’s mailbox. Now use the telephone in the living room and dial 0782 to call the asylum and ask for more information when prompted. Now go back upstairs when the power is out and call the Town Hall from the telephone in the living room (6822 > Ask About Admission > Request Information).
In Chapter 12, you will have to call Don Attilio again. If you’ve made all the other calls above, the trophy should unlock now.
Discover the house in the woods
|Chapter 9 – The White Lady
As early as Chapter 9, when making your way to the grave, make a stop at the tower in the woods. The exact location is in the screenshot below.
Read every newspaper edition
|Chapter 4, 6, 8, and 11
The newspaper will always be on the breakfast table next to the fireplace. Make sure you read each edition at the beginning of Chapter 4, 6, 8, and 11. You will unlock this trophy when you’ve read the newspaper edition from Chapter 11 – The Graveyard.
Observe any in-house object
|Chapter 2 – The Body
The first opportunity to do this is in Chapter 2. Once you’re in front of your sister’s coffin at the beginning of the Chapter, you’ll be able to start interacting with several items around the room. Some of these items have a dialog icon. One of them is the telegraph crate on the floor, left of the wooden piece of furniture with the radio on top. Simply interact with it with to unlock this trophy.
Take the first photo
|Chapter 4 – The Room
Unmissable, story-related. This trophy will unlock after the introductory tutorial to taking photos in the game.
Develop the first photo
|Chapter 4 – The Room
Unmissable, story-related. The first opportunity to do this is during Chapter 4 – The Room. At some point during the Chapter, Giulia will have to go downstairs into the darkroom to develop the photo of the bird she took outside.
To develop photos, you need to visit the darkroom. Go back inside and run along the hallway to enter the first room on the left. Continue downstairs and then inside the darkroom. In here you can develop your photos in a more simplified version than in real life.
First, approach the device by the two red bulbs and interact with it. Then, choose a photo you want to develop and then follow the on-screen prompts to customize your photo with the Enlarger. After that, you need to expose it. To achieve ideal exposure, take the paper out of the developer when the timer is in the green zone ( ). If you fail, you need to print the photo again. Once you’ve successfully developed it, this trophy will unlock. If you’d like, you can then add it to your album, but this is not necessary.
Dress in Martha’s clothes
|Chapter 4 – The Room
As soon as you’re able to control Giulia, approach the wardrobe by her bed and choose any one of Martha’s clothes to unlock this trophy.
Play the first puppet theatre sequence
|Chapter 11 – The Graveyard
Unmissable, story-related. For this trophy, you first need the key to Giulia’s room found upstairs. The key is a story-related unlock during Chapter 11. Once you have acquired the key, head upstairs to unlock the room and enter it. Inside you’ll find a small puppet theatre. Simply complete all of the sequences to unlock this trophy. It doesn’t matter what choices you make.
Enter the family crypt
|Chapter 11 – The Graveyard
Unmissable, story-related. This trophy unlocks upon entering the family crypt inside the graveyard as part of Chapter 11.
Play the second puppet theatre sequence
|Chapter 12 – Memories
Unmissable, story-related. This trophy will unlock upon playing the second puppet theatre sequence as part of Chapter 12.
Communicate with the White Lady
|Chapter 9 – The White Lady
Unmissable, story-related. This trophy will unlock upon completing the seance to speak with the White Lady as part of Chapter 9.
|The Hanged Man
Collect all camera accessories
|» Martha Is Dead – All Collectible Locations (Chapter by Chapter).
Even though you won’t have all Camera Accessories by then, this trophy can somehow unlock as early as Chapter 8 – The Burial provided you’ve collected every camera accessory throughout the previous chapters.
Fix the bike
|Chapter 4 – The Room
Once you go outside for the first time, you should see a bike on your right. This is Giulia’s bike and it can be used to reach locations faster. However, the back wheel is down and needs to be inflated. The pump is on one of the bikes inside. To reach it, go back inside and run along the hallway and then past the room with Martha’s coffin. In the next room, you should see two bikes on the wall. One of them has the pump. Grab it and go use it on the bike outside.
Alternatively, you can wait for Chapter 12 – Memories to do this. In Chapter 12, you’ll have to fix your bike in order to reach the nearby town anyway.
|The Wheels of Fortune
Carry out a divination every day
|Chapter 6 – The Woods
To be able to unlock this trophy, you first need to collect the tarot cards. These can be found as early as Chapter 6 – The Woods inside one of the drawers in a writing desk found upstairs in Giulia’s parents’ bedroom. Grab the deck and then interact with it in your inventory ( ). With the cards laid out in front of you, choose any 3 cards to carry out a divination (4 in Chapter 11 – The Graveyard). You can only do this once a day, so every time Giulia wakes up (aka a new Chapter starts), open the bag ( ) and then open up the deck in your inventory to carry out a new divination. If you’ve carried out all available divinations, this trophy should unlock after completing the one in Chapter 11 – The Graveyard.
Shoot 5 photos with no story link
|Chapter 4 – The Room
The first opportunity to do this is during Chapter 4. One of the Chapter’s assignments will be to develop a photo of a bird (unmissable, story-related). For this trophy, you need to take 5 different photos of anything that is not story-related (the game will tell you what is story-related when you point your camera at it). Before or after taking the photo of the bird, simply point your camera at your surroundings to shoot 5 different photos. Make sure the game doesn’t tell you that what you’re pointing your camera at is story-related before taking the photos.
Develop 10 photos with no story link
|Chapter 4 – The Room
The first opportunity to do this is during Chapter 4. One of the Chapter’s assignments will be to develop a photo of a bird (unmissable, story-related). For this trophy, you need to first take 10 different photos of anything that is not story-related (the game will tell you what is story-related when you point your camera at it) and then you need to successfully develop them in the darkroom. The best way to go about this trophy is take 10 different photos after taking the bird photo in Chapter 4 as you make your way to the darkroom downstairs.
To reach the darkroom, go inside the house and run along the hallway to enter the first room on the left. Continue downstairs and then inside the darkroom.
First, approach the device by the two red bulbs and interact with it. Then, choose a photo you want to develop and then follow the on-screen prompts to customize your photo with the Enlarger. After that, you need to expose it. To achieve ideal exposure, take the paper out of the developer when the timer is in the green zone ( ). If you fail, you need to print the photo again. Once you’ve successfully developed it, this trophy will unlock. If you’d like, you can then add it to your album. Repeat for the 10 photos you took before. You don’t have to keep the photos for the development to succeed, you can scrap them.
Complete the game’s story
|Unmissable, story-related. Complete the story of Martha Is Dead to unlock this trophy.|