Metal Gear Solid 1 (Master Collection) Trophy Roadmap
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 6-7/10 (depending on your prior knowledge)
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 30+ Hours (depending on your prior knowledge)
- Offline Trophies: 19 (1, 9, 3, 6)
- Online Trophies: None
- Number of missable trophies: 4 ( Decked Out, Dress For the Job, Elite, Ghostly Encounter)
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, need to Speedrun the game on Hard Difficulty for the Fox Rank
- Hardest Trophy: Elite (achieve Fox Rank)
- Minimum Playthroughs: 1 and a half minimum, but 3 recommended
- PS4/PS5 Autopop & Save Transfer: No
- PS4/PS5 Crossbuy: Yes
- Free-Roam / Level Select after Story?: No
- Supports Manual Saves?: Yes
- Release Date: October 24, 2023
Welcome to the Metal Gear Solid (PS4/PS5 Master Collection) Trophy Guide! For the first time ever, Metal Gear Solid has received a trophy list through the Master Collection on PS4 and PS5. The game is not a remaster of any kind, it is just a straight port of the PS1 version of the game, so do not set your hopes too high for updated graphics or better controls – you are playing a PS1 game with PS1 controls and outdated graphics. Nevertheless, the game is still a blast and an absolute classic in the stealth genre with a great story behind it.
What about the trophies? Well, it is definitely easier than MGS2 for sure, since MGS2 Big Boss Rank is notoriously unforgiving. In MGS1 you can make use of Stealth and Bandana and also take advantage of the option to download the Japanese Version of the game, which allows you to earn the Fox/Big Boss Rank on normal difficulty without having to play on hard difficulty (thus reducing the platinum difficulty overall).
Step 1 (OPTIONAL): Finish the game once to familiarize with it (skip to Step 2 if you know the game already and only care about the trophies)
Finish the game once in a language you understand if this is your very first time playing Metal Gear Solid. Why? The guide takes advantage of the Japanese version of the game and if you are not able to understand Japanese you will have serious trouble understanding what to do in the game. Many times you will be informed in dialogues what you are supposed to do, since some progression in the game is purposefully complicated. Sometimes you have to call a specific person, perform a specific action or backtrack to a certain location, which you will be informed about on the CODEC, but you will not be able to understand it if you don’t understand the language output. This will make you run around the map for ages not knowing what to do and would be frustrating, making your first playthrough less fun. If you already know the game inside out from PS1, you can ignore this step and continue with step 2 immediately.
Step 2: Download the Japanese Version of the game and finish it to obtain the Stealth Camouflage
When choosing the version of the game you can go to the Japanese Language which will direct you to the PS Store where you can download the Japanese Version of the game for free. Do this, since it will make your life easier with the platinum. You don’t need a Japanese PSN account for this, it will work regardless of what PSN Store region your account is and it’s for free. The Japanese Version does not require you to play on the Hard/Extreme Difficulty in order to unlock the Fox/Big Boss codename. Finish the game to unlock most of the trophies and during a torture sequence you can either give up or resist for a long time. Giving up will grant you the Stealth Camo at the end of the game, while resisting will grant you the Bandana for unlimited Ammo. Make a manual savefile after beating Sniper Wolf for the first time, since here you can decide if you want to tackle the Fox/Big Boss rank with just stealth or with both Stealth and Bandana.
IMPORTANT INFO: It is not MGS INTEGRAL! Integral is available from the start and you do not have to download it. You have to choose the main standard MGS game and there when it asks you which language you want, scroll down to japanese and download it there! MGS Integral released later and does not let you take advantage of easier difficulty for FOX rank.
Step 3 (OPTIONAL): Finish the game once more to unlock the Bandana (you can unlock it later as well, it depends on your confidence about the Fox Rank)
If you prefer not to tackle Fox codename with just stealth, do a New Game+ run with stealth and this time do the torture sequence till the end to unlock the Bandana at the end. Now you can tackle the Fox rank with both Bandana and Stealth Camo. If you decide to tackle it without the Bandana, skip to Step 4 and ignore Step 3. It comes down to personal preference and your prior knowledge of the game, spend some extra time to make it easier or save some time but have it be more difficult.
Step 4: Finish the game with Fox Rank
In order to finish the game with the Fox Rank you will have to do the following:
- Beat the game in 3 hours
- Beat the game with no continues
- Have no more than 4 alerts
- Have no more than 25 kills (Bosses do not count)
- Use no more than 1 Ration
- Save no more than 80 times (saving wastes time each time anyway)
Use stealth to breeze through the majority of the game and save before the bosses. Defeating a boss will replenish your health so you do not need to spend a Ration to heal. See the Elite Trophy for more tips.
Step 5 (OPTIONAL): Get the Bandana
If you didn’t get the Bandana before your Fox rank, simply reload the save you created after defeating Sniper Wolf and finish it from there with enduring the torture to get the Bandana. You can do it before or after your Fox rank, it just depends on your prior knowledge of the game.
Step 6: Finish all VR Missions
The only thing left to do is finish the VR Missions. There are 300 of them. Most of them are easy, some are tricky but it is just trial and error. Compared to MGS2 VR missions this is easier. Make sure to play the SPECIAL MISSIONS version of the game in order to unlock the trophy. Also for some reason the US-Version of the game is bugged out and will not ulock the trophy. You can, however, download the European version of the SPECIAL MISSIONS in the menu to avoid this.
Metal Gear Solid 1 (Master Collection) Trophy Guide
Other MGS Master Collection Guides:
Metal Gear 1 & 2 Trophy Guide & Roadmap
Collect all trophies
|Earn all other trophies to unlock Platinum.|
Begin a new game
|Simply start a new game playthrough and this will be your first trophy.|
|vs. Revolver Ocelot
Defeat Revolver Ocelot
|Automatic story unlock. Unlocked by defeating Revolver Ocelot boss.|
|vs. M1 Tank
Defeat the M1 Tank
|Automatic story unlock. Unlocked by defeating the M1 Tank boss.|
|Automatic story unlock. Unlocked by defeating the Ninja boss.|
|vs. Psycho Mantis
Defeat Psycho Mantis
|Automatic story unlock. Unlocked by defeating Psycho Mantis boss.|
|vs. Sniper Wolf
Defeat Sniper Wolf
|Automatic story unlock. Unlocked by defeating Sniper Wolf boss for the 1st time.|
|vs. Hind D
Defeat Hind D
|Automatic story unlock. Unlocked by defeating Hind D boss.|
|vs. Sniper Wolf (Rematch)
Prevail in the rematch against Sniper Wolf
|Automatic story unlock. Unlocked by defeating Sniper Wolf for the 2nd time.|
|vs. Vulcan Raven
Defeat Vulcan Raven
|Automatic story unlock. Unlocked by defeating Vulcan Raven boss.|
|vs. Metal Gear REX
Defeat Metal Gear REX
|Automatic story unlock. Unlocked by defeating Metal Gear REX boss.|
|vs. Liquid Snake
Defeat Liquid Snake
|Automatic story unlock. Unlocked by defeating Liquid Snake boss.|
Complete a VR training mission
|While choosing the game, select the VR Missions game and finish one of them.|
Read all the pages in the Screenplay Book
|In the main menu you can watch the Screenplay Book of the game. Do so to unlock the trophy.|
Obtain the bandana
Decked Out and Dress for the Job are 2 trophies that contradict each other. Earning one of them will make obtaining the other one impossible in the same playthrough. In order to obtain the bandana you will have to withstand all the torture sequences in which Ocelot tortures snake and then finish the game. You will be given the Bandana by Meryl towards the end of the game. To unlock the Stealth Camo you will have to give up during the torture and towards the end of the game you will receive the Stealth Camo from Otacon.
|Dress For the Job
Obtain the stealth camo
Decked Out and Dress for the Job are 2 trophies that contradict each other. Earning one of them will make obtaining the other one impossible in the same playthrough. In order to obtain the bandana you will have to withstand all the torture sequences in which Ocelot tortures snake and finish the game. You will be given the Bandana by Meryl towards the end of the game. To unlock the Stealth Camo you will have to give up during the torture and towards the end of the game you will receive the Stealth Camo from Otacon.
Obtain the Fox or Big Boss codename
In order to unlock the Fox or Big Boss codename you will have to fulfill the following requirements:
The difference between Fox and Big Boss rank is the difficulty you play on. They have the same requirements but Fox is awarded on Hard while Big Boss is awarded on Extreme. Playing on the Japanese version lets you play for the rank on a normal difficulty, so do it on the Japanese version for an easier time.
|Practice Makes Perfect
Complete all VR training missions
|Complete all VR missions in the VR mission game in the game selection. It is basically trial and error. Most of the challenges are easy, some are tricky but they are not as punishing as the VR missions in games like MGS2 or MG Rising. Those challenges test your knowledge of weapons and movement, sometimes they are like puzzles.
Make sure to play the SPECIAL MISSIONS version of the game in order to unlock the trophy. Also for some reason the US-Version of the game is bugged out and will not ulock the trophy. You can, however, download the European version of the SPECIAL MISSIONS in the menu to avoid this.
Exorcise a ghost photo
The trophy is technically missable. You can miss getting the camera in your first playthrough but you will be awarded the camera for finishing the game so you can easily get it in your second run as well.
You can unlock the camera as soon you get the Level 4 keycard but it is best to get it while you backtrack to the Tank Hangar B2 to get the Sniper Rifle. In B2 head back down to the room where you fought Ocelot and head down again through the hole in the wall you blasted to get in here in the first place. From here head right and blast another wall. There in one of the rooms in the corridor monitored by 2 turret cameras you can find your own camera. Now you have to take a picture of a ghost.
You can find MANY places of a ghost but you will not see them immediately. You will have to take the picture and then in the Main Menu of the game, go to Special -> Album and watch your pictures there. If you took a photo of a ghost you will see in the picture and there will be an option to exorcise it. A good spot for a picture is in the left bathroom next to the hallway that leads to Psycho Mantis room. In there take a picture of the wall where the guard is urinating. Take the picture from multiple angles since sometimes the game is not accepting the ghost picture properly.
Other MGS Master Collection Guides:
Metal Gear 1 & 2 Trophy Guide & Roadmap