Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Remake Trophy Roadmap
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 5-6/10
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 20-30 hours
- Offline Trophies: 38 (1, 5, 7, 25)
- Online Trophies: None
- Number of missable trophies: 2 (Dormin’s Rage, Seeking Salvation)
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes (Speed King, Speed Demon)
- Minimum Playthroughs: 5-6 + Time Attack on both Normal and Hard Mode
Welcome to the Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Remake Trophy Guide! The PS4 Remake of the all-time best PS2 classic. The gameplay hasn’t changed since the original release: you slay Colossi one after one to reach your final goal. An amazing experience for people who have never played the original, as well as for people who did. The updated graphics look amazing and the updated controls make the game even more fun than it was before. The trophy list is similar to the PS3 version of the game, with few exceptions. Unfortunately for people who don’t like playing the same game multiple times, you will have to finish the game probably 5 or 6 times in order to max out your stamina for a trophy. It is, however, worth mentioning that you can finish the game in about 2-3 hours on your new game + playthroughs, since you already know where to go and how to defeat the Colossi.
Step 1: First Playthough, Getting to Know the Game
On your first playthrough I would highly recommend just playing the game the way it was intended. Follow the light your sword emits in order to find the next Colossus you need to fight. Once you have finished all the fights, you should receive a whole bunch of the trophies in the game.
After defeating Colossus #15 (on your way to Colossus #16), you will be able to reach the last shrine location behind a locked gate that was previously inaccessible. Now is the time to get all shrines for trophy Seeking Salvation. Go any further and there won’t be a way to go back, thus missing the trophy. Just make a manual save after Colossus #15 and you’ll be safe.
After defeating the last Colossus you will have the chance to obtain the missable trophy Dormin’s Rage (more info below). Since you will be finishing the game multiple times, missing it isn’t a huge problem anyway.
If you have played the game before, you are experienced in it and you want to get the platinum as fast as possible, I recommend skipping Step 1 and going straight into Step 2.
Step 2: Hard Mode, Speedrun, Time Attacks
This time around you do not have to finish the game on Normal first. Hard Mode is available right from the start and if you want to get the platinum quickly, you should start on Hard Mode for a reason.
Speedrunning the game in 5:41 is way easier than it sounds. If you know where to go, you can finish the game easily under 3 hours. Once you have a Finished Game Savefile, load it and start again on hard to take care of all the Time Attacks. You can start new game + on normal and on hard, no matter which difficulty you finished the game on. Be sure to save after finishing one set of time trials and then reload the save while starting new game+ for the other set of items.
Step 3: Cleanup
With all the items you have unlocked in Time Attack, you can now breeze through the game in no time. The Queen’s Sword, you obtain on Time Attack Hard, destroys the Vital Point of a Colossus in one hit.
So finish the game until your stamina is maxed, collect fruits in the world using the fruit map, visit all shrines, etc. You do not have to collect all the fruits, just enough for your health to be maxed out. With full stamina you can climb the shrine and get your remaining trophies.
- Shadow of the Colossus Trophy Playlist (YouTube)
- Hard Time Attack Playlist (YouTube)
- All Shrine Locations
Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Remake Trophy Guide
|The Horned Boy
Acquired All Trophies
|Earn all other trophies in Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Remake to unlock platinum.|
Obtain All Time Attack Items Together as One Set
After finishing the game, you will be able to play the time attacks in New Game+. In order to do this, you will have to kneel down in front of one of the statues in the main shrine and pray. Finish all the Time Attacks on one difficulty, save your game manually and go back to the main menu. Start a New Game+ again and choose the other difficulty this time around (Normal if you chose Hard first, or the other way around). You will start New Game+ with all the objects you unlocked on the first difficulty you played. Finish the Trials again, this time on the other difficulty and you will get this trophy.
Check out the Hard Time Attack YouTube Playlist if you need help.
Max Out Wander’s Health and Stamina Bars
|In order to obtain this trophy you need to either defeat a lot of Colossi or collect fruits and lizard around the map. For health I would recommend collecting the fruits once and for lizard, it is definitely better to kill the Colossi if you are fast with them, which you should be after multiple playthroughs. It will take collecting all fruits once and beating the game around 5 times in order to max out the stats.|
Complete Hard Mode Under 5:41:28 s
|It might sound hard, but it definitely isn’t. You can finish the game in about 2 hours in-game time if you are really fast. It took me only 2:32 in-game to beat the game in New Game. The bosses can handle more damage and sometimes have new vital points. Check the Collosi trophies for more info on each one.
You can check your playtime by pressing the Options-Button and opening the Stats. You can earn this trophy in New Game+. You are also allowed to use the unlocks of Time Attacks from your previous playthrough(s), such as the Queen Sword that destroys all vital points in one hit (this is absolutely not needed but with it you can beat the game even more quickly). It’s best to skip all cutscenes, just to be safe. Because you have to beat the game 5-6 times to max out all your stats, you will get many attempts at this trophy along the way.
Defeat Colossus 8 Before it can Turn Back Over
I highly recommend doing this trophy in one of your NG+ runs, since it will be incredibly easy with the gear you unlocked through time attacks. You need to shoot him, while standing in the upper levels of the Colosseum to gain his attention. Once he notices you, he will start shooting at you and after that he will climb the Colosseum. Go down and shoot him from below (his shining legs), for him to drop on his back. You will now have time to attack his vital points. In new game you have to be super fast and almost perfect with your stabs. With your time attack gear you can destroy his vitals super fast so he won’t be able to get up in time.
|Resist the Wrist
Defeat Colossus 3 Without Breaking His Wrist guard
There are multiple ways to do this. One method is to use the sword jump method, which is harder in the PS4 version compared to the older ones. You need to have the boss use his long-range sword attack, climb on the sword and use the momentum to fly either on his stomach or his arm above the wrist. This is however much harder than the easy way for this trophy. Once again have him attack, but this time grab the sword on its edge. From the sword jump on his armor on his legs and from there, once he lowers his arm a bit, jump back to the arm above the wrist (all of this has to happen very quickly in one constant motion). Continue with destroying his vitals as usual for the trophy. Be sure, however, for the boss to not hit the metal ring in the middle of the arena or his wrist will break.
|Reach the Gate
Cross the Bridge to the Entrance of the Forbidden Lands
For this trophy you will have to climb on top of the shrine and run to the very end of the bridge there. In order to be able to climb the bridge, your stamina has to be almost maxed out.
|Last Man Standing
Complete a Single Playthrough Without Dying Once
|Self-explanatory. If you are not able to get this in your first run, you can get it in NG+ much easier, since you will have more life. The game isn’t particularly long or hard, so it shouldn’t be a big problem.|
|Bearer of the Curse
Complete the Game on any Difficulty
|Self-explanatory. Simply beat the game on any difficulty.|
Use Dormin’s Breath Attack
|After defeating all the Colossi, you will enter a scene in which Wander turns into Dormin. Once you control Dormin simply press to perform his fire breath.|
Pray at All Shrines
|There are 25 shrines in the game. You will have to press in order to kneel down and pray in front all of them.
The last shrine is only available after beating Colossus #15. On your way to Colossus #16 you will have to light your sword to open a locked gate (normal story path, unmissable). Behind the gate is a shrine that was previously inaccessible. Now is the time to go around the map and get all remaining shrines. Go any further and there won’t be a way to go back, thus missing the trophy. Just make a manual save after Colossus #15 and you’ll be safe.
Below is a map of all Shrine Locations (the yellow icons):
Perform All Stunts With Agro
While riding Agro (your horse), perform the following moves:
|Fruit of the Garden
Taste the Poisoned Fruit
You will have to climb the tower with almost max stamina and visit the garden you saw in the end credits. There you have to shoot a fruit from a tree with your bow and eat it. You should know, however, that eating the fruit will take a part of your stamina and life.
|Sword of Her Majesty
Defeat any Colossus with Queen Sword
|You unlock the Queen Sword by beating all 16 Colossi on Hard Time Attack. This Sword is very powerful and lets you destroy the vitals in one shot.|
|Paint the Target
Use the Sword to Focus on a Vital Point
|Hold R1 while fighting a Colossus and aim your sword towards a Vital Point to get this trophy.|
|Fruit of the Land
Eat a Piece of Fruit
|Fruit trees are scattered all around the world. Simply shoot down a fruit with your bow and eat it.|
Defeat a Colossus with a Downward Jump Stab
|Once a Colossus is low on life, jump and hold and to perform a jump stab on his Vital Point.|
|The Past that Defines Thee
Defeat any Colossi While in Reminiscence Mode
|Once you defeat a Colossus, you can go back to where you fought them. While standing next to the remains of a Colossus press to pray and you will enter the fight with it again. Defeat the Colossus a second time for the trophy.|
Collect a Silver Lizard Tail
|Silver Lizards are scattered all around the world, the easiest place to find one is ANY of the shrines you come across the land. Every shrine has at least one lizard running around. Shoot it with your bow and eat the tail.|
|Animals of the Land
Interact with a Dove, Hawk, Fish and Turtle
You have to grab the animals with to interact with them or just trip on it (turtle).
|Boon of the Nomad
Find Barrel in Hidden Cave
You can find the hidden barrel right at the very start of the game (you can go at any point in the game, whenever you want). From the shrine in the center of the map, head to the south-west into the woods area. Ride your horse and just keep Triangle-Button pressed to make it follow the road until you get to a broken tree blocking the middle of the road and a puddle of water under it. Behind the tree you can go down into a cave that has the hidden barrel.
Alternatively, you can also get it on the way to Colossus 6 and 13. When you cross the dense forest, on the second crossroad, instead of going right to the Colossi, turn left and near the exit of the forest you can find the cave with the barrel in it.
|Trick Arrow Skills
Shoot a Lizard with a Special Arrow
|You unlock special arrows through Time Attacks. Simply use it to kill a lizard.|
|Valley of the Wanderer
Defeat the 1st Colossus
|Valus, the first Colossus is defeated by destroying his Vital Point on top of his head. In order to get there, stab his left leg and use the opportunity to climb on his back, straight to the head.
HARD MODE CHANGES: Additional Vital Point on his right arm.
Defeat the 2nd Colossus
|Quadratus is defeated by destroying his Vital Points on his head and his rear end. Wait for him to raise his legs and shoot the bottom of his feet with your bow for him to go on his knee. Use his lowered leg to climb him.
HARD MODE CHANGES: Additional Vital Point on his left stomach area.
|Wake the Knight
Defeat the 3rd Colossus
|Gaius is defeated by destroying his Vital Points on his head and his stomach. In order to reach them, have Gaius use his long-range sword attack on the metal ring in the middle of the area. This will destroy his wrist and give you an opportunity to climb on his arm.
HARD MODE CHANGES: Additional Vital Point on his left biceps.
|Land of the Gravestones
Defeat the 4th Colossus
|Phaedra is defeated by destroying its Vital Point on its head. Have Phaedra follow you around and let it see you enter the tunnel area in the arena. Run through the tunnel to the other end and wait for the Colossus to lower its head to check the tunnel for your presence. While Phaedra lowers its head you can climb on it using its tail. Once on top of it, stab its neck to reach its head.
HARD MODE CHANGES: Additional Vital Points on both its shoulders.
|Riding the Wind
Defeat the 5th Colossus
|Jump into the water and swim to the three platforms you will see in the water. While standing on the platform (middle one is the best), shoot an arrow at Avion to turn it aggressive. It will fly towards you, so jump straight up while it gets close to grab on its wing. Destroy Vital Points on both his wings and end of his tail.|
|Tomb of the Giant
Defeat the 6th Colossus
|Barba is defeated by destroying his Vital Points on his head and his back (his left side). When the fights starts, run and climb your way to the end of the area and hide behind the pillars there. Either whistle or shoot an arrow at him. At some point he will lower his head to look for you, so use this opportunity to climb on his beard. From there you can reach all his Vitals.
HARD MODE CHANGES: Additional Vital Point near on his left hand.
|Waves of Lightning
Defeat the 7th Colossus
|Hydrus will be swimming around the lake. Swim for a while near him and he will notice you. He will start swimming up and at the end of his movement you will be able to grab his tail. Stab the areas behind his electric stings to disable them. Make your way toward his head to find his Vital Point. You will have defeat the process of grabbing his tail at least twice.|
|Scaler of the Colosseum
Defeat the 8th Colossus
|Kuromori will crawl around the lower part of the Colosseum. You need to shoot him, while standing in the upper levels of the Colosseum to gain his attention. Once he notices you, he will start shooting at you and after that he will climb the Colosseum. Go down and shoot him from below (his shining legs), for him to drop on his back. You will now have time to attack his vital points.|
|Lurker of the Cave
Defeat the 9th Colossus
|You need to lure Basaran onto one of the geysers in the area, so the water hits his belly. This will show his weak spots on his feet. Shoot both of them for him to flip on his back and use his leg to climb on top of it. While luring it to geysers, watch out for his high damage projectiles. His Vital Point is on his head.|
|Mystery in the Sand
Defeat the 10th Colossus
|Dirge will follow you around the arena. While riding Agro try to keep a steady pace and ride a few meters in front of him. When his head appears out of the sand, shoot his eye (one of them) with your bow. This will trigger him to hit a wall with his head. Then you can climb on his back and destroy one of his Vitals. Repeat the process twice.|
|Guardian and the Pit
Defeat the 11th Colossus
|Celosia is very afraid of fire. Climb on of the 4 columns there and have him hit it. This will drop a piece of wood. Pick it up with and set it on fire using the fireplaces on the columns. With the torch in your hand, he will walk away from you toward the edge or the arena, where he will drop. From there drop on his back to destroy his Vital. If he manages to throw you of his back, head back to the column area to jump on his back again.|
|Thunder of the Lake
Defeat the 12th Colossus
|Swim around Pelagia to get on his back. Climb on his head and use the 3 crown pieces to have him walk in the direction you hit (left piece for left, right for right, middle for straight). Navigate him toward one of the 3 pedestals there and jump on it from his head. Hide behind the platform there and he will first shoot you and then place his hands on the pedestal showing his belly. Jump on it where its Vital Point is. You will have to repeat the process at least one more time.|
|Signs amidst the Storm
Defeat the 13th Colossus
|Phalanx is the biggest Colossus in the game. You will have to use Agro for this one again. Follow him and shoot the bags on his bottom part for it to lower itself. Jump on his wings while galloping on Agro and destroy his 3 Vitals on his back. You will probably have to repeat the process once or twice.|
|Shield of the Colossus
Defeat the 14th Colossus
|Run away from Cenobia climbing on the broken pillar next to you and follow the climbing path, from one pillar to another. He will hit each pillar and once you shoot him with your arrows, he will hit it again for it to crumble. Follow the path until you see a cutscene where a big wall collapses. Climb back on the ledge you came from at the beginning of the area and shoot him again for it to destroy it and reveal his Vital on his back. Place yourself on a collapsed pillar each time for him to headbutt it and be stunned for a brief moment.|
|Valley of the Fallen
Defeat the 15th Colossus
|In the area you can see ledges which are too high for you to reach, so you will have to be smart to get up there. Use Argus to your advantage. Place yourself near a ledge with stairs on top of it and have him stomp on it to raise it a bit, high enough for you to reach the ledge. While there, shoot him a bit and he will use his sword to hit you, destroying some platforms for you to climb even higher. From the bridge shoot him again. He will destroy the bridge, so better stay at the very end of it. He will then walk under the bridge and you can jump on its head, where his first Vital Point is. From head, climb on his sword hand and stab his elbow area. He will drop the sword. From there, either drop straight to his hand or to the ground. On the ground have him attack you with his right hand and grab his palm where his 2nd Vital is.
HARD MODE CHANGES: Additional Vital Point on his heart.
|Last of the Colossus
Defeat the 16th Colossus
|Malus fight starts with you far away from it. Use the cover in the area for him to not hit you with his projectiles. Run from cover to cover and use the tunnel system to get under him at the end. Climb up until you reach his back to stab him there. From his back, jump on his hand. Climb to the back of his hand, stab it so he stops moving for a moment and get to his biceps. Stab it again and jump onto his other hand. Stab the back of his hand again to have a moment to switch to your bow, which you use to shoot his shoulder area. Jump onto his shoulder and from there make your way to his head to destroy his only Vital Point and to defeat the last Colossus in the game.|